Shazam - How it works

Shazam is an application owned by Apple Inc. The application can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. The software is available for Android, macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and Windows

Since Shazam was recently acquired by Apple, the way they receive our content has changed.  This can sometimes cause some delays in your content appearing here. 

If you do not see your tracks on Shazam, please create a help desk request and list relevant information (Track Name, Artist, UPC, ISRC, etc.) and we will reach out to them to expedite. There are no longer any direct feeds by many distribution companies and as such you won't see Shazam on our partner list to select however, they are receiving your uploads.

Becoming Verified on Shazam:

(Note: Some of this may have and/or will change due to Apple's acquisition of Shazam) Join Shazam’s community of artists on the blue carpet! Getting verified on this platform is simple and can help you to connect with more fans. Shazam is the place where the world discovers music…and often where artists can engage with fans long before other social networks. Join the likes of Armin van Buren, Major Lazer, and more!

Here are our tips for getting verified on Shazam:

  1. To become a Verified Shazam Artist, click here.
  2. If you have a verified Twitter account, you music follow Shazam on the social network to be considered.
  3. Once you visit the verification page, Shazam will ask you a few questions. It is helpful that you have your contact details, email address, high-quality photo, and details about your artist page on Twitter, Facebook, or SoundCloud.

By becoming a Verified Shazam Artist, you also get access to Shazam Connect. This will help you to understand how your music is performing and how people are engaging with it. You can learn more about your followers, such as follower growth over time, geographic data, gender, and age.

You can also see where you are trending and get push notifications when you are buzzing in specific locations. Shazam Connect can also tell you what’s working well via their artist dashboard.

You can also begin to build a personal relationship with Shazam. As you grow, developing a 1-to-1 relationship with their music team is key as they can advise you on best practices and artist visits. Shazam also loves to highlight artists’s success. They feature the best new music on their dedicated Shazam for Artists social accounts.

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