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After a long period of pending, Apple has officially acquired Shazam. The tech company made an announcement about completing the deal in a press release. Apple also revealed that the song identification app is on its way to becoming an ad-free experience for all users going forward—including those on Android.

“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,” stated Oliver Schusser, 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.”

Based on a previous report from Recode, the value of Shazam was set around $400 million which was supposedly considered a “big discount.”

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Words by Sydney Gore
Associate Music Editor

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