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Music Recognition

The Standard for Music Recognition

Gracenote MusicID® is the standard for music recognition. It helps fans unlock their favorite albums and tracks in the Cloud, discover new music from mobile Apps, and experience beautiful, iconic Album Art while grooving to their jams.

MusicID Product Suite

CD Recognition

Where it all began. Gracenote invented CD recognition and ushered in the digital music revolution. Today, Gracenote continues to power CD recognition features in millions of cars, laptops and sound systems to identify discs and deliver Cover Art and data.

Digital File Recognition

Combines audio fingerprinting and text matching to identify digital music files stored on laptops, smart phones and in the Cloud. Once recognized, files are organized by track name, album name and folder paths to make sure the right songs and albums are always matched.

Stream Recognition

MusicID is the backbone for media monitoring services, enabling them to identify copyrighted music for compliance and royalty management. It also powers many popular music Apps, letting fans identify songs by simply holding their phones to the music.

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Music Album Covers

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


Gracenote’s software is at the heart of many “cloud-based” music services.

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Artist: Jay-Z
Album: The Black Album
Version: Explicit
Track: Encore

Artist: Jay-Z
Album: The Black Album
Version: Acappella
Track: Encore

Pinpointing Albums & Tracks

Gracenote’s advanced music recognition can discern subtle differences between radio edits and special remixes, ensuring fans unlock the correct albums and tracks in popular streaming music services.


Artist: Jay-Z
Album: The Black Album
Version: Explicit
Track: Encore

Artist: Jay-Z
Album: The Black Album
Version: Acappella
Track: Encore


Pinpointing Albums & Tracks

Gracenote’s advanced music recognition can discern subtle differences between radio edits and special remixes, ensuring fans unlock the correct albums and tracks in popular streaming music services.

Highly Scalable

Gracenote’s music recognition platform can scale to serve hundreds of millions of users everyday, making it a trusted source for the biggest music brands on the planet.

Billion Monthly Queries

Million Tracks

Countries


The Leader in Audio Fingerprinting

The magic behind Gracenote’s music recognition technology are audio fingerprints, which are unique digital identifiers for every song. Gracenote creates and manages millions of fingerprints on our global platform, serving them up to the world’s top music services.


Create Fingerprints

Extract fingerprints from music feeds, major and indie labels, as well as user submissions.

Assign Attributes

Assign key descriptors such as Genre, Era, Origin, Mood and Tempo by human editors and machine learning tech.

Organize Fingerprints

Gracenote editorial teams intelligently organize musical fingerprints by geographic region and popularity.

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