News Pop / Rock 30/06/2015

For The First Time, See What Artists Are Discovering In Shazam

For The First Time, See What Artists Are Discovering In Shazam
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Starting today, fans can share in the thrill of music discovery with artists they love. Shazam users can now follow top artists like Pitbull, Calvin Harris, Meghan Trainor, Avicii, Jason Derulo, Coldplay and others to see what they're Shazaming. This gives fans a unique view into the moments when the world's biggest hit-makers discover music that inspires them.

"Our users Shazam over 20 million times each day to discover the music playing around them," said Rich Riley, Chief Executive Officer at Shazam. "Now, those Shazams transform into an ongoing relationship with artists, giving users a truly unique place to get great music content."

"The biggest artists in the world are also the biggest fans. They use Shazam every day to explore new music, and for the first time ever, their fans can share in those moments as they happen," said Daniel Danker, Chief Product Officer at Shazam.

New discoveries from artists that users have Shazamed appear automatically in Shazam. As users browse through new artists, they can follow them with the touch of a button to see what those artists are Shazaming. Fans will also be kept up-to-date about new singles, albums, and videos from the artists they follow. And with the launch of Apple Music, fans can listen to the songs artists Shazam by tapping on the new "Listen on Apple Music" button.

As part of today's announcement, these artists will be the first to let fans in on their discoveries; together they already have over 600 million Shazam followers. Shortly after launch, Shazam will welcome hundreds of additional artists from around the world to share their favorite tracks with fans.

Pitbull - 44.7m Followers
Calvin Harris - 42.0m Followers
Avicii - 41.4m Followers
Maroon 5 - 30.2m Followers
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - 29.4m Followers
Jason Derulo - 28.7m Followers
OneRepublic - 27.7m Followers
Wiz Khalifa - 27.1m Followers
Imagine Dragons - 25.3m Followers
Coldplay - 22.9m Followers
Usher - 20.9m Followers
Robin Thicke - 20.1m Followers
Enrique Iglesias - 20m Followers
Clean Bandit - 18.6m Followers
One Direction - 17.6m Followers
Linkin Park - 14.0m Followers
Alicia Keys - 13.6m Followers
Meghan Trainor - 13.5m Followers
Tove Lo - 12.4m Followers
Alesso - 11.8m Followers
Shakira - 11.7m Followers
Selena Gomez - 11.0m Followers
Mariah Carey - 10.3m Followers
YG - 9.8m Followers
Fall Out Boy - 8.3m Followers
Shaggy - 7.3m Followers
Pearl Jam - 6.1m Followers
Zac Brown Band - 4.2m Followers
Fifth Harmony - 3.7m Followers
Nick Jonas - 3.6m Followers
Hunter Hayes - 3.5m Followers
Adam Lambert - 3.1m Followers
"Shazam is one of my favorite ways to discover music. I'm excited for the next step in its evolution, and happy that Fort Minor and Linkin Park can play a role," said Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.

"As an artist, I'm a big fan of discovering new music and Shazam helps me keep a pulse on that. I'm stoked to be able to share what I'm into with millions of fellow music fans," said Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy.

"I absolutely love music and can't tell you how many times I find myself going down the rabbit hole of music discovery for hours. I'm excited that Shazam now allows me to share this crazy journey with you guys," said Hunter Hayes.

Today's update includes a number of exciting changes in the Shazam app:
Personal Music Home - The Shazam home will now reveal new Shazams from artists you follow. Like what you see? Tap "Like" to give feedback directly to the artist.

Follow / Un-follow - Fans can now choose new artists to follow or artists they'd prefer to stop following by going to My Shazam.

Artist Pages - Artists now have a new home on Shazam. Each artist has a page with their Shazam discoveries, top tracks on Shazam, music videos, and more. Artist pages also reveal the number of followers each artist has.

Shazam Counts - For the very first time, Shazam is revealing the number of times each track has been Shazamed.

About Shazam:
Shazam is one of the world's most popular apps, used by more than 100 million people each month to magically connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores -- and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information, visit www.shazam.com or follow us on Twitter @shazam.



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