Google said to be interested in acquiring music streaming service SongzaAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Google’s had a pretty acquisition-filled 2014 so far, including purchases of Nest Labs, Green Throttle Games and Quest Visual. It doesn’t look like the company is planning to stop its spending spree any time soon, as a new rumor has surfaced that claims that El Goog’s got its eye on another firm.
According to a pair of sources speaking to The New York Post, Google is in talks to acquire Songza. One of the tipsters claims that Google is offering to purchase Songza for approximately $15 million. Both Google and Songza declined to comment about this rumor.
Songza is free streaming music service that features “thousands” of curated playlists that are based on what you’re doing at a particular time. The service also offers a $3.99 per month “Club Songza” feature that offers an ad-free and commercial free experience, exclusive playlists and more. Songza currently boasts around 5.5 million active users and has apps available on Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows Phone.
Google launched its own streaming service, called Google Play Music All Access, a little over a year ago. All Access is similar to Spotify and Rdio in that it allows subscribers to stream any music that they’d like for $9.99 per month. That said, Google could be interested in acquiring Songza to improve All Access’s playlists and music curation since that’s Songza’s main focus.
Do you use Songza? Would you like to see Google acquire the company?