Shazam service now recognises 8 million tracks

Shazam has increased its music database from six to eight million tracks following new major partnerships and direct sourcing of new material. 

The world’s leading mobile music discovery application, this news means Shazam users can access more music than ever before in order to help them discover pre-release and specialist music.
By extending its database to include additional North American, Asian and European content, Shazam now offers the facility to recognise the widest range of music.

Will Mills, Head of Music, Shazam comments: “This increase in our database cements Shazam’s position as the leading mobile music discovery service in the world. 

“With our strong music alliances we gain access to the most relevant music well before many other music services, which ensures users can discover popular and niche music all over the globe. 
“No matter where they are, or what they’re listening to, users are taken on an unforgettable musical journey. This unequalled user experience and superior technology has made Shazam the perfect partner for mobile phone operators and handset manufacturers across the world.”
The company in October reached a deal with Vodafone Germany to offer its mobile music discovery application on handsets from that network in the country. In September, the service confirmed it had seen over 1.5 million downloads of its self-named iPhone application.

Over 20 million customers have used Shazam to identify over 100 million tracks so far, the company explained in September. The service also stars in a recent iPhone ad from Apple, which you can watch in full below:

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