Like Liquid Spins, Inc.

closed 12/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Max Sound Corporation, acquired Liquid Spins, Inc.

synopsis: Max Sound Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets of Liquid Spins, Inc. in exchange for ten million dollars in an all stock transaction. Liquid Spins is a digital media distribution company that specializes in QR code marketing, apparel merchandising, scratch-off codes and more.
buyer: Max Sound Corporation
Max Sound Corporation's MAXD™ Audio Process makes everything sound better and can convert any audio file to high definition quality while significantly reducing the file size. The company is based in Houston, TX. "
target: Liquid Spins, Inc.
Liquid Spins is an established digital media distribution company who has secured contracts with all major record labels in the United States including Sony, Universal, Warner, Emi, Red and Curb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$9.26 [$9.45]
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
946.0x
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closed 8/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MelodyVR, acquired Napster

synopsis: MelodyVR is acquiring Rhapsody International, which does business as Napster. Napster is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
buyer: MelodyVR
MelodyVR is the destination for music in virtual reality. From the side of the stage, to deep in the crowd, lose yourself in a world of live performances, wherever you are. "
target parent: RealNetworks, Inc.
target: Napster
Rhapsody International, dba Napster, is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$70]
rev ($mm)
$113
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired WE7

synopsis: Tesco has bought the digital music service We7 for £10.8m as the retail giant moves further into home entertainment. The supermarket company has taken a 91% stake in London-based We7, with the remaining shares to be purchased within weeks. We7 boasts a catalogue of 11m music tracks and is available on iPad, iPhone and Android apps and on the web.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: WE7
We7 is an ad-supported music streaming service and integrated MP3 store based in the UK. We7 competes with streaming music sites Last.fm, Spotify, lala, and Imeem and with music search sites such as Seeqpod, Songza, Skreemr, Deezer, and HypeMachine.
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$17*
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closed 1/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Rhapsody International, acquired Napster

synopsis: Rhapsody announced its European expansion through the acquisition of Napster International, the first subscription (flat-rate) music service in Europe. Rhapsody will own and operate the Napster service in Germany and the United Kingdom.
buyer: Rhapsody International
The Rhapsody® digital music service gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 13 million songs, whether they're listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. "
target parent: Best Buy
target: Napster
Napster offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music - anytime, anywhere. The company's flagship service, Napster, is the ultimate digital music package, offering unlimited on-demand music streaming.
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announced 12/15/2010 via Company Press Release

KDDI Corporation, will acquire KKBOX

synopsis: KDDI signed a definitive agreement to acquire KKBOX Inc, the digital music subscription service provider in Taiwan, from Skysoft Inc, which currently owns 100% share of the company.
buyer: KDDI Corporation (TSE:9433:$43,688.49)
KDDI CORPORATION is a Japan-based telecommunications company. The Company operates in three business segments. "
target: KKBOX
KKBOX Inc. provides online Chinese music services in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The company offers a multi-device digital music subscription service that features a Chinese song database and music tracks from music labels and publishers.
price ($mm)
$60*
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announced 9/15/2008 via BusinessWeek

Best Buy, will acquire Napster

synopsis: Best Buy Co., Inc. and Napster Inc. announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for Best Buy to commence a tender offer for all outstanding Napster shares at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $121 million.
buyer: Best Buy (BBY:$49,621.00)
With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe and China, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. "
target: Napster
Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music -- anytime, anywhere. The Company's offerings include "Napster" (www.napster.com), "FreeNapster" (www.freeNapster.com) and "Napster Mobile".
price ($mm)
$121
rev ($mm)
$127
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
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announced 5/8/2007 via BusinessWire

CoMedia Corporation, will acquire Watchfire Music

synopsis: CoMedia Corporation will acquire all of the outstanding equity of Watchfire Music LLC, a privately held Los Angeles based web-centric music producer and distributor featuring Inspirational, Sacred, Spiritual and Christian music – selling single songs and CDs downloaded directly to consumers, affiliated ecommerce stores and retail sales.
buyer: CoMedia Corporation
CoMedia develops intellectual properties for our proprietary media platforms to create products, services and use our distribution channels to reach the tens-of-millions of people in our target markets. We are focused on building Social Networks around Sports Centric males in the 24 to 55 age group."
target: Watchfire Music
Watchfire has an established music catalogue and is licensing Christian Contemporary Music, the oldest and best known sound within Christian music, Gospel in all its forms, as well as Praise and Worship, a well established niche within Christian music.
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closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Trans World Entertainment, acquired Mix & Burn, LLC

synopsis: Trans World Entertainment Corporation, a leading entertainment specialty retailer and parent of f.y.e. (for your entertainment), announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Mix & Burn, LLC the leading provider of digital content services to retailers nationwide.
buyer: Trans World Entertainment (TWMC:$327.04)
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and e-commerce sites. "
target: Mix & Burn, LLC
Using Mix & Burn's technology, consumers can mix and burn music CDs and download digital songs on demand, allowing the creation of customized playlists from an extensive catalog of new and old content.
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closed 11/3/2005 via BusinessWire

America Online, Inc., acquired MusicNow LLC

synopsis: Online music fans who love digital music have a new place to 'tune in' to discover, sample and buy music on the web after America Online, Inc., today announced that it has acquired the business of a digital music subscription company called MusicNow LLC.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: America Online, Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: MusicNow LLC
MusicNow operates a digital music service offering access to more than a million songs. Customers can listen to music streaming over the Internet or they can buy tracks and download them to their computer or portable music player. Files that are purchased and downloaded can also be burned to CDs.
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closed 2/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Motorola, Inc., acquired Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Motorola, Inc. a global leader in mobile entertainment, has successfully completed its acquisition of Soundbuzz Pte., Ltd., a leading pan-Asian music provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Motorola, Inc. (MSI:$8,124.00)
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. The people of Motorola are committed to helping their customers to get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that they want and need. "
target: Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd.
Soundbuzz is Asia's largest online and mobile music company, with its 50-plus collective stores attracting the majority of online and wireless purchases. The company operates its own store, as well as providing content and/or technology infrastructure to partners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

entradium, acquired HipHopTickets

synopsis: Madrid-based entradium, the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, has acquired HipHopTickets.es, a company that offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
buyer: entradium
entradium is the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, and the cheapest. They are based in Madrid, Spain. "
target: HipHopTickets
HipHopTickets.es offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired tixCraft

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, has announced it will be expanding into Asia, by acquiring Tixcraft in Taiwan. Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California with operations in many countries around the world. In 2010 it merged with Live Nation under the name Live Nation Entertainment. "
target: tixCraft
Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
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announced 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, will acquire EMP Merchandising

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EMP Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH, one of Europe’s leading specialty music and entertainment merchandise e-tailers.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is a global leader in national and international repertoire and home to some of the best-known labels in the recorded music industry. In addition to its U.S. labels, WMG operates through numerous affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. "
target parent: Sycamore Partners
target: EMP Merchandising
E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH operates as an online retailer. EMP are the largest mailorder supplier of rock and metal clothing and alternative merchandise in Europe.
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closed 6/27/2016 via PR Newswire

See Tickets International, acquired Flavorus

synopsis: See Tickets, a subsidiary of Vivendi, a Paris-based international media and content business, and part of Vivendi Ticketing, announced the completion of the acquisition of Flavorus. Flavorus is a premier ticketing company supporting major festivals, concerts, nightclubs, and special events around the world.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is a full service ticketing company offering a comprehensive suite of ticketing, marketing, customer relationship management and analytics tools. It is uniquely positioned to facilitate events of all sizes across all sectors including music, festival, sport, fair, comedy and trade shows."
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: Flavorus
Flavorus is a leader in ticketing technology, customer service, on-site operations and event marketing. Flavorus is a premier ticketing company supporting major festivals, concerts, nightclubs, and special events around the world such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Red Bull, Electric Zoo, and others.
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$4.00
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closed 8/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Sycamore Partners, acquired EMP Merchandising

synopsis: Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in New York, announced that it has acquired E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH, a Germany-based online retailer of rock music and entertainment-inspired apparel and accessories.
buyer: Sycamore Partners
Sycamore Partners is a private equity firm based in New York specializing in retail and consumer investments. The firm has more than $3.5 billion in capital under management. "
target: EMP Merchandising
E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH operates as an online retailer. EMP are the largest mailorder supplier of rock and metal clothing and alternative merchandise in Europe.
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closed 4/10/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Flavorus

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Flavorus , one of the most innovative ticketing companies in the EMC industry.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: Flavorus
Flavorus is a leader in ticketing technology, customer service, on-site operations and event marketing. Flavorus has more than 5,000 partners and is the go-to ticketing solution for EMC events including Electric Daisy Carnival, Hard Events, Pacha NYC, Beta Nightclub and other leading event brands.
price ($mm)
$18
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announced 2/27/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Beatport

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc. announced it has agreed to acquire Beatport, the leading global online brand for DJs and fans of electronic dance music. With almost 40 million unique users per year, Beatport has become the premier on-line destination for dance music downloads, mixes, live DJ performances and news.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Beatport
Beatport is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Their flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists.
price ($mm)[EV]
$52 [$39]
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
104.3x
closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sodero Gestion, acquired Woodbrass.com

synopsis: Sodero Gestion has acquired 55% of Woodbrass.com. Woodbrass.Com SAS engages in the online sale of musical instruments all over the world. It offers guitars, amplifiers, keyboards, drums and percussions, wind instruments, violins, home studios, Dj-lights, mics and wireless systems, effects and outboards, and more.
buyer: Sodero Gestion
Sodero Gestion is a private equity and venture capital arm of Caisse d'Epargne Bretagne-Pays de Loire specializing in seed, start-up, growth capital, recapitalization and buyout transactions. The firm usually invests in small and medium sized enterprises of all the sectors. "
target: Woodbrass.com
Woodbrass.Com SAS engages in the online sale of musical instruments all over the world. It offers guitars, amplifiers, keyboards, drums and percussions, wind instruments, violins, home studios, Dj-lights, mics and wireless systems, effects and outboards, and more.
price ($mm)
$5.69*
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
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closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ticketea, acquired Todaytickets GmbH

synopsis: Spanish ticketing startup Ticketea continues its mini shopping spree. The company, which claims to be the leading platform for event promotion and ticket selling in Spain, has acquired TodayTickets, the German last-minute ticket booking app, as a means to further expansion in Germany.
buyer: Ticketea
Ticketea is the leading DIY ticketing platform for Spanish Speaking countries. The service is designed to help small and medium size event organizers to promote their activities and sell their tickets. Ticketea is also suitable for free events distributing only invitations. "
target: Todaytickets GmbH
Todaytickets enables consumers to book last-minute deals for events with just three fingertips. At the same time, Todaytickets helps the live entertainment industry to monetize their unsold ticket inventory (up to 40% of the available tickets) last-minute.
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closed 6/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Max Media Group, acquired BB2Live.com

synopsis: Max Media Group, Inc., a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments, has closed the acquisition of the assets of www.BB2Live.com and the company's technology applications including Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Internet Radio, VOIP, and SMS text messaging.
buyer: Max Media Group (MXMI:$0.00)
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks. "
target: BB2Live.com
BB2Live's technology applications include Internet Radio Protocol, IPTV (Internet Television), VOIP and SMS text messaging. BB2Live has approximately 15 million subscribers and users of its various services.
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closed 12/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Max Sound Corporation, acquired Liquid Spins, Inc.

synopsis: Max Sound Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets of Liquid Spins, Inc. in exchange for ten million dollars in an all stock transaction. Liquid Spins is a digital media distribution company that specializes in QR code marketing, apparel merchandising, scratch-off codes and more.
buyer: Max Sound Corporation
Max Sound Corporation's MAXD™ Audio Process makes everything sound better and can convert any audio file to high definition quality while significantly reducing the file size. The company is based in Houston, TX. "
target: Liquid Spins, Inc.
Liquid Spins is an established digital media distribution company who has secured contracts with all major record labels in the United States including Sony, Universal, Warner, Emi, Red and Curb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$9.26 [$9.45]
rev ($mm)
$0
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EV / rev
946.0x
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closed 12/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Max Sound Corporation, acquired Liquid Spins, Inc.

synopsis: Max Sound Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets of Liquid Spins, Inc. in exchange for ten million dollars in an all stock transaction. Liquid Spins is a digital media distribution company that specializes in QR code marketing, apparel merchandising, scratch-off codes and more.
buyer: Max Sound Corporation
Max Sound Corporation's MAXD™ Audio Process makes everything sound better and can convert any audio file to high definition quality while significantly reducing the file size. The company is based in Houston, TX. "
target: Liquid Spins, Inc.
Liquid Spins is an established digital media distribution company who has secured contracts with all major record labels in the United States including Sony, Universal, Warner, Emi, Red and Curb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$9.26 [$9.45]
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
946.0x
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired 60dB

synopsis: Google announced it has acquired short-form podcast app, 60dB. Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$239,210.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: 60dB
Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
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closed 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

everyStory, Inc., acquired StoryPress, Inc.

synopsis: everyStory, the secure cloud-based story-sharing mobile app and platform, announced an agreement to acquire numerous key assets from StoryPress Inc., a pioneer in multimedia storytelling. Under the terms of the agreement, everyStory will gain key StoryPress assets, which include the StoryPress trademark, creative collateral and domain name.
buyer: everyStory, Inc.
everyStory is a story-sharing application that is available on iOS, Android, and the web. It allows anyone to record stories using their own voice as they naturally flip through photos. After a story is created, it is safely stored in the cloud and can be shared with friends and family. "
target: StoryPress, Inc.
StoryPress, Inc. develops a mobile recording application that guides people through the story telling process. The company provides an audio storytelling platform that allows users to turn their stories into audio storybooks that can be saved, shared, and archived.
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closed 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., purchased AirShow app from TRICK 3D

synopsis: NexTech AR Solutions, a rapidly growing leader in the augmented reality (AR) industry, has acquired the AirShow app, valuable AI code plus a team of four AR experienced developers from TRICK 3D, an immersive content studio specializing in the creation of virtual worlds through 3D animation and virtual reality (VR).
buyer: NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CNSX:NTAR:$18.93)
Toronto-based NexTech AR Solutions is a rapidly growing leader in the augmented reality (AR) industry. The company's ARitize platform is the first cross-solution, browser-based, web-enabled AR eCommerce option, enabling small and large eCommerce sites to integrate AR into the shopping experience. "
seller: TRICK 3D
The acquisition includes the AirShow app, valuable AI code plus a team of four AR experienced developers from TRICK 3D, an immersive content studio specializing in the creation of virtual worlds through 3D animation and virtual reality (VR).
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Propellerhead, acquired Figure

synopsis: Propellerhead Software, headquartered in Sweden and renowned for its musician-centric approach to creating innovative music software applications, announced the acquisition of Figure and Take, Swedish music apps that enable users to create addictive beats and record original song ideas.
buyer: Propellerhead
Headquartered in Sweden and renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead creates innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised their applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality."
target: Figure
Figure and Take are Swedish music apps. Figure enables users to create a beat in no time by providing drums, bass and lead synths–all on a mobile app. Take is a vocal recorder that lets users capture musical ideas–anytime, anywhere. With a single tap, users can record, write and try out song ideas.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Yokee Music Ltd

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multi-platform music provider, announced that it has acquired Israel-based Yokee Music LTD, creator of the Yokee app. Yokee enables users to search for songs on YouTube; sing, record, and share their version of their favorite songs; and listen to their friends’ performances.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: Yokee Music Ltd
Yokee Music is the creator of Yokee, an app that turns iPhones into karaoke microphones. Their platform enables mobile users to search for songs from the unlimited catalog of videos on YouTube; sing, record, and share their version of their favorite songs; and listen to their friends’ performances.
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closed 1/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

DMM.com LTD, acquired nana music, Inc.

synopsis: DMM.com announced that it acquired the stock of nana music, which develops and operates a music application "nana", and made it a subsidiary. Under the philosophy of "Connecting the world with music”, nana music allows you to enjoy music sessions/collaborations from anywhere in the world with just one smartphone.
buyer: DMM.com LTD
DMM.com is one of the biggest e-commerce site in Japan since 1998. DMM.com Group provides a wide variety of web services to customers, including online service such as VOD, live streaming, eBooks, PC game, on-line games, DVD rental, DVD selling, apps and more! "
target: nana music, Inc.
Under the philosophy of "Connecting the world with music", nana music develops and operates a music application "nana" that allows you to enjoy music sessions / collaborations from anywhere in the world with just one smartphone.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Soundwave

synopsis: Spotify, a digital music service, has acquired Soundwave, a mobile music-discovery startup founded in 2012. Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,313.45)
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: Soundwave
Soundwave is a mobile music-discovery startup founded in 2012. Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time.
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closed 9/12/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., acquired Live Riot, Inc.

synopsis: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. announces the acquisition of Live Riot, Inc., a Los Angeles-based technology company. LiveRiotTM application for iPhones, enables music lovers to video record artists at venues and festivals and then automatically synchronize those recordings with top quality sound from the event.
buyer: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. (INIV:$0.36)
Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., a development stage company, provides business continuity products and services to the small and medium enterprise market. The company’s business continuity products and services provide disaster recovery solutions for electronic data backup. "
target: Live Riot, Inc.
Live Riot is a Los Angeles based technology company. Live Riot has developed patent pending technology embedded in its LiveRiotTM application for iPhones. It enables users to video record artists at venues and then automatically synchronize those recordings with top quality sound from the event.
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closed 10/17/2017 via BusinessWire

VNUE, Inc., acquired Set.fm

synopsis: VNUE Inc., the leader in recording live events and releasing experiential content to fans, has announced the acquisition of Set.fm from PledgeMusic. Set.fm is a DIY platform that makes it easy for artists to record and sell their live shows directly to fans’ mobile devices, uploading simultaneously to their performance.
buyer: VNUE, Inc. (OTCPK:VNUE:$0.01)
VNUE, Inc., is a music technology company dedicated to further monetizing the live music experience for artists, labels, writers, publishers, and stakeholders by leveraging automation technology in the instant live space. VNUE has a trifecta of solutions that will revolutionize the music business. "
target parent: PledgeMusic
target: Set.fm
Set.fm is a DIY platform that makes it easy for artists to record and sell their live shows directly to fans’ mobile devices, uploading simultaneously to their performance. The platform, which also features an innovative and easy-to-use studio app, boasts thousands of artists and fans using it.
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announced 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

PledgeMusic, will acquire Set.fm

synopsis: PledgeMusic, the leading global next generation direct-to-fan e-commerce platform, announced that it will acquire Set.fm. Set.fm is an online platform and application suite that makes it easy to capture, share and sell high quality audio recordings of live performances in real-time.
buyer: PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic is a global next generation music company and direct-to-fan e-commerce platform dedicated to enabling artists to build community, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. "
target: Set.fm
Set.fm is an online platform and application suite that makes it easy to capture, share and sell high quality audio recordings of live performances in real-time; enabling performers to amplify their social reach and activate incremental touring revenue streams.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Shutterstock, Inc., acquired Amper Music

synopsis: Shutterstock, Inc. has announced the acquisition of certain assets from Amper Music, a leading AI-driven music platform which enables users to create and customize original music by leveraging over one million individual audio samples recorded by musicians on thousands of unique instruments.
buyer: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK:$719.36)
Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process. "
target: Amper Music
Amper Music is a leading AI-driven music platform which enables users to create and customize original music by leveraging over one million individual audio samples recorded by musicians on thousands of unique instruments.
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closed 9/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Roku, Inc., acquired Dynastrom ApS

synopsis: Roku, a manufacturer of digital media players that allow users to access streamed video or audio services through their TVs, has acquired Dynastrom, a provider of a software solution for Multi-Room Audio Experiences that works flawlessly over standard WIFI. Dynastrom's solution gives users the freedom of choice of speakers and music experiences.
buyer: Roku, Inc. (:$1,778.39)
Roku, Inc. is the number one TV streaming platform in the United States. Roku manufactures a variety of digital media players that allow users to access Internet streamed video or audio services through their televisions, including subscription-based services. "
target: Dynastrom ApS
Dynastrom supplies a software solution for Multi-Room Audio Experiences that works flawlessly over WIFI. The solution features an open API for music services to connect to the home audio network directly through their own app. It gives users the freedom of choice of speakers and music experiences.
price ($mm)
$5.54
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closed 2/25/2014 via PR Web

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired Noteflight

synopsis: Hal Leonard Corporation has acquired 100% ownership of Boston-based Noteflight, LLC, a fast-growing online community of nearly a million music makers. Founded in 2008, Noteflight operates a website where musicians, composers, songwriters, arrangers, teachers and students can create, edit and share music scores in the cloud, instantly and easily.
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is the world leader in the music print industry. The company produces sheet music, songbooks, and method book/CD packs for all instruments, band and choral arrangements, reference books, instructional DVDs and videos, CD-ROMs, music software, and children's music products. "
target: Noteflight
Noteflight allows users to edit, display, play back and share music notation in a web browser, on any device. Noteflight has an active online community of over 950,000 music enthusiasts. Its website hosts millions of user-created musical scores, both public and private.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Voisey

synopsis: Snapchat, an American camera and social media company, has acquired Voisey, an app that connects singers, songwriters, artists, and producers through collaborative songwriting. The app allows users to record, publish, and share.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Voisey
Voisey is an app that connects singers, songwriters, artists, and producers through collaborative songwriting. The app allows users to record, publish, and share.
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announced 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

iRiver Limited, will acquire Everysing

synopsis: iRiver, SK Telecom’s music streaming device maker, will merge with SM’s mobile content producing subsidiary, SM Mobile Communications. SM Mobile Communications produces Everysing, an app that lets users record the karaoke songs they sing and share them with friends. Both companies are based in South Korea.
buyer parent: SK Telecom
buyer: iRiver Limited (KOSDAQ:A060570:$45.84)
iRiver, based in South Korea, is SK Telecom’s music streaming device maker. "
target parent: S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
target: Everysing
Everysing (SM Mobile Communications Co., Ltd), based in South Korea, is an app that lets users record the karaoke songs they sing, share them with friends and be a star.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
39.0x
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closed 6/5/2012 via PR Newswire

Star Entertainment Group, acquired Tranzistor Systems

synopsis: Star Entertainment Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of Tranzistor Systems Inc., a company engaged in mobile music entertainment products and services including internet radio, fan applications, and eCommerce products.
buyer: Star Entertainment Group
Star Entertainment Group, Inc. is an independent investment, management, and holding company focusing on new media and digital content, delivery and monetization of multi-dimensional Online Customer Communities. "
target: Tranzistor Systems
Tranzistor Systems is a consumer technologies company developed to address the independent music, social media and entertainment markets and is a home for artists, bands, fans and indie labels to cross-pollinate and create multiple revenue streams.
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closed 12/1/2011 via Market Wire

Smule, Inc., acquired Khush, Inc.

synopsis: Smule, creator of top-ranking social music making apps including Magic Piano™, Ocarina, I Am™ T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, and MadPad™, announced that it has acquired Khush, an intelligent music app developer and creator of popular apps, Songify and LaDiDa™. Smule and Khush are leading innovators in the rapidly growing market for mobile entertainment.
buyer: Smule, Inc.
Smule's mission is to connect the world through music. Co-founded in 2008, Smule is the creator of top-ranking social music making apps including Magic Piano™, Ocarina, I Am™ T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, and MadPad™. "
target: Khush, Inc.
Khush develops intelligent music applications. Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence, Khush has created the popular apps Songify and LaDiDa™, which have helped millions of bad singers worldwide express themselves through music.
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closed 3/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., acquired Thumbplay, Inc.

synopsis: Clear Channel Radio, the country’s leading digital and terrestrial radio company, has announced an agreement with digital music company Thumbplay, Inc. to acquire its leading-edge cloud-based music service, platform and team of mobile technology, product and marketing experts.
buyer parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. "
target: Thumbplay, Inc.
Thumbplay, Inc. is the leading mobile entertainment provider in the U.S. The company's Thumbplay Music is a cloud-based, streaming music service for smartphones and PCs/Macs. Thumbplay.com features licensed music, video and games from some of the world's largest entertainment companies.
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announced 3/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Echo Nest

synopsis: Spotify, a digital music service, announced that it will acquire the industry’s leading music intelligence company, The Echo Nest, the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,313.45)
Spotify Limited provides a digital music service that gives on-demand access to songs on phones, computers, tablets, and more. It allows users to discover, manage, and share music with friends; and browse through various music collections as well as create a radio station. "
target: The Echo Nest
The Echo Nest is the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans. Their customer base reaches over 100 million music fans every month through more than 400 apps and sites powered by The Echo Nest.
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closed 6/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Tranzistor Systems, acquired NINJ GmBH

synopsis: Star Entertainment Group, Inc. announced the closing of the acquisition with NINJ GmBH by Tranzistor Systems Inc. NINJ is a pioneer in developing ground breaking mobile technology. Their VirtualRadio product has established a market leading position in the fast growing segment of Internet based Radio Software and Services for mobile phones.
buyer parent: Star Entertainment Group
buyer: Tranzistor Systems
Tranzistor Systems is a consumer technologies company developed to address the independent music, social media and entertainment markets and is a home for artists, bands, fans and indie labels to cross-pollinate and create multiple revenue streams. "
target: NINJ GmBH
NINJ is engaged in creating internet radio players and the management of VRadio.org. NINJ also develops custom made games and applications for mobile phones. From Operators to Aggregators and Advertising Agencies, NINJ works for Publishers of all kinds.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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