Let me start this off by saying without Shazam, I'd likely never remember the names of songs and artists that I listen to on a daily basis. For some reason, that stuff just doesn't have staying power for my brain. Today, Shazam announced a new partnership with Spotify, the premium music app available in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Spain and the Netherlands.
Shazam users will now find that tagging music from within Shazam will now offer them the option to listen to the song in Spotify for both free and premium verisons of each application. This of course makes finding and now listening to new music easier then ever. Sadly though, it's not going to be made available in the US or Canada until Spotify manages to launch in those countries. Maybe they should work on those partnerships a little more. The full press release is available after the break for anyone looking to learn more. [Shazam via WPCentral]
Shazam And Spotify Announce Partnership
Leading music companies to make listening to newly-discovered music seamless for iPhone, iPod touch and Android Users
London, UK – January 13th, 2011 - Shazam, the world’s leading mobile discovery company, today announced that Spotify, the popular music service, will be integrated across the full range of Shazam’s free and premium Apps for iPhone, iPod touch and Android. As a result, Shazamers will be able to access Spotify directly through a new ‘Play in Spotify’ feature, which will take them directly to Spotify where they can immediately begin listening to the full track that they either tagged or discovered within Shazam from recommendations or the Shazam charts.
The new capability will allow users of Shazam and Spotify full playback of tracks via a fully-integrated experience on both the free and premium Shazam Encore Apps on Android and Apple’s iOS – including (SHAZAM) RED. ‘Play in Spotify’ integrates with the Spotify Premium App in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Spain and the Netherlands.
“Integrating Spotify into Shazam’s applications combines music discovery with one of the world’s most popular music streaming services, providing a seamless experience for music fans at the point of inspiration in any location,” says Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam. “Spotify is delivering an innovative, high quality experience to music lovers and we’re excited to bring the Spotify service to Shazam.”
"Shazam is a very innovative company in the mobile space, having achieved a massive following around the world and we're excited about the potential of this partnership for new music discovery through Spotify," says Daniel Ek, CEO, Spotify. "Now if you hear a great new track you can identify it, listen to it instantly in its entirety and easily add it to your music collection. That's pretty powerful stuff."
As of today, users of premium Apps Shazam Encore and (SHAZAM) RED will be able to combine their ability to access unlimited tagging with the new ‘Play in Spotify’ feature for an unparalleled and unrestricted mobile music discovery and streaming service.
The Shazam free App, available with five tags per month, will include the same feature later in Q1. The service combines Shazam’s database of more than 10 million tracks, which powers music identification and song and artist recommendations, with Spotify Premium’s mobile App on the iPhone, iPod touch and Android-powered phones, which offers instant access to millions of tracks and playlists.