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March 13, 2013

Apigee API Platform Chosen by Gracenote

Apigee, an API technology and services provider has recently been selected by Gracenote (News - Alert), a music and video technology provider, to help it to both develop and enrich its app ecosystem.

Gracenote, the wholly owned, independent subsidiary of the Sony Corporation of America (SCA) has the largest database of music and video metadata in history. It also powers the world's most popular entertainment products, apps and services.

Chet Kapoor, the chief executive officer of Apigee, revealed that Gracenote helps millions of music fans and TV viewers identify, discover and connect with the songs and TV programs that they love on a daily basis. He added that they were thrilled to count Gracenote as one of the many game-changing businesses using Apigee to expand its digital library.

Under the terms of the alliance, Gracenote will be leveraging Apigee’s API platform to power its app development program. The developer programs from Gracenote support different programs like desktop, mobile and Web APIs. Web APIs recognize music from digital files, while music captured with mobile and CDs return metadata which is very descriptive and includes details such as name of the artist, music mood and its origins, genre and sub-genre of the music. In the near future, developers will be able to create apps for interactive TV experiences with the help of Gracenote’s APIs.

Anthony Moisant, vice president of Information Systems at Gracenote, added that his company chose Apigee because it delivers a sophisticated and robust platform for expanding developer outreach, simplifying app development and managing APIs. It is now looking forward to continuing to work with Apigee as its API program and developer community grow.

In fact, the Apigee API platform has a rich set of capabilities that helps its customers in building robust mobile apps. It drives developer adoption and simplifies the process of delivering APIs overall. More and more businesses are aligning their investments and IT strategies around information consumption which involves apps built on API platforms. Currently, about 20 percent of the top 100 Fortune 100 companies use the rich open Apigee API platform to develop next generation music and TV apps.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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