With “Ghost Town” being released April 21, it’s time to look at Shazam and streaming in more detail. Specifically, what counts and what doesn’t.
Shazam the song! Radio looks at Shazam positions (on the Shazam chart) EVERY week and judges whether a CURRENT song is in demand. Only do 1 Shazam per song, per account! Only 1 Shazam of a song is counted for the Shazam chart and anything beyond that is pointless AND radio won’t see it.
To Shazam, listen to your local/favorite radio station, and then once you hear Adam’s “Ghost Town,” Shazam it! A convenient way to listen to your favorite station is via the iHeartRadio app on your phone. If you don’t have the Shazam app, please download it now. It’s free!
Streaming matters! Streaming songs is helpful with radio play and Billboard chart positions. Stream the ENTIRE song to ensure it counts for the charts! Examples of streaming impact on radio: Spotify helped Lorde and Tove Lo on the path to success because their debut singles received so much play on that platform that radio took notice. Obviously you can stream a song more than once, but spamming is not encouraged or helpful!
Places where you can stream: Spotify, iHeartRadio, Rdio, Rhapsody, Google Play, Youtube (Adam’s new channel), Beats Music, Amazon Prime (paid membership required) and Shazam (provides links to streaming).