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
Sandbox Issue 195: Tools’ Gold
Lead: New year, new start. Setting out our stall for 2018, we go through the essential marketing tools that we expect to see being used in more (and more creative) ways this year. From Facebook Frame Studio to Tunespeak –...
January 10, 2018
Shazam to spotlight emerging artists in ‘Next To Know’
Every music-streaming service has their initiative to highlight emerging artists, and now Shazam wants in on the talent-spotting fun. It’s launching a programme called ‘Next to Know’ which will choose four artists...
December 21, 2017
Google Assistant gets its own Shazam-style music ID feature
Google really does mean business in 2017 when it comes to parking its tanks on Shazam’s lawn. The company’s recently-unveiled Pixel 2 smartphones include a feature to automatically identify music that’s playing around...
November 7, 2017
Google takes on Shazam with ‘Now Playing’ smartphone feature
Last night’s Google press event also saw the unveiling of the company’s new own-brand Pixel 2 Android smartphones, complete with a feature that treads firmly on Shazam’s toes by identifying music that’s currently...
October 5, 2017