Gracenote technology, Cover Art and Music metadata provide safer and easier ways to navigate music collections.
Gracenote MusicID® is the industry standard for music recognition in the car. MusicID lets drivers identify music on their smart phone and CDs, delivering rich metadata, Cover Art and Artist Images to on-screen displays, as well as phonetic data for voice commands. All of this information makes it easier for driver and passengers to navigate music stored on iPhones, Android devices and CD collections.
Access to music in the car has grown tremendously over the years, giving drivers a dizzying array of options to choose from. As more music sources are added to the dashboard, the more inconsistent the metadata displayed on the user interface has become.
Gracenote Entourage Radio lets automakers unify all music sources with a common user interface. Gracenote Entourage Radio uses audio fingerprinting, built-in to the car’s head unit, to identify music playing from FM radio, CD, satellite radio and streaming services. From a recognized song, Gracenote delivers artist, album and track names, Cover Art, radio station logos and other rich metadata. This enables automakers to create consistent UIs for all music sources.
Album Covers are familiar and even iconic. Gracenote licensed Cover Art, Artist and Genre Images are a must have for the music experience in the car. They provide drivers quick recall of artist and album names and genres.
In addition to having partnerships with the major record labels and independents, Gracenote works with leading content providers, such as Getty Images, to provide professional Artist Images when Cover Art is not available.
Gracenote powers Cover Art and Imagery in millions of vehicles from every major automaker.
Many music collections often have wrong or inconsistent spellings for artist and track names, making it hard to find and access songs while driving. Gracenote-powered systems cleanup and organize how a driver’s music collection is displayed on the entertainment system’s screen for easier navigation.