Shazam surpasses one billion Shazams per month
Music recognition app Shazam has reached a major milestone, announcing that the platform now caters for over a billion Shazams by users around the world every month.
The application, which was acquired by Apple in 2018 for $400 million, is now one of the world’s most popular and highly-rated music apps, garnering over 50 billion tags since its inception.
First developed as a text message-based service in 2002, the platform experienced a bout of exponential growth in 2008 when it was launched on the Apple App Store, utilising algorithmic technology to monitor audio and match it with a song from its digital database.
Shazam has also revealed that Tones & I’s song ‘Dance Monkey’ is still the app’s most Shazamed track of all time, with a previous report revealing that the song has achieved 36.6 million Shazams as of November 2020.
Celebrating the app’s milestone, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats, Oliver Schusser, highlighted the platform’s undeniable role as a modern music discovery tool.
“Shazam is synonymous with magic, both for the fans getting a song recognition almost instantly, and for the artists being discovered,” Schusser said.
“With one 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.”