LONDON, UK – October 21, 2010– Shazam®, the world’s leading mobile discovery provider, today announced that its popular mobile discovery application will be available on phones supporting Microsoft’s new Windows® Phone 7 operating system, which launches today in some European markets. Users of Windows Phone 7 devices will be able to download a free version of Shazam from the Windows® Phone Marketplace with unlimited tagging as part of the launch offer.
“We’re pleased to be part of this important new launch by Microsoft which extends Shazam’s reach across operating systems and handsets even further,” said Alex Musil, Vice President of Product Marketing for Shazam. “Shazam on the Windows Phone 7 platform is re-imagined for the innovative interface design and allows users to easily add to their music library using Zune®. We expect the number of Shazamers to grow exponentially as new handsets built on Windows® Phone OS 7.0 hit the global market.”
Shazam has been available to Windows Mobile users, who are among the now 75 million total Shazam users around the world, since 2009. During the initial launch period, Windows Phone 7 users will enjoy unlimited tagging. Users will also be able to purchase tagged tracks direct from the Zune®Marketplace.
“The music experience on Windows Phone 7 is great right out of the box – consumers can sync their music collection wirelessly and stream or download tunes from Marketplace,” said Charlie Kindle, General Manager, Mobile Developer Ecosystem at Microsoft. “As a music fan myself, I love tagging new music with the Shazam App and then adding songs to my collection with my Zune Pass. Shazam makes a great Windows Phone 7 music experience even better.”
Shazam will be available for Windows Phone 7 beginning October 21.
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