ExploreMatch Music Recommendation System Now Available as Echonest Alternative

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The FXSound Group has developed a powerful music recommendation and catalog system named ExploreMatch that provides superior results and is an alternative to the Echonest system now owned by Spotify.

Explorematch leverages FXSound's unique position of having direct access to millions of worldwide music listeners. This big data set of user listening statistics has been mined and analyzed for over three years to create the ExploreMatch database.

Advanced music recommendation capability is considered a critical component of today’s music service providers.

The Echonest acquisition by Spotify has put many of Echonest’s customers in the difficult position of licensing this core technology from one of their main competitors, as was recently discussed by Darrell Etherington in TechCrunch magazine:


Those customers include such companies as Rdio, Vevo, iHeartRadio, Beats Music, Emusic, Mog, Raditaz, Microsoft (Xbox Music), SiriusXM, Yahoo, and Nokia (MixRadio).

The ExploreMatch system provides an opportunity for music service providers to gain access to a music recommendation and catalog system which has strong distinguishing features and can be customized to their needs.

The ExploreMatch system has been several years in development. It uses patent pending and fully automated techniques that utilize real world listening data to create very accurate and compelling music recommendations. ExploreMatch also provides a full catalog of each artist’s songs accurately ranked by listener popularity.

Mark Kaplan, FXSound Vice President said, “We have been developing and fine tuning ExploreMatch for several years and we’re very excited about the capabilities of the current version. Since our recommendations are driven by carefully analyzed real world listening data our users will always discover new artists that they really enjoy. Its coverage of international artists is just as strong as the coverage of domestic artists so the system works equally well both inside and outside the US.”

Dr. Paul Titchener, FXSound President said, “In addition to our ExploreMatch technology we also have additional highly developed and patent pending media encoding technologies targeting mobile devices which would provide a partner with the best sounding media system. As a technology group our model is to provide our technologies to limited number of close partners. We would also openly consider a strategic investment or outright acquisition from a company wishing to gain exclusive access to our technology and we believe we would give that partner a strong competitive advantage in the music services market.”

A demonstration of ExploreMatch including comparisons to the Echonest and Pandora systems is available at http://www.ExploreMatch.com.

A media player that makes use of the ExploreMatch system is available at http://www.ExploreTunes.com.

A media player that demonstrates the integration of FXSound’s advanced media encoding technology (DFX) in a mobile device is available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fxsound.android.dfxplayer.full.

Additional information about the media technologies developed by FXSound is available by by contacting Dr. Paul Titchener at 415-320-7886.

The ExploreMatch system leverages the big data musical information mined over several years from the millions of users of FXSound’s DFX Audio Enhancer.

DFX is the world's most popular audio enhancer and has generated over 38 million downloads by MP3 users. Many of these millions of worldwide DFX users have opted to anonymously share their music listening statistics and this diverse data is used in combination with FXSound’s patent pending song and artist matching and recommendation technologies to continuously update the ExploreMatch system. Additional information on DFX is available at http://www.FXSound.com.

The FXSound Group was founded in 2000 by Paul Titchener and Mark Kaplan. Dr. Titchener received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, holds multiple patents and was a co-founder of Comdisco Systems, a company that introduced an innovative DSP and communications system design tool with world-wide sales exceeding $300 million. Paul Titchener and Mark Kaplan jointly developed the DFX® MP3 enhancer, which since its introduction has become the world’s most popular audio software accessory with over 38 million downloads to date.

ExploreMatch and DFX are registered trademarks of the FXSound Group. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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