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musiXmatch Gets Turbo Charged MusicID audio recognition from Gracenote

May 30, 2013 (11:05 PM EDT)
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BOLOGNA, Italy, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- musiXmatch, a leading Music Player with the world's largest Lyrics catalog, has teamed with Gracenote to improve the speed and performance of its popular mobile App. The latest release of musiXmatch, now available in the App Store and Google Play, features up to five times the speed and performance of previous releases, allowing users to quickly identify songs playing from the radio, TV or in the background, and instantly access lyrics and purchase tracks via its new MusicID feature.

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Gracenote made improvements at every step in the music recognition process, from the way audio fingerprints are produced to how musiXmatch listens and identifies songs, including its interaction with the Gracenote database. The result of this collaboration is an App that can now identify songs within just a few seconds, and many popular tracks almost instantaneously. After songs are identified, musiXmatch delivers Cover Art from Gracenote and lyrics synced in time to the music.

"Gracenote's music recognition technology plays a critical role in how millions of music fans identify new artists and rediscover old favorites every day," said Massimo Ciociola, founder and CEO of musiXmatch. "We worked closely with the Gracenote team to fine tune musiXmatch performance, with the goal of incorporating improved recognition of trending artists and boosting response times."

Gracenote has analyzed and created metadata describing almost every album and song on the planet. Gracenote data is combined with Gracenote MusicID® recognition technology to make it possible for musiXmatch to identify songs by simply "listening" to a few seconds of the track and matching it to its unique audio fingerprint in the Gracenote database. Today, the Gracenote database receives more than 500 million queries everyday and more than 15 billion every month – making it one of the highest trafficked music data sources in the world.

"musiXmatch is quickly becoming one of fastest growing music recognition Apps worldwide and has the potential to disrupt the market," said Stephen White, president of Gracenote. "The latest release of musiXmatch is a great demonstration of our highly-tuned music recognition technology which emphasizes speed and accuracy, as well as improved coverage for popular and trending music."

About Gracenote
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video metadata and recognition technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks. A wholly owned, independent subsidiary of the Sony Corporation of America (SCA), Gracenote has offices in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Seoul, and Taipei with worldwide headquarters in Emeryville, Calif. For more information, follow us at @GracenoteTweets and www.facebook.com/PoweredbyGracenote

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About musiXmatch
Available on iOS, Android, WP7 desktop Mac, W8 and Spotify, musiXmatch is currently the world's largest and official Lyrics Catalogue with more than 15,000,000 users worldwide and is the primary destination on mobile and connected devices for Songs Lyrics. musiXmatch also provides developers an awesome Lyrics API, which lets them build their own lyrics services. musiXmatch has worldwide agreements with top Music Publishers, including Universal Publishing, EMI Publishing, Sony ATV, BMG, Warner Chappel, Kobalt Publishing, and thousands of indies through the Harry Fox Agency.

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For More Information Contact:
Kim Gengler
Horn Group (for Gracenote)
kim.gengler@horngroup.com
415-905-4045

 

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