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Shazam names former NBCUniversal exec to board

Content recognition app provider Shazam has named former NBCUniversal executive Lauren Zalaznick to its board.

Zalaznick, who served as executive vice-president at NBCUniversal and also worked at MTV, will be an independent board member for Shazam.

Shazam said that Zalaznick’s strategic knowledge and deep operating experience would be a major asset in the development and execution of its expansion plans.

“Lauren has devoted her career in media to transforming the cultural landscape. From her start as an independent feature film producer to her most recent role as executive vice-president, NBCUniversal, Lauren’s expertise on the intersection of content, technology, and data will bring tremendous value to Shazam as we pursue our mission to be the world’s leading media engagement company,” said Andrew Fisher, executive chairman, Shazam.