Apple Music for Artists

See how Shazam works for artists

When someone wants to figure out the name of a song they’re listening to, they can use Shazam to identify it. If a song has been Shazamed, the Apple Music for Artists partner view will incorporate that data throughout your artist’s profile.

Because Shazam listens to a piece of audio from a song to recognize it, there may be times when that audio happens to be identical to one from a different version of the same song. For example, an original version of a song and a remix version of that same song, often include audio pieces that are the same. In these cases, the Shazam will count toward the version of your song that is determined to be the best match, which is why you may see variations in the number of Shazams across different versions of the same tracks.

We process the Shazam data shown in Apple Music for Artists and the Shazam app on different systems and schedules. For this reason, you may see a difference in the number of Shazams shown and Shazam Charts data on the Apple Music for Artists dashboard when compared to the Shazam app.

Shazam data in partner view

In the Overview section, you can view key metrics such as Shazam Milestones and Top Shazams.

The Trends section shows detailed demographics about your artist’s Shazam listeners. In contrast, Places shows which countries or regions Shazam your artist the most.

Accessing Shazam chart data

A Shazam chart will appear in your artist’s profile when they have a top Shazam track in a country or region, or city. The chart data updates every 24 hours and displays the track position and movement on the chart in a given country or region, or city in the last seven days.

Select a specific song to see every country or region, or city chart where the track appears. To see the Top Charts for your Top Songs, click See All in the Charting on Shazam section of Overview or Your Music.