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“Jimmy Kimmel Live” Becomes the First Late Night Show to be “Shazamable"

Press Release   •   Sep 30, 2013 08:00 EDT

New York – September 30, 2013 - Shazam®, the world’s leading media engagement company, and Jimmy Kimmel Live today announce that the popular late-night talk show is the first of its kind to be Shazamable.  Tonight at 11:35pm/10:35pm CT on ABC, viewers will be able to use the Shazam App during JKL’s broadcast of The Lumineers performance.  By using the app, viewers can unlock a free track download from The Lumineers’ recently released deluxe edition album and see a list of the other songs performed during the show with links to purchase or share.  

A free download from John Mayer will also be available during his “Jimmy Kimmel Live” performance on Thursday’s late night program.  All week long, viewers can use the Shazam App during each of the musical performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” gaining instant access to the artists’ music. Other musical guests in "JKL" this week include Bonnie Raitt and Kenny Rogers.  

When viewers Shazam anytime during the show, they can also access the Jimmy Kimmel YouTube channel as well as the show’s music channel, so that they can quickly and easily see other recent performances that they may have missed.

 “We are thrilled that Jimmy Kimmel Live is our first late night show to become Shazamable,” said David Jones, Shazam’s EVP Marketing.  “The program has always attracted fantastic musical guests, so it is a perfect fit for Shazam, enabling fans to use the app for additional content about the show and, occasionally, exclusive downloads from their favorite musicians, like The Lumineers.”

Shazam for TV is an extension of the much-loved music service that Shazam has offered since 2002, so that now, the popular app also works with television shows.  Since launching the TV service in 2011, it has become the easiest way for the more than 100 million U.S. Shazam users to get additional content about any show on 160 channels.  For TV shows, people can see show and cast info with photos; dynamic content – updated to the second – that includes music in the broadcast, gossip, tweets and trivia; commerce links to iTunes to buy past episodes or seasons, or to rent or buy movies; and links to the official mobile-optimized site for buying show-related merchandise, the show’s website, IMDB and Wikipedia; and sharing and commenting about the show on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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