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Spotify acquires intelligent music engine The Echo Nest

Written by on March 7, 2014

It was announced yesterday that Spotify have finalised their latest acquisition – that of leading music intelligence provider The Echo Nest. For Spotify, it’s a critical one – meaning Spotify can dive deeper into curation, recommendation and of course their Radio functionality.

“We’ve been fans of The Echo Nest for a really long time and honoured to have their talented team join Spotify,” said Daniel Ek, Founder and CEO, Spotify. “At Spotify, we want to get people to listen to more music. We are hyper focused on creating the best user experience and it starts with building the best music intelligence platform on the planet. With The Echo Nest joining Spotify, we will make a big leap forward in our quest to play you the best music possible.”

The Echo Nest will continue to operate out of its headquarters in Somerville, MA where it has been a key component of the growing Boston-area tech scene.  The Echo Nest will also continue to operate in San Francisco.  The Echo Nest API will remain free and open to support its robust developer ecosystem.

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