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Spotify buys The Echo Nest, the tech that powers many online radio services

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Mar 2014 20:20

Spotify buys The Echo Nest, the tech that powers many online radio services Spotify has acquired The Echo Nest, a company "that powers the vast majority of internet radio" with its technology.
Echo Nest powers Twitter Music, Rdio, Vevo, MTV, MOG, IHeartRadio and more.

Despite being aquired, "The Echo Nest API will remain free and open to support its robust developer ecosystem," and the company will remain a "wholly owned subsidiary" of Spotify, working independently.

Says Spotify of the move: "The addition of The Echo Nest to Spotify will also strengthen Spotify's ability to help brands and partners build amazing music experiences for their audiences." When asked about competing companies, Spotify noted: "In the few cases where The Echo Nest does work with direct competitors we will work with them to understand these relationships and determine the next business steps. The Echo Nest will meet all contractual obligations to all customers."

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