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WhoSampled Now Offers Recognition Feature

WhoSampled, the website and app database regarding sample-based music, has added music recognition software to its iOS and Android apps.

In a similar process to how music discovery app Shazam functions, users can now instantly find out everything about a track from its samples, to cover history plus if there have ever been any remixes produced via the WhoSampled crowdsourced database.

WhoSampled’s CEO Nadav Poraz said of the upgrade;

“We had always dreamed of adding these features from the moment we launched the app six years ago. You can identify the song playing around you, then dig deeper and find out what other song was sampled in the song you’re hearing. For example, the chorus or riff might sound familiar but not from the song that is playing, it’s from somewhere else. Other music recognition apps will tell you the name of the song you’re hearing, but WhoSampled is the only app that will give you the answer you’re looking for, allow you to understand the origins of the composition and reveal the other recordings that sampled it.”

WhoSampled is available on iOS ad-free for $3.99. However, its Android counterpart is ad-supported and free of charge.