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Global Music Data

Building Blocks Driving Great Music Experiences

Gracenote Global Music Data is the most comprehensive collection of factual and descriptive metadata for the most popular music worldwide. With deep, clean data and standardized artist and recording IDs, Gracenote enables entertainment services to simplify how fans find, discover, and connect with more of the music they love.

Catalog Organization

Artists, Albums, and normalized Recordings for the most popular content globally with relational links for entertainment services to create a smarter “Guide for Music”

Advanced Discovery

Key editorial descriptors such as Genre, Origin, Era, and Artist Type, and key sonic descriptors such as Mood, Style, and Tempo enable better playlisting and discovery

Cross-Media Linking

Gracenote IDs allow fans to 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 and rich descriptors for the most popular music worldwide. Leveraging Gracenote’s advanced machine learning technology combined with the industry’s finest editorial team, Gracenote descriptor data for Genre, Origin, Era, Artist Type, as well as for Sonic Mood, Sonic Style, and Tempo is the secret sauce behind the world’s hottest playlists.

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Gracenote has become one of the best examples for the music industry’s increasing reliance on artificial intelligence.

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Gracenote Sonic Style

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Gracenote is revolutionizing how the world’s music is organized and discovered. Gracenote Sonic Style is a breakthrough new music descriptor system that uses machine learning to classify the “Style” of music at track-level across massive catalogs – for the first time ever.

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.

Versatile Integration

With access available via both Export Files and API, entertainment services have versatile options to integrate world-class music data and power next-level listener experience.

The Building Blocks for Today’s Music Business

Song Groups & Normalized Recordings

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


Unique Artists & Disambiguation

Groups the same artist performing under different names, associates recordings with the artist, and provides links between primary artists and their collaborations

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

Delivers a global music dataset organized and curated by market, featuring regionalized Genre Hierarchies and Descriptor Localizations in 31 languages

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