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Apple’s music recognition app Shazam is now also a platform for discovering concerts

Shazamthe music recognition app acquired by Apple for $400 million added new concert detection features to its platform in 2018 that will make it easier for users to explore upcoming live music shows and increase artist exposure.

Shazam’s new features use concert information from event recommendation platform Bandsintown, which reportedly serves over 68 million music fans and 560,000 artists, managers, labels and booking agents.

By “shazamen” a song, searching for it in the Shazam app, or on the Shazam website, users can find information about concerts and tickets on sale for upcoming shows nearby.

They can also launch a Shazam Artist Page to explore dates, times, and locations of upcoming live shows, tap any concert to view additional tour information, share show details, and add events to their calendar.

Shazam’s new concert pages are available on the iOS and Android apps and on Shazam.com.

Artists can now make their tour information available through Shazam with Bandsintown For Artists.

Shazam now has over 225 million monthly active users, with over 1 billion song recognitions per month and over 50 billion total since inception.

In other recent Shazam news, in September, apple music introduced a new process which uses Shazam technology to identify tracks in DJ mixes to pay all rights holders whose music appears in a mix.

The app first surpassed 200 million monthly active users as of November 2020.

OLIVER SCHUSSER

“With the resurgence of live music, we’re excited to give Shazam users access to concerts and offer artists even greater discoverability.”

Oliver Schusser, Apple Music and Beats

OLIVER SCHUSSER, AppleThe vice president of Apple Music and Beats said, “Shazam has a long history of innovation in music discovery and connecting artists and fans.”

“With the resurgence of live music, we’re excited to give Shazam users access to concerts and offer artists even greater discoverability.”

“As live music returns, we’ve made it our mission to help artists get more exposure for their shows.”

Fabrice Sergent, Bandsintown

Fabrice Sergent, Managing Partner of Bandsintown, said: “As live music returns, we have made it our mission to help artists get more visibility for their shows.

“The pent-up demand from fans eager to get back to concerts is being met by an unprecedented level of live shows from touring artists.”music business worldwide

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