What ArtistInfo Depends On
ArtistInfo is collecting information on albums and artists from the data sources listed below. They are available as Web Services and are providing open protocols (search API's, SPARQL request calls) to access their databases. ArtistInfo receives requested data in XML or JSON format and maps the different sources to an aggregated model of artist, instrument, band, genre, album, and song elements. Additionally ArtistInfo does access its own database run as Metason Web Service and which is mainly fed by a database dump from Discogs.
Additionally to the formal data model ArtistInfo is referencing media such as images, audio and video available on the Web. ArtistInfo is presenting these artist-specific media "as is" in an embedded Web browser.
ArtistInfo works as an add-on to existing audio players which are running as separate applications. ArtistInfo is synchronizing to music that is playing in iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify.