Apple’s App Store brought in over $14 billion in 2014, but declining digital sales are nothing to celebrate. Deeply behind streaming power-players like Spotify, Deezer, and Pandora, Music Ally reports that Apple has been quietly making music-related moves.
Documents filed by Apple in the U.K. reveal that they recently bought Semetric, the company behind Musicmetric. Financial Times reports that Apple might have paid around $50 million for the company.
Musicmetric is a real-time music analytics service. Semetric also has other products that track television, film, ebook, and video game statistics.
When questioned about the deal, Apple said:
“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plan.”
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