Shazam


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to Shazam: Captain Marvel

Shazam

A very popular music identification service from Shazam Entertainment Ltd., London, England (www.shazam.com) that lets cellphone users find out which commercially recorded song is currently playing from any loudspeaker (radio, TV, stereo, etc.). By holding the phone to the music for several seconds, the audio sample is sent to the Shazam datacenter, which compares it to a database of millions of song fingerprints (see acoustic fingerprint). See music search and "iOS 8" in iOS versions.

Shazam 2580
Available in the U.K. for any handset since 2002, users dial 2580 and take a music sample. Track title and artist name are sent back in a text message or optionally to the user's Facebook Profile. A fee is charged for each match or on a daily or monthly basis by joining a Tag Club.

ShazamiD
Available in the U.K. for a small monthly fee on Java-based cellphones, the ShazamiD application returns cover art, bios, reviews and links to purchase matched songs. The data can also be sent to the user's Facebook Profile.

Shazam on iPhone
A free app for the iPhone or iPod touch (with an external microphone) lets users hold their phone towards the music and click "Tag Now." Tagged songs can be purchased from the iTunes store, and tag data can be shared with friends who have their own Shazam collections. Cover art, artist bios, lyrics and YouTube links may also be available. Song samples can be stored for transmission later if a cellular data or Wi-Fi connection is unavailable. See iPhone.

Shazam on Android
A free app for the Android lets users tag their music and build their own soundtracks from purchases at Amazon's MP3 store. Cover art and a YouTube search link for the artist is provided as well as a link to the artist's MySpace page. See Android.


Tag Now on the iPhone
Clicking Tag Now on the iPhone causes Shazam to record the music and transmit a digital audio sample to the servers. In this example, after the song Miami was matched, the album cover and links to iTunes and YouTube were retrieved.


Tag Now on the iPhone
Clicking Tag Now on the iPhone causes Shazam to record the music and transmit a digital audio sample to the servers. In this example, after the song Miami was matched, the album cover and links to iTunes and YouTube were retrieved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The tenant, Shazam, was represented by Evan Margolin, senior managing director, and Lance Leighton and Gabe Marans, assistant directors, all with Studley Inc.
Shazam's new TV universe coverage is a big leap forward from the recent past, when only a few series were Shazam-enabled, like "Being Human," "Platinum Hits," "Covert Affairs," "The Glee Project," "Alphas," "The Deadliest Catch" and "The Deadliest Warrior," plus some episodes of "Psych" and "The Soup."
Under the Shazam umbrella we also have three or four more dramabased groups, where each unit produces its own show each year.
With Shazam!, there's such subtly to the comedy that mixes in with the adventure aspects."
Pitched as 'Big meets Superman,' Shazam! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a teenage foster kid who transforms into an adult superhero (played by Zachary Levi).
"People are understanding that you can tell a lot of different types of stories under the superhero banner," says "Shazam!" producer Peter Safran, who also produced "Aquaman" and who manages "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn.
While he seems to be just another Superman analog, Shazam is unique because he literally transformed from a teenaged kid named Billy Batson into an adult superhero, something that appealed to many younger readers.
Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child.
Early reviews suggest that 'Shazam!', which has humorous undertones, will be one of DC's more successful forays into cinema.
Apple announced it has completed its acquisition of Shazam, a music apps used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
EU authorities have cleared Apple's PS300 million takeover of UK music recognition app Shazam.