LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shazam, the world’s leading mobile discovery company, today announced that Spotify, the popular music service, will be integrated across the full range of Shazam’s free and premium Apps for iPhone, iPod touch and Android. As a result, Shazamers will be able to access Spotify directly through a new ‘Play in Spotify’ feature, which will take them directly to Spotify where they can immediately begin listening to the full track that they either tagged or discovered within Shazam from recommendations or the Shazam charts.
The new capability will allow users of Shazam and Spotify full playback of tracks via a fully-integrated experience on both the free and premium Shazam Encore Apps on Android and Apple’s iOS – including (SHAZAM) RED. ‘Play in Spotify’ integrates with the Spotify Premium App in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Spain and the Netherlands.
“Integrating Spotify into Shazam’s applications combines music discovery with one of the world’s most popular music streaming services, providing a seamless experience for music fans at the point of inspiration in any location,” says Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam. “Spotify is delivering an innovative, high quality experience to music lovers and we’re excited to bring the Spotify service to Shazam.”
"Shazam is a very innovative company in the mobile space, having achieved a massive following around the world and we're excited about the potential of this partnership for new music discovery through Spotify," says Daniel Ek, CEO, Spotify. "Now if you hear a great new track you can identify it, listen to it instantly in its entirety and easily add it to your music collection. That's pretty powerful stuff."
As of today, users of premium Apps Shazam Encore and (SHAZAM) RED will be able to combine their ability to access unlimited tagging with the new ‘Play in Spotify’ feature for an unparalleled and unrestricted mobile music discovery and streaming service.
The Shazam free App, available with five tags per month, will include the same feature later in Q1. The service combines Shazam’s database of more than 10 million tracks, which powers music identification and song and artist recommendations, with Spotify Premium’s mobile App on the iPhone, iPod touch and Android-powered phones, which offers instant access to millions of tracks and playlists.
Spotify is an award-winning music service offering a legal and superior quality alternative to music piracy. Spotify provides instant access to whatever music you want, whenever and wherever you want it, through a simple, clean and quick to use platform via an ad-supported, free-to-the-user service and a paid subscription service. With access to millions of songs through your computer, on your mobile and beyond, Spotify makes it easier than ever to play and share music legally. www.spotify.com
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Shazam® is the world’s leading mobile discovery application - enabling consumers to experience and share content with others across mobile devices and the Internet. Launching eight years ago as the first mobile-specific service to help people discover new music, Shazam has now expanded beyond its music roots to enable viewers to interact with broadcast media and brands, via its Shazam Audio Recognition Advertising (SARA) initiative.
Headquartered in London, UK, Shazam’s services enhance the content discovery strategies of carriers - including AT&T, T-Mobile and Vodafone; broadcasters – including NBC Universal and Fox Broadcasting Company and brands – including Levi’s Dockers and Universal Music.
Shazam is available across multiple platforms such as iPhone, Android, Symbian, Brew, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Java and can be found in more than 200 countries in over 30 languages.
The Shazam Tag Chart, generated by the company’s mobile music recognition service, is constantly referenced by the music industry as a true indicator of market interest in pre-release material and a monitor of the hit potential of a track or artist.
The quality of Shazam’s service has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Mobile Entertainment Award for Best Music Service Provider and Mobile Marketing Association Award for its SARA initiative with Levi’s. Its entrepreneurial drive and business success have Shazam was recently recognised as the Best Management Team by the Sunday Times in its Tech Track 100 awards 2010, ranked as the top company in The Guardian’s Tech Media Invest Top 100 2010 and Silicon Valley networking and media group AlwaysOn’s 100 Top Private Companies. The company has offices in London, Palo Alto, New York and Seoul.
Since launch, Shazam has attracted funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Acacia Capital and DN Capital.
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