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Dylan Cartlidge - Yellow Brick Road (2020)

6 comments

  1. [6]
    Amarok
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    Or the music video on youtube. @Bauke I wonder if it's worth trying to pull up and embed videos for the linked track/album right on the Blink result page. YouTube will typically return official...

    Or the music video on youtube. @Bauke I wonder if it's worth trying to pull up and embed videos for the linked track/album right on the Blink result page. YouTube will typically return official videos as the first result if they exist. If not it'll return the track with the album art from the artist's generic 'topic' channel added by youtube music.

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    1. [5]
      Bauke
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      I don't know if searching for a video and picking the first result would be a good solution, I think there would be too high a chance that you don't get what you're looking for. Maybe a better...

      I don't know if searching for a video and picking the first result would be a good solution, I think there would be too high a chance that you don't get what you're looking for.

      Maybe a better option would be to check if there is a regular YouTube link in the links and then embed that? At least then it'll be a lot more accurate and it could also be done for other platforms like SoundCloud and Bandcamp.

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      1. [3]
        cfabbro
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        If people want to, they could also just contribute to MusicBrainz by registering there and adding any other official streaming links they find to the site database before submitting it here too....

        If people want to, they could also just contribute to MusicBrainz by registering there and adding any other official streaming links they find to the site database before submitting it here too. E.g. I just added that YouTube link to the Yellow Brick Road 'Single' track entry: https://musicbrainz.org/release/9bbe909a-f551-422d-85da-1dfcf277dca8

        Unfortunately, @Amarok, you submitted the full EP entry link (which isn't available in its entirety as a playlist on YouTube), instead of just the individual track though. I can change it to the above individual track, which now has the YouTube link I submitted to Musicbrainz, and so is now visible on Bauke's site too, if you want me to: https://blink.bauke.xyz/release/9bbe909a-f551-422d-85da-1dfcf277dca8

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      2. Amarok
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        That would work too. YT search is damn near 100% on the top result if one searches for both the artist name with the track or album name as part of the same query. I also wonder if it's possible...

        That would work too. YT search is damn near 100% on the top result if one searches for both the artist name with the track or album name as part of the same query. I also wonder if it's possible to search with the musicbrainz and/or echonest ID through the youtube api. They didn't have that with google music but it was a highly requested feature. I haven't checked to see what youtube music added to the youtube api yet.

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