Shazam Gets a Big Upgrade and Adds Even More Features

Shazam, the music identifying-and-tagging app, has been given a big makeover which includes some brand new features.  They include


  • Fast access to lyrics as soon as a song is identified.
  • Direct access to the song’s music video (if it exists) and additional related videos.
  • Quicker access to TV shows on 160 US-based channels, including all the music used in the shows along with cast and crew.
  • Better biographies and discographies.


Shazam says they have 420 million users in 200 countries who access the service more than 80 million times a month.  They tag 10 million songs and TV shows every day–and this generates more than $300 million USD in revenue as people use this information to buy music from sites like iTunes.

More at Hypebot.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Shazam Gets a Big Upgrade and Adds Even More Features

  • February 26, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Is the $300 figure and US or Canadian dollars? And is that hundreds of thousands millions? #Shazam!

    • February 26, 2014 at 11:35 am

      $300 million. Oops. Fixed.


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