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Hangar 18 makes use of data from different sources and services in order to provide music information at one place.

MusicBrainz

MusicBrainz logo MusicBrainz is an open source database of music information. Maintained by volunteer editors and operated by The MetaBrainz Foundation, MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, and the relationships between them, and distributes the data under a public domain license for anyone to use.

Hangar 18 uses MusicBrainz as its primary source of music information.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia logo Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, written collaboratively by the people who use it. Launched in 2001 and operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites on the Internet, with millions of articles about any topic on more than 200 languages.

Hangar 18 uses Wikipedia as the source of artists biographies and album descriptions.

Spotify

Spotify logo Spotify is a music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs for free. Launched in 2008, Spotify has completely changed they way people listen to music ever since by allowing you to access to its song catalogue at any time, from any device – desktop computer, laptop, mobile and even TVs.

Hangar 18 uses Spotify data to get information about latest trends in music, and for showing artist pics and embedded music players.

Cover Art Archive

Cover Art Archive logo The Cover Art Archive is a collaboration between MusicBrainz and The Internet Archive to create an organized collection of cover art images. Images in the archive are curated by the MusicBrainz community and go through a peer review process to ensure that they are correct and of the best quality.

Hangar 18 uses the Cover Art Archive to show cover images on disc pages and disc listings.

Musikki

Musikki logo Musikki is a music platform that aims to bring together all the World's musical knowledge, content and services, matching information pulled from a number of sources to the correct artist, song or album in real-time.

Hangar 18 uses the Musikki Music API to provide music news.