Like Soundtracker

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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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 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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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 3/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Square, Inc., will acquire Tidal Music

synopsis: Square Inc. is acquiring majority stake in Tidal, a subscription-based music, podcast and video streaming service that combines lossless audio and high-definition music videos with exclusive content and special features on music. Tidal was launched in 2014.
buyer: Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ:$13,173.74)
Square builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Square is the creator of Square Reader, a device that makes it possible for anyone to accept card payments using a smartphone or tablet. "
target parent: Project Panther Bidco Ltd
target: Tidal Music
Tidal is a subscription-based music, podcast and video streaming service that combines lossless audio and high-definition music videos with exclusive content and special features on music. Tidal was launched in 2014.
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closed 8/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MelodyVR, acquired Napster

synopsis: MelodyVR is acquiring Rhapsody International, which does business as Napster. Napster is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
buyer: MelodyVR
MelodyVR is the destination for music in virtual reality. From the side of the stage, to deep in the crowd, lose yourself in a world of live performances, wherever you are. "
target parent: RealNetworks, Inc.
target: Napster
Rhapsody International, dba Napster, is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
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$26 [$70]
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$113
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closed 2/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Loop Media, Inc. merged with Interlink Plus, Inc.,

synopsis: Interlink Plus, Inc., a professional Trade Show Services provider, has completed its merger with Loop Media, Inc., an innovative premium streaming media company based in Burbank, CA that builds products and solutions for both businesses and consumers.
buyer: Interlink Plus, Inc. (OTCPK:ITRK:$0.04)
InterLink Plus is a professional Trade Show Services provider in Las Vegas offering a wide array of affordable trade show services including staffing, marketing, booth design and set up. "
target: Loop Media, Inc. (OTCPK:LPTV:$3.38)
Loop Media, Inc., is an innovative premium streaming media company building products and solutions for both businesses and consumers. Loop Media is based in Burbank, CA.
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announced 1/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Akazoo will be merged with Modern Media Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Modern Media Acquisition Corp. (MMDM), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Akazoo Ltd, a global digital music streaming platform based in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Modern Media Acquisition Corp.
Modern Media Acquisition Corp. (MMDM) is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, acquisition or similar business combination sponsored by Modern Media, LLC. "
target: Akazoo
Founded in 2010, Akazoo is a UK-based, global, on-demand music streaming subscription company with a focus on emerging markets. Akazoo’s Premium service provides subscribers with unlimited online and offline streaming access to a catalog of over 45 million songs on a commercial-free basis.
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announced 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

MTN Group, will acquire Simfy

synopsis: MTN Group, a telecommunications group based in South Africa, is to acquire Simfy Africa (Pty) Ltd, a music-streaming business also based in South Africa. With over 36 million tracks to choose from, people can experience a different song every day.
buyer: MTN Group (JSE:MTN:$9,278.65)
MTN Group Limited entered the telecommunications scene at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy, in 1994. They offer an integrated suite of communications products and services, including traditional mobile voice and data, digital and mobile financial services as well as enterprise services. "
target: Simfy
Simfy Africa (Pty) Ltd is a music-streaming business. The company is based in South Africa. With over 36 million tracks to choose from, people can experience a different song every day.
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closed 2/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Pandora Media, Inc.

synopsis: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pandora Media, Inc. With the transaction complete, SiriusXM is the world's largest audio entertainment company with strong, long-term growth opportunities. Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
SiriusXM is one of the world's largest audio entertainment companies and is among the largest subscription media companies in the United States, offering an array of exclusive content to satisfy many interests. "
target: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,978 [$2,807]
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$1,478
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closed 12/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Saavn, LLC merged with JioMusic,

synopsis: Reliance Industries has acquired an 81.7 percent stake in New York-based music streaming services provider Saavn, which has merged with Reliance's JioMusic service. Saavn is one of South Asia's leading digital music streaming services, with 36 million tracks in 15 languages.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: JioMusic
JioMusic provides truly unlimited ad-free access to HD music with over 16 million songs in over 20 languages. The JioMusic app lets users listen and download their favorite HD Songs without any additional charges, anytime, anywhere. "
target: Saavn, LLC
Founded in 2007, Saavn is one of South Asia's leading digital music streaming services, transforming how people around the world access and experience music on a daily basis. Saavn is currently accessed across the globe and offers 36 million tracks in 15 languages.
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closed 6/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired X5 Music Group

synopsis: Warner Music Group has acquired X5 Music Group (X5). X5 specializes in licensing deep catalog and specific genres of music to create playlists, streaming and download products. X5 will continue to operate as a standalone company under its existing management.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
target: X5 Music Group
X5 Music Group is a global Music company based in Stockholm, Sweden and in New York, specialized in the digital download market. X5 license digital rights from select media partners for sales and marketing of music.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

KickStarter LLC, acquired Drip.com, Inc.

synopsis: Kickstarter, which aims to let creative people of all kinds raise money for their projects by connecting directly with fans, has acquired Drip, a service that lets music artists engage with fans with new work and previews while drawing revenue from the platform. The company is based in Brooklyn, NY.
buyer: KickStarter LLC
Kickstarter aims to let creative people of all kinds — journalists, artists, musicians, game developers, entrepreneurs, bloggers — raise money for their projects by connecting directly with fans, who receive exclusive access and rewards in exchange for their patronage. "
target: Drip.com, Inc.
Drip is a service that lets music artists engage with fans with new work and previews while drawing revenue from the platform. The company is based in Brooklyn, NY.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, acquired Putpat TV

synopsis: German commercial TV broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired interactive music TV service Putpat TV. Putpat TV enables viewers to create a music video stream customised to their personal taste via web, smart TV, tablets and smartphones.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG (XTRA:PSM:$4,577.28)
The ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. They are also Germany's leading video marketer on the internet. They operate maxdome, the biggest German video-on-demand portal, and provide their customers with the multi channel network Studio71. "
target: Putpat TV
Putpat TV is an interactive music TV service. The internet service enables viewers to create a music video stream customised to their personal taste via web, smart TV, tablets and smartphones. The ad-supported, free-of-charge offering currently has more than 3.5 million registered users.
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announced 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

LINE Corporation, will acquire MixRadio

synopsis: LINE Corp, the Japanese company behind the messaging app of the same name, announced it is acquiring Microsoft’s MixRadio, a free music streaming service that allows users to create a personal radio station.
buyer parent: Naver Corporation
buyer: LINE Corporation (TSE:3938:$1,800.11)
LINE Corporation is based in Japan and develops and operates the LINE app for smartphones. "LINE" is a smartphone app which allows users to enjoy free calls and messaging with other LINE users, both nationally and internationally, regardless of which mobile network provider they are using. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: MixRadio
MixRadio is an on-demand music streaming subscription service. MixRadio allows free streaming of playlists without any subscriptions or ads available in 31 countries, including the US, Brazil, India and China. It has a catalogue of over 30 million songs.
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closed 7/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Songza

synopsis: Google has acquired music streaming service Songza. The company offers playlists for activities such as waking up, working out, commuting, concentrating, unwinding, entertaining, and sleeping. Users can vote songs up or down, and the service will adapt to the user's personal music preferences.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: Songza
Songza is a free music streaming and recommendation service. Stating that its playlists are made by music experts, the service recommends various playlists based on time of day and mood or activity.
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closed 12/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired AudioGalaxy

synopsis: Online file sync and storage service Dropbox has acquired Audiogalaxy, a peer-to-peer file sharing utility turned online music streaming service.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,913.90)
Dropbox is a free service that lets users bring photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer. "
target: AudioGalaxy
AudioGalaxy is Seattle-based music startup company. It provides personal music streaming.
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closed 8/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired The Karaoke Channel

synopsis: Stingray Digital is to purchase The Karaoke Channel, a television and video-on-demand service company, from Israeli Ananey Communications.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$199.89)
Stingray Digital is a leading provider of cutting-edge applications delivering high quality music and video content on multiple platforms including Digital TV, IPTV, Internet, Mobile and Game Consoles. "
target parent: Ananey Communications
target: The Karaoke Channel
The KARAOKE Channel offers karaoke online, for download, on mobile, on video on demand, and on smart TVs. The KARAOKE Channel is proud to deliver more than 18 000 professional quality karaoke songs in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Italian.
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closed 11/9/2011 via BusinessWire

Aspiro Music AB, acquired WiMP Music AS

synopsis: Aspiro has completed its acquisition of WiMP Music AS. WiMP Music, based in Oslo, Norway, offers online music streaming services through mobile and computers. Aspiro is the world’s only provider of complete TV and music streaming services for partners that want to put their own branding on the service.
buyer: Aspiro Music AB (OM:ASP:$36.01)
Aspiro has unique positioning as the world’s only vendor of complete hosted TV and music streaming services to partners that want to put their own branding on these services. Aspiro has over ten years’ experience in mobile technology and retail in northern Europe. "
target parent: Platekompaniet AS
target: WiMP Music AS
WiMP Music AS offers online music streaming services through mobile and computers. WiMP Music AS was formerly known as Kompanjong AS. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Oslo, Norway.
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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 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 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ingrooves Music Group, acquired Electromode Music

synopsis: Ingrooves Music Group has acquired independent South Africa-based music distributor, Electromode, marking Ingrooves’ entrance into the growing African music market. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions. "
target: Electromode Music
Electromode is a South Africa-based distributor of music on digital and mobile music platforms. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang. Electromode has an overall catalog of more than 30,000 songs.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GEMA E. V., acquired Zebralution GmbH

synopsis: GEMA has acquired a majority stake in digital distribution company Zebralution. The German collection society has become one of the first performance rights organisations in the world to buy into a streaming distributor. Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe.
buyer: GEMA E. V.
Around 70,000 composers, text authors and music publishers have joined forces in Germany to form the GEMA association. As one of the largest authors of works of music worldwide, GEMA respects the rights of German music makers and the rights of over 2 million copyright holders worldwide. "
target: Zebralution GmbH
Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe. The company has dedicated operations, marketing and business teams, and provide distribution and marketing services to over 450 music labels and audio publishers from around the world.
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announced 1/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Phonofile will be merged with finetunes GmbH,

synopsis: Phonofile AS, an independent music aggregator, working with over 1.000 labels and a catalogue of more than 450.000 tracks, is merging with finetunes GmbH, a Hamburg-based digital distributor and technology company that represents a high quality and focused roster of independent labels from around the world.
buyer parent: SendR
buyer: finetunes GmbH
finetunes creates digital opportunities and revenues for independent labels. The Hamburg-based digital distributor and technology company represents a high quality and focused roster of independent labels from around the world. "
target: Phonofile
Phonofile is a digital distribution partner for record labels, recording artists and distribution companies. Whether a record label or a stand alone artist with a great story, Phonofile can help to distribute and sell music online.
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announced 1/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, will acquire LOEN Entertainment

synopsis: Kakao, South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app that merged with Internet company Daum, is pinning its international expansion hopes on music after it announced plans to buy a majority stake in Loen Entertainment, the company behind Korea’s top online music service MelOn.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$3,683.19)
Kakao is South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app. Kakao is a South Korean internet company established in 2014. It was formed from a merger of Daum Communications and Kakao to Daum Kakao in 2014, and Daum Kakao changed its name to Kakao in 2015. "
target parent: Affinity Equity Partners
target: LOEN Entertainment (A016170:$284.66)
Loen Entertainment Co., formerly Seoul Records, is a South Korean record label. Loen Entertainment is a provider of Korea’s premier music download/streaming platform, MelOn.
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$1,557 [$1,409]*
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$304
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closed 12/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Xandrie SA, acquired QoBuz Sarl

synopsis: Xandrie, the leading international specialist in digital culture and entertainment, has acquired Qobuz. Qobuz is a Premium orientated online music service. Qobuz offers an online catalogue featuring more than 8 million titles, including all the majors and all significant independents.
buyer: Xandrie SA
Xandrie is the leading international specialist in digital culture and entertainment. Through its brand allbrary, Xandrie offers unique experiences with a comprehensive range of digital products: eBooks, movies & series, video games, music, software, newspapers & magazines, and more. "
target: QoBuz Sarl
Qobuz is a Premium orientated online music service. Qobuz offers an online catalogue featuring more than 8 million titles, including all the majors and all significant independents. Qobuz is a French online music service currently being developed internationally.
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Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD)

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD), Australia's most important digital music services provider.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$199.89)
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. "
target: Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD)
Digital Music Distribution (DMD) provides digital music services to the public, broadcasters and other media suppliers as well as brand partners. DMD offers linear, subscription and brand promotion services across a wide range of music catalogues.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired Juice Worldwide

synopsis: VUBIQUITY, the leading global provider of premium content services, announced the acquisition of Juice Worldwide, one of the world's top OTT certified and preferred encoding houses and digital delivery agents. The deal is a significant next step in VUBIQUITY’s mission to expand its premium content services and global distribution capabilities.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
VUBIQUITY is the leading global provider of Premium Content Services. From licensing to delivery, VUBIQUITY offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider. "
target: Juice Worldwide
Juice Worldwide offers digital supply chain solutions across all media. They are a one-stop-shop for film, television and music content owners requiring media management and multiplatform distribution. Service offerings also include: Post Production, Blu-ray and DVD Authoring and DCP file creation.
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AdRev, acquired DashGo Inc.

synopsis: YouTube music administrative service AdRev announced that it has acquired DashGo Inc., a digital-music distribution and marketing firm for record labels, podcasters and recording artists. They have a world-class suite of tools to distribute music, track fans and promotions, analyze sales and market music.
buyer parent: AudioMicro, Inc.
buyer: AdRev
AdRev is a program that administrates the monetization of YouTube’s Content ID system on behalf of music and video copyright holders (film/TV studios, record labels, publishers, production music libraries) by serving advertisements on YouTube videos. "
target: DashGo Inc.
DashGo is a boutique digital music distributor. They get to help bands and labels release their music online. They have a world-class suite of tools to distribute music, track fans and promotions, analyze sales and market music.
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closed 10/5/2010 via Market Wire

RTG Ventures, Inc., acquired Audigist Digital Distribution

synopsis: RTG Ventures, Inc. has acquired Audigist.com, a digital distribution platform, for its Media Systems Division. The acquisition complements RTG Ventures' strategy to provide vehicles for independent musicians and record labels to sell direct to consumers, monetize and maintain control of their inventory at the same time.
buyer: RTG Ventures, Inc. (RTGV:$0.00)
RTG Ventures, Inc. ("RTGV"), through NMTV, is an online media and electronic payment systems provider with an aggressive business model to grow unique and highly profitable consumer and business services both by organic growth of current assets and by acquisition. "
target: Audigist Digital Distribution
Audigist.com was created in 2003 by music industry executives from Studio Nyne.com and Jersey Live who specialize in mixing and production, music event management and web design & development.
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Buongiorno S.p.A., will acquire Dada.net S.p.A.

synopsis: Buongiorno S.p.A., a leading multinational provider of services and solutions for the mobile-connected life, signed a definitive agreement to purchase 100% of the shares of Dada.net S.p.A. Dada’s offer to the final user is focused on digital products and services including Digital Music, Mobile Applications, Mobile and Social Community services.
buyer: Buongiorno S.p.A. ( IT:BNG:$233.97)
Buongiorno is a global enabler of the mobile connected life. The company is the preferred partner for telecoms, enterprises, handset and connected device manufacturers, supporting them in delivering customized mobile data experiences. "
target parent: Dada S.p.A.
target: Dada.net S.p.A.
Dada.net is the business unit of Dada S.p.A. that develops the range of products and services for end-usesr in the fields of Mobile Services, Mobile Applications, Social Community and Digital Music. Dada.
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$40
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closed 9/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zealot Networks, acquired Nirvana Digital

synopsis: Multi-platform digital media company Zealot Networks has announced its latest acquisition, Mumbai based multi-channel network Nirvana Digital. Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks, Inc. is a digital-first media and entertainment company poised to lead the next chapter in the ongoing evolution of digital media with its holistic approach to connecting entrepreneurs with brands and like-minded communities. "
target: Nirvana Digital
Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
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closed 7/29/2010 via Company Press Release

The Orchard Enterprises Inc merged with Dimensional Associates, LLC,

synopsis: The Orchard, a global leader in music and video distribution and comprehensive digital strategy, announced the completion of its acquisition byDimensional Associates, LLC, the New York-based private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc. and the majority owner of The Orchard.
buyer parent: JDS Capital Management, Inc.
buyer: Dimensional Associates, LLC
Dimensional Associates LLC is a private equity firm. It seeks to invest in digital media with a focus on online music distribution. It operates as a subsidiary of JDS Capital Management, Inc. The firm is based in Rye, New York. "
target: The Orchard Enterprises Inc (:$62.27)
The Orchard is an independent music and video distributor specializing in comprehensive digital strategies for content owners. Through innovative global marketing and promotions, The Orchard drives sales across more than 660 digital and mobile storefronts in 75 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.55 [$3.07]*
rev ($mm)
$62
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

RedEye Distribution, Inc., acquired Border Music

synopsis: Redeye, a company that connects independent artists and labels to an expanding global marketplace through customer service and sales and marketing expertise, has acquired Border Music, a music distribution company headquartered in Sweden that provides a wide range of services that include sales, marketing, promotion, accounting and management.
buyer: RedEye Distribution, Inc.
Redeye connects independent artists and labels to an expanding global marketplace through customer service and sales and marketing expertise. They have charted a course of steady, sustainable growth by developing a strong distribution network and providing a multitude of services to their partners. "
target: Border Music
Border Music is a music distribution company headquartered in Sweden. It provides a wide range of services that include sales, marketing, promotion, accounting and management. It also has Digital/Physical Sales and Marketing Team members in Norway, Denmark and Finland.
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closed 3/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sony Red, acquired Essential Music and Marketing

synopsis: Sony Music U.K.’s artist and label services division Red has acquired London-based independent sales and distribution company Essential Music and Marketing. The company is an independent provider of physical and digital sales and marketing and label services for music artists and record labels.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Red
Red offers a focused and tailored solution for independent labels and artists in the UK and are committed to delivering the best possible campaigns and routes to market. "
target: Essential Music and Marketing
Essential Music and Marketing is a London-based independent sales and distribution company. The company is an independent provider of physical and digital sales and marketing and label services for music artists and record labels.
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closed 5/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Consortium (Aztec Music), acquired Aztec Music Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Melbourne label Aztec Music has been bought by a consortium of 'strategic' investors led by Paul Dainty. Aztec Music engages in music distribution.
buyer: Consortium (Aztec Music)
A consortium of investors led by Paul Dainty. "
target: Aztec Music Pty Ltd.
Aztec Music Pty Ltd. engages in music distribution and reissue. The company distributes Australian music and selected New Zealand music. Aztec Music Pty Ltd. was founded in 1967 and is based in Collingwood, Australia.
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closed 5/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Alliance Entertainment Corp, acquired Audiolife

synopsis: Alliance Entertainment, LLC has acquired Audiolife, the music industry's leading direct-to-fan fulfillment company. Alliance Entertainment is the top distributor of home entertainment (audio and video) software in the U.S., the fourth-largest music account, and an accomplished distribution channel for apparel, hardware and accessories.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment offers an extensive product inventory (including CDs, DVDs, videos, video games and related merchandise), e-commerce fulfillment capabilities and innovative technology and support services for today's marketplace, including third party logistics services. "
target: Audiolife
Audiolife is a distribution and manufacturing platform that allows artists to reach their fans through digital and physical products, such as digital downloads, ringtones, CDs, merchandise, downloads, and promotional items.
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closed 3/2/2012 via

INgrooves, acquired Fontana Distribution

synopsis: INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and technology services to the global music community, announced that it has acquired Fontana Distribution from Universal Music Group (UMG). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: INgrooves
INgrooves is a digital media distribution and technology company that provides various software development, distribution and marketing services via its INgrooves, INscribe Digital and ONE Digital divisions. "
target: Fontana Distribution
Fontana Distribution deals in distribution, as well as in a range of sales, marketing, and back office support services, for a diverse roster of independent record labels and their artists. Fontana Distribution also partners with Executive Music Group and Chicago Independent Distribution.
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closed 5/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Genius Products, Inc., purchased Castalian Music from EMI Group plc

synopsis: Genius Products, Inc.announced that Genius Products, LLC has acquired Castalian Music from EMI North America. Castalian is a fully integrated direct response TV marketing and fulfillment service for the music and video entertainment industry.
buyer: Genius Products, Inc. (GNUS:$1.92)
Genius Products, Inc. is a multi-brand company that produces and distributes affordable entertainment products including DVDs and CDs. Its products are sold in retail outlets nationwide under well-known brands. "
seller: EMI Group plc
EMI Group is the third-largest music producer in the world and EMI Music Publishing is the world's largest music publishers, controlling more than one million copyrights. Record labels: Virgin, Capitol and Chrysalis. Owns HMV music stores and Waterstone and Dillion bookstores and 50% of musicmaker.
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announced 5/14/2007 via PR Newswire

KOCH Entertainment, will purchase independent music distribution business from Navarre Corporation

synopsis: Navarre Corporation a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, has entered into an agreement to sell its independent music distribution business to KOCH Entertainment for $6.5 million in cash.
buyer parent: Marwyn Investment Management LLP
buyer: KOCH Entertainment
KOCH Entertainment is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. "
seller: Navarre Corporation (NAVR:$480.82)
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations.
price ($mm)
$6.50
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announced 8/5/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Blinkx Plc, will acquire Grab Media

synopsis: Blinkx, the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s most advanced video engine, that connects consumers with advertisers through professionally generated content online, entered into an all cash transaction with Grab Media, a leading online video content syndication and advertising platform.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
Blinkx plc is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, Blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Grab Media
Grab Media is a leading premium video distribution company. It connects premium video content from a wide collection of professional sources and brand-name advertisers to ideal viewers. Marketers rely on Grab Media to position their message in front of large-scale, engaged audiences.
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VNUE, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Audioboom
Audioboom
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Masterbeat Corporation
Masterbeat Corporation
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EBITDA ($mm)
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$3.23
Net Income ($mm)
$2.81
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Modavox, Inc.
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RTG Ventures, Inc.
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Townsquare Media Group
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EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
$70.76
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2900
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NetFlix
NetFlix
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EBITDA ($mm)
$1,705.41
EBIT ($mm)
$1,617.73
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$1,265.17
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7100
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SendR
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$11.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.22
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
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Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$0.24
EBIT ($mm)
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