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closed 5/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Alliance Entertainment Corp, acquired Audiolife

synopsis: Alliance Entertainment, LLC has acquired Audiolife, the music industry's leading direct-to-fan fulfillment company. Alliance Entertainment is the top distributor of home entertainment (audio and video) software in the U.S., the fourth-largest music account, and an accomplished distribution channel for apparel, hardware and accessories.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment offers an extensive product inventory (including CDs, DVDs, videos, video games and related merchandise), e-commerce fulfillment capabilities and innovative technology and support services for today's marketplace, including third party logistics services. "
target: Audiolife
Audiolife is a distribution and manufacturing platform that allows artists to reach their fans through digital and physical products, such as digital downloads, ringtones, CDs, merchandise, downloads, and promotional items.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

RedEye Distribution, Inc., acquired Border Music

synopsis: Redeye, a company that connects independent artists and labels to an expanding global marketplace through customer service and sales and marketing expertise, has acquired Border Music, a music distribution company headquartered in Sweden that provides a wide range of services that include sales, marketing, promotion, accounting and management.
buyer: RedEye Distribution, Inc.
Redeye connects independent artists and labels to an expanding global marketplace through customer service and sales and marketing expertise. They have charted a course of steady, sustainable growth by developing a strong distribution network and providing a multitude of services to their partners. "
target: Border Music
Border Music is a music distribution company headquartered in Sweden. It provides a wide range of services that include sales, marketing, promotion, accounting and management. It also has Digital/Physical Sales and Marketing Team members in Norway, Denmark and Finland.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GEMA E. V., acquired Zebralution GmbH

synopsis: GEMA has acquired a majority stake in digital distribution company Zebralution. The German collection society has become one of the first performance rights organisations in the world to buy into a streaming distributor. Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe.
buyer: GEMA E. V.
Around 70,000 composers, text authors and music publishers have joined forces in Germany to form the GEMA association. As one of the largest authors of works of music worldwide, GEMA respects the rights of German music makers and the rights of over 2 million copyright holders worldwide. "
target: Zebralution GmbH
Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe. The company has dedicated operations, marketing and business teams, and provide distribution and marketing services to over 450 music labels and audio publishers from around the world.
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closed 3/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sony Red, acquired Essential Music and Marketing

synopsis: Sony Music U.K.’s artist and label services division Red has acquired London-based independent sales and distribution company Essential Music and Marketing. The company is an independent provider of physical and digital sales and marketing and label services for music artists and record labels.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Red
Red offers a focused and tailored solution for independent labels and artists in the UK and are committed to delivering the best possible campaigns and routes to market. "
target: Essential Music and Marketing
Essential Music and Marketing is a London-based independent sales and distribution company. The company is an independent provider of physical and digital sales and marketing and label services for music artists and record labels.
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announced 1/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Phonofile will be merged with finetunes GmbH,

synopsis: Phonofile AS, an independent music aggregator, working with over 1.000 labels and a catalogue of more than 450.000 tracks, is merging with finetunes GmbH, a Hamburg-based digital distributor and technology company that represents a high quality and focused roster of independent labels from around the world.
buyer parent: SendR
buyer: finetunes GmbH
finetunes creates digital opportunities and revenues for independent labels. The Hamburg-based digital distributor and technology company represents a high quality and focused roster of independent labels from around the world. "
target: Phonofile
Phonofile is a digital distribution partner for record labels, recording artists and distribution companies. Whether a record label or a stand alone artist with a great story, Phonofile can help to distribute and sell music online.
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announced 1/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, will acquire LOEN Entertainment

synopsis: Kakao, South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app that merged with Internet company Daum, is pinning its international expansion hopes on music after it announced plans to buy a majority stake in Loen Entertainment, the company behind Korea’s top online music service MelOn.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$2,432.03)
Kakao is South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app. Kakao is a South Korean internet company established in 2014. It was formed from a merger of Daum Communications and Kakao to Daum Kakao in 2014, and Daum Kakao changed its name to Kakao in 2015. "
target parent: Affinity Equity Partners
target: LOEN Entertainment (A016170:$284.66)
Loen Entertainment Co., formerly Seoul Records, is a South Korean record label. Loen Entertainment is a provider of Korea’s premier music download/streaming platform, MelOn.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,557 [$1,409]*
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$304
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$70
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closed 12/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Xandrie SA, acquired QoBuz Sarl

synopsis: Xandrie, the leading international specialist in digital culture and entertainment, has acquired Qobuz. Qobuz is a Premium orientated online music service. Qobuz offers an online catalogue featuring more than 8 million titles, including all the majors and all significant independents.
buyer: Xandrie SA
Xandrie is the leading international specialist in digital culture and entertainment. Through its brand allbrary, Xandrie offers unique experiences with a comprehensive range of digital products: eBooks, movies & series, video games, music, software, newspapers & magazines, and more. "
target: QoBuz Sarl
Qobuz is a Premium orientated online music service. Qobuz offers an online catalogue featuring more than 8 million titles, including all the majors and all significant independents. Qobuz is a French online music service currently being developed internationally.
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announced 12/14/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD)

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD), Australia's most important digital music services provider.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries. "
target: Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD)
Digital Music Distribution (DMD) provides digital music services to the public, broadcasters and other media suppliers as well as brand partners. DMD offers linear, subscription and brand promotion services across a wide range of music catalogues.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired Juice Worldwide

synopsis: VUBIQUITY, the leading global provider of premium content services, announced the acquisition of Juice Worldwide, one of the world's top OTT certified and preferred encoding houses and digital delivery agents. The deal is a significant next step in VUBIQUITY’s mission to expand its premium content services and global distribution capabilities.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
VUBIQUITY is the leading global provider of Premium Content Services. From licensing to delivery, VUBIQUITY offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider. "
target: Juice Worldwide
Juice Worldwide offers digital supply chain solutions across all media. They are a one-stop-shop for film, television and music content owners requiring media management and multiplatform distribution. Service offerings also include: Post Production, Blu-ray and DVD Authoring and DCP file creation.
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closed 12/15/2014 via AP - Associated Press

AdRev, acquired DashGo Inc.

synopsis: YouTube music administrative service AdRev announced that it has acquired DashGo Inc., a digital-music distribution and marketing firm for record labels, podcasters and recording artists. They have a world-class suite of tools to distribute music, track fans and promotions, analyze sales and market music.
buyer parent: AudioMicro, Inc.
buyer: AdRev
AdRev is a program that administrates the monetization of YouTube’s Content ID system on behalf of music and video copyright holders (film/TV studios, record labels, publishers, production music libraries) by serving advertisements on YouTube videos. "
target: DashGo Inc.
DashGo is a boutique digital music distributor. They get to help bands and labels release their music online. They have a world-class suite of tools to distribute music, track fans and promotions, analyze sales and market music.
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closed 5/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Consortium (Aztec Music), acquired Aztec Music Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Melbourne label Aztec Music has been bought by a consortium of 'strategic' investors led by Paul Dainty. Aztec Music engages in music distribution.
buyer: Consortium (Aztec Music)
A consortium of investors led by Paul Dainty. "
target: Aztec Music Pty Ltd.
Aztec Music Pty Ltd. engages in music distribution and reissue. The company distributes Australian music and selected New Zealand music. Aztec Music Pty Ltd. was founded in 1967 and is based in Collingwood, Australia.
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closed 3/2/2012 via

INgrooves, acquired Fontana Distribution

synopsis: INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and technology services to the global music community, announced that it has acquired Fontana Distribution from Universal Music Group (UMG). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: INgrooves
INgrooves is a digital media distribution and technology company that provides various software development, distribution and marketing services via its INgrooves, INscribe Digital and ONE Digital divisions. "
target: Fontana Distribution
Fontana Distribution deals in distribution, as well as in a range of sales, marketing, and back office support services, for a diverse roster of independent record labels and their artists. Fontana Distribution also partners with Executive Music Group and Chicago Independent Distribution.
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announced 4/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Buongiorno S.p.A., will acquire Dada.net S.p.A.

synopsis: Buongiorno S.p.A., a leading multinational provider of services and solutions for the mobile-connected life, signed a definitive agreement to purchase 100% of the shares of Dada.net S.p.A. Dada’s offer to the final user is focused on digital products and services including Digital Music, Mobile Applications, Mobile and Social Community services.
buyer: Buongiorno S.p.A. ( IT:BNG:$233.97)
Buongiorno is a global enabler of the mobile connected life. The company is the preferred partner for telecoms, enterprises, handset and connected device manufacturers, supporting them in delivering customized mobile data experiences. "
target parent: Dada S.p.A.
target: Dada.net S.p.A.
Dada.net is the business unit of Dada S.p.A. that develops the range of products and services for end-usesr in the fields of Mobile Services, Mobile Applications, Social Community and Digital Music. Dada.
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$40
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$110
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$15
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closed 10/5/2010 via Market Wire

RTG Ventures, Inc., acquired Audigist Digital Distribution

synopsis: RTG Ventures, Inc. has acquired Audigist.com, a digital distribution platform, for its Media Systems Division. The acquisition complements RTG Ventures' strategy to provide vehicles for independent musicians and record labels to sell direct to consumers, monetize and maintain control of their inventory at the same time.
buyer: RTG Ventures, Inc. (RTGV:$0.00)
RTG Ventures, Inc. ("RTGV"), through NMTV, is an online media and electronic payment systems provider with an aggressive business model to grow unique and highly profitable consumer and business services both by organic growth of current assets and by acquisition. "
target: Audigist Digital Distribution
Audigist.com was created in 2003 by music industry executives from Studio Nyne.com and Jersey Live who specialize in mixing and production, music event management and web design & development.
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closed 5/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Genius Products, Inc., purchased Castalian Music from EMI Group plc

synopsis: Genius Products, Inc.announced that Genius Products, LLC has acquired Castalian Music from EMI North America. Castalian is a fully integrated direct response TV marketing and fulfillment service for the music and video entertainment industry.
buyer: Genius Products, Inc. (GNUS:$6.02)
Genius Products, Inc. is a multi-brand company that produces and distributes affordable entertainment products including DVDs and CDs. Its products are sold in retail outlets nationwide under well-known brands. "
seller: EMI Group plc
EMI Group is the third-largest music producer in the world and EMI Music Publishing is the world's largest music publishers, controlling more than one million copyrights. Record labels: Virgin, Capitol and Chrysalis. Owns HMV music stores and Waterstone and Dillion bookstores and 50% of musicmaker.
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announced 5/14/2007 via PR Newswire

KOCH Entertainment, will purchase independent music distribution business from Navarre Corporation

synopsis: Navarre Corporation a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, has entered into an agreement to sell its independent music distribution business to KOCH Entertainment for $6.5 million in cash.
buyer parent: Marwyn Investment Management LLP
buyer: KOCH Entertainment
KOCH Entertainment is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. "
seller: Navarre Corporation (NAVR:$480.82)
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations.
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closed 12/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., acquired Entertainment One Ltd

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, has completed the acquisition of Entertainment One, a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$4,681.38)
Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands. "
target: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
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$3,420 [$4,001]
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$1,144
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$136
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closed 9/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zealot Networks, acquired Nirvana Digital

synopsis: Multi-platform digital media company Zealot Networks has announced its latest acquisition, Mumbai based multi-channel network Nirvana Digital. Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks, Inc. is a digital-first media and entertainment company poised to lead the next chapter in the ongoing evolution of digital media with its holistic approach to connecting entrepreneurs with brands and like-minded communities. "
target: Nirvana Digital
Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
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closed 10/21/2013 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., purchased Entertainment Unit GVE from Gaiam

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced it closed the previously announced acquisition of Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content, for $51.5 million.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$59.14)
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors. "
seller: Gaiam (GAIA:$156.95)
Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” is a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content.
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closed 2/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Pride Tree Holdings, acquired Direct Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Najafi Companies has sold its majority interest in Direct Brands, parent company of Columbia House, Book-of-the-Month Club and other book clubs, to Pride Tree Holdings. Direct Brands is one of the largest direct-to-consumer distributors of media products in the U.S.
buyer: Pride Tree Holdings
Pride Tree Holdings is a company that bought Direct Brands. "
target parent: Najafi Companies
target: Direct Brands, Inc.
Direct Brands is one of the largest direct-to-consumer distributors of media products in the U.S. The company is home to DVD and book club brands such as Columbia House, Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, BOMC2.com as well as a number of special interest and lifestyle book clubs.
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closed 5/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Alliance Entertainment Corp, acquired Audiolife

synopsis: Alliance Entertainment, LLC has acquired Audiolife, the music industry's leading direct-to-fan fulfillment company. Alliance Entertainment is the top distributor of home entertainment (audio and video) software in the U.S., the fourth-largest music account, and an accomplished distribution channel for apparel, hardware and accessories.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment offers an extensive product inventory (including CDs, DVDs, videos, video games and related merchandise), e-commerce fulfillment capabilities and innovative technology and support services for today's marketplace, including third party logistics services. "
target: Audiolife
Audiolife is a distribution and manufacturing platform that allows artists to reach their fans through digital and physical products, such as digital downloads, ringtones, CDs, merchandise, downloads, and promotional items.
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closed 9/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Super D, acquired Alliance Entertainment Corp

synopsis: Super D, a Global Music Wholesaler has acquired Alliance Entertainment, from Platinum Equity and The Gores Group, creating the world's largest Wholesaler of Music and Video. Super D and Alliance are the primary e-commerce suppliers for CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray products.
buyer: Super D
Super D, Inc. distributes domestic and imported music CDs, movies, vinyl records, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and video games worldwide. The company also provides services, such as direct to consumer dropship programs; and Superfile, a pre-recorded audio, video, and games product database and import data. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment is the largest wholesale distributor of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray titles in the United States, providing distribution, fulfillment and other services to such retailers as Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart.com, Target.com and BestBuy.com.
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closed 5/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Alliance Entertainment Corp, acquired Audiolife

synopsis: Alliance Entertainment, LLC has acquired Audiolife, the music industry's leading direct-to-fan fulfillment company. Alliance Entertainment is the top distributor of home entertainment (audio and video) software in the U.S., the fourth-largest music account, and an accomplished distribution channel for apparel, hardware and accessories.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment offers an extensive product inventory (including CDs, DVDs, videos, video games and related merchandise), e-commerce fulfillment capabilities and innovative technology and support services for today's marketplace, including third party logistics services. "
target: Audiolife
Audiolife is a distribution and manufacturing platform that allows artists to reach their fans through digital and physical products, such as digital downloads, ringtones, CDs, merchandise, downloads, and promotional items.
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closed 3/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Alliance Entertainment Corp merged with Source Interlink Media,

synopsis: Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SORC), announced today the completion of its previously reported merger with Alliance Entertainment Corp., a leading provider of logistical and distribution services to retailers of home entertainment content products including DVDs, CDs and related merchandise.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment Corp. is a leading total solutions provider of business-to-business infrastructure services for the home entertainment product marketplace. By leveraging its logistics, supply chain management, engineering, database and information core competencies, across an extensive produ
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closed 9/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Super D, acquired Alliance Entertainment Corp

synopsis: Super D, a Global Music Wholesaler has acquired Alliance Entertainment, from Platinum Equity and The Gores Group, creating the world's largest Wholesaler of Music and Video. Super D and Alliance are the primary e-commerce suppliers for CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray products.
buyer: Super D
Super D, Inc. distributes domestic and imported music CDs, movies, vinyl records, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and video games worldwide. The company also provides services, such as direct to consumer dropship programs; and Superfile, a pre-recorded audio, video, and games product database and import data. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment is the largest wholesale distributor of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray titles in the United States, providing distribution, fulfillment and other services to such retailers as Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart.com, Target.com and BestBuy.com.
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closed 3/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Alliance Entertainment Corp merged with Source Interlink Media,

synopsis: Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SORC), announced today the completion of its previously reported merger with Alliance Entertainment Corp., a leading provider of logistical and distribution services to retailers of home entertainment content products including DVDs, CDs and related merchandise.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment Corp. is a leading total solutions provider of business-to-business infrastructure services for the home entertainment product marketplace. By leveraging its logistics, supply chain management, engineering, database and information core competencies, across an extensive produ
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announced 6/20/2017 via PR Newswire

SpectiCast Entertainment, will acquire Rising Alternative

synopsis: Philadelphia-based Event Cinema distributor SpectiCast Entertainment has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Rising Alternative. Rising Alternative is a leading international distributor of content for exhibition in digital format in cinemas, cultural centers and other public venues.
buyer: SpectiCast Entertainment
SpectiCast is one of the fastest growing producers, financiers, distributors, and marketers of Event Cinema worldwide. SpectiCast has distributed over 400 event cinema releases and has brought original world class programming to audiences on over five thousand screens in 67 countries. "
target: Rising Alternative
Rising Alternative is a leading international distributor of content for exhibition in digital format in cinemas, cultural centers and other public venues. The Company provides a complete series of programs from the world's most prestigious performing arts institutions.
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Sanwire Corporation, will acquire Intercept Music, Inc.

synopsis: Sanwire Corporation, a diversified company with a focus on the entertainment industry, will acquire Intercept Music, Inc, an online music business platform. Intercept allows any of the 10+ million independent musicians to upload and distribute their music and collect royalties from over 100 retailers in 165 countries.
buyer: Sanwire Corporation (:$0.26)
Sanwire Corporation invests in the entertainment technology space. The company actively looks for investments in technology companies centered around music, movie, and podcast distribution, marketing, publishing, licensing, and label services. "
target: Intercept Music, Inc.
Intercept is an online platform allowing musicians to upload and distribute their music and collect royalties from over 100 retailers. The software automatically promotes the artists' entire business, including their music, merchandise, and performances in social media, playlists, and online radio.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire Ingrooves Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group, a world leader in music-based entertainment has agreed to acquire Ingrooves. Ingrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. They provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with analytics, management services and marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. "
target: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions.
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ZetaDisplay AB, will acquire Liveqube AS

synopsis: ZetaDisplay, a leading supplier of Digital Signage to large retail chains and the service industry, will acquire LiveQube, Norway’s largest supplier of streamed and customer-adapted music for shops and public environments. LiveQube creates scheduled playlists with songs that are handpicked to match the brand's values and customers.
buyer: ZetaDisplay AB (OM:ZETA:$44.85)
ZetaDisplay is a leading supplier of Digital Signage to large retail chains and the service industry on the European market. ZetaDisplay's headquarters are located in Sweden with sales offices located in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia and the Netherlands. "
target: Liveqube AS
LiveQube is Norway’s largest supplier of streamed and customer-adapted music for shops and public environments. LiveQube creates scheduled playlists with songs that are handpicked to match the brand's values and customers. Commercial messages can also be easily added into the playlists.
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$1.80
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closed 11/14/2007 via BusinessWire

The Orchard Enterprises Inc, merged with Digital Music Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Orchard Enterprises Inc., a leading global digital distributor and marketer of music, and Digital Music Group, Inc. a content owner and leader in the digital distribution of music and video catalogues, announced that the two companies have completed their previously-announced plans to merge.
buyer: The Orchard Enterprises Inc (:$62.27)
The Orchard is an independent music and video distributor specializing in comprehensive digital strategies for content owners. Through innovative global marketing and promotions, The Orchard drives sales across more than 660 digital and mobile storefronts in 75 countries. "
target: Digital Music Group, Inc.
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. is focused on helping consumers worldwide to experience more music, in more ways.
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closed 1/22/2007 via BusinessWire

IODA, acquired Uploader

synopsis: IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced the official launch of IODA UK, after the company completed its acquisition of Uploader, a leading European digital music distributor based in London.
buyer: IODA
IODA -- the Independent Online Distribution Alliance -- is the industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, and artists. "
target: Uploader
Uploader is a Digital Distribution Company (Aggregator, Digital Service Provider). We work with labels, physical distributors, and rights-holders supplying their catalogues to the online and mobile digital retailers (digital music services).
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UFO Digital Cinema will be merged with Qube Cinema Technologies Private Limited,

synopsis: UFO Digital Cinema (UFO Moviez), India’s largest digital cinema distribution network and in-cinema advertising platform, is to merge with Qube Cinema Technologies Pvt Ltd, a leading international manufacturer and provider of end-to-end digital cinema technology and solutions.
buyer: Qube Cinema Technologies Private Limited
Qube Cinema Technologies Pvt Ltd is a leading international manufacturer and provider of end-to-end digital cinema technology and solutions. "
target: UFO Digital Cinema (BSE:539141:$94.31)
UFO Digital Cinema (UFO Moviez) is India’s largest digital cinema distribution network and in-cinema advertising platform. UFO operates India’s largest satellite-based, digital cinema distribution network using its UFO-M4 platform, as well as India’s largest D-Cinema network.
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closed 4/16/2015 via PR Newswire

TuneCore merged with Believe Digital,

synopsis: Independent label services company Believe Digital has merged with TuneCore, the powerhouse digital music distribution and music publishing administration company. TuneCore has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore Artists $504 million on over 12 billion streams and downloads.
buyer: Believe Digital
Believe Digital is the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide. The company has over 250 employees worldwide with offices in France, The UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, LATAM, Asia, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Africa. "
target: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. Their TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, and more.
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closed 9/4/2013 via PR Newswire

Cinram International Inc., acquired Saffron Digital

synopsis: Cinram, a Najafi Companies affiliate, has acquired Saffron Digital, a specialty firm that provides and manages digital media content from HTC. Saffron Digital specializes in the global management and delivery of premium multi-platform video services.
buyer parent: Najafi Companies
buyer: Cinram International Inc. (US:CRWFF:$2,295.70)
Najafi Companies is an international private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm makes highly-selective investments up to $1 billion in size in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries, and often in industries out of popular favor. "
target parent: HTC Corporation
target: Saffron Digital
Saffron Digital removes the complexity and reduces the cost of managing and delivering premium OTT or UltraViolet (UV) services. Its Stage platform combines in one place all the tools necessary to create a compelling multi-platform entertainment experience across all connected devices.
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