Shazam Crosses 1 Billion Song Matches
If you've ever asked, "Wait-what IS this song?," there's a good chance you've used the Shazam app to get your answer. The song recognition app has officially hit a milestone, crossing 1 BILLION Shazams (or identifications) in a month. Shazam owner Apple says that the app has tagged more than 50 million songs since it launched in 2002. The most Shazam'd song of all time? "Dance Monkey" from Tones and I!
Apple Music Vice President Oliver Schusser said that Shazam helps users find great songs and helps artists get discovered:
“Shazam is synonymous with magic,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats, “both for the fans getting a song recognition almost instantly, and for the artists being discovered. With 1 billion recognitions a month, Shazam is one of the most popular music apps in the world. Today’s milestones show not only people’s love for Shazam, but also the ever-growing appetite for music discovery around the world.”