Talk:All Media Network

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`Original Research' Template[edit]

I inserted the "original research" template after reading the "advisable to use caution" sentence. A third-party source should be cited; if not, the sentence should be removed from this article. Todd W. Carter 22:20, 17 May 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by ToddWC (talkcontribs)

Wanted: IMDB-like template[edit]

Hi. I was wondering if there is a template for content in the AMG that would make linking as easy as linking to the IMDB (via Template:Imdb_name and Template:Imdb_title). Assuming there is none, is anyone in favor of creating one? I'd certainly support it. Cheers, Netizen 19:55, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Needs links to competing databases.[edit]

I can only think of gracenote at the moment which is not much competition. I only use it when there is not much info from amg. Often, gracenote never heard of the artist that amg at least acknowledges exists.1archie99 (talk) 00:45, 20 August 2010 (UTC)


The Lasso content no longer belongs here. Allmovie and Allmusic content are consumed by LASSO, but LASSO is owned by Rovi who no longer owns Allmusic or Allmovie. I have also added the content to the Talk:Rovi Corporation to seek help in integrating the content there. Help and information appreciated! --Morphovariant (talk) 22:21, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

In late-2004, AMG launched a new product called LASSO. AMG LASSO is a media recognition service that automatically recognizes CDs, DVDs, and digital audio files such as MP3, Ogg, AAC, and WMA files. Once media is recognized, metadata from AMG's All Music and All Movie databases is delivered directly to the player. LASSO is available as an SDK for personal computer software developers, and an embedded version of LASSO is available for consumer electronics devices. It is advisable to use caution when working with such software, as it generates logs at Macrovision that could be used in the prosecution of even unintentional crimes involving copyright infringement of audio-visual works.[citation needed]
Other products:
Productname Description
Tapestry Arranges (music) collections.
Data Licensing Commercial data licensing of the 3 databases Games, Movie and Music
SonicGuide Music sampling tool

Merge from AllRovi[edit]

I am merging content from AllRovi into this article. Actually, that's misleading because there is very little unique content on that page. The AllRovi#Content section is identical to the Allmusic#Content section, except for the name of the product (AllRovi and Allmusic, respectively). I'm not sure why the AllRovi#History section seems to be mostly about Allmovie, but as you might expect, all of that content can be found on Allmovie and/or All Media Network. The only thing that is unique is the information about when AllRovi was available, which I have already incorporated into this page. AllRovi was the Rovi-branded version of the All Media Guide, which is now the All Media Network. Rovi still owns the underlying databases, but they sold the web-based interface to All Media Network who maintains the GUI. When looked at from this perspective, AllRovi is simply part of the All Media Guide history which is currently explored on the in this article. --Morphovariant (talk) 05:39, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Major Corrections Needed[edit]

There are many factual errors in this article that are causing all kinds of trauma for us at All Media Network. It appears as though the page for All Media Guide (founded by Michael Erlewine in 1990) has just been renamed to All Media Network (which is actually a wholly different company spun off from Rovi in 2013). All Media Network does not distribute any music metadata to anybody (the entire business model section is referring to what All Media Guide did and is now done by Rovi). AllMusic is simply a consumer website that licenses the Rovi music information. How can this best be resolved? I think having an historical article on All Media Guide (formed in 1990 and then acquired by the company that became Rovi in 2007) should be one page, and then a new page for All Media Network (websites spun off from Rovi in 2013 who does absolutely no licensing of data to other companies) should be a new page. How can this be done? ZacharyCJohnson (talk) 15:48, 24 June 2016 (UTC)Zac Johnson, All Media Network /

Hello ZacharyCJohnson. Here are my recommendations: First, declare your conflict of interest, preferably on your user page. If you are being paid to edit this Wikipedia article, then read WP:PAID and comply scrupulously. As for the substance of your concerns, you are presenting the matter in a way that is confusing to volunteer editors who have no knowledge of these corporate interrelationships and care very little about them. To me, it seems like a related and interconnected group of companies best dealt with in a single article. We care nothing here about unsupported assertions and trauma claimed by involved people with conflicts of interests. Instead, we care about what independent, reliable sources say about these matters. So, be specific about which sentences are in error, and which alternate wording you suggest. And provide properly formatted references to independent sources for those changes you propose. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 00:43, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
In response to this (or more precisely to this request at the Teahouse) I have removed the following statement from the article:
"AllMusic is also used to provide catalog data, artist biographies, album reviews, related artist information, playlists and other information in the iTunes Music Store, Zune Marketplace, Zune player, eMusic, AOL, Yahoo!, and other music stores. AllMusic is also at the heart of the Naim Extended Music database used by the Naim HDX hard disk player.[1]"
This is the statement that ZacharyCJohnson is particularly concerned about, and it does not seem to me to be supported by the source. But I admit that I have not read the source carefully, and I may be wrong. --ColinFine (talk) 20:19, 2 July 2016 (UTC)


  1. ^ Bowe, Brian J. (January 24, 2007). "Make it or Break it". Metro Times. Metro Times. Retrieved February 27, 2014.  External link in |website= (help)