We have announced a far-reaching metadata licensing agreement with TiVo, specifically the division that was formerly known as Rovi. The quality of the TiVo metadata – genre classification, release dates, artist names and linking, cover art, qualitative measures such as mood and tempo, among thousands of other attributes – is unmatched in the industry. The pairing of the TiVo metadata with BuzzAngle’s transaction data will produce the most accurate reports in the industry and will provide the basis for deeper analytics in the future.
The full draft of the TiVo-BuzzAngle partnership is include below and at this link – http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171018005467/en/TiVo-Brings-Powerful-Music-Metadata-BuzzAngle-Music
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today announced that BuzzAngle Music, a leading innovator in music consumption analytics, has licensed Music Metadata from TiVo. The combination of data analytics from BuzzAngle Music embedded with Music Metadata from TiVo directly connects consumption to recommendations, providing some of the most accurate and unique research findings currently available in the industry.
“Thanks to its vast metadata capabilities, TiVo made it easy for us to incorporate their music metadata into our robust analytics platform,” said Jim Lidestri, CEO of Border City Media, the makers of BuzzAngle Music. “The seamless integration added a deeper level of context to our database and strengthened the musical architecture as well as the filtering capabilities for our users.”
BuzzAngle Music will license TiVo Music Metadata that includes music release dates, genres, album and song linking, artist and songwriter info, and unique song descriptive data. BuzzAngle Music will also standardize on TiVo’s ID classifications for artist ID, song ID and album ID, enabling greater user consumption by simplifying discovery and strengthening recommendations.
“Six of the top eight music services in the U.S. and Europe already utilize both TiVo Music Metadata and BuzzAngle’s music data analytics platform, making this integration a natural fit for the industry,” said Roz Ho, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer and Metadata, TiVo. “Our collaboration greatly enhances data analytics reporting and eases the integration of BuzzAngle data feeds for all customers, enabling new ways to discover and expand music experiences.”
TiVo’s Music Metadata offering enables music distributors and creators to differentiate their services, increase content usage and drive sales using industry-leading descriptive and dynamic metadata spanning millions of albums and tracks worldwide – from popular hits and cult favorites to minor works and classical masterpieces.
About Border City Media/BuzzAngle Music
Border City Media is a New York-based music technology company that provides a unique service, BuzzAngle Music, that revolutionizes the way businesses analyze music consumption and related trends. BuzzAngle Music’s state-of-the-art platform analyzes the daily sales, streaming, airplay and Shazam activity of albums, songs and artists in North America and beyond. For more information, go to www.buzzanglemusic.com and follow us on Twitter @buzzanglemusic.
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