Siri, Meet Shazam

It’s finally here! Today Apple officially rolls out iOS 8, and with it comes an even easier way to explore and connect with the world around you.

Ask Siri to Shazam a song by saying phrases such as, “What’s this song,” “Shazam this song” or “Name that tune” and within seconds you can tap through to Shazam to discover the artist, track, album, videos and more. You’ll also be able to purchase the song immediately from the iTunes Store or Siri can add the song to your Wish List so you can grab it later.

Shazam is thrilled to be one of only a handful of apps tapped for Siri integration. This new feature instantly gives iOS 8 users access to tens of millions of songs in seconds by asking Siri.

To take advantage of this new Shazam feature, simply download iOS 8 along with the latest version of Shazam and you are ready to roll. For frequently asked questions, visit our Shazam Support site.

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It’s Play Time.

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Shazam just got sweeter with Google Play. Now when you Shazam a track on your mobile Android device, you can buy it instantly on Google Play with just a tap. Want to go beyond the preview? Stream more than 25 million songs with a Google Play Music All Access subscription. No worries if you don’t have a subscription yet – you can start a free 30-day trial with All Access today. Look for the new Google Play button now at the top of the drop down menu in Shazam for Android, with the iOS update coming soon.

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Fashion Rocks

FashionRocksBlogWe agree, Fashion Rocks. Get ready to Shazam Fashion Rocks LIVE on Tuesday, September 9th at 9/8c on CBS and dive into the collision of fashion, music, and beauty. You’ll get to:

  • Access music from all the performers including Usher, KISS, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, and tons more. See the LIST
  • Go behind the scenes with a backstage live stream
  • Tap into Fashion Rocks with Macy’s and Shazam to shop the fall’s coolest trends
  • See the road to Fashion Rocks with Mazda’s artist spotlight featuring Nico & Vinz, Afrojack, and Duran Duran
  • Find out how to #RockTheLook with Maybelline & Garnier tutorials for 5 iconic fashion looks
  • Shazam Duran Duran’s performance for a special treat


Get Shazam handy when the show starts on Tuesday 9/9, because… #FashionRocks.

 

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Stand Up to Cancer with Shazam

Tonight Shazam is joining music and Hollywood’s finest in the fight to end cancer, and we need your help! 550x430 Tune in at 8/7c to the live broadcast of Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), an event that brings dozens of stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and more together with performing artists including Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Dave Mathews Band to raise awareness and support for SU2C’s groundbreaking research. These efforts can can provide patients with new therapies to save lives now. Be sure to Shazam during the show to donate to the cause with just a tap! Watch the one-hour broadcast tonight on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, along with ABC Family, American Forces Network, AXS TV, Bravo, Cooking Channel, Discovery Fit & Health, E!, Encore, Encore Espanol, EPIX, ESPNEWS, FOX Sports 2, FXM, HBO, HBO Latino, ION Television, LMN, Logo TV, MLB Network, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, Palladia, Pivot, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, Starz, TNT and VH1. The show will also stream live on Hulu and Yahoo. Find out more about the #SU2C live event here: facebook.com/su2c | Instagram:@SU2C | Twitter:@SU2C

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Shazam Your Way to the Sold Out iHeartRadio Music Festival

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We’ve teamed up with iHeartRadio to give away an insane trip to the sold out iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on September 19th and 20th. Shazam ANY song from the artists below between now and September 12th and enter to win the chance to see them, plus Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and basically anyone else you could dream of. You’ll snag 2 tickets for both days in the main festival stage and the village stage, airfare, hotel, and ground transportation. US only.

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So get to Shazam ASAP, and when you see this – click it to win it.

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Demi Lovato Wants to Dedicate a Song to You! #ShazamDemi

After helping Demi Lovato plan out her European Tour, we’re excited to announce that we’re partnering up again to give US #Lovatics the prize of a lifetime.

“We did a promotion with Shazam earlier this year in Europe and I was blown away by the results. They were able to show me how many fans in Istanbul were tagging my last single, and now we are actually playing a show there in November. That was such a cool way to use their technology and I am so excited to be doing something new with Shazam for my Lovatics.” – Demi Lovato. In Europe, Demi is set to visit places like Antwerp and Birmingham, cities she may have skipped on tour but the number of Shazams for “Neon Lights” let her fans do the tour planning. See more about her European tour here.

So now, listen up because a fan from each of Demi’s 23 U.S. tour stops will win two tickets to her show, but that’s just the beginning. The winner will also get to pick a song for Demi to sing on stage with a personal dedication from the multiplatinum recording artist herself.

To be automatically entered to the show nearest you, just Shazam Demi’s hit single “Really Don’t Care” five times.

The promotion ends September 1, so #ShazamDemi today! Find the complete rules and regulations here and see Demi’s full U.S. tour below:

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September 6 Baltimore Arena Baltimore, MD
September 7 Times Union Center New York, NY
September 9 Petersen Events Center Pittsburgh, PA
September 12 PNC Arena Raleigh, NC
September 14 American Airlines Arena Miami, FL
September 15 Amway Center Orlando, FL
September 17 Lakefront Arena New Orleans, LA
September 19 AT&T Center San Antonio, TX
September 21 BOK Center Tulsa, OK
September 23 Sprint Center St. Louis, MO
September 25 Pepsi Center Denver, CO
September 27 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
September 28 Viejas Areana San Diego, CA
October 2 Comcast Arena Seattle, WA
October 10 Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, SD
October 11 iWireless Center Moline, IL
October 14 United Center Chicago, IL
October 15 KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY
October 17 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
October 22 Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, NH
October 24 GIANT Center Hershey, PA
October 25 Prudential Center Newark, NJ
October 27 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY

Kiesza- #FeaturedByShazam

Well, this just got interesting. Introducing Kiesza – a Canadian, former Navy recruit trained to break codes, now breaking dance floors with her disco-pop infused tracks that have been tearing up the Shazam charts. With a powerhouse voice on hits like ‘Hideaway’, she’s currently one of the most Shazamed artists in the world – and we’re proud to show her off as our next #FeaturedByShazam artist. Watch these heartbreaking renditions of her famous songs:

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Hideaway:

#FeaturedByShazam delivers access to the hottest bands, happening right now. It’s an exclusive showcase of the acts that have been climbing their way up the Shazam charts across the globe and are getting ready to break, big time. These are the artists you need to know, brought to you by your favorite app @Shazam.

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What’s new, what’s now, what’s next. All in one place.

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Shazam and Beats Music have joined forces to make exploring the music you love better than ever. Now when you Shazam a track, you can fully immerse yourself in music that’s curated and personalized for you. Dive deep into the Beats Music app to access over 20 million tracks, follow your favorite bands, experts and friends, and be amazed at how truly awesome it is to always enjoy the right music at the right time.

Not a Beats Music subscriber? No problem.

Shazam will take you there, so you can sign up for a highly personalized and expertly curated streaming experience that, when combined with the best technology, recommends the right song, at the right time, just for you.

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Teen Choice Awards

Your choice. Your voice.

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The Teen Choice Awards are BACK this year, live on FOX Sunday August 10 at 8/7c. Shazam has teamed up with Teen Choice to give you the ultimate awards experience. Shazam along the way and uncover all kinds of cool info about your favorite musical guests, including acoustic sessions, tour info, their essential tunes, music videos and more. Plus, follow along with the music award categories and see who you voted to take home this year’s coveted surfboard.

With Shazamable performances from Jason Derulo, Magic!, Demi Lovato, Rita Ora, and Rixton – you won’t want to miss a moment.

See you there!

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Important News About (SHAZAM)RED

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Thanks to everyone who has purchased the (SHAZAM)RED app, we have successfully raised over $500K in the fight against HIV/AIDS, which can provide over 1.25 million days of life-saving medication.

Shazam’s partnership with (RED) will continue in new ways, however, the (SHAZAM)RED app will not be supported after August 7.

Users of the (SHAZAM)RED app can continue to enjoy the latest features and updates by migrating to our main Shazam app – find out more here. You will get the same ad-free experience and will keep your Shazam Tags.

You can migrate from late Thursday August 7th. Here’s how:

  1. Ensure you have the latest version of (SHAZAM)RED app
  2. Download and open the main Shazam app
  3. Tap on “Transfer” to move your Shazam Tags
  4. Tap on “Upgrade” to remove adverts

To find out more about how you can help fight HIV/AIDS with (RED), head to www.red.org.  Thank you for your support.

The Shazam Team