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20th Jan 2016

Irish Start-Up Soundwave Has Been Bought By Spotify

The Dublin-based company has been acquired for an undisclosed sum of money

Ellen Tannam

Irish start-up Soundwave has today been acquired by music streaming giant Spotify.

The app tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones in real time, and the folks at Spotify want to use it to improve their users experience when it comes to discovering new music.

Soundwave’s founders, Brendan O’Driscoll, Aidan Sliney, and Craig Watson released a statement on their blog today: “The music industry is changing, and its changing fast. ”

“We think now is the perfect time for Soundwave to join forces with Spotify, the #1 music streaming service in the world and the perfect home for us to continue our mission.”

Music streaming is moving more and more towards creating tailor made experiences for individual listeners’ tastes, so this new addition to Spotify means more hidden gems uncovered for its customers. As the streaming industry becomes a hotbed of competition, this Irish company might just give Spotify the edge.

Lead Image via RTÉ News