MediaMetadata.artist

Experimental

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The artist property of the MediaMetaData interface returns or sets the name of the artist, group, creator, etc., of the media to be played.

Syntax

var artist = mediaMetadata.artist
mediaMetadata.artist = artist

Value

A String containing the name of the artist.

Examples

The following example checks for browser compatibility and sets the current metadata for the media session.

if ('mediaSession' in navigator) {
  navigator.mediaSession.metadata = new MediaMetadata({
    title: 'Unforgettable',
    artist: 'Nat King Cole',
    album: 'The Ultimate Collection (Remastered)',
    artwork: [
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/96x96',   sizes: '96x96',   type: 'image/png' },
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/128x128', sizes: '128x128', type: 'image/png' },
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/192x192', sizes: '192x192', type: 'image/png' },
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/256x256', sizes: '256x256', type: 'image/png' },
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/384x384', sizes: '384x384', type: 'image/png' },
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/512x512', sizes: '512x512', type: 'image/png' },
    ]
  });

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Session Standard
The definition of 'artist' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser