Music tech firm The Echo Nest has released a few stats about its growth in 2013, as it added more than 20 new customers including Rhapsody, Microsoft, Getty and Sirius XM. “We now serve over one billion API queries per month.
Queries to our platform have increased tenfold over the past year,” explains a blog post from the company, which notes that it now has more than 70 customers and partners, while its services are being used in more than 50 countries around the world.
Through our API, you can now explore over 800 dynamic, ever-changing micro-genres of music… along with several hundred dynamic, region-specific genres,” explains the post. 2014 should be interesting for The Echo Nest though, as it faces renewed competition from Gracenote, which recently announced its own Rhythm recommendations API for internet radio – a direct rival for part of The Echo Nest’s business.