Gracenote Moves Beyond Music

Todd sounds out Stephen White from Gracenote, which provides technology services to the music and video industries. You might not have heard of Gracenote, but if you’ve used iTunes, you’ve used a Gracenote service called MusicID which autocompletes the track listings when you rip a CD.

Starting out from the original CDDB (Compact Disc DataBase), Gracenote now has relationships many key players in the field including Apple iTunes and Nero. In the automotive industry, it works with Mitsubishi, Ford and Mercedes-Benz.

Stephen discusses how Gracenote has worked with hardware manufacturers such as Sony to bring their services to the smart TVs and media players, and the challenges they’ve faced in implementing within a consumer device.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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