July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest artist to make Shazam a key part of a marketing campaign is US pop group Fifth Harmony. The video for their new single ‘Bo$$’ made its debut on Shazam, albeit with an exclusivity...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Shazam’s latest big music data partnership is with an artist, Demi Lovato, with the claim that her upcoming European tour will be planned around cities where she’s most popular with users of...

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June 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

  A recent Observer feature about how Radio 1 in the UK goes about setting its playlist has provoked lots of debate within the industry. Now the BBC station’s music boss George Ergatoudis has responded...

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June 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last month, we reported on Facebook’s plans to add a Shazam-like feature to its mobile apps capable of identifying music and TV shows being watched by the user (Bulletin, 22-May-14). Now there’s...

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May 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


We always saw Facebook as a potential acquirer of Shazam at some point. given the latter's position as a connector between the worlds of music, TV and advertising. Yesterday, though, it emerged that...

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May 20th, 2014 by Music Ally


As we thought when we covered Shazam’s decision to switch Spotify out for Deezer as a streaming partner in four countries earlier this month, it’s proving controversial with some users.

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May 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


Interesting times for Shazam, which has been regularly tipped for an IPO at some point in the next couple of years. Major labels have clearly been listening: all three have just taken small stakes in Shazam. The...

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May 7th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Lead: summers for the music industry have traditionally meant festivals, but this year's "summer of sport" spells out huge opportunities for music to get involved – and all beyond the standard tie-in...

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April 30th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Our cover feature picks apart just how data from Shazam, Twitter and Spotify is being used in the spotting, signing, developing and marketing of acts. The music industry has been getting excited about...

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