I just noticed today that not only do iTunes album URLs automatically redirect to the Apple Music web player, iTunes artist URLs do as well. @atj, I highly suggest you update your instance of a-tisket to generate the new URL format for both artists and releases.
For those who are concerned about indicating that a release is available in the iTunes Store in light of this change, I’ve introduced this:
See some earlier posts in this thread. We suspect the IP address tied to @marlonob’s instance of a-tisket has been blacklisted from querying the iTunes API.
You’re best off using @atj’s instance instead.
Well done @Chilkara, you broke it! I’ll see if I can work out what’s going on…
Edit This is fixed now. iTunes was causing the error due to the the API response containing 2 music videos, which broke some assumptions about the ordering of items in the response. I believe this will also fix an issue reported by @Fabe56 over a year ago!
For the moment at least, it appears that Apple is finally adding UPCs in the “view source”.
Right click on the iTunes/Apple Music page and click on view source and search for “UPC”. Also, you can find the label there as well by searching on “recordlabel”.
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On another note, I’ll be developing a TIDAL/Spotify track-credit (producers, writers, instruments, etc) import tool in a few weeks as part of a school project. I may be able to help implement TIDAL API into a-tisket after I’ve gotten some experience with it.
I’m wary of using track credits from digital releases. I’ve seen a lot of questionable ones, like 1) big name producers on tracks that were originally self-released 2) lyricists on instrumentals and 3) backing vocalists who have a suspiciously similar name to the lead singer but are considered a separate person.
I’d double check with this site. They give the actual labels themselves as the source for data and many releases even have barcodes (not all, and don’t trust the links to the digital media sites there at all) & cat #. Many of these releases that aren’t available in countries, i.e. “countries excluded” by the 3 digital sites given by a-tisket, are actually on the list of available countries there. Not sure if there is a way to import the data there as an add-on to a-tisket, but I would check the “excluded list” to see if we can clear out what is excluded to make some of these releases Worldwide, because the label says they are released there, but they must be just on another service than the big 3.
The example I’m thinking of (See It Like Sutherland [1, 2, 3]) isn’t a karaoke track, it’s just the label being sloppy and referring to the band members as both composer and lyricist when writer would be more appropriate if they’re not sure who did what.