Gracenote powers the world's hottest Music Services and Apps.

Gracenote music recognition helps identify new artists and songs and unlock collections in the Cloud.


Gracenote MusicID® is the industry standard for music recognition. Originally created to identify CDs and deliver artist metadata and Cover Art to the desktop, Gracenote recognition technology is now at the heart of every great music experience.

Gracenote MusicID is combined with rich metadata to let people identify songs from any source, whether they purchased music from online stores or ripped them from CDs.

Featured in Xbox Music and more than 50 million cars.

Scan & Match

Gracenote Scan and Match is an advanced form of music recognition that helps music fans migrate their collections to the Cloud.

With the ability to dive deep into the “audio fingerprint” of a song, Gracenote Scan and Match can discern subtle differences between radio edits and special remixes. This lets people unlock the correct albums and tracks in popular music services and sync their collections across their devices, without requiring time-draining uploads.

Featured in some of the world’s top Cloud music services, including Amazon Cloud Player.

A Picture Says a Thousand Words

In the world of music, Album Covers are familiar, even iconic. They provide music fans quick recall of artist and album names, genres and the era when music was produced. Gracenote partners with every major music label, independents and leading content providers, such as Getty Images, to deliver Cover Art and professional artist photographs - enhancing the listening experience.

Gracenote music recognition delivers Cover Art and Artist Images for Google Play, HD Radio and thousands of other music services.

Gracenote Powered Mobile Apps

Gracenote gives music fans the power to identify songs by simply holding their phone to the music—in a café, on the street or in the background. Some the world’s most popular music services and Apps now use Gracenote music recognition to create unique music features and experiences.

Gracenote identifies the song by “listening” to a few seconds of the track and matching it to its unique audio fingerprint in the Gracenote database. From there, music fans can view artist and song metadata and Cover Art, and even add tracks to their favorite music service.

Featured in musiXmatch, Soundtracking, WiMP and MTV.