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Powering the iTunes Experience

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.

Matching Your Music

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 automatically does this for them, instantly recognizing the CD and delivering the correct music metadata and Album Cover Art from the Gracenote Database.

Superior Track Matching

When iTunes Match users want to migrate their collections to iCloud, Gracenote music recognition 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.

Music Discovery

Gracenote provides descriptive metadata that powers music recommendations for iTunes Genius and iTunes Radio. Gracenote data defines the detailed musical characteristics of songs and artists including Genres, Mood, Era, Origin, Tempo and Artist Type. This enables iTunes 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.

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