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Music Intelligence for Sale

Music Intelligence for Sale | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

Information is changing the music industry; not only in the ways we consume and discover music, but as well in the ways companies are arming themselves for competition.


Streaming services see gold in the figures that fuel recommendation algorithms, and now content companies, driven too by the alluring growth of digital tech, are proudly announcing their latest partnerships with leading software-as-a-service companies and the terabytes of social data multiplying on their servers.


The future of music discovery—and potentially, of artist development—is now in the numbers. 

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pioneering semantic web technology...  as suggested by this article, amazon's & google's "giant brain" model can be effectively applied to verticals as well.  gratifying evolutionary strides...  but i'd also like to see advances that make better use of and accommodate user inputs.  what i envision is reverse filtration – something like what amazon is already doing with shopping for goods – especially with regard to lyrical subject matter, not just audio/aural elements like beat, melody, genre, rhythm and such.

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Spotify Acquires Music Data Platform The Echo Nest

Spotify Acquires Music Data Platform The Echo Nest | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Spotify today announced it has acquired music data platform The Echo Nest, which will continue to operate out of its headquarters in Somerville, Massachuse
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Soundrop Comes to Android, Updates Spotify App... - Digital Music News

Soundrop Comes to Android, Updates Spotify App... - Digital Music News | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Soundrop released an Android app and updated their Spotify app. The Spotify app has been completely redesigned, changing the appearance and layout. Rooms now easily...
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The Ultimate List of Music APIs

The Ultimate List of Music APIs | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
I’ve started to build the ultimate list of music APIs. My goal for the list is for it to be a one-stop spot to find the best music apis. Currently 65 APIs are listed across 10 categories.
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In first 24 hours, #Music users tweet more Spotify links than iTunes URLs, Rdio comes in a distant third

In first 24 hours, #Music users tweet more Spotify links than iTunes URLs, Rdio comes in a distant third | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Twitter's #Music app is out at last for the Web and iOS, following an extensive rumor cycle. If you are behind the times, head here for a detailed explanation of the service.

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Spotify debuts new Discovery engine, Collection, and Follow, which lets users follow friends and celebrities

Spotify debuts new Discovery engine, Collection, and Follow, which lets users follow friends and celebrities | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

At an event in New York City today, Spotify announced a new Discover section to help users find new music on the service, a Collection section for holding all your music, and Follow, a place to keep up to date on celebrities. Spotify CEO and Founder Daniel Ek admitted that users say Spotify is great when you know what you want to listen to, but not so good when you don't — the genesis of the company's new features. Some examples of content boxes on the new Discover page are "You listen to David Guetta and Skrillex.

 

You might like Avicii," and "Since you follow The Knife, we recommend Deep Cuts for your collection." Ek said, "Tiles of cover art may not mean much... We wanted to give users the context that's missing." There also appears to be a recommendation engine for showing you artists that are touring near you.

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Spotify to begin rolling out browser-based music app in beta today (update: now live for some)

Spotify to begin rolling out browser-based music app in beta today (update: now live for some) | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Spotify today plans to begin the roll out of its first ever browser-based music player, The Verge has learned from sources close to the company. From the looks of it, the web player looks a lot like its desktop counterparts on Mac and Windows, including search, Spotify Radio, playlist editing and creation, and a "What's New" section. Like its desktop apps, Spotify on the web will likely be free to use but include audio ads and banners ads. The web app will roll out over the coming months, we're told, and will supplement but not replace the company's desktop apps.
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Blue Note jazz label releases immersive Spotify app

Blue Note jazz label releases immersive Spotify app | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Jazz fans who are also Spotify subscribers probably can just say goodbye to their afternoon with the release of a new app from Blue Note Records.
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Listen to this! TUMBLR teamed up with Spotify

Listen to this! We just teamed up with Spotify so you can post tracks, playlists, and full albums from their very extensive library. Search for tracks or paste a Spotify link to embed your music

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Plein Ecran du 04/02/12: MIDEM 2012

Plein Ecran du 04/02/12: MIDEM 2012 | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
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Inside Spotify Radio vs. Pandora - The Echo Nest Makes The Difference - hypebot

Inside Spotify Radio vs. Pandora - The Echo Nest Makes The Difference - hypebot | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Every time a new "Pandora killer" launches, my first question is what technology is driving song selection. The answer matters because that's who/what is deciding what we listen to. Pandora has its own "Music Genome Project" which is really just...
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Spotify, Kinect and more: The best hacks from Music Hack Day London

Spotify, Kinect and more: The best hacks from Music Hack Day London | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

"It’s been over a year since Music Hack Day last visited London and during that period we’ve seen some serious developments in the world of digital music including several labels announcing partnerships which will allow developers to easily access content and develop apps – something that was previously difficult due to licensing issues.

 

This growth in available music data is great news for the eager developers who attend the event and so it’s no surprise that this year featured some fantastic hacks created during a 24 hour period at the Barbican Center. Here’s our pick of the best from the 60+ hacks that were demoed this year.."

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Music App Developers Anticipate Spotify-Driven Boom

Music App Developers Anticipate Spotify-Driven Boom | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
One one level, Spotify’s transformation into a music platform was a simple technical matter of exposing an application programming interface (API) to app developers and publications and allowing them to treat Spotify like a web browser for their...
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The Spotify effect: Why every company is now a data company

The Spotify effect: Why every company is now a data company | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

After landing a $200 million credit line and acquiring music data platform The Echo Nest, Spotify is widely expected to announce its IPO in coming months. Spotify is a unique spin on the same fundamental formula that generated value for Netflix, Amazon, Groupon, Pandora and LinkedIn before it.


So what exactly is this magic formula? It’s simple, really: When a company uses data to personalize its inventory, it creates a better UX. This UX in turn draws in millions of users and investment dollars.

What’s the lesson startups can derive here?


Value today is less about big sales and more about how many users a company continually engages using data.

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Spotify's mobile users skyrocket since free streaming launch - CNET

Spotify's mobile users skyrocket since free streaming launch - CNET | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
TechCentral Spotify's mobile users skyrocket since free streaming launch CNET It's been one week since Spotify announced it would allow anyone on an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone to use its music streaming app free of charge.
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Bop.fm pulls multiple services together to make music shareable again

Bop.fm pulls multiple services together to make music shareable again | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
New startup, Bop.fm is aiming to help bring together the music silos from across the web and making music easy to share with friends again.
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Music Continues To Follow The Sound Of Developers

Music Continues To Follow The Sound Of Developers | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Further evidence that media companies should be open with their API access Gracenote is one of the latest to jump on the developer program bandwagon.
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Spotify teams with MusicMetric for new analytics service

Spotify teams with MusicMetric for new analytics service | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

Musicmetric has announced a deal with Spotify that will allow its users to benchmark Spotify data alongside social media trends and file-sharing information.

 

Musicmetric Pro, Musicmetric’s premium analytics tool, will integrate Spotify data allowing it to be analysed alongside other data streams. MusicMetric says this could show how streaming data can be used by the music industry to better leverage revenues.

 

Anyone with Spotify Analytics can now access all their data through Musicmetric, meaning streaming data can be laid on top of social media trends, BitTorrent consumption and sentiment for over 700,000 artists captured by Musicmetric.

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Streaming Music Apps - "‘PLAY GUETTA shows the potential of what streaming music apps can achieve"

Streaming Music Apps - "‘PLAY GUETTA shows the potential of what streaming music apps can achieve" | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Meanwhile on Spotify’s app platform comes the launch of David Guetta’s ‘PLAY GUETTA’ app. Back when Spotify launched artist apps back in June I said that they were a great start on the rod to relevance for streaming music services and music discovery but that there was a long distance to go (which was a polite way of saying that the first wave of apps weren’t very good). The David Guetta app is a different kettle of fish altogether. Whereas the first wave of apps had an air of unfulfilled promised ‘PLAY GUETTA’ is a rich, immersive and – crucially – massively social app. As a testament to the importance of Spotify’s app ecosystem, ‘PLAY GUETTA’ is built using the Soundrop SDK, itself a Spotify app.
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Spotify Is Having A Good 2012: Revenues Could Reach $500M As It Expands The Digital Music Market

Spotify Is Having A Good 2012: Revenues Could Reach $500M As It Expands The Digital Music Market | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Spotify, the streaming music startup, was having serious trouble paying its bills, if you believed reports from earlier this year. Its 2011 financials showed a loss of nearly $60 million on revenues of $244 million.
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Spotify Launches Music Player for Web, Blogs, and Tumblr

Spotify Launches Music Player for Web, Blogs, and Tumblr | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Spotify continued its quest to become the operating system of music on the internet with today’s launch of an embeddable music player that puts legal tunes on websites and blogs, for free, while compensating copyright holders.
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Spotify: 'We have to turn ourselves into the OS of music' - The Guardian (blog)

Spotify: 'We have to turn ourselves into the OS of music' - The Guardian (blog) | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
So, an iPhone app built on Spotify's API is now more popular than the main Spotify app – but since SpotOn Radio requires users to be paying for Spotify, this isn't a problem for the company.

A number of startups and media companies – including The Guardian – jumped on board Spotify's desktop apps platform when it went live. The next wave of apps may come from another source though: music labels.

"It's a really interesting platform for artists and labels to really enhance the experience around the music," says Garmark.

"In this digital age of music, the experience in some ways got reduced to just a track or a playlist. But with these apps, it can start getting back to the old way of immersing yourself in the album cover, or reading about the music while listening to it. And artists can use it to connect with their audience."
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Top 10 European Social Startups

Top 10 European Social Startups | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Christian Hernandez's Top 10 European Social Startups: 1. Spotify, 2. Zeebox, 3. Songkick… See the rest and add your own Top 10 European Social Startups!
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The Echo Nest Powers New Spotify Radio and Makes the Service More Valuable

The Echo Nest Powers New Spotify Radio and Makes the Service More Valuable | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
The Echo Nest will power Spotify’s new radio features. The improved, personalized radio function, along with apps by Billboard and other companies, are available in... Music intelligence company The Echo Nest will power Spotify's new radio features.
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Building a Spotify App, by Music Machinery

Building a Spotify App, by Music Machinery | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

On Wednesday November 30, Spotify announced their Spotify Apps platform that will let developers create Spotify-powered music apps that run inside the Spotify App. I like Spotify and I like writing music apps so I thought I would spend a little time kicking the tires and write about my experience.

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