Your one-stop shop for all things music metadata

Decibel API 3.0 Now Available

decibel-slate3what we do
Decibel Music Systems Ltd. brings you the most in-depth knowledge in the music intelligence community. Our graph-based database holds over 100 fields of data per track, allowing app developers to craft the most powerful and insightful forms of music discovery.

decibel-slate1what we offer
We offer API access, as well as custom services in music database management, music research, and more! Our API has been created through the collaborative effort of data scientists and musicologists. We've designed the Decibel database to include basic recording information (track name, album, artist, duration), in addition to the deep, recording-level data unique to our API. We also have biographies for select artists, optimised for both web and mobile platforms.

decibel-slate2what you can do
Decibel is the premier resource to create recommendation services based on behind-the-scene tastemakers, linking songs and artists through shared producers, engineers, session artists, and more. We provide inherent music expertise that will allow you to deliver superior satisfaction to your customers through powerful, intuitive, and personalized user experiences.

For a full list of the possible data points for any given recording, click here.


  • 2GB Bandwidth
  • Access to Track, Album, Location, Artist Information, & Foreign IDs
  • Decibel Developer Event Invitations
  • Customer Support
  • Higher data tiers available


  • 15GB Bandwidth
  • Access to Track, Album, Location, Artist Information, & Foreign IDs
  • Access to publishing and copyright information
  • Direct Customer Support
  • Bespoke Data Services


    • Unlimited Bandwidth
    • Access to Track, Album, Location, Artist Information, & Foreign IDs
    • Access to publishing and copyright information
    • Direct Customer Support
    • Bespoke Data Services

Decibel also offers various custom services, including data cleansing and content and advisory services. We also have a research team that can be mobilized to find specialized content for your catalogue. Please don’t hesitate to ask about anything to add to your metadata needs.

For a full list of our services including increased data on app developer level API access, please contact us at




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Chief Executive Officer

A long-time Londoner (but still a New Yorker), Evan loves all things programmable, audible, and edible. Though he holds an MA in Ethnomusicology from New York University, he worked at the New York District Attorney's Office and Standard & Poor's. Talk about diversity!


Senior Counsel

Our office caveman, this Queen Mary University alum delights in eating 99% cocoa chocolate and avoids grainy carbs. Adrian often spends time in South America--of course, staying away from that quinoa!



A Capricorn from West London, Mark’s interests include contemporary musical theatre, athletics, and post-scarcity economics. Mark holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Imperial College London.


Software Developer

Philip is in constant competition with Georgiana to see who has the most voluptuous and voluminous hair. This BSc Computer Science graduate from the University of Greenwich loves his music: soul, rock, drum 'n' bass, and pretty much everything in between.


You would never guess that this former developer in energy trading, IT consultancy, and finance has a secret passion for traditional, North English cuisine! He holds a BSc in Computer Science-Physics from the University of Leeds.


Database Developer
Rekha holds an MSc in Computer Science from University of Leicester. She loves traditional wear and Indian culture, including music, south Indian classical dances, and, of course, Bollywood movies.


Data Detective

Georgiana explores the deep underground, overground, and everything else around and about in London. She was inspired to go into the music business when Gilles Peterson was awarded an honorary degree during her MSc in Cultural Studies and Entrepreneurship graduation ceremony at the University of Nottingham!


Classical Product Strategist

Secretly an electronic-inspired cellist Will managed to stay incognito long enough to gain a BSc in Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method from the LSE. You may have seen him busking Bach around Europe. Or more probably, stretched out in front of an array of digestibles in any of London's foodie quarters.