We’ve been working with our friends at Yahoo! Developer Network to make accessing the Music API simpler and easier to use with other services. We’re happy to announce the availability of our Music services within the Yahoo! Query Language environment (YQL).
The YQL platform provides a single endpoint service that enables developers to query, filter and combine data across Yahoo! and the rest of the Web. YQL exposes a SQL-like SELECT syntax that is both familiar to developers and expressive enough for getting the right data. For example, you can search for an artist to use in mashups with other services (warning, small bits of tech speak ahead):
select * from music.artist.search where keyword=”Coldplay”;
If you head over to the YQL Console, click on the data tables module in the right panel, you can begin to play around with the available music tables. You can even create your own tables to share with the larger community.
Many other cool things in the latest release of YQL. You can find out all the juicy details on the YQL team blog.