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Backstage Blog May 13th, 2016 Announcements API Playlist search returns only compact representations as of July 15, 2016 By Max Jakob

We previously introduced new playlist representations. The compact representation returns only the playlist itself without any of the tracks. For most users, this is preferable – the compact representation significantly reduces the size of the JSON payload for large playlists and provides faster API response times.

Beginning July 15, 2016, all queries using the q parameter will only return this compact representation for playlists. Other playlist representations will no longer be available when using the q parameter.

To fetch the track listings for one of the returned playlists, you can make an additional request to the /playlists/{id} resource by using the corresponding playlist ID.

If your application expects track listings from playlist search results, update your application by July 15, 2016.