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The agreement will see around 1.5 million dance tracks added to the mobile firm's database.

 

Music app Shazam has announced a partnership with online music retailer Beatport.

The deal will see the UK firm, which passed 275 million users last year, gain immediate access to Beatport's entire catalogue of music. The Shazam app is designed for mobile users to identify—or "tag"—songs stored on its databases. The company says the technology will be able to identify songs that have been slowed down or sped up, with around 1.5 million new tracks added to its database, which previously stood at 25 million.

Will Mills, Shazam's director of music and content, said 31 of the top 100 most tagged tracks of 2012 were dance music. Mills said: "From Ibiza to LA to Tokyo and beyond, fans of electronic dance music... will now be able to experience more of the dance tracks they love every time they use Shazam when they go out." Beatport CEO Matthew Adell echoed these sentiments: "Adding the Beatport catalogue to Shazam's database is a great way for fans of dance music to discover songs that are being played by DJs all over the world," he said. "Our partnership also gives DJs and producers exposure to an enormous audience of potential new fans."

 

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good look or bad look?

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why would it be a bad look?

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Good News

 

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Them dedicated DJs will be pissed off as they spend hours and hours searching for new and obscure releases to make there sets unique...

 

this kinda takes away the effort they put in

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Good News

 

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Them dedicated DJs will be pissed off as they spend hours and hours searching for new and obscure releases to make there sets unique...

 

this kinda takes away the effort they put in

 

basically what i thought. great cause i'll get to know what certain tunes are but bad cause it will bait of a lot of gems to maybe unwanted audiences.

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good look

 

all these obscure artists will get some recognition for making big tunes

 

DJ's need to find more obscure ways of finding new music other than scouring beatport anyway

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good look

 

all these obscure artists will get some recognition for making big tunes

 

DJ's need to find more obscure ways of finding new music other than scouring beatport anyway

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You can't even find the gems on beatport anyway man

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The partnership will see a selection of vinyl-only titles added to the mobile app's database.

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Shazam have announced a deal with online dance music retailerJuno that will see the mobile firm add thousands of vinyl-only tracks to its database. 

The partnership will let Shazam tap into Juno's pool of four million digital tracks, as well as all new vinyl releases. Though Shazam searches for vinyl material are relatively small— for example, Bicep's vinyl-only track "$tripper" has been 'Shazammed' 50,000 times, while searches for digitally available David Guetta tracks have topped 70 million—the deal is sure to help people who use the app in nightclubs. 

The announcement comes at a time when vinyl is enjoying an upward swing in sales, with Juno reporting a 20 percent rise in the past year. "We are really excited to share our unique catalogue through this new partnership with Shazam," says Juno's managing director Richard Atherton. "Many of the releases we stock and sell are often not available on commercial download stores for weeks after their release on Juno." The current Juno database has now been added to Shazam, and will continue to grow as new digital and vinyl titles arrive each week. 

"Juno has the world's most comprehensive catalogue and widest source of genres in dance music and we are very excited to form this exclusive partnership with them, especially as it includes vinyl," says Shazam's Will Mills. "Vinyl music is seeing a resurgence in the industry, with sales at their highest for 15 years." 

Mills added: "Crucially, some of the most important and exciting new music is released on vinyl first before later hitting digital. So this gives Shazam's 420 million global users an even better experience with the world's newest and most innovative music, which is sometimes beyond the digital ecosystem." The deal comes a year after a similar agreement was struck between Shazam and digital-only retailer Beatport.

 

 

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