TuneUp Solves Music Metadata Mess

MUSIC LIBRARIES (Hypebot) – As consumers gather ever larger download libraries, most contain incorrect metadata and cover art. TuneUp is designed to fix the problem by enabling users to clean up their music collections via an iTunes plug-in that automatically fixes mislabeled song information, finds cover art, shows upcoming concerts, and delivers related videos, bios, news, and recommendations.

I'm not privy to TuneUp business plan, butall this detail about my collection and tastes offers limitless possibilities for marketers. Imagine the power of positioning a mention for a hot new dance release inside the collection of a proven dance music collector?

TUNEUP DETAILS: The first version runs as a companion to iTunes, the world's most popular music software. While TuneUp is currently available for iTunes for Windows only, the Mac version is currently undergoing testing for a fall launch. The company plans to expand support to other mainstream music players as well. A full-featured, free version of TuneUp is available with 500 "cleans" and 50 cover art "finds"., An unlimited version of TuneUp can be purchased for a one-time charge of $19.95 or for an annual subscription of $11.95

The "killer feature" in TuneUp is its music "clean" function. "Clean" takes an "audio fingerprint" of mislabeled tracks in a user's library, and fills in the missing information using Gracenote's Global Media Database of more than 90 million songs. No more "Track 01's" or "Unknown Artists". No more "Jayz", "Jay-Z", and "jay Z". Additionally, TuneUp delivers missing cover art for a user's collection.

In addition to cleaning a user's music library, TuneUp delivers contextual content beside iTunes. TuneUp automatically displays upcoming concerts for every artist in their collection, and fetches related merchandise, videos, fan blogs, news and industry websites related to any playing track. Best of all, TuneUp does this all automatically, without asking users to fill out extra forms or create lists of favorite artists and albums from scratch.

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