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The Echo Nest Powers Streaming Radio for Microsoft's Xbox Music

Revamped music discovery to provide dynamic artist radio listening experience

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  The Echo Nest, the industry's leading music intelligence company, today announced it is powering dynamic radio stations within Xbox Music, the all-in one digital music service from Microsoft. Using The Echo Nest's leading  Music Discovery and Personalization solution, Xbox Music radio stations, simply called Radio, are available to all Xbox Music users on Windows 8 tablets and PCs; Windows Phone 8, Android and iOS phones and tablets; and the Xbox 360 and Xbox One entertainment systems.

As a result of this collaboration, millions of Xbox Music listeners and Xbox One owners across the world can create, hear, and customize real-time artist radio stations, powered by The Echo Nest. Xbox Music fans can also add music they discover using the Radio feature to their Xbox Music collection so their favorite songs are accessible everywhere.

"We're thrilled to call The Echo Nest our partner when it comes to delivering quality music discovery to our consumers worldwide," said Jerry Johnson, General Manager, Xbox Music. "As we look to the next generation of music on TVs, tablets, PCs and phones, we couldn't be more excited about what we're offering with Xbox Music and what's to come."

The Echo Nest's leading Music Discovery and Personalization solution is a suite of integrated capabilities delivered through a flexible API for building advanced, personalized music discovery experiences across platforms. With The Echo Nest powering music discovery and personalization, music services can improve acquisition and engagement, innovate faster at a lower cost, and deliver best-in-class user experiences on a global scale. 

"We're pleased to be powering Xbox Music's dynamic Radio feature, and pairing the next generation in music with the next generation game console," said Jim Lucchese, CEO of The Echo Nest. "This is the second product release resulting from the collaboration between our one-of-a-kind music intelligence platform and Xbox Music; we look forward to expanding our partnership with continued innovations in 2014."

Xbox Music is the latest leading digital music service to rely on The Echo Nest's Music Discovery and Personalization solution, connecting more fans to the music they love. No other company recommends as much music to as many fans around the world through a global customer base of industry-leading music services.

To learn more about Xbox Music or sign up for the Xbox Music Pass subscription today, visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/music

About The Echo Nest

The Echo Nest is the industry's leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music listeners.

Leading music services (Clear Channel's iHeartradio, MOG, Rdio, SiriusXM, Spotify), editorial, video and social media networks (BBC.com, Foursquare, MTV, Twitter, VEVO, Yahoo!), connected device manufacturers (doubleTwist, Nokia) and big brands (Intel, Microsoft, Reebok) access the largest repository of music data and intelligence through our open API to build smarter music experiences that help fans to better discover, share and interact with the music they love. The Echo Nest's customer base reaches over 100 million music fans every month and over 400 applications have been built on The Echo Nest platform.

Headquartered in Somerville, MA, The Echo Nest was co-founded by two MIT PhDs. Investors include Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Matrix Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and three co-founders of the MIT Media Lab.

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