|[December 20, 2012]
SoundHound Reveals 2012 Most Shared Songs and Artists
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
SoundHound, the revolutionary sound search company with more than 100
million users around the world, today revealed its list of the most
shared songs and artists of 2012.
Perhaps not surprising, given the commercial success of the track,
Belgium-Australian singer Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' was far
and away the song most shared by SoundHound users, followed by fun.'s
power ballad, 'We Are Young' as a distant second.
Among top shared artists, Adele paced this year's list, followed closely
by Rihanna and Flo Rida.
SoundHound sound search and music discovery emphasizes a social music
experience by enabling its users to instantly share a newly discovered
song or artist with friends through social networks like Facebook and
Twitter (News - Alert) or directly via email and text message.
"So many fans SoundHound a song so they can share it with friends using
one of the many social tools built into the app," said James Hom, Vice
President, Product for SoundHound. "For that reason, SoundHound's Most
Shared music and artist lists offer truly genuine and reliable insight
into which songs and artists resonate with fans and are trending upward
SoundHound's top list of shared songs was compiled by counting the
number of times a song was shared through any of the channels available
to the SoundHound user. The complete list of SoundHound's 10 most shared
songs of 2012 is:
Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye
We Are Young - fun.
Some Nights - fun.
Too Close - Alex Clare
One More Night - Maroon 5
Lights - Ellie Goulding
Where Have You Been - Rihanna
Someone Like You - Adele
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
Titnium - David Guetta
In addition to sharing recently discovered songs, SoundHound users can
also recommend artists to their friends using the same sharing tools,
giving friends direct access to the artist's SoundHound page which
features biographical information, top songs, lyrics and the option to
purchase tracks, ringtones or launch a Pandora station.
SoundHound's most shared artists for 2012 are:
Hom continued, "People want to share new music discoveries and the bands
they enjoy with friends. SoundHound makes that possible with incredible
ease. Our 100 million-plus users are actively social and we're looking
forward to seeing what's hot 2013."
The SoundHound App is available for free from the App Store on iPad,
iPhone (News - Alert) and iPod touch, or at http://bit.ly/soundhoundonios
. Users can also download the free version of the SoundHound App
and upgrade to the premium version.
On Android (News - Alert) devices, SoundHound is available at http://bit.ly/soundhoundandroid
Windows Phone (News - Alert) users can download SoundHound at http://bit.ly/NExZ8X
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About SoundHound Inc.
SoundHound Inc. is revolutionizing the way people interact with mobile
devices by delivering innovative technologies and magical user
experiences in sound recognition. SoundHound's applications, SoundHound
and Hound, are powered by the company's breakthrough Sound2Sound
technology, which has resulted in numerous innovations including the
world's fastest music and audio recognition, the world's only viable
singing and humming search, instant-response large scale speech
recognition systems, and automatic lyrics alignment. For more visit www.soundhound.com
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