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music search

To find information about songs and music. There are many music database and identification services on the Internet that enable users to find missing track titles for their CDs and digital files, as well as identify songs by sound, singing or humming. There are also services that recommend songs to users based on their taste (see music recommendation service). Following are the various ways music databases are searched.

Search by Disc Table of Contents
Although added later (see CD Text), the only descriptive data (meta-data) in the original CD music disc were a table of contents (TOC) containing track numbers and lengths. In order to display artist and song titles on the computer or add them to MP3 files when ripping CDs, several databases were developed that identify a disc by table of contents. See music CD identification.

Search by Digital File Fingerprint
MP3, AAC and other compressed audio files contain fields (tags) for the names of the album, artist, tracks, genre, etc. Tags with missing or incorrect data can be updated with the correct data. An acoustic fingerprint of the file is computed and sent to a fingerprint database for matching. See music file identification and acoustic fingerprint.

Search by Audio Fingerprint
Songs can be identified by a sample of the actual sound being played on the radio. An acoustic fingerprint of the sample is computed and sent to a fingerprint database for matching. A fingerprint algorithm for audio is more sophisticated than one used for file recognition (above). The reason is that the audio sample can be a few seconds from any part of the song, whereas a digital file is entirely available for analysis. See Shazam, midomi, Mobile MusicID, MusicDNS and acoustic fingerprint.

Search by Human Example (Sing, Hum, Tap, etc.)
People can find the name of a song or musical piece by singing or humming the tune or tapping out the melody and rhythm. See midomi and Musipedia.
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Younghee Lee, Vice President of Global Marketing Team at Samsung Electronics, said: "We are pleased to be extending our partnership with these fabulous new features to provide music lovers with the perfect music experience; in particular with the Find Similar feature powered by Shazam's unique mobile music recommendations engine, which is just as impressive as their popular music recognition service.
PlayNow(TM) plus is integrated into Sony Ericsson's TrackID(TM) music recognition service enabling unlimited direct-to-device music sampling and downloading for no additional cost.
Customers can also identify an artist's name and song being played on the radio, TV, or at a club with MusicID, Cingular's enhanced music recognition service.
From new devices - like Samsung's Android-powered smart phone, the Samsung Moment for Sprint, Kyocera's Android offering and the FLO TV Personal Television - to a series of new mobile games offered to Verizon subscribers, the launch of the Shazam music recognition service for Windows Mobile phones and a GPS service launch from Virgin Mobile.
based music software company, today announced the release of its new desktop music player, online music recognition service, and Music Store.
Furthermore, Nero StartSmart now integrates Gracenote[R] music recognition service providing song and artist information for audio files.
MusicID: For the first time, users can identify a song with MusicID, Cingular's music recognition service, and then purchase that song from the handset by directly linking into the Napster library where the song(s) can later be side-loaded.
LogicaCMG has trialed the new solution with several mobile networks, including O2 Germany, which has been successfully using it as the basis for its `Musicspy' music recognition service for more than a year.
The built-in Gracenote CDDB[TM] Music Recognition Service automatically associates information to downloaded music content including the artist name, song title, genre and album title.
As an added convenience, the unit includes the Gracenote CDDB(TM) Music Recognition Service, which automatically associates information to downloaded music content including the artist name, song title, genre and album title.
People are truly amazed when they use the application and experience the music recognition service on their handset," said Wayne Yurtin, president and CEO of Rocket Mobile.