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7digital Partners With SoundHound Inc. To Bring Voice-Enabled Experiences and Capabilities To Their Customers To Discover and Consume Music

SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify Platform Powers the Voice Technology in Digital Music Solutions

27th June 2017: 7digital, the global leader in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions, is pleased to announce a partnership with SoundHound Inc.®, the leading innovator in sound recognition and voice-enabled conversational intelligence technologies.

This partnership enhances 7digital’s capabilities to offer customers the latest AI-powered experiences to discover and consume music. SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify™ provides all the technology ingredients to make voice AI possible, including very fast speech recognition, sophisticated natural language understanding, and easy to use developer tools. Together, 7digital and SoundHound Inc. will develop digital music solutions for customers around the world.

“Having worked with SoundHound for a number of years, we are excited to be deepening this relationship to the benefit of our mutual customers, present and future,” says Pete Downton, Deputy CEO of 7digital.Voice and AI are set to be the catalysts for re-imagining music streaming in the home and car, where there is huge potential for growth over the next few years.”

Houndify provides unparalleled speed-to-market and the ability to scale, and includes an ever-expanding set of domains, which are programs that provide users with relevant information or actions related to their queries. The platform also provides access to knowledge and data from partners including Uber, Yelp, Expedia and more. Houndify is already featured in SoundHound Inc.’s mobile apps, Hound, the voice search & assistant app, and SoundHound, the music search, discovery and play app, making them hands-free and voice interface enabled.

Developers interested in exploring the Houndify platform can visit Houndify.com to learn more and register. The Hound voice search and assistant app is available as a free iOS or Android app, and can be downloaded via SoundHound.com/Hound.

 

About 7digital:

7digital fosters industry growth and innovation by simplifying access to music for clients such as Onkyo, Global Radio and musical.ly. From years of being the largest independent producer of programming for the BBC, launching Radioplayer in multiple territories, and powering services for partners like HMV, Electric Jukebox and Panasonic, 7digital is perfectly positioned to lead innovation at the intersection of digital music and next-generation radio services.7digital is the global leader in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions. The core of its business is the provision of robust and scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global music rights used to create music streaming and radio services for a diverse range of customers – including consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, record labels and retailers. 7digital also offers radio production and music curation services, editorial strategy and content management expertise.

 

About SoundHound Inc.:

SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning. We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, and every other part of the emerging ‘connected’ world. Our consumer product, Hound, leverages our Speech-to-Meaning technology to showcase a groundbreaking smartphone experience, and is the first product to leverage and showcase the Houndify platform. Our SoundHound product applies our technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by singing or humming. Through the Houndify platform, we empower developers to be part of the Speech-to-Meaning revolution. Our Mission: Houndify everything.

 

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