Shazam shares big numbers: 75 million users, over 1 billion songs identified

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Mobile music recognition and discovery startup Shazam this afternoon revealed that it has grown its user base from 50 million to 75 million members in the last six months.

Stunningly, the company also says it has identified more than one billion songs to date.

Shazam has now become a global phenomenon with a footprint in over 200 countries across six continents through partnerships with leading carriers and handset manufacturers. The company has every right to claim that its brand has now become one of the biggest in mobile.

Shazam CEO Andrew Fisher is confident that its user growth will continue throughout 2010, and that its user base will exceed 100 million members by the end of the year.

In case you’re not familiar with Shazam: the London-based company, which was founded way back in 2002, enables consumers to experience and share music with others across mobile devices and the Internet.

Its 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. It also offers tight integration with social networking services, so people can share and recommend music.

Shazam supports most of today’s platforms: Android, BlackBerry, BREW, iPhone, iPad, J2ME, Symbian and Windows Phone. It’s seen phenomenal success on Nokia devices – last month the company revealed that its app has been downloaded from the Ovi Store over 1 million times. They are currently looking into the TV room for their next phase of growth.

Back in October 2009, Shazam announced that it was profitable and that it was raising a round of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (out of their iFund). The company also lists DN Capital and Acacia Capital Partners as investors.

By the way, the one billionth track to get identified by Shazam was Gettin’ Over by David Guetta ft. Chris Willis. Enjoy:

  • NeilB

    wow, simply wow.

  • Benjamin Suchar

    Go Shazam, go!


    Just wait what will google bring to the music-table…

    It’ll be explosive, for sure.

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  • Rachel

    Wish you could tweet from the android app like it appears you can from the iPhone app. Still loves it tho

  • steveballmer

    This is impressive! Maybe I’ll buy them and incorporate it into the Zune Store!

  • Vishal Sanjay

    This is very impressive, their growth has been impressive since the time they started.

  • macx

    I just deleted the App from my iPhone because its now spyware und limits the scans to five per month. shazam: Grow, but without me and my private data.

  • Ali Partovi

    Wow, impressive! Congrats, Shazam, you guys are on a roll. -AP

  • Jackie Parkinson

    Wow! Shazam is definitely one of my favorite apps.

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  • Evan Rusackas

    I would think their data on what songs are most-Shazamed would be worth a pretty penny. To know which songs and artists are not well known, but well liked, and therefore likely to trend, would be quite useful to folks in the industry.

  • Kenny Hayslett / Clearwater Real Estate

    I think this is really good news, I really like shazam and i use it all the time.. Congrats!

  • Siva

    I like shazam.. just wondering.. Are there 1 billion tracks?? Feels unreal to me.

  • Adam

    What would be even more impressive is if they actually got their app to work!

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  • Jo Dean

    Shazam is the coolest app on my IPhone. It hasnt missed a song yet.


  • elias

    Well you would expect that since Shazam is available in cydia (jailborken iphones).
    You can get the “encore” for free.

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    Lord knows the name could’ve used some extra brainstorming…still, I user this app CONSTANTLY on my Android phone. Remarkable the identification speed, and even over all the background din say in a restaurant or bar! Props to the Shaz!!

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  • Gwen

    It always surprises me on how many people online love music. The iphone app must have a lot to do with this.

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