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Apple acquires Shazam, will make the song recognition app go ad free



Apple has successfully completed its acquisition of Shazam, the popular song identification app as stated in its release (Apple acquires Shazam offering more ways to discover and enjoy music).

Last year, Music Plus carried the news that Apple was going to buy the music recognition app Shazam for about $400 million, and nearly one year later, the deal has finally closed.

“Apple and Shazam have a long history together. Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favorite app for music fans everywhere, With a shared love of music and innovation, we are thrilled to bring our teams together to provide users even more great ways to discover, experience and enjoy music”, said Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Apple Music.

Thanks to Apple’s acquisition of Shazam, the app will soon deliver all its users with an ad-free experience. Apple said in its press release that users identify songs on Shazam over 20 million times in a day.

In May, Apple announced that it has passed the 50 million user mark for Apple Music.

Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times around the world. With pioneering innovation in music identification, Shazam helps people discover, interact with and share video, audio or printed content across devices and mediums and allows music fans to follow their favorite artists and share in the thrill of discovery.

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Abhishek Singh

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