The Echo Nest Announces Agreement to Provide Music Intelligence for Clear Channel Radio’s iHeartRadio Platform
SOMERVILLE, Mass., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform powering smarter music apps across the web and devices, announced today an agreement with Clear Channel Radio under which The Echo Nest’s deep musical intelligence data will be a key element in enabling users of iHeartRadio, its digital music platform, to listen to and build custom radio stations.
The Echo Nest platform maintains over 5 billion data points on over 30 million songs, including understanding of artist connections, song similarity, mood, style and detailed acoustic attributes (tempo, energy, danceability, time signature, key) to offer users a fully personalized radio feature.
“Our collaboration with Clear Channel brings the most advanced music intelligence platform to iHeartRadio, enabling its fans to customize their listening experience,” said Jim Lucchese, CEO of The Echo Nest. “We’re excited to work with Clear Channel to put this level of music understanding in the hands of so many music fans.”
“Adding The Echo Nest’s data to iHeartRadio’s programming logic enables us to offer our consumers a rich, rewarding experience that scales with our massive library of over eleven million songs,” said Evan Schwartz, who is leading the development of iHeartRadio.
About The Echo Nest
The Echo Nest is a music intelligence company that connects the greatest application developers to the best data and music to enable the next generation of music experiences. Powered by the world’s only machine learning system that actively reads about and listens to music everywhere on the web, The Echo Nest opens up a massive repository of dynamic music data to application developers ranging from one-person operations to multinational corporations. Over 200 music applications have been built on its platform to date and its customers reach over 100 million music fans every month.
The Echo Nest was co-founded by two MIT Media Lab PhDs. Winner of three National Science Foundation SBIR grants, The Echo Nest’s investors include Matrix Partners and Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Argos Management and three co-founders of MIT Media Lab. For more information, visit echonest.com.
SOURCE The Echo Nest