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What’s playing now on BBC 6music?

29 July, 2010

I don’t know how to add a link to the Amazon MP3 store for a given song. If I did then I would add that to http://philwilson.org/6music/ and its purpose of letting me easily find out what song is currently playing and then buying it, would be complete.

As it is, it is merely a useful tool to be able to tell, pulling data from last.fm and twitter, what the current track being played on 6music is, and which show is playing it.

The BBC are the ones pushing the “now playing” data to last.fm but the name of the show comes from a robot built by Nigel Crawley. At no point does my code look at any of the BBC sites or services directly.

If only I could get the link to Amazon working then my sofa-based listening and purchasing experience would be complete.

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Comments

Gareth Simpson
29 July, 2010 at 21:41

You should turn it into a live twitter account and embed an affiliate code and make yourself rich.

Or something.

Phil
30 July, 2010 at 05:43

Isn’t that last.fm’s model? Anyway, I’d still need to fix the problem of linking to the correct location in amazon. I think in theory it should be in the amazon affiliate or product apis, but I can’t find it.

Bah.

Steve Anderson
30 July, 2010 at 11:29

At the moment it says that Gideon Coe is playing, when it should be Lauren Laverne. Dunno what that’s about.

Anyway, at some point soon I’ll be using this to push data to the massive LED scrolling sign that’s sat, redundant, next to my desk =)

Phil
30 July, 2010 at 13:13

Thanks Alf, I was having real trouble finding which of the many Amazon APIs this feature was in. The last time I did any work with Amazon, there was only one 🙂 I’ve also pulled your branch on github but haven’t tried it out.

Steve – the twitter feed hasn’t updated since 9pm last night for some reason. I’ll kick Nigel 😉