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Understanding Shazam and How To Be Discovered

Shazam-logoBy Andrew Apanov of Dotted Music and Stand Above The Noise (now seeking patrons at Patreon).

In this special Stand Against The Noise episode from Berlin Music Week's WORD! conference, Jonathan Davies, a Music Partnerships Manager at Shazam Entertainment, explains how the world's most popular music recognition service works, how its database is being updated and how it helps musicians sell more music.

In just one year Shazam generates $300 million in digital sales, primarily through iTunes. In the interview Davies also talks on Shazam's partners, his take on streaming services, new developments and ways to be heard in the first place.

Jon Davies on Being Discovered With Shazam

00:33 – Jon Davies introduction

00:38 – The ways the Shazam database is updated

01:59 – Key partners of Shazam

02:32 – How well Shazam works with detecting dance / electronic music tracks

03:04 – Shazam's TV integration

04:09 – Jon's opinion on streaming services

05:05 – What's coming next for Shazam

05:55 – Tips on being discovered

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  1. He said Rdio, which hopefully people are beginning to understand is the best streaming service hands down.

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