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announced 10/10/2005 via BusinessWire

Yeahronimo Media Ventures, Inc., will acquire Lyzia BV

synopsis: Yeahronimo Media Ventures Inc., an integrated media content and service provider, announced it has signed a binding Letter of Intent for the acquisition of Lyzia BV, one of the major download services. Both companies expect to reach a final agreement within a few weeks.
buyer: Yeahronimo Media Ventures, Inc.
Commodore International Corporation is a designer, creator and full-service provider of digital media products, content and services. The company sells a complete line of portable digital media products and provides legal music and media downloads with multi-channel distribution. "
target: Lyzia BV
Lyzia is a Dutch based company focusing on DRM Solutions for the entertainment sector, providing the market with content and technical solutions thereby servicing the customer for the complete value chain.
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closed 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.
price ($mm)
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$15
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0.0x
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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 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 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

BandLab, acquired Composr

synopsis: BandLab, the first global, cloud-based platform for iOS, Android and the web where users can create, collaborate and share their music, announced that it has acquired Composr, a European-based iOS and web music-making service.
buyer parent: JamHub
buyer: BandLab
BandLab is a free, all-in-one (iOS, Android and web), cloud-based social platform that simplifies the process of making music. Its global community of musicians and fans work to create and collaborate on music, which can be shared across the global community. "
target: Composr
Composr is an iOS and web-based music collaboration app that’s all about recording music socially and collaborating with musicians all around the world.
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closed 11/28/2011 via BusinessWire

MakeMusic, Inc., acquired Recordare LLC

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

ReverbNation, acquired Sound Around

synopsis: ReverbNation, the leading Marketing and Promotion Platform for over 900,000 Musicians, Labels, Managers and Venues, has acquired Sound Around, a North Carolina mobile application development company focused on creating custom mobile applications for Bands and Musicians.
buyer parent: eMinor Inc.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 900,000 Artists, Managers, Record Labels, and Venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. "
target: Sound Around
Sound Around is a platform for bands and music artists to better connect with their fanbase by giving them a way to easily create their own iPhone App.
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closed 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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announced 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

TakeLessons, will acquire Chromatik

synopsis: TakeLessons, the leading online community for lifelong learning, announces they have entered into an agreement to acquire Chromatik, a leader in digital sheet music and music education.
buyer: TakeLessons
TakeLessons is the trusted online marketplace for finding qualified and vetted instructors. At TakeLessons, students can follow their dreams and fuel personal growth by connecting with the perfect instructor in areas ranging from music, dance and acting to foreign languages, math and photography. "
target: Chromatik
Long Beach-based Chromatik, founded in 2010, develops digital sheet music and apps for music education.
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closed 11/28/2018 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Shift Media Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has completed a majority recapitalization of and growth equity investment in Shift Media Holdings, Inc. (SHIFT), a leading provider of cloud-based media collaboration and digital asset management solutions.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: Shift Media Holdings, Inc.
SHIFT’s SaaS platform helps media and entertainment companies production houses securely create, share and collaborate on creative work at all stages of the content production lifecycle, embed visible and forensic watermarking into video and safely screen sensitive pre-release content.
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announced 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

7digital Ltd., will acquire 24-7 Entertainment

synopsis: Consolidation in the digital music space continues with the announcement that digital music services provider 7digital is acquiring its last major European competitor, 24-7 Entertainment. 24-7 Entertainment is the only digital music service provider that can offer a modular B2B music platform and that caters to all its user's needs.
buyer: 7digital Ltd. (AIM:7DIG:$15.28)
7digital's robust, scalable digital music platform and flexible APIs are used to power comprehensive music and radio services for leading consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, retailers, record labels, artists and agencies. "
target parent: Metro AG
target: 24-7 Entertainment
24-7 Entertainment is the only digital music service provider that can offer a modular B2B music platform and that caters to all needs while providing a state-of-the-art music service for customers.
price ($mm)
$2.03
rev ($mm)
$10
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0.2x
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closed 3/25/2009 via BusinessWire

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

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

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

synopsis: Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH has acquired a controlling interest in 24-7 Entertainment, Europe’s leading B2B digital distribution provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of music, music video and ringtones.
buyer: Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH
With a net revenue of 19 billion euros and a headcount of over 60,000 in 2008, Media-Saturn-Holding is Germany and Europe’s Number One consumer electronics retailers. "
target: 24-7 Entertainment
24-7 Entertainment, with offices in the UK, Germany, Spain and Denmark, is the leading B2B technology provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of music, music video and ringtones.
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closed 5/18/2017 via Forbes

Spotify Ltd, acquired Niland SAS

synopsis: Streaming music powerhouse Spotify has announced yet another acquisition, this time in the machine-learning field. The company revealed on its blog that it has acquired French startup Niland, which describes itself as “a music technology company that provides music search & discovery engines based on deep learning & machine listening algorithms.”
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: Niland SAS
Niland is a music technology company that provides music search & discovery engines based on deep learning & machine listening algorithms. Their music analysis technology is made accessible by an API, empowering catalog owners and music providers to build a new generation of intelligent music apps.
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announced 9/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Gibson Brands, will acquire CakeWalk Music

synopsis: Gibson Brands has entered into a letter of intent with Roland Corporation and Cakewalk, Inc. for Gibson to acquire Cakewalk pursuant to definitive acquisition agreements to be negotiated by the parties. Cakewalk is an international provider of software for music and sound creation.
buyer: Gibson Brands
Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, and consumer and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences by offering exceptional products with world-recognized brands. "
target parent: Roland Corporation
target: CakeWalk Music
Cakewalk is an international provider of software for music and sound creation. The company's products are used worldwide for applications including audio CD production, film/TV soundtracks, live stage sound, club remixes, computer game sound, multimedia applications, and Internet delivery.
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closed 5/1/2013 via BusinessWire

LaunchEquity Partners, LLC, acquired MakeMusic, Inc.

synopsis: LEAP Acquisition Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LaunchEquity Acquisition Partners, LLC announced the successful completion of LEAP’s tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of MakeMusic. MakeMusic, Inc. is a world leader in music technology.
buyer: LaunchEquity Partners, LLC
LaunchEquity Partners LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm invests in both public and private markets. LaunchEquity Partners LLC was founded in 2005. "
target: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology. Finale® has been the industry standard in music notation software. MakeMusic is also the creator of SmartMusic® interactive software that is transforming the way students practice.
price ($mm)[EV]
$17 [$11]*
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
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cancelled 7/16/2012 via BusinessWire

LaunchEquity Partners, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of MakeMusic, Inc.

synopsis: LaunchEquity Partners has cancelled the deal with MakeMusic, Inc. MakeMusic is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned and performed.
buyer: LaunchEquity Partners, LLC
LaunchEquity Partners, LLC is an investment company. "
target: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned and performed. Finale® has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling composers, arrangers, musicians, and others.
price ($mm)[EV]
$14 [$6]
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$17
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closed 12/30/2011 via BusinessWire

MakeMusic, Inc., acquired Garritan Corporation

synopsis: MakeMusic, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Garritan Corporation, the world’s leading provider of virtual software instruments. Under the terms of the agreement, Garritan, the world’s leading provider of software musical instruments, is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of MakeMusic.
buyer: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic, Inc. develops and markets proprietary music technology solutions under the Finale and SmartMusic brands. The company’s products provide alternatives to traditional practice, education, and composition techniques. "
target: Garritan Corporation
Garritan Corporation is the world’s leading provider of software musical instruments. Used in conjunction with music-writing software such as Finale, Garritan software libraries provide sounds so realistic they can be indistinguishable from a live performance.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.38 [$1.27]
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$1
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$0
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8.0x
closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

TikTok, acquired Jukedeck

synopsis: Jukedeck, a pioneering AI startup out of the U.K. has been acquired by hot social media music startup TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance (Toutiao). Jukedeck is developing an artificially intelligent music composer - a system that writes original music completely on its own.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: TikTok
TikTok is a leading app for short-form mobile videos. TikTok makes it easy for people to discover and make their own awesome videos by capturing funny and memorable moments to share with the world. Users can also add special effects filters, fun stickers, music, and more. "
target: Jukedeck
Jukedeck is developing an artificially intelligent music composer - a system that writes original music completely on its own. The state-of-the-art technology composes music chord by chord and note by note, giving video creators and other users an incredibly simple way of sourcing unique music.
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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 10/10/2005 via BusinessWire

Yeahronimo Media Ventures, Inc., will acquire Lyzia BV

synopsis: Yeahronimo Media Ventures Inc., an integrated media content and service provider, announced it has signed a binding Letter of Intent for the acquisition of Lyzia BV, one of the major download services. Both companies expect to reach a final agreement within a few weeks.
buyer: Yeahronimo Media Ventures, Inc.
Commodore International Corporation is a designer, creator and full-service provider of digital media products, content and services. The company sells a complete line of portable digital media products and provides legal music and media downloads with multi-channel distribution. "
target: Lyzia BV
Lyzia is a Dutch based company focusing on DRM Solutions for the entertainment sector, providing the market with content and technical solutions thereby servicing the customer for the complete value chain.
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closed 6/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
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closed 6/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Carson Dellosa Education, acquired Kids Station Toys

synopsis: Carson Dellosa Education, one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers, announced the acquisition of Kids Station Toys, a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
buyer parent: Guardian Capital Partners
buyer: Carson Dellosa Education
Carson Dellosa Education is one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers. From backpacks and back seats to teacher desks and learning centers, Carson Dellosa products can be found anywhere children learn. "
target: Kids Station Toys
Kids Station Toys is a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
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