News June 21, 2021

Shazam surpasses one billion Shazams per month

Shazam surpasses one billion Shazams per month

Music recognition app 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 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 ’s song ‘’ 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, , 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.”

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