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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.
The latest company looking to take a bite out of Shazam’s music recognition business is TuneUp Media.
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 turns out that the app – also available for iPad and Facebook – is as much of a showcase for the MusicDNA technology as a standalone product.
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
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 with something called LiveLyrics.
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.
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 technology’.
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.
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 sit up and blink..
In recent times, Shazam users have had to pay for the premium version of the music recognition app if they want unlimited tags.