Gracenote

  1. Tribune Company Names John Batter New Gracenote CEO, Plans 'Aggressive' Expansion

    August 26, 2014 8:16 AM EDT Tribune Media Company has named John Batter as the new chief executive of Gracenote, a provider of audio and video metadata and recognition services, as well as executive vice president at Tribune Media. Interim chief executive Shashi Seth , who a ...

  2. Business Matters: Why Spotify Bought The Echo Nest

    March 06, 2014 5:15 PM EST Spotify's acquisition of the Echo Nest signals the growing importance of data in the music business as context becomes king in a world of virtually unlimited content. The Swedish on-demand music streaming service has plenty of content, abou ...

  3. Spotify Acquires the Echo Nest

    March 06, 2014 10:19 AM EST Spotify announced today that it has acquired the Echo Nest. The deal will allow the streaming platform to utilize the music intelligence platform's widely-used algorithms to enhance user experience and music discovery for Spotify's mil ...

  4. Tribune's Purchase of Gracenote Signals a New Focus for Media Companies

    January 06, 2014 4:37 PM EST News Corp nabs Storyful while Tribune buys Gracenote in what analysts say is a bid to scale quality content across social networks. In a trend that could continue through 2014, traditional media powerhouses are snapping up digital services. On Dec ...

  5. Morning Fix: Yusef Lateef, Jazz Legend, Dead at 93; Billy Joel Added to 'Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve'; Tribune to Buy Gracenote for $170M; 'Beyonce' Nears 1M U.S. Sales

    December 24, 2013 7:00 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE YUSEF LATEEF, JAZZ LEGEND, DEAD AT 93 Yusef Lateef, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, has died. He was 93 He was one of many musicians to come out of the Detroit jazz scene in the '40s and ' ...

  6. Tribune to Buy Gracenote from Sony for $170 Million

    December 23, 2013 1:32 PM EST Sony Corp. has agreed to sell its Gracenote music database subsidiary to television and newspaper conglomerate Tribune Co. for $170 million, a 35% discount from the $260 million that Sony paid to buy Gracenote in 2008. Tribune, which owns 23 tele ...

  7. Outside Lands: Live Music Meets Live Hacks

    August 10, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Music hack-a-thons, a fairly common occurrence thanks to a proliferation of application programming interfaces, is taking on a twist this week at the Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco -- allowing the hackers to sound out their digit ...

  8. TuneSat Raises $1.225 Million in Funding

    April 08, 2013 4:29 PM EDT TuneSat has raised $1.225 million in equity funding to help fuel its expansion. The current funding round is $3 million, according to an SEC filing dated March 21.   The company's audio monitoring technology tracks TV channels and websites ...

  9. Can APIs Solve Music’s 'Crisis of Innovation'?

    March 14, 2013 4:39 PM EDT There’s an old saw among established technology companies that says innovation happens elsewhere, that big ideas can come from small, unexpected places. The best way to tap into that potential, according to this view, is to throw open the gates ...

  10. Morning Fix: One Direction & Rihanna Top Charts: Mog CEO Steps Down; Salaam Remi to Sony

    November 21, 2012 8:15 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletters FREE ONE DIRECTION'S 'TAKE ME HOME' DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 WITH 2012'S THIRD-BIGGEST SALES WEEK: One Direction scores i ...

  11. Business Matters: Songza Takes a Bite Out of Pandora

    June 13, 2012 9:06 PM EDT Songza Takes a Bite Out of Pandora -- An upstart Internet radio company has caused Pandora Media, the leading Internet radio service, to drop 11.2% over the last two trading days and shed $208 million of market value. If you haven't heard of ...

  12. News You May Have Missed During the Annual SXSWi P.R. Barrage

    March 23, 2012 12:42 PM EDT Onesheet Mobile, like many tech companies, introduced it's latest product initiative during SXSWi If you were busy before, during and after SXSW, you may have missed some news items during the annual SXSW press release barrage from Onesheet, ...

  13. Business Matters: SoundHound Integrates with Apple iOS 5, Sends Search History to the Cloud

    October 13, 2011 11:12 PM EDT SoundHound Integrates with Apple iOS 5, Sends Search History to the Cloud -- SoundHound's new support for Apple's iOS 5 operating system takes advantage of the iCloud's capabilities. iCloud, Apple's cloud-based media storage se ...

  14. Gracenote Names Stephen White President

    August 11, 2011 12:39 PM EDT Music technology and information firm Gracenote has named Stephen White as its new president. Former president Craig Palmer quietly left the company back in May. White has been with the company since 2001, most recently serving as senior VP of pro ...

  15. TuneSat Raises $6 Million, Plans to Build Team and Expand to New Markets

    May 20, 2011 12:25 PM EDT TuneSat , a provider of broadcast and Internet performance tracking services, raised $6 million in a round of funding led by General Electric Pension Trust. Scott Jones, Founder and CEO of ChaCha and former CEO and Chairman of Gracenote, along wit ...

  16. MIDEM Photo Gallery III: Sleepless In Cannes @ the Carlton

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Place: the Carlton Hotel lobby, bar and surrounding areas. Time: Monday p.m. - Tuesday a.m. The Scene: One of the hottest networking events at MIDEM takes place not in an invite-only reception or exclusive penthouse suite, but at the Carlton, wher ...

  17. Mid-Year Investments Wrap: Download, Streaming Services Lead the Way

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There wasn't exactly a windfall of investments flowing to music-related startups in the first half of 2010, but they are still attracting investors' interest. There were 30 investment deals in the first half of 2010, according to Billboa ...

  18. Analysis: Where's The Money?

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Terra Firma’s troubled investment in EMI receives most of the headlines, but there has been much more to music investments over the last two-plus years and the state of music-related deals will be discussed at the Music & Money Symposium on Ma ...

  19. Publishers Score Legal Win Against Motive Force

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Motive Force LLC and its owner Sean Colombo are permanently enjoined by a Federal Court order from using unlicensed song lyrics in connection with their own Web sites, like LyricWiki.org, or supplying them to other Web sites or software applicatio ...

  20. Sony Music Entertainment To Bulk Up Artist Web Sites

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment is bulking up the content available on its artists' Web sites, adding on-demand streaming and lyrics. The on-demand streaming allows fans to stream any song from the entire roster of any participating Sony artist, as ...

  21. Omnifone, Gracenote Partner On Integrated Unlimited Music

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST London-based Omnifone, which powers various mobile unlimited music services, has partnered with data services company Gracenote on a new offering that will extend all-you-can-eat platforms to consumer electronics devices in the home and car. Omnif ...

  22. Popkomm Day 2: Digital Drives Forward

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The development of digital music was the major topic of debate at day two of Popkomm in Berlin, with delegates discussing the need for users to be able to synchronize their music collections between their computers, phones and even automobiles. Th ...

  23. MOG Social Network Adds Lyrics To Service

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music-focused social network MOG has added lyrics to its service through a deal with Gracenote. CEO David Hyman announced the development on the company's blog . The implementation of the lyrics page is much like that of other music services ...

  24. Majors Give MOG Financing Boost

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music-centric social networking service MOG received a $2.8 million round of funding which included financing from divisions of UMG and Sony BMG according to online reports . This round is on top of the $3.2 million the company raised in prior rou ...

  25. Sony Corp. of America To Acquire Gracenote

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. of America is acquiring music identification and technology firm Gracenote for $260 million. The merger is expected to close in late May. Gracenote is perhaps best known to the music industry for its music recognition and lyrics service ...

  26. Popkomm Panelists: Music, Auto Industries Must Align

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vehicles will drive a viable revenue stream for record labels in the coming years, panelists said at the "Auto Mobile Music: The Dashboard Jukebox" session today, on day one of Popkomm , the international music and entertainment conferen ...

  27. MusicIP Taps Stess As CEO

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MusicIP named Andrew Stess its new CEO, replacing the outgoing Matthew Dunn. Stess comes to the company from All Media Guide, where he was VP of consumer electronics. Stess held previous positions at Liquid Audio and Gracenote, and currently sits ...

  28. MySpace Taps Gracenote To Fight Copy Misuse

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Networking site to review audio before its posted. Social Networking giant MySpace says it plans to start blocking distribution of unauthorized music copyrights on its site. The company has inked a deal with Gracenote to provide it with fingerprin ...

  29. U.S. Companies Rule Music Innovation Awards

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Americans grab top 3 prizes at Popkomm event. The United States clinched the top three prizes at the second Popkomm IMEA (Innovation in Music & Entertainment Awards), which took place on Sept. 14 in Berlin, Germany, where 14 international fina ...