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(This function is part of SDL_mixer, a separate library from SDL.)


Get the artist name for a music object.

Header File

Defined in <SDL3_mixer/SDL_mixer.h>


const char* Mix_GetMusicArtistTag(const Mix_Music *music);

Function Parameters

const Mix_Music * music the music object to query, or NULL for the currently-playing music.

Return Value

(const char *) Returns the music's artist name if available, or "".


This returns format-specific metadata. Not all file formats supply this!

If music is NULL, this will query the currently-playing music.

This function never returns NULL! If no data is available, it will return an empty string ("").


This function is available since SDL_mixer 3.0.0.

See Also

CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction

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