Like Blend.io, Inc.

closed 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

ROLI, acquired Blend.io, Inc.

synopsis: ROLI, maker of hardware and software for music creation, has acquired Blend, a platform that makes music creation social. Blend is dedicated to unlocking the social potential of the web to make it easier for people to collaborate and share.
buyer: ROLI
ROLI is a design-led music technology company based in Dalston, London. ROLI makes hardware and software products designed to increase the bandwidth of interaction between people and technology. "
target: Blend.io, Inc.
Blend.io is a social platform that helps music producers share music projects in source format, perfect for remixing, collaborating, learning from, and gathering feedback from others in the global community. Music fans can discover original new music and participate in the creative process.
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closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

BandLab, acquired Composr

synopsis: BandLab, the first global, cloud-based platform for iOS, Android and the web where users can create, collaborate and share their music, announced that it has acquired Composr, a European-based iOS and web music-making service.
buyer parent: JamHub
buyer: BandLab
BandLab is a free, all-in-one (iOS, Android and web), cloud-based social platform that simplifies the process of making music. Its global community of musicians and fans work to create and collaborate on music, which can be shared across the global community. "
target: Composr
Composr is an iOS and web-based music collaboration app that’s all about recording music socially and collaborating with musicians all around the world.
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closed 11/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Soundtrap AB

synopsis: Spotify has acquired Soundtrap, a cloud-based digital audio workstation. Soundtrap, which launched in 2015 after a few years of beta testing, offers users an online music studio and the ability to collaborate with others in real time.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,182.00)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: Soundtrap AB
Soundtrap democratizes and empowers high-quality collaborative music-making for the many people. Soundtrap Studio was launched as the world's first web-based, cross-platform, collaborative music recording studio.
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closed 11/28/2011 via BusinessWire

MakeMusic, Inc., acquired Recordare LLC

synopsis: MakeMusic, Inc., a developer and marketer of proprietary music technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of selected assets of Recordare®LLC, the Internet music publishing and software company. Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music.
buyer: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic, Inc. develops and markets proprietary music technology solutions under the Finale and SmartMusic brands. The company’s products provide alternatives to traditional practice, education, and composition techniques. "
target: Recordare LLC
Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music. The company's MusicXML format provides a standard that allows musicians to share and use music notation in ways that were never before possible.
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closed 10/19/2010 via BusinessWire

ReverbNation, acquired Sound Around

synopsis: ReverbNation, the leading Marketing and Promotion Platform for over 900,000 Musicians, Labels, Managers and Venues, has acquired Sound Around, a North Carolina mobile application development company focused on creating custom mobile applications for Bands and Musicians.
buyer parent: eMinor Inc.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 900,000 Artists, Managers, Record Labels, and Venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. "
target: Sound Around
Sound Around is a platform for bands and music artists to better connect with their fanbase by giving them a way to easily create their own iPhone App.
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closed 3/25/2009 via BusinessWire

Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH, acquired 24-7 Entertainment

synopsis: Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH has acquired a controlling interest in 24-7 Entertainment, Europe’s leading B2B digital distribution provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of music, music video and ringtones.
buyer: Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH
With a net revenue of 19 billion euros and a headcount of over 60,000 in 2008, Media-Saturn-Holding is Germany and Europe’s Number One consumer electronics retailers. "
target: 24-7 Entertainment
24-7 Entertainment, with offices in the UK, Germany, Spain and Denmark, is the leading B2B technology provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of music, music video and ringtones.
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closed 3/25/2009 via BusinessWire

Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH, acquired 24-7 Entertainment

synopsis: Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH has acquired a controlling interest in 24-7 Entertainment, Europe’s leading B2B digital distribution provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of music, music video and ringtones.
buyer: Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH
With a net revenue of 19 billion euros and a headcount of over 60,000 in 2008, Media-Saturn-Holding is Germany and Europe’s Number One consumer electronics retailers. "
target: 24-7 Entertainment
24-7 Entertainment, with offices in the UK, Germany, Spain and Denmark, is the leading B2B technology provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of music, music video and ringtones.
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closed 2/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ultimate Guitar USA LLC, acquired Crescendo

synopsis: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech, an entrepreneurship incubator designed to nurture the confidence and expertise that graduates need to run their own businesses, has announced its first exit. Crescendo, an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians, has been acquired by Ultimate Guitar.
buyer: Ultimate Guitar USA LLC
With 10 million registered users and over 20 million unique active users a month, Ultimate Guitar is the largest community of guitar enthusiasts in the world. It provides guitar tabs and chords to nearly 1 million songs along with lessons, articles and information about all things rock and roll. "
target parent: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech
target: Crescendo
Crescendo is an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians. Crescendo’s music assessment engine uses both monophonic and polyphonic pitch detection to analyze harmonic frequencies from the notes musicians play.
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announced 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

TakeLessons, will acquire Chromatik

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

BrandSpins, acquired Music Dealers

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

Yeahronimo Media Ventures, Inc., will acquire Lyzia BV

synopsis: Yeahronimo Media Ventures Inc., an integrated media content and service provider, announced it has signed a binding Letter of Intent for the acquisition of Lyzia BV, one of the major download services. Both companies expect to reach a final agreement within a few weeks.
buyer: Yeahronimo Media Ventures, Inc.
Commodore International Corporation is a designer, creator and full-service provider of digital media products, content and services. The company sells a complete line of portable digital media products and provides legal music and media downloads with multi-channel distribution. "
target: Lyzia BV
Lyzia is a Dutch based company focusing on DRM Solutions for the entertainment sector, providing the market with content and technical solutions thereby servicing the customer for the complete value chain.
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closed 6/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

Songtradr, acquired Musicube

synopsis: Songtradr, the world’s leading B2B music company, has acquired Musicube, an AI-powered metadata and music search tool. Musicube is a cloud solution that enables music companies to organize their music catalog and automatically tag their songs. Their easy-to-install widgets and customizable API makes music catalogues more searchable.
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: Musicube
Musicube is an AI-powered metadata and music search tool. Musicube is a cloud solution that enables music companies to organize their music catalog and automatically tag their songs. Their easy-to-install widgets and customizable API makes music catalogues more searchable.
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC, acquired Beatroot Music Ltd

synopsis: Made in Memphis Entertainment, a music studio, record label and publishing platform, has acquired UK-based Beatroot Music. Beatroot is an online music platform which enables record labels and publishers to pull together their music catalog, audio files and rights data into one place and share these with clients, streaming services and music stores.
buyer: Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC
Made in Memphis Entertainment is a music studio, record label and publishing platform. They offer an environment that includes several well-appointed production suites for songwriters to work and receive mentorship from world renowned professionals. "
target: Beatroot Music Ltd
Based in the UK, Beatroot Music operates an online music platform which enables record labels and publishers to pull together their music catalog, audio files, album artwork, metadata and rights data into one place and share these with clients, streaming services and music stores.
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closed 5/3/2022 via Company Press Release

SoundCloud, acquired Musiio

synopsis: SoundCloud, the world’s leading social sound platform, has acquired Musiio, an artificial intelligence company in Singapore focused on the music industry. Musiio offers B2B audio reference search, automated tagging, and playlisting tools. Their APIs and custom built dashboard tools provide cost-effective, fast and scalable ways to manage audio.
buyer: SoundCloud
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. "
target: Musiio
Musiio is an artificial intelligence company in Singapore focused on the music industry. Musiio offers B2B audio reference search, automated tagging, and playlisting tools. Their APIs and custom built dashboard tools provide cost-effective, fast and scalable ways to manage audio.
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closed 3/16/2022 via PR Newswire

Gemini XIII, acquired Phantom Producer

synopsis: Gemini XIII announces that it has acquired Phantom Producer, the world's first patented audio imaging service that includes web and mobile app user interfaces, from Australian audio producer Jeff Thomas. Phantom Producer makes professional audio production fully mobile and more flexible and efficient than ever.
buyer: Gemini XIII
Gemini XIII serves the audio industry with premium content, production, and marketing services for podcasting and radio. Gemini XIII is the podcasting and radio industries' new home for premium audio content, production and marketing services. "
target: Phantom Producer
Phantom Producer is the world's first patented audio imaging service that includes web and mobile app user interfaces. Phantom Producer makes professional audio production fully mobile and more flexible and efficient than ever.
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closed 11/28/2018 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Shift Media Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has completed a majority recapitalization of and growth equity investment in Shift Media Holdings, Inc. (SHIFT), a leading provider of cloud-based media collaboration and digital asset management solutions.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: Shift Media Holdings, Inc.
SHIFT’s SaaS platform helps media and entertainment companies production houses securely create, share and collaborate on creative work at all stages of the content production lifecycle, embed visible and forensic watermarking into video and safely screen sensitive pre-release content.
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closed 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

ROLI, acquired Blend.io, Inc.

synopsis: ROLI, maker of hardware and software for music creation, has acquired Blend, a platform that makes music creation social. Blend is dedicated to unlocking the social potential of the web to make it easier for people to collaborate and share.
buyer: ROLI
ROLI is a design-led music technology company based in Dalston, London. ROLI makes hardware and software products designed to increase the bandwidth of interaction between people and technology. "
target: Blend.io, Inc.
Blend.io is a social platform that helps music producers share music projects in source format, perfect for remixing, collaborating, learning from, and gathering feedback from others in the global community. Music fans can discover original new music and participate in the creative process.
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closed 9/1/2016 via BusinessWire

ROLI, acquired FXpansion

synopsis: ROLI, a design-led music technology company, has acquired FXpansion, one of the world's leading developers of audio instruments and effects for software platforms, winning numerous awards and inspiring a devoted userbase.
buyer: ROLI
ROLI is a design-led music technology company based in Dalston, London. ROLI makes hardware and software products designed to increase the bandwidth of interaction between people and technology. "
target: FXpansion
FXpansion is one of the world's leading developers of audio instruments and effects for software platforms, winning numerous awards and inspiring a devoted userbase. Its mission is to push the boundaries of audio software, introducing fresh and innovative new ideas that are musically useful.
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closed 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

ROLI, acquired Blend.io, Inc.

synopsis: ROLI, maker of hardware and software for music creation, has acquired Blend, a platform that makes music creation social. Blend is dedicated to unlocking the social potential of the web to make it easier for people to collaborate and share.
buyer: ROLI
ROLI is a design-led music technology company based in Dalston, London. ROLI makes hardware and software products designed to increase the bandwidth of interaction between people and technology. "
target: Blend.io, Inc.
Blend.io is a social platform that helps music producers share music projects in source format, perfect for remixing, collaborating, learning from, and gathering feedback from others in the global community. Music fans can discover original new music and participate in the creative process.
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closed 11/18/2014 via PR Newswire

ROLI, acquired JUCE

synopsis: ROLI, a design-led music technology company based in Dalston, London, announced the acquisition of JUCE, an acclaimed C++ framework which is used by leading audio companies such as Korg, Pioneer, Arturia, Akai Professional, and M-Audio.
buyer: ROLI
ROLI is a design-led music technology company based in Dalston, London. ROLI makes hardware and software products designed to increase the bandwidth of interaction between people and technology. "
target: JUCE
JUCE (Jules' Utility Class Extensions) is an all-encompassing C++ class library for developing cross-platform software. It contains classes allowing userss to create standard applications, and has a range of unique advantages associated with building audio and real-time applications.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Shutterstock, Inc., acquired Amper Music

synopsis: Shutterstock, Inc. has announced the acquisition of certain assets from Amper Music, a leading AI-driven music platform which enables users to create and customize original music by leveraging over one million individual audio samples recorded by musicians on thousands of unique instruments.
buyer: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process. "
target: Amper Music
Amper Music is a leading AI-driven music platform which enables users to create and customize original music by leveraging over one million individual audio samples recorded by musicians on thousands of unique instruments.
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closed 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

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

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

Propellerhead, acquired Figure

synopsis: Propellerhead Software, headquartered in Sweden and renowned for its musician-centric approach to creating innovative music software applications, announced the acquisition of Figure and Take, Swedish music apps that enable users to create addictive beats and record original song ideas.
buyer: Propellerhead
Headquartered in Sweden and renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead creates innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised their applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality."
target: Figure
Figure and Take are Swedish music apps. Figure enables users to create a beat in no time by providing drums, bass and lead synths–all on a mobile app. Take is a vocal recorder that lets users capture musical ideas–anytime, anywhere. With a single tap, users can record, write and try out song ideas.
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closed 6/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
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closed 9/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Roku, Inc., acquired Dynastrom ApS

synopsis: Roku, a manufacturer of digital media players that allow users to access streamed video or audio services through their TVs, has acquired Dynastrom, a provider of a software solution for Multi-Room Audio Experiences that works flawlessly over standard WIFI. Dynastrom's solution gives users the freedom of choice of speakers and music experiences.
buyer: Roku, Inc. (:$1,778.39)
Roku, Inc. is the number one TV streaming platform in the United States. Roku manufactures a variety of digital media players that allow users to access Internet streamed video or audio services through their televisions, including subscription-based services. "
target: Dynastrom ApS
Dynastrom supplies a software solution for Multi-Room Audio Experiences that works flawlessly over WIFI. The solution features an open API for music services to connect to the home audio network directly through their own app. It gives users the freedom of choice of speakers and music experiences.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Yokee Music Ltd

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

DMM.com LTD, acquired nana music, Inc.

synopsis: DMM.com announced that it acquired the stock of nana music, which develops and operates a music application "nana", and made it a subsidiary. Under the philosophy of "Connecting the world with music”, nana music allows you to enjoy music sessions/collaborations from anywhere in the world with just one smartphone.
buyer: DMM.com LTD
DMM.com is one of the biggest e-commerce site in Japan since 1998. DMM.com Group provides a wide variety of web services to customers, including online service such as VOD, live streaming, eBooks, PC game, on-line games, DVD rental, DVD selling, apps and more! "
target: nana music, Inc.
Under the philosophy of "Connecting the world with music", nana music develops and operates a music application "nana" that allows you to enjoy music sessions / collaborations from anywhere in the world with just one smartphone.
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closed 9/1/2016 via BusinessWire

ROLI, acquired FXpansion

synopsis: ROLI, a design-led music technology company, has acquired FXpansion, one of the world's leading developers of audio instruments and effects for software platforms, winning numerous awards and inspiring a devoted userbase.
buyer: ROLI
ROLI is a design-led music technology company based in Dalston, London. ROLI makes hardware and software products designed to increase the bandwidth of interaction between people and technology. "
target: FXpansion
FXpansion is one of the world's leading developers of audio instruments and effects for software platforms, winning numerous awards and inspiring a devoted userbase. Its mission is to push the boundaries of audio software, introducing fresh and innovative new ideas that are musically useful.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Soundwave

synopsis: Spotify, a digital music service, has acquired Soundwave, a mobile music-discovery startup founded in 2012. Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,182.00)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: Soundwave
Soundwave is a mobile music-discovery startup founded in 2012. Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time.
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closed 2/25/2014 via PR Web

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired Noteflight

synopsis: Hal Leonard Corporation has acquired 100% ownership of Boston-based Noteflight, LLC, a fast-growing online community of nearly a million music makers. Founded in 2008, Noteflight operates a website where musicians, composers, songwriters, arrangers, teachers and students can create, edit and share music scores in the cloud, instantly and easily.
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is the world leader in the music print industry. The company produces sheet music, songbooks, and method book/CD packs for all instruments, band and choral arrangements, reference books, instructional DVDs and videos, CD-ROMs, music software, and children's music products. "
target: Noteflight
Noteflight allows users to edit, display, play back and share music notation in a web browser, on any device. Noteflight has an active online community of over 950,000 music enthusiasts. Its website hosts millions of user-created musical scores, both public and private.
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closed 5/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Redmatica

synopsis: Apple has purchased Redmatica. Redmatica specializes in building and selling digital music-editing software. The company has four products, including tools for sampling, editing, and library management, all of which are designed to run on Apple's Mac OS X. Its main product is KeyMap Pro, an editor for sampled instruments.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 70s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 80s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. "
target: Redmatica
Redmatica specializes in building and selling digital music-editing software. The company has four products, including tools for sampling, editing, and library management, all of which are designed to run on Apple's Mac OS X. Its main product is KeyMap Pro, an editor for sampled instruments.
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closed 6/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Shazam Entertainment Ltd, acquired Tunezee

synopsis: Shazam Entertainment, the world’s leading mobile discovery company, announced its first corporate acquisition with the purchase of synchronized lyric technology from Tunezee, a Silicon Valley-based company. As a part of the announcement, Shazam is immediately launching Shazam LyricPlay, a new feature in the Encore premium App.
buyer: Shazam Entertainment Ltd
Shazam Entertainment Ltd provides mobile music discovery services. It offers music recognition technology that enables consumers to experience and share music with others across mobile devices and Internet. The company offers ShazamiD to discover new music using a mobile device. "
target: Tunezee
Tunezee, a Silicon Valley-based company, has developed technology that automatically synchronizes lyrics with a music source.
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closed 10/17/2017 via BusinessWire

VNUE, Inc., acquired Set.fm

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

PledgeMusic, will acquire Set.fm

synopsis: PledgeMusic, the leading global next generation direct-to-fan e-commerce platform, announced that it will acquire Set.fm. Set.fm is an online platform and application suite that makes it easy to capture, share and sell high quality audio recordings of live performances in real-time.
buyer: PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic is a global next generation music company and direct-to-fan e-commerce platform dedicated to enabling artists to build community, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. "
target: Set.fm
Set.fm is an online platform and application suite that makes it easy to capture, share and sell high quality audio recordings of live performances in real-time; enabling performers to amplify their social reach and activate incremental touring revenue streams.
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closed 9/12/2013 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. announces the acquisition of Live Riot, Inc., a Los Angeles-based technology company. LiveRiotTM application for iPhones, enables music lovers to video record artists at venues and festivals and then automatically synchronize those recordings with top quality sound from the event.
buyer: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. (INIV:$0.36)
Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., a development stage company, provides business continuity products and services to the small and medium enterprise market. The company’s business continuity products and services provide disaster recovery solutions for electronic data backup. "
target: Live Riot, Inc.
Live Riot is a Los Angeles based technology company. Live Riot has developed patent pending technology embedded in its LiveRiotTM application for iPhones. It enables users to video record artists at venues and then automatically synchronize those recordings with top quality sound from the event.
price ($mm)
$0.45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Voisey

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

iRiver Limited, will acquire Everysing

synopsis: iRiver, SK Telecom’s music streaming device maker, will merge with SM’s mobile content producing subsidiary, SM Mobile Communications. SM Mobile Communications produces Everysing, an app that lets users record the karaoke songs they sing and share them with friends. Both companies are based in South Korea.
buyer parent: SK Telecom
buyer: iRiver Limited (KOSDAQ:A060570:$45.84)
iRiver, based in South Korea, is SK Telecom’s music streaming device maker. "
target parent: S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
target: Everysing
Everysing (SM Mobile Communications Co., Ltd), based in South Korea, is an app that lets users record the karaoke songs they sing, share them with friends and be a star.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
39.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Echo Nest

synopsis: Spotify, a digital music service, announced that it will acquire the industry’s leading music intelligence company, The Echo Nest, the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,182.00)
Spotify Limited provides a digital music service that gives on-demand access to songs on phones, computers, tablets, and more. It allows users to discover, manage, and share music with friends; and browse through various music collections as well as create a radio station. "
target: The Echo Nest
The Echo Nest is the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans. Their customer base reaches over 100 million music fans every month through more than 400 apps and sites powered by The Echo Nest.
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closed 6/5/2012 via PR Newswire

Star Entertainment Group, acquired Tranzistor Systems

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

Smule, Inc., acquired Khush, Inc.

synopsis: Smule, creator of top-ranking social music making apps including Magic Piano™, Ocarina, I Am™ T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, and MadPad™, announced that it has acquired Khush, an intelligent music app developer and creator of popular apps, Songify and LaDiDa™. Smule and Khush are leading innovators in the rapidly growing market for mobile entertainment.
buyer: Smule, Inc.
Smule's mission is to connect the world through music. Co-founded in 2008, Smule is the creator of top-ranking social music making apps including Magic Piano™, Ocarina, I Am™ T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, and MadPad™. "
target: Khush, Inc.
Khush develops intelligent music applications. Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence, Khush has created the popular apps Songify and LaDiDa™, which have helped millions of bad singers worldwide express themselves through music.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Sonos
Sonos
Sonos is one of the world’s leading sound experience brands. As the inventor of multi-room wireless home audio, Sonos innovation helps the world listen better by giving people access to the content they love and allowing them to control it however they choose.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd
Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Roku, Inc.
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Brightcove, Inc.
Brightcove, Inc.
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LifeLogger Technologies Corp
LifeLogger Technologies Corp
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Snap Inc.
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Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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GoPro
GoPro
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$60.12
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$36.13
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XPERI
XPERI
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
$51.06
Net Income ($mm)
$36.24
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Biolog Device Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$9.38
EBIT ($mm)
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