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Soundcharts is an analytics tools for music artists and labels

Soundcharts is an analytics tools for music artists and labels
From TechCrunch - September 12, 2017

French startup Soundcharts is building a sort of App Annie for music artists. This service gives you a ton of data about whats playing on the radio around the world, whats popular in Spotify playlists and more. The company just raised $3.1 million (2.65M) from Alven Capital, as well as Kima Ventures and Global Founders Capital.

Many big music labels already work with companies to get insights about radio airplay. They pay a ton of money to Nielsen to access this data for instance.

Soundcharts wants to level the playing field and add more data. Many people dont tune into the radio to find new music. They subscribe to popular playlists on Spotify, they follow artists on Facebook and more. If you want to stay ahead of the game, airtime is not enough, at least not anymore.

We want to be the Bloomberg Finance of music, founder and CEO David Weiszfeld told me. Or like what App Annie is doing for apps.

Soundcharts has servers around the world listening to hundreds of radios at the same time. These servers are using music recognition technology like Shazam to turn an audio signal into structured data.

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