From OpenHatch wiki

Use the EchoNest API to learn about and practice lists and functions in Python. EchoNest is a service that provides all sorts of information about musical artists and their work.


See the setup instructions from the Boston Python Workshop.

Download the pyechonest module and install it (XXX add full directions per platform).

Register for an API Key for EchoNest.


  • Have fun playing with data from EchoNest
  • See how easy it is to programmatically gather data from websites that have APIs.
  • Get experience using lists in python.
  • Get experience calling functions, and getting data back from functions, in python.