Shazam has announced that along with the launch of it’s mobile music app on the Nokia Ovi store, it has also been selected as a strategic partner for the new content services Music Apps section.
It’s a mobile app that recognises songs as they’re being played. For example, if you’re in the store and you hear a song that you like, you activate Shazam and it will identify the artist and track. It can even work by having the user hum the tune they’re thinking of. It currently has a database of over eight million tracks.
The S60 version of this app will be available from the Ovi store for a once-off fee of €5, although you have to pay again if you get a new device. It will be rolled out in the UK, US, Australia and Singapore within a few weeks.
From the release:
“Having already established the vast popularity of our application amongst music lovers worldwide, Shazam is excited to be able to offer the magic of music discovery to customers of the most established handset manufacturer in the world” said Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam. “Having Shazam on the Nokia OVI Store enables end users to take music discovery to the next level and combine this with their Nokia Comes with Music package.
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