Stuart Dredge: The Echo Nest brings music identification to the development masses.

This article titled “Make your own Shazam? There’s an API for that called Echoprint” was written by Stuart Dredge, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 23rd June 2011 13.05 UTC

Yesterday, mobile discovery firm Shazam raised million and talked about its ongoing move beyond basic music identification. A good thing, too, for today US company The Echo Nest is launching a platform that lets any developer create their own baby Shazam for a fraction of the cost.

It’s called Echoprint, and is being touted as the world’s “first fully open-source music fingerprint service”, drawing on UK firm 7digital’s catalogue of 13 million songs, and with plans to expand its database over time as more apps are launched using it.

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