Oh! Wait! I know what song that is…
THUNDER BAY – Technology – Have you ever been listening to music on the radio, or in a club or friend’s house and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t remember the name of the song? Technology has replaced your memory. With your smartphone, and SoundHound, you can quickly find out what the name of that song is. With the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, chances are you will hear some of your long-time favourite songs.
Not remembering the name of a once favourite song might be a ‘First World Problem’, but it is also easily solved.
SoundHound Inc. has announced that it has developed a dedicated page within its music and sound discovery mobile application specifically for users who will SoundHound the GRAMMYs live. The results will help fans enjoy music’s biggest night – the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards – by providing augmented content and an immersive experience during the show.
The GRAMMYs will air on Sunday evening on CBS starting at 8 PM ET from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will feature live performances by some of the most SoundHound’ed artists of the year.
During the show, users watching on TV can SoundHound the live broadcast to see the name of artists performing along with real-time information, including winners, and the latest tweets from the official #grammys hashtag. SoundHound is deploying its broadcast recognition technology specifically for the GRAMMYs, accessible via the ‘orange button’ best known for searching for recorded music and exclusively identifying singing and humming.
Beginning today, SoundHound users can use the app to learn more about the show, seeing which Artist will perform, Award Nominees, Twitter buzz and more.
“SoundHound is the gateway to all things music and we strive to delight our users, so we have created a unique companion experience for ‘music’s biggest night’,” said Katie McMahon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SoundHound Inc. “Before, during and after the show, SoundHound will be delivering an immersive experience, enabling fans to explore the artists and the music more deeply on their mobile devices.”
The SoundHound app is available today for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundiTunes. On Android devices, SoundHound is available at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundPlayStore. Windows Phone users can download SoundHound at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundWindowsPhone. On BlackBerry 10 devices, SoundHound can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundBlackBerry.