MusicBrainz Web Service wrapper Travis CI

Ruby Version


Ruby version 1.9+ required. No support for 1.8.7 anymore, if you still on 1.8 consider using gem version 0.5.2 and bundle it like this:

gem 'musicbrainz', '0.5.2'


gem install musicbrainz

or add this line to your Gemfile ruby gem 'musicbrainz'


MusicBrainz.configure do |c|
  # Application identity (required)
  c.app_name = "My Music App"
  c.app_version = "1.0" = ""

  # Cache config (optional)
  c.cache_path = "/tmp/musicbrainz-cache"
  c.perform_caching = true

  # Querying config (optional)
  c.query_interval = 1.2 # seconds
  c.tries_limit = 2


require 'musicbrainz'

# Search for artists
@suggestions ="Jet")

# Find artist by name or mbid
@foo_fighters = MusicBrainz::Artist.find_by_name("Foo Fighters")
@kasabian = MusicBrainz::Artist.find("69b39eab-6577-46a4-a9f5-817839092033")

# Use them like ActiveRecord models
@empire_tracks = @kasabian.release_groups[8].releases.first.tracks


MusicBrainz::Artist ```ruby

Class Methods:

MusicBrainz::Artist.find(id) MusicBrainz::Artist.find_by_name(name) MusicBrainz::Artist.discography(id)

Instance Methods:



{ :id => String, :type => String, :name => String, :country => String, :date_begin => Date, :date_end => Date, :urls => Hash } ```

MusicBrainz::ReleaseGroup ```ruby

Class Methods

MusicBrainz::ReleaseGroup.find(id) MusicBrainz::ReleaseGroup.find_by_artist_and_title(artist_name, title, 'Album') # 3rd arg optional, title), title, 'Album') # 3rd arg optional

Instance Methods



{ :id => String, :type => String, :title => String, :desc => String, :first_release_date => Date, :urls => Hash } ```

MusicBrainz::Release ```ruby

Class Methods


Instance Methods



{ :id => String, :type => String, :title => String, :status => String, :format => String, :date => Date, :country => String, :asin => String, :barcode => String, :quality => String } ```

MusicBrainz::Track ```ruby

Class Methods

MusicBrainz::Track.find(id), track_name)


{ :position => Integer, :recording_id => String, :title => String, :length => Integer } ```


bundle exec rspec

Debug console

bundle exec irb -r musicbrainz


  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
  • Fork the project
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch (IMPORTANT)
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.


Copyright (c) 2014 Gregory Eremin. See LICENSE for further details.