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Looking back at January – a month full of festivals and parties

“Time flies when you’re having fun”. Or so they say. Well, maybe it does, and maybe it doesn’t. It certainly feels like ages ago: our birthday, Eurosonic Noorderslag, Jamuary, the annual Gado Gado Party and Electrosonic. That’s why, one last time, we’re looking back at January—a  month full of partying.

Five years of Chordify. Are we really that old? Yup. Did we celebrate our birthday? Of course we did! During the whole month of January we partied hard and did whatever we could to share our success with our followers.

Electrosonic: Chordify Birthday Bash

Together with our friends Peripheral and DATmag we threw a birthday bash in the Music & Tech Hideout during Eurosonic Noorderslag. We dubbed it Electrosonic, because what else would you call an event that consists only of electronic live acts?

With FENN, Stahlr and FLCTS on-stage the party was a big success. Video artist HACHE walked around and captured the atmosphere on his VHS camera. Check his after movie above.

Eurosonic Noorderslag Panel and Gado Gado Party

During the conference of Eurosonic Noorderslag (the annual showcase festival of the European music industry) Chordify hosted a panel discussion on Computers vs. People in Music Creation. Can artificial intelligence replace a human producer? Colin Benders, Matt McVicar and Tjeerd Bomhof debated this theme with our CEO Bas de Haas as moderator.

Of course, the showcase festival closed with our annual Gado Gado Party. Together with our friends from Buma Music Meets Tech we invited the acts Ohslo, Broken Brass Ensemble, San Dollar and Black Dynamite Soundsystem. This resulted in a lovely evening of food, drinks and dancing. Check out the after movie made by Natalia Sliwowska.

Jamuary Contest

In addition to all the festival noise, the entire month of January was marked by Jamuary. A contest where you could win great prices; ranging from Chordify Premium annual subscriptions, to a NEXI Rockstarter pedal board.

We would like to thank everyone who has participated. Super cool that you retweeted our messages and shared our posts on Facebook. And for those who sent in a video: we enjoyed it very much! We will contact the winners soon.

The Greatest Showman and Ed Sheeran in Top 5 January

Did 2018 start off musically, during our celebratory month of Jamuary? We present you with the overview of the songs that were played along most–worldwide. Ed Sheeren’s name has been circulating for months in this column, and again he is at the top in America and Africa.

But, the new year has also brought in some remarkable fresh entrees. For example, A Million Dreams from the soundtrack forThe Greatest Showman. This song is in the top 5 of Europe and America and is also nominated for an Oscar. Enough fun stuff to try out. Happy jamming!

Top 5 North America

  1. A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  2. Kehlani – Honey
  3. Tate McRae – One Day
  4. Daniel Caesar – Best Part (feat. H.E.R.)
  5. Post Malone – I Fall Apart
A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman Soundtrack

Top 5 Europe

  1. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  2. Pablo López – El Patio
  3. A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  4. Tate McRae – One Day
  5. Enej – Zagubiony 
Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Top 5 Asia

  2. Santali – santali
  3. GuyonWaton – Ora Masalah
  4. Naino Ki jo Baat Naina Jaane Hai
  5. Tere Mere Pyar Nu Nazar Na Lage – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan


Top 5 Oceania

  1. The Allman Brothers Band – Stormy Monday
  2. Drax Project – Woke Up Late
  3. GANG OF YOUTHS – Let Me Down Easy
  4. A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  5. THE VENTURES – Black is black
The Allman Brothers Band – Stormy Monday

Top 5 South America

  1. Sebastián Yatra – No Hay Nadie Más
  2. Natalie Perez – Algo Tiene
  3. Andrés Cepeda – Ojala Que Te Mueras
  4. Bella – Wolfine
  5. Khea Ft. Duki & Cazzu – Loca
Sebastián Yatra – No Hay Nadie Más

Top 5 Africa

  1. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  2. 3 Daqat – Abu Ft. Yousra ثلاث دقات – أبو و يسرا
  3. Mercy Chinwo – Excess Love
  4. Sia – Suitcase
  5. Bro Sammy, Menso Mene Hwan Powerful Worship
Ed Sheeran – Perfect