18 02 13

Gracenote targets The Echo Nest in open music APIs battle

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Consider battle properly joined between Gracenote and The Echo Nest, with the former finally opening up its music APIs and SDKs fully to developers on Friday.

We say ‘fully’ because Gracenote’s MusicID audio fingerprinting tech has already been used by the likes of Sony, Soundtracking, MusiXmatch and Rhapsody in their apps. Now it’ll be usable by smaller developers and startups too, whether they’re making mobile or desktop apps, or websites.

“Innovation comes from anywhere, not just from big, well-funded companies,” said president Stephen White in a statement.

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Stuart Dredge
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