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Music Hack Day NYC APIs

Here's a list and a description of the APIs presented at Music Hack Day NYC.

Universal Music Group

APIs for their artists - lots of pop music. REST JSON/XML. Retrieves artist metadata, biography, tracks, videos, photos, events, etc. Main idea is tap into the backend of their sites and get info “from the source”. Prizes: Epiphone signed by hinder, snowboard, and box of CDs.

Musicbrainz

Open source database of artist, tracks, album information. Community curated - all information is free and open source. ~600,000 artist, 1,000,000 albums, 10,000,000 tracks.

dubset

Internet radio site for performance DJs. API MixSCAN will give you the timing data for their DJ mixes

Indaba

Community of artists doing mixes online - API gives you access to access to the data in their system.

Musixmatch

A lyrics database, lots of multilingual data. Can match on artist/track name, lyrics, or musicbrainz/echonest ID, also matches on misspelled queries. Prizes: Full accommodation for next MHD or1 week in italy.

EchoNest

Uses a bunch of technology to learn as much about music as possible (reading text and listening to/analyze music). Can provide similar artists, popularity, tempo, danceability, etc. Remix API also lets you manipulate song data. Prizes: 4 $500 song prizes.

MOG/Roku

Allows you to send an HTTP request and make a ROKU box connected to a TV play a MOG (a subscription-based music service). Can also play tracks in the browser. There are lots of other MOG APIs. Prizes: Roku's and MOG subscriptions.

Last.fm

Gets information from listeners (by scrobbling from a desktop client that connects to media playing software) and uses it to create a database of metadata, recommendation, also radio. Creates listening history, trends. REST API with implementations in lots of languages. New API for realtime stats - what's being listened to now.

Canoris/freesound

Carnois provides analysis, similarity, voice synthesis, and voice transformation. Analysis gives low level (MFCC, PCP) and high level (mood, genre, instrumental, voice). Freesound is a large collection of user-submitted sounds.

libpd

Library for puredata's audio and midi processing functionality.

ex.fm

Music discovery platform based in browser. API gets track data and information and also user information. Prize: Audioengine speakers.

SoundCloud

Hosting for audio files. Allows for users to add comments at any time. API gives you access to track info, listener history, recording. Prize: Flight to the next MHD.

Boxee

Open source/platform social media center. GUI is XML defined, or a “skin app” written in Python, and HTML5. Prize: A boxee box. Developer documentation

Bit.ly

API for shortening links.

SongKick

Concert API - gives information for events (including setlists) and user impressions. Prize: Ticket vouchers.

MuseScore

The leading open source and free music notation software. Has a plugin framework for their app. Also, musescore.com is a social sheet music sharing platform, with an API to get the sheet music.

Fan bridge

A platform for musicians to grow their fanlist through email, mobile, social, and hopefully monetize. Allows for people to sign up to mailing list from any site. API. Prize: iPad.

RJDJ

iOS apps that tries to make music individualized and unique based on a variety of user environment variables. Prize: A nice pair of headphones.

7Digital

Licenses music from all kinds of labels and sells it online as 320 kbps DRM-free mp3s (some in FLAC). API provides metadata and preview tracks and the ability to purchase tracks. API key for the weekend = musichackday. Echonest IDs synched with 7digital IDs. Prize: 10 free albums and some nice headphones.

Rovi

Provides metadata and recommendation for music, movies, TV. API gives you information about tracks, users, also advertising + media recognition (?). Prize: Boxee box.

Hunch

“Personalizes the internet” - correlates information about people with trends and things they like. Give it a twitter ID, and it gives you information about what that specific person likes - or things nearby.

Twilio

Allows apps to communicate via phone or SMS. When someone calls a number you purchase, they can be connected in a conference, spoken to, you can retrieve the numbers that called it and call back/send SMS.

music_hack_day_nyc_apis.txt · Last modified: 2015/12/17 21:59 (external edit)