EK began checking the deal to buy the Apple music app Shazam

© AP Photo / Mark LennihanЛоготип Apple over the entrance to the building in new York, USAEK began checking the deal to buy the Apple music app Shazam© AP Photo / Mark Lennihan

The European Commission opened the investigation in respect of a transaction for the purchase of Apple’s popular music app Shazam, according to the EC.

In December, Apple confirmed the purchase of Shazam, told BuzzFeed News, citing the words of a company spokesman Tom Namira. Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam was in the tops of the ratings apps for iOS system. They use hundreds of millions of people around the world, using different platforms, he said. Shazam is used to identify musical compositions at the time of playback on mobile devices and computers.

«The European Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition», — said in a release, noting that the EC is concerned that this merger may reduce users to select music services.

The European Commission had previously received requests from Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden assess in the framework of EU legislation on mergers the proposed acquisition of Shazam Apple.