British company and successful music app Shazam have now announced a new partnership with online vinyl outlet Juno that will grant Shazam’s millions of users access to the Juno catalogue and dramatically improve coverage of electronic music only available on vinyl within the app.
Previously one of the criticisms of Shazam was it’s inability to ‘tag’ more obscure dance music tracks which are often all the more difficult to identify. Thus with another blackspot now seemingly covered with many exclusively vinyl releases added to it’s already 26.5 million strong database , and the continual adding of new and exclusive tracks every week it appears Shazam will be even seriously entering the market for electronic music. The new partnership promises to give fans a fast and easy way to find out the name and artist of their favourite tracks along with easy access to purchase them from Juno.
Speaking on the new partnership Juno’s managing director Richard Atherton said “We are really excited to share our unique catalogue through this new partnership with Shazam. Many of the releases we stock and sell are often not available on commercial download stores for weeks after their release on Juno.”
Before Shazam’s Will Mills added: “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. Vinyl music is seeing a resurgence in the industry, with sales at their highest for 15 years.”
Following on from last years hook up with fellow electronic music outlet Beatport this sounds like a great move to us guys!