Muze and Gracenote announced a partnership to offer a solution that combines music identification technology and services, metadata, album cover art, album reviews and artist biographies in one unifed system. Muze is contributing the editorial content, and Gracenote’s covering the music tech part.
This made me think a bit…
I’d like to see some sort of interface that allows indie artists to upload meta data along with audio data to allow for cataloging in one of these databases, All Music Guide, etc. You’d think there’d a simple biz model model there… A low cost ($1 per track?) channel through which indie artists can get their tracks listed in a major databases (along witha bulk upload option) would be sweet, could be profitable if kept simple, and would make such a database the "..largest indie music recognition service in the world…" or something.
At the very lease, Muze, Gracenote, and AMG should partner with sites like Garageband.com, SonicBids, and CD Baby to allow media feeds to include indie content in databases. Again, just making it a low-cost option for artists would pay for itself…it could be a nice little add-on to an existing subscription service.
Granted, versions of the above exist, somewhat. Orchard and IODA offer music distribution services, but not feed services. I’m talking about distribution of the data itself, not channel marketing. Anyway…just thinking out loud a bit here…]]>