London, UK – May 18, 2010 - Shazam®, the world's leading mobile discovery provider, today revealed that it has grown from 50 million to 75 million users in the last six months and has identified more than one billion songs. This notable milestone demonstrates Shazam's continued development as one of the world's leading mobile consumer services and brands
Shazam's one billionth track was Gettin' Over by David Guetta featuring Chris Willis.
Andrew Fisher, Shazam's CEO said: "2010 marks ten years of Shazam's innovation and leadership. During this time, Shazam has become synonymous with music recognition and discovery on mobile phones. Shazam is now a brand that consumers know and trust and our one billionth tag is testament to our ever growing fan base of users that enjoy Shazam's unrivalled music experience. In the future our fans will continue to see further innovation from Shazam as we continue to expand our service and maintain our position as the most popular music application for mobile phones in the world."
Shazam has become a global phenomenon with a footprint in over 200 countries across six continents through partnerships with leading carriers and handset manufacturers. Combined with a recent ComScore survey naming Shazam the 'most popular mobile application in Europe', the Shazam brand is one of the biggest in mobile and is rapidly becoming ubiquitous in helping drive the discovery and purchase of music.
"Thanks to our loyal fan base and support from our partners Shazam has achieved an impressive 100% growth in the last year. We are confident that the user growth we have seen in the last six months will continue throughout 2010 and that we will exceed 100 million Shazamers by the end of the year," concluded Andrew Fisher.
Shazam delivers a comprehensive and compelling music journey, to mobile users, which goes beyond music discovery. The service enables users to identify what song is playing, preview 30 second clips, buy the track, find local and international tour dates for the tagged artist and purchase tickets to the gigs. In addition Shazamers can find out what's hot and popular through its proprietary
Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, used by hundreds of millions of people globally to connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores -- and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data visit www.shazam.com