Tag: music recognition

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Anghami adds music-recognition feature with ACRCloud

Spotify and Deezer may have ambitions to take a chunk out of its audience in the Middle East and North Africa, but local service Anghami remains the dominant audio-streaming player in the region for now, with more than 70...
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Google beefs up its music-recognition skills with Sound Search improvements

It looks like Apple’s acquisition of Shazam will soon go through, having been approved by European regulators. That will in turn spark more discussion of what the deal means for rivals: not just Apple Music’s rivals like...
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WhoSampled adds Shazam-style music recognition features

WhoSampled has long been one of our favourite apps and websites for going down the rabbit-hole of music-sampling: tracing sounds back from current-day tracks to the original sources. Now its app has a new feature that puts...
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TuneUp Media takes on Shazam with Gracenote-powered music ID app

The latest company looking to take a bite out of Shazam's music recognition business is TuneUp Media.
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Bach Technology’s MusicDNA ID apps showcase white-label potential

Last week, we spotted a Shazam-like MusicDNA ID app from Bach Technology go live on the App Store. It turns out it went live a few days earlier than expected, but the company has now released full details of its plans. It...
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Bach Technology launches Shazam-style MusicDNA ID recognition app

The latest company diving in to the mobile music recognition space is Bach Technology - the company that used to tout its MusicDNA format as the successor to MP3s. For a while now, it's been working on something slightly...
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SoundHound goes toe to toe with Shazam through LiveLyrics feature

Both companies have other fish to fry, but Shazam and SoundHound continue to be fierce rivals in the music discovery space. Shazam added real-time lyrics to its app earlier this year, but now SoundHound is following suit...
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The Echo Nest’s Echoprint opens up music recognition

If you've read last night's Music Ally Report, you'll hopefully have seen our music recognition feature, which included a big announcement from US music technology firm The Echo Nest. If not, though, here are the key details....
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Yahoo launches Android MP3 player app

Android has a new music app today: Play by Yahoo Music. Available initially in the US, it lets users play their MP3 collections, but also includes Shazam-style music recognition, which Yahoo says uses 'proprietary audio fingerprinting...
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SoundHound unveils its new voice-search music app Hound

For much of the last year, US firm SoundHound has been promoting its music identification apps as rivals to Shazam. Now it's striking off in a slightly different direction with a new app called, simply, Hound.
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The perfect music recommendation service? Maybe it’s not possible…

The latest piece of research on music recommendations comes from University of Gloucestershire academic Joel Stamp, with a study called Music Taste and Web 2.0. One of the key conclusions may make several music tech startups...
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Shazam for Android offers free tags through eBay deal

In recent times, Shazam users have had to pay for the premium version of the music recognition app if they want unlimited tags.