The Echo Nest is a damn cool company. Last week David Rusenko of Weebly wrote some nice thoughts on Loudcrowd on his blog (thanks David!). That led me to read some of his older posts, including one on Echo Nest. I don't know how I missed the announcement from the Echo Nest about their music intelligence APIs, considering how much we've been doing with music lately, but I'm making up for it here. Using thisismyjam I built this quick mix:
While that demo alone is probably enough to get you into some startup contests, there is a lot more going on here. Echo Nest is taking a platform approach, building a bevy of music-based APIs available to anyone trying to create new music tools for the web. You can watch some of the other demos they built (don't miss the "More Cowbell" demo) by watching the video from their launch at Demo a few weeks ago:
Oh, and don't miss David's thisismyjam mix, and his excellent blog..