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July 6, 2014

SONGZA 's Acquision by Google and what this means for streaming music apps

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The music streaming   recommendation service company "Songza "    has been just  taken over by Google for an undisclosed  amount . Earlier reports on the acquisition from the New York Post said Google was offering around $15 million, while The New York Times claims the deal is worth over $39 million.


 The idea behind the acquisition by Google" is to make this a part of the Google Play Music and perhaps YouTube. Songza will remain an active and independent app for the time being. The purchase highlights the increasingly competitive landscape emerging around music, as Apple, Amazon, and Google all seek to differentiate their mobile products by offering top-notch streaming services.



Songza  is usic recomendation  service "that allows  users to " vote  for  songs " customised to personal tastes ., Songza relaunched in beta on iPhone and Android apps on September 13, 2011, armed with a team of 25 expert music curator


Amie Street acquired  Songza was first  acquired byAnnie Street,  which was  created by Aza Raskin and Scott Robbi, Post which it was sold  to Amazon in 2010.  After this
  the  coufounders CEO, Elias Roman, COO, Peter Asbill, CPO, Elliott Breece, and CCO, Eric Davich  started to rebuild and refocus  their attention on Songza