Shazam today introduced its new Shazam Encore app to the App Store, offering many new features at a one-off cost of £2.99/ €3.99/$4.99. The company’s existing free app – of which over 10 million copies have been downloaded thus far – will also remain available, the company said.
“Since our launch on the App Store, Shazam has achieved a huge following with iPhone and iPod touch users and is now one of the most popular music apps in the world,” said Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam. “We have listened to our iPhone and iPod touch users and have created a new app which answers their requests to take them on an enhanced music journey that will change the way music lovers experience and learn about music.”
Shazam Encore is filled with new functionality, including:
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.
Exciting music discovery service Pandora has confirmed two million iPhone users have downloaded and installed its application to date.
“We’re hearing all sorts of wonderful feedback from listeners who are using it on their commute, jogging with it, plugging it into home audio systems…you name it. And as usual, offering all sorts of great feedback and suggestions. It’s thrilling for us to see the broader vision for Pandora take shape. Our hearty thanks for your continued support and input,” wrote Pandora founder, Tim Westergren.
“It also makes us very happy to know that the 60,000+ artists in our collection are now getting played on car radios all across the country,” he added. “Times they are a changin'”.
Shazam has reached yet another deal with a mobile phone company, this time introducing its music discovery solutions to Vodafone Germany customers.
The new deal – announced at 2pm (UK time) at Popkomm, Berlin, Germany – means Shazam is expanding its partnership with Vodafone Germany, which will now offer Shazam’s innovative music discovery application alongside the already popular service.
The new application, MusicFinder with Shazam, allows users to capture music instantly on their handsets, share their new discoveries with friends, and purchase music products through the Vodafone Music Store.
Vodafone Germany customers will be able to download the MusicFinder application direct to their handset from the Vodafone Live! Portal and get a 30 day free trial after which they can subscribe to get unlimited usage for just €2.99 per month. Customers can use the MusicFinder with Shazam application as well as the IVR service for just 49 euro cents per use. Continue reading
Innovative music discovery service, Shazam, has issued a release claiming over 20 million customers have used it to identify over 100 million tracks.
The company says “millions of tracks” are now being tagged every week anticipates crossing the 200 million track milestone soon, and that its service will be available on 250 million handsets by the end of 2009.
Shazam launched six years ago as a mobile-specific discovery service which then turned into a client app for mobile phones. Users of the service can identify tracks, share them and buy them.