Now safely berthed within Nielsen, Gracenote has announced that it is launching its Global Music Data product in Europe and Latin America, following its debut in the US in February.
The company is pitching it as “the global database of record for the music industry” with data on genres, artists, albums, recordings, artist associations and other fields designed to help streaming services improve their recommendation algorithms.
The database also ties in to Gracenote’s TV knowledge: for example linking songs to TV shows and artists to appearances on the gogglebox.
“With its launch in Europe and Latin America, streaming music services, cable operators and CE manufacturers can deliver the very best search, navigation and discovery experiences for international and regional audiences,” Gracenote’s general manager of music and auto Brian Hamilton told Music Ally.
“Gracenote Music Data combined with the underlying Gracenote ID will help develop break-through experiences tying together music, video and sports that engage users in entirely new ways.”