Shazam provides an application for connecting artists and fans through music discovery. It enables people to discover, explore and share their favorite music and TV. Shazam can identify music, movies, advertising and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. 

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
387 (est)
Shazam was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at Shazam

Rich Riley

Rich Riley

Chief Executive Officer
Todd Saypoff

Todd Saypoff

Greg Glenday

Greg Glenday

Chief Revenue Officer
Fabio Santini

Fabio Santini

Chief Product Officer
Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher

Executive Chairman
Antonious Porch

Antonious Porch

General Counsel
Avery Wang

Avery Wang

Founder & Chief Scientist

Shazam Office Locations

Shazam has offices in London, New York, Redwood City, Los Angeles and in 3 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
26-28 Hammersmith Grove
North Sydney, AU
100 Walker St
Chicago, US
410 North Michigan Avenue
San Diego, US
16955 Via Del Campo
Los Angeles, US
1990 South Bundy Drive
Redwood City, US
2114 Broadway Street
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Shazam Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$143.5 m

Latest funding size

$30 m

Time since last funding

over 2 years


Shazam's latest funding round in February 2015 was reported to be $30 m. In total, Shazam has raised $143.5 m. Shazam's latest valuation is reported to be $1 b.

Shazam Financial Metrics

Shazam's revenue was reported to be £35.2 m in FY, 2015 which is a 2% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

35.2 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Gross profit (FY, 2015)

32.9 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

(16.7 m)

Market valuation

1 b

Cash (31-Dec-2015)

27.6 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015


36 m35.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

2.8 m2.2 m

Gross profit

33.2 m32.9 m
GBPFY, 2015


27.6 m

Accounts Receivable

6.7 m

Current Assets

39.1 m


5.6 m
GBPFY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

(14.5 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

31.3 m

Income Taxes Paid

(167.6 k)
GBPY, 2015


114.1 k

Financial Leverage

1.1 x
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Shazam Operating Metrics

Shazam's Monthly Unique Users was reported to be 10.6 m in Mar, 2017
Mar, 2017

Monthly Unique Users

10.6 m

Monthly Sessions per User

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Traffic Overview of Shazam

Shazam Online and Social Media Presence

Shazam News and Updates

How to Shazam music right inside your Snapchat app

When you hear an incredible, new song and want to know the name so you can share it with friends, you turn to Shazam. But you might not know that you can do this through Snapchat; it's built right into the app.  Here's how to find out the details of that song and pass it along without even downl…

Samsung TVs now let you use Shazam to discover what songs are playing in movies and TV shows

Samsung is rolling out an update to its 2017 lineup of smart TVs that will allow anyone to find out what song is playing on a TV show or movie simply by tapping a button on their screen. At CES back in January, Samsung announced that Shazam, along with a bunch of other new features, was […]

The ‘Beat Shazam’ TV show allows viewers to play along at home

 Beat Shazam is one of those TV game shows that you don’t just watch — you can play along at home, using the Shazam app. In fact, the company recently added the ability to sync your gameplay to recorded footage of the show. Let’s back up a second, for people who haven’t watched: Beat Shazam is hoste…

This week in Apps: Gagamoji, Mother's Day and an all new Shazam

Reading about Elon Musk's latest announcement about his Boring company and the expanded laptop ban may have kept you too busy to keep up with this week's app news. We've kept up for you. SEE ALSO: It's easier than ever to delete old apps from your Android phone Each week we round up the most imp…

Shazam nabs a new CTO to help it break into augmented reality

Shazam is best known as a music-identifying app, but the privately-held company also wants to break into some of the most exciting fields in tech, such as augmented reality. The company has nabbed a new CTO, Richard Sharp, to help develop these technologies. He joined Shazam…

Shazam turbocharges its music recognition app with new augmented reality platform for brands

Shazam, known for its eponymous music recognition app, has launched a new augmented reality (AR) platform for brands, artists, and users around the world. Founded in 2000, Shazam offers a mobile app that lets you identify songs playing in the background by tapping a button. But it has long since bra…
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