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The most Shazamed Songs of the Summer 2017 revealed

The most Shazamed Songs of the Summer 2017 revealed

Blog posts   •   Sep 01, 2017 12:11 EDT

​Shazam is excited to reveal the list of the most Shazamed songs this summer, between June 1st and August 31st, 2017. As Shazam predicted last May, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito' went on to be unquestionably this summer’s #1 anthem.

Shazam for Brands holds Chicago event to rock out with key partners and close friends

Shazam for Brands holds Chicago event to rock out with key partners and close friends

Blog posts   •   Apr 13, 2017 11:06 EDT

​Last week, Shazam for Brands rolled into the Windy City for a special event focused on some very important business matters: meeting with key partners, saying hello to some of our closest friends from the Midwest, and listening to some amazing live music.

Say Hello to Shazam’s New Chief Technology Officer

Say Hello to Shazam’s New Chief Technology Officer

Blog posts   •   Mar 29, 2017 09:00 EDT

We are extremely excited to welcome Richard Sharp as Shazam’s new Chief Technology Officer. A huge part of the Shazam magic lies with its world-leading music technology, and Richard will oversee the team behind it all—as well as the delivery of new, innovative experiences for our hundreds of millions of global users.

Shazam Launches First Scaled Augmented Reality Solution for Brands Worldwide

Shazam Launches First Scaled Augmented Reality Solution for Brands Worldwide

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2017 08:00 EST

New York, NY (March 6, 2017) – Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps, today announced the launch of a massively scaled augmented reality (AR) platform for its brand partners, artists and hundreds of millions of global users. Beam Suntory, Inc., the world's third largest premium spirits company, has signed on as one of several launch partners.

Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Jamie Foxx to host “Beat Shazam” on Fox

Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Jamie Foxx to host “Beat Shazam” on Fox

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2017 12:00 EST

​Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx is set to host BEAT SHAZAM, a unique and interactive game show in which teams of two race against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the team with the highest score will outlast the competition and go against Shazam for the chance to win a cash prize.

Shazam Announces Annual Emerging Artists List and the Most Shazamed Tracks of 2016

Shazam Announces Annual Emerging Artists List and the Most Shazamed Tracks of 2016

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2016 11:00 EST

Rag’N’Bone Man, JP Cooper and Anne-Marie among the artists to watch out for in 2017

Shazam Announces Integration with Snapchat

Shazam Announces Integration with Snapchat

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2016 09:28 EST

Users can now identify music directly from Snapchat

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(Evening Standard) Secrets of my success: Andrew Fisher, executive chairman of Shazam

News   •   Nov 24, 2016 13:00 EST

Andrew Fisher, executive chairman of music recognition app Shazam, discusses his role, educating advertisers, and his regrets about selling out too soon.

Shazam Partners with Vadio to Introduce Music Video Channels

Shazam Partners with Vadio to Introduce Music Video Channels

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2016 09:00 EDT

One of the world's most popular apps partners with fast-growing music video platform.

Shazam Announces iMessage App

Shazam Announces iMessage App

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2016 03:00 EDT

The magic of music discovery is now available inside Apple’s popular texting feature

Introducing Shazam Lite

Introducing Shazam Lite

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2016 07:27 EDT

Instant music discovery for a wide range of mobile devices with variable network conditions

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(Campaign) Shazam hits 1bn downloads and returns to profitability as ads pay off

News   •   Sep 30, 2016 12:40 EDT

Shazam has hit one billion app downloads and returned to profitability, after expanding beyond basic music recognition into brand advertising.

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(Music Ally) As it passes 1bn downloads ‘Shazam is a profitable entity’

News   •   Sep 29, 2016 13:10 EDT

Shazam has announced a major new milestone: more than 1bn downloads of its app. Just as significantly, though, the mobile music-turned-advertising firm says it has now achieved “EBITDA profitability”.

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(Billboard) Shazam Hits 1 Billion Downloads and Turns a Profit (Thanks to Advertising)

News   •   Sep 29, 2016 13:06 EDT

A business model shift to advertising has helped music discovery company Shazam turn a profit. The London-based firm on Thursday announced that revenue from advertisers has surpassed other sources, including from music partners for its ubiquitous app, to propel it into profitability before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization.

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(Tech Crunch) Shazam is finally profitable after a billion downloads

News   •   Sep 29, 2016 13:05 EDT

Shazam, the mobile and desktop app that acts as a digital ear and song identifier, crossed the 1 billion download mark recently, according to a report from Billboard on Thursday.

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(The Telegraph) Shazam reaches profitability as it hits one billion downloads

News   •   Sep 29, 2016 12:34 EDT

​Music discovery app Shazam has finally reached profitability after 15 years and a billion-dollar valuation.

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(Forbes) Shazam Has Now Been Downloaded One Billion Times

News   •   Sep 29, 2016 12:26 EDT

Music identifying app Shazam has come a long way since it was first introduced almost a decade ago, and today the company has announced a number of enormous figures and milestones it has reached, all of which go to underline just how powerful and popular the program really is.

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(Bloomberg) Why Shazam's Fisher Sees Brexit as a Good Thing

News   •   Sep 29, 2016 12:18 EDT

Shazam Entertainment Chairman Andrew Fisher discusses with "On the Move" host Guy Johnson the company's fortunes having been downloaded a billion times and how it has benefitted from Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

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(The Wall Street Journal) Music-App Maker Shazam Finally Turns a Profit—But Not From Music

News   •   Sep 29, 2016 12:06 EDT

Most of its revenue comes from advertisers

Shazam Partners With Red Bull For New Product Launch

Shazam Partners With Red Bull For New Product Launch

News   •   Sep 13, 2016 07:00 EDT

Music identification app Shazam has announced it has teamed up with energy drink powerhouse Red Bull to help launch its new kiwi-apple flavour.