Friday June 24th, 2011 12:24
A digital company called The Echo Nest has launched a Shazam-style technology that is open source, and can therefore be used by any developers wanting to incorporate audio-based music identification into their product. There’s a tie up with 7Digital, which means the Echoprint system can identify the millions of tracks in their digital catalogue. As an open source technology it’s hoped that catalogue of identifiable tracks will grow as other developers use it.
Says The Echo Nest CTO Brian Whitman: “Music fingerprinting should belong to the internet. It should be a service that every developer can rely on without worrying about licensing fees or complicated database implementations. The Echo Nest is uniquely positioned to open its best-in-class fingerprinting technology and music resolution data to the public. Any music experience, from a streaming cloud service to a social music game can now immediately include music recognition. We’re giving people the client and server along with the data, and we can’t wait to see what they build with this”.Read More...
The Echo Nest offers an incredible array of music data and services for developers to build amazing apps and experiences. Here is where you learn all about the features and capabilities of our platform, review tutorials and sample code, and see what tools and libraries are available. Feel free to browse around, or just dive right in by requesting an API key.
Hundreds of music applications tap into The Echo Nest API for access to billions of data points about music from leading media companies (MTV, the BBC, MOG and others) to award-winning mobile applications (Discovr, Music Hunter, Pocket Hipster).
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