Shazam! That used to be the tagline in comic books of yore whenever a character casts a spell, but it seems that times and technology have changed it to something else. Shazam is actually a mobile discovery company, where they have just announced unlimited free tagging on iOS-powered devices – letting you have even greater freedom to discover and engage with your favorite music, TV shows and brands.
According to Andrew Fisher, Shazam CEO, “Shazamers already identify over 1 billion songs each year and go on to purchase over $100 million in digital music via our service. Now, with no limits, people can Shazam even more songs they don’t know – or they already know – to conveniently purchase them, see the lyrics, watch the official music video, share on Facebook, Twitter or email, get recommendations and purchase concert tickets instantly. Unlimited free access means people can use Shazam even more as part of their daily lives.”
Of course, for folks who rely on Encore, the premium version of the Shazam service, they will still maintain their privilege of enjoying extra exclusive features including LyricPlay, letting you view lyrics that play in time to music, sans irritating ads, of course. [Press Release]
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- 2012-04-04: Shazam 5.0 update boasts 1 second song identification time