Since we started back in 2000, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It’s the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. Together our team of fifty musician-analysts has been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every song. It takes 20-30 minutes per song to capture all of the little details that give each recording its magical sound – melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics … and more – close to 400 attributes! We continue this work every day to keep up with the incredible flow of great new music coming from studios, stadiums and garages around the country.


Date Type Amount Investors Valuation
01/01/00 Series A 1M Unknown
01/01/04 Series B 7.8M Robert Kavner, Peter Gotcher, Labrador Ventures, Selby Venture Partners, WaldenVC Unknown
10/01/05 Series C 12M Crosslink Capital, Labrador Ventures, Selby Venture Partners, WaldenVC Unknown
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Joe Kennedy (CEO & President)

Tim Westergren (CSO & Founder)

Tom Conrad (CTO)

Nolan Gasser (Chief Musicologist)

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