Shazam launches music discovery apps on Windows Marketplace

Shazam, the mobile music discovery provider, has announced the availability of its music discovery application for Windows phones via the Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

Shazam will be offering a free version as well as a separate full featured version that users can access for a one time fee. This will be the first time Shazam is simultaneously offering two versions of its applications at once, giving Windows phone users the choice as to how they want to experience and use Shazam.

Windows Marketplace for Mobile, Microsoft’s new mobile store that allows users to browse and download mobile applications to more than 50 million existing Windows Mobile devices, operates on an innovative new operating system that gives users access to quality applications through a seamless shopping experience.

Shazam allows users to discover and share music simply by holding a phone up to a song as it is playing. The Shazam application has been downloaded by more than 8 million users on the iPhone App Store and is among the most popularly downloaded applications on BlackBerry App World, Nokia’s Ovi Store and Google’s Market.

“Windows Mobile is the latest platform for which we have developed our music discovery application that has been used and enjoyed by so many people around the world already,” said Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam. “We are delighted to have been included as part of the debut of Windows Marketplace and we are very pleased to be working together with Microsoft to deliver the Shazam service to a whole new population of users.”

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