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. 

Parent Company
London, GB
Shazam was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People/Management 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
Los Angeles, US
1990 South Bundy Drive
New York, US
52 Vanderbilt, 19th Floor
Redwood City, US
2114 Broadway Street
San Diego, US
16955 Via Del Campo
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Shazam Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

In total, Shazam had raised $143.5 m. Shazam is a subsidiary of Apple

Shazam Financials

Shazam's revenue was reported to be £40.3 m in FY, 2016 which is a 15% increase from the previous period.
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


4.6 m7.3 m10.6 m15.6 m21.8 m31 m36 m35.2 m40.3 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

645.2 k886.9 k516.9 k932.2 k2.3 m2.8 m2.8 m2.2 m2.7 m

Gross profit

4 m6.4 m10.1 m14.7 m19.5 m28.3 m33.2 m32.9 m37.5 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(1.3 m)(89.9 k)(635.4 k)(619.4 k)(3.3 m)(2 m)(14.8 m)(16.7 m)(4.5 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

263.1 k3.3 m1.3 m(4 m)(813.3 k)(11.2 m)(14.5 m)(1 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

4343.1 m12.3 m11 m12.2 m5 m31.3 m55.8 k

Net Change in Cash

(151.6 k)4.1 m11.5 m(5.9 m)10.4 m(8.2 m)16.4 m(874.4 k)
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    Shazam Operating Metrics

    FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013H1, 2014FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


    100 m250 m375 m500 m

    Active Users

    300 m

    Monthly Active Users

    150 m100 m120 m

    Daily Transactions

    10 m15 m19 m20 m20 m20 m
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    Shazam's Web-traffic and Trends

    Shazam Online and Social Media Presence

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