Spotify simply purchased the corporate that powers most on-line radio (replace)
Spotify now owns The Echo Nest, higher generally known as “the corporate that powers the overwhelming majority of web radio.” That features competing providers like Twitter #Music, Rdio and extra. However right now’s information does not essentially imply that these providers will lose help from Echo Nest’s API, as Spotify’s information announce as we speak says, “The Echo Nest API will stay free and open to help its strong developer ecosystem.” The Echo Nest is staying in Somerville, Mass., with staff assuredly making Revolutionary Warfare jokes each every so often to their Spotify counterparts in England. It isn’t clear simply but what it will imply for Spotify Radio, however there’s this one indirect line concerning the acquisition’s potential impression: “The addition of The Echo Nest to Spotify may also strengthen Spotify’s means to assist manufacturers and companions construct superb music experiences for his or her audiences.” Positive! Anyway, Spotify now owns the corporate that powers most of your web radio. Take that as you’ll.
Replace: A Spotify rep gave us a number of extra particulars on the acquisition. First, Echo Nest is a “wholly owned subsidiary” of Spotify, and can function comparatively autonomously as such. Second, it appears like relationships with the competitors might not final perpetually. “Within the few instances the place The Echo Nest does work with direct rivals we’ll work with them to know these relationships and decide the subsequent enterprise steps. The Echo Nest will meet all contractual obligations to all clients,” we have been informed.
In different Spotify information, there is a new iOS SDK as nicely, obtainable at the moment, that is been “written from the bottom up” to go even quicker. It is apparently lacking some performance comparatively with the prevailing iOS SDK, nevertheless it’s capable of entry search, playlists, metadata lookup, audio playback “and extra” a lot quicker, based on Spotify. Ought to that pique your curiosity, there is a Github web page proper right here to get you began.
Correction: This piece beforehand said that Pandora is powered by Echo Nest tech, which is wrong. Our apologies!