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This Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards are Shazam-Enabled with the Music of Performers and Nominees

Press Release   •   May 18, 2012 09:36 EDT

Los Angeles – May 18, 2012 - Shazam®, the world’s leading media discovery company today announced that this Sunday’s Billboard Music Awardswill be Shazam-enabled to let fans experience more of their favorite artists.  When fans use Shazam during the broadcast, they can keep track of the artists performing, instantly buy the music they like and follow the conversation live as it happens on social media.  The Billboard Music Awards will be presented Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, live from The MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Viewers will periodically see an on-air prompt reminding them that they can use Shazam anytime during the live broadcast of the awards ceremony, to:

  • Get instant access to the list of nominees in all the major categories – complete with links to iTunes and Amazon, to easily purchase and add to their music library;
  • Keep track of the artists performing live ensuring they don’t miss a minute of the action;
  • Access an exclusive free remix of Usher’s No. 1 charting lead single, “Climax,” the “Climax (Diplo Remix),” from his highly-anticipated new album “Looking 4 Myself” set for release June 12 on RCA Records.  The download is available courtesy of the Sony Tablet.  For more information regarding Usher visit www.usherworld.com.
  • Get in the conversation with live social media feeds from Billboard insiders and other celebrities as well as the general public.

”This Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards is another exciting milestone for Shazam and we are thrilled to work with Billboard and ABC on one of their most popular music programs of the year,”  said David Jones, Shazam’s EVP Marketing.  “This gives music fans a fantastic opportunity to truly have a deeper, more meaningful engagement with the event as well as the artists they love and share their experience in a live social environment.”

Shazam recently announced the industry’s fastest unlimited tagging for iOS and Android devices.  The Shazam App also includes other unique features such as LyricPlay streaming lyrics in time with the music as well as Shazam Friends social sharing and artist information.

For people who don't yet have the Shazam application on their smartphone, it is available for every major platform and can be found on iTunes App StoreGoogle playAmazon App Store, AT&T’s AppCenterVerizon VCast app storeNokia StoreWindows Phone MarketplaceBlackBerry App World, and GetJar.

About Shazam

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