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Spotify’s layoffs put an end to a musical encyclopedia, and fans are pissed

On a brutal December day, 17% of Spotify employees found out they had been laid off in the company’s third round of job cuts last year. Not long after, music fans around the world realized that the cult-favorite website Every Noise at Once (EveryNoise), an encyclopedic goldmine for music discovery, had stopped working. These two…

1:53 pm PST • February 12, 2024
Spotify’s layoffs put an end to a musical encyclopedia, and fans are pissed

Personalization comes at a steep price. All your data gets sucked up into a company’s servers where they can do whatever they want with it. But Canopy is a new…

Spotify alums create Canopy content suggester that won’t steal your data

Truffle Pig is just one of the new musical inventions dreamed up at the sonic skunkworks born from Spotify’s $100 million acquisition of The Echo Nest. Deep inside Spotify’s New York…

Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Skunkworks

Music streaming service Rdio is getting rid of partner The Echo Nest, its CEO Anthony Bay told CNBC in an interview published this week (via Verge). The news comes despite…

Rdio Will Drop The Echo Nest For Music Recommendations Post-Spotify Acquisition

“We want to enable straight playback from Spotify on other services”, CEO Daniel Ek tells me. It’s part of why his company just acquired The Echo Nest, the top music…

Together, Spotify And Echo Nest Want To Build The Facebook Connect Of Music

Spotify has acquired The Echo Nest, as revealed by an official blog post today. The financial details of the acquisition haven’t been revealed, but The Echo Nest is a self-described…

Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest, Gaining Control Of The Music DNA Company That Powers Its Rivals

The Echo Nest, a “music intelligence” company whose technology powers recommendations in services like Rdio and Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio, is now looking to help partners make money from advertising as…

Music Tech Company The Echo Nest Expands Into Ad Targeting

Music intelligence startup Echo Nest, which you might know better as the company powering Spotify Radio and Vevo’s recommendations, is announcing two new partnerships today which will give developers access to…

The Echo Nest Grabs More Data: Partners With Concert Listing Provider JamBase & SongMeanings

VEVO launched officially to the world in December 2009, and in the same month became the most visited music site in the U.S. That was just over two years ago,…

The New VEVO: Music Video Giant Adds Personalization, Facebook Playlists & Continuous Play

For a long time now, Spotify has had its own Radio experience, but, to be honest, it hasn’t been very good. Then, last week, the Swedish-turned-America music service announced that…

The Echo Nest To Power New Spotify Radio (Which Begins Rolling Out Today)

The Echo Nest, a music intelligence startup whose technology that powers many music apps from media companies or independent developers, this morning announced the release of an open-source music identification…

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…

“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…