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Bryan M. Wolfe
| April 12, 2012
The Echo Nest Announces Two More Music Partnerships
The Echo Nest, the music intelligence platform powering many of today’s music apps, has announced two new partnerships. Beginning today, the company has partnered with JamBase, a web aggregator of concert and tour information; and with SongMeanings, an online community focused on deciphering the meaning of song lyrics. This will mean broader data options for developers building the future of music applications for the web and mobile devices such as the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. Both companies will now become part of The Echo Nest’s growing Rosetta Stone project, which helps technologies from a variety of music services work together easily. JamBase will provide developers with an open developer site that integrates its artists and song IDs with The Echo Nest’s APIs to make its database of concert listings available across multiple platforms. According to Andy Gadiel, CEO of JamBase:
"JamBase is all about connecting music fans with the music they love. We've been aggregating live music information for over a decade, covering every type of band from clubs to stadiums. By integrating with The Echo Nest, it's now even easier for any developer to add concert dates to their app or website and help spread live music."SongMeanings, meanwhile, sources lyrics interpretations from its community of users, and will offer this information to developers building on The Echo Nest's open platform, to include alongside music, and other artist related content, in cutting-edge music applications. SongMeanings’ database includes nearly 2 million lyrics. Brian Adams, co-founder of SongMeanings, commented:
“I truly believe this partnership will allow for a better and deeper experience for our entire user base. It really is a great next step in the evolution of SongMeanings.”The Echo Nest has announced a number of partnerships in recent weeks. These include new integrated APIs with Spotify, the European-based music service that arrived in the U.S. in 2011; and one between The Echo Nest and Raditaz, a player in the Internet radio market. With these new partner integrations, The Echo Nest will increase the variety and accessibility of open content to independent application developers building new ways to discover and interact with music. And for music fans, this is certainly a big deal.