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Shazam Recognised with Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation

Shazam®, the world’s leading media discovery company, today announces that it has been recognised with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its mobile app’s outstanding achievement in music and television. This was bestowed by HRM The Queen for the achievement of a high level of innovation excellence.

“We are incredibly honoured to be recognised for the leadership role we play in the global media discovery industry, particularly as the company was founded and is headquartered in the United Kingdom,” said Shazam CEO, Andrew Fisher. “The Queen’s Award is a significant recognition of the achievements of our team who have developed one of the world’s leading mobile services that is now embraced by more than 200 million people across 200 countries. It is especially gratifying to be recognised by Her Majesty in her Diamond Jubilee Year.”

The Queen’s Award was launched in 1965 and is one of Great Britain’s most prestigious awards and is judged to an exacting standard. To qualify for the award, all data submitted was audited to guarantee accuracy before a set of judges, including representatives from government, industry and commerce as well as trade unions reviewed the entries and made its recommendations. Finalists are then passed to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee for the ultimate decision.

Shazam was recognised for the global leadership position it has established by applying its core technology to music discovery and as a companion experience for television shows and adverts.

Other recent developments for the company include:

  • Passing more than 200 million people using the service around the world
  • Growth rates of over 1.5 million new fans per week
  • Launching Shazam for TV and revolutionising the viewing experience of some of America’s most popular television shows and events such as the Super Bowl and the GRAMMY® Awards
  • Partnering with ITV, the biggest commercial broadcaster in the UK, to launch Shazam for TV in the UK
  • Launching the fastest identification experience in the industry on iOS and Android, with tag results delivered in as little as one second
  • Introducing an exciting new application, Shazam Player, featuring the popular LyricPlay™ feature delivering lyrics in time with the music

About Shazam

Shazam is the world’s leading media discovery company with more than 200 million people in 200 countries and adding another 1.5 million new users each week. With the industry’s unlimited fastest tagging in the apps on iOS and Android devices, Shazam is the best way for people to discover, explore, buy, and share more music, TV shows and branded content they love.

Shazam makes it easy for people to share their discoveries with their friends on Facebook using the Shazam Friends feature, as well as on Twitter and Google+. For people who don't yet have the Shazam application on their smartphone, it is available for every major platform and can be found on iTunes App StoreGoogle playAmazon App Store, AT&T’s AppCenterVerizon VCast app storeNokia StoreWindows Phone MarketplaceBlackBerry App World, and GetJar.

For further information about Shazam Entertainment visit www.shazam.com and @ShazamNews or follow us on Facebook. For daily music updates follow the Shazam Blog and @Shazam.

Shazam Media enquiries: [email protected]

The Shazam, Shazam Encore, LyricPlay, Shazam for TV and Shazam Player names and icons are trademarks of Shazam Entertainment Limited.

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