The Year Of Music In Review

December 1, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Shazam is a music tagging service that listens to music through an app on your phone or tablet and then identifies it for you. The company behind it just released their stats for the year:

  • Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know was tagged 15 million times – almost twice as much as second placed We Are Young.
  • Rihanna with 15.4 million tags narrowly beat out Gotye to be the most tagged artist this year.
  • Alex Clare’s Too Close was a relative unknown until Microsoft picked it up for its Internet Explorer commercials. After that Shazam fueled its rise to the top of the charts.
  • Based on their data up and coming artists who are poised to dominate the charts in 2013 include:

Find the entire list of the most tagged songs, and see region level data over here.

Source: Business Wire

Via: Fast Company