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5. AppleScript for iTunes > 79. AMG EZ Search

AMG EZ Search

Use info from the selected or playing track to search the All Music Guide web site.

You’re tapping your toes to an iTunes song when suddenly you realize you need to know more information. This AppleScript hack puts artist and album information one click away by sending data on the song you are listening to the venerable music information site, All Music Guide (AMG) at http://www.allmusic.com, via Safari.

The Code

This script gets the name, artist,and albumproperties of the selected or playing iTunes track and then asks the user to select one of the properties to use as the basis of a search of the AMG. The script then creates a search URL, which it sends to the Safari browser to open:


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