How Shazam works for Artists

Shazam is part of the Apple Music for Artists family

Your fans are ready to discover you.

By seeing how listeners discover your music in all parts of the world, you can plan social media activity, promotions, and even live shows to connect with your growing audience.


How to see your Shazam data

If you have a song that’s been Shazamed, Apple Music for Artists will incorporate that data throughout your artist profile.

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

Trends show detailed demographics about your Shazam listeners. In contrast, Places show which countries or regions Shazam you the most.


Charting on Shazam

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

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


Trending on Shazam

When your music is trending on Shazam, you’ll get a weekly Trending on Shazam email with your highlights.


When does a Shazam count toward my songs?

Whenever someone Shazams your songs, you will see it counted as a Shazam in your Apple Music for Artists profile.

Because Shazam listens to a piece of audio from a song to recognize it, there may be times when that piece of 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.

Shazam processes 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 Shazams shown on the Apple Music for Artists dashboard when compared to the Shazam app.



Grammy award-winning superstar, Wizkid has made history with his hit single ‘Essence.’ 

Apple-owned Shazam, through its Instagram account, announced Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ as the most Shazamed song in the country.

It placed Nigerian afrobeats star Wizkid above Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, and The Weeknd on the app’s list of top 10 artists in the US, the latest sign of the African music genre’s increasing mainstream appeal.



The app, which is used to identify music and TV shows by listening to a short sample of their audio, posted a pictured Wizkid with the caption: “Big Congrats to @wizkidayo!! #Essence is now the most Shazamed song in the United States.”

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