When music fans rip their favorite CDs to iTunes, unlock music collections in iCloud, and enjoy iTunes Radio and Genius – Gracenote helps power each experience.
With Gracenote music recognition technology, iTunes users can rip CDs into their library without having to type in all of the track names, or artist and album information. Gracenote does this for them automatically, instantly recognizing the CD and delivering the correct music metadata and Album Cover Art from the Gracenote Database.
When iTunes Match users want to migrate their collections to iCloud, Gracenote Scan and Match helps identify and unlock the albums and tracks. With the ability to dive deep into the “audio fingerprint” of a song, Gracenote can detect the differences between radio edits and special remixes. The result: music recognition that just works, and lets users enjoy their songs across iOS devices.
This Gracenote data defines the detailed musical characteristics of songs and artists including Genres, Mood, Era, Origin, Tempo and Artist Type. All of this descriptive information provides iTunes the ability to fine-tune Genius recommendations and build killer iTunes Radio stations – giving fans more of the music they love and helping them discover new favorites.