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I am working on finding out some information on few pieces of contemporary music (after or around 1900) that has not been given names, composers or dates.

So I am looking for a web application or something of the sort that recognizes music through uploading music files. SHAZAM is a similar application that works on iPhone.

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Echo Nest makes some pretty wild song analysis applications. One of their pieces of software is called "Analyze", and seems to take care of what you are looking for: http://the.echonest.com/analyze/

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In the past, I've used MusicBrainz to catalogue music that was improperly or completely untagged. It works fairly well for a large portion of my music.

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