Zynga Acquires Music Gaming Company JamLegend

Posted Apr 20, 2011

Social gaming company Zynga has acquired JamLegend, a music gaming company. JamLegend is a start-up that was planning on competing directly with Rock Band and Guitar Hero. JamLegend will be shut down and the team will be absorbed into Zynga.

?After nearly three years of running JamLegend, we are shutting down the service to move on to new ventures. We will look back fondly on our experiences at JamLegend. JamLegend was the most vibrant music gaming community in the world, where the greatest players and trackers/producers helped evolve online music consumption. We?ll always be proud of bringing so much joy to so many,? said JamLegend on their blog.

JamLegend had raised $2 million in funding led by Tellme and iLike co-founder Hadi Partovi. JamLegend was founded by Ryan Wilson, Arjun Lall, and Andrew Lee.