Posted Mar 6, 2014 by Darrell Etherington (@drizzled)

Spotify has acquired The Echo Nest, as revealed by an official blog post today. The financial details of the acquisition haven’t been revealed, but The Echo Nest is a self-described “music intelligence company” that does things like determine what recommendations to make to listeners for automatic streaming radio services. The arrangement will help Spotify gain increased access to a key tech piece that already informed a lot of its service delivery.

via Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest, Gaining Control Of The Music DNA Company That Powers Its Rivals | TechCrunch.