Music Meta DOM Scraper – Simple Meta Info Grabber

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    This Project is over a year old (first published about 3 years ago). As such, please keep in mind that some of the information may no longer be accurate, best practice, or a reflection of how I would approach the same thing today.
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    Date Posted:
    Sep. 30, 2019
    Last Updated:
    Apr. 16, 2022
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Source code / Repo:

https://github.com/joshuatz/music-meta-dom-scraper

Description:

There is not a whole lot to this project, and I don’t really have plans to expand on its capabilities, but given how much use I get out of it, I thought it warranted a quick write-up and project page.

The “Music Meta DOM Scraper” is just a bit of Javascript that lets me quickly grab song meta information (track title, artist, release date, etc.) from a few different sources. Right now, those are just Bing search results and AllMusic discography pages.

It does not use any APIs or offer bulk functionality beyond scraping an album at a time; its main purpose is to just clean up the data on the webpage, normalize it a little, and make it easy to copy into my clipboard, so I can then paste it into my catalog tracker of choice (Google Sheets, SQL table, etc.).

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Right now, I have it built as a simple bookmarklet, which you can install below:

Bookmarklet installer:

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