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Python interface to The Echo Nest APIs.

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Welcome to pyechonest, a python wrapper around the Echo Nest API (v4).

This client library should allow you to get started using the Echo Nest API quickly and easily. The only requirement is a developer API key, which you can get for free from

For documentation questions, please refer to the official api docs, which are available at

IMPORTANT: You must let pyechonest know about your API key before you use it. There are two ways to let pyechonest know about your API key:

  1. Set the variable ECHO_NEST_API_KEY in your environment to your key.

    (bourne-like shells) $ export ECHO_NEST_API_KEY=YOUR_API_KEY (c-like shells) $ setenv ECHO_NEST_API_KEY YOUR_API_KEY

  2. In Python, do this:
    >>> from pyechonest import config
Search for artist:
>>> from pyechonest import artist
>>> weezer_results ='weezer')
>>> weezer = weezer_results[0]
>>> weezer_blogs = weezer.blogs
>>> print 'Blogs about weezer:', [blog.get('url') for blog in weezer_blogs]
Get an artist by name:
>>> from pyechonest import artist
>>> a = artist.Artist('lady gaga')
>>> print
Get an artist from their Musicbrainz ID:
>>> from pyechonest import artist
>>> a = artist.Artist('musicbrainz:artist:a74b1b7f-71a5-4011-9441-d0b5e4122711')
>>> print
Get the top hottt artists:
>>> from pyechonest import artist
>>> for hottt_artist in artist.top_hottt():
>>>     print, hottt_artist.hotttnesss
Search for songs:
>>> from pyechonest import song
>>> rkp_results ='radiohead', title='karma police')
>>> karma_police = rkp_results[0]
>>> print karma_police.artist_location
>>> print 'tempo:',karma_police.audio_summary['tempo'],'duration:',karma_police.audio_summary['duration']
Get a song’s audio_url and analysis_url:
>>> from pyechonest import song
>>> wn_results ='the national - wasp nest', buckets=['id:7digital'], limit=True)
>>> wasp_nest = wn_results[0]
>>> wn_tracks = wasp_nest.get_tracks('7digital')
>>> print wn_tracks[0].get('preview_url')

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