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HAAWK, Inc., acquired Keyframe Audio

synopsis: Los Angeles-based HAAWK, the provider of rights management and monetization services for YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram which is led by Ryan Born, has acquired Keyframe Audio, a music startup which offered up micro-stock music licensing.
buyer: HAAWK, Inc.
Los Angeles-based HAAWK is a provider of rights management and monetization services for YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram which is led by Ryan Born. "
target: Keyframe Audio
Keyframe Audio is a the premier music licensing platform that gives users access to over 50,000 royalty free tracks from top film and TV composers in Hollywood. The simple and affordable license is designed for individuals and companies and covers private and commercial use worldwide.
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closed 10/20/2015 via New York Times

TriPlay, acquired eMusic

synopsis: Triplay, the next-generation personal cloud company and the developer of MyMusicCloud and MyDigipack, announced its acquisition of eMusic, a leading music discovery and download-to-own destination. This deal makes the combined entity one of the largest, most comprehensive digital music services in the world.
buyer: TriPlay
TriPlay is a mobile life company - the only media delivery platform and services suite for sharing personal digital content across multiple devices. TriPlay's patent protected media delivery platform was built as the first cross-platform integrated messaging system. "
target parent: Media Arc, Inc.
target: eMusic
eMusic is a unique discovery-and-download destination for music enthusiasts. Their catalog includes many familiar and off-the-beaten path releases from both major and independent labels. Members can explore music through an affordable monthly subscription that facilitates new music discovery.
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closed 3/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

eMusic merged with knfb Reading Technology Inc.,

synopsis: Online music service eMusic merged with an e-book distributor K-NFB Reading to form the new company Media Arc Inc. Media Arc will offer a comprehensive source of more than 17 million songs, 40,000 audio books and 600,000 eBooks. eMusic and K-NFB will remain as operating units of the new company.
buyer: knfb Reading Technology Inc.
Media Arc, Inc. designs, develops, and distributes print-to-speech reading machines for the blind. Their products include knfbReader Mobile, a software solution that places the functionality of a reading machine into a cell phone; and kReader Mobile for sighted individuals with reading difficulties."
target parent: JDS Capital Management, Inc.
target: eMusic
eMusic is a unique discovery-and-download destination for music enthusiasts. Their catalog includes many familiar and off-the-beaten path releases from both major and independent labels. Members can explore music through an affordable monthly subscription that facilitates new music discovery.
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announced 2/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

JukeBox Swap will be merged with Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.,

synopsis: Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc. has negotiated a merger deal with a new company named Jukebox Swap. Jukebox makes it convenient for consumers and collectors of music to sell or trade classic and/or hard to find music and even new music on the Jukebox Swap app.
buyer: Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:SLCH:$0.00)
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc. operates through three divisions: films, music and concerts. The Spotlight Films division is engaged in the production of genre pictures. The Spotlight Music Division is engaged in providing music and videos. "
target: JukeBox Swap
Jukebox has created a platform to sell music from the past between people who have collections of music from all genres. Jukebox makes it convenient for consumers and collectors of music to sell or trade classic and/or hard to find music and even new music on the Jukebox Swap app.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Nike, acquired Virgin Mega

synopsis: Nike Inc. said it acquired Virgin Mega. Virgin Mega operates a mobile marketplace for music fans. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in New York, New York.
buyer: Nike (NKE:$39,829.00)
NIKE, Inc. is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. "
target parent: Virgin Group, Ltd.
target: Virgin Mega
Virgin Mega operates a mobile marketplace for music fans. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in New York, New York.
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closed 6/26/2014 via PR Newswire

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, acquired Monkeybars

synopsis: Ubiquity, Inc., creators of a new hub for the digital lifestyle, announced the completion of their acquisition of the assets of Monkeybars Inc., a music platform that combines cloud content storage, sharing applications, and social networking search technology
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: Monkeybars
Monkeybars, Inc. is an online marketplace for musical artists to utilize social networking tools to increase their audience, sales and create new revenue streams.
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announced 7/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Etsy Inc., will acquire Reverb Holdings

synopsis: Etsy, the global marketplace for unique and creative goods that connects buyers and sellers from all over world, has signed an agreement to acquire Reverb Holdings, Inc., a leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments.
buyer: Etsy Inc. (ETSY:$652.12)
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. They connect buyers and sellers from all over world. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired by items that are crafted by creative entrepreneurs. For sellers, they offer a range of tools and services that address key business needs. "
target: Reverb Holdings
Reverb is a leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Reverb focuses on having inspiring content, price transparency, musician-focused, eCommerce tools and a music-savvy customer service team.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concert En Appart merged with LiveTonight,

synopsis: Concert En Appart has merged with LiveTonight, an online music booking platform in France. Concert En Appart is an online platform for booking musicians in France. Concert En Appart allows people to easily find and book musicians for live concerts at weddings, birthdays, corporate parties and other events.
buyer: LiveTonight
LiveTonight is an online music booking platform in France. LiveTonight makes it easy for anyone to find and book musicians. Users can search for musicians in all genres of music to suit their needs, whether its for a wedding, birthday party, housewarming, or anniversary. "
target: Concert En Appart
Founded in 2014, Concert En Appart is an online platform for booking musicians in France. Concert En Appart allows people to easily find and book musicians for live concerts at weddings, birthdays, corporate parties and other events.
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closed 7/14/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Warner Music Group, acquired Songkick

synopsis: Warner Music Group (WMG), an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate, has acquired selected assets from Songkick, the award-winning live music platform that attracts 15 million fans a month. The deal includes Songkick's concert discovery app and website as well as the Songkick trademark.
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: Songkick
Songkick has been the trusted home for live music since 2007. Right now, more than 15 million music fans across the globe use Songkick to track their favorite artists, discover new concerts and buy fairly priced tickets under one roof.
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closed 9/9/2014 via Market Wire

Vendini, Inc., acquired In Ticketing

synopsis: Vendini, the company that makes the business of live events simple, announced the acquisition of In Ticketing, one of the early pioneers in concert and festival ticketing software. This acquisition will broaden Vendini's solution with market-proven mobile and social ticketing technology developed by In Ticketing over the past decade.
buyer: Vendini, Inc.
Vendini makes the business of live events simple. Top music and arts venues, festivals, and sports centers use Vendini's all-in-one solution for event promotion, ticket sales, website management, box office management and event logistics. Vendini is headquartered in San Francisco. "
target: In Ticketing
In Ticketing provides online and box office ticketing for venues, promoters, and festivals such as Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. In Ticketing innovations include the InHand Mobile Box office, ScalperGuard fraud prevention/risk management suite and a high-demand ticket lottery platform.
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announced 5/8/2014 via Company Press Release

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, will acquire Kilimanjaro Live Limited

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in Kilimanjaro Live, a UK event promoter. They are based in London, UK and primarily promote live music events. They also promote an alternative range of entertainment events including comedy, spoken word, theatre, extreme sports and martial arts.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Ag, an integrated entertainment content company, engages in the production and staging of tours and concerts in Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Live Touring and Entertainment services. "
target: Kilimanjaro Live Limited
Kilimanjaro Live Ltd (KiliLive.com) is a UK event promoter. They are based in London, UK and primarily promote live music events. They also promote an alternative range of entertainment events including comedy, spoken word, theatre, extreme sports and martial arts.
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closed 2/25/2013 via PE Hub

Festival Transaction Services, acquired KadmusArts Corporation

synopsis: Festival Transaction Services Inc. has acquired Vermont-based KadmusArts Corporation. KadmusArts has developed a digital marketplace for the performing arts community that spans the globe. The KadmusArts event community includes some 8,500 event producers in 155 countries, tens-of-thousands of performers, and hundreds of thousands of festival fans.
buyer: Festival Transaction Services
Festival Transaction Services helps fair and festival producers succeed by providing convenient, secure and cost-effective payment processing and cash management services, tailored exclusively for the community event marketplace. "
target: KadmusArts Corporation
KadmusArts.com is the online connection to every kind of music, dance, and theatre festival in the world. The site hosts content from festival presenters and promoters, artists and bands, audiences and fans in 154 countries.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Empik Group, acquired Going.

synopsis: Empik wants to better serve the ticket distribution and event promotion market by investing in the Polish Going application.  Empik acquired the majority stake in Going. Based in Warsaw, Going is an application for spontaneous learning about cultural events and buying tickets.
buyer: Empik Group
Empik is the largest distribution network of cultural goods, knowledge and entertainment on the Polish market, one of the most recognizable Polish brands and the undisputed leader in publishing categories (book, music, film). We have been operating on the market since 1948. "
target: Going.
Based in Warsaw, Going is an application for spontaneous learning about cultural events and buying tickets.
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closed 8/21/2014 via PR Newswire

Ticketfly, Inc., acquired WillCall

synopsis: Ticketfly, a San Francisco-based technology company working to make live events better for promoters and fans, has acquired WillCall, a concert discovery, ticketing and on-demand commerce app for iOS and Android.
buyer: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly is a technology company working to make live events better for promoters and fans. On launching in 2009, Ticketfly developed the first integrated ticketing, marketing, and analytics platform for event promoters, providing easy-to-use tools to increase ticket sales and reward fans. "
target: WillCall
WillCall is a music discovery and ticketing app offering an incredibly easy way to see live shows. The app curates a list of events for discovery and purchase, shows you which events your friends are attending, and allows you to buy drinks and merchandise through your phone during the event.
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announced 5/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

Unified Communications Sdn Bhd, will acquire Express in Music Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Unified Communications has announced their agreement to acquire Express in Music. The company is a music crowdsourcing site for jingles and voiceovers. They provide background environmental music to retail, shopping malls, and Food & Beverage chains.
buyer: Unified Communications Sdn Bhd (SGX:U18:$14.08)
Unifiedcomms is an application service provider with over 15 years of proven experience in managed application services, utility-driven value-added-services, and telecoms-grade platforms. Their application services and systems address more than 500 million subscribers of 32 mobile network operators."
target: Express in Music Pte. Ltd.
Express in Music has a reach of more than 30,000 music industry professionals across the world. Established in 2009, the company is a music crowdsourcing site for jingles and voiceovers. They provide background environmental music to retail, shopping malls, and Food & Beverage chains.
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closed 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

KWAN, acquired Gigstart

synopsis: One of India’s leading entertainment conglomerates, KWAN, announced the acquisition of the rapidly growing entertainment start-up Gigstart, an online marketplace that facilitates swift and transparent connections between entertainers and event and party planners.
buyer: KWAN
KWAN is one of India’s leading entertainment conglomerates. They offer talent management, film casting, sports management, licensing, consulting and more. They have offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad. "
target: Gigstart
Gigstart is a place that seeks to connect artistes, and those who want to hire them. Gigstart fills the absence of one place where you can get all kinds of artists, musicians, photographers and videographers.
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closed 1/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tune Studios, acquired Gigfairy Enterprise

synopsis: Tune Studios and BAC Ventures completed the acquisition of Malaysian live music booking startup Gigfairy. Kuala Lumpur-based Gigfairy is a platform that helps users easily book live music for any occasion, while simultaneously creating more gig opportunities for musicians. Gigfairy also offers affordable sound system bookings as an option.
buyer parent: Tune Group
buyer: Tune Studios
With 10 fully functioning, state-of-the-art rehearsal and recording studio rooms, Tune Studios is the largest audio production facility in Malaysia. It offers audio production as well as a wide spectrum of services, from content development to event management. "
target: Gigfairy Enterprise
Gigfairy is a community marketplace based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for artists and promoters on a mission to provide the right music at the right place. It is a platform designed to help users book live music easier and faster.
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closed 7/2/2014 via PR Web

Engage Connective Technologies, acquired ScoreStreet

synopsis: Engage Connective Technologies announced the acquisition of Entity Music Unlimited LLC, the owner of the ScoreStreet. ScoreStreet is an online music publishing solution that joins together composers and songwriters with presenters and performers whereby compositions are licensed, bought and downloaded in a seamless and efficient marketplace.
buyer: Engage Connective Technologies
Engage Connective Technologies develops software applications. Their core competencies are .NET, Desktop applications extensible to a wide range of platforms, PDA-based applications as well as e-Solutions. "
target: ScoreStreet
ScoreStreet is an online music publishing solution that joins together composers and songwriters with presenters and performers in a vibrant and interactive community whereby compositions are licensed, bought and downloaded in a seamless and efficient marketplace.
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closed 9/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Spotify Ltd, acquired SoundBetter

synopsis: Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, announced that it has acquired SoundBetter, a leading global audio production and collaboration marketplace helping creators worldwide connect and hire top audio professionals.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$7,317.18)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches. "
target: SoundBetter
SoundBetter is a leading global audio production and collaboration marketplace helping creators worldwide connect and hire top audio professionals. Since its founding in 2012, SoundBetter has helped tens of thousands of music professionals buy and offer services across the globe.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

ROK Entertainment Group, acquired Jalipo Limited

synopsis: ROK Entertainment Group Inc., the global mobile entertainment group, announces that it has acquired 100% of the issued and to be issued share capital of Jalipo Ltd for total consideration of 600,000 ordinary shares.
buyer: ROK Entertainment Group (ROKE:$0.00)
ROK Entertainment Group is a world-leading mobile entertainment company specialising in the development and deployment of innovative mobile technologies, services and applications. "
target: Jalipo Limited
Jalipo enables broadcasters to offer their TV channels, live events and video-on-demand direct to you in high quality via your PC. There's no monthly subscription and all pay content is accessed through a simple pre-pay system.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

HAAWK, Inc., acquired Keyframe Audio

synopsis: Los Angeles-based HAAWK, the provider of rights management and monetization services for YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram which is led by Ryan Born, has acquired Keyframe Audio, a music startup which offered up micro-stock music licensing.
buyer: HAAWK, Inc.
Los Angeles-based HAAWK is a provider of rights management and monetization services for YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram which is led by Ryan Born. "
target: Keyframe Audio
Keyframe Audio is a the premier music licensing platform that gives users access to over 50,000 royalty free tracks from top film and TV composers in Hollywood. The simple and affordable license is designed for individuals and companies and covers private and commercial use worldwide.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

HAAWK, Inc., acquired Keyframe Audio

synopsis: Los Angeles-based HAAWK, the provider of rights management and monetization services for YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram which is led by Ryan Born, has acquired Keyframe Audio, a music startup which offered up micro-stock music licensing.
buyer: HAAWK, Inc.
Los Angeles-based HAAWK is a provider of rights management and monetization services for YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram which is led by Ryan Born. "
target: Keyframe Audio
Keyframe Audio is a the premier music licensing platform that gives users access to over 50,000 royalty free tracks from top film and TV composers in Hollywood. The simple and affordable license is designed for individuals and companies and covers private and commercial use worldwide.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
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closed 7/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Source3, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook has acquired a startup to help it crack down on users who share pirated videos and other content without permission. Source3 builds technology to detect intellectual property that has been shared by internet users without permission.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$73,357.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Source3, Inc.
User-generated products reveal valuable information about how fans interact with, and consume, brand intellectual property. Source3 identifies, catalogs and analyzes brand IP in fan products across marketplaces, categories, and territories.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Newswire

AVL Digital Group, acquired FUGA

synopsis: Global music company Downtown Music Holdings, announced that its subsidiary, AVL Digital Group (AVL), has acquired FUGA®, the Netherlands-based B2B music technology and services company. FUGA are the industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders, offering best-of-breed digital supply chain integration.
buyer parent: Stephens Inc.
buyer: AVL Digital Group
AVL Digital Group is a global network of music distribution and monetization brands, including CD Baby®, AdRev®, DashGoSM and Soundrop®. With a diverse client base, AVL distributes and monetizes more than 10 million tracks across popular streaming services. "
target: FUGA
FUGA are the industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders, offering best-of-breed digital supply chain integration alongside dynamic promotion and marketing. FUGA are listed on the highest tier for both Spotify™ and Apple™'s preferred distributors.
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closed 10/18/2010 via BusinessWire

MarkMonitor Inc., acquired DtecNet

synopsis: MarkMonitor, a leader in enterprise brand protection announced that it has acquired DtecNet, a market leading global anti-piracy company. With the addition of DtecNet technology, MarkMonitor expands its Brand Protection platform, adding greater breadth in targeting both the distribution points and promotional vehicles for pirated digital content.
buyer parent: Institutional Venture Partners
buyer: MarkMonitor Inc.
MarkMonitor, the global leader in enterprise brand protection, offers comprehensive solutions and services that safeguard brands, reputation and revenue from online risks. "
target: DtecNet
DtecNet is a global anti-piracy company with regional offices in Los Angeles California, Copenhagen Denmark, Paris France and Vilnius Lithuania.
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