Post Tagged with: "Gracenote"

Tribune Completes $170 Million Deal for Emeryville-Based Gracenote
/ February 3, 2014 3:20 pm
Tribune Completes $170 Million Deal for Emeryville-Based Gracenote

Tribune, the Chicago-based media giant, said on Monday it has completed its $170 million acquisition of Emeryville-based Gracenote from Sony Corporation of America. The deal was first announced in December. Gracenote maintains a database containing data on more than 180 million music tracks, which is then used to power streaming music services such as iTunes. Read More

Tribune Company To Acquire Gracenote
/ December 23, 2013 12:24 pm
Tribune Company To Acquire Gracenote

Tribune Company today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sony Corporation of America to purchase Gracenote, the global leader in music technology and metadata. Gracenote is the largest source of music data in the world, featuring metadata for more than 180 million tracks, which helps power more than a billion smart phones and tablets, as well as the world's most popular streaming music services. Read More

Sony Plans to Sell Gracenote Audio-Recognition Service
/ December 19, 2013 2:22 pm
Sony Plans to Sell Gracenote Audio-Recognition Service

Bloomberg reports that Sony Corporation is looking to sell its audio-recognition software business, Gracenote, which has annual revenue in the $100 million to $200 million range. Sony acquired Gracenote in 2008 for $260 million. The company provides software that allows Apple iTunes and other digital retailers to recognize songs using metadata. The company also works with the television industry, assisting marketers to target advertisements based on demographics. Read More

Sony’s Gracenote to Power Music Matching Service for Xbox Music
/ December 6, 2013 2:51 pm
Sony’s Gracenote to Power Music Matching Service for Xbox Music

VentureBeat reports that Sony’s digital music division is partnering with Microsoft to provide music recognition, metadata, and other features for Xbox Music. The music service from Microsoft is currently available on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows 8, Windows RT tablets, PCs, iOS devices, Android phones, and Windows 8 smartphones. Read More

Hypebot: MusiXmatch to Develop Google Glass Song Lyrics App
/ June 5, 2013 1:17 pm
Hypebot: MusiXmatch to Develop Google Glass Song Lyrics App

Hypebot reports that Massimo Ciociola, CEO and founder of the lyrics service MusiXmatch has said that the company intends to introduce a Google Glass app that will show song lyrics on Google’s heads-up display, which is just available to a few thousand people around the world. . Read More

Gracenote Merges Lyrics Business into LyricFind; Larry Marcus Invests
/ January 15, 2013 3:17 pm
Gracenote Merges Lyrics Business into LyricFind; Larry Marcus Invests

LyricFind, a lyrics service with licenses with the four major labels, announced today that Gracenote has merged their lyrics business into LyricFind. Read More

Guest blog: choice is good for accessing video
/ November 21, 2012 8:00 am
Guest blog: choice is good for accessing video

Magnet Media’s Ryan William Neal guest-blogged the Future of Television Summit. Here’s his take on, “Digital Distribution Models: How Technology is Changing the Way Viewers Access TV and Video Content.”. Read More

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