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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 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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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 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:$9,696.50)
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 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 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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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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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 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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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 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Veeps

synopsis: Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Veeps, a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams and events. The platform allows fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
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: Veeps
Veeps is a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams, tours, and events. The platform allows music fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
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closed 7/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Next Big Sound

synopsis: Pandora, the leading Internet radio service, has acquired Next Big Sound, the leading provider of online music analytics. This acquisition provides Pandora with a powerful analytics tool used by tens of thousands of music makers, labels and marketers looking for data and insights about artists and their fans.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora, the leading internet radio service, gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through a wide variety of connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" – a favorite artist, song or genre. "
target: Next Big Sound
Next Big Sound is the leading provider of online music analytics and insights tracking hundreds of thousands of artists around the world. Next Big Sound gathers social, sales and streaming data into one central platform.
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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 8/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC, acquired Heavy Hitters Music Group LLC

synopsis: Stax Records veteran David Porter’s Made in Memphis Entertainment (MIME) has acquired Heavy Hitters Music Group. MIME confirmed the acquisition of Heavy Hitters, a Glendale, Calif.-based company that specializes in synchronization and licensing of music for film, TV and advertising.
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: Heavy Hitters Music Group LLC
Heavy Hitters Music has been a lead provider of vocal and instrumental songs serving the Film, TV and Advertising industry since 1992. It is one of the first catalogs assembled specifically for the purpose of providing great indie songs that "work to picture."
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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 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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closed 6/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Reservoir Media Management, Inc., acquired Tommy Boy Music

synopsis: Reservoir has acquired legendary independent Hip-Hop and Electronic record label Tommy Boy Music. The label is credited with helping and launching the music careers of Queen Latifah, Afrika Bambaataa, Digital Underground, Coolio, De La Soul, House of Pain, Naughty By Nature, and Force MDs.
buyer: Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Reservoir is an independent music company based in New York City. Founded as a family-owned music publisher in 2007, the company has grown to represent over 130,000 copyrights and 30,000 master recordings with titles dating as far back as 1900, and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide. "
target: Tommy Boy Music
Tommy Boy Entertainment is an American independent record label and multimedia brand founded in 1981. The label is credited with helping and launching the music careers of Queen Latifah, Afrika Bambaataa, Digital Underground, Coolio, De La Soul, House of Pain, Naughty By Nature, and Force MDs.
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closed 6/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Lavish Entertainment, Inc., acquired Syndicate Bass Records, LLC

synopsis: Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc. announced that Lavish Entertainment, Inc. has acquired Syndicate Bass Records, LLC. Based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, Syndicate Bass Records is a label collection curated by individuals who strongly believe in the impact of the Bass Music scene around the world.
buyer parent: Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc.
buyer: Lavish Entertainment, Inc.
Lavish Entertainment, Inc., dba EpicRaves, is an established concert production Company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company has helped successfully organize some of the most exciting Electronic Dance Music events in Las Vegas. "
target: Syndicate Bass Records, LLC
Based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, Syndicate Bass Records is a label collection curated by individuals who strongly believe in the impact of the Bass Music scene around the world. The Company strives to feature some of the most groundbreaking and undiscovered talent in Bass Music.
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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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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.
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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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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Secretly Group, acquired Ghostly International

synopsis: Secretly Group, a family of independent record labels, has acquired Ghostly International, a record label that embodies music of electronic methods and humanistic aims. Ghostly aims to promote great artists and bring forward work of individuality, beauty and quality to fans. Their artists include Matthew Dear, Tycho, Galcher Lustwerk, and more.
buyer: Secretly Group
Secretly Group is a family of independent record labels. Secretly provides a personalized music publishing service to a talented and diverse roster of producers, composers and songwriters. The group is comprised of Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, and Dead Oceans. "
target: Ghostly International
Ghostly International is an independent record label that embodies music of electronic methods and humanistic aims. Ghostly aims to promote great artists and bring forward work of individuality, beauty and quality to fans. Their artists include Matthew Dear, Tycho, Galcher Lustwerk, and more.
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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 5/27/2020 via Forbes

Big Hit Entertainment, acquired Pledis Entertainment

synopsis: Big Hit Entertainment, a South Korean entertainment company and home to BTS and TXT, has become the largest shareholder of Pledis Entertainment, a major record label and comprehensive entertainment agency in Korea which houses K-pop boy bands Seventeen and NU’EST.
buyer: Big Hit Entertainment
Big Hit Entertainment, Co. is a South Korean entertainment company established in 2005 by Bang Si-hyuk. It currently manages soloist Lee Hyun and idol groups BTS and TXT. "
target: Pledis Entertainment
PLEDIS is a major record label and comprehensive entertainment agency in Korea whose name is inspired by the Pleiades, a star cluster in the constellation Taurus. The business philosophy of PLEDIS is to nurture K-Pop idol stars-in-training to become the most luminous stars of K-Pop.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Smithsonian Folkways Recording, acquired Western Jubilee Recording Company

synopsis: Smithsonian Folkways Records has acquired Western Jubilee Recording Company (WJRC), a record label focusing on cowboy music and poetry. WJRC has released over 75 albums from a roster that includes acoustic bluegrass legend Norman Blake, yodeling Country-Western balladeer Don Edwards, singer-songwriter Katy Moffatt, and cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell.
buyer parent: Smithsonian Institution
buyer: Smithsonian Folkways Recording
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution. The label is dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound. "
target: Western Jubilee Recording Company
The Western Jubilee Recording Company (WJRC) is a record label focusing on cowboy music and poetry. WJRC has released acclaimed albums by Norman Blake, Waddie Mitchell, Sons of the San Joaquin, Don Edwards, Katy Moffat, and more.
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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.
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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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closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Victory Records

synopsis: Growing indie powerhouse Concord Music has acquired Victory Records, the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. As part of the deal, Concord has also acquired Brummel's Another Victory Publishing catalog.
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: Victory Records
Victory Records is the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. It also operates a music publishing company called "Another Victory, Inc." and is the distributor of several smaller independent record labels. It has featured many prominent post-hardcore and metalcore artists.
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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 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Masterworks, acquired Milan Records

synopsis: Milan Records, one of the leading soundtrack labels, has been acquired by Sony Music Masterworks. Sony Music Masterworks also acquired Jade, Milan’s sister label, which has roughly 500 classical and liturgical albums in its catalog.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Masterworks
Sony Music Masterworks (better known as Sony Masterworks) is a record label, the result of a restructuring of Sony Music's classical music division. "
target: Milan Records
Milan Records is a record label located in Los Angeles, California specializing in film scores and soundtrack albums. Jade, Milan’s sister label, has roughly 500 classical and liturgical albums in its 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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closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Warner Music Group, acquired First Night Records

synopsis: Warner Music Group has acquired First Night Records, an independent record label for West End and Broadway musical theatre cast recordings. First Night Records was founded in 1984 with their recording of “Singin’ in the Rain.”
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: First Night Records
First Night Records is an independent record label for West End and Broadway musical theatre cast recordings. First Night Records was founded in 1984 with their recording of “Singin’ in the Rain.”
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