Rovi Corporation today announced that Yahoo has licensed Rovi Music, the company’s music database of rich information, editorial and multimedia content. Under the terms of the agreement, Yahoo may use Rovi Music enterprise wide including within its music services, search offerings, and developer APIs. Used worldwide to drive music discovery, consumption and commerce across multiple platforms, Rovi Music covers more than 3.3 million album releases and 30 million tracks.
“We view high quality content as core to delivering inspiring and entertaining experiences for our users,” said Arnab Bhattacharjee, vice president of engineering, Yahoo. “Rovi was a natural choice as we continue to enhance our music-related products and services and fuel better music discovery and enjoyment.”
“Our agreement with Yahoo reinforces our leadership position and has the potential of introducing millions of new users to the depth, breadth and quality of our metadata,” said Priya Rajagopalan, vice president, data, Rovi. “We believe that high-quality data is essential to driving core digital entertainment functionality and a more robust experience for consumers.”
Rovi Music allows online stores, portals, social networking sites, and application developers to differentiate their offerings and drive content consumption and enjoyment. With music metadata covering millions of album releases and tracks worldwide, Rovi Music features everything from popular hits and classical masterpieces to minor works and cult favorites. In addition to detailed facts about songs, albums and artists, Rovi Music includes original reviews and biographies written by subject-matter experts, as well as cover art, artist photos, song samples, music videos and links to relevant social media content. Rovi Music is available via FTP and APIs.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi (rovicorp.com) is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. With a new generation of cloud-based discovery capabilities and emerging solutions for interactive advertising and audience analytics, Rovi is enabling premier brands worldwide to increase their reach, drive consumer satisfaction and create a better entertainment experience across multiple screens. Rovi holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
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