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 Last.fm graciously offered to give it – so around 5AM this morning I had the surreal experience of watching via a streaming webcam, employee #1 of Last.fm don an Echo Nest tee-shirt and talk about the Echo Nest APIs. Surreal especially since many of our APIs overlap with Last.fm’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.
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:
- New, awesome music fingerprinter: ENMFP
- New API architecture: harder, faster, better, stronger
- New Song API – get detailed info on just about any song in the world
- New remix technology – create infinite versions of your favorite songs (more on this soon)
- New Java and Python clients that let you access all of our features (such as Rosetta Stone)
So what is a Music Hack Day all about? It’s the hacking! This video gives you a taste: