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Global Music Data

Built for Today’s Modern Music Business

Gracenote Global Music Data is built from the ground-up to support today’s playlist and track-based streaming models. With normalized data and standardized artist and recording IDs, Gracenote enables entertainment services to simplify how fans find and connect with the music they love.

Catalog Organization

A normalized dataset of Artists, Albums and Recordings lets entertainment services better manage music search across a sea of original releases, collaborations, remixes and live recordings.

Powering Advanced Discovery

Key descriptors like Genre, Mood, Era, Origin, Tempo and Artist Language enable music services to create finely tuned playlists and stronger, more personalized recommendations.

Cross-Media Linking

Gracenote unique IDs connect Artists, Albums and Recordings across digital media, letting fans discover more of the music they love by linking them to artist appearances on late night TV, roles in movies and music videos.

Descriptive Metadata

Gracenote Global Music Data features deep descriptors for practically every song ever recorded. Leveraging Gracenote’s advanced machine learning technology and the industry’s finest editorial team, Gracenote data for Genre, Origin, Era, Artist Type, as well as Mood and Tempo is the secret sauce behind the hottest playlists.

Powering Voice and Text Search

In this era of connected IoT devices, finding your favorite jams no longer requires typing an artist name into a search bar. Gracenote Global Music Data provides structure, in the form of IDs and normalized data, to support the most innovative music search and discovery interfaces, from voice and gesture to virtual reality and beyond.

The Database of Record for Today’s Music Business

Normalized Recordings & Song Groups

Reduces track duplication by having a single representation for a unique recording and provides links between primary artists and their collaborations. 


Artist Normalization

Recognizes artists with similar names and ensures the right recordings are associated with the right act. 


Album Masters & Editions

Offers a clear representation of artist discographies through album masters and editions – optimized for digital services, as opposed to retail album sales.

Global Reach

Music data is normalized and organized for specific geographies and regions and features advanced descriptors localized in the Artist languages.

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