LONDON (Hypebot) – Shazam launched the first version of its redesigned app earlier this month. But today the company shared the full set of new features, along with how it hopes "to become a destination experience and content platform for artists, shows and brands,” according to CEO Rich Riley.
Expect more deals like the one just announced with Warner Music Group, as Shazam implements a more content driven strategy and music marketers experience the app as both as a predictor and driver of significant music sales.
Shazam says users are already tagging 10 million songs, shows and ads a day; and buying what they've tagged. Clicking through to digital stores iTunes and Amazon MP3, Shazam users are spending $300 million year with the vast majority that music, according to the company.
On the changes: "People will always be able to use Shazam… to identify almost any song amazingly fast and purchase or share that song," said Riley. " Shazam’s new content-rich design, coupled with the recently launched News Feed and the effortlessness of Auto Shazam, give users powerful reasons to spend a lot more time with Shazam and to use it every day.”
Starting with iOS and then Android users will gain access to these new features in the coming days: