AfterDawn: Tech news

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."

Previous Next  
Comments have been disabled for this article.

Latest news

A bug in Chrome allows you to download Netflix movies A bug in Chrome allows you to download Netflix movies (25 Jun 2016 15:21)
A group of security researchers have found a vulnerability in Google's Chrome browser that allows downloading movies straight from Netflix. This is obviously not a feature especially the entertainment ....
2 user comments
Three out of four Netflix customers would rather cancel than watch ads Three out of four Netflix customers would rather cancel than watch ads (25 Jun 2016 14:05)
For a long time Netflix was adamant on its pricing. No changes were made for a long time and everything seemed to be good. The markets obviously reacted and more expensive deals and original ....
3 user comments
Apple Music left in the dust, Spotify at 100 million subscribers Apple Music left in the dust, Spotify at 100 million subscribers (25 Jun 2016 12:01)
Spotify has told The Telegraph that it has surpassed the 100 million mark in subscribers. Paying subscribers was earlier this year reported to have passed 30 million. Apple meanwhile is having ....
2 user comments
Rumor has it that Apple has cancelled iPhone's dual camera Rumor has it that Apple has cancelled iPhone's dual camera (18 Jun 2016 18:05)
The next iPhone will be a major upgrade to current iPhone 6s. This biyearly full upgrade cycle provides us with a bigger upgrade every two years. But how will Apple update its number one product, ....
6 user comments
OnePlus releases new flagship killer, smaller X discontinued OnePlus releases new "flagship killer", smaller X discontinued (18 Jun 2016 16:11)
The small Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus took the world by storm two years ago by releasing a super cheap flagship smartphone. They called it the flagship killer, and it indeed challenged ....
4 user comments

News archive