Shazam and LG Team Up to Pre-Install App in Future Android Devices

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Shazam and LG have teamed up to bring the popular music discovery application to LG’s Android devices by a worldwide rollout which has already started with the European LG GT540. LG is looking to make an impact in the Android device market, but has yet to have any real claim to fame devices. The LG Optimus One and Optimus Chic, which were announced last week, offer the latest Android 2.2 firmware, but have nothing to brag about under the hood.

Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam, commented: “Our aim has always been to deliver a fast, accurate and reliable service to consumers to further enhance the capabilities of their devices. Shazam will bring the most complete music discovery experience to millions more LG smartphone users around the world. We are excited to be working with LG and proud of their vote of confidence in Shazam.’’

Shazam has over 75 million users and is currently offered on multiple platforms and brings many features including:

  • Discover new music: identify the song that is playing with the option to buy the track.
  • Learn more about music: read track and album reviews, artist biographies and discographies, plus view song lyrics.
  • Find out the most popular tagged music with the Shazam Tag Chart.
  • Find tour information: local and international tour dates for tagged artists and links to buy tickets to concerts.
  • Share music moments with friends through Facebook, Twitter, SMS and email.
  • Watch YouTube videos for tagged artists.
  • Access the Shazam Blog for leading insight to new music.

The Shazam application will come preloaded and will offer a free 7-day trial; once expired the user can purchase the full application for £2.99 ($4.70 or €3.63). LG still has a lot of work to do, but as with most things, success takes a lot of hard work and dedication and it just looks like LG has spread themselves out too thin. Official presser below.

Shazam and LG Electronics Announce Global Partnership

Shazam Android application will be embedded into LG smartphones

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shazam®, the world’s leading mobile discovery provider, today announced that its popular Android application is now being pre-loaded onto LG handsets in a worldwide rollout which has commenced in Europe with the LG Optimus GT540.

Shazam has more than 75 million users and now, LG smartphone customers will be able to access Shazam’s feature-rich Android application out of the box for the first time to:

  • Discover new music: identify the song that is playing with the option to buy the track.*
  • Learn more about music: read track and album reviews, artist biographies and discographies, plus view song lyrics**.
  • Find out the most popular tagged music with the Shazam Tag Chart.
  • Find tour information: local and international tour dates for tagged artists and links to buy tickets to concerts.
  • Share music moments with friends through Facebook, Twitter, SMS and email.
  • Watch YouTube videos for tagged artists.
  • Access the Shazam Blog for leading insight to new music.

Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam, commented: “Our aim has always been to deliver a fast, accurate and reliable service to consumers to further enhance the capabilities of their devices. Shazam will bring the most complete music discovery experience to millions more LG smartphone users around the world. We are excited to be working with LG and proud of their vote of confidence in Shazam.’’

The free, pre-loaded Shazam Android application on LG also comes with a seven day free trial of features from the premium Shazam Encore version, including unlimited tagging. Once the initial seven day period is up, users can pay a one-time fee of £2.99 ($4.70 or €3.63)*** for Shazam Encore; or, continue to tag up to five songs per month with their free Shazam App.

Further markets and handsets will launch in the coming months.

* in selected countries

** currently in nine countries

***at today’s exchange rate on XE.com

About Shazam Entertainment
Shazam® is the world’s leading mobile discovery application – enabling consumers to experience and share music with others across mobile devices and the Internet. Since its launch as the first mobile-specific service to help users discover new music eight years ago, Shazam has more than 75 million users worldwide and adding more than one million new users every week. Shazam has created a new way for users to connect to each other through their music tastes and preferences.

Headquartered in London, England, Shazam’s solutions enhance the music strategies of carriers in more than 200 countries, including AT&T, T-Mobile and Vodafone. It has deployed across multiple platforms such as iPhone, Android, Symbian, Brew, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Java.

The Shazam Tag Chart, generated by the company’s mobile music recognition service, is constantly referenced by the music industry as a true indicator of market interest in pre-release material and a monitor of the hit potential of a track or artist.

Shazam’s successes have been recognized through numerous awards, including the Mobile Entertainment Award for Best Music Service Provider, the Red Herring 100 Europe Winners and the Meffys for Best Music Service 2010. Since launch Shazam has also attracted funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Acacia Capital and DN Capital.

For more information please visit www.shazam.com


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Alex Smith
I once served in the USMC from 02'-08' I purchased the G1 in 2008 and then watched the Android OS turn the mobile world upside down. I then got the Nexus One followed by the Samsung Vibrant. I also have the HD2 running Shubcraft CM6. I've been following the Android community for a while now and couldn't be happier doing anything else. "Go Green, get -C}[\][D[R[-][][D-"

  • Bman

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