Shazam joins Nokia’s Apple-competing Ovi store

shazamAs the march of the Apple-inspired App Store trend continues, Shazam has introduced a version of its mobile music application for download inside Nokia’s new OVI Store.

The application lets users discover music on Nokia handsets and online. “Shazam has been selected as a strategic partner in the music apps category of Nokia’s new mobile storefront,” the companies said.

Shazam enables users to identify music from a database of over eight million tracks simply by holding their mobile towards a song for just a few seconds as it’s playing and then returns information about the track, artists and album.
“Having already established the vast popularity of our application amongst music lovers worldwide, Shazam is excited to be able to offer the magic of music discovery to customers of the most established handset manufacturer in the world” said Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam.

“Having Shazam on the Nokia OVI Store enables end users to take music discovery to the next level and combine this with their Nokia Comes with Music package.
Users may download Shazam’s mobile music discovery application for a one-off payment of €5 for the life of the Nokia handset.
Shazam’s S60 v5 and S60 3.1 & 3.2 (within two weeks of launch) applications will initially be available to Nokia Ovi Store customers in the UK, US, Australia and Singapore with roll-out in other Western European nations to follow in September 2009.

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