How Shazam is changing the music industry

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Shazam is an app – and there are others out there as well – that listens to a specific algorithm of the song that’s entered, and gives us the name of that song.

But pulling up that music recognition app – and a lot of other music apps for that matter –also does something else: it tells studio executives what people are wanting to hear.

Which, apparently, is having quite the effect on the music industry.

Derek Thompson writes about in this in his story “The Shazam Effect” in The Atlantic and he spoke to KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis about it.