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Shazam is an application that allows you to identify music that users are not familiar with. It is currently one of the top music identifier apps in the market with over 500 million downloads in the Android Play Store and with 4 million reviews leading to a 4.4 out of 5-star rating (Play Store). On the Apple Store, it records a rating of 4.9 stars out of 5 with a total of 5,419,070 million ratings (Shazam App Store). Shazam is a phone app that uses song recognition technology to detect and recognize a song that is playing remotely (Gikaru). Shazam is very simple to use. Once users open the application it immediately provides a capture button that should be held for around 10 seconds for the application to identify the song. While the user holds down the button, “the app picks the sample of the song and scans its database for a matching audio fingerprint (Gikaru).” After a song is identified by Shazam’s database, the user is provided with the song title, artist name, links to stream the track on Apple Music, Spotify, or buy on iTunes and Google Play Music (Gikaru). The application also provides users with links to

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