April 4, 2018
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Senzari, a cutting-edge music technology company, has launched MusicGraph, a knowledge engine for music that is modeled after a semantic network and powered by an API with an architecture that is similar to Facebook Open Graph Protocol. Senzari has also released a MusicGraph API which allows developers to retrieve objects from the MusicGraph.
Spotify, the music subscription service that has been so popular in Europe, is now available in the United States. Spotify offers users the ability to stream limited hours of music for free or stream unlimited songs for a small fee, from a library of over 15 million songs. And while it has a Spotify API out of the gate, it comes with a catch.