24 December 2013 11:31 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tribune has acquired Gracenote, a company whose audio recognition software tracks more than 180 millions songs for services like iTunes, Pandora and Spotify, the company said Monday. Tribune is paying Sony $170 million for Gracenote, though the deal will not formally close until next year. Gracenote is the most-trafficked music data source on the planet (self-proclaimed), as users look up 550 million items in its database every day.  Tribune will combine Gracenote with Tribune Media Services, its provider of metadata for film and television. Also read: Tribune to Cut Nearly 700 Newspaper Jobs as Part of Restructuring “This transaction extends and complements »

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