July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

You stand around for ages waiting for a new music identification app and then two come along at once… Yesterday we reported that Facebook is baking its own music and TV tagging software into its updated...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

This week’s Sandbox report was published last night: check your inbox for the link to read it. Its lead feature looks at Shazam, and how it’s become much more than just a way of identifying...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

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. TechCrunch...

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July 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Historically, Shazam built its music business on identifying songs then pointing people to digital music stores to buy them. Over the last couple of years, though, its app has adapted to the world of...

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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

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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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