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Wireless networks introduce new opportunities for music delivery. The trend of using mobile devices on wireless networks can significantly extent the recent change of paradigm in the model of music distribution by allowing mobile clients to search for audio music in a network of wireless mobile hosts. This paper introduces the application of content-based music information retrieval (CBMIR) in wireless ad-hoc networks. We investigate, for the first time in the literature, the challenges posed by the wireless medium and recognize the factors that require optimization. We propose novel techniques that attain a significant reduction in both response time and network traffic, compared to naive approaches. Extensive experimental results illustrate the appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency of the proposed method to this bandwidth-starving and volatility due to mobility and environment.