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closed 2/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired SheetMusicPlus

synopsis: Hal Leonard Corp. has acquired music publication e-commerce site Sheet Music Plus. Sheet Music Plus operates an online sheet music store for musicians worldwide. It offers music books, music sheets, songbooks, music scores, choral sheet music, and more.
buyer parent: Seidler Equity Partners
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: SheetMusicPlus
Sheet Music Plus operates an online sheet music store for musicians worldwide. It offers music books, music sheets, songbooks, music scores, choral sheet music, and more.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Loopmasters Ltd., purchased Beatport Sounds from Beatport

synopsis: Beatport, the world’s premier digital music store for DJs, has sold its Beatport Sounds business to Loopmasters, the leading online store for sound packs and plugins. Beatport Sounds allows clients to create their own sound with royalty free loops, samples, sound effects and patches.
buyer: Loopmasters Ltd.
Loopmasters is an English sound design record label based in Brighton, England. Loopmasters release and publish sample packs on the pro-audio market and cooperate with major software and hardware vendors including Akai, Pioneer, Roland and Serato. "
seller parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
seller: Beatport
Beatport Sounds allows clients to create their own sound with royalty free loops, samples, sound effects and patches. Elevate a set in the DJ booth, refine original tracks in the studio, and get inspired everywhere else music is played.
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closed 2/16/2010 via PR Newswire

Moppet Management, acquired Harmony Online

synopsis: Harmony Online has been sold to Mike and Mary Dirr, owners of Moppet Management, Louisville, Kentucky. The Web-based business sells piano benches, musical instruments, music stands and cabinets, sheet music, stage lighting, and supplies to maintain instruments such as covers, oils, and polishes.
buyer: Moppet Management
Moppet Mangement located in Louisville, KY is owned by Mike and Mary Dirr. "
target: Harmony Online
Harmony Online in an online music supplies company that sells piano benches, musical instruments, music stands and cabinets, sheet music, stage lighting, and instrument maintenance supplies.
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closed 2/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired SheetMusicPlus

synopsis: Hal Leonard Corp. has acquired music publication e-commerce site Sheet Music Plus. Sheet Music Plus operates an online sheet music store for musicians worldwide. It offers music books, music sheets, songbooks, music scores, choral sheet music, and more.
buyer parent: Seidler Equity Partners
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: SheetMusicPlus
Sheet Music Plus operates an online sheet music store for musicians worldwide. It offers music books, music sheets, songbooks, music scores, choral sheet music, and more.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rowman & Littlefield, purchased Certain Trade Imprints and Trade Titles from Hal Leonard Corporation

synopsis: Rowman & Littlefield has acquired certain trade imprints from the Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. The trade imprints include Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; Amadeus Press; Backbeat Books; and Limelight Editions. The titles are titles are aimed at aspiring and professional musicians, producers, actors and pop culture fans.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., is one of the largest and fastest growing independent publishers and distributors in North America. The company publishes under a dozen different imprints in virtually all fields in the humanities and social sciences, and more. "
seller parent: Seidler Equity Partners
seller: Hal Leonard Corporation
The certain trade imprints of Hal Leonard include Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; Amadeus Press; Backbeat Books; and Limelight Editions. The 3,200 active titles are aimed at aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors, and fans of pop culture.
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closed 9/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired Groove 3

synopsis: Hal Leonard, the world's largest publisher of music performance and instructional materials, has acquired Groove3, a leading website specializing in music technology tutorial videos. Since 2003, Groove3 has been a trusted website for musicians who need to learn about the latest music technology.
buyer parent: Seidler Equity Partners
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists. "
target: Groove 3
Groove3 is a leading website specializing in music technology tutorial videos. Since 2003, Groove3 has been a trusted website for musicians who need to learn about the latest music technology.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hal Leonard Corporation, purchased Printed Music and Retail Division from Music Sales Group Limited

synopsis: Milwaukee-based worldwide music print publisher Hal Leonard LLC has announced the purchase of the physical and online printed music businesses of global independent music publisher The Music Sales Group. The assets also include a chain of 11 music shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
buyer parent: Seidler Equity Partners
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists. "
seller: Music Sales Group Limited
The Printed Music and Retail Division of The Music Sales Group are comprised of physical and online printed music businesses which sell sheet music. It also includes a chain of 11 music shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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closed 2/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired SheetMusicPlus

synopsis: Hal Leonard Corp. has acquired music publication e-commerce site Sheet Music Plus. Sheet Music Plus operates an online sheet music store for musicians worldwide. It offers music books, music sheets, songbooks, music scores, choral sheet music, and more.
buyer parent: Seidler Equity Partners
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: SheetMusicPlus
Sheet Music Plus operates an online sheet music store for musicians worldwide. It offers music books, music sheets, songbooks, music scores, choral sheet music, and more.
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closed 6/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Seidler Equity Partners, acquired Hal Leonard Corporation

synopsis: Hal Leonard, the world's largest producer of music performance and music educational publications, announced that Seidler Equity Partners, a private investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company. Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company and the largest sheet music publisher in the world.
buyer: Seidler Equity Partners
Seidler Equity Partners is a private investment firm that partners with company owners and management teams to help them achieve their strategic vision to expand their businesses. Their tradition of thoughtful, flexible capital solutions began with their origin as a family office in the early 1990s."
target: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired Music Minus One

synopsis: Hal Leonard Corp. said that it has purchased Music Minus One, a producer of play-along recordings with a library of more than 1,100 titles. Music Minus One offers close to nine hundred albums, devoted to classical, chamber music, opera, lieder, popular, through the Romantic and Classical periods in music.
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is the world's largest educational music publisher, with the #1 methods for learning guitar (the Hal Leonard Guitar Method), piano (the Faber Piano Method), and school music instruments, plus publications for learning virtually every instrument imaginable. "
target: Music Minus One
Music Minus One offers close to nine hundred albums, devoted to classical, chamber music, opera, lieder, popular , jazz and religious music from all times and periods, from the Baroque, through the Romantic and Classical periods in music.
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closed 5/1/2015 via Company Press Release

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired Tunessence

synopsis: The Hal Leonard Corporation, the world's largest music print publisher and e-content provider, has announced that it has acquired Tunessence. Tunessence operates a web-based platform for interactive music lessons. The software synchronizes audio and video assets with music notation, providing a follow-along marker, looping, and tempo control.
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: Tunessence
Tunessence is the most fun and effective way to learn to play guitar online. Their software listens to users play and provides note-by-note feedback, guiding them through their favorite songs.
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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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Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired BackBeat Books

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that its US-based subsidiary CMP Technology has sold BackBeat Books, a portfolio of non-core music enthusiast book titles, to Hal Leonard Corporation for a total cash consideration of $2.2m.
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 parent: United Business Media PLC
target: BackBeat Books
Since 1991 Backbeat Books (originally Miller Freeman Books) has published the best books for readers who are passionate about music, whether as performers or avid fans.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hal Leonard Corporation, purchased Printed Music and Retail Division from Music Sales Group Limited

synopsis: Milwaukee-based worldwide music print publisher Hal Leonard LLC has announced the purchase of the physical and online printed music businesses of global independent music publisher The Music Sales Group. The assets also include a chain of 11 music shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
buyer parent: Seidler Equity Partners
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists. "
seller: Music Sales Group Limited
The Printed Music and Retail Division of The Music Sales Group are comprised of physical and online printed music businesses which sell sheet music. It also includes a chain of 11 music shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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closed 6/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Seidler Equity Partners, acquired Hal Leonard Corporation

synopsis: Hal Leonard, the world's largest producer of music performance and music educational publications, announced that Seidler Equity Partners, a private investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in the company. Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company and the largest sheet music publisher in the world.
buyer: Seidler Equity Partners
Seidler Equity Partners is a private investment firm that partners with company owners and management teams to help them achieve their strategic vision to expand their businesses. Their tradition of thoughtful, flexible capital solutions began with their origin as a family office in the early 1990s."
target: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists.
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closed 10/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Warner Music Group, acquired ShareMyPlaylists.com Limited

synopsis: UK startup ShareMyPlaylists, which runs Spotify playlists sharing platform Playlists.net, has been acquired by American recording giant Warner Music Group. Playlists.net has carved a niche for itself in the online music space, becoming known as the preeminent go-to for those wishing to share and explore Spotify playlists.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
target: ShareMyPlaylists.com Limited
Playlists.net is a resource for Spotify users to share and explore Spotify Playlists. The site is a free resource for music fans the world over.
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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 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Lorenz Corporation, acquired Word Music and Church Resources

synopsis: The Lorenz Corporation is pleased to announce that effective immediately, they have acquired the print music company WMCR LLC (Word Music & Church Resources). WMCR provides printed music, accompaniment tracks, and other worship resources to churches and consumers for use in personal and corporate worship, missions, education, and beyond.
buyer: Lorenz Corporation
The Lorenz Corporation is a music publishing, printing, and distribution company whose seven active imprints release more than 500 publications yearly for choral, keyboard, handbell, and instrumental musicians of a variety of worship traditions. "
target: Word Music and Church Resources
Word Music & Church Resources was established to serve the church through utilization of the notable catalog of songs, songwriters, and artists of Word Entertainment. WMCR is among the leading companies providing evangelical church printed music and other products in the world.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired We Are Hunted

synopsis: Twitter acquired the music discovery service We Are Hunted and is using its technology to build a standalone music app. We Are Hunted is a San Francisco based software company that has developed proprietary search technology which continuously scans the Internet to identify the hottest new music in the world.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$4,799.30)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. "
target: We Are Hunted
We Are Hunted is a San Francisco based software company that has developed proprietary search technology which continuously scans the Internet to identify the hottest new music in the world.
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closed 1/25/2012 via PE Hub

Spirit Music Group, acquired Pete Townshend Music Catalog

synopsis: Spirit Music Group, one of the world’s leading independent music publishers, has purchased Pete Townshend’s interest in his entire song catalog and has partnered with the legendary rocker in its global promotion. The landmark deal includes rights to five decades of music written for The Who and a series of acclaimed solo albums.
buyer parent: Pegasus Capital Advisors, L. P.
buyer: Spirit Music Group
Spirit Music Group, founded in 1995, is one of the world’s leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 40,000 songs spanning 7 decades and every musical genre. "
target: Pete Townshend Music Catalog
Pete Townshend’s Music Catalog includes five decades of music written for The Who, one of the most dynamic and influential rock bands of all time, and a series of acclaimed solo albums. The career-spanning collection includes more than 30 charted singles.
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closed 8/1/2007 via PR Newswire

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, acquired Famous Music Corporation

synopsis: Sony/ATV Music Publishing today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Famous Music LLC from Viacom, which was originally announced on May 30, 2007.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers over 400,000 copyrights. It is not part of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment venture. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: Famous Music Corporation
The Famous Music catalogue includes 125,000 songs and sound cues. The catalogue, founded originally to publish music from "talking pictures," also includes the widely recognizable movie themes from Braveheart, The Godfather, Forrest Gump, and the "Axel F" theme from Beverly Hills Cop.
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closed 4/17/2007 via PR Newswire

Sony/A.T.V. Music Publishing Nashville, purchased The Leiber and Stoller Catalogue from Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing

synopsis: Sony/ATV Music Publishing today announced that it has acquired the legendary catalogue of award-winning songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/A.T.V. Music Publishing Nashville
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers over 400,000 copyrights. It is not part of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment venture. "
seller: Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing
Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing is a full operational publishing company with components such as licensing, royalties, copyright, and creative business affairs. Leiber & Stoller Music consists of four entities: Jerry Leiber Music, Mike Stoller Music, Trio Music, and Quartet Music.
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closed 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

Digital Music Group, Inc., acquired Green Linnet Records

synopsis: Digital Music Group, Inc., a content owner and distributor of digital music recordings focused on past-hits, out-of-print, back catalog, and independent label recordings, today announced completion of the acquisition of Green Linnet Records, a leading Celtic music label, and its affiliated World music label, Xenophile.
buyer: Digital Music Group, Inc. (DMGI:$0.00)
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. is focused on helping consumers worldwide to experience more music, in more ways. "
target: Green Linnet Records
Founded over 30 years ago, Green Linnet has been the home to many Celtic artists worldwide.
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
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: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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closed 11/8/2012 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Trade & Reference Division, purchased Culinary, Reference, and CliffsNotes Lines from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that its Trade & Reference division has acquired the assets of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.’s culinary portfolio, in addition to classic reference titles Webster’s New World Dictionary and CliffsNotes.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Trade & Reference Division
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Trade and Reference Division publishes some of the most renowned novels, non-fiction, children’s books and reference works in hardcover, trade paperbacks, ebooks and mobile apps. "
seller: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace.
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closed 11/9/2011 via PR Newswire

RLJ Equity Partners, acquired Media Source, Inc.

synopsis: RLJ Equity Partners has acquired Media Source, Inc., the parent company of three businesses that promote and sell children's books and a variety of services and products geared toward the library industry, including book collection development, magazine subscriptions, book reviews, websites, webinars, and conferences.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: RLJ Equity Partners
RLJ Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on generating long-term capital appreciation by investing in profitable and growing businesses led by strong management teams. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Media Source, Inc.
Media Source, Inc. is a publisher and distributor of content about children's books. Media Source, with headquarters just outside Columbus, Ohio, is the parent company of Junior Library Guild, The Horn Book Inc., School Library Journal, Library Journal, and Library Hotline.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paste Media Group LLC, acquired NoiseTrade

synopsis: Paste Media Group, a digital music and entertainment magazine, has acquired NoiseTrade from PledgeMusic, the world’s leading online, direct-to-fan music platform. NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data.
buyer parent: Wolfgang's Vault LLC
buyer: Paste Media Group LLC
Paste is a digital music and entertainment magazine. Paste is the premier pop culture destination for discerning readers who prize substance and authenticity. Paste prides itself on great writing about Music, Movies, TV, Comedy, Games, Books, Comics, Drinks and Politics. "
target parent: PledgeMusic
target: NoiseTrade
NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data, while offering advertisers a platform for reaching a highly engaged, targeted audience.
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announced 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

PledgeMusic, will acquire NoiseTrade

synopsis: PledgeMusic, the leading global next generation direct-to-fan e-commerce platform, announced that it will acquire NoiseTrade. NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data.
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: NoiseTrade
NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data, while offering advertisers a platform for reaching a highly engaged, targeted audience.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired PropertyOfZack

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of PropertyOfZack. PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: PropertyOfZack
PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
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closed 4/14/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Idolator

synopsis: Buzznet, the web's leading social media company has acquired Idolator from Gawker Media. Through the acquisition of Idolator, Buzznet will be adding one of the most respected and innovative voices to its music community.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target parent: Gawker Media
target: Idolator
Idolator is the web's second most popular music blog, providing insightful commentary on all aspects of music, including highly regarded music reviews and recommendations.
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closed 4/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Stereogum

synopsis: Buzznet, the leading social music community has completed the acquisition of the acclaimed music blog Stereogum. Already the top destination for pop-punk and alternative rock fans and artists, the deal complements Buzznet's further expansion into additional music genres.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target: Stereogum
Stereogum.com, founded by Scott Lapatine, is a blog devoted exclusively to music. Our constantly growing collection of new and exclusive MP3s are free and legal, so download away. We have a tips line (tips at stereogum dot com) that you may use to get in touch with the entire editorial staff.
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closed 3/11/2008 via PR Newswire

3Bill Mobile Billing, acquired Faces.com

synopsis: 3BILL, the mobile division of Symbios Group, has acquired leading social network platform - http://www.faces.com. The acquisition includes all of the assets owned by the company, transfer of the lucrative domain http://www.faces.com, user base and the intellectual property operating the platform.
buyer parent: Symbios Group
buyer: 3Bill Mobile Billing
3Bill is a wholly owned subsidiary of Symbios Group. Symbios Group has been developing high quality applications for the internet and mobile phones since 2000. "
target: Faces.com
Faces.com offers social networking with a focus on music, blogging and photos. The site is designed to allow members to view each others profiles, communicate with old friends and meet new acquaintances. Users can share photos, blog, display classified advertisements and express their interests.
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Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired BackBeat Books

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that its US-based subsidiary CMP Technology has sold BackBeat Books, a portfolio of non-core music enthusiast book titles, to Hal Leonard Corporation for a total cash consideration of $2.2m.
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is the world leader in the music print industry. The company produces sheet music, songbooks, and method book/CD packs for all instruments, band and choral arrangements, reference books, instructional DVDs and videos, CD-ROMs, music software, and children's music products. "
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: BackBeat Books
Since 1991 Backbeat Books (originally Miller Freeman Books) has published the best books for readers who are passionate about music, whether as performers or avid fans.
price ($mm)
$2.20
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