Shazam Entertainment Expands Hammersmith Office Space In London


Shazam Entertainment has expanded its London headquarters in Hammersmith.

It has occupied the building at 26-28 Hammersmith Grove since 2009, and has now agreed to take on a further 30,000 sq ft of office space in London. Details regarding the deal have not been disclosed.

The company specialises in music identification via mobile phones. The service utilises microphones built into mobile phones to record a short sample of any music that’s being played. It then searches its databases to see if a match can be located. If a match is found, Shazam then delivers the artist, song and album information back to the user’s mobile device.

Founded back in 2002 by Avery Wang, Chris Barton, Dhiraj Mukherjee and Philip Inghelbrecht, the service has proven popular amongst mobile phone owners and currently has 60 million monthly users.

Earlier in the year the company revealed it would be creating new jobs at the Hammersmith office, following investment from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

Speaking to the London Evening Standard back in July, executive chairman at Shazam, Andrew Fisher, said: “We’ll be creating a very significant number of new jobs in our Hammersmith office. It’s about hiring new talent from institutions and universities in London.

“We’ve already got employees from Imperial. We’ve been involved in the graduate recruitment fair for the past two years,” Mr Fisher added.

In addition to its London headquarters, Shazam has four offices in America – New York, Menlo Park, Los Angeles, San Diego and Chicago – one in Australia – Sydney – and one in South Korea – Seoul.

By: Kirsty MacGregor

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