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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 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire Ingrooves Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group, a world leader in music-based entertainment has agreed to acquire Ingrooves. Ingrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. They provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with analytics, management services and marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. "
target: 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.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Syndicate, acquired Sneak Attack Media

synopsis: The Syndicate has announced the acquisition of digital marketing and creative services company, Sneak Attack Media. Sneak Attack is dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
buyer: The Syndicate
Founded in 1998, The Syndicate is a boutique entertainment marketing agency with a nimble, smart, and innovative team. They are experts in music, comedy, and pop culture. "
target: Sneak Attack Media
Sneak Attack Media is a boutique digital marketing and creative services company based in New York City. Since its inception in 2006, Sneak Attack has been dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Fame House, LLC

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 Fame House, a leading digital marketing agency specializing in the music and entertainment industry.
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: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is a digital marketing company that takes “digital” off of the plate of the manager, artist, label, and brand. They run online marketing campaigns all day – every day – and manage digital operations for top-level artists and entertainment companies.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Brown Printing Company, acquired Nellymoser, Inc.

synopsis: Brown Printing Company announced the acquisition of Nellymoser, Inc., a mobile marketing and technology company. Nellymoser is a pioneer in rich media delivery, offering a mobile companion application platform with self-service tools and packaged print-to-digital solutions, which are deployed by their customers as cross media campaigns.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Brown Printing Company
Brown Printing Company proudly serves America’s premier magazine publishers and catalogers with premedia, printing, distribution and integrated digital solutions. Its portfolio includes special interest publications, consumer publications, business-to-business publications, catalogs, and inserts. "
target parent: SoftBank Capital
target: Nellymoser, Inc.
Nellymoser, Inc., a mobile marketing and technology company creates mobile companion apps and cross-media campaigns, triggered using smartphones. The result is instant multimedia, interactive and up-to-date content designed to deliver consumer engagement, foster brand loyalty and drive revenue.
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closed 1/20/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Creative Artists Agency, acquired Tandem Entertainment

synopsis: CAA is expanding its digital media partnerships and branded content with the acquisition of Tandem, an entertainment marketing agency that connects different brands to the world of entertainment through innovative story-telling, and the development of partnerships, endorsements, and licensing deals.
buyer: Creative Artists Agency
Leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) represents many of the most successful and innovative professionals working in film, television, music, video games, theatre, and digital content, and provides a range of marketing and consulting services to corporate clients. "
target: Tandem Entertainment
Tandem Entertainment is an entertainment marketing agency that connects brands to the world of entertainment. They create innovative story-telling, they develop & execute co-branded promotional partnerships, endorsements, licensing deals & creative strategy for film studios, and more.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Team Whistle, acquired Tiny Horse

synopsis: Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game, has acquired Tiny Horse, a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse produces long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
buyer: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most. "
target: Tiny Horse
Tiny Horse is a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse amplifies brands through strategy, media, and creative services. They produce long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 3/12/2010 via Capital IQ

HMV Media Group, acquired MAMA Group plc

synopsis: Music, books and games retailer HMV has Acquired live music partner MAMA, trumping an offer from its biggest shareholder investment group SMS Finance.
buyer: HMV Media Group
HMV Group combines two powerful retail brands which are leaders in their respective fields, and where people who work in the businesses are passionate about what they do. They operate from approximately 723 stores in 7 different countries. "
target: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$55]*
rev ($mm)
$61
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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1.0x
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25.9x
closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Emporium Presents

synopsis: Live Nation announced that the company has acquired a majority stake of Emporium Presents, an independent concert promotion agency. Emporium Presents was founded in 2015 by Dan Steinberg and Jason Zink. 
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, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Emporium Presents
Founded in 2015, Emporium Presents is a concert promotion company promoting artists and tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company promotes over 400 shows a year and lists various big-name artists.
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closed 6/19/2013 via Company Press Release

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH. Wizard Promotions has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Ag, an integrated entertainment content company, engages in the production and staging of tours and concerts in Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Live Touring and Entertainment services. "
target: Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH
The Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas since January 2004, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
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closed 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

You & Mr Jones, acquired Mobkoi

synopsis: You & Mr Jones, the world’s first Brandtech group, has acquired Mobkoi. Mobkoi helps advertisers create mobile ad campaigns with an emphasis on mobile video by offering access to premium mobile inventory, a suite of full-screen creatives and analytic tools. Their clients include Bally, Bentley, Canon, Maserati, Montblanc, Mulberry and Nespresso.
buyer: You & Mr Jones
You & Mr Jones is the world’s first Brandtech group, a global marketplace for content creation and distribution that will use technology to help businesses to build brands better, faster & cheaper. "
target: Mobkoi
Mobkoi helps advertisers create mobile ad campaigns with an emphasis on mobile video by offering access to premium mobile inventory, a suite of full-screen creatives and analytic tools. Among its client list are Bally, Bentley, Canon, GE, Maserati, Montblanc, Mulberry and Nespresso.
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announced 12/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Publicitas AG, will acquire Publicitas AG

synopsis: Aurelius is to sell its subsidiary Publicitas, a leading advertising marketer whose head offices are located in Zurich, Switzerland, to its existing management team headed by CEO Joerg Nuernberg and CFO Dr. Carsten Brinkmeier. Publicitas has a cross-media portfolio of over 8,000 promotional offerings in Switzerland and abroad.
buyer: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is the world’s leading international media and advertising company operating in more than 25 major markets. Equipped with the latest technologies, powerful data and research capabilities, Publicitas provides advertising solutions through the most valued, targeted and effective media. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is the world’s leading international media and advertising company operating in more than 25 major markets. Equipped with the latest technologies, powerful data and research capabilities, Publicitas provides advertising solutions through the most valued, targeted and effective media.
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announced 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Aurelius AG, will acquire Publicitas AG

synopsis: The Aurelius Group is set to acquire Publicitas, an international advertising marketing agency based in Switzerland. Publicitas is a subsidiary of the listed Switzerland-based PubliGroupe, a leading provider of marketing and media sales services with its registered office in Switzerland and an international presence in selected markets.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
The Aurelius Group specializes in acquiring companies with development potential and providing them with operational support. With respect to the acquisition of subsidiaries, AURELIUS strives to identify, analyze, develop and exploit all available opportunities in the market. "
target parent: PubliGroupe S.A.
target: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is a leading international media service company and represented worldwide in over 20 countries. The company represents international media owners in local markets and offers advertising customers direct access to the most prestigious media in more than 100 countries.
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$904
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closed 2/14/2013 via PR Web

AlphaBird, Inc, acquired Volt Media

synopsis: Alphabird, a leading global digital publishing solutions company headquartered in San Francisco, announced the acquisition of Volt Media, one of the largest independent premium video advertising and technology companies in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated digital marketing company. Alphabird's suite of publisher solutions enables web and mobile publishers to manage and optimize their audience development, content, data and monetization initiatives. "
target: Volt Media
Volt Media is one of the largest independent premium video and technology companies in Australia and New Zealand. Partnering with a number of leading creative, technology and data partners they are able to provide advertisers with the necessary tools to reach, engage and persuade audiences.
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closed 11/29/2011 via PR Newswire

AdGenesis LLC merged with TVGenesis,

synopsis: Two leading online video advertising and content distributors, AdGenesis and TVGenesis, announced they have merged to form Genesis Media, a full-spectrum online video distribution and targeting platform. Genesis Media will enable advertisers to target their desired consumers through the industry's first cost-per-verified-view broadcast model.
buyer: TVGenesis
TVGenesis is a curated digital broadcast platform, engaging audiences across premium lifestyle channels. The TVG Network includes: Fashion and Entertainment, Healthy Living, Food and Drink, Sports, Gaming, and custom programming channels. "
target: AdGenesis LLC
AdGenesis is a web and mobile-based brand matchmaking service that uses video to connect brands with highly targeted consumers, thereby driving order of magnitude increases in advertiser ROI and consumer engagement. AdGenesis works for consumers, finding them the brands they want and need.
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Buy Real Marketing, acquired SpringVid

synopsis: Buy Real Marketing, a provider of web business applications and social media marketing solutions, has acquired SpringVid, Inc., a US-based video search engine optimization service. SpringVid ranks specific keywords that want to be searched for, builds backlinks from their partner networks and provides real targeted views for their client's videos.
buyer: Buy Real Marketing
Buy Real Marketing is a world provider of web 2.0 business applications and social media services. Among the services they offer are Twitter followers, YouTube and Vimeo views, Tumblr followers, SoundCloud plays and Pinterest followers. "
target: SpringVid
SpringVid Inc. provides video marketing and keyword optimization services. They rank specific keywords that want to be searched for, build backlinks from their partner networks and provide real targeted views for their client's videos.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

ReKTGlobal, acquired Fearless Media

synopsis: RektGlobal, a global esports organization, has acquired Fearless Media, a digital marketing agency specializing in entertainment, retail, education, and technology. Fearless develops marketing strategies that drive revenue for their client's business. The agency has worked on campaigns for Redbox, Fortnite, Breaking Bad, The Assemblage, and more.
buyer: ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal is a global esports organization that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem. It is also the parent company of professional esports organization Rogue, marketing services company Greenlit Content and online Influencer DRLUPO. "
target: Fearless Media
Fearless Media is a digital marketing agency specializing in entertainment, retail, education, and technology. Fearless develops marketing strategies that drive revenue for their client's business. The agency has worked on campaigns for Redbox, Fortnite, Breaking Bad, The Assemblage, and more.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BusinessWire

ORIX Capital Partners LLC, acquired Optimad

synopsis: ORIX Capital Partners (OCP), an operationally-focused middle-market private equity team, has acquired a majority stake in Optimad Media LLC, a leading tech-enabled performance marketing solutions provider. Optimad serves customers across the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Film & Entertainment (F&E) segments.
buyer parent: ORIX Corporation
buyer: ORIX Capital Partners LLC
ORIX Capital Partners makes direct control private equity investments that support growth and performance among established middle-market companies throughout North America. The team’s expertise spans industries including industrials, infrastructure services, transportation and business services. "
target: Optimad
Optimad is a leading tech-enabled performance marketing solutions provider. Optimad serves customers across the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Film & Entertainment (F&E) segments. They create highly personalized moments to help their clients to increase engagement, in-store conversion and more.
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closed 5/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired McBeard

synopsis: Global media company Fullscreen, Inc. announced the acquisition of McBeard, a social media studio. With a growing team of more than 100 full-time copywriters, designers and strategists, the Los Angeles-based McBeard creates custom social media content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and Snapchat for clients.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and programs multi-platform entertainment experiences. 450 million subscribers generate more than 4 billion video views across Fullscreen’s global network each month. "
target: McBeard
McBeard is a social media studio that creates the daily content that great brands share. They lead creative online campaigns for clients like Coca-Cola, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Mary Kay, NBC Universal, Warner Bros., Mattel, Netflix, AT&T and more.
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closed 2/10/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Extreme Reach, Inc, purchased TV Business from Digital Generation, Inc.

synopsis: Extreme Reach, Inc., a leading video platform for integrated TV, online and mobile advertising, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the TV business of Digital Generation, Inc. DGIT’s TV-centric business units, (collectively called Video Fusion) including DG’s broadcast distribution and production services businesses.
buyer: Extreme Reach, Inc
Extreme Reach offers a video platform supporting both TV ad delivery and Web in-stream ad serving solutions. Its video ad platform unifies video campaigns by simplifying the management, distribution, serving and tracking of video advertising across TV, web, out-of-home and mobile. "
seller: Digital Generation, Inc. (DGIT:$385.72)
Digital Generation'’s TV-centric business units, (collectively called Video Fusion) including DG’s broadcast distribution and production services businesses. Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$485 [$824]
rev ($mm)
$386
EBITDA ($mm)
$103
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2.1x
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8.0x
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 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Fame House, LLC

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 Fame House, a leading digital marketing agency specializing in the music and entertainment industry.
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: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is a digital marketing company that takes “digital” off of the plate of the manager, artist, label, and brand. They run online marketing campaigns all day – every day – and manage digital operations for top-level artists and entertainment companies.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire Ingrooves Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group, a world leader in music-based entertainment has agreed to acquire Ingrooves. Ingrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. They provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with analytics, management services and marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. "
target: 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.
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Universal Music Group, Inc., purchased Stiff Records, ZTT and Perfect Songs from SPZ Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced the acquisition of Stiff Records, ZTT and Perfect Songs music publishing from SPZ Group. Stiff and ZTT are two of the most influential and iconic British record labels of the last forty years. Perfect Songs is home to a varied catalog of songs including Seal.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. "
seller: SPZ Group
Stiff and ZTT are two of the most influential and iconic British record labels of the last forty years. Perfect Songs is home to a varied catalog of songs including Seal, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Art Of Noise, Olly Murs, Little Mix, Rudimental and more.
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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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closed 4/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired Eagle Rock Entertainment

synopsis: Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, announced that it has acquired UK-based Eagle Rock Entertainment, an independent producer and distributor of music programming. Eagle Rock Chairman and CEO Terry Shand will continue to lead the company from its headquarters in London.
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: Beringea LLC.
target: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world. Eagle Rock has been recognized with some of the industry's most prestigious honors, including Emmy and Grammy Awards.
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announced 2/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

BMG Rights Management GmbH, will acquire Sanctuary Records Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group has entered into an agreement to sell Sanctuary Records, home to such rock and heavy metal acts as Black Sabbath and Megadeth, to BMG Rights Management, a Berlin music publisher.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG Rights Management is an international group of music companies focused on the management of music rights. They cover the entire range of rights administration, development, and funding of new master recordings and exploitation worldwide. "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Sanctuary Records Group
The Sanctuary Group plc is one of the world's leading developers of music intellectual property rights (IPR), with offices in London, New York, Berlin, Houston and Los Angeles.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Gaiam, Inc., acquired Vivendi Entertainment

synopsis: Gaiam, Inc., a lifestyle media company, announced that it completed its previously announced acquisition of Vivendi Entertainment from Universal Music Group Distribution Corp., for $13.4 million plus net working capital. Vivendi Entertainment is a full service independent DVD and digital distribution company operating in the US and Canada.
buyer: Gaiam, Inc. (GAIA:$156.95)
Gaiam, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. The company dominates the health and wellness category and releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment and conscious media. "
target parent: Universal Music Group, Inc.
target: Vivendi Entertainment
Vivendi Entertainment is a full service independent DVD and digital distribution company operating in the United States and Canada. The company provides sales, marketing, and distribution services to many of the home entertainment industry's most prestigious brands.
price ($mm)
$33
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$34
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$4
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announced 11/11/2011 via BusinessWire

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire EMI Music

synopsis: Vivendi and its subsidiary, Universal Music Group, announced that they have signed with Citigroup Inc. a definitive agreement to purchase EMI’s recorded music division. EMI's recorded music division, EMI Music, operates around the world and represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group is the world's leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 59 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's leading global music publishing operation. "
target parent: Citigroup
target: EMI Music
EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies, home to some of the most successful and best known recording artists. Through EMI's own companies and network of licensees, they are able to serve their artists, consumers and partners all over the world.
price ($mm)
$1,923
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$275
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7.0x
closed 5/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, acquired Univision Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Univision Music Group following the recent clearance of the deal in the U.S. by the Federal Trade Commission. The acquisition results in UMG becoming the largest Latin music company in North America.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of recorded music. It also engages in the business of music publishing. Universal Music Group markets its recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees in various countries. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Univision Music Group
The Univision Music Group is the No. 1 Latin music company in the U.S. with approximately 39% of Latin music sales in the United States and Puerto Rico. Founded in April 2001 the Univision Music Group now includes four record labels: Univision, Fonovisa , Disa and La Calle.
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closed 1/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Ovation TV, acquired International Music Feed

synopsis: Ovation TV has acquired Universal Music Group’s International Music Feed (IMF), the first 24-hour music television network to combine the best music from the U.S. and countries around the world. As part of the agreement, Universal Music Group will maintain an equity position in Ovation TV.
buyer: Ovation TV
Ovation TV re-launched in June 2007 with a focus on entertaining, inspiring and engaging the artist in all of us. The 24-hour channel is the only television network devoted exclusively to art, personal creativity and making the arts more accessible to viewers in their daily lives. "
target parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
target: International Music Feed
The International Music Feed was a television music channel that played music from around the world. It was the only channel in the US that focused on combining music from American artists with music from other countries across the globe.
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announced 9/6/2006 via AP - Associated Press

Universal Music Group, will acquire BMG Music Publishing Group

synopsis: Vivendi agreed Wednesday to pay $2.09 billion to acquire the BMG Music Publishing Group from media company Bertelsmann in a deal that will give the French company the world's largest music publishing catalog and songs by artists such as Coldplay and Robbie Williams.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of recorded music. It also engages in the business of music publishing. Universal Music Group markets its recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees in various countries. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BMG Music Publishing Group
BMG Music Publishing helps songwriters to develop their own style and to market their compositions appropriately – to record labels, film studios, TV and multimedia producers, to radio stations and advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
$2,090
rev ($mm)
$475
EBITDA ($mm)
$104
EV / rev
4.4x
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20.1x
closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Alamo Records

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in Alamo Records, the New York-based multi-genre label founded by music industry entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz focused on the discovery and development of next-generation talent.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Alamo Records
Alamo Records is the New York-based multi-genre label founded by music industry entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz focused on the discovery and development of next-generation talent.
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announced 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., will acquire Som Livre Ltda.

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment (SME) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Globo Comunicação E Participações S.A. to acquire Brazilian independent music company Som Livre. Som Livre is home to many of Brazil’s most popular artists including Marilia Mendonça, Jorge & Mateus, Wesley Safadão, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target parent: Grupo Globo
target: Som Livre Ltda.
Brazilian music label Som Livre was founded by Globo in 1969 for the release and promotion of soundtracks of TV shows. Som Livre has a strong play in live events, being a producer of festivals in the country through various brands, such as Festeja and Samba D+.
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$253
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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.
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closed 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Quebecor Inc., acquired Audiogram

synopsis: Quebecor Sports and Entertainment announced the acquisition of Audiogram, an iconic record company that is one of Canada's best-known French-language labels. Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal. Quebecor Sports and Entertainment Group produces, distributes and promotes cultural and sporting events, presenting Québec and international talent in its market. "
target: Audiogram
Founded in the early 1980s by Michel Bélanger, Audiogram is the largest independent French-language record label in North America.
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announced 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., will purchase AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights from AWAL UK Limited

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment, a global recorded music company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kobalt Music Group to acquire Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
seller parent: Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
seller: AWAL UK Limited
The acquisition includes Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights. AWAL is an independent distribution company with headquarters in London, UK. Acquired by Kobalt Music in December 2011, AWAL is Kobalt’s recordings company.
price ($mm)
$430
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closed 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Orchard, acquired Human Re-Sources

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has acquired Human Re Sources, J. Erving’s Los Angeles-based artist distribution and services company, from the music and tech company Q&A. It will become part of The Orchard, Sony’s global independent music distribution and artist and label services company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: The Orchard (:$62.27)
The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in 45 markets worldwide. Their artist & label services offerings include full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more. "
target parent: Q&A
target: Human Re-Sources
Human Re Sources offers artist distribution services. Since its 2019 launch, Human Re Sources signed and developed artists such as YBN Nahmir, Pink Sweat$, Baby Rose, Bren Joy and more.
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closed 9/9/2020 via PR Web

Cinq Music, acquired Beluga Heights Records

synopsis: Cinq Music Group, the tech-driven indie record label, distribution, and rights management company, has acquired record label Beluga Heights, a joint venture between JR Rotem and Warner Records. Part of the deal includes the Jason Derulo catalog, as Derulo was an artist on Beluga Heights/Warner records.
buyer parent: GoDigital Media Group
buyer: Cinq Music
Cinq Music is a technology-driven record label, distribution, and rights management company. Cinq’s repertoire has won Grammy awards, dozens of Gold and Platinum RIAA certifications, and numerous number one chart positions on a variety of Billboard charts. "
target parent: Warner Music Group
target: Beluga Heights Records
Beluga Heights Records is a joint venture between founder J.R. Rotem and Warner Records. Founded in 2006, the label is known for working with top musical artists such as Rihanna and Leona Lewis, as well as discovering and developing new acts like Sean Kingston and Jason Derülo.
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announced 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Intercept Music, Inc., will acquire Art is War Records

synopsis: Sanwire Corporation, and its wholly owned subsidiary Intercept Music, Inc., is to acquire Art is War Records, a record label with distribution, marketing, and sales services. Focused on independent artists, AIW Records offers the expertise, infrastructure, and scalability of a big label, delivered with personal attention and support.
buyer parent: Sanwire Corporation
buyer: Intercept Music, Inc.
Intercept is an online platform allowing musicians to upload and distribute their music and collect royalties from over 100 retailers. The software automatically promotes the artists' entire business, including their music, merchandise, and performances in social media, playlists, and online radio. "
target: Art is War Records
Art is War Records is a record label with distribution, marketing, and sales services. Focused on independent artists, AIW Records offers the expertise, infrastructure, and scalability of a big label, delivered with personal attention and support.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd, acquired Gallo Record Company

synopsis: Tiso Blackstar Group, the former publisher of the Business Day and Sunday Times, says it has sold its entire stake in Gallo Music for R75m to Lebashe Investment Group’s Arena Holdings. Gallo Record Company is the largest and oldest independent record label in South Africa.
buyer parent: The Lebashe Investment Group
buyer: Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Arena Holdings is one of Africa’s largest English-language news publishers in print (titles include Sunday Times, Business Day, Financial Mail, The Herald, Sowetan and Daily Dispatch) and online (titles include TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE, BusinessLIVE, DispatchLIVE, HeraldLIVE and Vrye Weekblad). "
target parent: Tiso Blackstar Group
target: Gallo Record Company
Gallo Record Company is the largest and oldest independent record label in South Africa. It is based in Johannesburg. Gallo Record Company has been in operation since 1926 and signs, promotes and assists artists to promote their music across Africa and internationally.
price ($mm)
$4.80
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Valiant Eagle, Inc., acquired Franchise X Entertainment

synopsis: Valiant Eagle Inc., a corporation focused on the energizing of entertainment in television, the Internet, and social media, has acquired Franchise X Entertainment LLC, a full-service record label and artist management company based out of Los Angeles, CA.
buyer: Valiant Eagle, Inc. (OTCPK:PSRU.D:$0.02)
Valiant Eagle, Inc. is a corporation focused on the energizing of entertainment in television, the Internet, and social media. VE aims to achieve advances in those media through content featuring Music, Sports, Entertainment, and, with respect to the millennial generation, through Technology. "
target: Franchise X Entertainment
Franchise X Entertainment LLC operates as a record label and artist management company. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.
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announced 8/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Reservoir Media Management, Inc., will acquire Blue Raincoat Music

synopsis: Reservoir Media Management, an independent music company, has struck a deal to bring UK-based music company Blue Raincoat Music and its subsidiary Chrysalis Records into its portfolio of offerings. Blue Raincoat Music is an artist management company, music publishing company and record label, based in London, New York and Los Angeles.
buyer: Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Reservoir Media Management is an independent music company based in NYC. Founded as a family-owned music publisher in 2007, the company has grown to represent over 110,000 copyrights and 26,000 master recordings with titles dating as far back as the 1920s, and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide. "
target: Blue Raincoat Music
Established in 2014 Blue Raincoat Music is an artist management company, music publishing company and record label, based in London, New York and Los Angeles. They are also home to a standalone operating record label that houses the Chrysalis Records catalog.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Warner Music Group, acquired Forza Music

synopsis: Forza Music, the Slovakian entertainment company founded in 1994 that’s home to music from the region released over four decades going back to the 1960s, has been acquired by Warner Music Group. Forza’s most noteworthy musical property comes in the form of the rights to OPUS, the state-operated record company of the former Czechoslovakia.
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, 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: Forza Music
Forza Music is a prominent Slovakian entertainment company. Forza’s most noteworthy musical property comes in the form of the rights to OPUS, the state-operated record company of the former Czechoslovakia. OPUS was privatized in 1990 and has been owned by Forza for the last 15 or so years.
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announced 6/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Carlyle Group, Ithaca Holdings LLC, will acquire Big Machine Label Group

synopsis: Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings has agreed to acquire Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group in a blockbuster deal backed by the Carlyle Group. Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group is a record label group that encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., BMLG Records, and more.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
buyer: Ithaca Holdings LLC
Ithaca Holdings is a media holding company led by SB Projects founder Scooter Braun. SB Projects is a diversified entertainment and media company. The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. "
target: Big Machine Label Group
Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group is a record label group that encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., BMLG Records, Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records and publishing company Big Machine Music.
price ($mm)
$300
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Naxos Digital Services Ltd., acquired ARC Music Productions International Limited

synopsis: Naxos Music Group, the world's leading classical music label, has acquired ARC Music Productions International, a UK-based record label and publisher in the field of world and folk music. ARC Music offers the largest selection of traditional and contemporary ethnic music from all corners of the world.
buyer: Naxos Digital Services Ltd.
Established in 1987, Naxos is the world's leading classical music label. Naxos offers over 11,000 titles that are available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of-the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. "
target: ARC Music Productions International Limited
ARC Music is a UK-based record label and publisher in the field of world and folk music. ARC Music offers the largest selection of traditional and contemporary ethnic music from all corners of the world. Their unrivalled repertoire comprises hundreds upon hundreds of albums from over 120 countries.
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closed 12/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Platoon

synopsis: Apple is building up its music business with an acquisition of a small tech startup that helps discover and develop emerging musical artists. Apple confirmed it purchased Platoon, a company that helps independent artists fund, distribute, and market their content.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$347,155.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Platoon
Platoon helps discover the very best emerging talent (musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers, designers) and provides them with the platform to create, distribute and commercialize exceptional creative work. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 10/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

BMG Rights Management GmbH, acquired World Circuit Limited

synopsis: BMG has acquired leading world music label, World Circuit Records, home to Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Touré and Orchestra Baobab. The label was founded in London in the mid-1980s by Anne Hunt and Mary Farquharson, who would regularly bring African and Latin artists over to perform in the U.K.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG offers a new digital-age service alternative to songwriters, artists and rights owners in the music industry. It is a rights management company equally representing music publishing and recording rights. "
target: World Circuit Limited
World Circuit Records is a leading world music label, home to Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Touré and Orchestra Baobab. The label was founded in London in the mid-1980s by Anne Hunt and Mary Farquharson, who would regularly bring African and Latin artists over to perform in the U.K.
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closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Concord Music, acquired Independiente Ltd

synopsis: Concord Music is proud to announce its acquisition of London-based record label Independiente Ltd. Formed in 1997, Independiente was founded by well-respected industry veteran, Andy Macdonald. Independiente is home to artists such as Travis, Embrace, So Solid Crew, Archive, Martina Topley-Bird and Paul Weller, among many others.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Independiente Ltd
Independiente is a huge hit UK-based record label company formed in 1997 by Andy Macdonald, an industry veteran. Their label's roster includes Travis, Embrace, So Solid Crew, Archive, Martina Topley-Bird, Paul Weller and more.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Deep East Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music has acquired the influential independent UK production music company Deep East Music. Deep East Music was started in London in 2007 by entrepreneurs Ciaran McNeaney and Alex Marchant.  Over the past 10 years Deep East has grown rapidly to become one of the most highly-regarded production music companies in the world.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Deep East Music
Deep East Music is an influential independent UK production music company. Unlike many production music labels who simply curate, Deep East creates its music from scratch in its own studios, informed by its worldwide client network.
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closed 6/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

AWAL UK Limited, acquired in2une Music

synopsis: AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, has acquired radio promotion and music marketing firm, in2une Music. In2une provides label services for independent labels, publishing companies and artists. They have an unparalleled track record in radio promotion and has had multiple client successes.
buyer parent: Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
buyer: AWAL UK Limited
Based in the UK, AWAL Limited offers artists music services without having to give up flexibility, ownership or control. With offices around the world, AWAL's services include global distribution, marketing and release management, A&R, funding, playlist promotion, and much more. "
target: in2une Music
In2une Music is a music coalition providing label services for independent labels, publishing companies and artists. They are a “one-stop shop” that has the tools and experience of a major label. They offer a portfolio of services for developing, launching, executing, and sustaining music marketing.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

BMG Rights Management GmbH, acquired Big Bang & Fuzz

synopsis: BMG has acquired leading Asia-Pacific production music house Big Bang & Fuzz to further expand its fast-growing BMG Production Music business unit. Big Bang & Fuzz is one of the largest independent production music companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG offers a new digital-age service alternative to songwriters, artists and rights owners in the music industry. It is a rights management company equally representing music publishing and recording rights. "
target: Big Bang & Fuzz
Big Bang & Fuzz is one of the largest independent production music companies in the Asia-Pacific region. The company focuses on sub-publishing premium international catalogues. Big Bang & Fuzz was founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1998.
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