Originally planned to do a mashup where users search for a specific artist and it brings up tweets, videos, and news articles for that artist. I have changed my idea as my coding knowledge was giving me difficulties trying to achieve this mashup.
My new mashup idea is a social media fan site for a new country music artist, Canaan Smith. I was going to do a fan site for a more popular artist but I found that Canaan Smith had no fan sites, so there is a market for this. I’ll be using yahoo pipes and PHP. The three data sources I’ll be using are Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Canaan frequently uses all three of these media. His YouTube is updated weekly with new videos and his Instagram and Twitter are used daily. This provides a lot of good live data for fans to connect with. Also I will have a Twitter stream of fans tweets about Canaan. Providing a community between fans and Canaan.
Twitter - Twitter Search API, allows you to run searches of recent tweets. Can not search for tweets older than a week. Only provides the most relevant tweets.
Billboard.com - Has a general RSS feed that gives you all the latest news. While also providing RSS feeds specific to artists, bands, songs, and charts on Billboard.com.
Last.fm - Uses a number of different APIs, I think the ones that will be useful to me are, artist.search and artist.getTopTracks. artist.search allows users to search an artists name, and returns matches sorted by relevance. artist.getTopTracks allows users to get the top tracks by an artist, ordered by popularity.
Wiki FM - Is a mashup between Wikipedia and Last.fm. Allows users to view Wikipedia information on a song while listening on Last.fm.
MusicPortl.com - Similar to my mashup idea, MusicPortl gathers photos, videos, and information about a particular artist. Data comes from Amazon, Flickr, Last.fm, Ontok, MusicBrainz, YouTube and Wikipedia.
These two mashups are the main inspiration for my mashup.