About us

We are an AI startup offering high performance music search & recommendation engines to innovative music companies. Our powerful music analysis technology is made easily accessible by an API, empowering catalog owners and music providers all over the world to build a new generation of intelligent music applications.

Headquartered in Paris, Niland was founded in 2013.

80 rue des haies - 75020 PARIS

Empowering Music Search & Discovery with AI

Our deep learning experts have built a technology with unparalleled performance.


It takes less than a second to analyze a track, less than 80ns to compare 2 tracks


Our technology is scalable due to small audio descriptors and distributed search capabilities

ALWAYS learning

As our technology is based on machine learning techniques, it improves over time

Who we are

We are an interdisciplinary team united under the goal of bringing advanced AI to the music industry.

Damien Tardieu CEO, founder Damien Tardieu is CEO of Niland. He has been working as a researcher at IRCAM in Paris, France, and at the Institute for New Media Art in Technology in Mons, Belgium. He holds a PhD in music technology as well as a masters degree in communication systems from the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, Switzerland. Damien leads the team and works on business development and client acquisition.

Christophe Charbuillet CTO, founder Christophe is responsible for the R&D team at Niland, applying state-of-the-art academic research to real-life problems. He has been working as a researcher at IRCAM in Paris, France. He holds a PhD in machine learning for automatic speaker recognition and a master’s degree in electronic engineering from the Paris VI university. His work resulted in several international publications.

Johan Pages CPO, founder Johan is our Chief Product guy at Niland. He joined the adventure to do what he loves most: everything. He is in love with technology and is involved in marketing, communication and product design. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris in Business, he has worked as a business strategy analyst for the French e-commerce leader looking at strategy and new growth opportunities. He also helped start-ups to grow their business at Agoranov (a science-based Incubator).

Aloïs Gruson Machine Learning Scientist At Niland, Aloïs is looking at novel ways to incorporate all profile and musical information into state-of-the-art recommendation algorithms. He holds a MSc. of Electrical Engineering from ENS Cachan as well as a MSc. of Music Signal Analysis from IRCAM. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the field of Deep Learning.

Raphaël Estrach Full stack software engineer Raphael recently completed a Master’s degree at EPITECH specializing in Applied Informatics. He is a top developer with a true startup mindset. He is passionate about applying emerging technologies to deliver delightful user experiences and has been building websites for as long as he can remember.

Denis Charrier Full stack software engineer Confirmed and passionate programmer, Denis is a meticulous symfony2 backend developer. Denis codes, configures, and deploys our services and products. He oversees the end-to-end architecture of Niland Platform . He comes with his strong experience as a former Senior Developer at KNP LABS and STERIA.

Alban Boitier Sales & Marketing Officer
Martin Laurent Machine Learning Scientist
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