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Apple Acquires Shazam, Offering More Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music

September 24, 2018

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2018--Apple® today announced it has completed its acquisition of Shazam®, one of the world’s most popular and highly-rated music apps, used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

“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,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music®. “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.”

Shazam lets users identify songs simply by listening to the music playing around them. The app will soon offer its experience ad-free for all users so everyone can enjoy the best of Shazam without interruption.

Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times around the world, and users identify songs using the Shazam app over 20 million times each day. 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.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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© 2018 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, App Store, and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple Inc. Shazam is a trademark of Shazam Entertainment Limited. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INTERNET SOFTWARE MOBILE/WIRELESS

SOURCE: Apple Inc.

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