Apple’s Shazam hits one billion requests per month

Apple-owned Shazam has hit more than one billion song requests per month.

The firm announced last week that, for the first time since the launch of the service back in 2012, more than a billion songs are being searched for on the platform every single month.

What’s more, the app has tagged more than 50 billion songs since launch, demonstrating the huge growth of the platform in recent years as consumers use it more and more.

Apple took over the reins of the company back in 2018, and Shazam is now offered as part of iOS and Siri. Indeed, there’s a Shazam option in Control Center, and developers can take advantage of Shazam using a new ShazamKit framework as part of the iOS 15 beta.

Speaking of the news, Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats, said: “Shazam is synonymous with magic, both for the fans getting a song recognition almost instantly, and for the artists being discovered.

“With 1 billion recognitions a month, Shazam is one of the most popular music apps in the world. Today’s milestones show not only people’s love for Shazam, but also the ever-growing appetite for music discovery around the world.”

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