Gracenote Named "Technology of the Year" by Electronic House Magazine

Industry¹s First Complete Music Management Suite Recognized As Best of 2003 Connected Home Products

Emeryville, CA (August 25, 2003) ­ Gracenote®, the worldwide leader in information services for digital music and media, today announced that Gracenote Music Management System has been awarded "Technology of the Year" by Electronic House Magazine. Each year, Electronic House Magazine presents a series of "Product of the Year" awards to the companies that present the most innovative and useful new advances in home electronic technology. Chosen from among hundreds of products and technologies, the Gracenote Music Management System provides state -of -the -art music information management functionality for the makers of CD players, mp3 players, car stereos, home audio systems and wireless devices.

The Gracenote Music Management System includes Gracenote CDDB® Gracenote MusicIDSM, Gracenote CleanSM, Gracenote PlaylistSM, Gracenote LinkSM and Gracenote EncodeSM; all seamlessly integrated to provide the foundation for a complete music listening experience in consumer electronics devices and personal computers.

The awards selection process included editors of EH Publishing¹s four magazines, Electronic House, CE Pro, Home Automation and TecHome Builder who selected connected home products from various categories based upon EH product reviews, demos and opinions of installers and consumers who use the products. The products selected as the best of 2003 were chosen from hundreds of entries and had to be new for 2003 and shipped prior to June 2003.

EH Publishing, Inc. will host an awards breakfast to recognize the award winners, which will take place concurrently with the CEDIA Expo on September 6 from 8 -9 am, at the Hyatt Regency, Indianapolis.

"Electronic House received hundreds of innovative connected home product entries for the 2003 Product of the Year Awards. We are happy to honor these as the best of the best technology products for the connected home," stated Electronic House Editor -in -Chief, Cindy Davis.

For a complete listing of the Electronic House products of the year, please contact Nancy Rolfe at

Electronic House, produced monthly by EH Publishing, is the leading consumer publication that focuses on all aspects of the connected home. For more information, visit

About Gracenote

Gracenote® is the worldwide leader in information services for digital music and media. Based in Emeryville, California, Gracenote provides integrated software and services for consumer electronics manufacturers and software developers.
Gracenote¹s information services are used by leading media players including AOL¹s Winamp, Apple¹s iTunes and RealNetworks RealOne Player; as well as leading consumer electronics manufacturers including Alpine, Clarion, D&M Holdings, Digion, Fujitsu Ten, JVC, Kenwood, Matsushita, Panasonic, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Yamaha. For more information about Gracenote, please go to

About EH Publishing

EH Publishing is the information leader and resource for the connected home industry, reaching more than a half million connected home professionals and consumers worldwide. EH Publishing is the industry's source for cutting -edge home technology information and market analysis, with the targeted publications: Electronic House, CE Pro (Custom Electronics Professional), Home Automation, TecHome Builder and Home Networking News. EH Events & Education serves the industry with leading events such as Electronic House Expo (EHX), a semi -annual trade show and conference joining connected home professionals with the top industry manufacturers and service providers. For more information, please visit

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