Google has acquired Songza, the curate-according-to-your mood song search and jukebox service.
“We aren’t planning any immediate changes to Songza, so it will continue to work like usual for existing users,” Google’s press release says, but “over the coming months, we’ll explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music.” And: “We’ll also look for opportunities to bring their great work to the music experience on YouTube and other Google products.”
Here’s some of Songza’s announcement: “Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re becoming part of Google. We can’t think of a better company to join in our quest to provide the perfect soundtrack for everything you do. No immediate changes to Songza are planned, other than making it faster, smarter, and even more fun to use.”
So what does this mean? Apple buys Beats Music. Google buys Songza. The big question is who is going to buy . . . .