Apple announced that Shazam has surpassed 200 million monthly active users worldwide. In celebration, Apple Music launched Top 100 Shazams of All Time.
In 2018, Apple acquired music recognition platform Shazam for $400m. During 2018, Shazam had 478m annual active users, up from 400m the previous year.
Since the acquisition, Apple has integrated its technology into their eco-system. As of iOS 14.2, you can now add a Shazam button to Control Center. Phrases such as “Hey Siri, what song is this?” are powered by Shazam.
Last year, Shazam launched a weekly list of the most Shazamed tracks. This week, Apple Music published the top 100 most Shazamed songs of all time in a playlist. Tones And I – Dance Monkey sits atop the list, with 36.6 million Shazams since its May 2019 release.
Apple Music and Shazam offer a seamless experience to music fans around the world, from Shazam’s ubiquitous discovery platform to Apple Music’s unparalleled content, global live radio stations and human curation. Looking back at our long history together, we can only see how close our missions have been: bringing the best home for music lovers and creators everywhere.Oliver Schusser, Vice President, Apple Music, Beats, and International Content
Shazam has been a huge platform for me in terms of reaching people. I didn’t have a following when I released Dance monkey, but it gave me the opportunity to reach more people and elevate my fan-base, which has all let to creating a career for myself. Shazam is definitely an app designed to help more unknown artists, and everyone knows Tones loves an up-and-comer!Toni Watson, Tones and I