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Jamendo API client

jamendo is a simple Jamendo API javascript wrapper.

It only makes HTTP requests with the well known request module.

All methods described at are supported.

Dependencies NPM version


$ npm install jamendo


var Jamendo = require('jamendo');
var jamendo = new Jamendo({ ... });
jamendo.albums({ id: 33 }, function(error, data){
{ id: '33',
  name: 'Simple Exercice',
  releasedate: '2004-12-28',
  artist_id: '5',
  artist_name: 'Both',
  image: '',
  zip: ''

As methods return a request object, they are streamable.

// write the track #245 in mp3 on disk 
jamendo.tracks_file({ id: 245 }).pipe(fs.createWriteStream('Both - J.E.T. Apostrophe A.I.M.E.mp3'));

Supported methods and workflows

All read methods are supported, see

Write methods are supported, but this library WILL NOT HANDLE OAUTH2 for you.

You have to handle oAuth2 workflows by yourself.

That said, some methods can help:

jamendo.authorize({}, function(error, login_url){
  // redirect yourself the user to login_url ... 
  // once your application is accepted, he will be redirected  
  // with an authorization_code, valid for 30 seconds 
jamendo.grant({ code: 'mysupergreatauthcode' }, function(error, oauth_data){
  /* oauth_data == {
    access_token: 'c2839ba71a1e457e51e9c0d0f12345723e92b1865',
    refresh_token: '46f3fbc0e3fe7627503e3b12345c1e36ca92388b',
    expires_in: 7200,
    token_type: 'bearer',
    scope: 'music'

Once you have these oauth details, you can use write methods.

  access_token: 'c2839ba71a1e457e51e9c0d0f12345723e92b1865',
  artist_id: 5
}, function(error, error_message, warnings){
  // you are now a fan of the artist Both 

Syntax sugar

Jamendo API uses specific formats for some parameters. This wrapper library will take care of formatting for you.

Lists can be specified as arrays, so

jamendo.albums({ id: [ 33, 888 ] }, ... 
// is the same as 
jamendo.albums({ id: '33,888' }, ... // api required syntax 

datebetween parameter can be specified as arrays containing two bounds (as timestamps or Date objects), so

jamendo.tracks({ datebetween: [ 449921044 * 1000, '2011-10-10' ] }, ... 
// is the same as 
jamendo.tracks({ datebetween: [ new Date('1984-04-04'), '2011-10-10' ] }, ... 
// is the same as 
jamendo.tracks({ datebetween: '1984-04-04_2011-10-10' ] }, ... // api required syntax 

Default values will be explicited, according to current API defaults, so

jamendo.artists({ }, ... 
// is the same as 
jamendo.artists({ offset: 0, limit: 10, format: 'json' }, ... 

Run tests

$ npm test

Write methods will be tested if you set a valid authorization code in the AUTHORIZATION_CODE environement variable.

$ AUTHORIZATION_CODE=1234567890987654321 npm test

Run Grunt (jslint, docs)

$ grunt

Constructor settings

You can set following options in the settings parameter

var jamendo = new Jamendo({
  client_id : 'no default',     // Specify your client_id 
                                // see 
  protocol  : 'http',           // HTTP protocol to use, http or https 
  version   : 'v3.0',           // Use the specified API version 
  debug     : false             // Print the whole response object and body in the console 
  rejectUnauthorized: false     // Ignore SSL certificates issues 
                                // see TLS options 


API documentation is built by grunt and stored in the public/docs directory




All comments, patchs and pull requests are welcome, but please ensure you ran grunt without warnings before creating a pull request.


Maintainer @vincent (me duh!) was a Jamendo developper for about 4 years and still have relationships with Jamendo staff.