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  Gracenote Consulting, Inc. - Consultants, Acoustics, Audio, Video, Communications, AV Integration, Sound Systems, ...
Gracenote Consulting is a full-service consultancy specializing in world-class design of integrated electro-acoustics, audio-visual, multi-media and communications systems.
Gracenote Consulting is lead by it’s founding principal, a 25-year industry veteran.
Gracenote Consulting is excited and honored to be a part of the design team for this important project.
www.gracenoteconsulting.com   (649 words)

 Scott Jones : Gracenote   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gracenote licenses access to its database and other services to online music services and hardware providers that enable individual users to explore the world of digital entertainment.
Gracenote's content delivery engine provides the ability to aggregate and deliver rich third-party content that is directly related to music as it is playing.
Gracenote's technology powers leading home and automobile consumer electronics brands such as Alpine, Denon and Marantz, Kenwood, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony and Yamaha, as well as international mobile music applications for KTF (Korea), Musiwave (Portugal), Oi (Brazil) and Golden Bytes (Benelux).
www.scottajones.com /companies/gracenote   (609 words)

 FOXNews.com - Gracenote Makes Deal With Music Publishers Over Online Lyrics - Business And Money | Business News | ...
Gracenote obtained the rights to the lyrics of more than 1 million songs from the North American catalogs of Bertelsmann AG's BMG Music Publishing, Vivendi's (V) Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, jointly owned by Sony Corp (SNE) and Michael Jackson, peermusic and other publishers.
Gracenote also said it was talking with all of its partners, including Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) and Apple Computer Inc's (AAPL) iTunes, on its plans to launch a service to offer legal and accurate lyrics for all digital media.
Gracenote's Blanchard said it was up to digital music retailers to decide how they will package or price the lyrics, but he did not expect it would involve significant added costs to consumers.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,203725,00.html   (601 words)

 Gracenote - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gracenote's database was originally created from and continues to receive voluntary contributions from users of this type of software.
In addition to its CD track-identification system, Gracenote operates a digital file identification service which allows digital music files (such as MP3s) to be identified, and a media management service for the generation of playlists, and recommendation of music.
Gracenote began in 1993 as an open source project involving a CD player program named xmcd.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gracenote   (1516 words)

 Gracenote under pressure | CNET News.com
Most irksome for open-sourcers: Gracenote's efforts to put a fence around a database of CD songs and album titles, which were largely entered by the public, not the company's employees.
However, the company said Gracenote now appears to be changing the licensing agreement to garner modest licensing fees from its customers.
Gracenote has since cut off all of Roxio's software from accessing the database, she said.
news.cnet.com /news/0-1005-200-5904386.html   (545 words)

 Gracenote and Leading Music Publishers Sign Groundbreaking Lyrics Licensing Deals; Sweeping Agreements with BMG, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gracenote will launch a lyrics service later this year enabling digital music retailers, mobile providers, search engines, music portals, and consumer electronics manufacturers to offer legal access to an accurate and comprehensive lyrics catalog.
Gracenote has been working with the music publishing industry for over two years to find the best way to make this a reality, and with these licensing agreements in place, we'll be able to offer the most comprehensive set of legal, original lyrics to millions of consumers through a wide variety of products and services."
Gracenote's solutions are embedded in leading media players such as Apple iTunes, Yahoo Music Engine, RealNetworks Rhapsody, Napster and AOL Winamp, as well as software applications for Creative and iRiver portable devices.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2006_July_17/ai_n16534909   (876 words)

 News Flash
The number of international developers adopting Gracenote technology has almost doubled in the last year, enabling significantly more people to enjoy benefits of the service, whether on their computers and portable mp3 players, or through hard drives in cars, home media servers, and an increasing number of wireless devices.
Gracenote genre classifications also make it easy for users to organize and sort music, create customized playlists and discover new music, helping them enjoy the overwhelming amount of digital music now readily available.
Gracenote¹s information services are used by leading media players including AOL¹s Winamp, Apple¹s iTunes and RealNetworks RealOne Player; as well as leading consumer electronics manufacturers including Alpine, Clarion, DandM Holdings, Digion, Fujitsu Ten, JVC, Kenwood, Matsushita, Panasonic, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Yamaha.
www.hometheaterhifi.com /newsflash/gracenote-cddb-8-2003.html   (846 words)

 Wired News: The House That Music Fans Built
Gracenote has quietly become one of the most powerful companies in digital music -- but many of its users have probably never heard of it.
But Gracenote's position today as a dominant player in music recognition is a far cry from its beginnings.
Gracenote's rise resembles a pattern seen in many industries, in which one company evolves into an information clearinghouse that holds extraordinary power over its rivals.
www.wired.com /news/digiwood/0,1412,64033,00.html   (873 words)

 TechnoFILE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gracenote Music Management System® is a groundbreaking digital music platform that provides advanced functionality for device manufacturers needing to create the next generation of music devices.
Gracenote PlaylistSM 2.0 is the industry’s first dynamically generated playlist technology for both desktop and embedded platforms.
Gracenote PlaylistSM is fully integrated with Gracenote CDDB®;, the industry standard CD recognition service containing information on over 2 million CDs; and Gracenote Music IDSM, a technology that accurately identifies any digital music file, regardless of its original source, format or labeling.
www.technofile.com /news/gracenote.html   (2423 words)

 MP3.com: Gracenote licenses legal lyrics
With a deal it announced today, digital music information company Gracenote is hoping to make that process easier and more efficient and hopes to make some cash in the process.
Gracenote said it was in talks with download stores it powers, such as iTunes and Yahoo Music Unlimited, to add lyrics to its offering.
Although the aforementioned scenario is less common now as people consume their music in a variety of digital forms, Gracenote is counting on the fact that the option of going to iTunes, typing in lyrics, finding and buying a song will boost digital music sales.
www.mp3.com /news/stories/5351.html   (557 words)

Jonathan left Gracenote with two versions of this song: one with his own vocals, and one with only instruments as an accompianment track.
Gracenote has enhanced the quality of this recording and converted it to digital format - now the Kruse's have this precious keepsake preserved for future generations.
Gracenote worked with her to create a 3-song demo that fit her budget while maintaining high standards in audio quality.
www.gracenote.ca /audio/news.asp   (1029 words)

 Gracenote News
Gracenote News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Topic: Things Acoustic recognition is helpful enough when it enables Gracenote to replace missing album art in iTunes, but the idea of similar technology analyzing voices in public places in order to activate...
Gracenote, the magic ingredient in your software that identifies CDs upon insertion and recently started helping add album art to your iTunes tracks, has taken its share of hits from techies and open-source...
www.topix.net /com/gracenote?scoring=d   (595 words)

 Sony, Gracenote sound alarm over Microsoft flaw | Tech News on ZDNet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gracenote, known for compiling artist, track and other information on CDs, said it had not received reports of anyone being affected by the vulnerability and only a small number of Gracenote-enabled customer products using Microsoft's Windows operating system were affected.
Sony, one of Gracenote's customers, has provided some of the products at risk and the Japanese electronics company warned customers via e-mails that they should upgrade several versions of software to play music on their PCs, including Sony Connect Player and Sony SonicStage.
Gracenote software is used as part of digital music players on computers and other devices to recognize tracks and suggest new songs to play from a collection.
news.zdnet.com /2100-1009_22-6116928.html   (458 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Philips and Gracenote Launch Gracenote Mobile(SM) -- First Global Music Recognition and Content Delivery ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The system is backed by Gracenote's global database of music information, including waveform fingerprints for over 4 million songs, and a mature, proven content integration and delivery platform, which has served music recognition services linked to rich media for millions of users each day, for several years.
Gracenote CDDB®; is the foundation for Gracenote Music Management System, including Gracenote MusicID(SM), Gracenote Clean(SM), Gracenote Playlist(SM), Gracenote Link(SM) and Gracenote Encode(SM); developed to provide a complete music listening experience in all music devices.
Gracenote's information services are used by leading consumer electronics manufacturers including Alpine, Clarion, DandM Holdings, Digion, Fujitsu Ten, JVC, Gibson/Wurlitzer, Kenwood, Matsushita, Onkyo, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, RCA, Rockford Fosgate, Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Yamaha; as well as leading media players including AOL's WinAmp, Apple's iTunes and RealNetworks RealOne Player.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=61431   (678 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Yahoo! Music Selects Gracenote MusicID and Link to Help Power Yahoo! Music Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Music Engine with Gracenote MusicID, consumers will be able to identify all types of music in their collections, including individual digital music files already on their PC or tracks on a CD.
Gracenote's technology is aimed at making digital music easier to use: Currently, users of digital music stores struggle with inconsistent labeling of tracks, resulting from new files being added to their existing collections using differing formats.
Gracenote's technology powers leading home and automobile consumer electronics brands such as Alpine, Denon and Marantz, Kenwood, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony and Yamaha; as well as international mobile music applications for KTF, (Korea), Musiwave/Amena (Spain) and Goldenbytes (Netherlands).
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=86449   (698 words)

 Playlist: Gracenote to make lyrics search, download service
Gracenote — the same company that provides the database used by iTunes to list artist, album and track information when you insert a new music CD in your Mac — announced Monday a licensing deal that will provide lyrics for commercial music from major music publishers.
Gracenote said that the lyrics listing services currently on the Web are largely unauthorized and unlicensed; some of them contain inaccurate or incomplete information.
Gracenote said that the licensing program for the new service will allow independent music publishers and songwriters to “opt in” to make their lyrics available as well.
playlistmag.com /news/2006/07/17/gracenote/index.php   (260 words)

 Gracenote finds its place on RealOne | CNET News.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gracenote's software, dubbed CDDB, recognizes songs listed on CDs and allows applications to display their titles as well as album art and reviews, music news, biographies, and tour information.
Gracenote, however, faces daunting challenges in its goal of offering its service offline.
Some analysts said people may have limited interest in the company's services, since many are more accustomed to listening to music via their electronic devices rather than sifting through artist or music information on a screen.
msn-cnet.com.com /2100-1023-932275.html   (618 words)

 Why your iPod knows what you're playing - Tech News & Reviews - MSNBC.com
Gracenote Inc. knows almost any time a CD is "ripped" for use in a portable music player.
Gracenote doesn't store any personally identifiable information, she said -- the data the firm receives and compiles, is never tied to individuals.
Without Gracenote, music fans everywhere would be spending endless hours typing in music cataloging entries themselves.  There's no evidence the firm isn't practicing what it preaches.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6969653   (759 words)

 Gracenote Reaches 1 Million Unit Milestone as Market for "Intelligent" Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Automobile ...
Gracenote's technology is enabling advances in HDD car audio, providing important new functions for instantly accessing, managing and storing an entire library of music in the car.
Please visit Gracenote's CES booth #31646 for demonstrations of several leading HDD car audio devices, including a model being offered as a dealer option for Toyota cars, a Honda unit that will be available in 12 Honda brands for the Japanese market, as well as leading devices from PhatNoise and Eclipse.
Playlist control is a crucial element in car audio as it enables consumers to generate new music mixes with the touch of a button while they keep their attention on the road.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_pwwi/is_200501/ai_n8661402   (633 words)

 Gracenote: A Ubiquitous Music Database
While these are impressive numbers, most of Gracenote's revenue comes by licensing access to its database and a growing number of other services to many online music services and hardware providers, rather than to individual users.
Gracenote is getting into new services like Gracenote Playlist that helps a listener find related tracks based on categorized metadata (over 200 categories) that is cataloged with each track.
Gracenote also offers voice-controlled navigation and a streaming audio recognition aimed at the mobile market since more and more music is becoming accessible via live streams direct to mobile phones and devices.
searchenginewatch.com /showPage.html?page=3584551   (697 words)

 Gracenote spins beyond CDs
Gracenote's solution is to use its technology, which it says is part of 98 percent of commercial MP3 encoders, to embed track and artist information directly into MP3 files.
Gracenote also has started licensing its technology to consumer electronics companies such as Kenwood and PortalPlayer, which are creating sophisticated home stereo systems that allow users to encode their CD collections or listen to streaming Internet audio and video.
Another new business for Gracenote, still in its beta stage, is compiling and selling data on the listening habits of the 25 million users who access its database each month.
www.eweek.com /article2/0,1895,1244067,00.asp   (1459 words)

 Seagate Technology Case Study: Seagate and Gracenote in Tune with Internet Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gracenote Music Management System is doing just that and is the largest online database of audio CD and song titles in the world, accessed by 30 million unique users each month.
Gracenote's database is accessed every time users from around the world play a CD or MP3 while connected online or through a network and run one of the more than 4,000 licensed applications that use Gracenote's service, including WinAmp, Real Player, and iTunes.
Gracenote's information services are used by leading media players including AOL's Winamp, Apple's iTunes and RealNetwork's RealOne Player; as well as leading consumer electronics manufacturers including Pioneer, Philips and Sony.
www.seagate.com /newsinfo/newsroom/success/D2g31.html   (741 words)

 The End User: Sounding new notes - Technology - International Herald Tribune
One new way is Gracenote Playlist, software that lets you click a button that says, "More like this." Using those 200 categories, the software can identify the songs on your computer that are most similar to others.
Called Gracenote Discovery and expected to come to market in the fall, it will pull out songs from the online store that are supposed to match your tastes.
So far, Gracenote has had some traction in Asia, where it was an early partner with the Japanese carrier KDDI, which sells 1.2 million songs over the air each day - as many as Apple's iTunes sells in Japan, he said - and with KTF in South Korea.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/02/01/business/ptend02.php   (760 words)

 Macworld: News: Roxio responds to Gracenote with countersuit
Gracenote's CDDB is an online database that provides artist, album and track name and information for commercially published CDs.
Gracenote said that Roxio let its contract to use CDDB lapse this past April, and then Roxio started its own competing service.
"Gracenote sought to obtain patent rights to publicly released software without informing the U.S. Patent Office of the prior art, sought to trademark a generic acronym (CDDB) by misleading the U.S. Trademark Office and sought to obtain copyright protection for the work of the CDDB contributors.
www.macworld.com /news/2001/06/21/roxio   (505 words)

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