To learn how this API stuff works I decided to create a Discogs API. I have to admit that it is quite easy to implement basic methods by using the API wizard, since the output is generated automatically. Currently you can use it to return a bunch of metadata if you know the correct artist ID or release ID. You can find the exported API attached. To find out what the correct database id would be I tried to add a search method by putting the following urls into the API wizard: http://api.discogs.com/database/search?q=Surfpatrouille&type=artist http://api.discogs.com/database/search?artist=Surfpatrouille&type=release In this case AW wasn't able to identify where the search term begins and what the variables are so I was not able to generate any output. The Discogs API requires to pass a user agent string. For my testing purposes I added a --user-agent "FooBarApp/3.0" which works well but I'd like to know what I should put in correctly.