We previously covered Google’s quest to buy a curated music service. Google made offers on both Songza and 8tracks.
Now, Google has sealed the deal by announcing the acquisition of Songza. The price has not been disclosed.
Songza says they are “thrilled” to join Google.
For now, Songza will remain unaffected, and their users can keep using the service. In the coming months, Google plans to incorporate Songza into Google Play Music. This seems like a good move, as Google Play needs a serious makeover.
Google also says that they will bring Songza’s “great work to the music experience on YouTube and other Google products“.
Google is preparing to launch YouTube’s streaming music service using tactics that are very unfavorable to independent labels.