What do images have to do with sound? A lot, it seems.
The Echo Nest, a music technology company based in Somerville, Mass., will be integrating more than 27,000 photos from Getty Images into its database of artist information. Subscribers of Echo Nest's product, called Dynamic Music Data, will be able to use the images for a flat monthly licensing fee that will be split between the two companies. Terms of the revenue sharing agreement were not disclosed.