Select Page

Music Recognition

The Standard for Music Recognition

Gracenote MusicID® uses proprietary audio fingerprinting technology to identify music playing, so that users can discover and continue to enjoy their favorite songs in today’s entertainment world. Gracenote provides a complete set of recognition solutions that will bring user experience to the next level.

MusicID Product Suite

Stream Recognition

Using world-class music recognition technology, MusicID is the backbone of multiple music apps, TVs, and other devices. Powered by a dynamic, global database and an exclusive editorial team, MusicID truly allows fans from all over the world to easily recognize music streaming from any source.

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. Once recognized, files are organized by track name, album name and folder paths to make sure the right songs and albums are always matched.

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.

Highly Scalable

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

Billion Monthly Queries

Million Tracks

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.

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


Get in Touch

Want to get in contact with Gracenote about our services?