Shazam Announces Appointment of Lauren Zalaznick to Shazam Board of Directors

Press Releases   •   Apr 22, 2014 14:15 BST

Shazam®, the world’s leading media engagement company, today announced that respected industry pioneer, Lauren Zalaznick, has joined the Shazam Board as an independent board member.


New Lyrics, Video and Sharing Experience in Shazam Update

Press Releases   •   Mar 28, 2014 17:45 GMT

Shazam® today unveiled the next phase of its app redesign, including improved sharing, a better lyrics experience, and more stylish album and track reviews, bio information, and discography.


Shazam and Juno Form Exclusive New Partnership for the Best Electronic Dance Music Discovery Experience – Including Vinyl

Press Releases   •   Mar 25, 2014 13:00 GMT

Shazam® today announces an exclusive new partnership with Juno, the world’s largest dance music store to expand the number of dance tracks in its database, particularly vinyl-only releases.


Shazam Unveils Full Redesign and Major Evolution to Content Platform

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2014 08:00 GMT

Design unveil at Mobile World Congress


Warner Music Group and Shazam Announce Landmark Strategic Alliance

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2014 10:30 GMT

Warner Music Group (WMG) and Shazam® today announced an innovative strategic alliance that will discover new acts and sign them to a Shazam branded label under WMG, and that will collaborate in enhanced marketing across WMG’s roster of artists.


Update Gives Shazam a Fresh New Look

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2014 20:19 GMT

First phase of redesign


Shazamable Super Bowl Broadcast Drives Engagement

Press Releases   •   Feb 03, 2014 22:00 GMT

this year’s Super Bowl broadcast is the company’s most successful to date, with exclusive content from Bruno Mars and featured advertisers helping drive more than 700,000 Shazams of the broadcast, leading to millions of interactions


Shazam Announces Big Game Experience – Watch Exclusive Bruno Mars Tour Video, Download Exclusive Music, Replay and Share All Ads, Interact with Timeline of Key Moments

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2014 15:41 GMT

Shazam outlines the 2014 Super Bowl experience


Music’s Biggest Night is Shazam’s Biggest Ever Awards Night

Press Releases   •   Jan 27, 2014 16:05 GMT

The results of the Shazam-enabled Grammy broadcast


Shazam Predicts 2014 Grammy Winners

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2014 14:25 GMT

Shazam announces its predictions for the 2014 Grammy AWards

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About Shazam

Who is Shazam?

Shazam Statistics:

- More than 420 million people around the world have used Shazam – an increase from 100 million in January of 2011.
- More than 85 million monthly active users.
- Drove more than $300 million in the sale of digital goods in the last 12 months.
- Shazam is available in 33 languages
- More than 15 million new fans added every month
- More than 15 million tracks are tagged, on average, each day.
- Surpassed 12 billion tags
- More than 35 million tracks are currently in the Shazam database.


Shazam started in 2000 as a simple service designed to connect people in the UK with music they heard, but didn’t know. Thirteen years later, Shazam is now one of the world’s most recognized mobile consumer brands.

Headed by CEO, Rich Riley, Shazam is growing by more than fifteen million new people every month. Shazam connects more than 420 million people in over 200 countries and 33 languages to the music, TV shows and brands they love. All this makes it the world’s leading media engagement company and the top ten most downloaded iPhone app of all time.

Shazam works on all major platforms including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows 7 and is available on all major app stores including iTunes, Amazon, Android Market, and the Nokia Store, amongst others. Shazam works with carriers around the world, including AT&T, T-Mobile and Vodafone to enhance their marketing strategies, enhancing their service for their customers.

Music is at the core of Shazam’s DNA. The Shazam Tag chart is constantly referenced by the music industry as a true indicator of market interest in pre-released tracks and a monitor of an artist’s hit potential. Plus, Shazam works with iconic artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay as well as pop idols like Justin Bieber and Ke$ha to give people an unforgettable experience, whether it’s seeing the in concert, meeting them or even winning autographed merchandise.

Shazam’s loyal and enthusiastic fans, combined with its exponential growth, also make Shazam an innovative platform for brands. In addition to music, Shazam has also expanded to include TV and branded content. Shazam is now a terrific TV companion app, giving people a “second screen” experience on their phone or tablet. Shows and advertisements that include the Shazam logo connect viewers to exclusive information and special offers on their favorite products.

Shazam – How Does it Work?

Founded by entrepreneurs Chris Barton, Philip Inghelbrecht, Avery Wang and Dhiraj Mukherjee, Shazam’s technology collects an acoustic fingerprint of a song or other media and matches it against our database. Shazam started as a text service in the UK, but is now available on all major app stores and platforms in over 200 countries.

In the summer of 2008, Shazam launched its mobile music application on the iTunes App Store and immediately became among the most popular applications downloaded by iPhone users.

Shazam incorporates a wide range of features – such as artist biographies, tour information and links to videos - as well as sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, the newest feature, LyricPlay, lets people see streaming lyrics in time with the music they’re listening to. While Shazam will continue to be best way to discover, engage, buy and share music, it has also expanded to include TV and branded content. Shazam has been incorporated into campaigns for global A-List brands such as Honda, Paramount Pictures, Pepsi, and 21st Century Fox as well as leading networks like HBO and NBCUniversal to make their ads and shows more interactive.

Award-winning Shazam

Shazam’s successes have been recognized through numerous awards, including the Sports Social Television Awards for the NBC Olympic Broadcast, Mobile Entertainment Award for Best Music Service Provider, and a CTIA Hot for the Holiday Award. Additionally, entrepreneurial drive and business success has been recognized with the Best Management Team award from the Sunday Times in its Tech Track 100 Awards. Most recent awards include the CSI Award for Best Interactive TV Technology of Application, a Social Television Award (Steevee) for “Best Branded Television”, The Mobile Marketing Association’s Global and North American Industry Awards for Overall Excellence and the Ad Age Vanguard Media Award for Broadcast-to-Digital/Best Social TV Mobile Engagement Innovation. Most recently, it received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation.

Shazam the Company

Shazam is backed from a number of prestigious firms including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners, DN Capital, and Acacia Capital Partners. With corporate headquarters in London, Shazam has its US headquarters in New York with offices in Menlo Park, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sydney and Seoul and continues to expand its executive, product and business development team around the world.


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