The Echo Nest Partners with Getty Images to Enhance Dynamic Music Data With Premium Artist PhotosOctober 29, 2013
The Echo Nest, the industry's leading music intelligence company, has partnered with Getty Images to make high-quality photographs of recording artists available to customers using its Dynamic Music Data solution. Tens of thousands of high-resolution, curated Getty images will be available from The Echo Nest, helping music sites and apps build image-rich, real-time music experiences that delight fans and increase engagement.
"Fans appreciate seeing images of the artists they love as they listen to, read about, and share music. However, the difficulty of licensing high-quality artist photographs has forced music sites and apps to rely primarily on album art as a graphical representation of artists," said Shane Tobin, Director of Strategic Partnerships at The Echo Nest. "We are pleased to partner with Getty Images to solve this problem by making it incredibly simple to serve up the best music data and the best artist images through a single solution."
MTV, Nuance, the BBC, Yahoo Music, and other music services and music content providers are using Dynamic Music Data from The Echo Nest to deliver real-time, socially-connected music experiences. Getty Images' Connect API allows customers to license Getty Images' content directly through The Echo Nest. The Echo Nest provides filtered API access to the best representative images for each artist from Getty Images' vast catalog, and appends those images with descriptive tags (e.g., group shots, landscape/portrait, runway, etc.) to help customers show the best images for each user experience.
"Getty Images powers all forms of digital content including audio, images and video, and we are excited to partner with The Echo Nest to enhance the music for end users around the world," said Craig Peters, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Marketing and Content, Getty Images. "The combination of The Echo Nest's Dynamic Music Data solution with Getty Images' best in class library of content delivers a truly dynamic and immersive experience."
The Echo Nest's Dynamic Music Data solution makes it easy to build rich music experiences that display the latest artist bios, images, videos, news, blog posts and other dynamic content from around the web. Unlike basic music metadata providers, The Echo Nest combines real-time music content feeds with its unique descriptive artist data, including 700+ genres, artist "hotttnesss," artist familiarity, and other attributes that help to power unique, engaging user experiences.