October 9, 2008
Shazam Takes Music Discovery to a New Level for Vodafone Germany Customers
Shazam, the world's leading mobile music discovery service provider, today announced that its partnership with Vodafone Germany is expanding and Vodafone will now offer Shazam's innovative music discovery application alongside the already popular IVR service. The new application, MusicFinder with Shazam, allows users to capture music instantly on their handsets, share their new discoveries with friends, and purchase music products through the Vodafone Music Store.
Vodafone Germany customers will be able to download the MusicFinder application direct to their handset from the Vodafone Live! Portal and get a 30 day free trial after which they can subscribe to get unlimited usage for just EUR 2.99 per month. Customers can use the MusicFinder with Shazam application as well as the IVR service for just 49 euro cents per use.
Ralf Pluecker, Head of Music, Vodafone Germany explains: "Offering our customers the ability to discover music as soon as they hear a song has been a fantastic offering for our music service since 2003 and we are pleased to now provide our customers with a more in-depth and enhanced music experience. With recommendations for new music, track reviews, artist biographies and the ability to purchase tracks, albums, ringuptones and ringtones Shazam allows our customers to effortlessly capture and share their music without constraints."
Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam adds: "Vodafone Germany customers can now instantly identify and purchase songs wherever they are, to create and share moments and memories through music. We're working with Vodafone Germany to integrate Shazam to take their customers on a unique journey of music discovery."
Shazam has been working with Vodafone Germany since 2003. Users of the new MusicFinder with Shazam service will be able to access a vast database of more than six million tracks, with access to reviews, artist biographies and music videos.
For more information on Shazam, visit www.shazam.com
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About Shazam Entertainment
Shazam is the world's leading mobile music discovery application - enabling consumers to experience and share music with others across mobile devices and the internet. Since its launch as the first mobile-specific service to help users discover new music six years ago, Shazam has created a new way for users to connect to each other through their music tastes and preferences.
Headquartered in London England, Shazam's solutions enhance the music strategies of more than 75 carriers across 60 markets globally, including AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Motorola and Samsung.
The Shazam iD Chart, generated by the company's mobile music recognition service, is constantly referenced by the music industry as a true indicator of market interest in pre-release material and a monitor of the hit potential of a track or artist.
Shazam's successes have been recognised through numerous awards, including the Mobile Entertainment Award for Best Music Service Provider.
For more information please visit www.shazam.com