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Scrape an artist from SoundCloud

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**SoundScrape** makes it super easy to download artists from SoundCloud (and Bandcamp and MixCloud) - even those which don't have download links! It automatically creates ID3 tags as well (including album art), which is handy.

Usage
---------

First, install it:

```bash
pip install soundscrape
```

Note that if you are having problems, please first try updating to the latest version:

```bash
pip install soundscrape --upgrade
```

Then, just call soundscrape and the name of the artist you want to scrape:

```bash
soundscrape rabbit-i-am
```

And you're done! Hooray! Files are stored as mp3s in the format **Artist name - Track title.mp3**.

You can also use the *-n* argument to only download a certain number of songs.

```bash
soundscrape rabbit-i-am -n 3
```

Sets
-------

Soundscrape can also download sets, but you have to include the full URL of the set you want to download:

```bash
soundscrape https://soundcloud.com/vsauce-awesome/sets/awesome
```

Groups
--------

Soundscrape can also download tracks from SoundCloud groups with the *-g* argument.

```bash
soundscrape chopped-and-screwed -gn 2
```

Tracks
--------

Soundscrape can also download specific tracks with *-t*:

```bash
soundscrape foolsgoldrecs -t danny-brown-dip
```

or with just the straight URL:

```bash
soundscrape https://soundcloud.com/foolsgoldrecs/danny-brown-dip
```

Likes
--------

Soundscrape can also download all of an Artist's Liked items with *-l*:

```bash
soundscrape troyboi -l
```

or with just the straight URL:

```bash
soundscrape https://soundcloud.com/troyboi/likes
```

High-Quality Downloads Only
--------

By default, SoundScrape will try to rip everything it can. However, if you only want to download tracks that have an official download available (which are typically at a higher-quality 320kbps bitrate), you can use the *-d* argument.

```bash
soundscrape sly-dogg -d
```

Keep Preview Tracks
--------

By default, SoundScrape will skip the 30-second preview tracks that SoundCloud now provides. You can choose to keep these preview snippets with the *-k* argument.

```bash
soundscrape chromeo -k
```

Folders
--------

By default, SoundScrape aims to act like _wget_, downloading in place in the current directory. With the *-f* argument, however, SoundScrape acts more like a download manager and sorts songs into the following format:

```
./ARTIST_NAME - ALBUM_NAME/SONG_NUMBER - SONG_TITLE.mp3
```

It will also skip previously downloaded tracks.

```bash
soundscrape murdercitydevils -f
```

Bandcamp
--------

SoundScrape can also pull down albums from Bandcamp. For Bandcamp pages, use the *-b* argument along with an artist's username or a specific URL. It only downloads one album at a time. This works with all of the other arguments, except *-d* as Bandcamp streams only come at one bitrate, as far as I can tell.

Note: Currently, when using the *-n* argument, the limit is evaluated for each album separately.

```bash
soundscrape warsaw -b -f
```

This also works for non-Bandcamp URLs that are hosted on Bandcamp:

```bash
soundscrape -b http://music.monstercat.com/
```

Note that the full URL must be included.

Mixcloud
--------

SoundScrape can also grab mixes from Mixcloud. This feature is extremely expermental and is in no way guaranteed to work!

Finds the original mp3 of a mix and grabs that (with tags and album art) if it can, or else just gets the raw m4a stream.

Mixcloud currently only takes an invidiual mix. Capacity for a whole artist's profile due shortly.

```bash
soundscrape https://www.mixcloud.com/corenewsuploads/flume-essential-mix-2015-10-03/ -of
```

Audiomack
--------

Just for fun, SoundScrape can also download individual songs from Audiomack. Not that you'd ever want to.

```bash
soundscrape -a http://www.audiomack.com/song/bottomfeedermusic/top-shottas
```

MusicBed
--------

For some strange reason, it also works for MusicBed.com. Thanks @brachna for this feature.

```bash
soundscrape https://www.musicbed.com/albums/be-still/2828
```

Opening Files
--------

As a convenience method, SoundScrape can automatically _'open'_ files that it downloads. This uses your system's 'open' command for file associations.

```bash
soundscrape lorn -of
```

Issues
-------

There's probably a lot more that can be done to improve this. Please file issues if you find them!

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