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Gracenote is now adding photos to its music metadata, thanks to a new partnership with Muzooka. The companies announced the arrangement on Wednesday (Feb. 27), meaning artists and their teams will now have more control over how they appear on various entertainment services.

Gracenote is the world's leading provider of music metadata. The information the Nielsen-owned company provides about artists and tracks helps fans search for and discover music across popular consumer platforms, consumer electronics devices and automotive systems.

Now, with Muzooka delivering artist assets to Gracenote, when artists and their teams update photos on the Muzooka platform those images will become available for Gracenote to include with the rest of its metadata content. 

"We have always been committed to supporting artists and the music community by driving engagement across platforms," said Andrew Van Doren, Gracenote director of global partnerships, in a statement. "By connecting with Muzooka, Gracenote is giving artists the ability to influence how they appear across our client platforms and on millions of connected devices around the world."

Added Shawn Wilson, founder and CEO of Muzooka, "There is a compounding effect with our system, when more people use it the service gets better for everyone. Muzooka is fast becoming the ubiquitous provider of artist assets to the music industry, and this partnership with Gracenote is another huge step towards accomplishing that goal."

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