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Exclusive control: The European Commission authorizes, unconditionally, the acquisition of the main music recognition application by an American multinational company (Apple / Shazam)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On November 12, 2018, the European Commission published the decision of September 6, 2018 authorising Apple to acquire sole control of Shazam, a UK company which develops and distributes the leading music recognition application in the EEA and worldwide. This app allows consumers to recognise music based on a short sound sample using microphones built into mobile devices. Shazam's revenues are mainly derived from online advertising and commissions it receives for referring users to streaming and downloading music services such as Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer. Despite the fact that the transaction did not have a European dimension, as it did not exceed

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  • L’actu-concurrence (Paris)

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Alain Ronzano, Exclusive control: The European Commission authorizes, unconditionally, the acquisition of the main music recognition application by an American multinational company (Apple / Shazam), 6 September 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89753, www.concurrences.com

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