Shazam has identified over 50 billion songs

In 2002, when we wanted to identify the name of a song and its artist to be heard on the radio for example, we had to call a number and Shazam would send an SMS with information about the song! Since then, a lot of water has flowed under the bridges for the music recognition service, which adapted for iOS in early 2008, making it popular very quickly.

Apple was not insensitive to this success, as the manufacturer acquired Shazam in 2018 for an amount that remained a secret but would turn out to be around $400 million. According to a press release from Apple, the application now has 200 million users per month and has reached a new milestone: Each month, it identifies over a billion songs.

The first piece was “Shazam” jeepster group T. rex, and 50 billionth in Mandarin there is a song called Unframed Love (Unplugged Version) by singer Evangeline. Currently the most searched song on the app dancing monkey By Australian band Tones and I. Since its launch in 2002, the service has identified over 50 billion songs!

Since its acquisition by Apple, Shazam has become more and more deeply integrated into the maker’s ecosystem. For example, there is a button song recognition Available directly in the iOS Device Control Center. Shazam is also integrated with Siri. Since last year, Shazam can be used directly from the web, and a new API, ShazamKit, allows third-party applications to integrate the service technology, including Android.

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Prone to fits of apathy. Music specialist. Extreme food enthusiast. Amateur problem solver.

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