This article describes what types of data and audio descriptors are fetched by the Metadata Collector on Spotify for your artists, albums and your tracks.

ARTISTS

Followers Count

The total number of followers of the artist.

Genres

A list of the genres the resource is associated with. For example: "Prog Rock" , "Post-Grunge".

ID

The Spotify ID of the resource.

Popularity

The popularity of the resource. The value will be between 0 and 100, with 100 being the most popular.

URL

A link to the Web endpoint of the resource.
 

ALBUMS

Album Type

The type of the album: one of "album" , "single" , or "compilation".

ID

The Spotify ID of the resource.

Popularity

The popularity of the resource. The value will be between 0 and 100, with 100 being the most popular.

Release Date

The date the album was first released, for example "1981-12-15". Depending on the precision, it might be shown as "1981" or "1981-12".

URL

A link to the Web endpoint of the resource.

 

TRACKS

Acousticness

A confidence measure from 0.0 to 1.0 of whether the track is acoustic. 1.0 represents high confidence the track is acoustic.

Danceability

Danceability describes how suitable a track is for dancing based on a combination of musical elements including tempo, rhythm stability, beat strength, and overall regularity. A value of 0.0 is least danceable and 1.0 is most danceable.

Energy

Energy is a measure from 0.0 to 1.0 and represents a perceptual measure of intensity and activity. Typically, energetic tracks feel fast, loud, and noisy. For example, death metal has high energy, while a Bach prelude scores low on the scale. Perceptual features contributing to this attribute include dynamic range, perceived loudness, timbre, onset rate, and general entropy.

Explicit

Whether or not the track has explicit lyrics.

ID

The Spotify ID of the resource.

Instrumentalness

Predicts whether a track contains no vocals. “Ooh” and “aah” sounds are treated as instrumental in this context. Rap or spoken word tracks are clearly “vocal”. The closer the instrumentalness value is to 1.0, the greater likelihood the track contains no vocal content. Values above 0.5 are intended to represent instrumental tracks, but confidence is higher as the value approaches 1.0.

Key

The key the track is in. Integers map to pitches using standard Pitch Class notation . E.g. 0 = C, 1 = C♯/D♭, 2 = D, and so on.

Liveness

Detects the presence of an audience in the recording. Higher liveness values represent an increased probability that the track was performed live. A value above 0.8 provides strong likelihood that the track is live.

Loudness

The overall loudness of a track in decibels (dB). Loudness values are averaged across the entire track and are useful for comparing relative loudness of tracks. Loudness is the quality of a sound that is the primary psychological correlate of physical strength (amplitude). Values typical range between -60 and 0 db.

Mode

Mode indicates the modality (major or minor) of a track, the type of scale from which its melodic content is derived. Major is represented by 1 and minor is 0.

Popularity

The popularity of the resource. The value will be between 0 and 100, with 100 being the most popular.

Speechiness

Speechiness detects the presence of spoken words in a track. The more exclusively speech-like the recording (e.g. talk show, audio book, poetry), the closer to 1.0 the attribute value. Values above 0.66 describe tracks that are probably made entirely of spoken words. Values between 0.33 and 0.66 describe tracks that may contain both music and speech, either in sections or layered, including such cases as rap music. Values below 0.33 most likely represent music and other non-speech-like tracks.

Tempo

The overall estimated tempo of a track in beats per minute (BPM). In musical terminology, tempo is the speed or pace of a given piece and derives directly from the average beat duration.

Time Signature

An estimated overall time signature of a track. The time signature (meter) is a notational convention to specify how many beats are in each bar (or measure).

URL

A link to the Web endpoint of the resource.

URI

The Spotify URI for the track.

Valence

A measure from 0.0 to 1.0 describing the musical positiveness conveyed by a track. Tracks with high valence sound more positive (e.g. happy, cheerful, euphoric), while tracks with low valence sound more negative (e.g. sad, depressed, angry).

 

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