Listing your latest played songs on your Web site

Audioscrobbler/ provides a useful service which tracks which songs you listen to on your PC. It collects this information and uses it to generate statistics about your musical interests. They provide an RSS feed so that you can get a regularly updated record of what you're listening to, and FeedDigest means you can get this list onto your blog/Web site for visitors to see.

Brian Pipa has posted a tutorial on how to do it. Nice work, Brian!


  1. They ( / Audioscrobbler) say: “Do not exceed one request per second to without prior arrangement, it will result in your IP being banned.” Still, your service would be more useful for this usecase if you could increase the update frequency for feeds from their site. Do you think this is possible?

    Posted October 8, 2005 at 6:54 pm | Permalink
  2. That’s good to know. It’ll require some thought though, since we have many AudioScrobbler based users. There’s always the risk that two crawls of different AudioScrobbler feeds may occur in the same second.. however, it depends on what timeframe they’re talking about. If it’s an instant ban on two requests in a second, we’ll have trouble.

    I guess I’ll have to get in touch with them :)

    Posted October 8, 2005 at 7:03 pm | Permalink