Somerville, Mass. – The Echo Nest, the developer of a
"music intelligence" platform that powers recommendations and other
applications, on Tuesday announced a partnership with Viacom’s (NYSE: VIA) MTV Music Group.
"We are working with MTV on next-generation music products that take
advantage of our web-aware discovery technology and developer tools," said
Echo Nest CEO Jim Lucchese. "This partnership capitalizes on our two
companies’ respective strengths — The Echo Nest’s dynamic understanding of the
music web and MTV’s unique ability to connect with and entertain the largest
collection of music fans on the web."