Apple prepares for deeper integration of Shazam in iOS
Apple has only just released the latest major update for its iPhone software, iOS 14, but it's already hard at work on forthcoming minor updates. iOS 14.2 has been released to developers, and it includes a significant...
September 18, 2020
Shazam financials reveal it added 78m users in 2018
Shazam reached 478 million annual active users in 2018, which is 78 million more than in the previous year. The company’s revenues fell by 23% to £31.4m last year, but it swung from a loss of £17.7m in 2017 to a profit...
October 9, 2019
Apple Music’s Shazam Discovery Top 50 chart focuses on emerging artists
Apple Music is getting a new weekly chart, driven by data from Shazam, the music-identification app that Apple acquired in September 2018. The chart is called Shazam Discovery Top 50, and is a global chart ranking 50 "up-and-coming...
August 20, 2019
Love Island was a big hit for music with more than 1m Shazams
A big chunk of the UK’s telly viewers have been engrossed by the daily ins and outs (literally) of ITV show Love Island. Apple’s Shazam has put out some stats this morning showing the impact on music discovery. Songs...
July 31, 2019
Apple Music used Shazam for extended-trial Grammys promotion
We’re getting a sense of how music-identification app Shazam, acquired by Apple in September 2018, will be used by the company to promote Apple Music. Last night, anyone tagging a track during the Grammys ceremony unlocked...
February 11, 2019
Anghami adds music-recognition feature with ACRCloud
Spotify and Deezer may have ambitions to take a chunk out of its audience in the Middle East and North Africa, but local service Anghami remains the dominant audio-streaming player in the region for now, with more than 70...
November 21, 2018
Shazam financials show revenue growth flattened in 2017 ahead of Apple acquisition
Apple completed its acquisition of music-identification app Shazam this week, but now the latter company has published its latest (and likely final) set of public financial results, via the UK’s Companies House. They...
September 26, 2018
Apple to take Shazam ad-free after completing app acquisition
Shortly after receiving approval of the deal from the European Commission, Apple has completed its acquisition of music-recognition app Shazam. Its first move: to announce that the app will “soon offer its experience...
September 25, 2018
European Commission clears Apple’s acquisition of Shazam
This was rumoured last month, but now the European Commission has confirmed its approval of Apple’s acquisition of music-identification firm Shazam, on the grounds that it won’t have any negative effects on competition.
September 7, 2018
Apple expected to gain EC approval of its Shazam acquisition
Apple announced that it was buying music-recognition app Shazam in December 2017, but by April 2018 the deal was still on ice after the European Commission launched an investigation into the proposed acquisition.
August 23, 2018
WhoSampled adds Shazam-style music recognition features
WhoSampled has long been one of our favourite apps and websites for going down the rabbit-hole of music-sampling: tracing sounds back from current-day tracks to the original sources. Now its app has a new feature that puts...
June 29, 2018
European Commission to assess Apple’s Shazam acquisition
Apple announced plans to acquire music-recognition firm Shazam in December 2017, but European regulators may yet throw a spoke in the works of the deal. “The European Commission has accepted a request from Austria, France,...
February 7, 2018