[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Gracenote has launched a Developer program, making the company’s music APIs and SDKs available for developers.

Developers can access Gracenote’s mobile client featuring Gracenote MusicID, an audio fingerprinting technology that can be integrated into mobile Apps to identify artists, albums and tracks by simply holding a phone to the music.

Stephen White (President, Gracenote): Innovation comes from anywhere, not just from big, well-funded companies. We want to discover the next great music developers by giving them a chance to dive deep into this data and technology, play around with it, and see what they can create.

The Gracenote Developer program supports a variety of development platforms, including mobile, desktop and Web APIs. These APIs enable recognition of music from text lookups, CDs, digital files and audio captured with a mobile device, and returns descriptive metadata for more than 2,000 music genres and sub-genres, artist origins, and more than 100 music moods. Developers can also tap into the album cover art, artist biographies and other related content.

Gracenote MusicID powers several music recognition Apps and services, from Soundtracking and Sony TrackID to musiXmatch and Rhapsody SongMatch.