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Lorenz Corporation, acquired Word Music and Church Resources

synopsis: The Lorenz Corporation is pleased to announce that effective immediately, they have acquired the print music company WMCR LLC (Word Music & Church Resources). WMCR provides printed music, accompaniment tracks, and other worship resources to churches and consumers for use in personal and corporate worship, missions, education, and beyond.
buyer: Lorenz Corporation
The Lorenz Corporation is a music publishing, printing, and distribution company whose seven active imprints release more than 500 publications yearly for choral, keyboard, handbell, and instrumental musicians of a variety of worship traditions. "
target: Word Music and Church Resources
Word Music & Church Resources was established to serve the church through utilization of the notable catalog of songs, songwriters, and artists of Word Entertainment. WMCR is among the leading companies providing evangelical church printed music and other products in the world.
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Hal Leonard Corporation, purchased Printed Music and Retail Division from Music Sales Group Limited

synopsis: Milwaukee-based worldwide music print publisher Hal Leonard LLC has announced the purchase of the physical and online printed music businesses of global independent music publisher The Music Sales Group. The assets also include a chain of 11 music shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
buyer parent: Seidler Equity Partners
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists. "
seller: Music Sales Group Limited
The Printed Music and Retail Division of The Music Sales Group are comprised of physical and online printed music businesses which sell sheet music. It also includes a chain of 11 music shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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closed 6/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Seidler Equity Partners, acquired Hal Leonard Corporation

synopsis: Hal Leonard, the world's largest producer of music performance and music educational publications, announced that Seidler Equity Partners, a private investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company. Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company and the largest sheet music publisher in the world.
buyer: Seidler Equity Partners
Seidler Equity Partners is a private investment firm that partners with company owners and management teams to help them achieve their strategic vision to expand their businesses. Their tradition of thoughtful, flexible capital solutions began with their origin as a family office in the early 1990s."
target: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists.
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closed 10/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Warner Music Group, acquired ShareMyPlaylists.com Limited

synopsis: UK startup ShareMyPlaylists, which runs Spotify playlists sharing platform Playlists.net, has been acquired by American recording giant Warner Music Group. Playlists.net has carved a niche for itself in the online music space, becoming known as the preeminent go-to for those wishing to share and explore Spotify playlists.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
target: ShareMyPlaylists.com Limited
Playlists.net is a resource for Spotify users to share and explore Spotify Playlists. The site is a free resource for music fans the world over.
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closed 2/25/2014 via PR Web

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired Noteflight

synopsis: Hal Leonard Corporation has acquired 100% ownership of Boston-based Noteflight, LLC, a fast-growing online community of nearly a million music makers. Founded in 2008, Noteflight operates a website where musicians, composers, songwriters, arrangers, teachers and students can create, edit and share music scores in the cloud, instantly and easily.
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is the world leader in the music print industry. The company produces sheet music, songbooks, and method book/CD packs for all instruments, band and choral arrangements, reference books, instructional DVDs and videos, CD-ROMs, music software, and children's music products. "
target: Noteflight
Noteflight allows users to edit, display, play back and share music notation in a web browser, on any device. Noteflight has an active online community of over 950,000 music enthusiasts. Its website hosts millions of user-created musical scores, both public and private.
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closed 5/5/2014 via Company Press Release

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Olive Tree

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. announced its acquisition of Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc. Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible resource and e-commerce company. Its software is accessible on the desktop, tablets, and mobile devices across all major platforms and offers a wide range of products.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target: Olive Tree
Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible resource and e-commerce company. Its software is accessible on the desktop, tablets, and mobile devices across all major platforms and offers a wide range of products.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired We Are Hunted

synopsis: Twitter acquired the music discovery service We Are Hunted and is using its technology to build a standalone music app. We Are Hunted is a San Francisco based software company that has developed proprietary search technology which continuously scans the Internet to identify the hottest new music in the world.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,360.82)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. "
target: We Are Hunted
We Are Hunted is a San Francisco based software company that has developed proprietary search technology which continuously scans the Internet to identify the hottest new music in the world.
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closed 1/25/2012 via PE Hub

Spirit Music Group, acquired Pete Townshend Music Catalog

synopsis: Spirit Music Group, one of the world’s leading independent music publishers, has purchased Pete Townshend’s interest in his entire song catalog and has partnered with the legendary rocker in its global promotion. The landmark deal includes rights to five decades of music written for The Who and a series of acclaimed solo albums.
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: Pete Townshend Music Catalog
Pete Townshend’s Music Catalog includes five decades of music written for The Who, one of the most dynamic and influential rock bands of all time, and a series of acclaimed solo albums. The career-spanning collection includes more than 30 charted singles.
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closed 8/1/2007 via PR Newswire

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, acquired Famous Music Corporation

synopsis: Sony/ATV Music Publishing today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Famous Music LLC from Viacom, which was originally announced on May 30, 2007.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers over 400,000 copyrights. It is not part of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment venture. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: Famous Music Corporation
The Famous Music catalogue includes 125,000 songs and sound cues. The catalogue, founded originally to publish music from "talking pictures," also includes the widely recognizable movie themes from Braveheart, The Godfather, Forrest Gump, and the "Axel F" theme from Beverly Hills Cop.
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closed 4/17/2007 via PR Newswire

Sony/A.T.V. Music Publishing Nashville, purchased The Leiber and Stoller Catalogue from Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing

synopsis: Sony/ATV Music Publishing today announced that it has acquired the legendary catalogue of award-winning songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/A.T.V. Music Publishing Nashville
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers over 400,000 copyrights. It is not part of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment venture. "
seller: Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing
Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing is a full operational publishing company with components such as licensing, royalties, copyright, and creative business affairs. Leiber & Stoller Music consists of four entities: Jerry Leiber Music, Mike Stoller Music, Trio Music, and Quartet Music.
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closed 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

Digital Music Group, Inc., acquired Green Linnet Records

synopsis: Digital Music Group, Inc., a content owner and distributor of digital music recordings focused on past-hits, out-of-print, back catalog, and independent label recordings, today announced completion of the acquisition of Green Linnet Records, a leading Celtic music label, and its affiliated World music label, Xenophile.
buyer: Digital Music Group, Inc. (DMGI:$0.00)
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. is focused on helping consumers worldwide to experience more music, in more ways. "
target: Green Linnet Records
Founded over 30 years ago, Green Linnet has been the home to many Celtic artists worldwide.
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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 8/28/2013 via Market Wire

Salem Web Network, acquired ChristianHeadlines.com

synopsis: Salem Web Network, an Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced the acquisition of ChristianHeadlines.com, a website providing up-to-the-minute national and international news affecting Christian leaders, ministries, organizations, and believers.
buyer parent: Salem Communications Corporation
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network is the online division of Salem Communications. Salem Web Network consists of the most well-known brands in the faith marketplace such as Crosswalk.com, CrossCards.com, and GodTube.com. "
target: ChristianHeadlines.com
ChristianHeadlines.com is targeted toward providing up-to-the-minute national and international news affecting Christian leaders, ministries, organizations, and believers.
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closed 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Thomas Nelson Brasil

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Thomas Nelson Brasil (TNB) from joint venture partner Ediouro Group. TNB was formed in 2006 as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target parent: Ediouro Group
target: Thomas Nelson Brasil
Thomas Nelson Brasil was formed as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro. Brazil has been one of the fastest growing Christian evangelical countries in the world, and Thomas Nelson used its publishing brand and Ediouro's infrastructure to introduce its U.S. authors to Brazil.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paste Media Group LLC, acquired NoiseTrade

synopsis: Paste Media Group, a digital music and entertainment magazine, has acquired NoiseTrade from PledgeMusic, the world’s leading online, direct-to-fan music platform. NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data.
buyer parent: Wolfgang's Vault LLC
buyer: Paste Media Group LLC
Paste is a digital music and entertainment magazine. Paste is the premier pop culture destination for discerning readers who prize substance and authenticity. Paste prides itself on great writing about Music, Movies, TV, Comedy, Games, Books, Comics, Drinks and Politics. "
target parent: PledgeMusic
target: NoiseTrade
NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data, while offering advertisers a platform for reaching a highly engaged, targeted audience.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BusinessWire

Salem Web Network, acquired Christian Concert Alerts

synopsis: Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Media Group, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced the acquisition of ChristianConcertAlerts.com, the leading industry provider of Christian artists’ tour dates and events.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network (SWN) is the Internet division of Salem Communications, America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Christian Concert Alerts
Founded in 2011, Christian Concert Alerts is the leading industry provider of Christian artists’ tour dates and events across the United States. They allow subscribers to receive monthly email notifications about Christian concert events coming to their geographical region.
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announced 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

PledgeMusic, will acquire NoiseTrade

synopsis: PledgeMusic, the leading global next generation direct-to-fan e-commerce platform, announced that it will acquire NoiseTrade. NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data.
buyer: PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic is a global next generation music company and direct-to-fan e-commerce platform dedicated to enabling artists to build community, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. "
target: NoiseTrade
NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data, while offering advertisers a platform for reaching a highly engaged, targeted audience.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired PropertyOfZack

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of PropertyOfZack. PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: PropertyOfZack
PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
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closed 4/14/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Idolator

synopsis: Buzznet, the web's leading social media company has acquired Idolator from Gawker Media. Through the acquisition of Idolator, Buzznet will be adding one of the most respected and innovative voices to its music community.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target parent: Gawker Media
target: Idolator
Idolator is the web's second most popular music blog, providing insightful commentary on all aspects of music, including highly regarded music reviews and recommendations.
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closed 4/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Stereogum

synopsis: Buzznet, the leading social music community has completed the acquisition of the acclaimed music blog Stereogum. Already the top destination for pop-punk and alternative rock fans and artists, the deal complements Buzznet's further expansion into additional music genres.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target: Stereogum
Stereogum.com, founded by Scott Lapatine, is a blog devoted exclusively to music. Our constantly growing collection of new and exclusive MP3s are free and legal, so download away. We have a tips line (tips at stereogum dot com) that you may use to get in touch with the entire editorial staff.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Lorenz Corporation, acquired Word Music and Church Resources

synopsis: The Lorenz Corporation is pleased to announce that effective immediately, they have acquired the print music company WMCR LLC (Word Music & Church Resources). WMCR provides printed music, accompaniment tracks, and other worship resources to churches and consumers for use in personal and corporate worship, missions, education, and beyond.
buyer: Lorenz Corporation
The Lorenz Corporation is a music publishing, printing, and distribution company whose seven active imprints release more than 500 publications yearly for choral, keyboard, handbell, and instrumental musicians of a variety of worship traditions. "
target: Word Music and Church Resources
Word Music & Church Resources was established to serve the church through utilization of the notable catalog of songs, songwriters, and artists of Word Entertainment. WMCR is among the leading companies providing evangelical church printed music and other products in the world.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Lorenz Corporation, acquired Word Music and Church Resources

synopsis: The Lorenz Corporation is pleased to announce that effective immediately, they have acquired the print music company WMCR LLC (Word Music & Church Resources). WMCR provides printed music, accompaniment tracks, and other worship resources to churches and consumers for use in personal and corporate worship, missions, education, and beyond.
buyer: Lorenz Corporation
The Lorenz Corporation is a music publishing, printing, and distribution company whose seven active imprints release more than 500 publications yearly for choral, keyboard, handbell, and instrumental musicians of a variety of worship traditions. "
target: Word Music and Church Resources
Word Music & Church Resources was established to serve the church through utilization of the notable catalog of songs, songwriters, and artists of Word Entertainment. WMCR is among the leading companies providing evangelical church printed music and other products in the world.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Lorenz Corporation, acquired Word Music and Church Resources

synopsis: The Lorenz Corporation is pleased to announce that effective immediately, they have acquired the print music company WMCR LLC (Word Music & Church Resources). WMCR provides printed music, accompaniment tracks, and other worship resources to churches and consumers for use in personal and corporate worship, missions, education, and beyond.
buyer: Lorenz Corporation
The Lorenz Corporation is a music publishing, printing, and distribution company whose seven active imprints release more than 500 publications yearly for choral, keyboard, handbell, and instrumental musicians of a variety of worship traditions. "
target: Word Music and Church Resources
Word Music & Church Resources was established to serve the church through utilization of the notable catalog of songs, songwriters, and artists of Word Entertainment. WMCR is among the leading companies providing evangelical church printed music and other products in the world.
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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 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

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

Mojo Music & Media Group Limited, acquired Chelsea Music Publishing

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

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

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

Ithaca Holdings LLC, acquired Atlas Music Publishing LLC

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

Lyric Capital Group, acquired Spirit Music Group

synopsis: Lyric Capital Group, a private equity investment company, has acquired Spirit Music Group, one of the world's leading independent music publishers. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.
buyer: Lyric Capital Group
Lyric Capital Group was created by Jon Singer as a private equity investment company. "
target: Spirit Music Group
Spirit Music Group is one of the world's leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every leading musical genre. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Tele Music

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

Sony Corporation of America, will acquire EMI Music Publishing

synopsis: Sony Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony, has agreed to acquire EMI Music Publishing from Mubadala Investment Company. EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishers. EMI owns over two million songs that include classics by Queen, Carole King and the Motown catalog along with contemporary songs.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America is the U.S. headquarters of Sony, under which all Sony companies operate in the United States. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. "
target parent: Mubadala Investment Company
target: EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishers. EMI owns over two million songs that include classics by Queen, Carole King and the Motown catalog along with contemporary songs from Alicia Keys, Drake, Sam Smith, Pink, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Fetty Wap, Hozier and Sia.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hal Leonard Corporation, purchased Printed Music and Retail Division from Music Sales Group Limited

synopsis: Milwaukee-based worldwide music print publisher Hal Leonard LLC has announced the purchase of the physical and online printed music businesses of global independent music publisher The Music Sales Group. The assets also include a chain of 11 music shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
buyer parent: Seidler Equity Partners
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists. "
seller: Music Sales Group Limited
The Printed Music and Retail Division of The Music Sales Group are comprised of physical and online printed music businesses which sell sheet music. It also includes a chain of 11 music shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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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:$169.26)
EuropaCorp Group's Catalog of Music Copyrights includes approximately 1.500 titles linked to more than 100 films including the music of movies like the Taken trilogy or Lucy, but also scores from bands like Archive or Massive Attack, and composers like Eric Serra and Alexandre Desplat.
price ($mm)
$16
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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 6/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Seidler Equity Partners, acquired Hal Leonard Corporation

synopsis: Hal Leonard, the world's largest producer of music performance and music educational publications, announced that Seidler Equity Partners, a private investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company. Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company and the largest sheet music publisher in the world.
buyer: Seidler Equity Partners
Seidler Equity Partners is a private investment firm that partners with company owners and management teams to help them achieve their strategic vision to expand their businesses. Their tradition of thoughtful, flexible capital solutions began with their origin as a family office in the early 1990s."
target: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$173
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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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