News December 1, 2020

Shazam offers Australians five-month Apple Music subscription for free

Shazam offers Australians five-month Apple Music subscription for free

Apple Music is offering a free five-month subscription for new Australian users of the tech giant’s Shazam music identification app.

The holiday special, which runs until January 17, 2021, was quietly unveiled in an update to Shazam’s App Store listing. Apple Music usually offers a three-month free trial.

Users download Shazam on their iPhone or iPad and identify any song by tapping the Shazam icon within the app. A conditional link then appears and directs users to the music streaming service.

Apple purchased UK company Shazam in 2017 for a rumoured US$400 million, and has been integrated with Siri and the iOS Control Center which allows users to discover the name of a song and the artist with just a tap. Shazam data is integrated into Apple Music for Artists to provide more data and analytics for musicians.

The Shazam Discovery Top 50 reflects the latest new acts trending on the app.

Last October, TMN reported that Shazam now has 478 million users worldwide as revealed in its financial posting, a jump from 400 million the year before. Shazam counts more than 20 million Shazams per day and over 1 billion downloads of the app across the world.

Last month, Shazam revealed its 100 most Shazamed tracks ever globally. Topping the list was Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ with 36.6 million Shazams since its international release in May 2019. It was followed by French folk/pop duo Lilly Wood & The Prick’s ‘Prayer In C’ (Robin Schulz remix) and Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ rounding out the top three.

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