nodecogs

A Discogs API v2.0 client

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Discogs API v2.0 Client

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Nodecogs is a thin wrapper that gives you access to the Discogs API (Version 2.0).

Example Usage

Nodecogs asks that you identifying your application so be sure to set the userAgent. You are strongly encouraged to follow the conventions of RFC 1945

var NC = require('nodecogs');

// Initialize Nodecogs
var nc = new NC({userAgent:'my-awesome-app/0.0.1 ( http://my-awesome-app.com )'});

Setting a custom host, basePath and defaultPerPage (if not set, the defaultPerPage is 50);

var nc = new NC({host:'localhost', basePath:'/path/to/data/', defaultPerPage:100});

Resources

There are three main resources: Database, Marketplace and User. The current version of Nodecogs only supports the Database resource.

Database Resource

The Database resouce contains six resources:

  1. Artist
  2. Release
  3. Master
  4. Label
  5. Image
  6. Search

Artists

The artist resource represents a person in the Discogs database who contributed to a Release in some capacity.

nc.artist(1602787, function(err, response){
    console.log(response);
});

Returns a list of Releases and Masters associated with the artist. Accepts Pagination parameters.

nc.artistReleases(1602787, {page:2, per_page:10}, function(err, response){
    console.log(response);
});

If you do not include the pagination perameters, the page is 1 and the per_page is 50.

nc.artistReleases(1602787, function(err, response){
    console.log(response);
});

Release

The release resource represents a particular physical or digital object released by one or more Artists.

Look up a release:

nc.release(2113771, function(err, response){
    console.log(response);
});

Master

The master resource represents a set of similar Releases. Masters (also known as “master releases”) have a “main release” which is often the chronologically earliest.

nc.master(220990, function(err, response){
    console.log(response);
});

Retrieves a list of all Releases that are versions of this master. Accepts Pagination parameters.

nc.masterVersions(220990, function(err, response){
    console.log(response);
});

Label

The label resource represents a label, company, recording studio, location, or other entity involved with Artists and Releases. Labels were recently expanded in scope to include things that aren’t labels – the name is an artifact of this history.

nc.label(22532, function(err, response){
    console.log(response);
});

Returns a list of Releases associated with the label. Accepts Pagination parameters.

nc.labelReleases(22532, function(err, response){
    console.log(response);
});

Image

The Image resource represents a user-contributed image of a database object, such as Artists or Releases.

nc.image('A-1602787-1368176977-5588.jpeg', function(err, response){
    console.log(response);

    // "contentType": "image/jpeg",
    // "rateLimit": {
    //     "limit": "1000",
    //     "remaining": "955",
    //     "reset": "81631",
    //     "type": "image"
    // },
    // "image" : ... // Binary data
});

The Search resource lists objects in the database that meet the criteria you specify.

nc.search({type:'release', country:'UK', page:2, per_page:3}, function(err, response){
    console.log(response);
});

Take into the power of Lucene search by using the q parameter.

nc.search({type:'release', q:'artist:t??l OR artist:afx AND -year:1997'}, function(err, response){
    console.log(response);
});

todo

  • Rate limits
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