US Patent No. 10,706,099

GENERATING AND DISTRIBUTING PLAYLISTS WITH MUSIC AND STORIES HAVING RELATED MOODS


Patent No. 10,706,099
Issue Date July 07, 2020
Title Generating And Distributing Playlists With Music And Stories Having Related Moods
Inventorship Rishabh Sharma, San Francisco, CA (US)
Markus Cremer, Emeryville, CA (US)
Assignee Gracenote, Inc., Emeryville, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,706,099

1. A method comprising:obtaining, by a server device, an audio file containing music, wherein a client device and the server device are in communication with one another by way of a wide-area network;
determining, by the server device, a mood of the music from a plurality of moods;
looking up, by the server device, the mood of the music in a table, wherein the table identifies, for the mood of the music, other moods from the plurality of moods including those that match the mood of the music, are opposed to the mood of the music, and are neutral with respect to the mood of the music;
selecting, by the server device, an audio file containing a story, wherein the audio file containing the story is associated with a story attribute indicative of a second mood of the plurality of moods, wherein the second mood matches the mood of the music or is neutral with respect to the mood of the music;
automatically generating, by the server device, a playlist for the client device, wherein the playlist sequentially includes (i) reference to the audio file containing the music, and (ii) a reference to the audio file containing the story; and
transmitting, by the server device over the wide-area network, the playlist to the client device.