Apple-owned Shazam crosses one billion song recognitions per month

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in General Discussion edited June 18
Apple says Shazam is one of the most popular music apps globally and has crossed one billion song recognitions in a single month.

Shazam is used to recognize over 1 billion songs per month
Shazam is used to recognize over 1 billion songs per month


Apple acquired Shazam in 2018 for $400 million and has slowly integrated it across its ecosystem. Users can use Shazam via Siri or the Control Center to find out what music is playing nearby.

"Shazam is synonymous with magic, both for the fans getting a song recognition almost instantly, and for the artists being discovered," Apple's vice president of Apple Music and Beats Oliver Schusser said in a statement. "Today's milestones show not only people's love for Shazam, but also the ever-growing appetite for music discovery around the world."

Shazam's music recognition generates a digital signature of the the user's recording, which it then matches to it's logged songs. Shazam has a vast catalog of tagged music to match signatures, spanning nearly all of Apple's available library.

The growth of Shazam isn't surprising since Apple has promoted the feature as a part of Apple Music and gave it a dedicated button in Control Center. The Shazam app is available still on both iOS and Android.

Apple also announced an API for the sound recognition algorithm is coming to developers later in 2021. Using the API, called ShazamKit, developers can make their apps react to custom sound signatures.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    BeatsBeats Posts: 2,531member
    Great acquisition but Apple’s push has been underwhelming. Shazam had bigger plans pre-Apple acquisition.
    byronl
  • Reply 2 of 7
    baconstangbaconstang Posts: 783member
    Impressive, considering how similar music sounds today.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 7
    byronlbyronl Posts: 153member
    Beats said:
    Great acquisition but Apple’s push has been underwhelming. Shazam had bigger plans pre-Apple acquisition.
    yup. sad they cancelled their AR stuff. they had a nice relationship with product manufacturers apple could utilize for their AR future.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 7
    nicholfdnicholfd Posts: 622member
    byronl said:
    Beats said:
    Great acquisition but Apple’s push has been underwhelming. Shazam had bigger plans pre-Apple acquisition.
    yup. sad they cancelled their AR stuff. they had a nice relationship with product manufacturers apple could utilize for their AR future.
    Where did you get that Apple canceled their AR stuff?
    fastasleepwatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 7
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 5,690member
    Beats said:
    Great acquisition but Apple’s push has been underwhelming. Shazam had bigger plans pre-Apple acquisition.
    You have no idea what's going on with Apple's Shazam tech behind the scenes. You honestly think Apple threw out all of the visual recognition and AR tech that Shazam was working on when they acquired it? Because, I dunno, that seems like it'd be a really stupid decision given Apple's clear interest in exactly those things.

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/09/25/why-did-apple-spend-400m-to-acquire-shazam

    Also, they literally just released ShazamKit which goes beyond music recognition 
    https://developer.apple.com/shazamkit/
    https://developers.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2021/10044/

    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 7
    crossladcrosslad Posts: 524member
    I have tried this several times since I added to my control centre. Works great and the real time lyrics are very accurate in my experience. 
    edited June 19 byronlwatto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 7
    byronlbyronl Posts: 153member
    nicholfd said:
    byronl said:
    Beats said:
    Great acquisition but Apple’s push has been underwhelming. Shazam had bigger plans pre-Apple acquisition.
    yup. sad they cancelled their AR stuff. they had a nice relationship with product manufacturers apple could utilize for their AR future.
    Where did you get that Apple canceled their AR stuff?
    noo, shazam canceled their AR stuff after the apple acquisition. not talking about apple’s ar 
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