Finding out who is singing that song you’re listening to is great, but you may also want to know what music your favorite artists listen to. Unless you’re a supreme stalker and you’ve found a way to snoop on your beloved artists’ music listening habits, that kind of information hasn’t been readily available until now. With the latest update to Shazam, though, you can finally get a sneak peek into the music-listening lives of a select group of singers and songwriters.
Discovering what the stars are finding in the music industry
Not suprisingly, musicians love to listen to new music. Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz told Shazam, “As an artist, I’m a big fan of discovering new music and Shazam helps me keep a pulse on that. I’m stoked to be able to share what I’m into with millions of fellow music fans.” In Shazam’s latest update, you can follow your favorite artists like Fall Out Boy, Pitbull, Wiz Khalifa, Coldplay, Maroon 5, and more to get a glimpse at their musical lives. Shazam says that soon, ”hundreds more from around the world will invite you to discover music with them.”
How does it work?
To see the music your favorite musicians are sharing on Shazam, you have to follow them. Once you’ve done that, it’s easy to keep up to date not only about new videos, albums, and singles your favorite artists have released, which you could see before on the artist profile pages, but also the songs those musicians have tagged on Shazam. Want to follow an artist? If Shazam doesn’t automatically follow that artist for you, just click the blue follow button as shown below.
This is a terrific addition to an app that I already consider one of my favorites when it comes to listening to music. I’m always looking for new artists on the radio, and the disc jockeys so seldom tell who the musicians are. Sometimes, too, I just want to know right away who it is, and Shazam lets me find out. With the latest update, I can discover even more new music as I find out what my favorite bands and singers are listening to.
Shazam is designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and is a free download on the App Store. For an in-app purchase of $6.99, you can upgrade to Shazam Encore and remove the banner ads within the app.