For all of us that work at radio stations but are not programmers, Sound Hound great app for those “WTF is the name of that song?” moments. As I get older, this seems to happen more and more. These are either senior moments or I am just not keeping up with the new music today. Probably a little of both.
To use the application, one can play, sing or hum the song in question and if Sound Hound can match the audio to a known song, it will return the song title, version if more than one and artist to your mobile device. It will also provide links to lyrics, chart information, artist concert dates and Youtube videos, which is pretty cool.
It comes as a free version with banner ads. For those of us that hate banner ads, a paid version is available as well.
I fooled around with this for a while playing songs from youtube club videos. If the audio is not too distorted (some of those club videos are pretty bad), it will work. It will also pick out live performances (and include venue and date if available), club mixes, etc.
Best of all, it makes me look like a genius to my kids. Any help I can get in that department is most welcome.