Hot Tech: SHAZAM! The magical music identifier

Shazam-music If you love music, you gotta check out Shazam, the sound-identifying app, that works on a technical level using algorithms enabling you to ID all songs. The NY Times has a cool post on the hunter-gatherers who go out collecting music source and tagg it, and feed it to their database.

From there, the fingerprints of a song care uploaded to a database, and then matched by users who search for their desired track. Shazam's team is hard at work sourcing all the cool indie stuff actually going out onto the street or listening to local college radio stations to find underground music, plus scouring the charts for new songs.

The Daily Galaxy via gizmodo/com and the New York Times

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