The Genre IDs Appendix shows the organization of media inside iTunes and the App Store. This appendix is recommended for technically savvy affiliate partners using the RSS feeds and Search API. The same information is also included in the EPF genre table.

Genre Web Service

A genre web service of JSON results has been made available for quickly looking up meta information for each category, genre and sub genre. The following URL will return all the genre meta data in the iTunes Store.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStoreServices.woa/ws/genres

When you want to lookup the information for a specific category, genre or sub genre simply add the id as an URL parameter.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStoreServices.woa/ws/genres?id=20

Genre Names Quick Reference Table

Category Genre Sub Genre
26 Podcasts
1301 Arts
1306 Food
1401 Literature
1402 Design
1405 Performing Arts
1406 Visual Arts
1459 Fashion & Beauty
1303 Comedy
1304 Education
1415 K–12
1416 Higher Education
1468 Educational Technology
1469 Language Courses
1470 Training
1305 Kids & Family
1307 Health
1417 Fitness & Nutrition
1420 Self-Help
1421 Sexuality
1481 Alternative Health
1309 TV & Film
1310 Music
1311 News & Politics
1314 Religion & Spirituality
1438 Buddhism
1439 Christianity
1440 Islam
1441 Judaism
1444 Spirituality
1463 Hinduism
1464 Other
1315 Science & Medicine
1477 Natural Sciences
1478 Medicine
1479 Social Sciences
1316 Sports & Recreation
1456 Outdoor
1465 Professional
1466 College & High School
1467 Amateur
1318 Technology
1446 Gadgets
1448 Tech News
1450 Podcasting
1480 Software How-To
1321 Business
1410 Careers
1412 Investing
1413 Management & Marketing
1471 Business News
1472 Shopping
1323 Games & Hobbies
1404 Video Games
1454 Automotive
1455 Aviation
1460 Hobbies
1461 Other Games
1324 Society & Culture
1302 Personal Journals
1320 Places & Travel
1443 Philosophy
1462 History
1325 Government & Organizations
1473 National
1474 Regional
1475 Local
1476 Non-Profit
31 Music Videos
1602 Blues
1603 Comedy
1604 Children’s Music
1605 Classical
1606 Country
1607 Electronic
1608 Holiday
1609 Opera
1610 Singer/Songwriter
1611 Jazz
1612 Latino
1613 New Age
1614 Pop
1615 R&B/Soul
1616 Soundtrack
1617 Dance
1618 Hip-Hop/Rap
1619 World
1620 Alternative
1621 Rock
1622 Christian & Gospel
1623 Vocal
1624 Reggae
1625 Easy Listening
1626 Podcasts
1627 J-Pop
1628 Enka
1629 Anime
1630 Kayokyoku
1631 Disney
1632 French Pop
1633 German Pop
1634 German Folk
32 TV Shows
4000 Comedy
4001 Drama
4002 Animation
4003 Action & Adventure
4004 Classic
4005 Kids
4006 Nonfiction
4007 Reality TV
4008 Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4009 Sports
4010 Teens
4011 Latino TV
33 Movies
4401 Action & Adventure
4402 Anime
4403 Classics
4404 Comedy
4405 Documentary
4406 Drama
4407 Foreign
4408 Horror
4409 Independent
4410 Kids & Family
4411 Musicals
4412 Romance
4413 Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4414 Short Films
4415 Special Interest
4416 Thriller
4417 Sports
4418 Western
4419 Urban
4420 Holiday
4421 Made for TV
4422 Concert Films
4423 Music Documentaries
4424 Music Feature Films
4425 Japanese Cinema
4426 Jidaigeki
4427 Tokusatsu
4428 Korean Cinema
34 Music
2 Blues
1007 Chicago Blues
1009 Classic Blues
1010 Contemporary Blues
1011 Country Blues
1012 Delta Blues
1013 Electric Blues
1210 Acoustic Blues
3 Comedy
1167 Novelty
1171 Standup Comedy
4 Children’s Music
1014 Lullabies
1015 Sing-Along
1016 Stories
5 Classical
1017 Avant-Garde
1018 Baroque
1019 Chamber Music
1020 Chant
1021 Choral
1022 Classical Crossover
1023 Early Music
1024 Impressionist
1025 Medieval
1026 Minimalism
1027 Modern Composition
1028 Opera
1029 Orchestral
1030 Renaissance
1031 Romantic
1032 Wedding Music
1211 High Classical
6 Country
1033 Alternative Country
1034 Americana
1035 Bluegrass
1036 Contemporary Bluegrass
1037 Contemporary Country
1038 Country Gospel
1039 Honky Tonk
1040 Outlaw Country
1041 Traditional Bluegrass
1042 Traditional Country
1043 Urban Cowboy
7 Electronic
1056 Ambient
1057 Downtempo
1058 Electronica
1060 IDM/Experimental
1061 Industrial
8 Holiday
1079 Chanukah
1080 Christmas
1081 Christmas: Children’s
1082 Christmas: Classic
1083 Christmas: Classical
1084 Christmas: Jazz
1085 Christmas: Modern
1086 Christmas: Pop
1087 Christmas: R&B
1088 Christmas: Religious
1089 Christmas: Rock
1090 Easter
1091 Halloween
1092 Holiday: Other
1093 Thanksgiving
9 Opera
10 Singer/Songwriter
1062 Alternative Folk
1063 Contemporary Folk
1064 Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
1065 Folk-Rock
1066 New Acoustic
1067 Traditional Folk
11 Jazz
1052 Big Band
1106 Avant-Garde Jazz
1107 Contemporary Jazz
1108 Crossover Jazz
1109 Dixieland
1110 Fusion
1111 Latin Jazz
1112 Mainstream Jazz
1113 Ragtime
1114 Smooth Jazz
1207 Hard Bop
1208 Trad Jazz
1209 Cool
12 Latino
1115 Latin Jazz
1116 Contemporary Latin
1117 Pop Latino
1118 Raíces
1119 Reggaeton y Hip-Hop
1120 Baladas y Boleros
1121 Alternativo & Rock Latino
1123 Regional Mexicano
1124 Salsa y Tropical
13 New Age
1125 Environmental
1126 Healing
1127 Meditation
1128 Nature
1129 Relaxation
1130 Travel
14 Pop
1131 Adult Contemporary
1132 Britpop
1133 Pop/Rock
1134 Soft Rock
1135 Teen Pop
15 R&B/Soul
1136 Contemporary R&B
1137 Disco
1138 Doo Wop
1139 Funk
1140 Motown
1141 Neo-Soul
1142 Quiet Storm
1143 Soul
16 Soundtrack
1165 Foreign Cinema
1166 Musicals
1168 Original Score
1169 Soundtrack
1172 TV Soundtrack
17 Dance
1044 Breakbeat
1045 Exercise
1046 Garage
1047 Hardcore
1048 House
1049 Jungle/Drum’n’bass
1050 Techno
1051 Trance
18 Hip-Hop/Rap
1068 Alternative Rap
1069 Dirty South
1070 East Coast Rap
1071 Gangsta Rap
1072 Hardcore Rap
1073 Hip-Hop
1074 Latin Rap
1075 Old School Rap
1076 Rap
1077 Underground Rap
1078 West Coast Rap
19 World
1177 Afro-Beat
1178 Afro-Pop
1179 Cajun
1180 Celtic
1181 Celtic Folk
1182 Contemporary Celtic
1184 Drinking Songs
1185 Indian Pop
1186 Japanese Pop
1187 Klezmer
1188 Polka
1189 Traditional Celtic
1190 Worldbeat
1191 Zydeco
1195 Caribbean
1196 South America
1197 Middle East
1198 North America
1199 Hawaii
1200 Australia
1201 Japan
1202 France
1203 Africa
1204 Asia
1205 Europe
1206 South Africa
20 Alternative
1001 College Rock
1002 Goth Rock
1003 Grunge
1004 Indie Rock
1005 New Wave
1006 Punk
21 Rock
1144 Adult Alternative
1145 American Trad Rock
1146 Arena Rock
1147 Blues-Rock
1148 British Invasion
1149 Death Metal/Black Metal
1150 Glam Rock
1151 Hair Metal
1152 Hard Rock
1153 Metal
1154 Jam Bands
1155 Prog-Rock/Art Rock
1156 Psychedelic
1157 Rock & Roll
1158 Rockabilly
1159 Roots Rock
1160 Singer/Songwriter
1161 Southern Rock
1162 Surf
1163 Tex-Mex
22 Christian & Gospel
1094 CCM
1095 Christian Metal
1096 Christian Pop
1097 Christian Rap
1098 Christian Rock
1099 Classic Christian
1100 Contemporary Gospel
1101 Gospel
1103 Praise & Worship
1104 Southern Gospel
1105 Traditional Gospel
23 Vocal
1173 Standards
1174 Traditional Pop
1175 Vocal Jazz
1176 Vocal Pop
24 Reggae
1183 Dancehall
1192 Roots Reggae
1193 Dub
1194 Ska
25 Easy Listening
1053 Bop
1054 Lounge
1055 Swing
27 J-Pop
28 Enka
29 Anime
30 Kayokyoku
50 Fitness & Workout
51 K-Pop
52 Karaoke
53 Instrumental
1122 Brazilian
1220 Axé
1221 Bossa Nova
1222 Choro
1223 Forró
1224 Frevo
1225 MPB
1226 Pagode
1227 Samba
1228 Sertanejo
1229 Baile Funk
50000061 Spoken Word
50000063 Disney
50000064 French Pop
50000066 German Pop
50000068 German Folk
35 iPod Games
36 App Store
6000 Business
6001 Weather
6002 Utilities
6003 Travel
6004 Sports
6005 Social Networking
6006 Reference
6007 Productivity
6008 Photo & Video
6009 News
6010 Navigation
6011 Music
6012 Lifestyle
6013 Health & Fitness
6014 Games
7001 Action
7002 Adventure
7003 Arcade
7004 Board
7005 Card
7006 Casino
7007 Dice
7008 Educational
7009 Family
7010 Kids
7011 Music
7012 Puzzle
7013 Racing
7014 Role Playing
7015 Simulation
7016 Sports
7017 Strategy
7018 Trivia
7019 Word
6015 Finance
6016 Entertainment
6017 Education
6018 Books
6020 Medical
6021 Newsstand
13001 News & Politics
13002 Fashion & Style
13003 Home & Garden
13004 Outdoors & Nature
13005 Sports & Leisure
13006 Automotive
13007 Arts & Photography
13008 Brides & Weddings
13009 Business & Investing
13010 Children’s Magazines
13011 Computers & Internet
13012 Cooking, Food & Drink
13013 Crafts & Hobbies
13014 Electronics & Audio
13015 Entertainment
13017 Health, Mind & Body
13018 History
13019 Literary Magazines & Journals
13020 Men’s Interest
13021 Movies & Music
13023 Parenting & Family
13024 Pets
13025 Professional & Trade
13026 Regional News
13027 Science
13028 Teens
13029 Travel & Regional
13030 Women’s Interest
6022 Catalogs
37 Tones
8053 Ringtones
8001 Alternative
8002 Blues
8003 Children’s Music
8004 Classical
8005 Comedy
8006 Country
8007 Dance
8008 Electronic
8009 Enka
8010 French Pop
8011 German Folk
8012 German Pop
8013 Hip-Hop/Rap
8014 Holiday
8015 Inspirational
8016 J-Pop
8017 Jazz
8018 Kayokyoku
8019 Latin
8020 New Age
8021 Opera
8022 Pop
8023 R&B/Soul
8024 Reggae
8025 Rock
8026 Singer/Songwriter
8027 Soundtrack
8028 Spoken Word
8029 Vocal
8030 World
8054 Alert Tones
8050 Sound Effects
8051 Dialogue
8052 Music
38 Books
9002 Nonfiction
10038 Family & Relationships
10091 Philosophy
10120 Social Science
10138 Transportation
10149 True Crime
9003 Romance
10056 Erotica
10057 Contemporary
10058 Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost
10059 Historical
10060 Short Stories
10061 Suspense
10062 Western
9004 Travel & Adventure
10139 Africa
10140 Asia
10141 Specialty Travel
10142 Canada
10143 Caribbean
10144 Latin America
10145 Essays & Memoirs
10146 Europe
10147 Middle East
10148 United States
9007 Arts & Entertainment
10002 Art & Architecture
10036 Theater
10067 Games
10087 Music
10089 Performing Arts
10092 Photography
9008 Biographies & Memoirs
9009 Business & Personal Finance
10005 Industries & Professions
10006 Marketing & Sales
10007 Small Business & Entrepreneurship
10008 Personal Finance
10009 Reference
10010 Careers
10011 Economics
10012 Investing
10013 Finance
10014 Management & Leadership
9010 Children & Teens
10081 Children’s Fiction
10082 Children’s Nonfiction
9012 Humor
9015 History
10070 Africa
10071 Americas
10072 Ancient
10073 Asia
10074 Australia & Oceania
10075 Europe
10076 Latin America
10077 Middle East
10078 Military
10079 United States
10080 World
9018 Religion & Spirituality
10003 Bibles
10105 Bible Studies
10106 Buddhism
10107 Christianity
10108 Hinduism
10109 Islam
10110 Judaism
9019 Science & Nature
10085 Mathematics
10088 Nature
10111 Astronomy
10112 Chemistry
10113 Earth Sciences
10114 Essays
10115 History
10116 Life Sciences
10117 Physics
10118 Reference
9020 Sci-Fi & Fantasy
10044 Fantasy
10063 Science Fiction
10064 Science Fiction & Literature
9024 Lifestyle & Home
10001 Antiques & Collectibles
10034 Crafts & Hobbies
10068 Gardening
10090 Pets
9025 Health, Mind & Body
10004 Spirituality
10069 Health & Fitness
10094 Psychology
10119 Self-Improvement
9026 Comics & Graphic Novels
10015 Graphic Novels
10016 Manga
9027 Computers & Internet
10017 Computers
10018 Databases
10019 Digital Media
10020 Internet
10021 Network
10022 Operating Systems
10023 Programming
10024 Software
10025 System Administration
9028 Cookbooks, Food & Wine
10026 Beverages
10027 Courses & Dishes
10028 Special Diet
10029 Special Occasions
10030 Methods
10031 Reference
10032 Regional & Ethnic
10033 Specific Ingredients
9029 Professional & Technical
10035 Design
10037 Education
10083 Law
10086 Medical
10137 Engineering
9030 Parenting
9031 Fiction & Literature
10039 Action & Adventure
10040 African American
10041 Religious
10042 Classics
10043 Erotica
10045 Gay
10046 Ghost
10047 Historical
10048 Horror
10049 Literary
10065 Short Stories
10084 Literary Criticism
10093 Poetry
9032 Mysteries & Thrillers
10050 Hard-Boiled
10051 Historical
10052 Police Procedural
10053 Short Stories
10054 British Detectives
10055 Women Sleuths
9033 Reference
10066 Foreign Languages
10095 Almanacs & Yearbooks
10096 Atlases & Maps
10097 Catalogs & Directories
10098 Consumer Guides
10099 Dictionaries & Thesauruses
10100 Encyclopedias
10101 Etiquette
10102 Quotations
10103 Words & Language
10104 Writing
10136 Study Aids
9034 Politics & Current Events
9035 Sports & Outdoors
10121 Baseball
10122 Basketball
10123 Coaching
10124 Extreme Sports
10125 Football
10126 Golf
10127 Hockey
10128 Mountaineering
10129 Outdoors
10130 Racket Sports
10131 Reference
10132 Soccer
10133 Training
10134 Water Sports
10135 Winter Sports
39 Mac App Store
12001 Business
12002 Developer Tools
12003 Education
12004 Entertainment
12005 Finance
12006 Games
12201 Action
12202 Adventure
12203 Arcade
12204 Board
12205 Card
12206 Casino
12207 Dice
12208 Educational
12209 Family
12210 Kids
12211 Music
12212 Puzzle
12213 Racing
12214 Role Playing
12215 Simulation
12216 Sports
12217 Strategy
12218 Trivia
12219 Word
12007 Health & Fitness
12008 Lifestyle
12010 Medical
12011 Music
12012 News
12013 Photography
12014 Productivity
12015 Reference
12016 Social Networking
12017 Sports
12018 Travel
12019 Utilities
12020 Video
12021 Weather
12022 Graphics & Design
40 Textbooks
40000000 iTunes U
40000001 Business
40000002 Economics
40000003 Finance
40000004 Hospitality
40000005 Management
40000006 Marketing
40000007 Personal Finance
40000008 Real Estate
40000121 Entrepreneurship
40000009 Engineering
40000010 Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
40000011 Civil Engineering
40000012 Computer Science
40000013 Electrical Engineering
40000014 Environmental Engineering
40000015 Mechanical Engineering
40000016 Art & Architecture
40000017 Architecture
40000019 Art History
40000020 Dance
40000021 Film
40000022 Design
40000023 Interior Design
40000024 Music
40000025 Theater
40000116 Culinary Arts
40000117 Fashion
40000118 Media Arts
40000119 Photography
40000120 Visual Art
40000026 Health & Medicine
40000027 Anatomy & Physiology
40000028 Behavioral Science
40000029 Dentistry
40000030 Diet & Nutrition
40000031 Emergency Medicine
40000032 Genetics
40000033 Gerontology
40000034 Health & Exercise Science
40000035 Immunology
40000036 Neuroscience
40000037 Pharmacology & Toxicology
40000038 Psychiatry
40000039 Global Health
40000040 Radiology
40000129 Nursing
40000041 History
40000042 Ancient History
40000043 Medieval History
40000044 Military History
40000045 Modern History
40000046 African History
40000047 Asia-Pacific History
40000048 European History
40000049 Middle Eastern History
40000050 North American History
40000051 South American History
40000053 Communications & Media
40000122 Broadcasting
40000123 Digital Media
40000124 Journalism
40000125 Photojournalism
40000126 Print
40000127 Speech
40000128 Writing
40000054 Philosophy
40000146 Aesthetics
40000147 Epistemology
40000148 Ethics
40000149 Metaphysics
40000150 Political Philosophy
40000151 Logic
40000152 Philosophy of Language
40000153 Philosophy of Religion
40000055 Religion & Spirituality
40000156 Buddhism
40000157 Christianity
40000158 Comparative Religion
40000159 Hinduism
40000160 Islam
40000161 Judaism
40000162 Other Religions
40000163 Spirituality
40000056 Language
40000057 African Languages
40000058 Ancient Languages
40000061 English
40000063 French
40000064 German
40000065 Italian
40000066 Linguistics
40000068 Spanish
40000069 Speech Pathology
40000130 Arabic
40000131 Chinese
40000132 Hebrew
40000133 Hindi
40000134 Indigenous Languages
40000135 Japanese
40000136 Korean
40000137 Other Languages
40000138 Portuguese
40000139 Russian
40000070 Literature
40000071 Anthologies
40000072 Biography
40000073 Classics
40000074 Literary Criticism
40000075 Fiction
40000076 Poetry
40000145 Comparative Literature
40000077 Mathematics
40000078 Advanced Mathematics
40000079 Algebra
40000080 Arithmetic
40000081 Calculus
40000082 Geometry
40000083 Statistics
40000084 Science
40000085 Agricultural
40000086 Astronomy
40000087 Atmosphere
40000088 Biology
40000089 Chemistry
40000090 Ecology
40000091 Geography
40000092 Geology
40000093 Physics
40000164 Environment
40000094 Psychology & Social Science
40000098 Psychology
40000099 Social Welfare
40000100 Sociology
40000154 Archaeology
40000155 Anthropology
40000101 Society
40000103 Asia Pacific Studies
40000104 European Studies
40000105 Indigenous Studies
40000106 Latin & Caribbean Studies
40000107 Middle Eastern Studies
40000108 Women’s Studies
40000165 African Studies
40000166 American Studies
40000167 Cross-cultural Studies
40000168 Immigration & Emigration
40000169 Race & Ethnicity Studies
40000170 Sexuality Studies
40000109 Teaching & Learning
40000110 Curriculum & Teaching
40000111 Educational Leadership
40000112 Family & Childcare
40000113 Learning Resources
40000114 Psychology & Research
40000115 Special Education
40000171 Educational Technology
40000172 Information/Library Science
40000140 Law & Politics
40000095 Law
40000096 Political Science
40000097 Public Administration
40000141 Foreign Policy & International Relations
40000142 Local Governments
40000143 National Governments
40000144 World Affairs
50000024 Audiobooks
74 News
75 Programs & Performances
50000040 Fiction
50000041 Arts & Entertainment
50000042 Biography & Memoir
50000043 Business
50000044 Kids & Young Adults
50000045 Classics
50000046 Comedy
50000047 Drama & Poetry
50000048 Speakers & Storytellers
50000049 History
50000050 Languages
50000051 Mystery
50000052 Nonfiction
50000053 Religion & Spirituality
50000054 Science
50000055 Sci-Fi & Fantasy
50000056 Self Development
50000057 Sports
50000058 Technology
50000059 Travel & Adventure
50000069 Romance
50000070 Audiobooks Latino