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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired DropKloud

synopsis: TuneCore has acquired DropKloud, a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. "
target: DropKloud
DropKloud is a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
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closed 9/24/2018 via BusinessWire

Apple, Inc., acquired Shazam Entertainment Ltd

synopsis: Apple has acquired Shazam, an app that can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, downloaded over a billion times and used by hundreds of millions of people each month to connect to the world around them.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$267,683.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Shazam Entertainment Ltd
Shazam is an app that can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. The software is available for Windows, macOS and smartphones.
price ($mm)
$400
rev ($mm)
$54
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EV / rev
7.4x
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closed 8/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhapsody International Inc., acquired Schematic Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Rhapsody has purchased music tech company Schematic Labs, the makers of SoundTracking. Schematic Labs are a small agile team of multi-disciplined software engineers and designers who have a passion for changing the world using technology and design, and improving how people share their lives on the social Web using mobile devices.
buyer parent: Columbus Nova Technology Partners
buyer: Rhapsody International Inc.
Rhapsody's leading streaming music services give members ad-free access to more than 32 million songs. Whether they're listening on their phone, at home, at work, or in the car, Rhapsody goes where they go. "
target: Schematic Labs, Inc.
Schematic Labs, Inc. are a small agile team of multi-disciplined software engineers and designers. They made SoundTracking, which combines music, photos, and geo-location, the SoundTracking app is a fun, expressive and easy way to share the soundtrack of your life using your iOS or Android device.
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closed 8/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhapsody International Inc., acquired Extension Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Rhapsody has purchased music tech company Ex.fm, a music discovery startup. Ex.fm cataloged what songs online listeners tuned in to and then used that data for personalized recommendations. Exfm boasts powerful browser extensions to play any website containing music, a slick Site Player for publishers and mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
buyer parent: Columbus Nova Technology Partners
buyer: Rhapsody International Inc.
Rhapsody's leading streaming music services give members ad-free access to more than 32 million songs. Whether they're listening on their phone, at home, at work, or in the car, Rhapsody goes where they go. "
target: Extension Entertainment Inc.
Exfm is a music discovery platform powered by thousands of music sites on the web. An endless feed of great music lives at ex.fm curated by Tastemakers and users alike. Exfm also boasts powerful browser extensions to play any website containing music.
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announced 10/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Avex Group Holdings Inc., will acquire ET Square Inc.

synopsis: Avex Group Holdings Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. has agreed to acquire 100% of the common shares in ET Square, a developer of entertainment applications. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: Avex Group Holdings Inc. (TSE:7860:$1,411.71)
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games. "
target parent: Toyota Tsusho Corporation
target: ET Square Inc.
ET Square Inc. develops and sells applications for entertainment. Their music Chef recommends and distributes music through the app. Their CLAMP camera allows users to process photos. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$0.41
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closed 7/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Rexly, Inc

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment has acquired social music discovery startup Rexly. Rexly is a San Francisco-based company that developed an iPhone application to helps users find new music through their friends. It aggregates digital media consumption data to provide superior quality recommendations and enable social discovery.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$11,260.38)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: Rexly, Inc
Rexly Inc. engages in social music discovery. It aggregates digital media consumption data to provide superior quality recommendations and enable social discovery.
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closed 10/19/2010 via BusinessWire

ReverbNation, acquired Sound Around

synopsis: ReverbNation, the leading Marketing and Promotion Platform for over 900,000 Musicians, Labels, Managers and Venues, has acquired Sound Around, a North Carolina mobile application development company focused on creating custom mobile applications for Bands and Musicians.
buyer parent: eMinor Inc.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 900,000 Artists, Managers, Record Labels, and Venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. "
target: Sound Around
Sound Around is a platform for bands and music artists to better connect with their fanbase by giving them a way to easily create their own iPhone App.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the industry's leading media and entertainment metadata provider. Gracenote's global database and technology solutions include multichannel video programming distributors, smart televisions, streaming music services, connected devices, media players and in-car infotainment systems.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Tribune Media Company
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata.
price ($mm)
$560
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closed 2/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Tribune Company, acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its acquisition of Gracenote from Sony Corporation of America. Gracenote is the largest source of music data in the world, featuring metadata for more than 180 million tracks, which helps power more than a billion smart phones and tablets, as well as the world's most popular streaming music services.
buyer: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks.
price ($mm)
$170
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closed 5/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Tunigo

synopsis: Spotify has acquired Tunigo. Tunigo curates playlists and suggests them to users based on genre, theme and mood. The acquisition fits into Spotify's overall strategy around music discovery by helping its users make sense of over 20 million tracks.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$7,317.18)
Spotify Limited provides a digital music service that gives on-demand access to songs on phones, computers, tablets, and more. It allows users to discover, manage, and share music with friends; and browse through various music collections as well as create a radio station. "
target: Tunigo
Tunigo offers the easiest and most fun way to find, create, and share new music and playlists. It curates playlists and suggests them to users based on genre, theme and mood.
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closed 6/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Gracenote merged with Sony Corporation,

synopsis: Sony Corporation of America announced that it has completed the acquisition of Gracenote, Inc. The agreement to consummate the acquisition was previously announced on April 22, 2008.
buyer: Sony Corporation (SNE:$78,393.67)
The Sony Group is primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products & components), Game (such as PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors. "
target: Gracenote
Gracenote is a global leader in embedded technology, enriched content, and data services for digital entertainment solutions within the Internet, consumer electronics, mobile, and automotive markets.
price ($mm)
$260
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closed 1/28/2008 via BusinessWire

imeem, acquired Anywhere.FM

synopsis: imeem, the leading social media network, announced the strategic acquisition of Anywhere.FM, a San Francisco-based web music player and Internet radio service. The acquisition of Anywhere.FM brings valuable music uploading capabilities, a rich web music player, and powerful recommendation features.
buyer: imeem
imeem is the leading social media network where users create, recommend and discover music, film/video, art, and pop culture media and connect directly with people with similar tastes. imeem is the first social network to partner with all four major labels as well as thousands of indie labels. "
target: Anywhere.FM
Anywhere.FM is a powerful web music player that allows users to upload their music, play it from anywhere, and discover new music through Friend Radio. Anywhere.FM, founded and launched in 2007, is a Y Combinator-funded startup headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 7/19/2007 via PR Newswire

ROO Group, Inc., acquired Wurld Media

synopsis: ROO Group a global leader in online video solutions for content providers, advertisers and Web sites, today announced the completion of its acquisition of strategic P2P assets of Wurld Media, a leading peer-to- peer distribution company.
buyer: ROO Group, Inc. (RGRP:$0.00)
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally. "
target: Wurld Media
In 2005, Wurld Media launched Peer Impact, the first legal peer to peer (p2p) network to have successfully secured distribution agreements with all four major record labels, as well as a growing list of leading independent music labels.
price ($mm)
$4.37
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closed 2/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., acquired SingShot Media

synopsis: Electronic Arts Inc. announced the acquisition of SingShot Media, a San Francisco-based online karaoke community. SingShot’s web-based social networking platform allows site members to record their own renditions of famous songs, share their recordings with friends, rate and comment on other members’ tracks.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,150.00)
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. "
target: SingShot Media
SingShot is located in San Francisco and was created by people passionate about music, singing, and creating new consumer experiences that people can really enjoy. At SingShot, there are two main things you can do: Record your own versions of popular songs. Listen to other member's recordings.
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announced 8/26/2014 via PR Web

Tastebuds Media Ltd., will acquire Moosify

synopsis: Tastebuds Media Ltd announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire moosify, a San Francisco-based music connection app. The app lets strangers connect via their similar music tastes and interests, running on the idea that these shared tastes mean they are likely to get on.
buyer: Tastebuds Media Ltd.
Tastebuds helps users meet new people through music. It makes it easier to meet like-minded people in the city. The service has attracted users from over 100 countries with thousands of songs sent between users every day. "
target: Moosify
Moosify is a San Francisco-based music connection app. The app lets strangers connect via their similar music tastes and interests, running on the idea that these shared tastes mean they are likely to get on. Users make profiles which highlight their favourite music, locations and photos.
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Bandsintown

synopsis: Cellfish, a leading mobile and social application publisher, announced its acquisition of Bandsintown, the #1 live concert tracking and discovery application on Facebook, and ranked in the site's top 5 music apps by monthly average users (MAU), along with Root Music, ReverbNation, Pandora, and Vevo for Artists.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media is a publisher of mobile and social applications targeted at music, sports and entertainment fans. It operates mobile and social properties, distributed through its own distribution network, and hrough partnerships with some of the world's leading operators, media and brands. "
target: Bandsintown
Bandsintown (BIT) is the leading Facebook application for live music fans and artists. BIT provides a personalized way for music fans to track their favorite artists so they never miss a live concert and to discover new touring artists, based on their musical preferences and location.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired StageBloc

synopsis: Global media company Fullscreen announced the acquisition of StageBloc, a premiere direct-to-fan technology platform. StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi- platform entertainment experiences. 600 million subscribers generate more than 5 billion video views across Fullscreen's global network each month. "
target: StageBloc
StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships. StageBloc helps consolidate digital identity into a single place and use the resulting data to gain new insights and make better business decisions.
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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 7/10/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired SPIN Media LLC

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, one of the fastest growing digital media companies, has acquired SPIN Media LLC, an iconic brand and pioneer in music journalism for more than 25 years—extending BUZZMEDIA's commitment to providing the most insightful and authentic coverage of music and culture.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 120 million monthly unique visitors and one in four millennials in the U.S. every month. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: SPIN Media LLC
SPIN Media LLC provides an all-access pass to music culture via a portfolio of award-winning print and digital properties. The company's offerings include SPIN Magazine, SPIN.com, The SPIN Play app, as well as an events business. SPIN is based in New York, NY.
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closed 7/30/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Apple, Inc., acquired Swell

synopsis: Apple Inc. will acquire Concept.io Inc., the creator of Swell Radio, a delightful mobile app that streams personalized audio news and information. Swell helps users discover new content and expand their minds on the go.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$267,683.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: Swell
Concept.io is the creator of Swell Radio, a delightful mobile app that streams personalized audio news and information. Swell helps users discover new content and expand their minds on the go.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired DropKloud

synopsis: TuneCore has acquired DropKloud, a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. "
target: DropKloud
DropKloud is a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
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closed 10/5/2016 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired JustGo

synopsis: TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider, announced the acquisition of JustGo and the launch of TuneCore Social, an all-in-one social media management and analytics tool for musicians that is free to use for all of its distribution customers in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia markets.
buyer parent: Believe Digital
buyer: 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. "
target: JustGo
Founded in 2013, JustGo is a social media and audience management platform for creators. They are able to seamlessly publish content to and blend the data aggregation of multiple platforms into a comprehensive view of what social media content is working well with one’s audience.
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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 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired DropKloud

synopsis: TuneCore has acquired DropKloud, a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. "
target: DropKloud
DropKloud is a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
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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:$0.00)
Idle Media, Inc. is a publicly traded new media technology company that delivers cutting-edge content and online gaming through its wholly-owned operating companies, including Dat Piff (www.datpiff.com), a leading provider of online mix tapes and user-generated content. "
target: www.HipHopEarly.com
www.HipHopEarly.com is an online music destination for the latest in Hip Hop single pre-releases.
price ($mm)
$0.02
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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 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

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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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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$11
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$3
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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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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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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:$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 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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$5.13
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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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$100
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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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Audience, Inc.
Audience is the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices. Its technologies, based in auditory neuroscience, improve the mobile voice experience, as well as enhance speech-based services and audio quality for multimedia.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$148.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.29)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
329
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Breaking Data Corporation
Breaking Data Corporation
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$9.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.53)
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0
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Ticker: AIM:SYQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SyQic Plc
SyQic Plc
Yoonic was developed by SyQic, one of the fastest growing Over-The-Top (OTT) IPTV managed services companies in Asia. Yoonic TV provides users with their favorite channels, movies, TV series and other video content direct to their mobile device or tablet of their choice.
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$7.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$0.97
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
42
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
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$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
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247
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Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
$142.73
Net Income ($mm)
$74.49
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Ticker: TSE:7844
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous Inc, provides Online game planning, production and sales of home video game software in the planning, development, production and sales planning, development and operation of amusement housing planning, production, and sale of music and video content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
Net Income ($mm)
$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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2008
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A122870
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YG Family
YG Family
YG Family has been at the forefront of the popularization of hip-hop music in Korea. From its inception, YG Entertainment has been the birthplace of some of Korea’s most popular artists, from YG’s earlier artists such as JINUSEAN and 1TYM, to the immensely successful current acts, BIGBANG and 2NE1.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$311.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$39.60
EBIT ($mm)
$32.61
Net Income ($mm)
$16.54
Employees
158
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Handleman Company
Handleman Company is the largest supplier and merchandiser of prerecorded music to North America's leading retail chains. Handleman is the Channel of Choice in music distribution and a leading manufacturer of proprietary music and video product.
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2008
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$494.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($61.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($85.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2600
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