Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform has partnered with Island Def Jam Music Group to launch an API for developers.
As part of the agreement, Island Def Jam will make its music available for any developer to create commercial apps using The Echo Nest’s APIs.
“The music app is the new music format,” said Jim Lucchese, CEO of The Echo Nest. “Music formats drive how we experience music and the role it plays in our lives. In the same way that the music video provided a promotional wrapper around songs and artists while also functioning as a new creative work, music apps can attract new fans and raise an artist’s visibility while standing alone as a creative product.”
“This is a bold move on the part of Island Def Jam, which has become the first major label business department to embrace an open development ecosystem to attract the best and brightest developers.”