Shazam and Spotify join forces

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Shazam, the music discovery app that identifies tracks, has today announced that it will be integrating Spotify connectivity into its service, allowing users to instantly access recognized songs for streaming.

“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.”

A new “Play in Spotify” feature will be added to both the free and premium Shazam iPhone, iPod and Android apps, accessible so long as the user also has a premium Spotify account on their mobiles.

“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.”

Gerald Lynch