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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 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 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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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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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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$30
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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:$891.80)
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 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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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 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 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Tele Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music, a music production company that specializes in providing music and sound effects for media companies, has acquired the historic French production music label Tele Music. Tele Music is known as one of the original "library music" icons and compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Tele Music
Based in France, Tele Music is a historic music production company and publisher. They are known as one of the original "library music" icons in France. They compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
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announced 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Sony Corporation of America, will acquire EMI Music Publishing

synopsis: Sony Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony, has agreed to acquire EMI Music Publishing from Mubadala Investment Company. EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishers. EMI owns over two million songs that include classics by Queen, Carole King and the Motown catalog along with contemporary songs.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America is the U.S. headquarters of Sony, under which all Sony companies operate in the United States. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. "
target parent: Mubadala Investment Company
target: EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishers. EMI owns over two million songs that include classics by Queen, Carole King and the Motown catalog along with contemporary songs from Alicia Keys, Drake, Sam Smith, Pink, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Fetty Wap, Hozier and Sia.
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$663
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$249
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music Group, acquired Razor & Tie

synopsis: Concord Music has fully acquired the Razor & Tie record label. The deal includes Razor & Tie's label, publishing division, popular Kidz Bop brand and Washington Square Records alternative imprint. Razor & Tie was founded in 1990 and has become one of the largest privately owned independent music labels and publishing companies in North America.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music Group
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. "
target: Razor & Tie
With over 40 million units sold, over 20 years in business and multiple Grammy Awards, Razor & Tie is one of the largest privately owned independent music labels and publishing companies in North America.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, purchased Catalogue of Music Copyrights from EuropaCorp

synopsis: EuropaCorp Group has sold its catalogue of music copyrights to Sony/ATV Group, the world's number one music publishing company.This sale concerns approximately 1.500 titles linked to more than 100 films including the music of movies like the Taken trilogy or Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson.
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. "
seller: EuropaCorp (ENXTPA:ECP:$169.26)
EuropaCorp Group's Catalog of Music Copyrights includes approximately 1.500 titles linked to more than 100 films including the music of movies like the Taken trilogy or Lucy, but also scores from bands like Archive or Massive Attack, and composers like Eric Serra and Alexandre Desplat.
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closed 4/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

JH Media Group, LLC merged with Everlert, Inc.,

synopsis: JH Media Group, LLC has merged with Everlert, Inc., a provider of strategic management and structured financing services with a focus on Entertainment and Real Estate. JH Media Group arranges, composes and publishes music and videos. They also own and control intellectual property rights, these include unpublished Elvis Presley and Tupac tracks.
buyer: Everlert, Inc. (EVLI:$0.04)
Everlert, Inc. is a provider of strategic management and structured financing services headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles and focused on the two most prominent business sectors in Southern California: Entertainment and Real Estate. "
target: JH Media Group, LLC
JH Media Group, LLC arranges, composes and publishes music and music videos. They also own and control intellectual property rights that have generated substantial revenue for several decades, these include include unpublished Elvis Presley and Tupac tracks.
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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 12/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Rdio, Inc.

synopsis: Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform, announced it has completed its acquisition of several key assets from Rdio, a pioneer in streaming music technology. In addition to acquiring technology and intellectual property from Rdio, Pandora will also add nearly 100 former Rdio employees to the company.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. "
target: Rdio, Inc.
Rdio, one of the world’s largest licensed music services, offers a catalog of over 35 million songs in 86 countries worldwide. Rdio's mission is to provide access to every song, on every device, anywhere in the world instantly, online or offline.
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closed 6/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Rdio, Inc., acquired TastemakerX

synopsis: Rdio, a leading worldwide music streaming service, announced that they are growing their team with the acquisition of leading music discovery and curation service, TastemakerX.The integration includes Rdio's absorption of the entire TastemakerX team. Based in San Francisco, TastemakerX was founded in 2011 to help artists connect with fans.
buyer parent: Mangrove Capital Partners
buyer: Rdio, Inc.
Rdio is the leading digital music service reinventing the way people discover, play, and share music. Play what you want, when you want, or turn on a station for a perfect mix of songs. Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco. "
target: TastemakerX
Based in San Francisco, TastemakerX was founded in 2011 to help artists connect with fans. By building core products on mobile and web, TastemakerX enables listeners to discover new music, build and listen to virtual collections, and view artists based on social discovery.
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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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announced 9/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., will acquire Pandora Media, Inc.

synopsis: SiriusXM, one of the world's largest audio entertainment companies, is to acquire Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$5,590.90)
SiriusXM is one of the world's largest audio entertainment companies and is among the largest subscription media companies in the United States, offering an array of exclusive content to satisfy many interests. "
target: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

RMS Radio Marketing Service GmbH & Co. KG, purchased Online Audio Portfolio from SpotCom GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: SpotCom has sold its online audio portfolio to RMSi, the digital marketing subsidiary of the national radio marketing company RMS. SpotCom's online audio portfolio ranks number 3 in the German online audio market, which corresponds to 30 million hours of listening per month.
buyer: RMS Radio Marketing Service GmbH & Co. KG
RMS is a leading marketer in the German audio advertising market. RMS markets services from the entire audio spectrum: advertising times and formats as well as audio online offers from 160 private radio stations throughout Germany. "
seller parent: Antenne Bayern Gmbh & Co Kg
seller: SpotCom GmbH & Co. KG
SpotCom's online audio portfolio ranks number 3 in the German online audio market, which corresponds to 30 million hours of listening per month. With a unique range of offers and an interesting brand portfolio, SpotCom ensures the delivery of its client's messages to their target audience.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Rdio, Inc.

synopsis: Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform, announced it has completed its acquisition of several key assets from Rdio, a pioneer in streaming music technology. In addition to acquiring technology and intellectual property from Rdio, Pandora will also add nearly 100 former Rdio employees to the company.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. "
target: Rdio, Inc.
Rdio, one of the world’s largest licensed music services, offers a catalog of over 35 million songs in 86 countries worldwide. Rdio's mission is to provide access to every song, on every device, anywhere in the world instantly, online or offline.
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announced 10/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Carolyn and Stephen Jacobs, will acquire Vegas All Net Radio

synopsis: Carolyn & Stephen Jacobs, Producers of the Jacobs Ladder Show, have signed agreements with the majority owners of Vegas All Net Radio (VANR) - acquiring both Partner/Ownership interest. VANR is one of the first Las Vegas-based Netcasting Internet Radio Stations offering space for the public for web-based talk radio and music shows airing online.
buyer: Carolyn and Stephen Jacobs
Carolyn & Stephen Jacobs are the producers and hosts of the popular Jacobs Ladder Show. The Jacobs Ladder Show, with a worldwide audience, is in its fourth year on VANR (Vegas All Net Radio). Carolyn and Stephen Jacobs each interview one-on-one featured guests each hour. "
target: Vegas All Net Radio
Vegas All Net Radio (VANR) is one of the first Las Vegas-based Netcasting Internet Radio Stations offering space for the public for web-based talk radio and music shows airing exclusively on the World Wide Web.
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Alarming Devices, Inc., merged with StationDigital

synopsis: LA-based Internet radio and digital media broadcasting platform StationDigital Corp., announced that it has gone public via a reverse merger with Alarming Devices, Inc. StationDigital provides a highly curated playlisting and recommendations system, plus the unique SD Rewards program that allows listeners to "Sit Back, Relax and Earn Rewards."
buyer: Alarming Devices, Inc.
Alarming Devices, Inc., a development stage company, focuses on importing component based wireless alarm systems from China. It intends to import and supply home and commercial wireless alarm systems in the United States through dealers and resellers, as well as independent alarm installers. "
target: StationDigital (OTCPK:SDIG:$0.08)
StationDigital is a multimedia digital broadcast company that offers free music, music videos, movies and TV with over 30 million songs and titles. They provide both genre-based and artist-based discovery stations to suit an endless variety of tastes.
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Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, acquired Aupeo GmbH

synopsis: Panasonic Corporation of North America and its division company Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America announced the acquisition of Aupeo GmbH, a leading content and audio streaming service and technology platform provider, based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer parent: Panasonic Corporation
buyer: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America provides OEM audio, video, navigation, and information products and systems for the automotive industry in North America. The company has a strategic collaboration with Aupeo GmbH. "
target: Aupeo GmbH
Aupeo was established in Berlin in 2008 by Armin G. Schmidt. Aupeo is licensed to operate streaming services in more than 40 countries, offering consumers a rich personalized music experience.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Beats Electronics LLC, acquired MOG, Inc.

synopsis: Beats Electronics LLC, the company co-founded by legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre with Interscope, Geffen, A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, announced it has agreed to acquire the award winning on-demand digital music service MOG.
buyer: Beats Electronics LLC
Beats Electronics LLC manufactures and distributes headphones. It offers in-ear speakers and artist branded headphones. The company markets its products under the Beats by Dr. Dre brand name. "
target: MOG, Inc.
MOG, Inc. operates as an online community for music lovers. The company enables users to find new music, watch music videos, and read news and reviews that match personal taste in music.
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired WE7

synopsis: Tesco has bought the digital music service We7 for £10.8m as the retail giant moves further into home entertainment. The supermarket company has taken a 91% stake in London-based We7, with the remaining shares to be purchased within weeks. We7 boasts a catalogue of 11m music tracks and is available on iPad, iPhone and Android apps and on the web.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: WE7
We7 is an ad-supported music streaming service and integrated MP3 store based in the UK. We7 competes with streaming music sites Last.fm, Spotify, lala, and Imeem and with music search sites such as Seeqpod, Songza, Skreemr, Deezer, and HypeMachine.
price ($mm)
$17*
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closed 5/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired mSpot Inc.

synopsis: Samsung Electronics Co. acquired a U.S. cloud-based content service provider, MSpot, which specializes in providing cloud-based content services, including music and movies. It caters for about 30 mobile devices developed by Samsung, Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Inc.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. "
target: mSpot Inc.
mSpot, Inc., a California-based content provider, specializes in providing cloud-based content services, including music and movies. It caters for about 30 mobile devices developed by Samsung, Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Inc.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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announced 1/25/2006 via BusinessWire

Digicorp, Inc., will acquire PerreoRadio.com

synopsis: Digicorp, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a non-binding Term Sheet (the "Term Sheet") to acquire the Latino music web site PerreoRadio.com and its assets.
buyer: Digicorp, Inc.
Digicorp, Inc. is a digital media company focused on developing and acquiring content, software, and early stage companies that have already found their initial audience amongst the fastest growing consumer demographic groups in the media space. "
target: PerreoRadio.com
PerreoRadio.com is a web site with a focus on the growing popularity of Reggaeton music and its DJ's. PerreoRadio.com produces live original radio content with the genre's top DJ's and artists. The site also delivers genre specific streaming radio, music videos, chat rooms, and ring tones.
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closed 5/7/2013 via PR Web

MVB Entertainment, acquired TGN Radio

synopsis: MVB Entertainment has acquired TGN Radio. TGN Radio solely plays music from independent artists, and independent record labels. TGN Radio's playlist contains music from over one hundred independent artists, across the globe.
buyer: MVB Entertainment
MVB Entertainment comprises an array of businesses; an online clothing storefront, music publishing, music distribution, public relations & marketing, a network of websites, online radio, and television shows. "
target: TGN Radio
TGN Radio solely plays music from independent artists, and independent record labels. From the station's launch in August of 2012, TGN Radio's playlist contains music from over one hundred independent artists, across the globe.
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closed 9/17/2008 via BusinessWeek

RadioTime, Inc., acquired RadioSherpa

synopsis: RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, announced it has acquired RadioSherpa, which provides a real-time program guide for all HD radio stations in New York City, Boston and San Francisco.
buyer: RadioTime, Inc.
RadioTime is the leading radio tuner that powers Internet services and devices by connecting them to radio DJs, talk personalities, and sports programming. Listeners easily access free, live, local, and global radio programming through RadioTime. "
target: RadioSherpa
RadioSherpa has recreated the radio dial on the Internet so that with one click you can start playing your favorite tunes. Better yet, RadioSherpa takes the guessing game out of listening to the radio on the Internet. We show you what song is currently playing on each radio station.
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announced 12/17/2015 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire iConcerts

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Swiss-based iConcerts, a TV channel dedicated solely to live music currently distributed to more than 100 Pay-TV and OTT operators in 85 countries.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$228.10)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries. "
target: iConcerts
iConcerts is the first digital entertainment channel dedicated 100% to live music. The multi-media platform is available in 85 countries and in over 250 million households worldwide.
price ($mm)
$7.17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/6/2016 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, acquired Stitcher

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company has acquired popular podcast listening service Stitcher from Deezer for $4.5 million in cash. Stitcher is one of the most established and popular streaming audio listening brands, which facilitates discovery and streaming for more than 65,000 podcasts to 8 million registered users.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps owns 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. "
target parent: Deezer
target: Stitcher
Stitcher is the leading provider of personalized Internet talk radio and award winning mobile products. Stitcher carries eight out of the top ten terrestrial radio shows and features content from over 12,000 content providers.
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
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announced 10/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Deezer, will acquire Stitcher

synopsis: Deezer, the premier global digital music streaming service, announced it is acquiring Stitcher, the leading provider of personalized Internet talk radio and award winning mobile products. Stitcher currently carries eight out of the top ten terrestrial radio shows and features content from over 12,000 content providers.
buyer: Deezer
Deezer is the first truly worldwide digital music streaming service in over 180 countries, with 16 million monthly active users and 5 million paid subscribers worldwide. Deezer is at the forefront of a music revolution, allowing fans instant access to the largest music catalogue in the world. "
target: Stitcher
Stitcher is the leading provider of personalized Internet talk radio and award winning mobile products. Stitcher carries eight out of the top ten terrestrial radio shows and features content from over 12,000 content providers.
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closed 1/31/2020 via PR Newswire

WLIW21, acquired WPPB-FM

synopsis: WNET, America's flagship PBS station, parent company of New York's THIRTEEN and WLIW21, acquired WPPB-FM, a National Public Radio station based in Southampton, New York that serves the East End of Long Island. The purchase makes WLIW the only destination for public television and public radio on Long Island.
buyer parent: WNET.org
buyer: WLIW21
WLIW21 is one of America's most respected and innovative public media providers. A member of the WNET family of companies, WLIW21 is a unique cultural and educational institution that harnesses the power of television and electronic media to inform, enlighten, entertain and inspire. "
target: WPPB-FM
WPPB-FM is a National Public Radio station based in Southampton, New York that serves the East End of Long Island. WPPB-FM is the only Long Island-based affiliate of National Public Radio, offering programming such as Morning Edition, Car Talk, Marketplace, and the Travis Smiley Show.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC, purchased Seven Radio Stations from First Media Radio

synopsis: Byrne Acquisition Group, a owner and operator of a low-power television broadcast station, has acquired seven radio stations from First Media Radio. The seven radio stations located in North Carolina and Virginia broadcast in sport and music formats. The stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, and more.
buyer: Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC
Byrne Acquisition Group owns and operates WHHI-TV, a Hilton Head, SC low-power television broadcast station. WHHI-TV is the number one hyper-local television broadcasting station in the lowcountry. WHHI-TV provides local viewers with the best local television and content. "
seller: First Media Radio
Frist Media Radio's 7 radio stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, 99.5 Jamz WYTT, Maverick 102.3 WPTM, 107.7 Lake-FM WWDW, Sports Radio 1400 1080 WWDR and 1400 WSMY. The North Carolina and Virginia stations broadcast in sport and music formats.
price ($mm)
$3.40
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closed 4/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Virgin Media Inc., acquired NRG Radio

synopsis: Virgin Media has acquired NRG Radio, an urban station based out of Nairobi, Kenya. They are shaping the future of entertainment by connecting consumers with High-quality and Personalized content via Internet, Mobile, Film, Sound, Print and Cross-Media in all possible forms of distribution.
buyer parent: Liberty Global plc
buyer: Virgin Media Inc. (VMED:$6,664.77)
Virgin Media Limited is a British company which provides telephone, television and internet services in the United Kingdom. Its headquarters are in Hook, Hampshire. Since 2013, Virgin Media has been a subsidiary of Liberty Global plc. "
target: NRG Radio
NRG Radio is an urban station based out of Nairobi, Kenya. They are shaping the future of entertainment by connecting consumers with High-quality and Personalized content via Internet, Mobile, Film, Sound, Print and Cross-Media in all possible forms of distribution.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Lincs FM Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire the Lincs FM Group, a group that owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. The Lincs FM Group provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: Lincs FM Group
The Lincs FM Group owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. Each station provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s. The stations also provide the local news, national headlines, and weather.
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announced 12/12/2018 via Radio Online

Stratton Radio Broadcasting Co., will acquire WYLF-AM 850

synopsis: Stratton Radio Broadcasting Co., an owner and operator of radio stations, will acquire WYLF-AM 850 from MB Communications, Inc., a company that owns and operates radio stations. WYLF-AM 850 is a music radio station in Penn Yan, NY. The station plays hit music from the 50's, 60's and 70's.
buyer: Stratton Radio Broadcasting Co.
Stratton Radio Broadcasting Co. is an owner and operator of radio stations. The company is headed by Timothy Stratton. Timothy Stratton is an attorney with the Phoenix firm of Gust-Rosenfeld specializing in Public Finance and Tax Law. "
target parent: MB Communications, Inc.
target: WYLF-AM 850
WYLF-AM 850 is a music radio station in Penn Yan, NY. The station plays hit music from the 50's, 60's and 70's. WYLF plays songs from some of the greatest singers and bands of all time, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, Elvis Presley, Carly Simon, Stevie Wonder, and more.
price ($mm)
$0.29
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YG Family
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