Check What Your Favorite Artists Are Listening to With Shazam’s Newest Update
Shazam, the popular music app that identifies what song is playing on any other medium, is about to update a new feature that will make it more than a magical blue button. At a TriBeCa event on Monday, Shazam has announced a new feature where you can follow your favorite artists and see what they are Shazaming. Pretty cool!
Daniel Danker, Chief Product Officer, Shazam, said
We want Shazam to continue to serve as a destination for music fans, increasingly becoming the center of their music world. For years Shazam has identified music with just one tap. Now it’s just as easy to open Shazam and tap once to discover and listen to great music.
The company has signed up 30 top-notch artists, including famous names like Pitbull, Calvin Harris, Maroon 5, Meghan Trainor, Coldplay, Usher, One Direction, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Mariah Carey, Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park, and many others. Soon after launch, Shazam says it will extend this functionality to include hundreds of others from around the world.
You will be able to follow artists’ pages within the app and “like” a musician’s search results, listen to songs they have searched for and get updates on the music they release. Songs that an artist has searched for will also show up in a user’s feed if they follow that artist.
With this, Shazam aims at a larger goal of making music discovery easier for its users. The company is already offering a number of ways to find new songs you like, including music charts, a news feed of sorts, Facebook integration, a worldwide map of users’ Shazam, a trending section to see the top tracks or the top tracks by particular regions, and much more. Shazam hopes to reach the top-most position in the world of music apps.
But, the world is competitive, and Shazam also has quite a good amount of rivals in this matter. The Shazam update comes the same day that Apple is scheduled to launch Apple Music, its paid streaming service. Tidal is another paid streaming service maintained by Jay-Z and it is placing itself in the market for fans to connect with their favourite artists and gain them access to exclusive content.
Shazam said the new feature will go live on Tuesday morning for iOS and Android devices. Lately, Shazam has been extending its scope by including visual identification. This update will soon let users identify or learn more about anything they point out at.