Shazam connects more than 300 million people, in more than 200 countries and 33 languages, to the music, TV shows and brands they love. Every week another 2 million curious people embrace Shazam. All this makes the world’s leading media engagement company. It’s an amazing app, available now on all major app stores and platforms.
How does Shazam Identify Music?
Shazam identifies songs by “listening” to the music then matching what it hears with a vast database collection of songs. The app can identify tracks that have no lyrics at all or tell the difference between two songs performed by different artists singing the same lyrics. The in-house music team sources pre-release tracks and local music from over 100 countries, and Shazam’s Tag Chart is constantly referenced by the music industry as a true indicator of market interest in pre-release material and a monitor of the hit potential of a track or artist.
How do I Shazam a track?
Shazam is quick and simple to use:
- Hold your phone towards the music and select Tag Now.
- Within seconds, you’ll know the artist, track and other interesting info.
- From the Tag Details you can buy it, check out the videos, get the lyrics, share it with friends – and more!
Where can I use Shazam?
Shazam can identify music anywhere: from the radio, TV, film or in a store, bar or club.
How it all started …
In 2002, even before the advent of smartphones. Shazam launched a simple service designed to connect people in the UK with music they heard but didn’t know. Since then, Shazam has become one of the world’s most recognized mobile consumer brands and one of the Top Ten most downloaded apps on iTunes App Store.
Music is at the core of Shazam’s DNA as it enables people to discover, explore, buy and share. And now, Shazam is also a terrific companion app, bringing together people and entertainment in a variety of ways. Working with music labels, TV program producers and broadcasters – as well as with every major platform and carrier worldwide – has been recognized with industry awards. Shazam helps people engage more deeply with what they’re listening to or watching. Shows and advertisements that include an on-air prompt connect viewers to exclusive information and special offers on their favourite products.