Music Smasher: Streaming Music API Mashup

Music Smasher is a smash up of popular music streaming service APIs. I developed it to simplify the task of searching across Spotify, Rdio, Grooveshark, and other catalogs to find out who has the music you love, giving you more information for choosing a streaming service.

Music Smasher is currently hosted at

Note that due to differences in the APIs, the result counts aren't telling the whole truth (especially for Grooveshark :(). I hope I can fix that.
Please post any problems or suggestions in the comments.
Technical notes coming soon.

Update 9/9/2011:

Music Smasher has been pretty useful during regular Spotify browsing. Today I learned Spotify doesn't have any Antiloop, Mark Ronson's Bike Song, or any of the Fabriclive series.

Update 12/24/2011:

Results are now linked to for streaming. Rdio tracks that are unavailable for streaming or download will no longer show up in results.

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  1. Mog ?

  2. Neat, see also 😉

  3. ThreeRocks

     /  February 14, 2012 Quote

    Is the back end down? No results are returned for any of the services, even for common songs which are known to be on most of the sites. The UI doesn't change after clicking "Smash". I tried Firefox and IE.

  4. Grooveshark returning 'undefined-undefined' result

  5. There's only a backend for Rdio. If requests aren't going through, maybe you are using an old browser that doesn't acknowledge Access-Control-Allow-Origin HTTP headers.

  6. Went over a request limit or something. Should be working now.

  7. SoundCloud links wont open.

    And u just need to add support for iTunes, Google Music, Zune, Amazon, and this could be the ACTUAL Google for Music, unlike Google Music which is just a separate product and Music store.

  8. Hi Matt - just ran into your smasher - pretty cool !

    It looks like we had the same idea (check though we're doing a different approach (I'm combining results). Also I'm proxying everything to avoid access control issues on IE and stuff,

    Still having to nail down MOG, but Rdio is coming real soon on my side.

    Good to see that other music fans are finding tailored solutions for their needs

    Happy programming !

  9. Evan Davis

     /  February 15, 2012 Quote

    This is one of the greatest things I've ever seen on the internet. The only feasible way I can see improving it is adding the ability to search specifically on artist / song / album. I believe most (if not all) of the included services have these options (though they may not all be exposed in the API.)

    Keep up the great work!

  10. This is a great little app, but it doesn't use exfm or hypem's database. That would be cool to see as well.

  11. One Lookup

     /  February 16, 2012 Quote

    Congratulations ! A very good initiative ^^

  12. Any chance of getting Slacker on here? With their Premium subscription it basically functions like Spotify.

  13. This is very cool. I made something similar. Check it out here:

  14. Hi y'all, YouTube is at the top of the list for potential additions to Music Smasher. There's a lot of unique music content over there. Slacker would be nice, but it seems they don't have a public API.

  15. Lois Jemmings

     /  February 18, 2012 Quote

    I tried to use, but nothing happens when I click on the "Smash" button. There is no change in my browser's address bar, so it doesn't seem to be trying to even connect to this site. I tried using both IE8 and Firefox browsers.

  16. White-Fangs

     /  February 21, 2012 Quote

    You should also add Deezer to the list if possible !

  17. supcav

     /  March 6, 2012 Quote

    Hello, most of the time, MOG just clocks and never comes back with anything... I'm using IE8 with Windows XP Pro. Great app! thanks!

  18. tycham85

     /  March 16, 2012 Quote

    Rhapsody? Lemme public API?

    Either way, this site is a great tool for researching the various services.

  19. I'm currently in the process of making a similar application for my dissertation project. Details can be found at =]

  20. supcav

     /  May 1, 2012 Quote

    Loving this app! I use it all the time! Do you mind letting me know how to access the MOG API, like a web page to the definitions? I'd like to try it for something specific...

  21. Paul

     /  May 21, 2012 Quote

    Thank you. This is a great tool.

  22. You might see an uptick in traffic. MusicSmasher just got featured in the Gizmo's Hot Finds newsletter.

    Feedback: Any chance that we could have an option to turn off the cheesy "smasher" sound effect? It was amusing one time. Now it's just irritating. Just my opinion.

  23. Hello, and thanks for improving your site, adding MOG, and getting rid of the "smash" sound (which was interrupting music played on my iPhone via HTML 5 sites, like Grooveshark Mobile)! Do you think it would be possible to label what the columns of information are, as it seems to vary between audio source sites? For example, Rdio, Spotify, and MOG give in the first column, and in the second column, but SoundCloud seems to give artist information in the first column and sometimes in the second column (that one is really hard to figure out). For a good example, do a search on "Desiderii Marginis". Also, it would be very helpful if the search results could be organized and even sorted by album, with maybe a "+" next to the album name to give a list of songs... I know this is a lot to ask for a free tool, but it's a great tool that could become exceptional with these enhancements, in my opinion! 🙂 Thanks so much for all that you've done, and in advance for considering these changes!

  24. supcav

     /  October 2, 2012 Quote

    Hi, just discovered another issue... Searching on "The Crüxshadows" (the proper spelling of the band name) yielded only a few results on YouTube, but searching on "The Cruxshadows" returned a bunch of results on 6 different sites, even though most results showed up the second time with the "ü" character.

  25. SUPCAV

     /  April 16, 2013 Quote


    Great web site, I use it almost daily!!! A couple of suggestions that should be easy to do I think, and would make it much easier to use on an iPhone or other mobile device: Please add an "X" button in the search text box to delete the contents with one finger, also, a search button just to the right of the that can be tapped, vs. having to press Enter in the pop-up keyboard.


  26. Very reasonable suggestions, I'll implement them soon.

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