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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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Shazam is a UK based developer and distributor of music recognition applications for smartphones, tablets and PCs.
Apple acquired Shazam, the popular music recognition service that can identify the name and lyrics of songs, music videos, TV shows, and more, in December for an undisclosed amount.
Apple has acquired the music recognition app Shazam for around $400 million (about P20 billion).
net reported that Apple had plans to buy music recognition software Shazam; the deal has now been confirmed.
Apple is close to acquiring Shazam Entertainment Limited, the startup whose music recognition app is already built into the technology giant Siri virtual assistant, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
4 which is the same as Shaza, a verified safe music recognition app.
Andrew Bullen, IT coordinator for the Illinois State Library and a member of the Illinois World War I Centennial Committee, was supplied with copies of the scanned scores to be converted into audio files using optical music recognition (OMR) software.
For this goal, the Bavarian State Library started a project on optical music recognition (OMR) in August 2016.
The partnership was initiated by Virgin Money's head of Banking Innovation, Dhiraj Mukherjee, and previous co-founder of Shazam, a mobile phone music recognition service.
App of the week Shazam, IOS/ Android SHAZAM isn't new, but when it comes to music recognition apps, it's hard to beat.
Far Cry CHART: GAME APP OF THE WEEK SHAZAM, free, Google Play and iTunes SHAZAM isn't new, but when it comes to music recognition, it's hard to beat.
Nowhere else has more than two, including London - with music recognition app Shazam and mobile payment company Powa.