Shazam: The Ultimate Story of Struggle & Persistence with Chris Barton

Shazam - Chris Barton

Shazam – Chris Barton

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About the Episode

What do you do when the technology needed for your idea to succeed hasn’t been created yet? Well I have Chris Barton, the co-founder and original CEO of Shazam to talk about the struggle and challenges during the early days of the widely popular app. Also, listen to the million dollar question that I ask Chris about the future of the mobile space. This is the interview that you don’t want to miss.

Chris Barton is the co-founder and original CEO of Shazam.

About Shazam

Shazam recognizes music and media playing around you. Tap the Shazam button to instantly tag, and then explore, buy, share and comment. Tagging is unlimited, so use Shazam as much as you want.

Once you’ve tagged something, you can:
○ Buy from iTunes (and find others by the same artist)
○ Watch the videos on YouTube
○ Share tags on Shazam Friends
○ Use LyricPlay to sing along to streamed lyrics
○ Check out the artist’s bio and discography

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  • Entrepreneur On Fire

    Struggle is a given, persistence is what separates the winners and losers. Thanks Chris! Great show Steve!

    ~ John Lee Dumas

    • Steve Young

      @JohnLeeDumas:disqus true that my man.

  • Yohann Taieb

    Inspiring! Thank you all

    • Steve Young

      @yohanntaieb:disqus you rock!

  • Stephen White

    Love the show.. I’m hooked now! Keep the amazing content coming Steve!!

    • Steve Young

      Thanks @disqus_kL3oUMUfO6:disqus!

  • Phil Ferrante

    Great Podcast and I’m liking the other shows as well. I particularly liked where Chris’ head is at with regards to mobile and the potential to help revolutionize health, wellness, and healthcare. I think this area is going to EXPLODE.