Applications Built On Our Platform

Over 350 applications have been built using The Echo Nest's music data APIs and developer toolkits. Here are some of our favorites.


Ed Hickey

The key idea for this hack was to utilize a web API for deeper insight into local music collections. Web technology has opened up many avenues for musical exploration, but not all of them are ones you want to travel down. Most of the time, you simply want to better leverage your music, not take the rely on some "social recommendation engine" to provide your daily soundtrack. That's where Echotunes comes in. While it uses the excellent Echonest web API, all the music which is being analyzed, filtered and listened to comes from your local iTunes collection. Echotunes sends your entire iTunes music library to Echonest and creates a "catalog". That catalog can be explored by a series of form controls (sliders, select boxes, toggles) in order to fine-tune a playlist. Want to hear energetic, minor key music between 120 and 128 BPM? How about a playlist which starts quietly, in the key of A and ends at full volume in the key of F? Echotunes can do that.