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Music Recognition for CDs and Digital Files

Gracenote MusicID

Gracenote MusicID is the standard for music recognition in the car, powering the music experience in 65 million vehicles and counting. With MusicID, drivers and passengers can control all of their favorite jams, from any device, while keeping their eyes on the road.

MusicID CD and File Features

CD Recognition

When a driver pops a CD into his car audio system, Gracenote MusicID recognizes the disc and delivers the correct Artist, Album and Track Names, as well as Cover Art to the dashboard display.

Digital File Recognition

Gracenote MusicID scans music on smart phones when drivers connect by USB and Bluetooth. Once identified, Gracenote enables drivers to browse and play music using voice and touch commands.

Voice Recognition

Gracenote has created a phonetic database describing millions of artists and tracks, as well as thousands of artist nicknames and aliases. This makes it possible for voice systems in cars to get hip with names like Wu-Tang and Fiddy.







Music Album Covers

Album Covers like these are iconic. Gracenote partners with every major label and independent to provide our customers with music imagery to enrich the listening experience.

Gracenote’s growth in automotive has skyrocketed.

Local Music for Local Markets

The real magic behind Gracenote MusicID is a music database that ships with cars sold around the globe. Each database is curated with music information for the most popular artists and tracks for that region. Today, MusicID ships in millions of cars globally.

Million Cars


of New Cars Sold Today

Regions Supported

The Perfect Playlist

Once music is identified by MusicID, Gracenote algorithms can transform music stored on mobile phones into killer playlists organized by similar Genres, Moods and Tempos.

The Perfect Playlist

Gracenote algorithms can transform the music drivers already own into killer playlists organized by similar Genres, Moods and Tempos.

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