I wish there was some kind of Music API out there that you could pass in Artist name and Album Name and get the album art. There doesn’t really seem to be a good solution to this. CDDB SDK is a joke, MusicBrainz isn’t much better. Some people say use Amazon.com API, but that is also sketchy – It wasn’t built for looking up music, just products.
With all the music services out there, you would think there would be an easier way to get this meta info on artists/albums/tracks.
I was thinking – I could just screen scrape MSN Music – oh but wait, they don’t have all artists, just ones they sell (Try searching for “The Beatles” – it comes up with cover songs because they don’t sell any Beatles tracks).
Maybe I just don’t know if what I am looking for is out there, but it would sure make it easier to develop applications around your music library if there was.
Update: I decided to use the Amazon Web Service…It seems to work in the trials I am doing, we will see when I run over a music library.