Songza Folded Into Google Play Music, Will Shut Down January thirty first
Google acquired music startup Songza in June of 2014, and the workforce has been engaged on folding all of its options into Google Play. That work will now grow to be evident within the service, whereas Songza might be shut down on January thirty first, 2016.
Right here’s a video from the Songza founders on the information and what’s to return:
If the lighthearted video wasn’t sufficient for you, right here’s the e-mail that the group despatched to its devoted customers concerning the modifications, with the important thing reasoning being “It’s now time for us to give attention to constructing a single, cohesive product”:
In a nutshell, we constructed Songza to make life higher by enjoying you music tailor-made to each second of each day.
In July 2014, Songza was acquired by Google (#ConsciousCoupling), and in them we discovered an organization who shares our pleasure for IRL soundtracking. Over the previous yr and a half, we’ve labored exhausting to deliver all the options that you simply love from Songza to Google Play Music, together with the Concierge and our large library of hand-curated playlists — from Strolling On Sunshine to Hillbilly Bodybuilding, no second shall go un-soundtracked.
Because of Google Play Music (and our kick-ass group, which continues to develop quicker than a Twista verse), we’ve been capable of deliver what you’re keen on about Songza to a brand new viewers of music followers in america, Nice Britain, Canada, Eire, Brazil, Japan, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and Austria (*wipes forehead*) — with much more nations coming quickly.
It’s now time for us to concentrate on constructing a single, cohesive product. In order of January 31, 2016, Songza will turn out to be Google Play Music, and you’ll not be capable of entry Songza.com or the Songza cellular apps. HEY! There’s no crying! Are you crying? There’s no crying in music streaming! Shifting to Google Play Music is free, and your favourite playlists can include you! Pinky swear. Quickly, once you go to Songza, you’ll be greeted with a immediate that may allow you to deliver all your Songza listening historical past and favourite playlists over to Google Play Music — so please make certain to try this! Utilizing all of Songza’s options in Google Play Music is one hundred% free and doesn’t require a bank card, you simply want to simply accept our new Phrases of Service and Google’s Privateness Coverage (in the event you haven’t already).
Thanks SO a lot for being part of the Songza group over all of those years. We’re actually pleased with the work that we’ve achieved on Google Play Music and we really hope you’ll be a part of us there.
Hugs and headphones,
Elias, Elliott, Eric, Peter and the entire Songza group
Google Play Music ought to get higher playlists and options now, which is sweet information for anybody who makes use of the service each day. It by no means caught for me, it feels tremendous messy, and I’ve put all of my music life into Spotify.
With Google’s huge quantity of knowledge and assets behind it, Google’s Music providing ought to begin taking form quickly. Perhaps it’s time for me to take one other look. However for now?