Amsterdam Music Hack Day

The Amsterdam Music Hack Day is underway.  The Echo Nest is participating but due to some problems with actually getting there, we are participating virtually.    We needed someone to physically give our API presentation – Matt Ogle of graciously offered to give it – so around 5AM this morning I had the surreal experience of watching via a  streaming webcam, employee #1 of don an Echo Nest tee-shirt and talk about the Echo Nest APIs.  Surreal especially since many of our APIs overlap with’s wonderful APIs – its kind of like seeing a Mercedes car salesman helping BMW meet their sales quota.  So many thanks to Matt – he’s a totally classy guy. He did such a great job that people tweeted that they thought the Echo Nest API presentation was one of their favorites of the music hack day.

Matt Ogle wearing an Echo Nest shirt presenting the Echo Nest API (photo by frenkie)

We are releasing a bunch of new stuff this weekend. So much stuff, in fact that it is hard to write about it all in one post, so I shall be posting in small doses.  Here’s what’s new from the Echo Nest:

So what is a Music Hack Day all about?  It’s the hacking!  This video gives you a taste:


  1. #1 by Radu on April 24, 2010 - 7:34 pm

    I would like to use some of these cool tools on my library, but I wasn’t able to find any software that uses these APIs. Are there any?

  2. #2 by zazi on April 26, 2010 - 6:27 am

    You are mad guys ;)

    flaneur did your job and wore an echnoest t-shirt, how crazy is that?
    What a fun!

    Also congrats to your new API release and especially to your new fingerprinting service and server. Can’t wait to get my hands on that code.

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