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Shazam Encore debuts on App Store

shazamShazam 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:

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Shazam comes to Nokia N97

I got a nice letter from music discovery service, Shazam’s “people” today, it seems the application is available now for Nokia’s N97 and is being made available free to use until the end of November, read on:

“We wanted to let you know that Shazam is celebrating the release of the Nokia N97 by offering its Shazam application on a free to use basis until 30th November inside the Ovi store.  The promotion will be run on a limited – first come first served – basis so you and your readers will need to be quick if they want to snag Shazam for free this summer.

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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.

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300 million iPhone App downloads – Apple

Apple has confirmed 300 million application downloads through its App Store since launch on July 11, 2008.

The five month achievement is noted within a pair of iPhone ads published Friday in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The company also confirmed that in excess of 10,000 applications are now available through the App Store.

The two ads name a range of available applications for the device, including: Facebook; Bank of America; Urbanspoon; Shazam; Asphalt 4; eBay; APMobile News; Bloomberg; Mandarin; Remote’ Sudoku; Flight Status; Loopt; Spore; QuickVoice and AIM.

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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. 

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Shazam stars in latest iPhone ad

iPhone app Shazam takes a starring role in the latest ad from Apple.

The company has been re-jigging its TV ad spots to focus now on the potential utililty of the applications now available through the App Store. In this case, it shows the use of Shazam in figuring out which songs are playing. Here’s the ad –

Shazam and Vodafone extend German deal

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

Melodis picks up $7m for hummer’s mobile app

Music recognition software company, Melodis, has raised millions in venture capital funding for development of its application.

Melodis was formed by four Stanford University technologists in a dorm room in 2005. Their first project was to build midomi, a search engine that allows people to search for music by singing or humming

We all know that these are similar features to those offered by Shazam, but this hasn’t stopped Melodis picking up $7 million in second round VC financing. And unlike Shazam, which can recognise the song when you hold your phone up to the speakers, Melodis can manage a pretty accurate guess even when you hum your chosen tune.

Melodis said their musical search app for the iPhone and iPod touch called midomi is available for free download from the iTunes App store, where it is the 95th most downloaded free app. Shazam is at 32.

Shazam service opens up mobile music

Shazam has today announced that its service  can be fully integrated with operators’ music stores to allow users to download tracks directly to their handsets, with T-Mobile the first operator to integrate Shazam with its own music store on Samsung’s new music phones.

The Shazam service is now embedded into Samsung mobiles, including the latest Beatb (model: M3510) and the Beats (model: M3200) mobiles.  The Shazam application on Samsung’s new phones allows users to seamlessly discover music simply by holding their mobiles to the tune for just a few seconds and then go on to buy identified tracks through operators’ dedicated music stores.
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