Curated Music News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the Music conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Spotify will now let indie artists upload their own music (09-20-2018)
CMS API Sample: Generate RSS Podcast Feed for iTunes (04-12-2018)
Alexa Routines can now include music and podcasts (04-04-2018)
Alexa Skill Recipe: Making HTTP Requests to Get Data from an External API (04-04-2018)
Smirnoff's Spotify API balances playlists to equally represent female, male musicians (03-05-2018)
Family displacements through urban renewal (12-27-2017)
Ed Sheerans creative process explained with music visualization (12-21-2017)
Music Markup Web Components for Web Audio (12-19-2017)
Tutorial: How to make HTTP Requests in React, Part 3 (12-09-2017)
Snips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devices (11-22-2017)
Sonos One now supports voice control of Spotify with Alexa (11-21-2017)
Now Playing: Using Spotifys Awesome API with React (11-13-2017)
Blockchain tokens could transform the music industry (11-08-2017)
Spotify launches an app for artists with real (10-12-2017)
How Machine Learning Finds Your Music (10-11-2017)
Top 4 Free Music Data APIs (09-15-2017)
Google Home now works with Spotify free accounts (08-18-2017)
Google Home's voice controls now work with free Spotify accounts (08-18-2017)
Google Home now supports free Spotify accounts (08-18-2017)
Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive (08-12-2017)
What Can I Do with BAND Open API? (07-27-2017)
Logitech Circle 2 is a great surveillance system, but for a price (07-26-2017)
Songlink for Slack Share music better. (07-25-2017)
Spotify Is Watching You (07-17-2017)
Google connects Home's voice commands to your uploaded music (07-13-2017)
Open Spotify links in Google Play Music with this handy Chrome extension (06-25-2017)
June 25, 2017 . Creating a searchable music site, using the soundcloud API. (06-25-2017)
Now you can build shared Spotify playlists with your friends in Facebook Messenger (06-21-2017)
Why Google Play Music should offer public API (06-18-2017)
Blockchain Could Help Musicians Make Money Again (06-06-2017)
Apple Music hits 27M paid subs, adds MusicKit API and social listening (06-05-2017)
Apple Music hits 27M paid subs, adds MusicKit API and social listening (06-05-2017)
Scardify Spotify Codes printed on high quality cards (05-25-2017)
Spotify buys AI startup Niland to develop its music personalization and recommendations (05-18-2017)
Spotify is hiring people to cook up hardware as innovative as the Amazon Echo (04-24-2017)
Coachella drones take over the music festival with Intels newest light show (04-23-2017)
Facebook is baking in Spotify and Apple Music right into Messenger (04-18-2017)
Spotify now offers Premium users exclusive early access to new music (04-04-2017)
Spotify trades free-tier album delays for smaller royalties (04-04-2017)
Music service Spotify tweets it now has 50 million paid subscribers (03-03-2017)
Amper Music raises $4 million to jazz up AI (03-02-2017)
Lou Reed's archives acquired by New York Public Library (03-02-2017)
Spotify now has 50 million paid subscribers (03-02-2017)
Tweet: Our API console is temporarily down, we're working on a fix! (03-01-2017)
Europeana Radio discover, listen and tag the music from Europeana Music Collections. (01-11-2017)
Spotify Public API Profile: Surf a Giant Musical Database (12-28-2016)
Microsoft releases new Groove Music API documentation (11-07-2016)
Sony develops algorithm based AI music (10-17-2016)
Let?s All Obsess Over This Intricate Map of Alt Music History (10-07-2016)
SoundCloud acquisition could offer a glimpse at the future of streaming music (09-28-2016)
Is your app ready for token revoke? (07-25-2016)
Amazon Echo users can finally choose Spotify or Pandora as default music service (07-07-2016)
Charted history of music, from its origins to present (07-06-2016)
Pandora FMS Integrates NGINX Plus Monitoring (06-23-2016)
Twitter Invests $70 Million in SoundCloud Music Service (06-14-2016)
Music Rover ? Messenger bot to discover music you will love (06-10-2016)
New Music ? Discover new music through the Apple Music API (05-17-2016)
Flo Music lets you make collaborative playlists across Spotify, SoundCloud and more (05-09-2016)
SoundCloud is expanding its paid subscription service internationally (05-03-2016) is now a part of the BandPage network (04-14-2016)
SoundCloud turns Twitter Moments into a neat tool for playlists (04-12-2016)
Playlist Machinery ? Tools that help you create & organize your Spotify playlists (04-04-2016)
The Echo Nest Developer Center (03-29-2016)
Introducing SoundCloud Go (03-29-2016)
SoundCloud Go (03-29-2016)
SoundCloud launches its $9.99 monthly subscription music service to take on Spotify (03-29-2016) ? Music charts powered by SoundCloud (03-27-2016)
A Vinyl API of One?s Own | Adam Croom (03-26-2016)
10 music artists who are about to blow up in 2016, according to Spotify (03-17-2016)
Introducing the Musixmatch IFTTT Channel (03-02-2016)
Spotify chooses Google Cloud Platform to power data infrastructure (02-23-2016)
Spotify Moves Infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform (02-23-2016)
Volvo is integrating Spotify into its new cars (02-22-2016)
YouTube acquires music startup BandPage (02-12-2016)
BandPage has been acquired! We?re joining YouTube! (02-12-2016)
Spotify, please don't turn into iTunes (01-31-2016)
SoundCloud and Universal Music Agree to Licensing Deal (01-13-2016)
SoundCloud ties in Universal Music ahead of planned paid subscription service (01-13-2016)
Toronto Public Library opens 15,000-strong record collection for vinyl appreciation workshop (11-06-2015)
College of Music Orchestrates Success With APIs (08-29-2015)
Bandpage partners with early streaming pioneer Rhapsody to shape the future of music monetization (06-04-2015)
Music Metadata on Artist Influence (06-04-2015)
Representing over 20,000 independent labels, Merlin becomes our latest On SoundCloud partner (06-04-2015)
Grateful Dead: 250 UK cinemas to screen their farewell show (05-05-2015)
Streaming Services use of Metadata (04-02-2015)
MuseScore 2.0 Makes Creating Sheet Music Easier and Faster (03-26-2015)
Bjork's next music video will be available for Oculus Rift (03-01-2015)
Musikki API Gives Developers Access to Real-Time Music Information (02-25-2015)
Robots vs. pop stars: Who is better at curating your music? (02-25-2015)
Fans Empowered to Support Musicians Directly (02-24-2015)
All the ghostly sounds that are lost when you compress to mp3 (02-19-2015)
Rdio launches in 24 additional countries (01-22-2015)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.

Music Companies and Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.


SoundCloud is a music and podcast streaming platform that lets you listen to millions of songs from around the world, or upload your own. Start listening now!

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Songkick allows you to organize and track your favorite bands, get concert alerts, and buy tickets. Get instant tour dates from your music library.


Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.

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Sell music, comics, software, books, and films directly to your audience.

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MuseScore lets musicians play more music. Creating sheet music can easily be done using the free and open source MuseScore notation software, available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Join the MuseScore community and discover new sheet music. The site has social features such as embedding, commenting, annotating, statistics, groups and it comes with an open API for third party developers. Stop printing scores and start playing with the MuseScore mobile applications for iOS and Android.


Discover and listen to your favorite podcasts for free or sign up to create your own!

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Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. Freesound provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a sounds-like type of browsing and more--upload and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license, and interact with fellow sound-artists!

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Free Music Archive

The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. Th...


Discover free music downloads & streaming from thousands of independent artists. Explore new songs every day, create your own playlists, and share your favorite tracks and albums with our community.

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MediaNet provides partners catalog, publishing admin, on-demand streaming, DMCA radio, downloads, rights management, reporting, and payments—under one roof.

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Linked Jazz

Revealing the Relationships of the Jazz Community Linked Jazz is a research project investigating the application of Linked Open Data technologies to digital cultural heritage materials. Our goals are: 1) To uncover meaningful connections between...


Welcome to 7digital! Choose from over 30 million high quality tracks in our store; download, sync and play your music on the go.

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