INTERVIEW: Dr Avery Wang, Principal Research Scientist at Apple and Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Shazam

Danielle Newnham
23 min readOct 14, 2021
Avery Wang (second from left) with co-founders Philip Inghelbrecht, Chris Barton and Dhiraj Mukherjee

The story of Shazam is a remarkable one.

In 1999, Chris Barton dreamed of a seemingly impossible solution to ambient music recognition and gathered together a team to achieve it, including his friend Dhiraj Mukherjee, classmate Philip Inghelbrecht, and engineer Avery Wang. And even…

Danielle Newnham

Host of Danielle Newnham Podcast — interviews with tech founders and innovators. Writer. Author. Recovering Founder.