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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.
Vokoder offers a simple service for the independent artist. If you are just getting going as a professional musician, Vokoder gives you your first e-commerce experience. Artists can upload their music, share links to it, and then get paid for it as visitor’s purchase the artist’s content. This service is so simple, it’s genius. And selling music online has to beat standing on the corner in all kinds of weather playing for pocket change.
Best New Mashups: Music Search and Discovery Mashups Featuring YouTube, SoundCloud and SpotifyMetadata
When it comes to mashups submitted to our directory, those helping users search for and discover new music consistently rank among the most popular. The number and variety of music services including metadata, social and streaming continues to grow and give developers more tools with which to build their apps. The list below includes some of the recent mashups of note.