Get Shazam Fired Up for the AMAs

The American Music Awards are LIVE this Sunday at 8/7c on ABC, hosted by Mr Worldwide himself, the one and only Pitbull. For this awards show, YOU decide the winners – which will be chosen based on your votes! The stellar lineup of performers include: 5 Seconds of Summer. Ariana Grande, Charli XCX. Fergie, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Mary J Blige, One Direction, Pitbull, Sam Smith, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Jennifer Lopez and many more.


Tap into the AMAs with all the music from the show, essential tracks, and videos from the performers. Follow the show with a live timeline of awards, live music and exclusives. Get Shazam fired up because we’re unlocking never before seen content from some of your favorite artists. Shazam the show anytime to:

  • Enter for a chance to see One Direction on a stage near you

  • Win a customized, signed album display from Lorde

  • Be the first to hear NEW tracks from Pitbull and Selena Gomez

  • Take home a piece of Fergie’s ‘L.A. Love’ video

  • Find out the inspiration behind Taylor Swift’s smash ’1989′ album

  • Win a piece of Imagine Dragons history with one of five signed posters

  • Go behind the scenes with 5 Seconds of Summer with a never before seen video from their tour

Tune in Sunday at 8/7c on ABC! Follow @Shazam for live updates, we’ll see you there.

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Lights, Camera, Shazam: Enter to Win Movies for Life When You Shazam in Theaters!

Next time you head to the movies, grab your popcorn and get to your seat early because you can Shazam for a chance to win movies for life!


Starting today, as you kick back and wait for the trailers to roll and the movie to begin, you can Shazam NCM’s  FirstLook cinema pre-show, which runs in thousands of theaters nationwide. With one tap, you’ll be able to discover exclusive extras, like behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, inside info on artists and celebs, special offers and more!

To celebrate, now through December 4, Shazam and NCM are giving you the chance to win movies for life! Maria Menounos of AfterBuzz TV is making a special appearance on FirstLook all this month, and will clue you in on when to Shazam for a chance to win a grand prize of one ticket per month for 50 years, or a second prize of a pair of movie tickets. And you can feel good when you Shazam to win because for each entry, Shazam and NCM will make a donation to the Young Storytellers Foundation, which develops literacy through the art of storytelling.

Expect to see more from Shazam in theaters soon, and enjoy the show! #ShazamAtTheMovies

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Shazam to Experience More of the 48th Annual CMA Awards


Are you ready for Country Music’s biggest night?!

Hosted for the seventh year in a row by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the 48th Annual CMA Awards are on Wednesday, November 5 at 8|7c on ABC. Shazam during the show for more music, videos and an exclusive look behind the scenes from your favorite country stars. Watch Little Big Town talk about the makings of ‘Girl Crush’, get the story behind Keith Urban’s album FUSE, fly away to see Florida Georgia Line, and learn about Dierks Bentley newest single ‘Say You Do’. Plus, make sure to catch a glimpse of Luke Bryan on tour and George Strait’s upcoming album ‘the Cowboy Rides Away’.

Tune-in to see performances by Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Meghan Trainor, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, and Kacey Musgraves. With Shazam in hand, you won’t miss a moment.

See you there!

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#FeaturedByShazam: Hozier

Introducing Andrew Hozier-Byrne, known now to the world as Hozier, as this month’s #FeaturedByShazam artist. His haunting single ‘Take Me to Church’ is the defining moment of his self-titled debut and has launched him into the stratosphere. Here’s an iconic reworking of the Irishman’s first classic, with his gospel-bluesy voice front and center:

…And discover the inspiration behind his old-soul lyrics with our intimate interview:

#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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15. Billion. Shazams.

The first Shazam happened in August 2002, long before smart phones hit the market. In the early days, users dialed 2580 on their phones, held their phones up to speakers and then got a text with the song title and artist.

A decade later, Shazam has taken that concept and evolved into a magical way to connect to the world around you. In seconds, Shazam can identify tens of millions of tracks, 160 TV channels and hundreds of TV ads, with retail and cinema environments coming soon. Shazam now also connects you to an endless amount of additional content including lyrics, videos, concert information, coupons and more. Today we’re happy to announce you’ve Shazamed to discover, explore and share the music and TV you love more than 15 billion times.

Shazam has been downloaded more than 500 million times and has more than 100 million monthly active mobile users. We’re humbled by the growing size of our community, and our team of 120 scientists and engineers are constantly finding new ways for you to connect to the world around you. In the past year alone we’ve introduced Auto Shazam so you can discover hands free and on the go, and we’ve updated our newsfeed so we can introduce you to new content we know you’ll love. We’ve also partnered with Google Play, iTunes, Beats, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer so you can listen to songs in their entirety, and we’ve launched Shazam for Mac, Shazam’s first experience beyond mobile.  And we aren’t done yet – soon Shazam will part of the experience in your favorite stores and movie theaters, with more announcements to come later in the year.

We’ve got special messages from some of our most Shazamed artists helping us to celebrate this milestone:

As we celebrate, we’d also like to hear from you and find out what your favorite #ShazamMoment is – whether it’s the first time you Shazamed a song after your best friend told you about the app, when Shazam helped you discover a new favorite artist to add to your morning run mix or when the track you love made it to the top of the Shazam charts. A #ShazamMoment is simply anytime Shazam has magically connected you to the world around you. Tell us about your best #ShazamMoment on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and be sure to use the hashtag!

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Lovatics Wanted: Help Demi Lovato Choose Her European Set List & Win Tickets #ShazamDemiEuro

After helping Demi Lovato plan out her European Tour and giving Lovatics the chance to win tickets on each US tour stop, it’s time for European Lovatics to pick a song for Demi to sing at select tour stops, and be there LIVE when she dedicates it to the lucky winners.

“We recently launched this promotion with Shazam to kick off my U.S. tour and the results have been so amazing that we are bringing it to Europe! Integrating Shazam technology with my tour dates and latest single, “Really Don’t Care,” we are able to provide a very unique experience. I am so excited to be doing something new with Shazam for my Lovatics in Europe.” – Demi Lovato

Demi had her Lovatics help plan out her European tour thanks to the number of Shazams of ‘Neon Lights’ and is set to visit locations she otherwise may have skipped. So now as she sets out kick off the tour in Europe, fans near the tour stops below will win two tickets to the show… and that’s just the beginning. Take your pick of Demi’s entire song catalogue, and she’ll sing it on stage and dedicate it YOU. Take a peek at a recent selection by Denver, Colorodo winner Olivia Estrada – this could be you!

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

The promotion ends October 13, so #ShazamDemiEuro today. Find the complete rules and regulations here and see the applicable tour dates below.

  • 11/18 – Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
  • 11/21 – Paris, FR Bercy 
  • 11/23 – Dublin, IE O2 Arena 
  • 11/25 – Glasgow, UK Hydro Arena 
  • 11/27 – Birmingham, UK NIA Arena 
  • 11/28 – London, UK O2 Arena 
  • 11/29 – Manchester, UK Phones 4U Arena

#FeaturedbyShazam: Jessie J

With her smash hit ‘Bang Bang’ with Ariana Grande AND Nicki Minaj, Jessie J has come out swinging.  We sat down with the lady of the moment and captured a stripped back version unlike anything you’ve ever heard.  Her stunning vocals showcase just why she’s #FeaturedbyShazam. #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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Have you heard ‘I Will Be There’ by Odessa Yet?

You will soon. With this striking single, Odessa has been making a splash and rapidly gaining popularity worldwide. First featured on a Subaru commercial earlier this year, this Santa Rosa native was signed to Chop Shop Records – after a representative Shazamed the track. The song’s evocative originality also impressed the one and only Queen Latifah – who Shazamed the same commercial and immediately booked Odessa to perform on her show. As if that wasn’t enough to hit the ground running, “I Will Be There” was featured on the premiere of FOX’s Red Band Society and was one of the most Shazamed tracks on TV last week!

Odessa is now wrapping up her EP and Shazam’s got the inside track on a stripped back version of the hit everyone has been talking about. Shazam “I Will Be There” or tonight’s Grey’s Anatomy premiere at 8/7c on ABC to unlock the free download, exclusive to Shazam.

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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.


It’s Play Time.


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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