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‘Faithless’ Puts Faith in Shazam to Promote New Tour

Press Release   •   Oct 02, 2010 06:01 EDT

LONDON, UK – 2 October 2010 – Calling all the faithful. Dance legends Faithless are partnering with Shazam, the world’s leading mobile discovery provider, to promote their UK tour as well as their new album ‘The Dance’ on television adverts across the UK.

Starting this week, Faithless television adverts featuring the Shazam logo, will be aired on prime time television slots on channels including Sky1, Fiver and Five USA.  Faithless fans with the Shazam App on their mobile phone will be able to tag the Faithless track, ‘Feelin Good’ that is playing during the advert.  Shazam will then match the music from its database of over eight million tracks and deliver the Faithless track and album cover, offering ‘Shazamers’ links to buy the music instantaneously and tickets to the gig, directly from their mobile.

“Faithless are at the forefront of dance music and constantly innovating with each album they make. So partnering with Shazam to promote the new album and tour taps into our fans’ use of new technology and gives them a quick and simple way to discover more about the band.  We think Faithless fans will leap at the chance to ‘Shazam’ the track playing in the new advert and link directly to our new music and UK tour info. Millions of Shazamers out there are tagging tracks every day, now, for the first time in the UK, they can Shazam a TV ad” said Brian Message, ATC Management.

“Shazam is quickly becoming an integral part of the marketing mix for bands and brands. We’re offering an interactive and engaging experience that makes the leap from watching an ad on TV to buying a track or booking a gig ticket simple and seamless on the mobile,” said Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam.“Faithless’ fans know the band for being cutting-edge in their music, and this is also reflected in their marketing.”

The Faithless advert will play during the ad breaks in between shows such as Ghost Rider, House, CSI Miami and the feature film Layer Cake. The Shazam logo will be embedded into the advert so that users can tag at any point during the broadcast to get their Faithless tag result to the new album.  Additional features including Faithless tour information and YouTube videos will also be available through the Shazam App.

This UK-initiative comes on the back of ‘Shazamable’ advertising and programming in the US.  Shazam worked with Levis brand, ‘Dockers’ to promote their ‘Wear the Pants’ campaign shown in the famous Super Bowl ad breaks and with NBC Universal network, Syfy to add Shazam to programmes Warehouse 13 and Eureka. Viewers who ‘Shazamed’ the programmes had special content delivered to their mobiles and were entered into a sweepstakes to win prizes.

Music fans around the world are increasingly using Shazam to discover all about the music they’ve just heard; buy tracks; book tickets to gigs and view music videos.  Over 75 million people are already using Shazam and one million new ‘Shazamers’ are joining every week.  For consumers who don't yet have the Shazam application on their smartphone, it can be found on iTunes App Store, Android Market, the Ovi Store by Nokia, Windows Phone Marketplace, BlackBerry App World.

For more information on Faithless - http://www.faithless.co.uk/

About Shazam

Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, used by hundreds of millions of people globally to connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores -- and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data visit www.shazam.com