Music identification system

  • US 6,941,275 B1
  • Filed: 10/05/2000
  • Issued: 09/06/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/07/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A process of identifying music comprising:

  • a) providing a portable communication device to be used by a consumer;

    b) a service provider providing a music identification device having a database of prerecorded musical works;

    c) the consumer recording a segment of music that is audible to the consumer in a location remote from the music identification device using said portable communication device;

    d) the consumer transmitting said recorded musical segment from said portable communication device into a central processing unit of the music identification device;

    e) the music identification device analyzing and comparing said musical segment to the database of musical works;

    f) the music identification device identifying at least one closest match;

    g) the music identification device generating database information regarding said at least one closest match; and

    h) the music identification device transmitting the database information regarding said at least one closest match to the consumer.

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