Lil Wayne is the latest Shazam Golden Ticket
Shazam and Vevo are both involved in Lil Wayne's newest digital marketing campaign. The rapper's video for 'How To Love' premieres on Vevo this week, and will be taggable using Shazam's mobile apps - promoted with a Shazam...
August 26, 2011
SoundHound goes toe to toe with Shazam through LiveLyrics feature
Both companies have other fish to fry, but Shazam and SoundHound continue to be fierce rivals in the music discovery space. Shazam added real-time lyrics to its app earlier this year, but now SoundHound is following suit...
July 21, 2011
Shazam runs promotions for Cher Lloyd and Ke$ha
Take That were the first artist to run a 'Golden Ticket' campaign on discovery service Shazam, but now X Factor starlet Cher Lloyd is following in their footsteps. Fans are being encouraged to tag her debut single Swagger...
July 20, 2011
Shazam’s Android app gets music previews
Mobile discovery firm Shazam has announced an update for its Android app, which lets people listen to 30-second clips of the songs that they have tagged, as well as those tagged by friends or featured in Shazam's charts....
June 30, 2011
Kleiner Perkins expects $250m of mobile revenues from its 25 iFund startups
Last week, we reported on US VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers chipping in to a new funding round for Shazam. The latter is one of KPCB's iFund investments - a fund devoted to mobile startups. Now the company has given...
June 27, 2011
Nearly $400m invested in music startups already this year
Digital Music News has been aggregating the various funding announcements for music-related startups in 2011, and comes up with a big number - $395.6 million - of total investment. Naturally, some of those funding rounds...
June 27, 2011
Music Ally Report : There’s more to Europe than Spotify
- There's more to Europe than Spotify - Identification parade - Animated Collective - Country Profile: Indonesia - Comment: Songkick's Ian Hogarth
June 23, 2011
Shazam raises $32m in new funding round
Mobile discovery service Shazam is about to sign up its 150 millionth user, and is currently adding new users at a rate of 1.2 million a week. Yesterday, the company announced a big new funding round: $32 million from US...
June 23, 2011
Yahoo launches Android MP3 player app
Android has a new music app today: Play by Yahoo Music. Available initially in the US, it lets users play their MP3 collections, but also includes Shazam-style music recognition, which Yahoo says uses 'proprietary audio fingerprinting...
June 17, 2011
Shazam acquires Tunezee tech for new lyrics feature
Shazam has announced the acquisition of technology from US startup Tunezee, which is being used for a new feature in its apps called LyricPlay. The idea: when people tag a song...
June 16, 2011
Microsoft set to launch Shazam-style Bing Audio service
Microsoft has been talking on a developer podcast about some new features coming to its Windows Phone OS later this year, and they include an intriguing new music service...
May 9, 2011