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Musikki opens living music platform to app developers

London, 24th February 2015: Musikki has today launched its Music API, allowing developers access to Musikki’s real-time catalogue of music data, offering contextual musical info and providing new ways of musical discovery and recommendations.

Musikki is based on a proprietary algorithm that matches music data, content and information to the right artist, album or song by pulling multiple APIs and aggregating all the information into one dataset. The new Music API will allow selected partners access to the ever-growing catalogue of data and integrate this within their apps.

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Joao Afonso, co-founder and CEO of Musikki, says: ‘With the Music API launch, we’re committed to extending our real-time catalogue of music data to developers, allowing their apps full access to an endless number of unique entries. How we differ is, while a typical music database only provides standalone music data, our Music API connects data, context, news and social information in real-time.’

‘Our goal is to provide a one-stop shop for your music needs. We’ve focused on creating the ‘IMDB of music’, a place for music fans to get closer to their most-loved bands, book tickets, manage their music collections, discover great new music and purchase or listen to their favourite tracks.’

‘We’re also thrilled to be part of this year’s SXSW’s Music Hackathon as an API sponsor and excited to see what creative applications will come out of the Music API.’

The 2015 SXSW Music Hackathon Championship will host world-class hackers, designers, and programmers who will have 24 hours to create new tech innovations in the music space for artists, industry, and fans.

All data requests will continue to be handled by Musikki, so app developers can focus on building an app without any additional data usage or speed issues.

Music API Overview:

Curation:
There are an infinity of isolated sources for metadata, video, audio, social media updates and news. Musikki picked up the best sources to give you the best data and content.

Indexation:
Musikki’s algorithm indexes content and data from some of the most relevant services and sources in the current internet landscape.

Catalogation:
The collected information is disambiguated, labeled, curated and transformed into more digestible formats.

Delivery:
Delivered to you in information bundles, meaning fewer requests to retrieve the data and a better performance for your app or service.

Music API Data Collection

Artists and Bands:
Biography, Details, Official Links, Official Videos, Discography, Song List, News, Social Media Updates, Related and Collaborations.

Albums:
Credits, Tracklist, Reviews, Average Rating, Editions, Related and External Listening Options (Deezer, Rdio and Spotify).

Songs:
Credits, Featured In, Original and Covers.

Labels:
Artists and Albums.

Music API Services & Sources

Audio & Video
Youtube, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer.

Databases
Musicbrainz, Wikipedia and Discogs.

Press
Pitchfork, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, SPIN, Mojo, Resident Advisor, Drowned in Sound, The Wire and more.

Social Networks
Twitter and Facebook.

Press Information
To learn more about the Music API launch, visit www.music-api.musikki.com. For further press information, images, or for interview requests, please contact [email protected] or call 0208 8845 3400

About Musikki
Musikki is a living music platform that aims to bring together all the World’s musical knowledge, content and services. Find everything about the artist, album or song; buy and listen; follow artists and get notified of upcoming releases and shows. It’s available at www.musikki.com (beta) and for iOS (app.musikki.com).

Musikki also wants to empower the birth of new useful music applications and help to improve the experience of the ones that already exist. For this reason, they are releasing a Music API, which will allow developers to tap in to the data and create new exciting applications.

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