shazam

  • Chasing Shazam, SoundHound Quietly Passes 100M Users, Averaging 200K Downloads/Day

    Chasing Shazam, SoundHound Quietly Passes 100M Users, Averaging 200K Downloads/Day

    With Shazam infiltrating our TVs, showing up in Super Bowl ads, and passing 200 million users, you just might think that the market has its music-identification king. But SoundHound would beg to differ. Just three days after Shazam’s announcement, the music search and discovery app has responded by quietly releasing some numbers of its own. No official announcement, no hubbub, just a… Read More

  • Shazam Makes Its Big TV Push, Says App Can Now Tag Any Show On Any Channel

    Shazam Makes Its Big TV Push, Says App Can Now Tag Any Show On Any Channel

    When you use Shazam, you’re probably identifying a song on the car radio, in a coffee shop, or anywhere else. Recently, however, the company has been expanding into the world of TV, thanks to partnerships with shows like American Idol, and also with brands, including nearly half of the advertisers during the Super Bowl. Shazam just announced  that it’s expanding its TV efforts… Read More

  • Shazam Can Now Identify Your Content In As Little As A Second

    Shazam Can Now Identify Your Content In As Little As A Second

    Shazam has long been described as magic. You hear a song — perhaps a brand new one or maybe one that you’ve heard a million times but never knew the name of — and all you do is simply tap one button and information on that song is delivered directly to you. Magic. But even magicians improve their act, which is why Shazam has today released an update that makes its content… Read More

  • Shazam Adds Support For Android Beam: Tap To Share Music, Tour Dates, Offers & More

    Shazam Adds Support For Android Beam: Tap To Share Music, Tour Dates, Offers & More

    Mobile music discovery service Shazam has just revealed an updated version of its application for Android users which takes advantage of the new technology in Android 4.0 called “Android Beam.” For those unfamiliar, Android Beam is an NFC-based “touch-and-share” feature that allows Android owners share contacts, links, maps, and other data simply by tapping phones. Read More

  • Shazam, Delivery Agent Let You Buy Super Bowl Gear While Watching The Big Game

    Shazam, Delivery Agent Let You Buy Super Bowl Gear While Watching The Big Game

    The Super Bowl is just around the corner, but unfortunately most of us won’t be able to attend the big game. Parties are fun and all, but there’s nothing like leaving the stadium with arms full of jerseys, footballs, foam fingers and the like. How else are you supposed to relive the excitement over and over without mementos? (In a non-serial killer kind of way, of course.) Well… Read More

  • Shazam Launches New App Focused On Lyric Play: Shazam Player (Update)

    Shazam Launches New App Focused On Lyric Play: Shazam Player (Update)

    iTunes is great and everything, but it’s still just a standard music player. The most exciting feature of the whole program is Genius, at least in my opinion, and even that can be off from time to time. But Shazam wants you to ingest your music a bit differently from here on out, and has launched the Shazam Player app to give users a better chance to leverage its new feature, Lyric Play. Read More

  • Shazam Continues Reversing Freemium Model, Brings LyricPlay To Free App

    Shazam Continues Reversing Freemium Model, Brings LyricPlay To Free App

    The folks over at Shazam have been busy little bees recently. After announcing Shazam for TV, offering up the ability to purchase products seen on television programming courtesy of Delivery Agent, and finally ditching the tagging limits for iOS devices, a brand new feature is making its way into the app. It’s called LyricPlay, and it lets users read the lyrics of the song… Read More

  • Shazam Ditches The Monthly Tagging Limits For iOS And Android Devices

    Shazam Ditches The Monthly Tagging Limits For iOS And Android Devices

    Back in late 2009, then-free music identifying service Shazam made a rather drastic change to their business model: they went freemium. Everybody got 5 free song identifications per month… but after that, they’d have to cough up for premium app, “Shazam Encore”. That worked well enough for a while — then the competition rolled in, and gave away what Shazam was… Read More

  • Shazam CEO Talks Android vs. iPhone And How They're Listening Their Way To Success

    Yesterday Shazam, the company that lets users identify recorded music simply by holding their phones up toward a speaker, announced that it had raised a whopping $32 million. The company’s goal: to apply the powerful technology it’s developed over the last decade to television shows and commercials. So how will they do that? I had a chance to sit down with Shazam CEO Andrew Fisher… Read More

  • Shazam Raises A Huge Round To The Tune of $32 Million

    Shazam Raises A Huge Round To The Tune of $32 Million

    Shazam, the application that lets you identify nearly any piece of recorded music by holding your smartphone within earshot of a speaker, is swinging for the fences: the company has just raised a new $32 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from DN Capital. Shazam surged to popularity on the iPhone and is now… Read More