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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 3/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Amer Samad, acquired Original Source Music

synopsis: Amer Samad has acquired Original Source Entertainment, a music catalog that is committed to provide the best music from among the most talented artists in the world to the television and film industry. Users can license music from the best up & coming artists & original bands.
buyer: Amer Samad
Amer Samad is the founder of Samad Holdings & Construction Corp., a real estate development company based in Buffalo, New York that specializes in single-family residential and multi-family development in the United States and Canada. "
target: Original Source Music
Original Source Music is committed to provide the best music from among the most talented artists in the world to the television and film industry. Users can license music from the best up & coming artists & original bands.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

SESAC, Inc., acquired Rumblefish, Inc.

synopsis: Performing rights organization, SESAC, has acquired Rumblefish, Inc. Rumblefish will operate as an independent subsidiary of SESAC. Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights. They built a system to connect amazing music with video creators, amateurs and professionals alike.
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announced 9/12/2011 via BusinessWire

BMG Rights Management GmbH, will acquire Bug Music, Inc.

synopsis: BMG Rights Management (BMG) announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which BMG will acquire Bug Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Bug Music, Inc. Founded in 1975, Bug Music is a leading independent music publisher that owns and/or manages copyrights, including evergreen classics and contemporary hits.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG Rights Management focuses on comprehensive and competent management of music rights. The company covers the entire range of rights administration and places the needs of songwriters and performing artists at the core of its business model. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Bug Music, Inc.
Bug Music is a leading independent music publisher. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Bug Music owns and/or manages copyrights, including evergreen classics and contemporary hits such as "Fever", "What a Wonderful World", and "I Walk the Line".
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closed 3/23/2007 via Company Press Release

MAMA Group plc, acquired Pollination Music Limited

synopsis: Music and marketing group MAMA Group PLC said it purchased a 75 pct stake in music publishing company Pollination Music Ltd for 140,000 stg cash.
buyer: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines. "
target: Pollination Music Limited
Pollination Music acts as exclusive worldwide publisher of a number of writers including Tore Johansson, the producer of multi-million selling albums by Franz Ferdinand and The Cardigans.
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announced 9/6/2006 via AP - Associated Press

Universal Music Group, will acquire BMG Music Publishing Group

synopsis: Vivendi agreed Wednesday to pay $2.09 billion to acquire the BMG Music Publishing Group from media company Bertelsmann in a deal that will give the French company the world's largest music publishing catalog and songs by artists such as Coldplay and Robbie Williams.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group (:$8,384.11)
Universal Music Group, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of recorded music. It also engages in the business of music publishing. Universal Music Group markets its recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees in various countries. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BMG Music Publishing Group
BMG Music Publishing helps songwriters to develop their own style and to market their compositions appropriately – to record labels, film studios, TV and multimedia producers, to radio stations and advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
$2,090
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$475
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$104
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closed 5/29/2007 via Thomson Financial

Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited, acquired Air Edel Associates Ltd.

synopsis: Music group Sanctuary Group PLC said it has sold its stakes in Air Edel Associates Ltd and Air Edel Recording Studios Ltd to Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Ltd for 497,958 stg in cash.
buyer: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited is based in London, England. "
target parent: The Sanctuary Group plc
target: Air Edel Associates Ltd.
AIR-EDEL is one of the world's leading music companies, representing composers, arrangers, music editors and music supervisors world-wide. Air-Edel offers full music supervision and production services for feature film, television, commercial and video game projects.
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closed 11/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Zoomoozik LLC, purchased music assets; artist contracts, music licensing agreements and the music library from The Chilmark Entertainment Group

synopsis: Chilmark Entertainment Group Inc, announced that it has sold all of the Company's music assets, which include artist contracts, music licensing agreements and the Company's music library. The assets were purchased for 10% of the ownership of Zoomoozik, LLC.
buyer: Zoomoozik LLC
Zoomoozik is one of the first all digital record labels and is approaching the music industry with a unique and different focus. Zoomoozik, LLC is in the process of completing an IPO which they anticipate occurring in the 2nd quarter of 2007. "
seller: The Chilmark Entertainment Group
Chilmark Entertainment Group is designed to meet the challenges of the music and entertainment industry.
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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 6/3/2010 via BNC Analysis

BMG Rights Management, acquired Adage IV

synopsis: BMG Rights Management is once again expanding its international reach, with the acquisition of the catalog of U.S. publisher Adage IV. The catalog contains songs recorded by artists including John Mayer, Ray Charles, Rob Thomas, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley, Frankie Lymon, The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management
BMG Rights Management offers performing artists and songwriters from all over Europe a state-of-the-art and comprehensive management of their music rights. "
target: Adage IV
Adage IV is a catalog with rights to such classics as "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" and "I Don't Need No Doctor". The calalog, which had about 500 titles, including songs by John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley and The Beach Boys.
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announced 3/26/2010 via Company Press Release

BMG Rights Management, will acquire Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.

synopsis: BMG Rights Management (BMG) and Cherry Lane Music Publishing have entered into a Definitive Agreement under which BMG has agreed to acquire Cherry Lane.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management
BMG Rights Management offers performing artists and songwriters from all over Europe a state-of-the-art and comprehensive management of their music rights. "
target: Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.
Cherry Lane oversees an extensive catalogue of legendary songs from Elvis Presley, John Denver, Quincy Jones and Ashford & Simpson, to more recent Billboard chart-toppers including the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Wolfmother.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Alter K, acquired Creaminal

synopsis: Alter K, an Independent boutique-size music publishing company based in Paris, has acquired Creaminal. Since 2004, Paris-based Creaminal's multi-awarded team has been providing expertise in music supervision for Feature Films, TV Series, Advertising and Video Games.
buyer: Alter K
Alter K is an Independent boutique-size music publishing company based in Paris, established in 2007. Their team is comprised of four experienced music publishing professionals dedicated to creative rights management. "
target: Creaminal
Since 2004, Paris-based Creaminal's multi-awarded team has been providing expertise in music supervision for Feature Films, TV Series, Advertising and Video Games. As music supervisors, their expertise takes into consideration artistic, economical, legal and technical objectives.
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closed 3/31/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Colopl Inc, acquired Mages

synopsis: Colopl, a Japanese developer that specializes in location-based mobile games, has acquired Mages, a Japanese video game developer and record label. With a strong focus on visual novels, Mages has developed and published several well-received IPs including the Phantom Breaker series and Steins;Gate.
buyer: Colopl Inc (TSE:3668:$413.05)
Colopl is a Japanese developer that specializes in location-based mobile games. Colopl develops enjoyable games to make people's everyday lives richer. Their portfolio of mobile games include White Cat Project, Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz, Titan Slayer II, and more. "
target: Mages
Mages is a Japanese video game developer and record label. With a strong focus on visual novels, Mages has developed and published several well-received IPs including the Phantom Breaker series and Steins;Gate. The company has also produced music for various video game and anime projects.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited from the Cutting Edge Group. CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target parent: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
target: Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited
Established in 2009, CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. CORD’s services include music strategy, supervision, composition, sonic branding and talent management. Established in 2015, Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
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closed 7/10/2013 via Company Press Release

FingerPaint Marketing, acquired Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Fingerpaint has acquired Cotton Hill, an Albany company that provides full-service audio and video production. Cotton Hill has helped create sound and video for national and regional clientele across multiple industries including education, banking, legal, entertainment, healthcare and tourism.
buyer: Fingerpaint Marketing
Fingerpaint Marketing is a strategic and creative advertising agency. Their services include strategic planning, brand development, and more for industries including automotive, banking, B2B, fashion, education, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. "
target: Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.
Cotton Hill is a 25-year-old full-service audio and video production company based in Albany, NY. Cotton Hill is an expert in producing radio and television commercials providing both video and audio services. They also have extensive experience in audio post-production for film, web and television.
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closed 12/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Net Music Makers, acquired My Virtual Band

synopsis: Net Music Makers announced the acquisition of My Virtual Band. The two sites will be consolidated and re-launched in early 2007 to create a leading social networking website for musicians and fans. The site becomes property of privately-held House of Hansen Productions, LLC, a digital music entertainment company.
buyer: Net Music Makers
Net Music Makers.com ("NMM") is an online collaborative music website, in the process of rolling out a suite of interactive Web 2.0 musician services that will revolutionize music-making. The new site provides a 360-degree music-making experience, including a 24x7 virtual studio. "
target: My Virtual Band
MyVirtualBand.com is taking the concept of "open source" music to the next level. MyVirtualBand.com projects are created from the ground up as open source, continually evolving songs.
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Digital Music Group, Inc., acquired Digital Musicworks International Inc.

synopsis: On February 7, 2006, the Company acquired Digital Musicworks International, Inc., a company focused on acquiring or licensing digital rights to catalogs of music recordings, and certain digital distribution assets of Rio Bravo Entertainment LLC, doing business as Psychobaby.
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: Digital Musicworks International Inc.
Digital Musicworks International, Inc. (DMI) is the world's first digital, next-generation record label focused on delivering significantly more value to artists by building upon and embracing the digital download format.
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

synopsis: Keywords Studios has announced the acquisition of Jinglebell Communications. Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Jinglebell Communications
Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Abbey Road Institute Australia Pty Ltd, acquired Studios 301 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: The legendary recording house Abbey Road Studios has acquired Studios 301 through Abbey Road Institute. Studios 301 was established in 1926 and is the longest running professional recording studio in Australia. It regularly works with acts such as Muse, Kanye West, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Matt Corby, and Lady Gaga.
buyer: Abbey Road Institute Australia Pty Ltd
Abbey Road Institute is part of Abbey Road Studios, an icon in the music industry since 1931. They offer a fast paced 12 month course that concentrates on 3 main areas: audio engineering and acoustics, music theory and production, management and music business. "
target: Studios 301 Pty Ltd.
Studios 301 was established in 1926 and is the longest running professional recording studio in Australia. They regularly work with acts such as Muse, Kanye West, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Matt Corby, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Powderfinger, Bluejuice and Xavier Rudd.
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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 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 9/27/2022 via Company Press Release

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired TM Ventures

synopsis: Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, has acquired a majority stake TM Ventures, one of India’s leading music and entertainment companies. TM Ventures is a group of companies representing a roster across music, comedy, TV and film that includes some of the country’s biggest talents.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc. (:$8,384.11)
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. "
target: TM Ventures
TM Ventures is one of India’s leading music and entertainment companies. TM Ventures is comprised of TM Talent Management, Entertainment Consultant, Music Plus, and Create and Collab. The group represents a roster across music, comedy, TV and film that includes some of the country’s biggest talents.
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announced 6/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Symphonic Distribution, Inc., will acquire Higher Reign Music Group

synopsis: Tampa-based Symphonic Distribution has entered into a strategic merger with a Canadian music distribution firm, Higher Reign Music Distribution (HRMD). The HRMD executives will oversee Symphonic's operations in Canada, leading the business and building its team.
buyer: Symphonic Distribution, Inc.
Headquartered in sunny Tampa, Florida with footprints in major music markets across the USA and Worldwide (Africa, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Spain), Symphonic is one of the leading independent music distribution and marketing companies in the industry. "
target: Higher Reign Music Group
Higher Reign Music Group has become the new benchmark in the Canadian music industry as a dynamic and trending record company, regrouping a variety of hard-hitting record labels from different backgrounds, markets and genres under one unique and powerful banner.
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closed 5/25/2022 via Company Press Release

San Francisco Conservatory Of Music, acquired PENTATONE

synopsis: The San Francisco Conservatory of Music announced that it is the new home of PENTATONE, a partnership that will enable students, artists, and the public to benefit from the combined resources of a leading conservatory and a legendary label.
buyer: San Francisco Conservatory Of Music
More than any other world-class conservatory, the San Francisco Conservatory Of Music focuses on educating the whole person, with an interconnected curriculum that breaks down barriers between the intellectual, artist, professional, and individual. "
target: PENTATONE
PENTATONE is a label that keeps pushing boundaries by producing the highest quality recordings, embracing the most modern technologies and staying on top of digital trends.
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closed 12/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Warner Music Group, acquired 300 Entertainment

synopsis: Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced the acquisition of 300 Entertainment, one of the world’s most successful and influential independent music companies. 300’s artists include top-charting, multi-platinum stars such as Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Gunna, Fetty Wap, Highly Suspect, Mary J. Blige, and many others.
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, 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: 300 Entertainment
300 Entertainment is one of the world’s most successful and influential independent music companies. 300’s artists include top-charting, multi-platinum stars such as Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Gunna, Fetty Wap, Highly Suspect, Mary J. Blige, and many others.
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closed 11/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Believe, acquired Think Music, Inc.

synopsis: Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies, strengthens its leadership in the fast-growing Indian market with the acquisition of Think Music, one of the leading in South India based music labels.
buyer: Believe
Believe is one of the world’s leading digital music companies. Believe’s mission is to develop independent artists and labels in the digital world by providing them the solutions they need to grow their audience at each stage of their career and development. "
target: Think Music, Inc.
Think Music is a leading music label in the South India market, founded by Mr. Swaroop Reddy and Mr. Kiran Reddy, who have an extremely strong experience within the South Indian Media & Entertainment industry with deep routed relationships across the value chain.
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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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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. (RSVR:$94.30)
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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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 (WMG:$5,301.00)
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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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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$430
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closed 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Orchard, acquired Human Re-Sources

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

Cinq Music, acquired Beluga Heights Records

synopsis: Cinq Music Group, the tech-driven indie record label, distribution, and rights management company, has acquired record label Beluga Heights, a joint venture between JR Rotem and Warner Records. Part of the deal includes the Jason Derulo catalog, as Derulo was an artist on Beluga Heights/Warner records.
buyer parent: GoDigital Media Group
buyer: Cinq Music
Cinq Music is a technology-driven record label, distribution, and rights management company. Cinq’s repertoire has won Grammy awards, dozens of Gold and Platinum RIAA certifications, and numerous number one chart positions on a variety of Billboard charts. "
target parent: Warner Music Group
target: Beluga Heights Records
Beluga Heights Records is a joint venture between founder J.R. Rotem and Warner Records. Founded in 2006, the label is known for working with top musical artists such as Rihanna and Leona Lewis, as well as discovering and developing new acts like Sean Kingston and Jason Derülo.
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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 (KOSE:A352820:$885.70)
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:$0.02)
Valiant Eagle, Inc. is a corporation focused on the energizing of entertainment in television, the Internet, and social media. VE aims to achieve advances in those media through content featuring Music, Sports, Entertainment, and, with respect to the millennial generation, through Technology. "
target: Franchise X Entertainment
Franchise X Entertainment LLC operates as a record label and artist management company. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.
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Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$8,384.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,598.15
EBIT ($mm)
$1,392.09
Net Income ($mm)
$873.51
Employees
9360
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Ticker: WMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Warner Music Group
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,301.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$912.00
EBIT ($mm)
$606.00
Net Income ($mm)
$304.00
Employees
5900
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Ticker: TSE:7860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
$142.73
Net Income ($mm)
$74.49
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Ticker: KOSE:A352820
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hybe Corporation
Hybe Corporation
Hybe is a multinational entertainment company in South Korea focused on K-pop music. Hybe operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company. Their artists include Lee Hyun, BTS, Tomorrow X Together, Bumzu, Seventeen, fromis_9, and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$885.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$192.48
EBIT ($mm)
$133.74
Net Income ($mm)
$96.47
Employees
662
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A122870
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YG Family
YG Family
YG Family has been at the forefront of the popularization of hip-hop music in Korea. From its inception, YG Entertainment has been the birthplace of some of Korea’s most popular artists, from YG’s earlier artists such as JINUSEAN and 1TYM, to the immensely successful current acts, BIGBANG and 2NE1.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$311.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$39.60
EBIT ($mm)
$32.61
Net Income ($mm)
$16.54
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158
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Ticker: TSE:7844
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous Inc, provides Online game planning, production and sales of home video game software in the planning, development, production and sales planning, development and operation of amusement housing planning, production, and sale of music and video content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
Net Income ($mm)
$17.60
Employees
451
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
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2008
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
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Ticker: KOSE:A0035
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHQ Inc
IHQ, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated entertainment content company in Korea. It is engaged in the production of films and music albums, as well as dramas under an in-house system.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$57.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.40
EBIT ($mm)
($3.15)
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95
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Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$10,051.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$124.00
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Ticker: ITGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc., publishes cassettes, CDs, music videos, and songbooks of a worshipful nature. Integrity's Christian music offerings range from praise and worship music to adult contemporary and children's music. Its song catalog includes ownership of more than 2,400 songs.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
$66.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.20
EBIT ($mm)
$4.20
Net Income ($mm)
$2.20
Employees
0
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Ticker: EFGU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Empire Film Group, Inc.
Empire Film Group, Inc. is a fully-integrated digital media, film and television production and distribution company with capabilities to reach theatrical, video, television, video-on-demand for the worldwide markets.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.33
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.10
Net Income ($mm)
$0.08
Employees
7
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Ticker: TSE:9684
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd.
The Square Enix Group publishes, distributes and licenses entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned brands including SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS and TAITO. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios in North America, Europe and Japan.
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2022
rev ($mm)
$353,076.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$65,124.00
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Ticker: KNM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game software products for stationary and portable consoles, as well as for use on personal computers. It operates in three segments: Digital Entertainment, Gaming & Systems, and Health & Fitness.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$265,758.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$51,370.00
EBIT ($mm)
$41,292.00
Net Income ($mm)
$23,012.00
Employees
5362
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$83,589.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,174.19
EBIT ($mm)
$18,482.87
Net Income ($mm)
$33,551.52
Employees
116213
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