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Shazam Added 78 Million Users Last Year

Shazam finished 2018 with 478 million users, up 78 million from the previous year. The stat came as part of a UK financial filing that also showed that revenue fell 23% to just $38 million USD last year. But the drop didn't really matter since Shazam was acquired by Apple in November of 2018. Read the full 2018 financial filings here. [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Apple, Music, UK, Streaming, Apple Music, Shazam, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Shazam. Apple

Apple confirms Shazam acquisition; Snap and Spotify also expressed interest

 After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image recognition service Shazam, Apple confirmed the news today. It is purchasing the startup — one of earliest players in the world of mobile music — as part of its bigger ambitions in the music business. Here is the statement that Apple provided us. “We are thrilled that Shazam and its… Read More
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, TC, Spotify, London, Media, Entertainment, Tech, M&a, Shazam, Shazam Apple