A few years ago Real Networks launched some webservices that you can use to find artists, tracks and the like. Although their license is quite limiting, you can view their SDK Documentation here: http://webservices.rhapsody.com/rwssdk/rwssdk_v1_5.pdf the main website being here: http://webservices.rhapsody.com/.
In the last few days I wrote a quick AS3 client for the Artist Search webservice. It is quite useful since it is flexible enough to accept badly spelled artists and give you some good suggestions. Here is the sample usage:
You can find the source here. BTW: This service is notoriously slow! Sometimes failes, giving timeouts.
I might expand this in the near future, if I do, I will post updates here!
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