CANNES, France, Jan. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MIDEM Conference — Powering the biggest names in the mobile, internet, home, PC, and automotive industries, Gracenote® today announced that its music and video identification, discovery and management technology has been featured in more than a billion devices.
Gracenote's digital entertainment technology has become the essential ingredient for the world's most popular entertainment brands and products.
- Customers include Apple, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Sony, Samsung, Vodafone, Verizon and AT&T, as well as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, the Ford Motor Company and other major automotive manufacturers.
- The Gracenote Global Media Database has processed more than 200 billion queries from connected devices and applications and averages 5.5 billion queries per month.
The company has more than 3,000 content partners, including all the major music record labels, dozens of independent labels and individual artists, all representing more than 1.5 million recordings and 25,000 labels worldwide. Gracenote's Content Partner Program is designed to help music record labels, content aggregators, and individual artists build awareness, capture consumer interest and drive sales for their digital media through global distribution, automated marketing and commerce opportunities. The program also simplifies the process for recording artists and labels to submit, edit, and manage information about themselves or their artists, reaching millions of consumers through digital media devices and applications.
"There is no doubt that the demand for and consumption of digital entertainment is at an all-time high, with the globalization of content and the increasing introduction of new devices," said Craig Palmer, Gracenote president. "The sheer number of devices featuring Gracenote and queries we are processing proves that our technologies and strategic partnerships make us uniquely positioned to power the world's most innovative entertainment products."
Digital delivery of content has made its way into virtually every entertainment channel – including home, mobile, desktop, and automotive – and Gracenote's Global Media Database and technologies have become ubiquitous across the digital media industry. With digital music sales projected to reach $3.4 billion in revenues by 2014 and digital video downloads rising an impressive 23 percent in the past year (Forrester Research, July 2010), Gracenote's media identification, discovery and management solutions are poised to serve increasing consumer demands for anywhere, anytime digital content.
With eight million albums, 100 million tracks, and rich metadata for more than 400,000 movies and more than 300,000 unique video works, Gracenote's Global Media Database provides the broadest, deepest and highest quality digital content information in the world and is used by the biggest brands in digital media.
Gracenote is currently the most comprehensive provider of digital music and video solutions for the mobile, consumer electronics, automotive and desktop industries. Popular products include the award-winning MusicID®, which has become the standard solution for music identification, to MediaVOCS®, which allows for voice-controlled media navigation and playlisting, to VideoID™, which is setting the standard in video identification and discovery.
Gracenote at MIDEM
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A pioneer in the digital media industry, Gracenote combines information, technology, services and applications to create ingenious entertainment solutions for the global market. From media management, enrichment and discovery products to content identification technologies, Gracenote allows providers of digital media products and the content community to make their offerings more powerful and intuitive, enabling superior consumer experiences. The company's solutions integrate the broadest, deepest, and highest quality global metadata and enriched content with an infrastructure that services billions of searches a month from thousands of products used by hundreds of millions consumers. Gracenote's customers include the biggest names in the consumer electronics, mobile, automotive, software and Internet industries. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios. Gracenote, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, is headquartered in Emeryville, California. www.gracenote.com.
Gracenote, MusicID and MediaVOCS are registered trademarks of Gracenote, Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.