Chordify to pitch at The Next Web USA Conference in New York City
Chordify just hit 200,000 registered users | New features coming soon!
08 DECEMBER 2014, NEW YORK, USA
SummaryThese are exciting times for Chordify. This start-up based in Groningen/Utrecht (The Netherlands) and Oxford (UK) has been selected by vote to appear on the main stage of The Next Web USA Conference in New York City on 10 December 2014 where the co-founders will pitch their online music service to an expert jury. The Next Web USA is a game-changing conference where 1,000 professionals discuss the latest technology trends, discover the hottest start-ups and network with leading industry influencers.
Chordify – tune into chords
Chordify is a free 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. Chordify is a cutting edge service that helps both novice and trained musicians to play the music they want to play, making state-of-the-art music technology available to the public at large. In January 2014, Chordify’s paid service Chordify Premium was launched. As well as all the regular functions, Chordify Premium subscribers have access to chord transposition and playback speed tools, PDF downloads and personal library management, amongst many other features.
Acclaim in 2014
Chordify has received much acclaim in its short existence. In the past year the platform was nominated for the Shell LiveWIRE and Deloitte Rising Star Awards and was a finalist for the Accenture Innovation and the Buma Music Meets Tech Awards at the Eurosonic Conference. Chordify also won the Dutch Pitch Session at the Northside Festival (NY) and received a grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL.
Chordify just hit 200,000 registered users
Chordify is an already proven concept with millions of visitors and close to 2 million songs transformed into chords. Recently, Chordify hit 200,000 registered users. Musicians from all over the world -- professional, amateur and everyone in between -- are now frequently using this service.
New features and technology coming soon!
Of course, Chordify’s development continues and soon new and exciting features will be introduced. Chordify is currently testing a new interface that allows users to correct small errors in the automatically extracted chord sequences. This will make the service more accessible and fun for both novice and expert users. Aside from this, Chordify is always working to improve the core technology behind its service. Together with Utrecht University, Chordify is investigating new ways of levering the crowdsourced chord corrections to improve the automatic chord extraction algorithms, which will lead to co-created, permanent improvements to the chord sequences. Finally, Chordify is enhancing its Premium service by adding new features and improved payment options via the Adyen platform. These improvements will make a visit to chordify.net an even more enjoyable experience.
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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.