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Top 5 Best Online Music Identification Services

When it comes to audio identification, smartphone apps are definitely your first choice. But, there might be situations when you can’t access your smartphone and still want to know the details about a particular song. If you find yourself in one of those spots, you still have online music identification services to do the job.

Top 5 Best Web-based Online Music,Song Identification ServicesOnline music identification services though not as convenient as music identification apps, are quite functional nonetheless. So, lets have a look at the top 5 best online music identification services.

Also See: Top 5 Best Audio Recognition/Music Identification Apps For iOS And Android

Top 5 Best Online Music Identification Services

1. Midomi: Midomi is a web-based platform that lets you identify your favorite music. All you need to do is sing or hum into the microphone and the service returns information about the song. You can also play an audio clip to your microphone to recognize the song. Midomi also owns and powers SoundHound, a popular music identification app.

2. AudioTag: With AudioTag, you need to upload an audio clip or provide the URL to the audio file for it identify the music. After you are done uploading the file, you need to prove you are human and then AudioTag compares your audio file to its database and identifies the song. AudioTag suggests you choose an audio clip with 15-45 seconds duration.

3. Tunatic: Tunatic is a piece of software that lets you identify songs. Tunatic software is available on the website, and you need to download and install it on your PC. Play music to the earphone and hit search. Make sure you have a working internet connection for Tunatic to connect to its database. After identifying the music, Tunatic shows you the song title and artist. The Tunatic software is available for both Windows and Mac OS.

4. Audiggle: Audiggle is similar to Tunatic, but it has a few additional features that make it more useful. Apart from songs, Audiggle also identifies TV shows, movies, online videos etc. It also provides you with the lyrics of the identified song and you can also search for lyrics of other songs. Audiggle software is only available for Windows.

5. WatZatSong: WatZatSong is like a social network for music identification. All you have to do is post a music clip on the website and the other users pitch in to identify the song. This service is wholly based on human knowledge, so its a little slow but you can expect results for your rarest finds.

These are the top 5 best online music identification services.

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  • Steve August 26, 2014, 19:05

    Dear Author,
    Why haven’t you mantioned the permissions all those apps require?
    Why do many need the device ID, WiFi info or location?!?
    Many permissions are really intrusive.
    That’s the price you pay? Then no thanks!
    It should have been mentioned in the article.

    • ARM August 26, 2014, 20:11

      All the services mentioned are websites or PC software. They are not mobile apps. Please do check them out!

      • green April 11, 2016, 13:15

        When talking about Music Identification services, I would recommend ACRCloud acrcloud.com for no doubt.

    • Bro November 16, 2014, 18:04

      Dumbass … read the article. These are not phone apps.

    • Anonymous User December 5, 2015, 04:10

      This may be a bot, some people think it’s funny to automatically do stuff like that.

    • alston December 8, 2015, 08:46

      We are using ACRCloud’s ( acrcloud.com ) cross-platform solutions to do music recognition, broadcast monitoring, live TV Channel Detection and copyright detection. ACRCloud SDKs( github.com/acrcloud ). Docs: ( docs.acrcloud.com ). Quick Free Trails: ( github.com/acrcloud-demo )

  • Tony February 26, 2015, 16:06

    You should try Doreso, who offers music identification for end users and developers: http://doreso.com and http://developer.doreso.com

    • Alex May 17, 2015, 21:48

      link does not work.. Why is that?

    • steve October 30, 2015, 08:52

      Actually, a lot of companies implement “Music Recognition” by integrating ACRCloud ( acrcloud.com ) SDKs ( github.com/acrcloud ) or using its Web APIs. ( docs.acrcloud.com ). ACRCloud is one of the best performance and most esay-to-use cloud services. Register for free: console.acrcloud.com/signup .

      • Jeffery December 10, 2015, 07:55

        ACRCloud is the best music identification and audio recognition service: acrcloud.com

  • Amadeus W. Tangoduster June 10, 2015, 06:01

    I have tried Tunatic. It installed well, nice and small. Interface could be more explicit. However, I tried 5 songs, let it think for about 2 minutes each and no result. At least it should be honest enough and tell me that it can’t find it, so I don’t waste my time.

  • Amadeus W. Tangoduster June 10, 2015, 06:20

    It is time your revise your recommendations. Tried Tunatic (Lunatic) does not work, neither does Audiggle. Audiotag is cumbersome, slow and still did not come up with answers for 5 songs. Gave up. Waxsatsong… also very awkward… on top, you have to sign in.
    Keep looking and let me know when you find something that works
    Thanks

    • Daniel December 17, 2015, 15:44

      WatZatSong is pretty straight-forward. It’s a community, where people upload samples and identify each other’s songs. It’s pretty great and as far as I know the only site like it. So it’s often the last resort for something none of the automated tools can’t find, because for example the artist or label doesn’t participate in any fingerprinting.

      That you need an account should be obvious, considering you can upload your own files and write comments. It asks the absolute bare minimum of information though, you only fill in three fields (e-mail, username, password) and can use the site immediately.

      • Daniel December 17, 2015, 18:29

        “can’t find” should be “can find”, and you can’t use the site immediately, you have to confirm your e-mail address. Sorry, I should proofread =)

  • Amadeus W. Tangoduster June 10, 2015, 06:51

    Furthermore, have you tried to uninstall or delete tunatic? Try it. It fights with all things possible.

  • =_=_=_=_= September 5, 2015, 11:28

    Im cool

  • Raphael October 15, 2015, 02:24

    Is there a Windows tool
    Which can also identify parts of a song, comming from a live source and safe that all in a logfile?

    For e.g. I d’ like know, how often a title is played on a TV or Radio channel during a day

  • Will November 20, 2015, 06:28

    Audiotag is a pure shit. i well answered to the calculs and he told me that i’m wrong.

  • Timberland December 1, 2015, 18:43

    I would recommend ACRCloud music recognition service if you are a 2B business. They provide multiple options for music recognition like iOS, Android, Java, python and also wei api which allows me to develop applications and do radio monitoring.

  • Vicky June 7, 2016, 11:48

    thanks for sharing these 5 online web services, i will try them to identify music.

  • loren sherwood July 8, 2016, 07:11

    i recently purchased a program called “tidy my music” by wondershare. unfortunately it changed most of the albums, artists, and track names to jibberish with arabic and asian stuff. it also put whatever it wanted for album covers. example: they put kelly clarkson on a lil wayne song and the name of it is a bunch of bs like this…8593hfjg84…. i have over 1,000 songs and about 300 of them are messed up. i tried a socalled audio recognition type app to correct it but it is a bunch of hype and is still basing the I.D. process off of listed track names and not real audio. any suggestions anyone? i just want to fix it and not have to go through 1 song at a time.

  • I Do Westlife November 12, 2016, 10:49

    I want to iframe Midomi on my website, can i do it ?

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