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closed 10/19/2010 via BusinessWire

ReverbNation, acquired Sound Around

synopsis: ReverbNation, the leading Marketing and Promotion Platform for over 900,000 Musicians, Labels, Managers and Venues, has acquired Sound Around, a North Carolina mobile application development company focused on creating custom mobile applications for Bands and Musicians.
buyer parent: eMinor Inc.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 900,000 Artists, Managers, Record Labels, and Venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. "
target: Sound Around
Sound Around is a platform for bands and music artists to better connect with their fanbase by giving them a way to easily create their own iPhone App.
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closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

BandLab, acquired Composr

synopsis: BandLab, the first global, cloud-based platform for iOS, Android and the web where users can create, collaborate and share their music, announced that it has acquired Composr, a European-based iOS and web music-making service.
buyer parent: JamHub
buyer: BandLab
BandLab is a free, all-in-one (iOS, Android and web), cloud-based social platform that simplifies the process of making music. Its global community of musicians and fans work to create and collaborate on music, which can be shared across the global community. "
target: Composr
Composr is an iOS and web-based music collaboration app that’s all about recording music socially and collaborating with musicians all around the world.
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closed 11/28/2011 via BusinessWire

MakeMusic, Inc., acquired Recordare LLC

synopsis: MakeMusic, Inc., a developer and marketer of proprietary music technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of selected assets of Recordare®LLC, the Internet music publishing and software company. Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music.
buyer: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic, Inc. develops and markets proprietary music technology solutions under the Finale and SmartMusic brands. The company’s products provide alternatives to traditional practice, education, and composition techniques. "
target: Recordare LLC
Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music. The company's MusicXML format provides a standard that allows musicians to share and use music notation in ways that were never before possible.
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closed 2/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ultimate Guitar USA LLC, acquired Crescendo

synopsis: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech, an entrepreneurship incubator designed to nurture the confidence and expertise that graduates need to run their own businesses, has announced its first exit. Crescendo, an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians, has been acquired by Ultimate Guitar.
buyer: Ultimate Guitar USA LLC
With 10 million registered users and over 20 million unique active users a month, Ultimate Guitar is the largest community of guitar enthusiasts in the world. It provides guitar tabs and chords to nearly 1 million songs along with lessons, articles and information about all things rock and roll. "
target parent: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech
target: Crescendo
Crescendo is an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians. Crescendo’s music assessment engine uses both monophonic and polyphonic pitch detection to analyze harmonic frequencies from the notes musicians play.
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closed 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

ROLI, acquired Blend.io, Inc.

synopsis: ROLI, maker of hardware and software for music creation, has acquired Blend, a platform that makes music creation social. Blend is dedicated to unlocking the social potential of the web to make it easier for people to collaborate and share.
buyer: ROLI
ROLI is a design-led music technology company based in Dalston, London. ROLI makes hardware and software products designed to increase the bandwidth of interaction between people and technology. "
target: Blend.io, Inc.
Blend.io is a social platform that helps music producers share music projects in source format, perfect for remixing, collaborating, learning from, and gathering feedback from others in the global community. Music fans can discover original new music and participate in the creative process.
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announced 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

TakeLessons, will acquire Chromatik

synopsis: TakeLessons, the leading online community for lifelong learning, announces they have entered into an agreement to acquire Chromatik, a leader in digital sheet music and music education.
buyer: TakeLessons
TakeLessons is the trusted online marketplace for finding qualified and vetted instructors. At TakeLessons, students can follow their dreams and fuel personal growth by connecting with the perfect instructor in areas ranging from music, dance and acting to foreign languages, math and photography. "
target: Chromatik
Long Beach-based Chromatik, founded in 2010, develops digital sheet music and apps for music education.
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closed 11/23/2016 via PR Newswire

BrandSpins, acquired Music Dealers

synopsis: MusicDealers.com has been acquired by music media entrepreneur Billy Tuchscher and his Las Vegas company, BrandSpins. MusicDealers.com is the award-winning 'sync music' licensing website juggernaut that provides music for: TV Shows; Major Films; Documentaries; Radio/TV ad campaigns; Video Games; Business Promotions; YouTube and GoPro Videos.
buyer: BrandSpins
BrandSpins is revolutionizing digital music distribution, solving problems for major brands, artists, and consumers. BrandSpins provides turn key, plug and play, 'brand-customized', online digital music stores, to major eCommerce websites. "
target: Music Dealers
Music Dealers is a music agency and B2B music licensing platform whose mission is to help brands, agencies, TV networks, and film & game studios realize the full potential of authentic music to drive value for their business.
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announced 10/10/2005 via BusinessWire

Yeahronimo Media Ventures, Inc., will acquire Lyzia BV

synopsis: Yeahronimo Media Ventures Inc., an integrated media content and service provider, announced it has signed a binding Letter of Intent for the acquisition of Lyzia BV, one of the major download services. Both companies expect to reach a final agreement within a few weeks.
buyer: Yeahronimo Media Ventures, Inc.
Commodore International Corporation is a designer, creator and full-service provider of digital media products, content and services. The company sells a complete line of portable digital media products and provides legal music and media downloads with multi-channel distribution. "
target: Lyzia BV
Lyzia is a Dutch based company focusing on DRM Solutions for the entertainment sector, providing the market with content and technical solutions thereby servicing the customer for the complete value chain.
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closed 11/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Soundtrap AB

synopsis: Spotify has acquired Soundtrap, a cloud-based digital audio workstation. Soundtrap, which launched in 2015 after a few years of beta testing, offers users an online music studio and the ability to collaborate with others in real time.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$9,696.50)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: Soundtrap AB
Soundtrap democratizes and empowers high-quality collaborative music-making for the many people. Soundtrap Studio was launched as the world's first web-based, cross-platform, collaborative music recording studio.
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC, acquired Beatroot Music Ltd

synopsis: Made in Memphis Entertainment, a music studio, record label and publishing platform, has acquired UK-based Beatroot Music. Beatroot is an online music platform which enables record labels and publishers to pull together their music catalog, audio files and rights data into one place and share these with clients, streaming services and music stores.
buyer: Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC
Made in Memphis Entertainment is a music studio, record label and publishing platform. They offer an environment that includes several well-appointed production suites for songwriters to work and receive mentorship from world renowned professionals. "
target: Beatroot Music Ltd
Based in the UK, Beatroot Music operates an online music platform which enables record labels and publishers to pull together their music catalog, audio files, album artwork, metadata and rights data into one place and share these with clients, streaming services and music stores.
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closed 6/9/2021 via PR Web

LANDR, acquired Synchro Arts

synopsis: LANDR Audio, a creative platform for musicians, has acquired Synchro Arts, a UK developer of innovative audio processing software. Synchro Arts enables music producers, engineers and audio post professionals to perform complex editing tasks both quickly and intuitively. Their audio plugins provide solutions for timing and pitch alignment.
buyer: LANDR
LANDR is a creative platform for musicians. LANDR provides millions of independent artists and labels with a single space to learn about, collaborate on, master, release and monetize music online. Their platform provides tools and solutions for every step of the digital music creation process. "
target: Synchro Arts
Synchro Arts is a UK developer of innovative audio processing software. Synchro Arts enables music producers, engineers and audio post professionals to perform complex editing tasks both quickly and intuitively. Their audio plugins provide solutions for timing and pitch alignment.
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closed 10/19/2010 via BusinessWire

ReverbNation, acquired Sound Around

synopsis: ReverbNation, the leading Marketing and Promotion Platform for over 900,000 Musicians, Labels, Managers and Venues, has acquired Sound Around, a North Carolina mobile application development company focused on creating custom mobile applications for Bands and Musicians.
buyer parent: eMinor Inc.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 900,000 Artists, Managers, Record Labels, and Venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. "
target: Sound Around
Sound Around is a platform for bands and music artists to better connect with their fanbase by giving them a way to easily create their own iPhone App.
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closed 11/4/2016 via PR Newswire

ReverbNation, acquired Audiokite

synopsis: ReverbNation announced that they have acquired Audiokite, a company whose research platform enables musicians to have their music reviewed by some of the world's most ardent music fans. The acquisition of Audiokite will allow ReverbNation to strengthen the relationship between its Curation-at-scale capabilities and its artist-to-fan initiatives.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the global leader in empowering independent Artists to advance their careers. With the company's Artist Development group along with its industry-leading talent identification capability, ReverbNation is positioned to play a pivotal role in the next generation of successful Artists. "
target: Audiokite
Built in 2014 by Alex Jae Mitchell and Dave Marcello, Audiokite research has verified more than 10,000 high-quality reviewers – music superfans in the U.S. - who have answered over 500,000 surveys on behalf of thousands of musicians and labels from all over the world.
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closed 10/19/2010 via BusinessWire

ReverbNation, acquired Sound Around

synopsis: ReverbNation, the leading Marketing and Promotion Platform for over 900,000 Musicians, Labels, Managers and Venues, has acquired Sound Around, a North Carolina mobile application development company focused on creating custom mobile applications for Bands and Musicians.
buyer parent: eMinor Inc.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 900,000 Artists, Managers, Record Labels, and Venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. "
target: Sound Around
Sound Around is a platform for bands and music artists to better connect with their fanbase by giving them a way to easily create their own iPhone App.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

ClickStream Corporation, acquired Nifter

synopsis: ClickStream Corp has acquired Rebel Blockchain Inc., developer of Nifter™, a music NFT marketplace that allows artists to create and sell unique music and sound NFTs. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital token made possible through blockchain technology.
buyer: ClickStream Corporation (OTCPK:CLIS:$0.00)
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes. "
target: Nifter
Rebel Blockchain Inc. is the developer of Nifter™, a music NFT marketplace that allows artists to create and sell unique music and sound NFTs. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital token made possible through blockchain technology.
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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:$38,254.00)
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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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Veeps

synopsis: Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Veeps, a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams and events. The platform allows fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Veeps
Veeps is a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams, tours, and events. The platform allows music fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
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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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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:$2,048.22)
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 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 3/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

HUMBL, Inc., will acquire Tickeri, Inc.

synopsis: HUMBL, Inc., a social payments, merchant and reviews platform, will acquire Tickeri, Inc., a ticketing, live events and box office SaaS platform. Tickeri features Latin events and artists throughout the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean corridor. Their platform helps over 1,000,000 music fans to obtain tickets for their favorite artists.
buyer: HUMBL, Inc. (OTCPK:TSNP.D:$0.60)
HUMBL is a social payments, merchant and reviews platform. HUMBL connects consumers and merchants in the digital economy. HUMBL Pay is a mobile app that delivers seamless global transactions. Their HUMBL Marketplace platform connects customers and merchants online. "
target: Tickeri, Inc.
Tickeri is a leading ticketing, live events and box office SaaS platform. Tickeri features Latin events and artists throughout the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean corridor. Their platform helps over 1,000,000 music fans to obtain tickets for their favorite artists.
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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:$14.59)
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 1/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Riplay SAS merged with Vodkaster SAS,

synopsis: French movie-interest social network provider Vodkaster is to merge with DVD digitisation specialist Riplay with a view to launching a new Netflix-like video-on-demand service in the country. Riplay SAS operates an online platform and allows users to digitize their DVDs and buy and sell digital versions of DVDs for viewing on multiple devices.
buyer: Vodkaster SAS
Vodkaster is the social network that keeps users in touch with movies, stars, and filmmakers. The company is based in Paris, France. "
target: Riplay SAS
Riplay SAS operates an online platform and allows users to digitize their DVDs and buy and sell digital versions of DVDs for viewing on multiple devices. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired BorrowLenses

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired BorrowLenses, the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. BorrowLenses’s Founders, Max Shevyakov and Mark Gurevich, will join Shutterfly Inc.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: BorrowLenses
BorrowLenses is the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. Rent camera bodies, lenses, lighting kits, and more via their easy to use website navigation or search for a specific item in the search bar. Equipment is also available for sale on the site.
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closed 10/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Volojoy merged with Chattyco,

synopsis: Volojoy has merged with Chattyco, a platform for personalized video messages in Germany. Volojoy is a German marketplace where fans can order video shout-outs from talents. Volojoy allows users to book personalized shout-out videos from a variety of talents, including actors, models, musicians, and more.
buyer: Chattyco
Chattyco is a platform for personalized video messages in Germany. Chattyco enables fans to request celebrities and influencers to record greetings or other video clips for their loved ones. The celebrities and influencers set the prices themselves and can also support a charity of their choice. "
target: Volojoy
Volojoy is a German marketplace where fans can order video shout-outs from talents. Volojoy allows users to book personalized shout-out videos for themselves or their friends and family. The platform offers a variety of talents users can choose from, including actors, models, musicians, and more.
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