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closed 3/21/2013 via Market Wire

Rumblefish, Inc., acquired Catalogik

synopsis: Rumblefish has acquired Catalogik, a Software as a Service music licensing and rights administration platform. This acquisition further establishes the Rumblefish soundtrack platform as the industry standard for social video by significantly improving its search tools and accelerating development of its YouTube monetization platform.
buyer: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish is the largest provider of soundtracks for social video and a pioneer in the music licensing industry. The platform allows partners to offer soundtrack functionality for web and mobile applications, and provide access to the world's largest copyright-cleared soundtrack catalog. "
target: Catalogik
Catalogik enables record labels and music publishers to pitch sync licensing opportunities to music supervisors with an integrated CRM and take advantage of features like custom licensing storefronts, accounting and transaction tracking, database management, and cutting edge music search technology.
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closed 3/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pex Inc, acquired Dubset Media

synopsis: Pex has announced it is acquiring Dubset Media Holdings. Dubset Media Holdings, Inc. is a media-tech company delivering innovative rights management and distribution solutions to the music and video industries. Dubset aggregates derivative music and forensically analyzes the assets using its proprietary MixSCAN® technologies.
buyer: Pex Inc
Pex is a video analytics & rights management platform that is able to find and track video & audio content anywhere on the Web. Pex is able to find copies of multimedia content even when it has been tampered with (cropped, changed aspect ratio, recorded on camera, added logo, changed colors, etc.). "
target: Dubset Media
Dubset Media Holdings, Inc. is a media-tech company delivering innovative rights management and distribution solutions to the music and video industries. Dubset aggregates derivative music and forensically analyzes the assets using its proprietary MixSCAN® technologies.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

FUGA, acquired Songspace LLC

synopsis: Digital distribution technology and services company FUGA has acquired Nashville-based rights management platform Songspace. Songspace is the leading creative workflow and rights management platform for music creators and rightsholders. Formed in 2014, Songspace has more than 250 publisher and record label clients.
buyer: FUGA
FUGA are the industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders. At the company’s core is the FUGA platform, offering best-of-breed digital supply chain integration alongside dynamic promotion and marketing. "
target: Songspace LLC
Songspace is the leading creative workflow and rights management platform for music creators and rightsholders. Songspace redefines the music rights management experience, with a flexible and intuitive user interface that mirrors the natural business workflows of music professionals.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jammber, acquired TuneRegistry

synopsis: Jammber, a digital platform that helps artists track music projects and credits, has acquired TuneRegistry, a music rights administration platform that streamlines music rights registrations. TuneRegistry allows rights-holders to self-administer songs, recordings, and releases while retaining 100% of their copyrights and 100% of their royalties.
buyer: Jammber
Jammber is a digital platform that helps artists track music projects and credits. Jammber offers a mobile suite of collaborative apps that allow artists to capture their song shares in real-time, manage their finances, share voice memos, and manage their studio. "
target: TuneRegistry
TuneRegistry is a music rights administration platform that streamlines music rights registrations and metadata delivery. TuneRegistry allows rights-holders to self-administer songs, recordings, and releases in North America while retaining 100% of their copyrights and 100% of their royalties.
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closed 2/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Corsearch, acquired Entura International Ltd.

synopsis: Corsearch, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Entura, a pioneer in the protection of content against online piracy. Following the acquisition of Marketly, this new deal cements Corsearch's position as the market leader for end-to-end online content protection.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Corsearch Brand Risk and Performance™ solutions are revolutionizing how companies commercialize and protect their growth. "
target: Entura International Ltd.
Entura International, based in the UK, began delivering a high-quality anti-piracy service to major clients across the film, television, and music industries. Over the past decade, Entura has become acknowledged as a world leader in the protection of digital media.
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closed 8/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

City National Bank, acquired FilmTrack, Inc.

synopsis: City National Bank, America's Premier Private and Business Bank, has acquired FilmTrack, the leading rights management solution for the media and entertainment industry. FilmTrack's cloud-based platform streamlines the complex intellectual property life cycle, providing the necessary tools to manage mission-critical data.
buyer parent: Royal Bank of Canada
buyer: City National Bank (CYN:$1,188.44)
With $53.6 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 70 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $75.1 billion in client investment assets. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack is the leading rights management solution for the media and entertainment industry. The company’s cloud-based platform streamlines the complex intellectual property life cycle, providing the necessary tools to manage mission-critical data.
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closed 4/7/2008 via BusinessWire

imeem, acquired SNOCAP

synopsis: imeem, the leading social media network, has acquired SNOCAP, the leading technology company for digital rights and content management. This strategic acquisition provides imeem with powerful content identification technology, a comprehensive Digital Registry, and an enhanced team of executive and engineering talent.
buyer: imeem
imeem is the leading social media network where users create, recommend and discover music, film/video, art, and pop culture media and connect directly with people with similar tastes. imeem is the first social network to partner with all four major labels as well as thousands of indie labels. "
target: SNOCAP
SNOCAP's unique digital registry provides real-time management of online licensing, rights and distribution of digital music, making it easy for artists and labels to sell music directly to their fans over the Internet and helping to power a more vibrant digital music marketplace.
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closed 4/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

AdRev, acquired Simbals

synopsis: AdRev, a digital rights management provider, has acquired Simbals, an audio and metadata analytics company based in France. The transaction integrates Simbals’ audio fingerprinting technology and machine learning-driven analytics into AdRev’s existing technology used by audio rights holders to ensure fair and accurate usage and reporting at scale.
buyer parent: Downtown Music, LLC
buyer: AdRev
AdRev is a comprehensive digital rights management solution that generates payouts in earned revenue and found time for creators of all types and sizes. Pairing innovative technology with high-touch service by genuine industry experts, AdRev is customized to each rights holder’s unique needs. "
target: Simbals
France-based Simbals is an audio company that develops innovative technologies for the global music and audio industry. The company provides the most useful solutions to help the industry, such as fingerprinting, audio identification, automatic tagging, AI and machine learning processes, and more.
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closed 3/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Sonalytic Ltd.

synopsis: Streaming music service Spotify announced it has acquired a company called Sonalytic, makers of an audio detection technology that can identify songs, mixed content and audio clips, as well as track copyright-protected material, and aid in music discovery.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,956.48)
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: Sonalytic Ltd.
Sonalytic is the maker of an audio detection technology that can identify songs, mixed content and audio clips, as well as track copyright-protected material, and aid in music discovery. Sonalytic is not a consumer-facing business.
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closed 7/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

OVH Cloud, acquired BuyDRM

synopsis: European cloud computing specialist OVHcloud has acquired American digital rights management (DRM) security technologies applications provider BuyDRM. BuyDRM™ is a leading global provider of multi-DRM and Content Security Services for the entertainment, enterprise and hospitality industries.
buyer: OVH Cloud
OVH is a global, hyper-scale cloud provider that offers businesses industry-leading performance and value. Vertically integrated to own its network, server technology and green data centers, OVH operates more cost effectively and passes these benefits back to customers. "
target: BuyDRM
BuyDRM™ is a leading global provider of multi-DRM (Digital Rights Management) and Content Security Services for the entertainment, enterprise and hospitality industries. The KeyOS Multi-DRM platform powers many of the largest brands in media and technology.
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closed 2/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Vistex, acquired Counterpoint Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Vistex Inc., the global leader in pricing, contract, and incentive management solutions, announced the acquisition of Counterpoint Systems, the world's leading provider of rights management and royalty processing software.
buyer: Vistex
Vistex is the global leader in pricing, contract, and incentive management solutions and services, providing unprecedented visibility into the breadth and depth of Go-To-Market programs and enabling businesses with insightful information that drive revenue, control costs and increase margins. "
target: Counterpoint Systems, Inc.
Counterpoint Systems is the world leader in software solutions for rights management, royalty processing and licensing. It helps clients maximize the exploitation of their intellectual property, reducing the time and cost of administration, and minimizing the risk of revenue or expense leakage.
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closed 7/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Irdeto, purchased BD+ Technology from Rovi Corporation

synopsis: Irdeto announced the acquisition of BD+ technology for Blu-ray from Rovi Corporation. The newly acquired BD+ technology will fold into the company’s Irdeto ActiveCloak™ for Media offering, giving Hollywood studios a more robust solution for protecting high-value Blu-ray movie titles from the threat of digital piracy and lost revenues.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Irdeto
Irdeto is a software security and media technology company. Through its dynamic security and monetization technologies, the company allows new forms of distribution for broadcast/broadband/mobile entertainment, and for the world’s most popular app, eStores and consumer devices. "
seller: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible.
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closed 3/21/2013 via Market Wire

Rumblefish, Inc., acquired Catalogik

synopsis: Rumblefish has acquired Catalogik, a Software as a Service music licensing and rights administration platform. This acquisition further establishes the Rumblefish soundtrack platform as the industry standard for social video by significantly improving its search tools and accelerating development of its YouTube monetization platform.
buyer: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish is the largest provider of soundtracks for social video and a pioneer in the music licensing industry. The platform allows partners to offer soundtrack functionality for web and mobile applications, and provide access to the world's largest copyright-cleared soundtrack catalog. "
target: Catalogik
Catalogik enables record labels and music publishers to pitch sync licensing opportunities to music supervisors with an integrated CRM and take advantage of features like custom licensing storefronts, accounting and transaction tracking, database management, and cutting edge music search technology.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

SESAC, Inc., acquired Rumblefish, Inc.

synopsis: Performing rights organization, SESAC, has acquired Rumblefish, Inc. Rumblefish will operate as an independent subsidiary of SESAC. Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights. They built a system to connect amazing music with video creators, amateurs and professionals alike.
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closed 3/21/2013 via Market Wire

Rumblefish, Inc., acquired Catalogik

synopsis: Rumblefish has acquired Catalogik, a Software as a Service music licensing and rights administration platform. This acquisition further establishes the Rumblefish soundtrack platform as the industry standard for social video by significantly improving its search tools and accelerating development of its YouTube monetization platform.
buyer: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish is the largest provider of soundtracks for social video and a pioneer in the music licensing industry. The platform allows partners to offer soundtrack functionality for web and mobile applications, and provide access to the world's largest copyright-cleared soundtrack catalog. "
target: Catalogik
Catalogik enables record labels and music publishers to pitch sync licensing opportunities to music supervisors with an integrated CRM and take advantage of features like custom licensing storefronts, accounting and transaction tracking, database management, and cutting edge music search technology.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

SESAC, Inc., acquired Rumblefish, Inc.

synopsis: Performing rights organization, SESAC, has acquired Rumblefish, Inc. Rumblefish will operate as an independent subsidiary of SESAC. Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights. They built a system to connect amazing music with video creators, amateurs and professionals alike.
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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 12/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Net Music Makers, acquired My Virtual Band

synopsis: Net Music Makers announced the acquisition of My Virtual Band. The two sites will be consolidated and re-launched in early 2007 to create a leading social networking website for musicians and fans. The site becomes property of privately-held House of Hansen Productions, LLC, a digital music entertainment company.
buyer: Net Music Makers
Net Music Makers.com ("NMM") is an online collaborative music website, in the process of rolling out a suite of interactive Web 2.0 musician services that will revolutionize music-making. The new site provides a 360-degree music-making experience, including a 24x7 virtual studio. "
target: My Virtual Band
MyVirtualBand.com is taking the concept of "open source" music to the next level. MyVirtualBand.com projects are created from the ground up as open source, continually evolving songs.
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closed 2/7/2006 via

Digital Music Group, Inc., acquired Digital Musicworks International Inc.

synopsis: On February 7, 2006, the Company acquired Digital Musicworks International, Inc., a company focused on acquiring or licensing digital rights to catalogs of music recordings, and certain digital distribution assets of Rio Bravo Entertainment LLC, doing business as Psychobaby.
buyer: Digital Music Group, Inc. (DMGI:$0.00)
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. is focused on helping consumers worldwide to experience more music, in more ways. "
target: Digital Musicworks International Inc.
Digital Musicworks International, Inc. (DMI) is the world's first digital, next-generation record label focused on delivering significantly more value to artists by building upon and embracing the digital download format.
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announced 5/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Catenae Innovation PLC, will acquire Tribe of Noise

synopsis: Catenae Innovation PLC, a digital media and technology company, signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Tribe of Noise. Tribe of Noise is a Netherlands-based digital music licensing company and website for connecting musicians with media professionals and businesses. Their online community represents over 30,000 artists from 192 countries.
buyer: Catenae Innovation PLC (AIM:MSG:$0.08)
Based in the United Kingdom, Catenae Innovation is a digital media and technology company. Primarily operating in the worlds of fintech and media, they specialize in delivering creative solutions for the modern world. "
target: Tribe of Noise
Tribe of Noise is a Netherlands-based digital music licensing company and website for connecting musicians with media professionals and businesses. Their online community represents over 30,000 artists from 192 countries and supplies music licenses to the film, TV, gaming and more.
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closed 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Songtradr, acquired Pretzel Rocks

synopsis: Songtradr, the world's largest B2B music licensing marketplace, has acquired Pretzel, the world's first platform to provide stream-safe music for livestreamers. In addition to solving live streaming monetization, Pretzel offers rights holders such as artists and labels exposure to millions of new, highly engaged listeners through live broadcasts.
buyer: Songtradr
Songtradr is the largest B2B music licensing marketplace in the world, providing music creators and rights owners with a complete tech-enabled solution for rights management and monetization while providing B2B music users with highly-efficient, AI guided access to music. "
target: Pretzel Rocks
Pretzel is the first music streaming service fully licensed for live stream content creators on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube. Pretzel develops technology that solves the complexities of multi-party music licensing while paying royalties efficiently and transparently to rights holders.
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closed 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Songtradr, acquired Pretzel Rocks

synopsis: Songtradr, the world's largest B2B music licensing marketplace, has acquired Pretzel, the world's first platform to provide stream-safe music for livestreamers. In addition to solving live streaming monetization, Pretzel offers rights holders such as artists and labels exposure to millions of new, highly engaged listeners through live broadcasts.
buyer: Songtradr
Songtradr is the largest B2B music licensing marketplace in the world, providing music creators and rights owners with a complete tech-enabled solution for rights management and monetization while providing B2B music users with highly-efficient, AI guided access to music. "
target: Pretzel Rocks
Pretzel is the first music streaming service fully licensed for live stream content creators on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube. Pretzel develops technology that solves the complexities of multi-party music licensing while paying royalties efficiently and transparently to rights holders.
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announced 9/12/2011 via BusinessWire

BMG Rights Management GmbH, will acquire Bug Music, Inc.

synopsis: BMG Rights Management (BMG) announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which BMG will acquire Bug Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Bug Music, Inc. Founded in 1975, Bug Music is a leading independent music publisher that owns and/or manages copyrights, including evergreen classics and contemporary hits.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG Rights Management focuses on comprehensive and competent management of music rights. The company covers the entire range of rights administration and places the needs of songwriters and performing artists at the core of its business model. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Bug Music, Inc.
Bug Music is a leading independent music publisher. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Bug Music owns and/or manages copyrights, including evergreen classics and contemporary hits such as "Fever", "What a Wonderful World", and "I Walk the Line".
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closed 3/23/2007 via Company Press Release

MAMA Group plc, acquired Pollination Music Limited

synopsis: Music and marketing group MAMA Group PLC said it purchased a 75 pct stake in music publishing company Pollination Music Ltd for 140,000 stg cash.
buyer: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines. "
target: Pollination Music Limited
Pollination Music acts as exclusive worldwide publisher of a number of writers including Tore Johansson, the producer of multi-million selling albums by Franz Ferdinand and The Cardigans.
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announced 9/6/2006 via AP - Associated Press

Universal Music Group, will acquire BMG Music Publishing Group

synopsis: Vivendi agreed Wednesday to pay $2.09 billion to acquire the BMG Music Publishing Group from media company Bertelsmann in a deal that will give the French company the world's largest music publishing catalog and songs by artists such as Coldplay and Robbie Williams.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of recorded music. It also engages in the business of music publishing. Universal Music Group markets its recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees in various countries. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BMG Music Publishing Group
BMG Music Publishing helps songwriters to develop their own style and to market their compositions appropriately – to record labels, film studios, TV and multimedia producers, to radio stations and advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
$2,090
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$475
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closed 8/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC, acquired Heavy Hitters Music Group LLC

synopsis: Stax Records veteran David Porter’s Made in Memphis Entertainment (MIME) has acquired Heavy Hitters Music Group. MIME confirmed the acquisition of Heavy Hitters, a Glendale, Calif.-based company that specializes in synchronization and licensing of music for film, TV and advertising.
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: Heavy Hitters Music Group LLC
Heavy Hitters Music has been a lead provider of vocal and instrumental songs serving the Film, TV and Advertising industry since 1992. It is one of the first catalogs assembled specifically for the purpose of providing great indie songs that "work to picture."
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closed 3/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Amer Samad, acquired Original Source Music

synopsis: Amer Samad has acquired Original Source Entertainment, a music catalog that is committed to provide the best music from among the most talented artists in the world to the television and film industry. Users can license music from the best up & coming artists & original bands.
buyer: Amer Samad
Amer Samad is the founder of Samad Holdings & Construction Corp., a real estate development company based in Buffalo, New York that specializes in single-family residential and multi-family development in the United States and Canada. "
target: Original Source Music
Original Source Music is committed to provide the best music from among the most talented artists in the world to the television and film industry. Users can license music from the best up & coming artists & original bands.
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closed 6/3/2010 via BNC Analysis

BMG Rights Management, acquired Adage IV

synopsis: BMG Rights Management is once again expanding its international reach, with the acquisition of the catalog of U.S. publisher Adage IV. The catalog contains songs recorded by artists including John Mayer, Ray Charles, Rob Thomas, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley, Frankie Lymon, The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management
BMG Rights Management offers performing artists and songwriters from all over Europe a state-of-the-art and comprehensive management of their music rights. "
target: Adage IV
Adage IV is a catalog with rights to such classics as "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" and "I Don't Need No Doctor". The calalog, which had about 500 titles, including songs by John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley and The Beach Boys.
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BMG Rights Management, will acquire Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.

synopsis: BMG Rights Management (BMG) and Cherry Lane Music Publishing have entered into a Definitive Agreement under which BMG has agreed to acquire Cherry Lane.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management
BMG Rights Management offers performing artists and songwriters from all over Europe a state-of-the-art and comprehensive management of their music rights. "
target: Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.
Cherry Lane oversees an extensive catalogue of legendary songs from Elvis Presley, John Denver, Quincy Jones and Ashford & Simpson, to more recent Billboard chart-toppers including the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Wolfmother.
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closed 5/29/2007 via Thomson Financial

Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited, acquired Air Edel Associates Ltd.

synopsis: Music group Sanctuary Group PLC said it has sold its stakes in Air Edel Associates Ltd and Air Edel Recording Studios Ltd to Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Ltd for 497,958 stg in cash.
buyer: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited is based in London, England. "
target parent: The Sanctuary Group plc
target: Air Edel Associates Ltd.
AIR-EDEL is one of the world's leading music companies, representing composers, arrangers, music editors and music supervisors world-wide. Air-Edel offers full music supervision and production services for feature film, television, commercial and video game projects.
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closed 11/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Zoomoozik LLC, purchased music assets; artist contracts, music licensing agreements and the music library from The Chilmark Entertainment Group

synopsis: Chilmark Entertainment Group Inc, announced that it has sold all of the Company's music assets, which include artist contracts, music licensing agreements and the Company's music library. The assets were purchased for 10% of the ownership of Zoomoozik, LLC.
buyer: Zoomoozik LLC
Zoomoozik is one of the first all digital record labels and is approaching the music industry with a unique and different focus. Zoomoozik, LLC is in the process of completing an IPO which they anticipate occurring in the 2nd quarter of 2007. "
seller: The Chilmark Entertainment Group
Chilmark Entertainment Group is designed to meet the challenges of the music and entertainment industry.
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announced 1/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire SESAC, Inc.

synopsis: Private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management has agreed to sell music rights organization SESAC to Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms. SESAC represents songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
target: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
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$1,000
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announced 7/7/2015 via Company Press Release

SESAC, Inc., will acquire Harry Fox Agency

synopsis: SESAC, Inc. announced that that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the (HFA) Harry Fox Agency, the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization from the National Music Publishers’ Association. With over 48,000 music publishers, HFA has created one of the largest and most comprehensive databases of musical works in the world.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target parent: National Music Publishers’ Association
target: Harry Fox Agency
HFA (Harry Fox Agency) is the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 48,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats.
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closed 4/21/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Perryscope Productions

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 it has acquired Perryscope Productions, LLC, a New York-based full-service licensing and merchandise company.
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: Perryscope Productions
Perryscope Productions, LLC is a New York-based Licensing and Merchandise company proudly representing the "iconic and eclectic" from artists, Broadway shows, and family entertainment to electric dance music festivals.
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closed 10/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Sonoma Wire Works, acquired Submersible Music, Inc.

synopsis: Sonoma Wire Works, makers of RiffWorks recording software and the FourTrack and InstantDrummer iPhone Apps, has acquired the entire Submersible Music product line, including the award-winning DrumCore and KitCore software and drum content.
buyer: Sonoma Wire Works
Sonoma Wire Works develops high-quality, innovative products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. Sonoma Wire Works' products enhance the user's ability to create great-sounding music without requiring a technical background. "
target: Submersible Music, Inc.
Submersible was founded to make the music creation process easier by providing access to a extensive collection of audio loop libraries. Their staff is comprised of musicians, composers, engineers and producers who also happen to be business folks, software engineers, and product designers.
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