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closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Publishing Group, purchased Music Publishing Assets from Maranatha Music

synopsis: Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has acquired the music publishing assets of Maranatha! Music. As one of the most widely-recognized and highly-regarded catalogs in the popular Praise and Worship genre, Maranatha! Music is also one of the most active song catalogs on the CCLI charts.
buyer: Universal Music Publishing Group
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry's leading global music publishing operation and is part of Universal Music Group. UMPG represents music in every genre from many of the world's top songwriters and catalogs including Beastie Boys, Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey. "
seller: Maranatha Music
Maranatha! Music has become synonymous with Christian music. The label is a pioneer in praise and worship music publishing. Each year, Maranatha! is dedicated to introducing new songs and promoting its classics to the church through song publishing, music in stores and church leadership training.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Masterworks, acquired Milan Records

synopsis: Milan Records, one of the leading soundtrack labels, has been acquired by Sony Music Masterworks. Sony Music Masterworks also acquired Jade, Milan’s sister label, which has roughly 500 classical and liturgical albums in its catalog.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Masterworks
Sony Music Masterworks (better known as Sony Masterworks) is a record label, the result of a restructuring of Sony Music's classical music division. "
target: Milan Records
Milan Records is a record label located in Los Angeles, California specializing in film scores and soundtrack albums. Jade, Milan’s sister label, has roughly 500 classical and liturgical albums in its catalog.
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closed 3/24/2016 via PR Web

Liberty University, acquired Red Tie Music, LLC

synopsis: To support its growing commercial music programs, as well as to give a platform for budding artists and music industry professionals, the Liberty University School of Music has acquired Red Tie Music. The company is a professional Christian music publishing and recording label.
buyer: Liberty University
Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Liberty’s mission is to train Champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world. "
target: Red Tie Music, LLC
Red Tie is a link between the world and the music and songs coming from the student songwriters, alumni, faculty and staff at the Center for Worship at Liberty University and Thomas Road Baptist Church.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Curb Records, Inc., acquired Word Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: US independent music company Curb Records has acquired the 80% stake that it did not own in Word Entertainment, a Christian faith-based entertainment company, from Warner Music Group. Founded in 1951, Word Entertainment is active in recorded music, publishing, film, live events, and church resources.
buyer: Curb Records, Inc.
Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Their roster includes some of the top names in Country, Christian and Pop/Rock music. Curb Records has achieved 433 number one records, over 1,500 hundred Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Word Entertainment, Inc.
A leader in the Christian music community for over 60 years, Word Entertainment is a unique, comprehensive faith-based company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including recorded music, distribution, publishing, film, merchandising, church resources, and live events.
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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 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Christian Television Corp., acquired KWHB TV

synopsis: Christian Television Network, a broadcasting company that is equipped to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to every home in the world by satellite broadcasting, local on-air television stations, and many cable stations, acquired KWHB, a TV broadcaster in Tulsa, Oklahoma that offers the very best in family-friendly and inspirational programming.
buyer: Christian Television Corp.
Christian Television Network is equipped to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to every home in the world by satellite broadcasting, local on-air television stations, and many cable stations. Their programs are representative of an interdenominational mix which features a variety of programming. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: KWHB TV
KWHB is a TV broadcaster in Tulsa, Oklahoma that offers the very best in family-friendly and inspirational programming. It is a religious-secular independent television station owned by is owned by the Family Broadcasting Corporation.
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closed 10/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Left Behind Games, Inc., acquired Cloud 9 Games, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc., dba LB Games®, the leading publisher of exclusively Christian video games, announced that it has acquired the assets of Cloud 9 Games™, a company viewed as the second most successful Christian video games publisher.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc., dba LB Games®, dba Inspired Media Entertainment™, has become one of the world's leading independent developers and publishers of quality interactive entertainment products that perpetuate positive values and appeal to mainstream and faith-based audiences. "
target: Cloud 9 Games, Inc.
Cloud 9 Games, Inc. is the leader in faith based entertainment. Cloud 9 develops and publishs music games, singing games and Bible trivia games. Their goal is to provide fun, uplifting games that bring families together.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Richard and Maria Cook, acquired Gener8xion Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Matthew Crouch, then Chairman of the Board of Gener8Xion and his wife, Laurie Crouch entered into a Stock Purchase and Sale Agreement and sold 100% of their shares of stock in the Company to Richard and Maria Cook. As a result of the Share Purchase, the Cooks own approximately 51% of the outstanding Common Stock of the Company.
buyer: Richard and Maria Cook
Richard J. Cook, age 39, was president of the Gener8xion Entertainment, Inc. since 2008 and had been the de facto manager and chief operating officer of the company for ten years until he and his wife purchased the company. "
target: Gener8xion Entertainment, Inc.
Gener8Xion Entertainment, Inc. is an integrated media company engaged in various operating activities including film and television production and distribution, sales and rentals of film and video equipment, systems integration and studio facility management.
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cancelled 4/20/2010 via Capital IQ

Digital Praise cancelled merger with Left Behind Games, Inc.,

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc. Cancelled the Acquisition of Digital Praise Inc.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc. was founded in October 2001 for the purpose of developing games based upon the intensely popular Left Behind Series. "
target: Digital Praise
Digital Praise is a developer, publisher and distributor of well-known games such as Adventures in Odyssey®, Guitar Praise™, Dance Praise® (including VeggieTales® edition), Light Rangers, as well as Hermie & Friends™, aMazing Bible and two new iPhone game apps.
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closed 8/2/2006 via PR Newswire

Gaiam, Inc., acquired Cinema Circle, Inc.

synopsis: Gaiam, Inc., a branded lifestyle-media company catering to people who value personal development, natural health and inspirational media, announced that it has acquired an approximately 63% ownership interest in Cinema Circle, Inc. for $6.9 million in cash.
buyer: Gaiam, Inc. (GAIA:$156.95)
Gaiam is a provider of information, goods and services to customers who value the environment, a sustainable economy, healthy lifestyles, alternative healthcare and personal development. "
target: Cinema Circle, Inc.
Cinema Circle, Inc. is the parent company of Spiritual Cinema Circle, a subscription-based DVD film club designed to connect "spiritual" moviegoers around the world founded in 2004 by Hollywood veteran producer, Stephen Simon.
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closed 2/6/2006 via BusinessWire

Bonanza Gold, Inc., merged with Left Behind Games, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games, exclusive licensee to develop computer and video games based upon the LEFT BEHIND series of books, announced today that its share exchange agreement with Bonanza Gold has closed. Left Behind Games is now a subsidiary of Bonanza Gold, a publicly traded company on the over-the-counter-bulletin-board, ticker symbol BZAG.OB.
buyer: Bonanza Gold, Inc.
Bonanza Gold, Inc. incorporated under the laws of the State of Washington on April 3, 1961 as Vermillion Gold, Inc. Since 1996, Bonanza has been inactive. Bonanza was organized primarily for the purpose of exploring for, acquiring and developing mineral properties with a potential for production. "
target: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc. was founded in October 2001 for the purpose of developing games based upon the intensely popular Left Behind Series.
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announced 5/29/2018 via Company Press Release

TRACE Company, will purchase Gospel Music Tv from THEMA SAS

synopsis: TRACE, a global multi-platform media and entertainment company, will acquire Gospel Music Tv from THEMA, a distributor of pay TV channels. Gospel Music Tv is a gospel music TV channel designed for the Sub-Saharan African audience. The channel offers African, American, contemporary, urban, and traditional gospel music.
buyer: TRACE Company
TRACE is a global multi-platform media and entertainment company that connects with multicultural audiences through premium afro urban music and content across 21 pay TV channels, radios, motion picture, online and mobile services in over 160 countries to 200M viewers and listeners. "
seller parent: Vivendi SA
seller: THEMA SAS
Gospel Music Tv is a gospel music TV channel designed for the Sub-Saharan African audience. The channel offers African, American, contemporary, urban, and traditional gospel music. Gospel Music Tv belongs to THEMA, a distributor of pay TV channels to cable, IPTV, and DTH operators.
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closed 5/12/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Left Behind Games, Inc., acquired LifeLine Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc., a leading publisher of Christian video games, announced it has finalized the acquisition of the Charlie Church Mouse brand name from LifeLine Studios. This will include ownership of not only the games, but also the Charlie Church Mouse TV series.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc. has become one of the world's leading independent developers and publishers of quality interactive entertainment products that perpetuate positive values and appeal to mainstream and faith-based audiences. "
target: LifeLine Studios, Inc.
Lifeline Studios seek to support the family with quality media that embraces faith-based values. Lifeline Studios provides television programs, computer games, web portals and films for Christian families around the world.
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closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kingdom Games, acquired 4Soils

synopsis: Kingdom Games announced it has closed its acquisition of the assets of 4Soils, a Stanford-based Children’s Bible app producer. 4Soils is well-known for its Biblically-centered digital experiences for children. With this acquisition, Kingdom Games strengthens its mission to provide ethical and moral games to upcoming generations of all ages.
buyer: Kingdom Games
Kingdom Games is the industry leader of thoughtful gaming; the most reliable and trusted source in the market place for games that are family appropriate for all ages. Based on Biblical themes, Kingdom Games products are both entertaining and educational. "
target: 4Soils
4Soils brings Biblically centered digital experiences for children on mobile devices like iPad and iPhone. All elements of the stories are carefully and faithfully written to accurately reflect the facts in the Bible and includes interactive games, coloring, and songs.
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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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announced 12/9/2009 via BusinessWire

Microgenix Manufacturing, Inc., will be merged with The Machine Productions

synopsis: Microgenix Manufacturing Inc. announced an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding Common Stock and assets of The Machine Productions Inc. (TMP). TMP is a multimedia entertainment company focusing on the delivery of audio and visual entertainment products to a diverse, international audience through mass merchandising outlets.
buyer: Microgenix Manufacturing, Inc.
Microgenix Manufacturing Inc. is in business to acquire operating companies with assets and revenue, help them with funding to increase their cash flow,assets and presence in the market for a better position against competitors and continuously growth. "
target: The Machine Productions
The Machine Productions Inc. is a California Corporation. Created as a multimedia entertainment company which will supply profitable, positive, audio and visual entertainment to a diverse, international consumer group.
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closed 6/2/2004 via BusinessWire

ROO Group, Inc., acquired Undercover Media Pty Ltd

synopsis: ROO Group, Inc. (OTCBB:ROOG) (www.roogroupinc.com) announced today that it has completed the purchase of the business and business assets of Undercover Media Pty Ltd (Undercover).
buyer: ROO Group, Inc. (RGRP:$0.00)
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally. "
target: Undercover Media Pty Ltd
Established in February 1995, Undercover believes it is a pioneer brand for global online music. Featuring original music content ranging from raw interview footage to propriety editorial content combined with industry released footage, Undercover has served both the music industry and music commun
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closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Publishing Group, purchased Music Publishing Assets from Maranatha Music

synopsis: Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has acquired the music publishing assets of Maranatha! Music. As one of the most widely-recognized and highly-regarded catalogs in the popular Praise and Worship genre, Maranatha! Music is also one of the most active song catalogs on the CCLI charts.
buyer: Universal Music Publishing Group
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry's leading global music publishing operation and is part of Universal Music Group. UMPG represents music in every genre from many of the world's top songwriters and catalogs including Beastie Boys, Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey. "
seller: Maranatha Music
Maranatha! Music has become synonymous with Christian music. The label is a pioneer in praise and worship music publishing. Each year, Maranatha! is dedicated to introducing new songs and promoting its classics to the church through song publishing, music in stores and church leadership training.
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closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

Universal Music Publishing Group, acquired Criterion Music Corporation

synopsis: Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has acquired Criterion Music Corporation and its affiliated entities, the family-owned and run music publishing company that has built one of the most extraordinary collections of pop, country and jazz hits and standards.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Publishing Group
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry's leading global music publishing operation and is part of Universal Music Group. UMPG represents music in every genre from many of the world's top songwriters and catalogs including Beastie Boys, Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey. "
target: Criterion Music Corporation
Criterion Music Corporation offers music publishing services in California. The company was founded in 1943 and is based in Studio City, California.
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closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Publishing Group, purchased Music Publishing Assets from Maranatha Music

synopsis: Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has acquired the music publishing assets of Maranatha! Music. As one of the most widely-recognized and highly-regarded catalogs in the popular Praise and Worship genre, Maranatha! Music is also one of the most active song catalogs on the CCLI charts.
buyer: Universal Music Publishing Group
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry's leading global music publishing operation and is part of Universal Music Group. UMPG represents music in every genre from many of the world's top songwriters and catalogs including Beastie Boys, Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey. "
seller: Maranatha Music
Maranatha! Music has become synonymous with Christian music. The label is a pioneer in praise and worship music publishing. Each year, Maranatha! is dedicated to introducing new songs and promoting its classics to the church through song publishing, music in stores and church leadership training.
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closed 4/28/2010 via PR Newswire

Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, acquired eMack Music

synopsis: David Renzer, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) and Dale Mathews, President, Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, announced that UMPG has acquired the publishing assets of Emack Music, the publishing arm of Christian label Gotee Records.
buyer parent: Universal Music Publishing Group
buyer: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing
Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing owns the world's largest Christian music publishing catalog, and the second largest evangelically styled choral music catalog. "
target parent: Gotee Records, Inc.
target: eMack Music
Emack Music is a music publishing company. The Emack Music catalog includes Relient K, Luna Halo, Grits, Jennifer Knapp, Ayeisha, House of Heroes, B. Reith, and more.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ingrooves Music Group, acquired Electromode Music

synopsis: Ingrooves Music Group has acquired independent South Africa-based music distributor, Electromode, marking Ingrooves’ entrance into the growing African music market. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions. "
target: Electromode Music
Electromode is a South Africa-based distributor of music on digital and mobile music platforms. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang. Electromode has an overall catalog of more than 30,000 songs.
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closed 5/20/2020 via Forbes

Downtown Music, LLC, acquired Sheer Publishing Africa

synopsis: Downtown Music, a global independent rights management and music services company, has acquired Sheer Music Publishing, Africa’s largest independent music publisher, expanding the company’s geographic footprint to the continent of Africa.
buyer: Downtown Music, LLC
Downtown Music Holdings is a global company that owns, manages, and develops businesses with a vision for a more equitable and innovative music ecosystem. The company is the world's leading provider of end-to-end services to artists, songwriters, labels, music publishers, and other rights holders. "
target: Sheer Publishing Africa
Sheer Publishing is one of Africa’s largest independent Publishing houses and is currently looking to expand its client base within the African diaspora. Sheer's mission is to provide a comprehensive range of copyright services to their clients, both domestic, Continental and international.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ad Litteram Inc., acquired Atma Classique

synopsis: Montreal-based Ad Litteram has acquired ATMA Classique, a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles. With the transaction, Ad Litteram acquires Disques ATMA Inc.'s shares and the ATMA Classic label, ensuring the company's sustainability with an emphasis on video and the expansion of the digital catalog.
buyer: Ad Litteram Inc.
Ad Litteram is a Canadian music house with a roster of services that includes music publishing, recordings, management, and video production. The company aims to provide its artists with the human, technological, commercial, and artistic means to carry out their projects. "
target: Atma Classique
ATMA Classique is a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles representing a wide spectrum of musical styles, from Baroque music to great symphonic works with countless detours in terms of traditional music, Neapolitan song, tango, and contemporary repertoire.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Endurance Music Group, acquired Wide Open Music

synopsis: Newly formed publishing company Endurance Music Group has acquired Wide Open Music, a music publishing and management company. Wide Open Music was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Raven Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Endurance Music Group
Formed in 2019, Endurance Music Group is a full-service music publishing house and is home to songwriters Scooter Carusoe and Clint Lagerberg, emerging songwriter-artists Ryan Plappert, Jake Rose, and songwriter Ben Stoll, and multiple successful catalogs. "
target: Wide Open Music
Wide Open Music operates as a music publishing and management company. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 2/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Formax, LLC, acquired Firma Melodiya

synopsis: Firma Melodiya, a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings in Russia, has been acquired by Formax LLC, a company that works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work.
buyer: Formax, LLC
Formax LLC, registered in 2015, works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work. The company belongs to two businessmen - Mikhail Sukontsev and Dmitry Smirnov. "
target parent: The Federal Agency for State Property Management
target: Firma Melodiya
Firma Melodiya was founded in 1964 as a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings. Melodiya is the national heritage of Russia, and includes the most valuable archive which includes more than 230,000 sound recordings in a variety of genres.
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closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, acquired THiS Music

synopsis: Sony/ATV, the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, has acquired THiS Music, a company that provides music publishing services based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, ranging from songs by iconic names including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen and The Rolling Stones to contemporary superstars such as Lady Gaga. "
target: THiS Music
THiS Music, LLC provides music publishing services. THiS Music, LLC is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Pulse Recordings Inc.

synopsis: Concord Music Publishing has acquired Fujipacific Music’s stake in Los Angeles-based Pulse Music Group – widely regarded as one of the hottest pop music publishers in the world today. PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Pulse Recordings Inc.
Created by musicians for musicians, PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales.
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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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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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
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 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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S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
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$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
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Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$17.60
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United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
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YG Family
YG Family
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EBITDA ($mm)
$4.94
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$2.91
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$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
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