The Echo Nest

  • The Echo Nest Raises $7 Million For Music Personalization Platform

    The Echo Nest, a music intelligence startup, has raised $7 million in funding from Matrix Partners with Commonwealth Capital Ventures also participating in the round. This brings the startup’s total funding to over $9 million. The Echo Nest’s music intelligence platform, which was created by two MIT Media Lab PhD students, intelligently interprets audio signals and can tell when a… Read More

  • First "Machine Listening" API Flies From The Echo Nest

    “Machine Listening” is the idea that computers can be programmed to interpret audio signals the same way humans do. This means that they can tell when a song belongs to the blues genre rather than techno. And they can detect musical characteristics like tempos, transition types, and harmonies. The technology has some obvious practical uses. It could be used to compile collections… Read More