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Could Spotify open up Truffle Pig and playlist analytics?

A Wired profile of Spotify’s work around music playlists has given us some thoughts about how the company could open up some of its internal tools to external curators. The first is Truffle Pig, The Echo Nest’s tool to...
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Truffle Pig: ‘There’s no one taking playlisting more seriously than Spotify’

Maybe we’re pessimists, but we can’t help but think Spotify talking publicly about a feature called “Truffle Pig” might provide its harsher critics with some more ammunition. Still, it’s an interesting...
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Spotify and Echo Nest have had a baby and they’ve called it “Insights”

Spotify got all married up with music data company The Echo Nest back in March and just over five months later (the gestation period in digital is obviously a few months shorter – hem hem) they’ve had a new arrival –...
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MTV launches Your MTV Top 20 chart with data from The Echo Nest

It’s become a cliché to suggest that MTV doesn’t play music videos any more – it’s a trap we’ve fallen headlong into in the past. It might be true on the main MTV TV channel, but music videos remain...
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48.6% of Spotify streams are skipped before the end

One of the welcome effects of Spotify’s acquisition of The Echo Nest is that the latter company’s Paul Lamere will be let loose on the full dataset of a major streaming service. The first results were published yesterday...
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Moodsnap taps Spotify and Echo Nest for mood-music app

A picture may tell a thousand words, but how many decent music recommendations can it give you? A new iPhone app called Moodsnap is aiming to find out.
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The Echo Nest and Nuance to make voice recognition smarter for music

The announcement of music tech firm The Echo Nest's partnership with voice and natural-language company Nuance is deliberately vague.
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The Echo Nest releases white paper on understanding ‘high-value listeners’

Music tech firm The Echo Nest has a healthy collection of partnerships with digital music services, and it's helping several understand their users better with its Taste Profile technology.
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The Echo Nest explains how it classifies nearly 500 music genres

The Echo Nest has become a powerful behind-the-scenes cog in the new music industry, providing its data and discovery tools to many of the most prominent digital music services: Spotify, Rhapsody, Vevo, Nokia Music, iHeartRadio,...
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WiMP updates its iOS app with Echo Nest-fuelled discovery

The Echo Nest has become the go-to provider for music recommendation technology, with Scandinavian streaming service WiMP the latest to strike a deal with the US firm.
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The Echo Nest talks streamers ‘spammers, fakers and cloners’

You may have noticed the proliferation of cover versions of famous songs on streaming music services, but have you ever *really* looked at them?
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This Is My Jam mulls going it alone in 2013

With more than 100k users, This Is My Jam has picked up a following among musical tastemakers since its launch from within music tech firm The Echo Nest.