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4. iTunes > 71. Get at iTunes Music Store Metadata

Get at iTunes Music Store Metadata

Take a peek at the iTunes Music Store metadata and use the metadata for your own web applications.

Apple’s iTunes Music Store (iTMS) is more than just a place to buy DRM-restricted songs for $0.99 apiece; it is also a massive audio information repository. This searchable database contains loads of valuable metadata about each song track and album—song and album name, publication date, and record label, to name but a few—not to mention a free 30-second preview for each track and a thumbnail image of each CD cover. Of course, a major limitation is that to search this trove of information you need the iTunes application, which means you need to be sitting in front of a Mac OS X or Windows 2000/XP machine. Here are just some of the possible actions that this limitation precludes:


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