Gracenote has been known for their music recognition technology for some time now. However, for those of you who may not know or know your using Gracenote. They are a content delivery platform offering music recognition technology that enables relevant information and services to enhance the music listening experience. Say you have a massive collection of music on your iPod/Zune/etc. and you are missing information such as track name, genre, artist. Connect it to a Gracenote powered device and it will recognize the music and provide all of the missing information for you.
They have recently announced their latest in music recommendation technology they call “Discover”. Discover will feature the use of sonic attributes such as Mood and Tempo and music descriptors like Genre, Origin, Era and Artist Type, to deliver smarter, more relevant track, artist and album recommendations as well as offer personalized, one-touch Music Channels. The technology will allow music services to deliver a personal music experience for consumers when and where they want it, from mobile phones, tablets and media players to the desktop, connected televisions and other home digital entertainment devices.
Some of the biggest names in music and music listening are using Gracenote as a backend. Powerhouses including Sony, Omnifone, PANDORA, MOG, and Spotify are all bringing their music service customers more of the music they love by tapping into Gracenote’s music data and technology.
Also, at the MIDEM conference they announced that they are in more then a billion devices. Gracenote’s digital entertainment technology has become an essential ingredient for the world’s most popular entertainment brands and products. A few of their customers include Apple, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Sony, Samsung, Vodafone, Verizon and AT&T, as well as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, the Ford Motor Company and other major automotive manufacturers.
The Gracenote Global Media Database has processed more than 200 billion queries from connected devices and applications and averages 5.5 billion queries per month.
These guys are like the Intel of the music industry! Its always great to find out who is behind and powering some of the greatest products in the industry.