Shazam Now Tags One Billion Songs Every Month – Pickr
How often is Shazam used to determine what you are listening to? You’ll need a Dr. Evil pinky finger on your lips to tell.
A billion Shazam. This is the number of songs that are identified with Shazam, something you can with almost the vernacular as Dr. Evil, holding a pinky finger pressed against pursed lips and looking awesome.
It’s a number that speaks to our reliance on the song identification system, along with his, Apple, noting that Shazam has seen 50 billion music identifiers of over 51 million songs since its inception in 2002.
In recent years, Apple has kept Shazam as a cross-platform music ID app that runs on iOS and Android, but it can also be started directly from the iOS drop-down settings, allowing you to check songs in the background while you are using an iPhone.
With all this cross-platform love, it probably won’t be surprising to find out that we all use Shazam more often than before, with Apple’s release that it took 10 years to reach the first billion music IDs, but that ‘is now hitting an additional billion every month.
“With 1 billion awards per month, Shazam is one of the most popular music apps in the world,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music and Beats at Apple.
“Today’s milestones show not only people’s love for Shazam, but also the ever-growing appetite for exploring music across the world,” he said.
Perhaps most interestingly, the most identified track on the service hails from Australia, with Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey” considered the most Shazamed track.
As to whether it will keep that spot, only time will tell, with the growing capacity of the music identification service, and sorting to provide its own direct connection to apps made for iOS and macOS this year.