Shazam Launch Shazam Encore iPhone App for Music Charts, Recommendations and Car Mode

shazam logoYesterday Shazam announced a new iPhone application called Shazam Encore. Shazam Encore is a premium version of the company’s existing iPhone app.

New features include:

  • Quicker tagging
  • Music recommendations
  • Charts
  • Car mode to automatically tag tracks that are playing on your radio.

The Encore version costs a one-off download fee of £2.99 / $4.99, although Shazam says it will continue to support the free version too – albeit limiting new users of that to five tags a month in an effort to persuade them to upgrade. That free version is one of the most popular music applications in the iTunes store which has 10 million downloads so far.

“We have listened to our iPhone and iPod touch users and have created a new app which answers their requests to take them on an enhanced music journey that will change the way music lovers experience and learn about music,” says CEO Andrew Fisher.

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