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Tribune’s Gracenote Buys Trio of Sports-Data Firms for $54 Million
/ May 28, 2015 2:44 pm
Tribune’s Gracenote Buys Trio of Sports-Data Firms for $54 Million

Variety reports "Gracenote, Tribune Media’s entertainment metadata division, has acquired three sports-information companies — SportsDirect, Infostrada Sports and sports-betting info provider Covers Media Group — for a total of $54 million. With the deals, Gracenote is positioning itself as a unique one-stop shop for data spanning music, TV, movies and sports to customers worldwide.". Read More

Ethan Kaplan Joins Gracenote as General Manager of Music
/ March 25, 2015 10:07 am
Ethan Kaplan Joins Gracenote as General Manager of Music

Gracenote, a Tribune Media company (NYSE:TRCO), today announced that Ethan Kaplan has joined the company as its senior vice president and general manager of Music. Kaplan will set the strategic direction for the company’s Music business, develop next generation music solutions and work with Gracenote customers to integrate its data and technology into emerging music platforms and services. . Read More

Gracenote’s New Car Audio Platform Looks to Unify Online and Offline Services
/ November 14, 2014 9:03 am
Gracenote’s New Car Audio Platform Looks to Unify Online and Offline Services

TechCrunch reports “Once upon a time, you had just two choices on your car stereo: AM or FM. Over the years, however, car owners have become used to a wide variety of different inputs for listening to music while on the go.” . Read More

Gracenote Buys TV and Film Data Provider Baseline for $50 Million
/ September 4, 2014 3:19 pm
Gracenote Buys TV and Film Data Provider Baseline for $50 Million

TechCrunch reports “It looks like new Gracenote CEO John Batter is already making a mark on the company he only officially joined yesterday and today the company is announcing that it acquired Baseline, another provider of information about movies and TV shows, in a deal worth $50 million.”. Read More

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

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