Common questions about Gracenote's Developer program. Please see the Support page and Forum for more information. If you are not a developer, please try Gracenote's main FAQ.



Can I ask a different question?


Definitely, just write in our forum and we'll get back to you.



How does Gracenote define "Non-Commercial" uses?


The Gracenote Developer license is for non-commercial use only. This means that the developer does not derive any revenue from their application, service, device or other offering. Sources of revenue include, but are not limited to:

  • Sales, licensing, or shareware fees
  • Upgrade, full-version, subscription or support fees
  • In-App Purchases
  • Revenue from advertising, sponsorship or branding
  • Revenue from links or e-commerce on a web site that provides a link from which the application can be downloaded
  • Inclusion in a commercial product


What can I do with the Gracenote Mobile Client?


The Gracenote Mobile Client is a set of lightweight SDKs for both iOS and Android that make it easy to add advanced music recognition and fingerprinting technologies to your mobile apps. These SDKs let mobile app developers access the Gracenote database of rich music metadata through the following methods:

  1. Text searches by album, artist or track name
  2. File fingerprints for categorizing and organizing local media libraries
  3. Streaming fingerprints for mobile music identification
  4. Returns descriptive metadata such as genre, region of origin, and mood, as well as Cover Art, Artist Images, biographies, and other related content.

Learn more about the Gracenote Mobile Client

Want to get a quick start? Use either our iOS Mobile Client Quick Start or our Android Mobile Client Quick Start 

 

 



What can I do with the Gracenote SDK (GNSDK)?


The Gracenote SDK (GNSDK) is a flexible C software library supporting all of Gracenote's recognition and discovery features on a wide range of operating systems and architectures. GNSDK lets application developers access the Gracenote database of rich music metadata through the following methods:

  1. Text searches by album, artist or track name
  2. File fingerprints for categorizing and organizing local media libraries
  3. CD lookups and recognition
  4. Returns descriptive metadata such as genre, region of origin, and mood, as well as Cover Art, Artist Images, biographies, and other related content

Learn more about GNSDK



What can I do with the Gracenote Web API?


The Gracenote Web API delivers a rich set of music metadata over HTTP to help power interactive experiences for any connected application. This allows text-based lookups of music artists, albums and tracks, and returns descriptive metadata such as genre, region of origin, and mood, as well as Cover Art, Artist Images, biographies, and other related content items. Additional modes of lookup such as CD or audio recognition require the use of one of Gracenote's other platforms such as GNSDK or Mobile Client.

Learn more about the Gracenote Web API

Want to get a quick start? Use our Web API Getting Started section.

 



What if I forgot my password?


The “Forgot Password” system is available from the login screen here: https://developer.gracenote.com/user/password  

Entering your user name or email address for your account will trigger an email with a temporary password. You’ll then be instructed to create a new password.



What is a Client ID and how do I get one?


To begin development, the first thing you need to do is get a Client ID - a Gracenote API key that authorizes you to make calls to the Gracenote service. Here's how you start:

  1. You must be logged-in with your developer account.
  2. Go to the My Apps page and click on "Add a new app".
  3. Once your app is created, click on it to see the App Details.
  4. You will find your Client ID under "Client ID for Mobile Client and Web API".


What is the Gracenote Developer program?


The Gracenote Developer program is a new offering from Gracenote that allows 3rd party developers access to Gracenote platforms for use in mobile, web and desktop applications. If you are interested in learning more about Gracenote and our Commercial Gracenote-powered solutions, please visit our main corporate site: Gracenote.com