Shazam

  1. Shazam Valued at Over $1 Billion After Latest Funding Round

    January 21, 2015 10:17 AM EST Shazam, the popular music discovery app, has raised $30 million in a funding round that pushes the British company's value to over $1 billion. The company said the funding will allow Shazam to continue its expansion after a busy 2014. Shaza ...

  2. Shazam Begins Sharing Tagging Activity, Updates App With Useful Streaming Options

    December 10, 2014 1:38 PM EST Shazam has long been a must-have app for its ability to quickly and accurately identify just about any song via a mobile phone. Now the app and the company's website have been updated to offer more to both consumers and the music industry. ...

  3. Shazam Launches Resonate TV Sales Platform

    August 05, 2014 11:44 PM EDT Music discovery app Shazam is looking to become more valuable to TV advertisers with a new service for branded integrations.  The New York-based company, which is best known for its song-identification technology, has announced Resonate, a sales p ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Thinking and Acting Globally at the New Music Seminar

    June 09, 2014 9:09 PM EDT As the Internet age matures, it has eased international music distribution and changed artists’ touring strategies around newly developed global fan bases. This was the topic of "The Globalization of Music," a panel that was part of New ...

  6. Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith Lead Shazam’s 2014 Summer Hits Predictions

    May 19, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Ed Sheeran will be the voice of this summer. That’s the word according to the Shazam song recognition service, which has published its top 10 "Sounds of Summer" list. Shazam’s crystal ball-gazing is based on the songs more than 450 milli ...

  7. Warner Music's Shazam Deal: What It Means For Music

    February 20, 2014 8:02 PM EST Warner Music Group's announcement this week that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Shazam is the latest example of traditional music labels embracing social data to reinvent the way they do business. The deal lets Warner a ...

  8. Super Bowl: Bruno Mars, U2 Top Shazam Searches

    February 03, 2014 7:58 PM EST Between Bruno Mars' halftime performance with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laurence Fishburne's opera and Ellen Degeneres' Beats commercial, which Super Bowl moment nabbed the most Shazams? The music search app beat its own Super Bowl ...

  9. Rap Genius Launches Shazam-like App that Displays Annotated Lyrics

    January 28, 2014 3:32 PM EST Rap Genius launched its first mobile app today, Genius, described by the company as "your pocket guide to human culture." The app will allow users to search Rap Genius, scan songs in the users' iTunes Library and match with annotate ...

  10. Robin Thicke, Avicii, Lorde Top Shazam's Most Tagged Songs of 2013

    December 03, 2013 3:45 AM EST Music tagging service Shazam has released its 2013 year in review, revealing the top "Shazamed" songs and artists. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” tops Shazam's worldwide and U.S. tally. The song was "tagged" (identified so ...

  11. Shazam Partners With Jimmy Kimmel Live on Music Giveaway (Exclusive)

    September 30, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Shazam Entertainment, whose app has been used to identify billions of songs since 2002, is expanding its television business through a deal with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. The partnership, expected to be announced Monday, will give away free ...

  12. Shazam Names Rich Riley New CEO, Aiming For Eventual IPO

    April 29, 2013 5:30 AM EDT Shazam has hired longtime Yahoo! executive Rich Riley as its new CEO, promoting longtime chief Andrew Fisher to the newly-created position of Executive Chairman, according to a press release. The company's former Chairman of the Board, Joh ...

  13. How Did Shazam and Spotify Do at Picking Grammy Winners?

    February 11, 2013 8:00 PM EST Spotify and Shazam proved picking Grammy winners -- most of the time -- isn't rocket science. Both companies simply dug into their data to predict the winners in Sunday evening's 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.   Shazam correctly pre ...

  14. Spotify to Pay Rights Holders $500 million in 2013, Chief Exec Daniel Ek Says at Founders Forum Event

    February 05, 2013 9:13 PM EST Above, L-R: Universal Music Group president of global digital business Rob Wells and Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek (Photo credit: Phil McCarten)   Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek on Tuesday said his company expects to pay rights holders ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. From Ibiza Sonica to Rockola.fm -- The Best Spanish Language Music Apps

    June 15, 2012 11:13 AM EDT We cover a world of music apps in our curated directory , which is in English. What about the rest of the world, and other languages? In the spirit of inclusiveness -- or in case you've been looking to improve your Spanish while listening to ...

  20. 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. ...

  21. 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 " ...

  22. Spotify's Artist In Residence DA Wallach on Apps, Artist Services, and What His Job Title Means

    May 10, 2012 1:40 PM EDT DA Wallach, half of the pop-rock duo Chester French and Spotify's official artist in residence. As one of its many efforts to make itself a different kind of music-subscription service, Spotify brought in an official "artist in residence ...

  23. Business Matters: TuneUp Media Launches Music I.D. App With Approach Different from Shazam and SoundHound

    April 19, 2012 6:41 PM EDT TuneUp Recognizes Music, But Also Cleans Up Your Music Collection Apparently the market for music identification apps isn't too crowded for new competitor. TuneUp Media has released a song identification app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Business Matters: Internet Radio Services Need To Separate Themselves from the Crowd

    April 05, 2012 8:19 PM EDT Internet Radio Services Need To Separate Themselves from the Crowd -- Upstart Internet radio service Raditaz believes Pandora's problem is "repetition and a lack of diversity," the company says at an Echo Next blog post. So it' ...

  26. Spotify, Shazam, Turntable.fm Are Hot Topics at Grammy Social Media Summit

    February 11, 2012 11:30 AM EST The Grammys drew top-drawer names from the digital music world for this year's edition of their Social Media Rock Star Summit series, with Shazam CEO Andrew Fisher, Turntable.fm Chairman Seth Goldstein, GetGlue CEO Alex Iskold, and Spotify� ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. CES Quick Hits: Tim, Chris Vanderhook on Making MySpace TV 'Complete TV Experience'

    January 11, 2012 7:44 PM EST LAS VEGAS -- Just what exactly is MySpace TV ? As described by Tim and Chris Vanderhook, MySpace's new owners at Specific Media, it's a "linear TV experience" for the app-heavy smart TV marketplace. Launching on Panasonic' ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Discovering Music With Your New Holiday Gadgets

    December 29, 2011 9:05 AM EST Happy holidays! So, you scored a new iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. You've already downloaded Angry Birds, set up email, and possibly had some interesting conversations with Siri. What about the music? You probably have some, and you probably want m ...

  32. 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� ...

  33. Business Matters: Music Discovery by the Numbers

    October 25, 2011 7:39 PM EDT Music Discovery by the Numbers -- How much do people want to discover new music? It's a tough question to answer, but a few new statistics help paint a picture of music lovers' desire to learn more about the songs they hear. SoundHound s ...

  34. How Siri, the Apple iPhone 4S's 'Virtual Personal Assistant,' Could Transform Music

    October 19, 2011 11:58 AM EDT The launch of the Apple iPhone 4S has people raving about Siri, the talking-assistant app. It lets users speak into their devices and the app fulfills requests like scheduling plans or replying to text messages. But it also works with music. In th ...

  35. Shazam Reverts Back To Free

    September 29, 2011 8:55 AM EDT Shazam, the firm behind the music identification app of the same name, today removed the limitations on how many songs users can ID for free when using its free iPod app. Those paying for the Shazam Encore premium app have long been able to ID as ...

  36. Exclusive: Bandsintown Acquired By Cellfish

    September 15, 2011 9:45 AM EDT Bandsintown , a popular service for tracking and discovering concerts, has been acquired by mobile developer and publisher Cellfish Media for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help Bandsintown acquire a larger audience by taking advantage of Cellf ...

  37. The Rise of Capture Culture: How Apps Are Revolutionizing Music Collecting

    September 12, 2011 8:05 AM EDT For decades, the question, "What song is playing?" plagued music fans. If a DJ failed to announce an artist's name or the song's title, fans were left to their own devices to figure it out (usually singing, humming and/or recit ...

  38. Gregory Brothers' New Songify App Turns Spoken Word into Song

    July 11, 2011 5:01 PM EDT YouTube sensations The Gregory Brothers, in conjunction with developer Khush, released Songify, a new iPhone app that turns spoken words into song. "I'd say we'd dreamed of an app like this since before we were born," Evan Greg ...

  39. Business Matters: Spotify Reportedly Launching in Mid-July -- Will Americans Care?

    June 24, 2011 5:27 PM EDT Spotify Reportedly Launching in Mid-July -- Will Music Fans Care? -- The latest Spotify rumor of the week says the service will launch in the U.S. between July 5 and July 15 and will cost $10 per month. This is according to a post by The Noisecast ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. New Pitbull Single Debuted Exclusively on SoundHound

    June 13, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Music identification app SoundHound debuted the new Pitbull single, "Rain on Me" featuring Marc Anthony on Monday. SoundHound users can find the song atop the "What's Hot" section of the app. Released in conjunction with M ...

  43. @SFMusicTech: What's Next for Location-Based Music Apps

    May 09, 2011 5:39 PM EDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Few areas of the music app space generate as much attention as the new breed of location-aware music apps. But few feel the current stable of location-based music apps have yet fully delivered on the opportunity for one big reason ...

  44. musiXmatch Lyrics Provider Lands $3.7 Million Funding

    May 09, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Lyrics provider musiXmatch has closed a $3.7 million series of first-round funding led by Francesco Micheli Associates, the same investor that put €400,000 (about $572,000) of seed funding into musiXmatch last year. The musiXmatch service provides ...

  45. This Week In Apps: Bruno Mars Revenge, Hunt Music on the iPad, Stream with Pitchify and More

    April 29, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Bruno Mars Revenge Bruno Mars joined Katy Perry and Lady Gaga with his own branded version of Tap Tap Revenge from Disney Mobile. The smartphone rhythm game features 10 tracks to play along with, including hits "Grenade" and "Just T ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. AllMusic.com Folding Into AllRovi.com for One-Stop Entertainment Shop

    February 28, 2011 9:15 PM EST Online music database AllMusic.com is changing its name and domain. Rovi Corp., the company overseeing the site, is replacing AllMusic with a new website called AllRovi.com , which is designed to combine its music database with its TV and film dat ...

  50. Business Matters: Pandora Slayed All Internet Radio Competition in December

    February 28, 2011 4:54 PM EST Pandora Killed the (Internet) Radio Star -- Pandora was the tops -- by a mile -- in Internet radio in December, according to Ando Media's latest rankings. Pandora was first in the Domestic Ranker (M-F, 6a-8p) with 642,614 active average sessi ...

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