Shazam Statistics and User Count (2023)

Last Updated on: March 13th, 2023

Shazam Statistics user count and Facts 2023Shazam is a mobile app that allows users to identify music, movies, TV shows, and other audio content by simply holding their phone up to the source of the sound. The app uses audio recognition technology to identify the content and then provides users with information such as the title, artist, album, and other related details.

Shazam was founded in 1999 by Chris Barton, Philip Inghelbrecht, Avery Wang, and Dhiraj Mukherjee. The app was initially released for iOS in 2008 and has since expanded to other platforms, including Android and Windows Phone.

In addition to identifying audio content, Shazam also provides users with links to purchase or stream the content through various platforms, such as Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon. The app also offers other features, such as the ability to share discovered content with friends and view lyrics.

Shazam has become a popular tool for music lovers and has been downloaded more than 1 billion times worldwide. The app has also been integrated into various other products and services, such as Snapchat and Apple’s Siri virtual assistant. In 2018, Shazam was acquired by Apple Inc. for an estimated $400 million.

Shazam Statistics

Here are a few of the most interesting Shazam statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Shazam User Count

How many Shazam downloads:

1 billion downloads

Last updated 10/21/17

Estimated number of Shazam annual users:

300 million – 400 million

Last updated 1/26/18

How many people use Shazam monthly?

225 million global monthly users

Last updated 8/19/22

Additional Shazam Statistics

Number of Shazams all time:

70 billion songs identified

Last updated 8/19/22

Number of times users “Shazam” each day:

20 million

Last updated 8/20/19

Number of patents Shazam has been granted:


Last updated 8/20/14

Total number of Shazam tags:

12 billion tags

Last updated 10/30/18

Number of times Shazam is downloaded monthly:

13 million times

Last updated 10/30/18

Percentage of all music downloads that come from Shazam:


Last updated 11/9/15

Average number of clicks on Shazam advertisers daily:

1 million

Last updated 9/29/16

Percentage of people that Shazam a TV ad that spend time with the brand on their pages:


Last updated 9/30/16

Number of Shazam employees:

250 employees

Last updated 11/9/15

Reported amount of funding Shazam has raised:

$136 million

Last updated 6/15/16

Shazam’s reported value:

over $1 billion

Last updated 6/15/16

Number of countries Shazam has users in:

190 countries

Last updated 10/21/17

Reported amount Apple paid for Shazam:

$400 million

Most Shazamed song ever:

Dance Monkey (41 million times)

Last updated 8/19/22

Most Shazamed artist ever:

Drake (350 million times)

Last updated 8/19/22

Shazam Facts

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Shazam statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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Business Statistics, Music Streaming Statistics

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