Shazam Surpasses 100 Million Mobile Monthly Active Users

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2014 16:45 BST

Today Shazam® announced it has more than 100 million mobile monthly active users (MAUs), a 34 percent increase year-over-year and a milestone achieved in the past only by an elite group of services, including the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The app has been downloaded onto more than 500 million mobile devices to date and is adding users at a rate of 13 million per month.


Absolut, Gillette and Jaguar Increase Television Ad Recall & Likeability with Shazamable Ads

Press Releases   •   Aug 05, 2014 14:00 BST

Shazam® today announced the results of a recent study with Nielsen to examine the effectiveness of Shazamable TV advertising with brands such as Absolut, Gillette and Jaguar. The findings were compelling proof that Shazamable TV ads delivered on the promise of improving recall and engaging viewers, while maintaining the integrity of the first screen experience.


Shazam Announces New Digital Engagement Sales Solution ‘Resonate’ to Support Television Industry

Press Releases   •   Aug 05, 2014 14:00 BST

Shazam® today announces the launch of “Resonate,” a new integrated sales solution giving networks extraordinary access to Shazam’s technology. With Shazam “Resonate,” brand partners can capitalize on audience passion for content to increase brand engagement, awareness, intent and tune-in through an immersive environment. At launch, partnerships include AMC, A+E, dick clark productions and FUSE.


Shazam for Mac, Now That's Magic

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2014 08:00 BST

Shazam launches the first-ever music and more recognition experience for your Mac


Shazam Supercharges In-App Streaming With Full Song Playback

Press Releases   •   Jul 14, 2014 21:41 BST

Shazam® announced a major update featuring supercharged streaming that allows users to go “beyond the preview” with full song playback


Patricia Parra Joins Shazam as Chief Marketing Officer

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2014 14:10 BST

Shazam® today announced that Patricia Parra has joined the company as its Chief Marketing Officer and will report to the CEO, Rich Riley. As CMO, Parra will drive the brand vision, craft the marketing and communications strategies and lead the overall marketing function for the company.


Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Sam Smith Top Shazam’s Predictions for This Year’s Summer Hits

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2014 08:00 BST

Shazam® today announced its predictions for this summer’s hit songs – the music everyone will be dancing to and singing out loud this summer.


Shazam Update Features a Great New TV Experience, Music Content and an Innovative Facebook Integration

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2014 07:00 BST

Shazam® is bringing you exciting new ways to engage with the world around you. A major feature of this month’s update is a streamlined second-screen experience for television in the U.S. Plus, Shazam has added great new content in the music results and has integrated even more with Facebook.


NCM Media Networks Unveils New FirstLook Show, Makes It Easier Than Ever to Include Cinema Advertising in Upfront Buys

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2014 18:00 BST

The #1 Weekend Network in America Positions Cinema Comparable to TV’s Premium Prime and Live Events,with Nielsen Posts and Demo Guarantees Announces New Deals With Shazam, Maker Studios, Ideas United and the GRAMMY Awards® at The Bigger Picture Upfront Event in New York


Multi-Platinum Selling Artist Demi Lovato Will Be Bringing the Neon Lights Tour to Europe

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2014 08:00 BST

Demi Lovato works with Shazam to announce European tour plans with fan participation

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About Shazam

Who is Shazam?

Shazam Statistics:

- More than 500 million people around the world have used Shazam – an increase from 100 million in January of 2011.
- More than 100 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 13 million new fans added every month
- More than 20 million tracks are tagged, on average, each day.
- Surpassed 15 billion tags
- More than 25 million unique 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. Fourteen 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 500 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. Additionally, in 2013, America Movil, led by Carlos Slim, invested $40 million in Shazam and is supporting the country's expansion in Latin America. With corporate headquarters in London, Shazam has its US headquarters in New York with offices in Menlo Park, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Sydney, and continues to expand its executive, product and business development team around the world.


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