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  1. Shazam Taps TV Veteran Patricia Parra As New CMO

    June 11, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Song-identifying app developer Shazam Entertainment is trying to establish itself as a complement to television as well as music. To that end, it hired its third experienced TV executive for a C-level position, naming former Hulu and HBO exec Patr ...

  2. Shazam Predicts 2013 Chart Toppers

    November 30, 2012 7:04 PM EST Predicting which artists will hit the Billboard charts can be a vexing parlor game. Shazam wants to turn that game into a science, sprinkled with a little human intuition. The London company, whose name-that-tune app is used by more than 250 milli ...

  3. Shazam Hits 250 Million Users, Expands Across U.S. TV

    September 17, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Audio identification app Shazam announced Monday it has surpassed 250 million users worldwide and has expanded its Shazam for TV service to every channel in the U.S. With one quarter billion users, Shazam is easily one of the most common and most ...

  4. Morning Fix: US, Drake Top Illegal Filesharing Report; iPhone 5's Record Sales; Rihanna's MTV EMA Noms

    September 17, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. THE XX'S 'COEXIST' DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON UK ALBUM CHARTS AHEAD OF BOB DYLAN, THE SCRIPT: The xx's sophomore set Coexist (Young Turks) debuted at No. 1 on ...

  5. Shazam Nets Over One Million Interactions During Olympics' Closing Ceremony

    August 13, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Shazam's social engagement strategies are paying off again. Today the company released a few statistics showing the number of interactions the platform received over the course of the Olympics, including more than one million interactions dur ...

  6. Billboard Music Awards: Biggest Televised Event in Shazam's History After Super Bowl, Grammys

    June 08, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Billboard partnered with music-capturing-and-discovery company Shazam for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, and the result is the third-biggest third-most-tagged televised event in Shazam's history, after the 2012 Super Bowl and Grammy Awards. ...

  7. Shazam To Offer Free, Exclusive Download of Usher's 'Climax' During Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Shazam is getting in on this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in a big way: fans who use Shazam during the ABC telecast (8:00 p.m EDT) will be able to download an exclusive and free Diplo remix of Usher's chart-topping single " ...

  8. Shazam's David Jones Talks Train Album Preview Campaign, American Idol

    April 16, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Shazam has two new partnerships that show how mobile technology is changing how music fans discover, experience and purchase music. One is the FilterForGood project with Brita that offers Shazam users an exclusive stream of Train's upcoming a ...

  9. Shazam Says Super Bowl Audio Tagging Was a Win

    February 06, 2012 6:38 PM EST This is a still frame from Best Buy's Super Bowl commercial, featuring the Shazam audio-tagging app. During yesterday's Super Bowl, the music-tagging app Shazam, which has been making inroads into television programming, helped approxima ...

  10. Shazam To Offer Exclusive Content For Fans Tagging Songs During Super Bowl

    February 02, 2012 11:00 AM EST Screenshot of Shazam tagging Superbowl content courtesy of Shazam Shazam, the fourth-most-popular iOS app of all time, plans to let Superbowl viewers tag the audio coming out of their television sets on Sunday. Tagging audio essentially provides l ...

  11. Shazam Launches New Player That Includes Lyrics, Social Integration, More

    January 11, 2012 8:15 AM EST Music players typically evolve as the mediums that the music is stored upon changes over time. Turntables led to cassette players, which then led to CD players and eventually the MP3 player. Shazam is hoping the next step is the Shazam Player. The ...

  12. Shazam Reacquires Audio Recognition Technology from BMI, Renews Partnership

    November 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST Shazam announced today that it has reacquired ownership of its Audio Recognition technology from business partner BMI in a new agreement that will allow the music discovery app company to expand its services. The new agreement reinstates Shazam� ...

  13. Echo Nest Adds Music ID Features with Echoprint

    June 23, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Music ID apps are hot. Just ask Shazam, the pioneering app in this space which just scored $32 million in new funding . But soon Shazam, and rival SoundHound, will find themselves with multiple competitors, thanks to the first open-source music ID ...

  14. Shazam Raises $32 Million to Expand Music, TV Services

    June 22, 2011 10:35 AM EDT Shazam , whose technology lets people use their cell phones to learn the names of songs, has raised $32 million in funding to bolster expansion plans and move the company closer to a potential public stock offering. The new funding, led by venture ...

  15. Shazam Posts $16 Million In Revenue From 80 Million Users

    April 07, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Digital music is increasingly becoming a mix of large audiences and small revenues. Take, for example, the latest financials of music identification company Shazam. The company had a loss of 635,000 pounds ($957,000) on revenue of 10.6 million ($1 ...

  16. Shazam Gets Social with 'Shazam Friends'

    March 22, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Responding to a rash of recently launched mobile apps designed to make music discovery a more social experience, Shazam -- the original music ID app -- introduced a new feature today called Shazam Friends. The update lets Shazam users share a real ...

  17. Business Matters: Twittering Bankers; Market to iPad 2: Meh

    March 03, 2011 7:06 PM EST Tweeting Bankers: Is JP Morgan Chase Investing in Twitter? -- Is JPMorgan Chase trying to invest in Twitter at an astounding $4.5 billion? Sort of. New York Magazine has a good explanation of the whole affair. JP Morgan is not going to make a dire ...

  18. Shazam Clarifies Reports On Download Figures

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music identification outfit Shazam is coverting tags to downloads at a 13% rate at some - but not all - of its partners download stores. "We're approaching 260,000 downloads a day," a Shazam representative told Billboard, making cle ...

  19. Shazam Names Ex-Virgin Radio CEO Chairman

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearson takes over for Chowdhury. London-based Shazam Entertainment, the international digital music service provider famous for its pioneering mobile music recognition service, has appointed John Pearson its new chairman of the board. Pearson, co ...

  20. Shazam Steps Up Mobile Music Offering

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shazam has launched the next generation of its mobile music recognition service. Shazam has launched the next generation of its mobile music recognition service. The British-based company's enhanced offering, dubbed the Ultimate Music Discove ...

  21. Shazam Names Fisher As CEO

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom veteran Andrew Fisher as CEO. He replaces former CEO Jerry Roest, who left the company last October. Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom ...

  22. Shazam Recruits Fisher As CEO

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecoms veteran Andrew Fisher as CEO. He replaces former CEO Jerry Roest, who left the company last October. Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom ...

  23. Shazam Recruits Fisher As CEO

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecoms veteran Andrew Fisher as CEO. He replaces former CEO Jerry Roest, who left the company last October. Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom ...

  24. Shazam Goes Live In Taiwan

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based audio technology firm Shazam Entertainment is continuing its expansion into Asia. The London-based company today launched a music-recognization service in Taiwan with Rock Mobile, a subsi London-based audio technology firm Shazam Ente ...

  25. Shazam Goes Live In Taiwan

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based audio technology firm Shazam Entertainment is continuing its expansion into Asia. The London-based company today launched a music-recognization service in Taiwan with Rock Mobile, a subsi London-based audio technology firm Shazam Ente ...

  26. Shazam, Mean Fiddler Link On Mobile Downloads

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music-recognition technology firm Shazam Entertainment has partnered with British concert promoter and live event operator Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) on a new download-to-mobile serv London-based music-recognition technology firm ...

  27. Shazam, Mean Fiddler Link On Mobile Downloads

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music-recognition technology firm Shazam Entertainment has partnered with British concert promoter and live event operator Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) on a new download-to-mobile serv London-based music-recognition technology firm ...

  28. Shazam Appoints U.K. Biz Development Manager

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British audio technology firm Shazam has appointed Tom Clark as U.K. business development manager. In his new role, Clark is tasked with driving U.K. revenue from new and existing partnerships, report British audio technology firm Shazam has appoi ...

  29. Shazam Launches In Japan

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. Shazam, which already operates in 12 other coun ...

  30. Shazam Launches In Japan

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. Shazam, which already operates in 12 other coun ...

  31. U.K.'s Shazam Gets $5 Million In Funding

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-recognition technology company Shazam Entertainment has secured funding worth $5 million from existing backer IDG Ventures Europe, new investor DN Capital and others. Shazam will use the funds t Music-recognition technology company Shazam En ...

  32. U.K.'s Shazam Gets $5 Million In Funding

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-recognition technology company Shazam Entertainment has secured funding worth $5 million from existing backer IDG Ventures Europe, new investor DN Capital and others. Shazam will use the funds t Music-recognition technology company Shazam En ...