CD Baby Partners with Leading Media Engagement Company, Shazam®

Hundreds of thousands of CD Baby artists will now have their song data added to Shazam's database, greatly increasing the chances that their music will be discovered, shared, and purchased.

PORTLAND, Ore., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CD Baby, the world's largest online distributor of unsigned music, has just announced that it will be the first major indie music aggregator to partner with Shazam, the world's leading media engagement company, integrating its music library onto the Shazam database. Hundreds of thousands of CD Baby musicians, including the country's leading Jazz, Folk, and Indie Rock artists, will have their songs added to Shazam's database.  More than three hundred million people around the world who use the popular Shazam App can now discover, explore, buy and share music by a CD Baby artist.

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"Shazam is the most popular music discovery app in the world," says CD Baby president Brian Felsen. "And it's a big win for our artists to be included in that database. No matter where their music is played — in a bar, a café, on the radio, or anywhere else — a new fan is only a couple of taps away. "

Shazam's audio recognition technology has revolutionized the music discovery process. If a listener is curious which artist performed a particular song, all they need to do is grab their phone or tablet, open the Shazam App, hold it up to the music source, and Shazam will automatically display the artist, album, and song name — linking to online stores like iTunes and Amazon where the music can be purchased.

"Now, if you're a CD Baby artist, your music can be discovered by Shazam users and easily shared on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter," says Felsen. "And best of all, it's included as part of our distribution service so there's no additional cost to the artist."

For more details on how an artist can submit music to Shazam and get discovered on the world's most popular music identification app, check out http://members.cdbaby.com/get-on-shazam

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About CD Baby

CD Baby is the largest digital distributor of independent music in the world and offers a wide array of services for independant musicians. CD Baby distributes over 4.5 million tracks to dozens of music retailers including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Spotify. From their Portland, OR headquarters, CD Baby warehouses and ships over 360,000 independent CD titles to a customer base that spans the entire globe. The company also offers web hosting through their sister company HostBaby and eBook distribution through BookBaby.

About Shazam

Shazam is the world's leading media engagement company with more than 300 million people in 200 countries and adding another 2 million new users each week.  With the industry's unlimited fastest tagging in the Free and premium Encore Apps on iOS and Android devices, Shazam is the best way for people to discover, explore, buy, and share more music, TV shows and branded content they love.

Shazam makes it easy for people to share their discoveries with their friends on Facebook using the Shazam Friends feature, as well as on Twitter and Google+.  For people who don't yet have the Shazam application on their smartphone, it is available for FREE on every major platform and can be found on iTunes App Store, Google play, Amazon App Store, AT&T's AppCenter, Verizon VCast app store, Nokia Store, Windows Phone Marketplace, BlackBerry App World, and GetJar..

For further information about Shazam Entertainment visit www.shazam.com and @ShazamNews.  You can also follow us on Facebook or Google+.  For daily music updates follow the Shazam Blog and @Shazam.

Shazam Media enquiries: PR@shazamteam.com

The Shazam, Shazam Encore, LyricPlay, Shazam for TV names and icons are trademarks of Shazam Entertainment Limited.

Media Contact: Kevin Breuner CD Baby, 5039616771, kevin@cdbaby.com

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