Update Music Artist Details Using Match

You can update metadata for a music artist using Plex's match feature and the API. This API command will use the information returned from the search for match API to update the artist's metadata.


PUT http://[IP address]:32400/library/metadata/[Music Artist ID]/match?guid=[Music Artist GUID]&name=[Music Artist Name]&X-Plex-Token=[PlexToken]


IP addressThe IP address of the Plex Media server.
PlexTokenThe authentication Plex token.
Music Artist IDThe key associated with the artist to be updated. This key can be found by calling the Get All Music Artists API command and looking for the music artist to be updated.
Music Artist GUIDThis is the unique identifier returned by the search for match API. Each SearchResult will have a guid attribute. It will be in the format mbid://[string value]. That GUID string is what will be used for this parameter value.
Music Artist NameThe name of the artist.

Return Status

HTTP CodeDescription
200Success - The request was successful.
401Unauthorized - The Plex token provided was not valid.
404Not Found - The Music Artist ID value is incorrect.


An XML string is returned, but doesn't provide information about the update. If the status code is 200 and the XML is returned then that would indicated a success.

The response consists of a single MediaContainer element with a few attributes.

MediaContainer Attributes
sizeThe number of music artists.
identifierThe type of item.
mediaTagPrefixPrefix for the media tag.
mediaTagVersionMedia tag version.
Note: This could be a date and time value.


Example 1

Update the music artist (ABBA) associated with ID 218548 on the Plex Media Server located at the IP address of with the information associated with mbid://d87e52c5-bb8d-4da8-b941-9f4928627dc8 :