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Introducing Chordify 2.0: Bigger, Better and More Awesome than Ever!

The Chordify you know and love has undergone quite a make-over! We will be officially unveiling her in all her beauty on 11 August, but before we launch, we want to give you a little sneak preview. Check out the beta version and tell us what you think!

We wanted to create something that looks great, works like a charm and is easy to use. As well as this, some great new features have been added to go along with the improved design. We hope you’ll love it as much as we do.

Sleek & Simple
Chordify 2.0 not only looks awesome, it’s easy to use and navigate. We’ve updated the search bar to give it a clearer structure and a more intuitive feel. Plus you can instantly see if the song is already in our database. If it isn’t, just hit the ‘Chordify now” button and it’ll be added in a jiffy!

As if this wasn’t enough, we’ve also expanded the chord overview, which makes it easer to see which chords are coming up when you’re playing along.

Tailored Content
You won’t be running out of tunes to play anytime soon, because you now get new suggestions based on your favorite artists and songs, which also means you will get to discover cool new material.. When you search or upload a song, Chordify will automatically suggest different songs from the same artist, as well as a couple of related acts.

Although if you do feel like rocking out to something outside of your comfort zone or just want to explore new genres, you can! We curate our own selection of songs and feature our favorites and recommendations on the website.

Better Edits
You can now share your edits with the rest of the world! With the new ‘show all edits button’, you get an instant overview of all the edits made by other users and of course everyone else gets to see your chord suggestions too.

¾ Time Signatures
Finally, for those who love a good waltz, there’s the option to change the time signature to ¾.

Phew! So what are you waiting for? Click here to try out Chordify 2.0 – ahead of the game! Let us know what you think on our support page.

Cool! Dive headfirst into Europe’s undiscovered subcultures with Palladium X The Explorers

Over the next two months, two explorers will go on a journey through Europe, uncovering hidden cultural grounds in eight cities. At each location, local insiders will show them the ropes. Through #palladiumexplorers, you can tag along and learn about your next underground city trip.

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First stop will be Palladium’s birthplace Lyon in France. Benjamin and Philippe from Lyon’s homegrown webzine and creative agency Paperboys will guide the wanderers through unexplored territory in a city where street artists comb the neighbourhoods for hidden canvasses and producers build music venues on abandoned terrain.

Armed with a camera and a notepad, explorers Georgia LA and Emmanuel Cole will set off across the continent in search of the undiscovered. Local cultural heroes will guide the duo through the cities’ undercurrents, from forgotten landscapes to burgeoning art, food, music and fashion scenes. By means of articles, luminous photography and four short documentaries, the stories of the local uncharted subcultures are told.

The result will be an unparalleled present day digital road map, navigating Europe’s freshest underground scenes. The people, stories and cultures that you don’t normally hear about. The things you only discover when you arrive with no plans. The landscapes you find when you scratch below the surface.

We will definitely follow the explorers closely on their trip from Lyon to Antwerp, Bristol, Copenhagen, Florence, Istanbul, Budapest and Hamburg. Chordify will keep track of this outlandish journey and of course you can join on Palladiums Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account if you want daily updates. Check #palladiumexplorers to see when the explorers land in your hometown. They might need you to help them navigate the local undergrounds, so make sure to tune in and give tips! You can win some splendid prizes along the way.

Palladium Explorers

About the explorers

Georgia LA
As the first female member and presenter of the online music phenomenon SB.TV, Georgia LA interviewed the likes of Pharrell Williams, P Diddy, Kelly Rowland and Jessie J, all in her own unexampled style, which echoes her past as a stand-up comedian. Ever since, the ex-fashion student from London has been embraced by Virgin Media’s music coverage, Channel 4 documentaries, fashion reports and an investigative documentary for 1Xtra. This beauty is dead serious too, blogging for Huffington Post regularly. Make sure to follow Georgia:

Instagram: @Georgia_LA
Twitter: @Georgia_LA

Emmanuel Cole
Without any artistic background or a study in photography, Emmanuel Cole’s photos on his Instagram profile gathered more than 120,000 followers in only eight months. Obsessed with basketball, the East-Londoner had to give up the sport after an injury put him out of the game for a while. When his uncle gave him a camera as a birthday present, a new passion was born. The fast pace of the city keeps Emmanuel on his toes and eager to document the urban and architectural elements of cities. His fascination for lifestyle, urban landscape, and symmetry come together on his major creative outlet: Instagram. Follow the snapshot wizard daily:

Instagram: @ecolephoto
Twitter: @edotcolephoto

Press Release: Chordify to pitch at The Next Web USA Conference in New York City

Chordify just hit 200,000 registered users | New features coming soon!

These 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.

Read the full Press Release.

Dear Premium users, we heard you!

Since the release of Chordify Premium, we got many responses from our Premium users and these responses have been (and still are!) very flattering. Our Premium superstars are so happy with all the extras they got, that they expressed they want more. More music files to upload and more PDF and MIDI files to download. DJ’s and producers have been very fond of the MIDI downloads, while music teachers love the PDF’s!

As a thank you to our Premium superstars, we increased the maximum number of files you can upload, and the maximum number of PDF and MIDI files you can download.

Chordify Premium limits increased

If you want to enjoy this Chordify Premium update and more, head over to our Premium page to read about all the other cool stuff our superstars get!

Major print and search improvements on Chordify

We are happy to announce new and improved features on chordify.net. You can now search your favourite streaming service from the Chordify homepage. Furthermore, Premium users can print the chords as seen on screen, and we increased the number of free PDF and MIDI downloads.

Embedded search on homepage

There is no need to paste a URL on the Chordify homepage to chordify your favourite music anymore. As of today, you can search Deezer, Youtube and SoundCloud from the Chordify homepage. Just search by typing!

Embedded search on homepage

A bold song has been chordified before and other titles will be chordified for you on the fly. You can still paste URLs like you are used to, of course, but searching is even easier!

Print the chords as seen on screen

Just hit your browser’s print button and print out the chords on paper, or save them as a PDF with the same familiar appearance. Chordify Premium users can print as many songs as they like!

Print chords

More free PDF and MIDI downloads for Premium users

On top of our new printing feature, we relaxed the limitations on PDF and MIDI downloads. Previously, Chordify Premium users were able to download 50 PDF and MIDI files per month. Due to popular demand we have increased this number to 200 downloads per month!

Big news, Chordify supports Deezer!

Next to Soundcloud, Youtube and your own files, you can now also chordify Deezer tracks! Over the past few weeks we’ve been working together with the fine people from Deezer to build two different integrations: A Chordify app in the Deezer app studio and full integration of the entire Deezer music library on chordify.net.

(Note for US citizens: Deezer is not yet available in your country, we are sorry about that.)

Play along with your favorite music in Deezer

Chordify is tightly integrated with Deezer for the best experience. When listening to a song on Deezer you are just one click away from playing along with that very song. Just head over to the Chordify app, click the Chordify button and you’ll get the chords to play along with; just like you are used to at Chordify. You can also search any other song available on Deezer to chordify.

Chordify in Deezer

Additional features for Chordify Premium users

On chordify.net you can use many additional features when being a Chordify Premium user. Amongst others you can make use of chord transposition, library management and much more. So be sure to get yourself a Chordify Premium subscription and experience the best of both Chordify and Deezer!

The complete Deezer library is now also available within chordify.net

If you visit the Chordify webpage, you will be greeted with the Chordify dialogue as shown below. Next to uploading a music file from your computer, or pasting a Soundcloud or Youtube link in the URL field, Chordify now also allows you to paste Deezer track URLs. Chordify will then automatically transcribe the chords from the supplied audio source and display them to you.

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Chordify Featured presents: Deezer Sessions

Deezer sessionsAlways wanted to play along with live sessions of some of the hottest artists from around the world? Then Deezer Sessions on Chordify Featured is fit for you. Deezer Sessions is an exclusive series of bands and artists performing stripped-down sets recorded in London and in Deezer’s own studio in Paris.

Chordify Premium has arrived!

Chordify Premium demo

The Chordify team is happy to announce Chordify Premium! After months of development, beta testing and bug fixing we can proudly say Chordify Premium is ready to rock! So if you are in need of more storage space for your uploaded files, chord transposition, changing the playback speed of the song, library management and much more, then Chordify Premium is fit for you!

Try it out yourself

Head over to our Chordify Premium page for more information about all the premium features. Get in-depth help with our new Premium Features Manual or experience many of our newly introduced premium features with the Premium Demo!

Go Premium Now!

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Official Launch of Chordify

On Saturday January 12th the free online music service Chordify was launched during the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in The Netherlands. Exactly three months after the presentation of the beta-version of the site at the ISMIR (International Society for Music Information Retrieval) Conference in Porto (EU). We are very happy with the launch and would like to thank all beta testers for their feedback and compliments. Thank you!

About Chordify

Chordify is a free online music service – made for and by music enthusiasts – that transforms music, from YouTube, SoundCloud or your private collection, into chords. Our service automatically recognises chords from the audio signal, and aligns them to the music in a simple and intuitive player. Chordify makes state-of-the-art music technology available to a broader audience, making it easier and more fun to play along with your favourite tracks.

To read more about Chordify, please head over to the how to use page or download the official press release.

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Paceshifters live at the Chordify Launch Lounge

Paceshifters live at the Chordify Launch Lounge