First Music Recognition Service in the US is launched by AT&T Wireless
The service is the first of its kind in the US. AT&T Wireless announced the availability of a new music recognition service today that allows customers to identify songs simply by placing their phones near a music speaker for approximately 15 seconds. Users will immediately receive a text message on their wireless phone with the name of the song title and recording artist.
AT&T Wireless customers can trial the music recognition service at no charge beyond standard airtime charges when they first dial "#ID." Afterwards, the service costs $.99 cents, plus standard airtime charges, each time they use it. The database include more than one million recorded songs. In addition, AT&T Wireless customers have access to an extensive library of downloadable ringtones and a variety of devices that include integrated or optional FM radio and MP3 attachments.