Without much noise, Microsoft has launched the Xbox Music API for developers. Along with the Xbox Music API, there is also a new affiliate program and badge program. You can become an affiliate of Xbox Music and start earning revenue. Microsoft has also published guidelines for promoting Xbox Music, including use of the Available on Xbox Music and Play on Xbox Music badges.
The Xbox Music Service makes it easy for you to connect your app or website to the world of Xbox Music. The Xbox Music API provides access to RESTful web services that offer many features and generate useful data that can increase the value that people receive from Xbox Music and your application or website.
By using the Xbox Music API, you’ll be able to do the following:
Get the details of an album, an artist, or a track if you know its ID.
Search for any album, artist, or track details based on a string of keywords—for example, “Madonna hang out”.
Get the top tracks and newest albums of an artist.
Get a deep link that redirects nicely to the Xbox Music applications, whether on the web, on Windows Phone, on Windows 8, on Windows 8.1, or from some other platform.
Get album covers.
Get artist images.
Become an affiliate and start earning revenue from sales you generate on Xbox Music applications.
Check out the developer information here.
Source: Xbox Music