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Smule snags Songify app creator – USATODAY.com

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Ge Wang wants everyone to play music, even if they don’t know how.

With top virtual instrument app hits like Magic Piano, Ocarina and Leaf Trombone, Wang’s Smule has sold nearly 20 million app downloads, and attracted top investment. Shasta Ventures recently raised $12 million for a second round of financing, closing in October.

With the new funds, Smule just made its first acquisition. Atlanta based Kh.ush, which also makes musical apps like Songify and La Di Da. No terms were disclosed, but Kh.ush will remain in Georgia.

“Our goal is to really grow and keep pace but stay in front of the emerging music making business,” says Wang, Smule’s co-founder.

While Smule’s expertise is with virtual instruments like the piano, trombone, flute and violin, Kh.ush is adapting speech to music. The Songify app lets you recite spoken words into the iPhone, and then turns it into a song.

via Smule snags Songify app creator – USATODAY.com.

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