SOMERVILLE, MA (Hypebot) – The Echo Nest and digital distributor 7digital have formed a partnership to offer developers access to The Echo Nest's music intelligence APIs (application programming interfaces) and 7digital's 10M track catalog in 32 territories across Europe and North America.
Developers can create retail music websites and apps that tap into the Echonest API for artist and song similarity, song attributes (tempo, key, etc.) and news feeds along with 7digital's album art and song previews.
The two companies will unveil the new developer offering at the London Music Hack Day, to be held September 4 and 5 at the Guardian offices in London.
"The driving ethos behind the 7digital API is to provide developers with an open platform that allows experimentation and the creation of exciting new music and entertainment services." said Ben Drury, 7digital CEO.
"Application developers are the future of the music business." added Jim Lucchese, CEO of The Echo Nest. "This partnership makes it much easier for a talented developer to go from a great idea to a fully-licensed commercial music application."