July 19, 2015
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Quick: name that huge search engine you use a lot that starts with G but isn't...Google. (Hint: it's a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony.) Right. It's Gracenote, the folks who help you identify all those tracks in your music library. Okay, it's not exactly a search engine in the conventional sense. But it does have 130 million tracks and TV listings across 28 countries. And it handles 15 billion queries a month. We've covered Gracenote's earlier APIs in a previous column.
SonicAPI.com consists of "a small team of developers dedicated to creating audio technology to make the world sound better." The SonicAPI.com API utilizes zplane technology to allow developers to integrate audio processing into existing apps, websites, or in-house solutions. Professional software companies around the world use zplane technology for high-grade audio processing, and sonicAPI.com wants to put such tools in the hands of developers everywhere.
Elsten software, digital music organizer, has announced OneMusicAPI. Proclaimed to be "OneMusicAPI to rule them all," the API acts as a music metadata aggregator that pulls from multiple sources across the web through a single interface. Elsten founder and OneMusicAPI creator, Dan Gravell, found keeping pace with constant changes from individual sources became too tedious a process to adequately organize music.