Shazam Verified Artists Achieve Combined Reach of Over 1 Billion Followers

Global sensation Ed Sheeran joins verified community of artists
sharing music discoveries with fans

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps for connecting artists and
fans through music discovery, today announced that its verified-artist
community has achieved a combined reach of 1.4 billion followers.
Starting today, is now open for all artists as a way
to connect with their fans.

Now any artist, from global superstars to garage band discoveries, can
join and become a verified artist. Verified artists have already
published thousands of Shazams and continue to share their moments of
discovery, giving fans a unique glimpse into the music that inspires
them. Together these artists are helping Shazam build the world’s
largest fan network, curated by artists themselves. Shazam is becoming
the place where artists share the moments they discover music with their
fans as they occur. To become a Verified Shazam Artist please visit

Shazam launched with 30 of the world’s leading artists. Since launch,
Shazam has welcomed top performers like Pharrell, David Guetta, Sam
Smith, and nearly 200 more. Last week, Shazam welcomed global music
sensation Ed Sheeran, who has over 35 million followers on Shazam. His
track “Thinking
Out Loud
” has been Shazamed 13.4 million times and is the No. 9 most
Shazamed track of all time in the Shazam
Hall of Fame

“Our verified artists now have over a billion followers on Shazam, and
include global sensations like Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, and Sam Smith,”
said Peter Szabo, SVP, Head of Music, Shazam. “By launching, now we’re welcoming all artists to share their
moments of discovery with their fans. We are creating an engagement that
goes beyond a playlist or a recommendation. It’s an organic,
one-of-a-kind connection between millions of fans and the artists they

About Shazam

Shazam is one of the world’s most popular apps, used by more than 100
million people each month to magically connect to the world around them.
Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam
now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or
printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers,
packaged goods, and retail stores — and now Shazam lets music fans
follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the
thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since
its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. Follow us
on Twitter @shazam or for more information, visit


James Pearson