October 02, 2014 11:09 AM ET

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Company Overview of Shazam Entertainment Limited

Company Overview

Shazam Entertainment Limited is a media engagement company that connects people to the media through their mobile devices. The company offers Shazam, an application that connects people to the music, TV shows, and brands they love, as well as enables them to discover, explore, buy, and share; and allows them to share their discoveries on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Pinterest, and Google+. It offers its application in various platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows 7, as well as through various stores, including iTunes, Amazon, Android Market, Google play, the Nokia Store, and others. The company partners with mobile carriers, OEM manufacturers, and media companies through...

26-28 Hammersmith Grove

London,  W6 7HA

United Kingdom

Founded in 2000


44 20 8742 6820


44 20 8742 6821

Key Executives for Shazam Entertainment Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Executive Chairman
Founder and Chief Scientist
Chief Financial Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Shazam Entertainment Limited Key Developments

Connect Ads Enters Partnership with Shazam

Connect Ads has entered a partnership with Shazam. The Shazam app runs on any smartphone or tablet and uses a sound recognition technology that allows it automatically identify music, media, and advertisements, the company said in a statement. By using Shazam to recognise a sound clip, users can access additional information on their smart device, including details about a product being advertised on TV.

Shazam Launches New Advertising Tool Resonate

Shazam is launching a new advertising tool to give media owners and advertisers greater control over the types of content viewers interact with when they 'Shazam' what's on TV. The song recognition app says the "Resonate" feature will help TV networks better monetise its 475 million users worldwide. Resonate, which is being rolled out in the US first ahead of a wider launch, offers greater scope for the types of promotions viewers can be served with, covering improved control of messages and content experiences as well enhanced guidelines for dynamic engagement during shows. Partners use the tool for specific programming or events, which are then promoted across the broadcaster to lift audience numbers.

Shazam Launches its First Desktop App - FastCompany

Shazam Launches Its First Desktop App - FastCompany. The company’s audio tagging technology has operated solely from Shazam mobile apps since 2008 (before that, it was a dial-up service). Only now, with the launch of Shazam’s first app for Mac, will users be able to identify a song, ad, or television clip from their desktop computers. Shazam for Mac is a tiny, quiet widget that sits on a computer’s menu bar. But when it detects a song or a television show, a small notification window appears to let the user know what she’s listening to. The app works for both audio within the microphone’s range and audio playing directly from the computer, regardless of headphone use. Blending into the background so that its more than 90 million active users don’t need to think to open the app will also give Shazam’s users a push toward using its service more often. Auto Shazam, a feature in Shazam’s iOS app that allows users to listen for audio to identify full-time, accomplishes something similar, but the accompanying battery-draining issues aren’t as big of an issue on a desktop. Shazam for Mac will also help Shazam move beyond its core utility as a sound-identifying tool. Each notification on the desktop links to Shazam’s recently updated website, which now includes song lyrics and, more profitably, to music stores from which Shazam collects affiliate referral fees.

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