SOURCE: 3scale



July 09, 2012 15:02 ET

Decibel Chooses 3scale SaaS API Management Solution to Distribute Semantic Music Metadata APIs to Broadcasting, Media and Digital Companies

3scale Empowers Decibel to Faster Productize and Distribute Its APIs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 9, 2012) - Decibel, the semantic music metadata company and reportedly the fastest growing European company in the digital music sector, selected 3scale (, the creator of Out-of-the-Box API management infrastructure, to launch, manage and productize Decibel APIs.

Decibel's mission is to power the next generation of digital music services to enhance the consumer relationship with digital music and to become the industry standard for music metadata. In that regard, the Decibel APIs powered by 3scale carry the most in-depth music metadata data you're likely to find anywhere with more than 3 billion pieces of data on 15 million tracks from 1.1 million albums by 300,000 artists.

These data-driven assets power the creation of Connected TV, mobile, tablet and web applications; and increase revenues, collaboration and communication through enhanced discovery and business intelligence for consumer electronics manufacturers, digital retailers, record labels and broadcasters.

3scale helps companies like Decibel to remove obstacles to adoption and to unleash the power of their API. "Because Decibel's model is predicated on revenues as well as market penetration, we needed a provider that could integrate payment services simply, yet have a very simple to use free model," said Gregory Kris, Decibel's CEO. "Decibel chose 3scale because from a technical perspective, it's faster, leaner and cheaper than the other players in the field. After extensive evaluations of various players, 3scale came out the winner."

3scale powers 100+ APIs and has over 60,000 developers writing applications using these APIs. 3scale customers ( are taking advantage of 3scale API Management platform and infrastructure that includes the following:

  • API Access Control & Security (Key Generation, User Id, App Id, oAuth, etc.)
  • API Service Contracts and API Rate Limiting
  • API Analytics & Reporting
  • API Developer Portal & Active Docs (interactive API documentation)
  • API Billing & Payment
  • Total Web Scalability: Unlimited Traffic on your API
  • Premium SLA with Guaranteed Uptime
  • Premium Customer Support - 24/7 for Emergencies
  • High Availability Infrastructure with 24/7 Monitoring and Automatic Failover
  • Developer outreach

"World-class innovators like Decibel choose 3scale to open, launch and manage their API because we offer years of experience in productizing our customers' API capabilities," said Guillaume Balas, 3scale CMO. "With our years of API management experience 3scale brings the expertise and solution to help companies distribute their APIs, develop new business models and create additional revenue streams."

3scale works closely with customer tech- and business teams to provide optimal solutions for their needs by maximizing the impact and reach of their API among developers and business partners. For more information about 3scale, please visit or contact

About Decibel:
Decibel, a company based in the London digital hub of Shoreditch, supplies business-critical metadata to companies across the media and technology industries. This data can be found in digital retail stores, mobile applications, Connected TVs, streaming sites, recommendation engines and powering record labels and distributors across the digital music ecosystem.

For more information, please email

About 3scale:
3scale is one of the world's leading cloud-based API infrastructure providers and enables developers and enterprises to securely open, control, manage and monetize their APIs. 3scale's unique suite of infrastructure services brings API providers unprecedented control, visibility on API activity and peace of mind.

Access to the 3scale API Management platform is via instant signup at or by contacting

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