Shazam in Apple Music for Artists

Shazam is now a part of the Apple Music family!

What is a Shazam?

People use Shazam to listen to songs for the purpose of identifying what song is playing. Shazams are recorded anytime your song is recognized by the Shazam app or one of the partner apps that use Shazam technology. Shazam data is currently available in Apple Music for Artists, throughout the web and app experience.

When does a Shazam count toward my songs?

Whenever a Shazam has been recorded for one of your songs, you will see it counted as a Shazam in your Apple Music for Artists profile.

Because Shazam listens to a portion of audio from a song in order to recognize it, there may be times when the portion of audio being listened to happens to be identical to a portion of audio from a different version of the same song. For example, an original version of a song and a remix version of that same song, often include some portions of audio that are exactly the same. In these cases, the Shazam will count toward the version of your song that is determined to be the best match, which is why you may see variations in the number of Shazams across different versions of the same tracks.

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