Quantone

Quantone offers the most in-depth data in the music industry

Quantone

Quantone offers the most in-depth data in the music industry

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About Us

We generate magic from music data

Quantone started in 2010 as Decibel Music Systems, to answer the need for digital music data.

Digital music is great – digital metadata is “less great”. There’s the problem of completeness. It looks bad when the artist is listed as “Mozart”. There are alternate spellings, artist nicknames, different titles for the same piece, and of course, the question of languages. Individually, people and web sites do what’s “good enough”, but there’s a real need for people who really get it right.

Founder Evan Stein started life as a musicologist, but made his living in IT. He wrote investigation systems for the Manhattan DA (the real people behind Law and Order), and was Director of Application Development for Standard & Poor’s Europe. Looking at the digital music situation, he saw the benefits of technology from outside the music world: non-linear, linked searching, and a scalable, “normalised” world where data is seen from different angles. This is the technology used at Quantone.

Since its founding, the company has made its mark, both with commercial clients and also with thought-leaders in the industry.

What we do

Quantone offers the most in-depth data in the music industry

For every track we store over 100 pieces of information, with links between artists, performances, venues … and much, much more.

We have researchers, an original editorial team, and deal not only with popular music, but with “difficult” music like jazz and classical.

In partnership with IBM’s Watson platform, we offer music recommendation. You get the best of both: Quantone’s hard facts, combined with Watson’s human-like “intuition” on music you’d like to hear.

What we offer

Original Content

Thousands of artist biographies, and (new product!) album reviews, by well-known critics.

State of the art search

A state-of-the-art search engine that lets you zoom in on tracks you’re looking for — from any angle.

15 million tracks

We have data for more than 15 million tracks. The list grows every day.

Non-technical users can browse the data using our browser tool, and technical users can create new products using our web services

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Should you need any help (after reading!),
please contact

sales@quantonemusic.com

A state-of-the-art search engine that lets you zoom in on tracks you’re looking for — from any angle.

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Our team

Evan Stein

Chief Executive Officer

A long-time Londoner (but still a New Yorker), Evan loves all things programmable, audible, and edible. Though he holds an MA in Ethnomusicology from New York University, he worked at the New York District Attorney’s Office and Standard & Poor’s. Talk about diversity!

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Mike Pegan

Sales Director

Mike Pegan is a 25-year veteran of the book industry and the music industry, having worked for Rovi (All Music Guide and Muze). He combines a high-integrity approach to sales with intimate knowledge of the products and attentive attention to customer service.

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Will Langstone

Product Developer

Will Langstone swapped Wittgenstein for Watson when he started at Quantone after collecting his degree in Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method from the LSE. A cellist and composer by night, Will has a long-standing love of Classical music and has nurtured Quantone’s classical music offering. He also leads the MusicGeek team.

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Mark Wainwright

Software Engineer

Mark Wainwright is the man behind the machine. He’s responsible for the REST API and all of the data, turning millions of disparate entries into a harmonious whole. When he’s not combing out the chaos, he moonlights in musical theater – and relaxes running marathons.

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James Kibblewhite

Web Programmer

James Kibblewhite is an equanimous web programmer, with a beautiful sense of flow, design and usability. He’s responsible for MusicGeek and our suite of web tools. He’s also an expert on swing dance, where all caution goes out the window. James is a well-known teacher of the Lindy Hop, and is in demand from Manhattan to Morocco.

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Mina Mermoud

Japanese & French translator

Passionate about Okinawan traditional music, Mina holds a Master in Japanese studies from University of Geneva. Whenever she’s not translating our data into her native Japanese and French, she is composing or playing music for various projects.

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Francesco Fusaro

Classical Data Manager

Francesco Fusaro was a street artist with a passion for basketball before getting serious about his love of music, taking an MA in Musicology at the University of Milan. As well as leading Quantone’s team of classical musicologists he still finds the time to work on his own beats and run two labels!

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Arya Rinaldo

Dataman

Arya Rinaldo hails from Jakarta, where he picked up a taste for Indonesian indie pop  … Norwegian black metal, alternative hip-hop, and Japanese noise music. Infinitely knowledgeable (and infinitely patient) he runs our data research service, working with customers, freelancers, and opinionated software developers.

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Evan Stein

Chief Executive Officer

A long-time Londoner (but still a New Yorker), Evan loves all things programmable, audible, and edible. Though he holds an MA in Ethnomusicology from New York University, he worked at the New York District Attorney’s Office and Standard & Poor’s. Talk about diversity!

LinkedIn

Mike Pegan

Sales Director

Mike Pegan is a 25-year veteran of the book industry and the music industry, having worked for Rovi (All Music Guide and Muze). He combines a high-integrity approach to sales with intimate knowledge of the products and attentive attention to customer service.

LinkedIn

Will Langstone

Product Developer

Will Langstone swapped Wittgenstein for Watson when he started at Quantone after collecting his degree in Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method from the LSE. A cellist and composer by night, Will has a long-standing love of Classical music and has nurtured Quantone’s classical music offering. He also leads the MusicGeek team.

LinkedIn

James Kibblewhite

Web Programmer

James Kibblewhite is an equanimous web programmer, with a beautiful sense of flow, design and usability. He’s responsible for MusicGeek and our suite of web tools. He’s also an expert on swing dance, where all caution goes out the window. James is a well-known teacher of the Lindy Hop, and is in demand from Manhattan to Morocco.

LinkedIn

Mark Wainwright

Software Engineer

Mark Wainwright is the man behind the machine. He’s responsible for the REST API and all of the data, turning millions of disparate entries into a harmonious whole. When he’s not combing out the chaos, he moonlights in musical theater – and relaxes running marathons.

LinkedIn

Arya Rinaldo

Dataman

Arya Rinaldo hails from Jakarta, where he picked up a taste for Indonesian indie pop  … Norwegian black metal, alternative hip-hop, and Japanese noise music. Infinitely knowledgeable (and infinitely patient) he runs our data research service, working with customers, freelancers, and opinionated software developers.

LinkedIn

Francesco Fusaro

Classical Data Manager

Francesco Fusaro was a street artist with a passion for basketball before getting serious about his love of music, taking an MA in Musicology at the University of Milan. As well as leading Quantone’s team of classical musicologists he still finds the time to work on his own beats and run two labels!

LinkedIn

Mina Mermoud

Japanese & French translator

Passionate about Okinawan traditional music, Mina holds a Master in Japanese studies from University of Geneva. Whenever she’s not translating our data into her native Japanese and French, she is composing or playing music for various projects.

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91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
United Kingdom

sales@quantonemusic.com
+020 3657 9760

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