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The Echo Nest, music

The Echo Nest is adding lyrics data and concert/tour information to its music intelligence platform, courtesy of new partnerships announced today with lyric-deciphering community SongMeanings and concert schedule aggregation site JamBase.

What does that actually mean for listeners? Essentially, it’ll enhance the user experience for a ton of music applications, which will now have access to new information about songs and artists.

The Echo Nest’s music intelligence platform is responsible for powering over 250 music applications, including Spotify radio and many of Spotify’s third-party apps.The platform provides specific data points related to music — such as listener behavior, song reviews, a song’s beats, similar songs, listener demographics, and more —  that can be used by developers to optimize a person’s listening experience. The company said it has a total of more than 5 billion data points on over 30 million songs.

The company points out that its music platform will now give developers the ability to include accurate tour information from JamBase, lyrical interpretations from SongMeanings users, song lyrics from LyricFind, music from both Spotify & Rdio, concert tickets information from Seatwave, and social media integration with Twitter and Facebook.

Founded in 2005, the Somerville, Mass.-based startup has raised a total of $8.3 million in funding from Matrix Partners and Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Argos Management and three co-founders of MIT Media Lab.

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