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closed 9/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

BFM Digital, acquired Songdog Network

synopsis: BFM Digital, one of the few remaining independent, global digital music companies, announces the acquisition of SongDog Network, provider of master recordings to the karaoke industry since 1994.
buyer: BFM Digital
BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. "
target: Songdog Network
Songdog Network, Inc. provides entertainment technology and content. It offers music products and develops software technology for digital music applications. It provides master recordings to the karaoke industry.
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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 3/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rdio, Inc., acquired Dhingana

synopsis: India’s troubled music streaming startup Dhingana is being acquired by Rdio. Rdio will gain from Dhingana’s existing catalog over 1 million songs in 42 languages through this acquisition.
buyer: Rdio, Inc.
Rdio is the groundbreaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 20 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist, or playlist. "
target parent: Lightspeed Venture Partners
target: Dhingana
Dhingana is the largest online collection of Indian music. Their catalog gives users instant access to music from every corner of India. With Dhingana and Facebook users can discover what their friends are listening to, and share their play lists, favorite songs and albums with their friends.
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closed 8/17/2010 via Market Wire

Idle Media Inc, acquired www.HipHopEarly.com

synopsis: Idle Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired www.HipHopEarly.com, an online music destination for the latest in Hip Hop single pre-releases. This acquisition follows the company's recent agreement to acquire the assets of three more online properties: www.prisonblock.com, www.chixr.us, and www.tweetvibe.com.
buyer: Idle Media Inc (IDLM:$0.00)
Idle Media, Inc. is a publicly traded new media technology company that delivers cutting-edge content and online gaming through its wholly-owned operating companies, including Dat Piff (www.datpiff.com), a leading provider of online mix tapes and user-generated content. "
target: www.HipHopEarly.com
www.HipHopEarly.com is an online music destination for the latest in Hip Hop single pre-releases.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Voxler SAS

synopsis: Embracer Group AB’s indirectly wholly owned subsidiary Koch Media GmbH, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Paris and Marseille based Voxler SAS, a leading developer of music and karaoke games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Voxler SAS
Voxler is made up of an independent team that develops musical video games that have already made more than 2 million players sing and dance in Europe. Voxler is an official developer on all consoles on the market and has several successful musical games to its credit.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Hit Entertainment, acquired Superb Corp.

synopsis: Big Hit Entertainment, the billion-dollar agency behind K-pop superstars BTS, announced it has acquired the Seoul-based music game company Superb. Since its founding in 2016, Superb has released "Pianista," a rhythm-based game for mobile and Nintendo Switch, and "Yumi’s Cells," a mobile game based on the popular Naver webtoon of the same name.
buyer: Big Hit Entertainment
Big Hit Entertainment, Co. is a South Korean entertainment company established in 2005 by Bang Si-hyuk. It currently manages soloist Lee Hyun and idol groups BTS and TXT. "
target: Superb Corp.
Superb Corp. is a South Korean music video game company. Since its founding in 2016, Superb has released "Pianista," a rhythm-based game for mobile and Nintendo Switch, and "Yumi’s Cells," a mobile game based on popular Naver webtoon of the same name.
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announced 2/6/2014 via Market Wire

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, will acquire ZUUS Media

synopsis: Irvine-based Ubiquity Broadcasting Corp., announced that it has entered into a non-binding term sheet to acquire ZUUS Media. ZUUS offers four genre-specific music television channels (ZUUS Country, ZUUS Latino, ZUUS Hip Hop + R&B and ZUUS Hits), currently available in over 60 million US households and growing.
buyer: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation (OTCBB:UBIQ:$0.45)
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is an emerging broadcasting & media technologies company, that owns a portfolio of intellectual property relating to Internet, Social Media and Cloud-Based applications, where it also owns and operates an in-house, state-of-the-art production facility. "
target: ZUUS Media
ZUUS Media is a next-generation media company that operates ZUUS. ZUUS offers four genre-specific music television channels (ZUUS Country, ZUUS Latino, ZUUS Hip Hop + R&B and ZUUS Hits), currently available in over 60 million US households and growing.
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closed 8/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Zynga, Inc., acquired Conduit Labs Inc.

synopsis: Zynga announced it has acquired Boston-based social games company Conduit Labs. Effective immediately, the Conduit Labs office will become Zynga Boston, a new game studio focused on new product development.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,460.02)
Zynga has over 230 million monthly active users playing its games. These games include FarmVille, Treasure Isle, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Café World, FishVille and PetVille, which are available on Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo! and the iPhone. "
target: Conduit Labs Inc.
Conduit Labs is the largest provider of music games on the web, creating a new model for monetizing music and other media through fun social games. Conduit Labs is the largest holder of music rights of any music games company.
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closed 3/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

WhereverTV, acquired Digital RodeoTV

synopsis: WhereverTV Broadcasting Corp., which delivers Over the Top subscription television services to a variety of devices including smartphones, TabletPCs, and computers, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Digital RodeoTV. Digital RodeoTV delivers a content rich mixture of music and videos from independent country artists.
buyer: WhereverTV (OTCPK:TVTV:$0.00)
Founded in 2006, WhereverTV is the next generation subscription television service providing consumers with live-streaming, genre-specific, and in-language viewing choices from around the world, delivered to anywhere in the world, and through any internet enabled device. "
target: Digital RodeoTV
Digital RodeoTV delivers a content rich mixture of music and videos from independent country artists, current artists and legacy artists. Digital RodeoTV broadcasts interviews, videos and live streaming and recorded concert events.
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closed 5/20/2020 via Forbes

Downtown Music, LLC, acquired Sheer Publishing Africa

synopsis: Downtown Music, a global independent rights management and music services company, has acquired Sheer Music Publishing, Africa’s largest independent music publisher, expanding the company’s geographic footprint to the continent of Africa.
buyer: Downtown Music, LLC
Downtown Music Holdings is a global company that owns, manages, and develops businesses with a vision for a more equitable and innovative music ecosystem. The company is the world's leading provider of end-to-end services to artists, songwriters, labels, music publishers, and other rights holders. "
target: Sheer Publishing Africa
Sheer Publishing is one of Africa’s largest independent Publishing houses and is currently looking to expand its client base within the African diaspora. Sheer's mission is to provide a comprehensive range of copyright services to their clients, both domestic, Continental and international.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ad Litteram Inc., acquired Atma Classique

synopsis: Montreal-based Ad Litteram has acquired ATMA Classique, a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles. With the transaction, Ad Litteram acquires Disques ATMA Inc.'s shares and the ATMA Classic label, ensuring the company's sustainability with an emphasis on video and the expansion of the digital catalog.
buyer: Ad Litteram Inc.
Ad Litteram is a Canadian music house with a roster of services that includes music publishing, recordings, management, and video production. The company aims to provide its artists with the human, technological, commercial, and artistic means to carry out their projects. "
target: Atma Classique
ATMA Classique is a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles representing a wide spectrum of musical styles, from Baroque music to great symphonic works with countless detours in terms of traditional music, Neapolitan song, tango, and contemporary repertoire.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Endurance Music Group, acquired Wide Open Music

synopsis: Newly formed publishing company Endurance Music Group has acquired Wide Open Music, a music publishing and management company. Wide Open Music was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Raven Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Endurance Music Group
Formed in 2019, Endurance Music Group is a full-service music publishing house and is home to songwriters Scooter Carusoe and Clint Lagerberg, emerging songwriter-artists Ryan Plappert, Jake Rose, and songwriter Ben Stoll, and multiple successful catalogs. "
target: Wide Open Music
Wide Open Music operates as a music publishing and management company. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 2/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Formax, LLC, acquired Firma Melodiya

synopsis: Firma Melodiya, a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings in Russia, has been acquired by Formax LLC, a company that works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work.
buyer: Formax, LLC
Formax LLC, registered in 2015, works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work. The company belongs to two businessmen - Mikhail Sukontsev and Dmitry Smirnov. "
target parent: The Federal Agency for State Property Management
target: Firma Melodiya
Firma Melodiya was founded in 1964 as a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings. Melodiya is the national heritage of Russia, and includes the most valuable archive which includes more than 230,000 sound recordings in a variety of genres.
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closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, acquired THiS Music

synopsis: Sony/ATV, the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, has acquired THiS Music, a company that provides music publishing services based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, ranging from songs by iconic names including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen and The Rolling Stones to contemporary superstars such as Lady Gaga. "
target: THiS Music
THiS Music, LLC provides music publishing services. THiS Music, LLC is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Pulse Recordings Inc.

synopsis: Concord Music Publishing has acquired Fujipacific Music’s stake in Los Angeles-based Pulse Music Group – widely regarded as one of the hottest pop music publishers in the world today. PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Pulse Recordings Inc.
Created by musicians for musicians, PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales.
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mojo Music & Media Group Limited, acquired Chelsea Music Publishing

synopsis: Mojo Music & Media, a next generation music rights company, has acquired a majority stake in Chelsea Music Publishing, a London-based indie music publisher. Chelsea Music’s repertoire features more than 80 charted UK and international hits. Their portfolio includes standards recorded by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, The Hollies, and more.
buyer: Mojo Music & Media Group Limited
Mojo Music & Media is a next generation music rights company, offering both best-of-breed music publishing and custom full-service brand and legacy marketing for a select group of the most iconic songwriters and musicians in the world and their contemporary counterparts. "
target: Chelsea Music Publishing
Chelsea Music Publishing is a London-based indie music publisher. Chelsea Music’s repertoire features more than 80 charted UK and international hits. Their portfolio includes standards recorded by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Wayne Fontana, The Hollies, Dean Martin, and more.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., acquired Gene Autry Music Group

synopsis: Warner Chappell Music announced the acquisition of the four publishing companies comprising the Gene Autry Music Group. Together, these catalogues contain more than 1,500 songs. In addition, Warner Chappell Music will be administering many of the Autry estate’s master recordings to facilitate one-stop synchronization licensing.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Warner Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. Warner Chappell Music provides the most innovative opportunities for songwriters & copyright holders. "
target: Gene Autry Music Group
Gene Autry Music Group is comprised of four publishing companies. Together, these catalogues contain more than 1,500 songs. Included are timeless classics such as Autry’s signature song, “Back In The Saddle Again,” and the holiday favorite, “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane).”
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closed 2/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Ithaca Holdings LLC, acquired Atlas Music Publishing LLC

synopsis: Ithaca Holdings, a media holding company led by SB Projects founder Scooter Braun who counts Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Zac Brown Band, Dan & Shay and Tori Kellyas clients, has acquired Richard Stumpf’s Atlas Music Publishing, a service-oriented, digital market minded alternative to big box, high volume music publishing.
buyer: Ithaca Holdings LLC
Ithaca Holdings is a media holding company led by SB Projects founder Scooter Braun. SB Projects is a diversified entertainment and media company at the intersection of music, film, television, technology, brands, culture and social good. "
target: Atlas Music Publishing LLC
Founded by Richard Stumpf (CEO/Partner) in 2013, Atlas Music Publishing is a service-oriented, digital market minded alternative to big box, high volume music publishing. The company currently represents songs performed by top stars including Drake, Demi Lovato, Madonna, Ed Sheeran and more.
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closed 1/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Lyric Capital Group, acquired Spirit Music Group

synopsis: Lyric Capital Group, a private equity investment company, has acquired Spirit Music Group, one of the world's leading independent music publishers. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.
buyer: Lyric Capital Group
Lyric Capital Group was created by Jon Singer as a private equity investment company. "
target: Spirit Music Group
Spirit Music Group is one of the world's leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every leading musical genre. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.
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closed 9/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

BFM Digital, acquired Songdog Network

synopsis: BFM Digital, one of the few remaining independent, global digital music companies, announces the acquisition of SongDog Network, provider of master recordings to the karaoke industry since 1994.
buyer: BFM Digital
BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. "
target: Songdog Network
Songdog Network, Inc. provides entertainment technology and content. It offers music products and develops software technology for digital music applications. It provides master recordings to the karaoke industry.
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closed 9/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

BFM Digital, acquired Songdog Network

synopsis: BFM Digital, one of the few remaining independent, global digital music companies, announces the acquisition of SongDog Network, provider of master recordings to the karaoke industry since 1994.
buyer: BFM Digital
BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. "
target: Songdog Network
Songdog Network, Inc. provides entertainment technology and content. It offers music products and develops software technology for digital music applications. It provides master recordings to the karaoke industry.
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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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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.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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The Orchard Enterprises Inc merged with Dimensional Associates, LLC,

synopsis: The Orchard, a global leader in music and video distribution and comprehensive digital strategy, announced the completion of its acquisition byDimensional Associates, LLC, the New York-based private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc. and the majority owner of The Orchard.
buyer parent: JDS Capital Management, Inc.
buyer: Dimensional Associates, LLC
Dimensional Associates LLC is a private equity firm. It seeks to invest in digital media with a focus on online music distribution. It operates as a subsidiary of JDS Capital Management, Inc. The firm is based in Rye, New York. "
target: The Orchard Enterprises Inc (:$62.27)
The Orchard is an independent music and video distributor specializing in comprehensive digital strategies for content owners. Through innovative global marketing and promotions, The Orchard drives sales across more than 660 digital and mobile storefronts in 75 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.55 [$3.07]*
rev ($mm)
$62
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.3x
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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 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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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 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 3/2/2012 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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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:$480.82)
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations.
price ($mm)
$6.50
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announced 8/5/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Blinkx Plc, will acquire Grab Media

synopsis: Blinkx, the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s most advanced video engine, that connects consumers with advertisers through professionally generated content online, entered into an all cash transaction with Grab Media, a leading online video content syndication and advertising platform.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
Blinkx plc is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, Blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Grab Media
Grab Media is a leading premium video distribution company. It connects premium video content from a wide collection of professional sources and brand-name advertisers to ideal viewers. Marketers rely on Grab Media to position their message in front of large-scale, engaged audiences.
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closed 2/22/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Amdocs Ltd., acquired Vubiquity, Inc.

synopsis: Amdocs, a leading provider of solutions to communications and media companies, has acquired Vubiquity, a leading provider of premium content services and technology solutions. Vubiquity offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider.
buyer: Amdocs Ltd. (DOX:$4,144.85)
Amdocs is a leading software and services provider to the world’s most successful communications and media companies. Their Amdocs Optima is a digital customer management and commerce platform designed to rapidly and securely monetize any product or service. "
target: Vubiquity, Inc.
VUBIQUITY is the leading global provider of Premium Content Services. From licensing to delivery, VUBIQUITY offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider.
price ($mm)
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year
2017
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$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
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Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
$142.73
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Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous, Inc.
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$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
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$17.60
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United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
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YG Family
YG Family
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$311.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$39.60
EBIT ($mm)
$32.61
Net Income ($mm)
$16.54
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SendR
SendR – through its affiliate companies – is a digital distributor and license exploitation enabler. Thus SendR currently enables the non-physical exploitation of approximately more than a million media assets (audio- and video-tracks) at about 140 licensees.
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$11.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.22
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Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
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$59.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.06
EBIT ($mm)
$1.04
Net Income ($mm)
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