The Site

The site was originally built to provide a free source of artwork and metadata for the Kodi community. Since then, many other services have selected our API. We aim to provde a comprehensive data source for music for the opensource and commercial communities.

The Database is a community driven database of audio metadata. It is our aim to be the most simple and accurate source of Music data from all over the world. We also provide a repository of data that can be used in various types of HTPC software to make your viewing experience more visually appealing.


Please feel free to email any communication to thedatadb (at) where we can deal with any queries. You can also use our forums for more general questions regarding the site or its content.


This site was originally built to service a need from HTPC apps to grab good quality Music data over the web. Traditionally these apps have scraped different websites.


We aim to be a completely legal site, respecting copyright and others intellectual property. If you see any items on this site that you think are your property and would like them removed please email details to theaudiodb (at) We aim to comply with all legitimate DMCA requests. We can also remove content for other reasons, just send us an email.


An individual uploading content to this site is agreeing to TheAudioDB's terms of use and that he or she owns all copyrights associated with the media and its content or has authorization to upload it. Further, the user agrees to authorize TheAudioDB to use the content that may be otherwise protected by any proprietary rights.


All user created content on this website is licensed under as Creative Commons in the public Domain.