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MusicID® App Now Available on Android Platform

Gracenote - 12/22/2010

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holidays, Gravity Mobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gracenote®, today announced its popular MusicID® with Lyrics music recognition and discovery app is now available for the Android platform in the U.S. for $2.99.

Tapping Gracenote's Global Media Database®, the largest and most comprehensive media database in the world, MusicID with Lyrics lets consumers obtain music information by searching artist or track name, or by simply holding their phone up to music playing nearby. Once the artist or track is identified, the magic begins as the Gravity Mobile service delivers comprehensive information including lyrics, cover art, biographies, recommendations and links directly to online music stores for purchase.

The holidays will lead to another record-breaking season for app consumption on mobile devices, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry, which reports downloads for smartphone apps were up 25 percent over the four days of the Thanksgiving holiday. And MusicID with Lyrics for the iPhone, launched in May 2009, is one of the most popular music apps on the U.S. market, spending time earlier this year as the top selling paid app in the iTunes App store and several months as the store's leading paid music app.

In May 2010, Gravity Mobile announced its international version of MusicID for the iPhone had been released in 90 countries supporting Japanese, French, German and Spanish languages. Within a month after its global launch, MusicID was one of the top 10 music apps in 13 countries, including the number one music app in Sweden and South Africa, and the number one app overall in Japan and Germany.

Also in May of last year, MusicID received the Mobile Merit Award for "Best iPhone App." The Mobile Merit Awards recognizes companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way in which the world communicates today. Gravity Mobile has been responsible for many award-winning innovations made possible through a combination of its market-leading mobile technology, cutting edge applications and UI design capabilities, and a proven track record of delivering best-in-class mobile solutions.

The MusicID app can be downloaded from the Android Marketplace for $2.99.

About Gravity Mobile

Gravity Mobile, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gracenote, is a pioneer in the world of mobile applications and solutions. For the past five years, Gravity Mobile has received numerous awards and has provided cutting edge technologies on GSM and CDMA handsets. Gravity Mobile carrier grade solutions, both client and server, power some of the top mobile services in the US. Gravity Mobile is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.gravitymobile.com.

Gracenote and MusicID are a registered trademarks of Gracenote, Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


    For More Information Contact:
    Veronica Skelton
    Concept Communications
    415.342.3435
    vskelton@gracenote.com

    Graham McKenna
    Director of Marketing Communications, Gracenote
    510.428.7288
    gmckenna@gracenote.com

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MusicID® App Now Available on Android Platform Android Users Can Celebrate the Holidays by Identifying Songs and Discovering Related Information Instantly

PR Newswire

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holidays, Gravity Mobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gracenote®, today announced its popular MusicID® with Lyrics music recognition and discovery app is now available for the Android platform in the U.S. for $2.99.

Tapping Gracenote's Global Media Database®, the largest and most comprehensive media database in the world, MusicID with Lyrics lets consumers obtain music information by searching artist or track name, or by simply holding their phone up to music playing nearby. Once the artist or track is identified, the magic begins as the Gravity Mobile service delivers comprehensive information including lyrics, cover art, biographies, recommendations and links directly to online music stores for purchase.

The holidays will lead to another record-breaking season for app consumption on mobile devices, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry, which reports downloads for smartphone apps were up 25 percent over the four days of the Thanksgiving holiday. And MusicID with Lyrics for the iPhone, launched in May 2009, is one of the most popular music apps on the U.S. market, spending time earlier this year as the top selling paid app in the iTunes App store and several months as the store's leading paid music app.

In May 2010, Gravity Mobile announced its international version of MusicID for the iPhone had been released in 90 countries supporting Japanese, French, German and Spanish languages. Within a month after its global launch, MusicID was one of the top 10 music apps in 13 countries, including the number one music app in Sweden and South Africa, and the number one app overall in Japan and Germany.

Also in May of last year, MusicID received the Mobile Merit Award for "Best iPhone App." The Mobile Merit Awards recognizes companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way in which the world communicates today. Gravity Mobile has been responsible for many award-winning innovations made possible through a combination of its market-leading mobile technology, cutting edge applications and UI design capabilities, and a proven track record of delivering best-in-class mobile solutions.

The MusicID app can be downloaded from the Android Marketplace for $2.99.  

About Gravity Mobile

Gravity Mobile, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gracenote, is a pioneer in the world of mobile applications and solutions.  For the past five years, Gravity Mobile has received numerous awards and has provided cutting edge technologies on GSM and CDMA handsets.  Gravity Mobile carrier grade solutions, both client and server, power some of the top mobile services in the US.  Gravity Mobile is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.gravitymobile.com.

Gracenote and MusicID are a registered trademarks of Gracenote, Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For More Information Contact:

Veronica Skelton

Concept Communications

415.342.3435

vskelton@gracenote.com


Graham McKenna

Director of Marketing Communications, Gracenote

510.428.7288

gmckenna@gracenote.com



SOURCE Gracenote

CONTACT: Veronica Skelton of Concept Communications, +1-415-342-3435, vskelton@gracenote.com, for Gracenote; or Graham McKenna, Director of Marketing Communications of Gracenote, +1-510-428-7288, gmckenna@gracenote.com

Web Site: http://www.gravitymobile.com