Chordify 5 years x Jamuary

Press release - Groningen, January 15th, 2018

Chordify five-year anniversary x Jamuary

Chordify had its launch party exactly five years ago, during music festival Eurosonic Noorderslag 2013. In five years the platform for online music education has seen its user base grow, from a thousand visitors per day to 6 million unique users per month. To celebrate the five-year existence of Chordify we have dubbed this month Jamuary.


The whole month of January is dedicated to the 5th anniversary of Chordify, that is why we have dubbed it ‘Jamuary.’ During this month, we launched the Jamuary Contest where we hand out five Premium yearly subscriptions every day. People can also win other nice prizes like a Epiphone Les Paul Standard EP guitar and a NEXI Rockstar pedalboard.

Birthday party during Eurosonic

Play along with all the acts from the ESNS lineup online, or drop by at the Chordify Music Tech Hideout. From Wednesday (January 17) till Friday (January 19) you can find us at the Oosterstraat 52 where we will be hosting: Electrosonic, a photo exposition on ESNS artists by Tineke Klamer, IDK Sessions – Live recordings (featuring Luwton and others), the best coffee and cocktails, and lots more. 

During the ESNS conference Chordify is organizing a panel discussion: ‘Machine vs humans in music making.’ Panel members Françios Pachet (director of Spotify Creator Technology Research Lab), Matt McVicar (Jukedeck) and Tjeerd Bomhof (Dazzled Kid) will shed their light on a range of topics surrounding the future of music, like AI-based music.

And last but not least: Eurosonic Noorderslag asked us, along with other media partners like Rolling Stone and 3FM, to recommend five of our favourite acts so you guys don’t drown in a sea of more than 300 artists. We highly recommend these acts:

In addition to this list of recommendations, we also encourage you to check out the special Eurosonic channel. Here you will find all highlights from the line-up, which you can learn to play yourself.

About Chordify

[Dutch version below]


Chordify is an online music service, made for and by music enthusiasts, that transforms music from YouTube, Deezer, SoundCloud, or your private collection into chords. The service automatically recognizes chords from the audio signal, and aligns them to the music in a simple and intuitive player for guitar, piano, and ukulele.

The Chordify web app has been up and running since January 2013. Since then, the company has grown steadily and organically, in total welcoming over 300 million unique visitors to the platform. To date, 25 million songs have been chordified by users and over 6.4 million people have registered to the service.

Over the course of its existence Chordify received a lot of international acclaim, winning the Dutch Pitch Session at the Northside Festival in New York in 2014 and the San Francisco MusicTech Summit Startup competition in 2015. They were also selected to pitch during The Next Web Conference in New York and were showcased during the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.


Chordify is een online muziekservice, die muziek van YouTube, Deezer, SoundCloud of jouw privé collectie omzet in akkoorden. De service herkent de akkoorden uit de muziek automatisch en zet ze op muziek in een simpele en intuïtieve muziekspeler.

De Chordify WebApp is al sinds januari 2013 online. Sindsdien is het bedrijf gestaag en organisch gegroeid, en heeft het meer dan 300 miljoen unieke bezoekers mogen verwelkomen. Tot op de dag van vandaag zijn er al 25 miljoen liedjes gechordified door de gebruikers en hebben zich meer dan 6.4 miljoen mensen geregistreerd bij de service.

In de jaren dat Chordify bestaat heeft het bedrijf veel internationale waardering gekregen, wat resulteerde in het winnen van de Dutch Pitch Session bij het Northside Festival in New York in 2014 en de San Francisco MusicTech Summit Startup competitie in 2015. Chordify was ook geselecteerd om te pitchen tijdens de Next Web Conference in New York en presenteerde zichzelf tijdens de SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.