Shazam celebrates 20th birthday with 70bn milestone
Its parent company since 2018, Apple, is celebrating the anniversary with a big new stat: 70bn song recognitions.
August 22, 2022
Apple Music talks Africa growth for DJ mixes and Shazam IDs
Apple has been growing its music business in Africa for some time now, from Apple Music and Shazam to its Platoon artist-development team.
August 18, 2022
Apple Music gets BTS Radio as Shazam tests Apple Maps guides
K-Pop stars BTS are turning their hands to radio presenting, with a three-part show that will be exclusive to Apple Music.
May 30, 2022
Spending on music and audio apps grew to $1.95bn in 2021
There are also some interesting quarterly charts of the top music and audio apps ranked by downloads.
April 6, 2022
Shazam taps Bandsintown data for concert discovery features
Apple's Shazam app has long been used to discover music, but now it wants to help people discover concerts too.
March 23, 2022
Shazam has now tagged 1bn+ songs from the iOS Control Center
It’s a quirk of Apple’s music business that the company has announced more public stats for its Shazam music-recognition subsidiary in the last year than it has for its flagship streaming service. Last November, Shazam...
September 14, 2021
Shazam users are now tagging more than 1bn tracks every month
Apple-owned Shazam has hit some new milestones: more than 1bn tracks are being tagged a month using the app now, taking it past the 50bn mark since its original launch in 2002. More than 51m songs have been tagged overall....
June 18, 2021
Apple is turning Shazam into an API for other apps
Apple completed its acquisition of music identification app Shazam in September 2018, and under its ownership the app grew to 200 million monthly active users by November 2020. Now Apple is hoping Shazam will be powering...
June 9, 2021
Shazam and Apple Music offer their artist tips for 2021
Is it just us or has there been less publicity around ‘artist tips for 2021’ than in previous years, in terms of industry polls and streaming promotions? Shazam has made its predictions though, and is using sister...
January 15, 2021
Apple Music offers five-month trial to Shazam users
Shazam hasn’t just been a good source of data for Apple since it acquired the music recognition app: it’s a handy marketing tool too. As witnessed by the Apple Music end-of-year promotion that’s been launched...
November 30, 2020
Shazam reveals that it now has 200m monthly active users
The last time we had a figure for how many users Apple’s music-identification app Shazam had, it was 478 million annual active users in 2018. It’s not the most satisfying of metrics for gauging an app’s...
November 18, 2020
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