The Echo Nest Powers Reebok's Spotify App FitList

Sep 20, 2012

SOMERVILLE, MA — September 20, 2012 - The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform powering smarter music apps across the web and devices, has partnered with Reebok for a Spotify app to motivate everyone from casual exercisers to fitness fanatics with the energizing power of music. The Reebok FitList app is free to use within Spotify, and features several ways to create the perfect soundtrack for any workout.

Music has been scientifically proven to increase endurance, motor skills, and aerobic performance. Anecdotally, it makes working out a lot more fun too, which is a key ingredient to maintaining any fitness routine. However, choosing the right songs is almost as important as including any songs at all.

Reebok FitList lets users specify an activity (jogging, running, yoga, etc.); an intensity level; the length of time for the workout; and an artist around whom to base the playlist, drawing from the over 17 million songs in Spotify's music catalog. The Echo Nest's deep musical information about every song in Spotify builds the perfect playlist instantly, including not only songs by the specified artist, but also similar tracks to keep things fresh.

Fitness buffs can also choose from Reebok FitList playlists curated by Reebok, athletes, celebrities, and other users, as well as submitting their favorite workout playlists for others to enjoy. Like other Spotify playlists, Reebok FitList selections can be played for free on any computer with Spotify and added to the user's permanent collection. Premium subscribers can access them from portable devices with the Spotify app, and even store them on their smartphones for playback without a cellular connection (great for remote locations, limited dataplans, and extending battery life).

Exercise measurably improves the quality of life, and getting in shape is more fun -- not to mention easier -- with the right music. Reebok FitList is can be found via the Spotify App Finder everywhere Spotify is available.

About The Echo Nest
The Echo Nest powers smarter music applications for leading media companies and thousands of independent developers, with a customer base that reaches over 150 million music fans every month. Over 350 applications have been built on The Echo Nest platform. With the world's only machine learning system that actively reads about and listens to music everywhere on the web, The Echo Nest opens up the largest repository of dynamic music data in the world – over 5 billion data points on over 30 million songs -- to help developers re-shape the experience of playing -- and playing with -- music. A four-time National Science Foundation grantee, the Echo Nest was co-founded by two MIT PhDs. Investors include Matrix Partners, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, and three co-founders of MIT Media Lab.