Apple Buys Shazam, A Music Recognition Service for $400 Million

Apple recently announced that it has acquired the popular music recognition company, Shazam for $400 million, according to recode.

An Apple spokesperson said in a statement to The Verge

“We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.”

A Shazam spokesperson also said to The Verge;

“We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple. Shazam is one of the highest rated apps in the world and loved by hundreds of millions of users and we can’t imagine a better home for Shazam to enable us to continue innovating and delivering magic for our users.”

Meanwhile, Shazam has apps on MacOS, Android, IOS and Windows, it’s one of the highly rated app on every platform. Even before Apple aquires Shazam, the app has been part of Apple’s software powering the song recognition on Siri.

The Shazam app on Android, who knows what might happen to it. Apple might not make much use of it or probably, could be in it for technology only.

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