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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 it into Shazam territory – but with a paid model.

“For an annual in-app subscription of just $9.99 per year (or your currency equivalent), users can add unlimited music recognition to the app and start digging deeper into the music they hear around them every day,” explained the company in a blog post.

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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 different: MusicDNA ID, an audio recognition technology. It’s just launched an official iPhone and iPad app that’s essentially a direct competitor to Shazam, SoundHound and Gracenote’s MusicID. T

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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. It has unveiled Echoprint, a free and open source music fingerprint and identification service, working with 7digital and Musicbrainz.