SOMERVILLE, Mass. Feb. 24, 2011
As part of the agreement, Island Def Jam will make its music available for any developer to create commercial apps using The Echo Nest’s powerful APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). Never before have application developers had access to this caliber of music, data and cutting-edge technology within a developer ‘sandbox’ to create innovative new music experiences for any platform: smartphone, computer, browser, tablet, television and beyond.
The Echo Nest’s suite of APIs allows developers to integrate functionality that would otherwise require years of development to build everything from music discovery and visualization apps to rhythm games, contests, remix apps, and much more.
The alliance forges a new way forward for digital music, making the increasingly critical partnership between application developer and music owner much more efficient. By bridging this divide, and giving developers a wide range of tools with which to build the future of the music business, this first-of-its-kind agreement promises to spur digital music innovation on a widespread scale.
About Island Def Jam Music Group
Justin Bieber Kanye West Mariah Carey Taio Cruz Jennifer Lopez Melissa Etheridge Chrisette Michele Rick Ross
About The Echo Nest
The Echo Nest is a music intelligence company that connects the greatest application developers to the best data and music, enabling the next generation of music experiences. The Echo Nest powers smarter music applications for leading media companies and a community of about 7,000 independent application developers.
Powered by the world’s only machine learning system that actively reads about and listens to music everywhere on the web, The Echo Nest opens up a massive repository of dynamic music data to application developers to re-shape how we all experience music. Over 150 music applications have been built on its platform to date. The Echo Nest’s customers reach over 100 million music fans every month.
Brian Whitman Tristan Jehan echonest.com
SOURCE The Echo Nest