Thanks a partnership between eBay and Shazam, the music identifying application for Android has just added unlimited free tagging until 2012, along with some great new social features to help promote music discovery.
eBay has never done anything like this before, as Shazam is the first app the company hes decided to sponsor. According to a statement from Steve Yankovich, Vice President of eBay Mobile:
Like eBay, Shazam connects consumers with the content, products and information they want. We are excited to sponsor Shazam’s Android App offering millions of consumers the chance to do even more of what they love, while expanding their ability to Shazam and share the music they’re most passionate about.
Not only does the latest update to the app include eBay sponsored tagging, but it also includes a new feature titled “Shazam Friends.” With Shazam Friends, you can view a feed of music that your Facebook friends have tagged inside Shazam to help you discover new music. You can also view all of a certain friend’s tags, purchase music you see, stream songs where available, and comment on tags through Facebook and Twitter.
If you’re looking to give the new Shazam a shot, just head on over to the Android Market and download away.