ListenBrainz API

All endpoints have this root URL for our current production site.

  • API Root URL:


All ListenBrainz services are only available on HTTPS!


Rate limiting

The ListenBrainz API is rate limited via the use of rate limiting headers that are sent as part of the HTTP response headers. Each call will include the following headers:

  • X-RateLimit-Limit: Number of requests allowed in given time window

  • X-RateLimit-Remaining: Number of requests remaining in current time window

  • X-RateLimit-Reset-In: Number of seconds when current time window expires (recommended: this header is resilient against clients with incorrect clocks)

  • X-RateLimit-Reset: UNIX epoch number of seconds (without timezone) when current time window expires 1

Rate limiting is automatic and the client must use these headers to determine the rate to make API calls. If the client exceeds the number of requests allowed, the server will respond with error code 429: Too Many Requests. Requests that provide the Authorization header with a valid user token may receive higher rate limits than those without valid user tokens.


Provided for compatibility with other APIs, but we still recommend using X-RateLimit-Reset-In wherever possible