SoundHound hits 100 million users - Mobile World Live

SoundHound hits 100 million users

20 SEP 2012

Music recognition company SoundHound said it has passed the 100 million user mark for its iOS and Android apps, which allow users to identify songs, find new music, learn about artists and share with friends.

The SoundHound app is downloaded on average more than 200,000 times per day, with a record of one million new users in 24 hours. The company said users are also visiting the app more often and spending more time within it.

Industry reports suggest that SoundHound has been actively used on one out of nine of the 900 million iOS and Android devices activated to date.

 “Unlike so many other mobile apps that eventually plateau or see users switch to other apps, we are welcoming increasing numbers of new users each week and retaining them through an offering of rich features and fresh content,” said SoundHound founder and CEO Keyvan Mohajer.

SoundHound VP Katie McMahon added that growth has been driven virally by “an incredibly active user base”. When the company was rebranded at the beginning of 2010, it had just two million users.

The app can recognise songs from a user humming the tune and recently added a LiveLyrics function, which shows lyrics as songs play.

Users can also receive recommendations based on their recent searches, view videos and discover which tracks have been most tweeted from the app.

Rival Shazam recently said it had reached 250 million users worldwide.


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