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Spotify files patent to introduce karaoke to the platform

A new patent hints towards karaoke features within the Spotify app

  • Tope Olufemi
  • 30 June 2021
Spotify files patent to introduce karaoke to the platform

A new patent has been filed hinting towards Karaoke features being available within the Spotify app.

Digital Music News reports that Spotify has filed a patent for a ‘Karaoke Query Processing System’

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According to the patent, “An electronic device receives an audio clip and performs a matching process on the audio clip. The matching process includes comparing at least a portion of the audio clip to a plurality of reference audio tracks and identifying, based on the comparing, the first portion of a particular reference track that corresponds to the audio sample,”

“Upon identifying the matching portion, the electronic device provides a backing track for playback which corresponds to the particular reference track and an initial playback position of the backing track,” The document continues.

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This essentially means that audio snippets can be matched to songs, allowing for a Karaoke function to be integrated into the Spotify app. Many users of the platform have been asking for this feature, and the patent filing signals that it could be available soon.

[Via: Digital Music News]

Tope Olufemi is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter

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