Algoriddim announced today that it has integrated ShazamKit with djay, its Apple Design Award-winning DJing platform. The universal app is one of the first applications to harness the capabilities of Shazam’s audio recognition, available on iOS 15.
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Shazam, which is owned by Apple, was fully integrated into the iPhone and iPad last year with iOS 14.2, which introduced a new toggle to identify songs right from the Control Center. Now with iOS 14.6, Apple has expanded that integration and turned it into an App Clip packed with information about the song.
Shazam Stories February 7
Alongside Super Bowl LV this evening, Apple is teaming up with country music artist Dolly Parton to offer 5 free months of Apple Music to new subscribers. In addition to the new promotion, you can also use Shazam to identify a Dolly Parton song during the Super Bowl to unlock a special surprise…
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Apple uses Shazam data to predict hot artists for 2021
Apple is using Shazam data to predict hot artists for 2021 – those who are not yet big names but have been Shazammed by lots of people lately.
It has been speculated that being able to use Shazam data in this way was one of the main reasons Apple was willing to pay $400M for the app back in 2017 …
Shazam Stories December 14, 2020
Apple today overhauled the Shazam iOS app with a new look, modernizing the user interface and bringing the design language in line with recent UI updates to Apple Music.
Upon launching the app, the screen is dominated by the central Tap to Shazam button with access to recently identified music revealed by swiping up. Apple is also adding the ability to identify songs through a web browser for the first time, available in beta now at Shazam.com.
Shazam Stories November 27, 2020
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Shazam update brings Split View support to iPad along with new delete gesture
Apple has updated its Shazam music recognition app today with support for Split View multitasking on iPad. The app also gets gesture support to quickly delete songs.
Shazam Stories November 20, 2019
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Shazam iOS app updated with Dark Mode support and new multi-touch gesture for iOS 13
Shazam Stories August 20, 2019
Apple Music’s new ‘Shazam Discovery’ playlist features new songs from up-and-coming artists
Apple Music has launched a new featured playlist that leverages data from its Shazam music recognition service. “Shazam Discovery” highlights 50 “up-and-coming songs from breaking artists” and will be updated weekly.
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Shazam Stories September 6, 2018
The EU has approved Apple’s acquisition of Shazam (via Reuters), the music recognition and discovery service. Apple announced it was buying the company in December, but had to wait on EU approval which launched an anticompetitive investigation to decide whether Apple’s purchase would lock out competition and unfairly elevate Apple Music.
Shazam Stories August 22, 2018
Apple’s Shazam acquisition expected to be approved in EU after investigation
Despite announcing plans to buy Shazam last December, Apple still doesn’t own the music recognition service due to pending regulatory approval in Europe. With the deadline for an investigation into the acquisition set for September 4, Reuters is reporting that a decision in favor of Apple is likely.
Shazam Stories April 23, 2018
Apple confirmed plans to buy music tagging service Shazam back in December, but Apple’s acquisition of the London-based firm still hasn’t received EU antitrust regulatory approval yet. Apple moved to close the deal back in March when the European Commission took control of the approval process, and a decision to OK the deal or launch an in-depth investigation was promised today.
First reported by Reuters, the European Commission has formally moved to launch an ‘in-depth’ four month investigation into the proposed deal before allowing or blocking Apple’s takeover of Shazam. The EC says the risk of Apple buying Shazam is limiting choice of music streaming services…
Shazam Stories March 15, 2018
Apple yesterday sought formal approval of the deal, and the European Commission said today that it will make a decision by April 23 – though not necessarily a final one …
Shazam Stories February 15, 2018
Popular music recognition service Shazam, which Apple announced it would be acquiring back in December, has today released a new version of its iOS app. The update brings Shazam to version 11.7 and includes interface tweaks and more.
Shazam Stories January 26, 2018
There have been conflicting theories about why Apple spent a rumored $400M on acquiring Shazam. Some suggested it was nothing more than protecting Siri’s Shazam-powered music recognition. Others wondered whether it was to expose Shazam’s customer base to Apple Music. Yet others theorized it was for the data.
Now one early investor in Shazam has suggested that the combination of the latter two elements could significantly boost Apple Music subscriptions …
Shazam Stories January 3, 2018