One of the problems facing music fans today is that there is so much content on the Internet that it becomes difficult to sift through the mass to find quality information and media on their favorite artists. Musikki is combatting this by creating a space that brings together everything about music. The company is releasing its Music API to allow third-party applications to access this real-time data set.
Musikki links every piece of music information and content to the correct artist, album or track. It does this by pulling multiple APIs and aggregating the results into one data set. This presents users with up-to-date music information, such as biography, discography, reviews, videos, news and tour dates. Users can also purchase concert tickets, as well as buy music or listen to it via their preferred streaming service, such as Spotify or Rdio.
"Our goal is to provide a one-stop shop for your music needs,” says Joao Afonso, co-founder and CEO of Musikki. “We’ve focused on creating the ‘IMDB of music,’ a place for music fans to get closer to their most-loved bands, book tickets, manage their music collections, discover great new music and purchase or listen to their favorite tracks."
The release of the Music API will allow third-party integration to a wide range of external applications. What makes Musikki exciting is the fact that the curated content is updated in real time. Developers using the API will be able to capitalize on this feature to connect a live feed of data, context, news and social information, making their applications more useful as they are always up to date. And with Musikki continuing to handle all of the data requests, app developers will be free to focus on innovation with no additional speed or data usage issues.
Musikki will be an API sponsor of this year’s SXSW Music Hackathon Championship, where hackers, designers and programmers will have 24 hours to build creative applications in the music space.