Like Eagle-i Music Ltd.

closed 5/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Downtown Music, LLC, acquired Eagle-i Music Ltd.

synopsis: Downtown Music Publishing has acquired London-based music publisher Eagle-i Music, and names the acquired firm's co-founder, Roberto Neri, as managing director of Downtown UK. Eagel-i Music is a 21st Century music company, specialising in Music Publishing and also offers a wide range of creative services.
buyer: Downtown Music, LLC
Downtown Music Publishing is a leading global music rights management business with offices in New York, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles and Nashville. Established in 2007, the Company owns and manages some of the most well-known song copyrights in popular music. "
target: Eagle-i Music Ltd.
Eagel-i Music is a 21st Century music company, specialising in Music Publishing and also offers a wide range of creative services.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Victory Records

synopsis: Growing indie powerhouse Concord Music has acquired Victory Records, the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. As part of the deal, Concord has also acquired Brummel's Another Victory Publishing catalog.
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: Victory Records
Victory Records is the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. It also operates a music publishing company called "Another Victory, Inc." and is the distributor of several smaller independent record labels. It has featured many prominent post-hardcore and metalcore artists.
price ($mm)
$31
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$5
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announced 8/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., will acquire Entertainment One Ltd

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Entertainment One, a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$4,681.38)
Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands. "
target: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,420 [$4,001]
rev ($mm)
$1,144
EBITDA ($mm)
$136
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3.7x
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30.7x
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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announced 4/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Audio Network Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One, UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition and production of entertainment content, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Audio Network, one of UK's largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music, used in film, advertising and media.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television, music, family programming, digital content and live entertainment. "
target: Audio Network Limited
Audio Network is UK’s largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music for use in film, television, advertising and digital media. Their music is featured in high-end television and advertising productions to user-generated content on digital and social platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$233 [$216]
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$38
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$15
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5.6x
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14.9x
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 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Samuel French, Inc.

synopsis: Concord Music has acquired 188-year-old theater publisher and licensing mainstay Samuel French. Samuel French, with offices in both the UK and U.S., has represented some of the most revered plays and musicals in the English language. Its catalog of more than 10,000 titles includes plays by August Wilson, Arthur Miller, and more.
buyer parent: Barings
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: Samuel French, Inc.
For over 180 years, Samuel French has been the world’s leading publisher and licensor of plays and musicals for the stage, an innovative resource for the theatre industry, and a company that celebrates those who make theatre around the world.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Quebecor Inc., acquired MP3 Disques

synopsis: Quebecor's Music Division is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mario Pelchat's MP3 Disques label, an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques joins the Music Division's other two labels, Musicor and Ste-4 Musique.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Canada's leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, Quebecor is one of the most successful integrated communications companies in the industry. Quebecor features some of Quebec's most beloved brands such as Vidéotron, TVA, Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec, "
target: MP3 Disques
Montreal-based MP3 Disques is Mario Pelchat's label, as well as an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques is a French label that has hit releases such as Noël avec Jireh Gospel Choir, and Le monde où je vais by Mario Pelchat.
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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.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,300 [$3,659]*
rev ($mm)
$663
EBITDA ($mm)
$249
EV / rev
7.8x
EV / EBITDA
20.9x
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 12/8/2017 via PR Newswire

Kobalt Music Group Ltd., acquired SONGS Music Publishing

synopsis: SONGS Music Publishing, the world's leading independent contemporary music publisher, has sold its catalog to Kobalt Capital's fund, where it will be administered and serviced by Kobalt Music Publishing, a music services company. SONGS offers its writers innovative deals with content buyers and a deep commitment to both A&R and Creative Licensing.
buyer: Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
Kobalt is the leading independent music services company. Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Label Services, and Neighboring Rights divisions each offer an alternative to the traditional music business model, empowering artists, songwriters, publishers and labels with advanced technology and control. "
target: SONGS Music Publishing
SONGS Music Publishing is the leading independent contemporary music publisher and is widely known as the principal independent competitor to the four majors in contemporary music publishing. SONGS offers its writers deals with content buyers and a deep commitment to both A&R and Creative Licensing.
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closed 9/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music Group, acquired Savoy Label Group

synopsis: Concord Music, one of the largest integrated music publishing and record companies in the world, is proud to announce the acquisition of celebrated recording company, Savoy Label Group. Founded in 1942, Savoy Label Group includes the celebrated Savoy Jazz catalog and more than 3,000 master recordings.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music Group
The Concord Music Group is one of the largest independent record and music publishing companies in the world and owner of a rich and, in many cases, historically significant catalog of recordings. "
target: Savoy Label Group
Savoy Records is an American record company and label established in 1942 in Newark, New Jersey. Savoy specializes in jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel music.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Round Hill Music, acquired Carlin America, Inc.

synopsis: Round Hill Music has acquired Carlin Music, one of the largest of a few remaining independent music publishers in the world. Carlin Music, comprised of Carlin America, Carlin U.K. and E.B Marks Music, has a vast catalog of more than 100,000 songs including pop & rock classics “Are You Lonesome Tonight”, “Fever”, “Happy Together” among many others.
buyer: Round Hill Music
Round Hill Music is an independent music rights company. Round Hill provides a full administrative platform for songwriters and artists that delivers everything from sync licensing, song placements, music production, label services and transparent, accurate global royalty processing and accounting. "
target: Carlin America, Inc.
Carlin Music is one of the few remaining independent music publishers in the world. Carlin Music, comprised of Carlin America, Carlin U.K. and E.B Marks Music, has a vast catalog of more than 100,000 songs including pop and rock classics “Are You Lonesome Tonight”, “Happy Together” among others.
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$245
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

STX Entertainment, acquired Lalela Music

synopsis: STX Entertainment announced the acquisition of Lalela Music, a preeminent production music library for film, TV and other media. Founded in 2009, Lalela Music is a South African production music library featuring global composing talent. Its 28,000 cues have been used on major networks, top shows, as well as premium cable networks.
buyer: STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st century’s changed media landscape. "
target: Lalela Music
Founded in 2009, Lalela Music is a South African production music library featuring global composing talent. Its 28,000 cues have been used on major networks, top shows, as well as premium cable networks.
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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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$16
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closed 6/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Concord Music Group, acquired Imagem Music Group

synopsis: Concord Bicycle Music, one of the largest independent record and music publishing companies in the world, has acquired global independent music publishing and theatrical rights company Imagem Music Group. Imagem is comprised of three distinct business units: Rodgers & Hammerstein (theatrical), Imagem Music (pop), and Boosey & Hawkes(classical).
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music Group
The Concord Music Group is one of the largest independent record and music publishing companies in the world and owner of a rich and, in many cases, historically significant catalog of recordings. "
target: Imagem Music Group
Imagem Music Group is the number one independent music publishing company in the world, unique for its leadership role in classical music, Broadway, and pop/rock. Imagem Music's expanding pop catalogue includes such writers as Pink Floyd, Elvis Presley, Genesis, Iron Maiden, Mark Ronson and more.
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closed 5/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Downtown Music, LLC, acquired Eagle-i Music Ltd.

synopsis: Downtown Music Publishing has acquired London-based music publisher Eagle-i Music, and names the acquired firm's co-founder, Roberto Neri, as managing director of Downtown UK. Eagel-i Music is a 21st Century music company, specialising in Music Publishing and also offers a wide range of creative services.
buyer: Downtown Music, LLC
Downtown Music Publishing is a leading global music rights management business with offices in New York, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles and Nashville. Established in 2007, the Company owns and manages some of the most well-known song copyrights in popular music. "
target: Eagle-i Music Ltd.
Eagel-i Music is a 21st Century music company, specialising in Music Publishing and also offers a wide range of creative services.
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closed 5/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Downtown Music, LLC, acquired Eagle-i Music Ltd.

synopsis: Downtown Music Publishing has acquired London-based music publisher Eagle-i Music, and names the acquired firm's co-founder, Roberto Neri, as managing director of Downtown UK. Eagel-i Music is a 21st Century music company, specialising in Music Publishing and also offers a wide range of creative services.
buyer: Downtown Music, LLC
Downtown Music Publishing is a leading global music rights management business with offices in New York, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles and Nashville. Established in 2007, the Company owns and manages some of the most well-known song copyrights in popular music. "
target: Eagle-i Music Ltd.
Eagel-i Music is a 21st Century music company, specialising in Music Publishing and also offers a wide range of creative services.
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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.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,300 [$3,659]*
rev ($mm)
$663
EBITDA ($mm)
$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 1/30/2017 via Company Press Release

BMG Rights Management GmbH, acquired BBR Music Group

synopsis: The new BMG has announced that it has acquired Nashville-based independent powerhouse BBR Music Group, including its associated labels Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records, Wheelhouse Records, Red Bow Records and its music publishing company Magic Mustang Music.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG offers a new digital-age service alternative to songwriters, artists and rights owners in the music industry. It is a rights management company equally representing music publishing and recording rights. "
target: BBR Music Group
BBR Music Group is a Nashville-based independent music label and publisher powerhouse, which includes its associated labels Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records, Wheelhouse Records, Red Bow Records and its music publishing company Magic Mustang Music.
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closed 9/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Sony Corporation of America, acquired Sony/ATV Music Publishing

synopsis: Sony Corporation ("Sony") and the Estate of Michael Jackson ("the Estate"), announced that following the satisfaction of applicable closing conditions, Sony Corporation of America ("SCA"), Sony's wholly owned subsidiary, has closed on the purchase of the remaining 50% interest in Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC ("Sony/ATV") from the Estate.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America does business through its subsidiaries. They include Sony Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sony Network Entertainment International, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. "
target: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson, is the world’s leading music publisher. The company owns or administers more than 2 million copyrights, including some of the best known songs ever written.
price ($mm)
$750*
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

One Media iP Group Plc, acquired Owl Records

synopsis: One Media iP Group Plc, a digital media content provider, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the exclusive rights and ownership to the Owl Music Catalogue. Owl Records has a diverse catalogue of over 90 albums including Celtic folk, traditional and new age music.
buyer: One Media iP Group Plc (AIM:OMIP:$3.93)
One Media is a digital music and video rights owner. The consumer led but B2B (Business-to-business) operation looks to exploit its catalogue of over 170,000 music tracks and over 5,000 hours of video by recompiling the content for sale through over 600 digital music and video stores worldwide. "
target: Owl Records
Owl Records, founded in 1997, has a diverse catalogue of over 90 albums including Celtic folk, traditional and new age music. Original percussive arrangements of best loved classical compositions are also included in the catalogue. There is additionally a varied range of Christmas albums.
price ($mm)
$0.02
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closed 7/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Kobalt Music Group Ltd., purchased Significant Publishing Catalog from Nettwerk Music Group

synopsis: Kobalt, the world’s leading music services company, announced that KMC, an investment fund advised and managed by Kobalt, has acquired a significant portion of the Nettwerk Music Group publishing catalogue including more than 18k songs developed and acquired by Nettwerk over the last 30 years.
buyer: Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
Kobalt is the leading independent music services company. Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Label Services, and Neighbouring Rights divisions empower artists, songwriters, publishers and labels with advanced technology, transparency, flexibility, ownership and control. "
seller: Nettwerk Music Group
Nettwerk Music Groups's significant publishing catalogue includes more than 18k songs developed and acquired by Nettwerk over 30 years. With offices around the globe, Nettwerk Music Group achieves international critical and commercial success with its label, management and publishing rosters.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

BMG Chrysalis UK, acquired Beds and Beats Ltd

synopsis: BMG is expanding its production music business into the radio sector with the acquisition of Beds & Beats. The specialist UK production music company has developed a reputation for music used in promos, branding, idents and DJ talkover beds. Its clients range from Classic FM to Radio 1 Xtra.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Chrysalis UK
BMG Chrysalis UK offers a new digital-age service alternative to songwriters, artists and rights owners in the music industry. It is a rights management company equally representing music publishing and recording rights. "
target: Beds and Beats Ltd
Beds & Beats is a specialist UK production music company that was founded by established library and custom radio composer Dave Bethell. It has developed a reputation for music used in promos, branding, idents and DJ talkover beds. Its clients range from Classic FM to Radio 1 Xtra.
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closed 12/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Nettwerk Music Group, acquired Megadisc Classics

synopsis: Nettwerk Music Group announces that it has acquired the catalogue of music copyrights controlled by Gent, Belgium-based independent music company Megadisc NV, which controls recordings and publishing copyrights from such artists as Gabriel Rios, Buffalo Tom, Neeka, Mathilde Santing, Elisa Waut and many others.
buyer: Nettwerk Music Group
Nettwerk Music Group is the umbrella company for Nettwerk Records, Nettwerk Management, and Nettwerk One Publishing. Established in 1984, the Vancouver-based company was originally created as a record label to distribute recordings by the band Moev. "
target: Megadisc Classics
Gent, Belgium-based independent music company Megadisc NV controls recordings and publishing copyrights from such artists as Gabriel Rios, Buffalo Tom, Neeka, Mathilde Santing, Elisa Waut and many others.
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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 7/9/2014 via BNC Analysis

Spirit Music Group, acquired Cal IV Entertainment, LLC

synopsis: Spirit Music Group has acquired Cal IV Entertainment, a Nashville-based indie music publisher, production and artist management company. Cal IV's songwriter roster includes Jim Collins, Rose Falcon, Eric Knutson, Eric Paslay, Matt Singleton and Brittany Taylor.
buyer parent: Pegasus Capital Advisors, L. P.
buyer: Spirit Music Group
Spirit Music Group, founded in 1995, is one of the world’s leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 40,000 songs spanning 7 decades and every musical genre. "
target: Cal IV Entertainment, LLC
Cal IV Entertainment is a Nashville-based indie music publisher, production and artist management company. Cal IV's songwriter roster includes Jim Collins, Rose Falcon, Eric Knutson, Eric Paslay, Matt Singleton and Brittany Taylor.
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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 9/2/2013 via Company Press Release

BMG Rights Management GmbH, will acquire Primary Wave Music

synopsis: BMG Rights Management, a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, has agreed to acquire the bulk of publishing assets owned by the U.S.-based independent music publishing and management company Primary Wave.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG Rights Management is an international group of music companies focused on the management of music rights. They cover the entire range of rights administration, development, and funding of new master recordings and exploitation worldwide. "
target parent: Primary Wave Media LLC
target: Primary Wave Music
Primary Wave is one of the largest independent music publishing, marketing and talent management companies in the United States. It is a global music company that markets its unique publishing repertoire.
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$130
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