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ListenBrainz keeps tracks of what music you listen to and provides you with insights into your listening habits. We're completely open-source and publish our data as open data.

You can use ListenBrainz to track your music listening habits and share your taste with others using our visualizations. We also have an API if you want to do more with our data.

ListenBrainz is operated by the MetaBrainz Foundation which has a long-standing history of curating, protecting and making music data available to the public.

For more information about this project and its goals, look at our website, specifically the about page.

Changes and other important announcements about the ListenBrainz services will be announced on our blog. If you start using our services in any production system, we urge you to follow the blog!

Commercial use

All of our data is available for commercial use. You can find out more about our commercial use support tiers on the MetaBrainz site.


If you are interested in helping out, consider donating to the MetaBrainz Foundation.

If you are interested in contributing code or documentation, please have a look at the issue tracker or come visit us in the #metabrainz IRC channel on

Development environment

These instructions help you get started with the development process. Installation in a production environment may be different.

Read the development environment documentation

In order to work with Spark, you'll have to setup the Spark development environment. Read the documentation.


Full documentation for the ListenBrainz API is available at You can also build the documentation locally:

cd listenbrainz-server/docs
pip install -r requirements.txt
make clean html

License Notice

Copyright (C) 2017 MetaBrainz Foundation Inc.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA