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.
Most helpful to the music industry is new track count data. Users can now view the number of Shazams -- search actions also called "tags" -- each track has accumulated at Shazam.com -- but not on the app itself. The numbers can be seen on track pages, charts and a page called the Hall of Fame that celebrate the artists that reach the pinnacle of Shazamming.
Four artists have reached Shazam's Platinum level of 15 million Shazams: "Wake Me Up" by Avicii (19,452,000), "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell (18,197,000), "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye (16,912,000) and "Let Her Go" by Passenger (15,494,000). At the top of the Gold level, representing 10 million Shazams, are "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne (14,481,000) and "Thift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz (14,198,752).