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announced 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Tunezy

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC), has signed an agreement to purchase a startup company Tunezy, a commerce platform for entertainment that connects content creators to their fans.
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: Tunezy
Tunezy, Inc., a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based startup company featuring an innovative social platform for the recorded music industry. Tunezy is a direct musician-to-fan “social record label” where individuals can closely follow and help promote their favorite independent musicians.
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closed 2/1/2012 via PR Newswire

BaronsMedia, acquired Hypster

synopsis: BaronsMedia.com announced its acquisition of Hypster.com, a site that enables users to listen to music and offers a generous amount of free tracks and albums for its users. This acquisition will increase traffic-flow to Hypster.com while enabling BaronsMedia.com to monetize the website and increase its library of publishers.
buyer: BaronsMedia
BaronsMedia is an online advertising company providing guidance for all your online marketing needs. Since 2005, BaronsMedia.com has effectively distributed display advertisements on a multitude of websites. "
target: Hypster
Hypster.com allows users to search and share music across its social networking platform through playlists. Hypster.com places the creativity solely on the user, allowing members to generate a social profile within the site to exchange music.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired Under The Gun Review

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of Under The Gun Review. Under The Gun Review is one of the fastest growing music news/review sites on the on the internet. Started in March of 2008, Under The Gun is focused on covering the ever-evolving, non genre-specific tastes of today's youth and showcasing the future of music.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: Under The Gun Review
Under The Gun Review is one of the fastest growing music news/review sites on the on the internet. Started in March of 2008, Under The Gun is focused on covering the ever-evolving, non genre-specific tastes of today's youth and showcasing the future of music.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired AlterThePress.com

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of AlterThePress.com. AlterThePress.com is an alternative music website, covering the latest in news, interviews, reviews, producing original video content in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie and more. The site also regularly produces exclusive acoustic video sessions.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: AlterThePress.com
AlterThePress.com is an alternative music website, covering the latest in news, interviews, reviews, producing original video content in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie and more. The site also regularly produces exclusive acoustic video sessions.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired Punknews.org

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of Punknews.org. Punknews.org publishes music news and album reviews relating to punk rock, hardcore punk, ska, alternative, indie rock, heavy metal and hip hop. It features user-submitted and editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: Punknews.org
Punknews.org publishes music news and album reviews relating to punk rock, hardcore punk, ska, alternative, indie rock, heavy metal and hip hop. It features user-submitted and editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Beats Electronics LLC, acquired MOG, Inc.

synopsis: Beats Electronics LLC, the company co-founded by legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre with Interscope, Geffen, A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, announced it has agreed to acquire the award winning on-demand digital music service MOG.
buyer: Beats Electronics LLC
Beats Electronics LLC manufactures and distributes headphones. It offers in-ear speakers and artist branded headphones. The company markets its products under the Beats by Dr. Dre brand name. "
target: MOG, Inc.
MOG, Inc. operates as an online community for music lovers. The company enables users to find new music, watch music videos, and read news and reviews that match personal taste in music.
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closed 6/23/2011 via Market Wire

Pegasus Tel, Inc., acquired MusicMatrix.com

synopsis: Pegasus Tel, Inc. finalized the asset purchase agreement to acquire the premier interactive web site, MusicMatrix.com, the ultimate on-line destination for artists, directors, producers, video editors and music fans worldwide to upload, direct, edit and showcase unique video content with groundbreaking, user-friendly, video editing technology.
buyer: Pegasus Tel, Inc. (PTEL:$0.00)
Pegasus Tel, Inc. owns, operates, and manages privately owned public payphones in the County of Delaware, New York. The company provides outdoor payphones and involves in the provision of dial-around and operator services, coin collections, and telephone equipment repairing and selling. "
target parent: Encounter Technologies Inc.
target: MusicMatrix.com
MusicMatrix.com is the ultimate on-line destination for artists, directors, producers, video editors and music fans worldwide to upload, direct, edit and showcase unique video content with groundbreaking, user-friendly, video editing technology.
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closed 2/25/2011 via Capital IQ

Masterbeat Corporation, merged with AudioStreet, Inc.

synopsis: Masterbeat Corporation, which owns and operates www.masterbeat.com, announced that it has consummated its acquisition of AudioStreet, Inc., a privately-held operator of website communities focused on music-based content, including www.AudioStreet.net, www.MixStreet.net and www.LiveMansion.com.
buyer: Masterbeat Corporation (MSTO:$1.10)
Masterbeat Corporation, a privately-held digital music company, was formed in 2007 to launch the www.masterbeat.com website, making dance music, remixes and electronica more readily available to consumers on the internet. "
target: AudioStreet, Inc.
AudioStreet, Inc. operates as an online music community for independent artists in the United States and internationally. It offers a package that allows a band to create their presence on the Web and gain fans.
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closed 12/29/2009 via PR Newswire

Green Mountain Recovery, Inc., merged with Masterbeat, LLC.

synopsis: Masterbeat LLC, which operates www.masterbeat.com, a leading digital music download website and dance music brand, has completed a reverse merger with Green Mountain Recovery, Inc. (OTCBB: GRNN).
buyer: Green Mountain Recovery, Inc. (US:GRNN:$0.00)
Green Mountain Recovery, Inc. trades on the OTCBB under the symbol GRNN.OB. "
target: Masterbeat, LLC. (MSTO:$1.10)
Masterbeat LLC, a privately-held digital music company, was formed in 2007 to launch the www.masterbeat.com website, making dance music, remixes and electronica more readily available to consumers on the internet. The LLC also owns automated ticketing site www.circuitticket.
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closed 12/9/2009 via BNC Analysis

MySpace, Inc., acquired imeem

synopsis: MySpace Music has completed a deal to acquire certain assets of imeem - a leading social media music service. MySpace Music and imeem share a common vision and commitment to further enabling the socialization of content across the Web.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: MySpace, Inc.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, and the world's largest music community. "
target: 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.
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announced 8/19/2009 via BusinessWire

MySpace, Inc., will acquire iLike

synopsis: MySpace announced an agreement to acquire iLike, a leading social music discovery service. The acquisition brings together two companies who share a common vision revolving around social discovery and distribution of quality content.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: MySpace, Inc.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, and the world's largest music community. "
target: iLike
iLike is the Web's leading social music discovery service and the dominant music application on iGoogle, Facebook® and other leading platforms. With more than 50 million registered users, iLike helps people share music recommendations, playlists, and personalized concert alerts.
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closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired CMCentral.com

synopsis: Salem Publishing, a division of Salem Communications Corporation, announced today its acquisition of CMCentral.com. Just six months after its acquisition of ChristianMusicPlanet.com, Salem’s investment in CMCentral.com underscores the company’s growing commitment to offer the premier web and print destinations for Christian music news.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: CMCentral.com
CMCentral.com is a vibrant Christian music website and online community based in Nashville, TN.
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closed 3/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Ticketmaster, acquired echomusic, llc

synopsis: Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company and an operating business of IAC, is acquiring a significant stake in echomusic, -- the online fan club and brand management company, whose unique blend of philosophy, methodology, and technology builds trusted one to one relationships with consumers for their recording artist clients.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ticketmaster (TKTM:$1,240.48)
As the world's leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution. "
target: echomusic, llc
echomusic builds trusted one-to-one relationships directly with consumers for its clients. Acting as a Web 3.0 agency, echo creates and executes individual pieces of overall campaigns or entire brand lifecycles.
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announced 11/10/2017 via PR Newswire

musical.ly will be merged with Toutiao,

synopsis: Bytedance, creator of Toutiao, and Musical.ly have signed an agreement for Musical.ly to merge with Bytedance. musical.ly is a social media platform for creating and sharing short videos. People around the world use musical.ly as an outlet for creative expression and communication with friends.
buyer: Toutiao
Bytedance offers platforms that enable people to consume and create content through machine learning technology. Bytedance's flagship product, Toutiao, is the largest AI-powered content platform in China. Toutiao delivers personalized content recommendations to every user based on their interests. "
target: musical.ly
musical.ly is a social media platform for creating and sharing short videos. People around the world use musical.ly as an outlet for creative expression and communication with friends. musical.ly is a platform that connects individuals to a vibrant and highly-engaged community of content creators.
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closed 7/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sounday, acquired Soundtracker

synopsis: Cagliari, Italy-based digital music startup Sounday acquired Soundtracker, a U.S.based developer of mobile application for music streaming based on geo-social networking. Soundtracker currently has partnerships with Google, Amazon, Ford and Toyota, and 1.3 million registered users, of which 60% are located in the United States and England.
buyer: Sounday
Sounday S.r.l. operates as a music community that provides online access to music artists to produce, distribute, and promote their music. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Turin, Italy. "
target: Soundtracker
Soundtracker is a geosocial networking mobile music streaming app that enables users to listen to and track the music their friends and neighbors listen to in real time.
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closed 6/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Rdio, Inc., acquired TastemakerX

synopsis: Rdio, a leading worldwide music streaming service, announced that they are growing their team with the acquisition of leading music discovery and curation service, TastemakerX.The integration includes Rdio's absorption of the entire TastemakerX team. Based in San Francisco, TastemakerX was founded in 2011 to help artists connect with fans.
buyer parent: Mangrove Capital Partners
buyer: Rdio, Inc.
Rdio is the leading digital music service reinventing the way people discover, play, and share music. Play what you want, when you want, or turn on a station for a perfect mix of songs. Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco. "
target: TastemakerX
Based in San Francisco, TastemakerX was founded in 2011 to help artists connect with fans. By building core products on mobile and web, TastemakerX enables listeners to discover new music, build and listen to virtual collections, and view artists based on social discovery.
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announced 5/5/2021 via PR Newswire

LivexLive Media, will acquire Modern Drummer Magazine inc.

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast/vodcast content, is to acquire Modern Drummer Publications, Inc., the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$54.07)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target: Modern Drummer Magazine inc.
Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. is the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
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closed 1/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased 5 brands from TeamRock Ltd.

synopsis: British media company Future Publishing has acquired Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, the online channel Blues and the events arm Golden Gods from Team Rock, the destination for news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
seller: TeamRock Ltd.
TeamRock is the ultimate rock website. Breaking news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
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announced 10/16/2013 via PR Newswire

The EDM Network, will acquire Your EDM, LLC

synopsis: The EDM Network, LLC and Your EDM, LLC announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for YourEDM.com to be acquired by The EDM Network. YourEDM is a website that focuses on covering news, releases, events and more that relates to electronic dance music.
buyer: The EDM Network
The EDM Network is the premiere professional electronic dance music(EDM) media outlet. The EDM Network recently celebrated 200 million song plays across its extensive range of sites. "
target: Your EDM, LLC
YourEDM is a website that focuses on covering news, releases, events and more that relates to electronic dance music. Barely a year old, YourEDM has developed a strong following of millions of monthly unique visitors and growing.
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closed 4/4/2011 via Market Wire

Clicker, Inc., acquired www.dahoodbuzz.com

synopsis: Clicker, Inc., an Internet brand-building firm focused on developing stand-alone consumer and social networking brands, has announced it has acquired www.dahoodbuzz.com, a publisher of Hip Hop and Urban music news.
buyer: Clicker, Inc. (CLKZ:$0.00)
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user. "
target: www.dahoodbuzz.com
www.dahoodbuzz.com is a publisher of Hip Hop and Urban music news with an automated content updating engine integrated into the website to ensure users have the most up to date content.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Tunezy

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC), has signed an agreement to purchase a startup company Tunezy, a commerce platform for entertainment that connects content creators to their fans.
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: Tunezy
Tunezy, Inc., a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based startup company featuring an innovative social platform for the recorded music industry. Tunezy is a direct musician-to-fan “social record label” where individuals can closely follow and help promote their favorite independent musicians.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

LivexLive Media, acquired React Presents

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, has acquired React Presents from LiveStyle, the largest global producer of live music events. React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company. Their events include the Spring Awakening Music Festival, Mamby on the Beach, and more.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$54.07)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: React Presents
React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company. React Presents produces events and festivals in Chicago, Detroit and other select markets throughout the Midwest U.S., including the Spring Awakening Music Festival, Mamby on the Beach, and various other large events.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Loopmasters Ltd., purchased Beatport Sounds from Beatport

synopsis: Beatport, the world’s premier digital music store for DJs, has sold its Beatport Sounds business to Loopmasters, the leading online store for sound packs and plugins. Beatport Sounds allows clients to create their own sound with royalty free loops, samples, sound effects and patches.
buyer: Loopmasters Ltd.
Loopmasters is an English sound design record label based in Brighton, England. Loopmasters release and publish sample packs on the pro-audio market and cooperate with major software and hardware vendors including Akai, Pioneer, Roland and Serato. "
seller parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
seller: Beatport
Beatport Sounds allows clients to create their own sound with royalty free loops, samples, sound effects and patches. Elevate a set in the DJ booth, refine original tracks in the studio, and get inspired everywhere else music is played.
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announced 6/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, will acquire i-Motion GMBH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, based in Berlin, will acquire I-Motion GmbH, the German operating unit of LiveStyle, Inc. I-Motion is an organizer of electronic music events with long-established and profitable formats such as "Mayday," "Nature One," "Ruhr in Love." I-Motion also operates beverage concessions, marketing, sponsorship, and more.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG), based in Germany, is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts. "
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: i-Motion GMBH
Koblenz-based I-Motion promotes between six and eight electronic music events a year. In addition to the conception, planning and execution of events, I-Motion also operates beverage concessions, event staff and management, marketing, sponsorship, merchandise, talent booking, and ticketing services.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

See Tickets International, acquired Paylogic

synopsis: Vivendi has announced that See Tickets, its international ticketing services company, acquired Paylogic, a ticketing and technology company headquartered in Amsterdam, from LiveStyle. Founded in 2005, Paylogic is the fastest growing ticketing company in Europe, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is one of the largest primary ticket companies in Europe - they have the muscle of a big organization, but hold the values of a small one. Their focus is getting their customers to live events. "
target parent: LiveStyle, Inc.
target: Paylogic
Founded in 2005 in the Netherlands, Paylogic is the fastest growing ticketing company in Europe, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Paylogic has developed revolutionary digital ticketing environments for 1000’s of clients.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Beatport, acquired Pulselocker

synopsis: Beatport, a provider of music downloads for DJs and club music enthusiasts, has acquired Pulselocker, a streaming service tailored to DJs. Pulselocker offers a Spotify-style streaming service licensed for DJ use. Users can search through Pulselocker's cloud-based library from within programs like rekordbox, and tracks can then be stored offline.
buyer parent: LiveStyle, Inc.
buyer: Beatport
Beatport provides electronic dance music downloads for DJs and club music enthusiasts. It allow its users to access the music through downloads in MP3, MP4, and WAV formats on a pay per download basis from a library of independent labels in techno, electro, trance and other dance music genres. "
target: Pulselocker
Pulselocker is a streaming service tailored to DJs. Pulselocker offers a Spotify-style streaming service licensed for DJ use. Users can search through Pulselocker's cloud-based library from within programs like Serato and rekordbox, and tracks can then be stored offline in a user's collection.
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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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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired Fame House, LLC

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced the acquisition of Fame House, an award-winning, innovative digital marketing agency whose clients include artists, brands and festivals including Eminem, Pearl Jam, Mitchell & Ness and Electric Zoo.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. "
target parent: SFX Entertainment, Inc.
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is an award-winning global agency with a modern approach to direct-to-fan digital marketing and merchandising. They build, manage, and activate online fan bases through a comprehensive service offering. They work with artisits, labels, events and brands to implement digitial marketing.
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announced 5/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Robert F.X. Sillerman, will acquire SFX Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX Entertainment’s Chairman and CEO, will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SFX that he does not already own. The company is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals.
buyer: Robert F.X. Sillerman
Robert F.X. Sillerman is an American businessman and media entrepreneur. He is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of SFX Entertainment, the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. "
target: 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 and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity.
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announced 9/15/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Awakenings Festival

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Netherlands-based Monumental Productions B.V., producers of Awakenings Festival and other world-class techno music events under the brand Awakenings.
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 and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Awakenings Festival
Founded in 1997, Awakenings began as an indoor event held at the famed Gashouder venue in Amsterdam. The first outdoor Awakenings Festival was held in 2001. In 2013, Awakenings hosted nearly 100,000 fans across eight events in the Netherlands.
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closed 9/11/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Plus Talent

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals, announced its acquisition of Plus Talent, a leading talent agency, promoter and producer of events in Brazil.
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 and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Plus Talent
Plus Talent, founded 20 years ago by Luiz Eurico Klotz, Edo Van Duyn and Silvio Conchon, represents DJs and producers, books talent, and produces events and tours across the country. Plus Talent promotes Tomorrowland Brazil and other leading franchises, such as Armin Only and I Am Hardwell.
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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:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: Perryscope Productions
Perryscope Productions, LLC is a New York-based Licensing and Merchandise company proudly representing the "iconic and eclectic" from artists, Broadway shows, and family entertainment to electric dance music festivals.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/7/2014 via Company Press Release

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired The Meta Agency

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content, announced the acquisition of The Meta Agency. The Meta Agency manages visual, experiential and interactive artists who design for events, brand activations and permanent installations.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: The Meta Agency
The Meta Agency manages visual, experiential and interactive artists who design for events, brand activations and permanent installations. Founded in 2010, it has 16 leading interactive design, technology, visual arts, motion graphics and video companies in its portfolio.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/7/2014 via Company Press Release

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired TMWRK Management

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 the acquisition of TMWRK Management, one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: TMWRK Management
TMWRK Management is one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music. TMWRK is renowned as a leader in creative artist marketing.
price ($mm)
$9.27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/7/2014 via Company Press Release

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Learned Evolution

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture, announced the acquisition of Learned Evolution, a digital branding and marketing agency that specializes in multidisciplinary design, social media marketing and technology-driven experiences.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: Learned Evolution
Learned Evolution is a digital branding and marketing agency that specializes in multidisciplinary design, social media marketing and technology-driven experiences. It developed the marketing and communications platform for Brooklyn Bowl and many others.
price ($mm)
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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)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired React Presents

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc, announced that it has completed the purchase of React Presents, one of the leading producers and promoters of festivals and events in the Midwest. React Presents is known for its two major festivals, Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago and Summer Set Music & Camping Festival.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: React Presents
React Presents is a full-service concert and festival promotion company based in Chicago, known for its two major festivals, Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago and Summer Set Music & Camping Festival, held in Northern Wisconsin.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/13/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Rock in Rio

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 completed its acquisition of a 50-percent interest in Rock in Rio, one of the biggest festival franchises in the world.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio has become one of the largest music and entertainment events in the world. The festival has been held 13 times, five in Brazil, five in Portugal and three in Spain, for a total audience in excess of 7 million.
price ($mm)
$62*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired B2S Holding BV

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent of B2S Holding BV, which specializes in hard electronic dance music.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: B2S Holding BV
B2S is one of the world's leading event organisations, specialized in Hard Electronic Dance Music festivals and live events. The company is based in Capelle aan den, the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
$19*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/3/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Paylogic

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture (EMC), announced that it has acquired 75 percent of Paylogic, a leading new generation ticketing company in Europe.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Paylogic
Paylogic, a leading new generation ticketing company in Europe. Paylogic offers event organizers high end technological solutions with which they gain full control over ticket sales and access management.
price ($mm)
$22*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired i-Motion GMBH

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture, announced that it has acquired i-Motion GMBH, the leading electronic music promoter in Germany. The acquisition brings some of Europe's leading electronic music brands into the SFX family.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: i-Motion GMBH
The Koblenz-based i-Motion has been in existence since 1994 and is the German market leader for live events in the dance and electronic music segment, and has reach in Poland, Hungary, Russia, Estonia and other European markets.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, will acquire i-Motion GMBH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, based in Berlin, will acquire I-Motion GmbH, the German operating unit of LiveStyle, Inc. I-Motion is an organizer of electronic music events with long-established and profitable formats such as "Mayday," "Nature One," "Ruhr in Love." I-Motion also operates beverage concessions, marketing, sponsorship, and more.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG), based in Germany, is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts. "
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: i-Motion GMBH
Koblenz-based I-Motion promotes between six and eight electronic music events a year. In addition to the conception, planning and execution of events, I-Motion also operates beverage concessions, event staff and management, marketing, sponsorship, merchandise, talent booking, and ticketing services.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Beyond Capital Partners GmbH, acquired BigCityBeats GmbH

synopsis: Beyond Capital Partners, a leading Frankfurt based Private Equity investor has acquired an electronic music event promoter BigCityBeats, based in Frankfurt, Germany. BigCityBeats is a leading producer and host of stadium based events for club music and is well known for its trademark "World Club Dome".
buyer: Beyond Capital Partners GmbH
Beyond Capital Partners (BCP) is a leading Frankfurt based Private Equity investor focusing on succession plan solutions, expansion capital and buyouts. BCP is specifically investing in midsize companies in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. "
target: BigCityBeats GmbH
BigCityBeats GmbH is a leading producer and host of stadium based events for club music. It's most famous brand is known under the trademark of "World Club Dome", which spreads the glamour of a club, paired with the open air feeling of a festival.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Robert F.X. Sillerman, will acquire SFX Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX Entertainment’s Chairman and CEO, will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SFX that he does not already own. The company is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals.
buyer: Robert F.X. Sillerman
Robert F.X. Sillerman is an American businessman and media entrepreneur. He is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of SFX Entertainment, the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. "
target: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity.
price ($mm)[EV]
$326 [$582]*
rev ($mm)
$373
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/15/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Awakenings Festival

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Netherlands-based Monumental Productions B.V., producers of Awakenings Festival and other world-class techno music events under the brand Awakenings.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Awakenings Festival
Founded in 1997, Awakenings began as an indoor event held at the famed Gashouder venue in Amsterdam. The first outdoor Awakenings Festival was held in 2001. In 2013, Awakenings hosted nearly 100,000 fans across eight events in the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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closed 9/11/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Plus Talent

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals, announced its acquisition of Plus Talent, a leading talent agency, promoter and producer of events in Brazil.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Plus Talent
Plus Talent, founded 20 years ago by Luiz Eurico Klotz, Edo Van Duyn and Silvio Conchon, represents DJs and producers, books talent, and produces events and tours across the country. Plus Talent promotes Tomorrowland Brazil and other leading franchises, such as Armin Only and I Am Hardwell.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AEG Live, acquired Madison House, Inc.

synopsis: Madison House Presents — co-producer of Michigan’s Electric Forest festival — has been acquired by AEG Live. Electric Forest is a four-day, multi-stage, camping festival.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: AEG Live
AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. "
target: Madison House, Inc.
Madison House, Inc. provides artist management and booking services for its clients. The company specializes in the propulsion of live music. It offers festivals and events, venue consulting, and talent procurement services. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/3/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired B2S Holding BV

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent of B2S Holding BV, which specializes in hard electronic dance music.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: B2S Holding BV
B2S is one of the world's leading event organisations, specialized in Hard Electronic Dance Music festivals and live events. The company is based in Capelle aan den, the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
$19*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired i-Motion GMBH

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture, announced that it has acquired i-Motion GMBH, the leading electronic music promoter in Germany. The acquisition brings some of Europe's leading electronic music brands into the SFX family.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: i-Motion GMBH
The Koblenz-based i-Motion has been in existence since 1994 and is the German market leader for live events in the dance and electronic music segment, and has reach in Poland, Hungary, Russia, Estonia and other European markets.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Made Event

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture (EMC), announced that it has acquired Made Event, the premiere electronic music production company and creators of the Electric Zoo Festival.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Made Event
Made Event is the premiere electronic music production company and creators of the Electric Zoo Festival. The Electric Zoo Festival is New York City's largest dance music festival, with more than 100,000 attendees.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/29/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Totem OneLove Group

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC), announced that it has acquired 100 percent of the assets of Totem OneLove Group Pty Ltd., promoter and producer of the leading Australian EMC festival, Stereosonic.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Totem OneLove Group
Totem OneLove Group is Australia’s leading innovators in the dance music scene. Developing a strong identity and attitude that focuses on being at the forefront in all elements of the industry. Totem's Stereosonic is Australia’s unofficial number one electronic music festival.
price ($mm)
$69
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/21/2013 via New York Times

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire ID&T

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the leading platform for electronic dance music events and media, announced that it had agreed to acquire ID&T, the leading producer of dance music festivals and events worldwide. The deal follows a previously announced joint venture between SFX and ID&T, which will bring ID&T events to North America.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: ID&T
ID&T is a pioneering electronic music experience company. They work with the world’s most talented and innovative DJs, musicians, creatives and artists to create dance events that bring people together, in places that thrill the senses.
price ($mm)
$102*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc., acquired Lavish Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc., a multifaceted consulting company pursuing ventures in the Health, Entertainment and Technology sectors, announced the completion of its first acquisition, Lavish Entertainment, Inc., an established concert production Company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
buyer: Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc. (OTC Pink: TOMI:$0.00)
Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc. or "GTV" is a multifaceted consulting company pursuing ventures in the Health, Entertainment and Technology sectors. The Company aims to purchase, acquire and/or joint venture with established entities within these areas of business. "
target: Lavish Entertainment, Inc.
Lavish Entertainment, Inc., dba EpicRaves, is an established concert production Company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company has helped successfully organize some of the most exciting Electronic Dance Music events in Las Vegas.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired Zhara Music

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced the acquisition of leading indie label Zhara Music, and the launch of the Russian division of its legendary Atlantic Records label. Zhara Music was co-founded by artists and businessmen EMIN and Bahh Tee.
buyer: Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: Zhara Music
Zhara Music, a Russian indie label, has become a hugely significant player in the fast-growing Russian music industry. They also host the ZHARA Festival, a music festival which takes place in Azerbaijan, near the coast of Caspian Sea every year.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Feldman Agency, acquired The Feldman Agency

synopsis: Sam Feldman, founder of Canada’s the Feldman Agency (TFA), has sold the business to the agency’s president, Jeff Craib, and vice-president, Tom Kemp. The agency books acts including Diana Krall, Barenaked Ladies, Sum 41, Carly Rae Jepsen and Alessia Cara from its offices in Vancouver and Toronto.
buyer: The Feldman Agency
The Feldman Agency is one of North America's premiere entertainment talent agencies and management groups. They have a wealth of experience in artist representation, talent, booking, event services and corporate consulting. They are based in Toronto and Vancouver. "
target: The Feldman Agency
The Feldman Agency is one of North America's premiere entertainment talent agencies and management groups. They have a wealth of experience in artist representation, talent, booking, event services and corporate consulting. They are based in Toronto and Vancouver.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/27/2018 via BusinessWire

AEG Presents, acquired PromoWest Productions

synopsis: AEG Presents, a global leader in concert promotion and venue management, announced that it has acquired PromoWest Productions, one of the country’s most prominent and respected independent live music promoters and the premier concert promotion company in Central Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: AEG Presents
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. "
target: PromoWest Productions
PromoWest Productions is the largest full-service, independently owned and operated entertainment company in the Midwest and was named in the top 10 largest rock promoters in the United States.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vivo Concerti, acquired Vivo Concerti

synopsis: Warner Music Group has sold Italian live promotion company Vivo Concerti. The firm has been acquired by its MD, Clemente Zard. Warner Music Italy acquired Vivo in 2011, setting it up as an internal division. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead and Subsonica.
buyer: Vivo Concerti
Vivo Concerti is an Italian live promotion company based in Milano. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, Sigur Rós and Subsonica. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Vivo Concerti
Vivo Concerti is an Italian live promotion company based in Milano. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, Sigur Rós and Subsonica.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

This is Global Limited, purchased Four Festivals from Impresario Festivals plc

synopsis: Impresario Festivals, one of the UK's leading independent music festival promoters, has sold four of its successful festivals to This is Global Limited, home to some of the UK's biggest and best-loved radio stations. The acquisition includes Rewind, Boardmasters, Field Day and South West Four.
buyer: This is Global Limited
Global (This is Global) is home to some of the UK's biggest and best-loved radio stations. They also manage some of the best musical talent around, publish some of the biggest tracks in the charts, and run two of the freshest music TV channels there are. "
seller: Impresario Festivals plc
The acquisition includes Rewind, Boardmasters, Field Day and South West Four music festivals from Impresario Festivals. Impresario Festivals is one of the UK's leading independent music festival promoters.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Blaze Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Future PLC, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has purchased publisher and event organizer Blaze Publishing Ltd, the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Broadwick Live Limited, acquired Glass Butter Beach Ltd.

synopsis: Broadwick Live, who organise the annual Festival No.6 at Portmeirion near Porthmadog, acquired 65% of wakeboarding and music festival Glass Butter Beach. Festival No.6 organisers will take control of line-up, ticketing, site design and logistics of the summer Glass Butter Beach event at Abersoch.
buyer: Broadwick Live Limited
Broadwick Live is an international team of creative people with a central HQ in London, best known as the people behind internationally acclaimed and award winning festivals and events including Snowbombing, Festival Number 6, Bacardi Triangle and Lollibop. "
target: Glass Butter Beach Ltd.
Glass Butter Beach is a beach based music and action sports festival with a huge emphasis on wake, surf and eclectic music, great friends, good times & addictive beach lifestyle.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/11/2016 via New York Times

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Founders Entertainment

synopsis: Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, acquired Founders Entertainment, a full service concert and festival promotion and production company specializing in buying, creating, producing, and promoting events.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. They are based in Beverly Hills, California and primarily focused on concert promotions. "
target: Founders Entertainment
Founders Entertainment is a full service concert and festival promotion and production company specializing in buying, creating, producing, and promoting events. They are based in New York.
price ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
$3.23
Net Income ($mm)
$2.81
Employees
146
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Ticker: SPOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spotify Ltd
Spotify Ltd
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$9,696.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($243.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($286.90)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5584
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$507.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
$70.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2900
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Ticker: TSX:RAY.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$199.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$76.52
EBIT ($mm)
$54.72
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
1200
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Ticker: OTCPK:LPTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loop Media, Inc.
Loop Media, Inc.
Loop is the first media company focused on fully integrated 360-degree engagement of music videos and other premium short-form content by consumers and businesses. Loop improves the entire viewing experience for premium short-form content by focusing on venues and consumers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: IWDM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Radioio, Inc.
Radioio, Inc.
Radioio, Inc. provides an internet radio platform that delivers streamed music anytime and anywhere on connected devices. RadioIO's full-service background music and messaging ecosystem supports large franchise businesses and other vertical markets.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$1.64
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:VNUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VNUE, Inc.
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: AIM:BOOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audioboom
Audioboom
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: US:UBCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ubroadcast, Inc.
ubroadcast, Inc.
UBCI's ubroadcast.com allows users to produce and broadcast LIVE and On Demand television and radio in high quality. By blending this user-generated content and UBCI's programming in a single application, UBCI bridges the gap between Internet video and traditional network radio and television.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: VODOF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VODone LIMITED
VODone LIMITED
VODONE owns a complete set of licenses to operate video broadcasting on the Internet. VODONE owns the powerful broadcasting platform, and it has broadcast thousands of domestic and international political, economical, cultural and commercial activities over the Internet.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.53
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: MDVX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modavox, Inc.
Modavox, Inc. a pioneer in Internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offers innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Modavox delivers content straight to desktops and Internet-enabled devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
45
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Ticker: RTGV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures offers Music & Entertainment Technology Solutions and Digital Marketing Services. Harnessing the strength of its digital marketing agency, the company has applied its knowledge process in developing cutting edge technology platforms for web, mobile and tablet devices.
year
2010
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Ticker: TSE:9468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates in publishing, film, publishing rights, and digital content businesses. It also engages in the planning, development, and operation of network entertainment contents and systems; and operation of video-sharing Website.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,840.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.12
EBIT ($mm)
$25.46
Net Income ($mm)
$257.26
Employees
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Ticker: GB:MFP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc is focused on the ownership, development, and production of music festivals. The Group wholly owns three summer music festivals, the Festival Internacional de Benicassim in Spain, the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, England, and the Feis Festival in Finsbury Park, London.
year
2011
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Ticker: LYV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,513.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($862.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,319.68)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10500
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Ticker: XTRA:ERMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$226.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.94
EBIT ($mm)
$3.91
Net Income ($mm)
$2.91
Employees
219
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: OTCPK:SLCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.
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.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
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Ticker: TSE:7860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
$142.73
Net Income ($mm)
$74.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:7844
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous Inc, provides Online game planning, production and sales of home video game software in the planning, development, production and sales planning, development and operation of amusement housing planning, production, and sale of music and video content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
Net Income ($mm)
$17.60
Employees
451
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
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