Understanding Shazam and How To Be Discovered
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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