Musikki has launched its Music API, allowing developers access to Musikki’s real-time catalogue of music data.

Musikki is based on a proprietary algorithm that matches music data, content and information to the right artist, album or song by pulling multiple APIs and aggregating all the information into one dataset. The new Music API will allow selected partners access to an ever-growing catalogue of data and integrate this within their own apps.

Musikki founder Joao Afonso
Musikki's goal is to provide a one-stop shop for music needs. Image credit: Musikki

Joao Afonso, co-founder and CEO of Musikki, said: “With the Music API launch, we’re committed to extending our real-time catalogue of music data to developers, allowing their apps full access to an endless number of unique entries.

“How we differ is, while a typical music database only provides standalone music data, our Music API connects data, context, news and social information in real-time.”

With Music API the collected information is disambiguated, labelled, curated and transformed into more digestible formats. Details like music biographies, official links, official videos, news and social media updates are all collated.

The company's goal is to provide a one-stop shop for music needs - a place for music fans to get closer to bands, book tickets, manage their music collections, discover new music and purchase or listen to favourite tracks.

Musikki will be part of this year’s SXSW's Music Hackathon as an API sponsor, where it is expected new applications will come out of the Music API. The 2015 SXSW Music Hackathon Championship will host hackers, designers and programmers who will have 24 hours to create new tech innovations in the music space for artists, industry and fans.