Shazam Adds Tour Info and Last.fm to iPhone App

Mobile music discovery service Shazam has announced a number of significant enhancements for its Shazam Encore and (SHAZAM)RED applications on the App Store. With the enhanced version of the apps, iPhone and iPod touch users can now get tour information for tagged artists, use Last.fm to create Internet radio stations using their tagged music, and access the Shazam blog.
When a song is tagged, an icon will be displayed that, when tapped, provides tour information for that band or artist. Users can now find out where their favorite tagged artists are performing both locally, with automated geolocation functionality, and in other cities around the world with access to 60 sources covering 140 countries. The application also offers recommendations for local gigs scheduled for similar artists.
With Last.fm, Shazam users can create their own radio stations that include additional songs by tagged artist, as well as songs from other artists with similar styles and genres. When a song is tagged, an icon will appear in the Tag Results page, which takes the user directly to their radio station. Users must have already downloaded the Last.fm radio app in order to access this feature and must also be in a geographic region where Last.fm is accessible.
Additionally, the enhanced versions of Shazam Encore and (SHAZAM)RED give users direct access to the Shazam Blog, which features original insight, reviews and comments on current trends and events in music.
The updated versions of Shazam Encore and (SHAZAM)RED are now available in 32 countries from the Apple App Store. The Last.fm app is available in US, UK and Germany.

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