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Interconnections with External Databases

2018-07-16 09:11:24 UTC

Insiders are already very much aware: As a database SecondHandSongs is hugely crossreferenced with other external databases. To give you an idea:

  • 86.896 releases are linked to Discogs
  • 85.718 performances are linked to The Echo Nest
  • 63.733 works are linked to ISWC
  • 62.365 performances are linked to Spotify
  • 45.862 works are linked to JASRAC
  • 37.413 artists are linked to MusicBrainz

... and the list goes on and on & the number of links are growing every day. View the full stats.

If you're interested in using these links for a project, feel free to contact us.


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2018-07-20 22:36:28 UTC

Thanks for the brilliant update.

There's bound to be more.


Consider this read. Happy

2018-07-23 13:23:17 UTC

Good to know. I tend to add Spotify links as I use that service myself. Google Play occasionally but not nearly as much. I know there are others? How much should we be focusing on this when we add releases?

2018-07-27 06:18:06 UTC

Great, but can anybody explain what The Echo Nest is? And why it is important, that SHS is linked to it?

Thom

2018-07-31 05:20:21 UTC

How much should we be focusing on this when we add releases?

Currently the most important are, in order of importance: PRO's, Discogs, Youtube, Spotify.

2018-07-31 05:26:18 UTC

can anybody explain what The Echo Nest is? And why it is important, that SHS is linked to it?

From Wikipedia:

The Echo Nest is a music intelligence and data platform for developers and media companies.

On March 6, 2014 Spotify announced that they had acquired The Echo Nest.

The data powered music solutions for customers such as MTV, Island Def Jam, BBC, MOG, Warner Music Group, eMusic, Spotify, Rdio, Clear Channel, VEVO, Nokia and Thumbplay.

The Echo Nest was acquired on March 6, 2014 by music streaming service Spotify.

The music intelligence agency functions to help Spotify curate personalized music recommendations that are driven by algorithms. The Echo Nest is the driving force behind the playlists professionally curated on Spotify. To generate individualized Discover Weekly playlists as well as recommend suggestions in the ‘Discover’ section of Spotify’s home page, individualized for every subscriber, the Echo Nest collects data on a user’s listening habits and uses it to predict what music they will enjoy the most.

In summary, it's a huge music database used by main players in the entertainment business. You don't know it because they apart from their website they don't have any B2C products.

2018-07-31 11:54:40 UTC

Good Q, Thom... And for SHS, Echo Nest is just another source like the others? Or is it of any other value?

2018-08-05 18:19:48 UTC

You don't know it because they apart from their website they don't have any B2C products.

Well, thanks, Bastien, for the explanation, but here comes the next question "what are B2C products............"

Some of us are normal people leading normal lives and used to normal abbreviations.

Thom

2018-08-05 19:22:57 UTC

I used my brain and came up with the solution: business-to-consumer is not what The Echo Nest is into.............

Thanks for the education permanente. Smile