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Rhymba v3.6 Documentation


The following properties are available for $select and other operations when querying the Artists() collection.

Field Name Type Description Example
catalog_update datetime The date of a catalog update for the artist. 2019-07-02T00:00:00
description string Bio for this artist. This data is sourced from Rovi and other sources, and may not be available, or, may be quite lengthy; you should only request this when you really need it for your UX. "Embodying the rags-to-riches rap dream, Jay-Z pulled himself up by his bootstraps as a youth to eventually become the reigning rapper of New York City and, in turn, a major-label executive following his short-lived retirement from music-making."
genres string[] Musical genres associated with this artist, where available
"genres": [
"Gangsta Rap"
id integer The unique id of the artist returned. 75397
influences string[] Names of artists that influenced this artist. This data is sourced from Rovi, where available.
"influences": [
"Main Source",
"Slick Rick"
language string Language of the description we have received for this artist from Rovi "en"
media_genres Genre[] Requires expansion. Musical genres associated with this artist's media. This differes from genres in that media_genres is compiled by VL Groupbased on how the artist's content is tagged vs. metadata sent to us by the content providers to describe the artist's genre, and as such media_genres tends to be more correct.
"media_genres": [
"name": "Children's Music",
"id": 13
"name": "Classical",
"id": 18

media_providers Provider[] An array containing a list of providers associated with the artist.
"media_providers": [
"name": "EMI",
"id": 2
"name": "UMG",
"id": 5
name string The name of the artist. "Jay-Z"
plain_text_name string The name of the artist, stripped of things like accents, graves, and other non-ISO-8859-8 characters, with other characters replaced by letters*. Ke$ha becomes Kesha & P!nk becomes Pink
score decimal Score this item received if it was returned as a search result. 9.942554

* These will not be replaced under certain circumstances, such as if the character is the last in the name.

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