Yahoo! Player recognizes music played on computers and then provides related artist, album and track information via the Net. Yahoo! Player is a free streaming media player that allows Yahoo!
music consumers to play all their digital music, including streamed and downloaded MP3 files, as well as CDs.
David Hyman, president of CDDB, said the agreement has the potential to significantly increase CDDB’s lookup counts.
‘Look up counts’ refers to the number of times the Compact Disc DataBase, which matches a CD with its related artist, album and track information, is queried by CDDB-enabled software users, and has emerged as an indicator of popular music online, since the most played albums are looked up most frequently. CDDB houses information on over 627,000 albums and currently responds to over 18 million look-ups from different individuals each month. The CDDB Top Ten, which charts the ten most looked up artists online, is published weekly by Billboard.