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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

SoundCloud, will acquire Repost Network

synopsis: SoundCloud is to acquire rights management and distribution company Repost Network. Repost is the industry’s fastest growing SoundCloud focused music distributor. As a business they offer monetization in the form of advertising, content protection, and added profile features to artists and podcasters on the platform.
buyer: SoundCloud
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. "
target: Repost Network
Repost is the industry’s fastest growing SoundCloud focused music distributor. As a business they offer monetization in the form of advertising, content protection, and added profile features to artists and podcasters on the platform.
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closed 4/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Convertkit, acquired Fan Bridge

synopsis: Email marketing company ConvertKit has acquired FanBridge, a fan relationship management platform geared towards musicians. The acquisition of FanBridge will bring over 1,000 artists to ConvertKit’s platform and add 25 million engaged subscribers to its ledger, increasing the reach of the combined company to over 130 million people every month.
buyer: Convertkit
ConvertKit helps online creators find their audience, turn them into fans, and earn a living with audience building and email marketing software. ConvertKit's software lets users manage their email marketing, create custom landing pages, access tools for ecommerce, design custom emails, and more. "
target: Fan Bridge
FanBridge is a leading Fan Audience CRM platform for managing fan acquisition, retention, and engagement. Their clients include the world's largest brands, premium content producers, influencers from music, sports, film, television, comedy and publishing, and YouTube channel producers.
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closed 7/12/2012 via Company Press Release

PreSonus, acquired Nimbit, Inc

synopsis: PreSonus Audio Electronics, a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording software, hardware, and related accessories, announced it has acquired Nimbit, Inc., the pioneers of direct-to-fan sales and promotion for the music industry.
buyer: PreSonus
PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware and related accessories. The company was founded by Jim Odom in 1995. "
target: Nimbit, Inc
Nimbit, Inc. operates a direct-to-fan commerce and promotion platform for the music industry. The company provides tools for self-managed artists, managers, and emerging labels to grow and engage their fanbase.
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closed 5/9/2011 via PR Newswire

VerveLife, acquired AppliedSB

synopsis: VerveLife has completed its acquisition of AppliedSB, creating a new leader in tech-driven music marketing solutions. AppliedSB provides to its clients an advanced technology platform used for creating and supporting direct B2C relationships and monetizing those relationships.
buyer: VerveLife
VerveLife creates, builds and manages digital music promotions and digital music delivery for brands and digital music providers including digital music stores, virtual worlds, online retailers and music apps. "
target: AppliedSB
AppliedSB provides to its clients an advanced technology platform used for creating and supporting direct Business to Consumer relationships and monetizing that relationship through the sale of music, merchandise and tickets.
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired DropKloud

synopsis: TuneCore has acquired DropKloud, a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. "
target: DropKloud
DropKloud is a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
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closed 2/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Beatport, acquired AMPsuite

synopsis: Beatport, an online music store focused on electronic music, has acquired AMPsuite, an integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
buyer parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
buyer: Beatport
Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport today is the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. "
target: AMPsuite
AMPsuite is a fully integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based, all-in-one system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, acquired ToneDen

synopsis: Eventbrite, Inc., a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, has acquired ToneDen, a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: ToneDen
ToneDen is a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools to help users build and grow a lasting brand online.
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closed 10/5/2016 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired JustGo

synopsis: TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider, announced the acquisition of JustGo and the launch of TuneCore Social, an all-in-one social media management and analytics tool for musicians that is free to use for all of its distribution customers in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia markets.
buyer parent: Believe Digital
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. Their TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, and more. "
target: JustGo
Founded in 2013, JustGo is a social media and audience management platform for creators. They are able to seamlessly publish content to and blend the data aggregation of multiple platforms into a comprehensive view of what social media content is working well with one’s audience.
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closed 4/27/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Spotify Ltd, acquired CrowdAlbum, Inc.

synopsis: Music-streaming service Spotify AB said it has acquired CrowdAlbum, a U.S. startup that aggregates photos and videos from artists’ performances shared on social media.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,182.00)
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: CrowdAlbum, Inc.
CrowdAlbum is a U.S. startup that aggregates photos and videos from artists’ performances shared on social media. CrowdAlbum partners with artists such as Lil Wayne, Diplo and Fall Out Boy.
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closed 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired BandPage

synopsis: YouTube has acquired the online music platform BandPage. The company is a marketing platform for musicians to connect with their fans and also promote their music on Facebook. BandPage also has a product called BandPage Everywhere that enables musicians to build a website and update their other promotional sites in just a few clicks.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: BandPage
BandPage is a marketing platform for musicians to connect with their fans and promote their music on Facebook. Beyond the popular social network, It has a product called BandPage Everywhere that enables musicians to build a website and update their other promotional sites in just a few clicks.
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Bandsintown

synopsis: Cellfish, a leading mobile and social application publisher, announced its acquisition of Bandsintown, the #1 live concert tracking and discovery application on Facebook, and ranked in the site's top 5 music apps by monthly average users (MAU), along with Root Music, ReverbNation, Pandora, and Vevo for Artists.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media is a publisher of mobile and social applications targeted at music, sports and entertainment fans. It operates mobile and social properties, distributed through its own distribution network, and hrough partnerships with some of the world's leading operators, media and brands. "
target: Bandsintown
Bandsintown (BIT) is the leading Facebook application for live music fans and artists. BIT provides a personalized way for music fans to track their favorite artists so they never miss a live concert and to discover new touring artists, based on their musical preferences and location.
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announced 4/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

LX Ventures Inc., will acquire Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.

synopsis: LX Ventures Inc. ("LXV") and Mobio Technologies Inc. announced that LXV has entered into a term sheet to acquire Mobio. Mobio's flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan-directed content network for social media influencers and their fans.
buyer: LX Ventures Inc. (ITT.V:$0.00)
LX Ventures is a publicly-traded startup technology incubator that launches, acquires and integrates silicon valley style early-stage, high-growth technology companies. "
target: Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.
Mobio Technologies flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan directed content network and gamification platform that rewards music fans with content they have a hand in creating from the artists they love and connects brands to their desired audiences.
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closed 3/5/2014 via Company Press Release

Beats Music, acquired Topspin Media

synopsis: Beats Music has acquired Topspin Media. More than 55,000 musicians, comedians, labels, managers and filmmakers use the Topspin Platform to grow their audience, communicate with fans, and sell music, video, merch and ticket bundles.
buyer: Beats Music
Beats Music is a new kind of streaming music service that focuses on providing a personalized music experience for each user through a unique blend of digital innovation and musical passion. "
target: Topspin Media
Founded in June 2007, Topspin is a leading-edge provider of marketing software and services that help artists and their partners build strong businesses and brands.
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announced 12/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Unisource Corporate Corporation, will acquire ActivePoint, Inc.

synopsis: Unisource Corporate Corporation has signed a binding Letter of Intent to merge with ActivePoint, a global leader in digital marketing and sales solutions including: sales and marketing material automation, digital inventory management and logistics control, as well as e-catalog development and customer targeting.
buyer: Unisource Corporate Corporation (OTCPK:USRC:$0.00)
Unisource, a global transportation and logistics management company, aggregates third-party logistics (3PL) service companies as well as cloud-based logistic applications to improve efficiencies and deliver significant cost savings to users worldwide. "
target: ActivePoint, Inc.
ActivePoint specializes in creating multilingual sales and marketing publications either for print or digital media such as ebooks and ecatalogs. Their low cost DIY tools and services are designed to be used by marketers, sales professionals and graphic designers.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Launchmetrics, acquired IMAXtree

synopsis: Launchmetrics, the platform that streamlines PR and marketing efforts for fashion and luxury brands, acquired IMAXtree, Italian-based global leader in the production and distribution of visual fashion & beauty content.
buyer: Launchmetrics
Launchmetrics is the platform that streamlines PR and marketing efforts for fashion and luxury brands. Launchmetrics provides the technology, data insights, and access to top influencers that is needed to accelerate brands' product launches and build strong, lasting exposure. "
target: IMAXtree
IMAXtree is an Italian-based global leader in the production and distribution of visual fashion & beauty content, creating and providing cutting-edge content marketing and digital publishing solutions to editors and brands.
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closed 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Wind Creek Hospitality, acquired C2Rewards

synopsis: Wind Creek Hospitality has acquired majority interest in the C2Rewards social gaming platform developed for C2Rewards by EC Wise. C2Rewards social gaming platform is a cloud based social iGaming platform delivering a fully casino branded experience.
buyer: Wind Creek Hospitality
Wind Creek Hospitality is the hospitality enterprise of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. operating three casinos and two luxury resort hotels in the State of Alabama. WCH also owns a controlling share in greyhound racing tracks in Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL. "
target: C2Rewards
C2Rewards Inc. is a privately-held international gaming products and services company offering solutions to deliver integrated iGaming, social networking and automated marketing capabilities.
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closed 7/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

KORE Software, acquired Sports Alliance Ltd

synopsis: Kore Software has acquired fan data management and digital marketing specialist Sports Alliance to expand its service portfolio and its presence in the EMEA region. London-based Sports Alliance helps marketing teams at sports organisations aggregate their fan data and act upon it more rapidly.
buyer: KORE Software
KORE Software is the global leader in engagement marketing solutions. KORE's intelligence platform is trusted by over 850+ of the largest organizations in the sports and entertainment industry to provide data-driven intelligence quickly and securely. "
target: Sports Alliance Ltd
London-based Sports Alliance helps marketing teams at sports organisations aggregate their fan data and act upon it more rapidly. More specifically, the firm uses artificial intelligence-driven (AI) insights to create multi-channel campaign and engagement ideas.
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closed 7/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Optimove, acquired Graphyte

synopsis: Optimove, a leading CRM marketing platform, has acquired Graphyte, an AI-led marketing personalisation platform built for the betting and gaming industry in the UK. Graphyte helps betting and gaming operators put the right games and bets in front of the right customers at the right time, tailoring the digital experience at any touchpoint.
buyer: Optimove
Optimove is the leading CRM Marketing Hub. Optimove's CRM Journey mapping algorithm leverages AI to autonomously surface valuable customer engagement opportunities, orchestrate self-optimizing customer journeys, and accurately measure the incremental impact of all marketing interactions. "
target: Graphyte
Graphyte is an AI-led marketing personalisation platform built specifically for the betting and gaming industry in the UK. Graphyte helps betting and gaming operators put the right games and bets in front of the right customers at the right time, tailoring the digital experience at any touchpoint.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Screen Engine/ASI, acquired TicktBox

synopsis: Screen Engine/ASI, a market research firm that specializes in focus-group testing of movies and TV pilots, has acquired ticktBox, which operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. With ticktBox, SE/ASI will have one of the largest databases of active moviegoers in the industry.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Screen Engine/ASI
Screen Engine/ASI is a research and analytics firm with an emphasis on big data focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media spaces. They focus on all distribution platforms, including international film and television, digital and mobile. "
target: TicktBox
TicktBox operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. It operates two brands: the business-to-business TicktBox service; and Gofobo, a consumer-facing brand that offers access to advance movie screenings, premieres and other events.
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announced 3/28/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Triller, Inc., will acquire JuliusWorks, Inc.

synopsis: Triller, the AI-powered open garden technology platform for creators, announced that it had agreed to acquire Julius, a leading influencer marketing software platform. Its proprietary technology serves enterprise clients’ unique needs in identifying, activating, accurately measuring, and gaining the best value on their campaigns.
buyer parent: Proxima Media
buyer: Triller, Inc.
Triller is an AI-powered music video app. Triller allows users to create professional-looking videos in a matter of seconds. The app provides over 100 video filters and makes it easy to create and share videos through various social media channels. "
target: JuliusWorks, Inc.
Julius is an influencer-marketing platform offering scalable full-funnel solutions driven by data. Its proprietary technology serves enterprise clients’ unique needs in identifying, activating, accurately measuring, and gaining the best value on their campaigns.
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

SoundCloud, will acquire Repost Network

synopsis: SoundCloud is to acquire rights management and distribution company Repost Network. Repost is the industry’s fastest growing SoundCloud focused music distributor. As a business they offer monetization in the form of advertising, content protection, and added profile features to artists and podcasters on the platform.
buyer: SoundCloud
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. "
target: Repost Network
Repost is the industry’s fastest growing SoundCloud focused music distributor. As a business they offer monetization in the form of advertising, content protection, and added profile features to artists and podcasters on the platform.
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closed 5/3/2022 via Company Press Release

SoundCloud, acquired Musiio

synopsis: SoundCloud, the world’s leading social sound platform, has acquired Musiio, an artificial intelligence company in Singapore focused on the music industry. Musiio offers B2B audio reference search, automated tagging, and playlisting tools. Their APIs and custom built dashboard tools provide cost-effective, fast and scalable ways to manage audio.
buyer: SoundCloud
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. "
target: Musiio
Musiio is an artificial intelligence company in Singapore focused on the music industry. Musiio offers B2B audio reference search, automated tagging, and playlisting tools. Their APIs and custom built dashboard tools provide cost-effective, fast and scalable ways to manage audio.
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

SoundCloud, will acquire Repost Network

synopsis: SoundCloud is to acquire rights management and distribution company Repost Network. Repost is the industry’s fastest growing SoundCloud focused music distributor. As a business they offer monetization in the form of advertising, content protection, and added profile features to artists and podcasters on the platform.
buyer: SoundCloud
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. "
target: Repost Network
Repost is the industry’s fastest growing SoundCloud focused music distributor. As a business they offer monetization in the form of advertising, content protection, and added profile features to artists and podcasters on the platform.
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announced 11/10/2017 via PR Newswire

musical.ly will be merged with Toutiao,

synopsis: Bytedance, creator of Toutiao, and Musical.ly have signed an agreement for Musical.ly to merge with Bytedance. musical.ly is a social media platform for creating and sharing short videos. People around the world use musical.ly as an outlet for creative expression and communication with friends.
buyer: Toutiao
Bytedance offers platforms that enable people to consume and create content through machine learning technology. Bytedance's flagship product, Toutiao, is the largest AI-powered content platform in China. Toutiao delivers personalized content recommendations to every user based on their interests. "
target: musical.ly
musical.ly is a social media platform for creating and sharing short videos. People around the world use musical.ly as an outlet for creative expression and communication with friends. musical.ly is a platform that connects individuals to a vibrant and highly-engaged community of content creators.
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closed 7/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sounday, acquired Soundtracker

synopsis: Cagliari, Italy-based digital music startup Sounday acquired Soundtracker, a U.S.based developer of mobile application for music streaming based on geo-social networking. Soundtracker currently has partnerships with Google, Amazon, Ford and Toyota, and 1.3 million registered users, of which 60% are located in the United States and England.
buyer: Sounday
Sounday S.r.l. operates as a music community that provides online access to music artists to produce, distribute, and promote their music. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Turin, Italy. "
target: Soundtracker
Soundtracker is a geosocial networking mobile music streaming app that enables users to listen to and track the music their friends and neighbors listen to in real time.
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closed 6/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Rdio, Inc., acquired TastemakerX

synopsis: Rdio, a leading worldwide music streaming service, announced that they are growing their team with the acquisition of leading music discovery and curation service, TastemakerX.The integration includes Rdio's absorption of the entire TastemakerX team. Based in San Francisco, TastemakerX was founded in 2011 to help artists connect with fans.
buyer parent: Mangrove Capital Partners
buyer: Rdio, Inc.
Rdio is the leading digital music service reinventing the way people discover, play, and share music. Play what you want, when you want, or turn on a station for a perfect mix of songs. Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco. "
target: TastemakerX
Based in San Francisco, TastemakerX was founded in 2011 to help artists connect with fans. By building core products on mobile and web, TastemakerX enables listeners to discover new music, build and listen to virtual collections, and view artists based on social discovery.
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closed 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Songtradr, acquired Pretzel Rocks

synopsis: Songtradr, the world's largest B2B music licensing marketplace, has acquired Pretzel, the world's first platform to provide stream-safe music for livestreamers. In addition to solving live streaming monetization, Pretzel offers rights holders such as artists and labels exposure to millions of new, highly engaged listeners through live broadcasts.
buyer: Songtradr
Songtradr is the largest B2B music licensing marketplace in the world, providing music creators and rights owners with a complete tech-enabled solution for rights management and monetization while providing B2B music users with highly-efficient, AI guided access to music. "
target: Pretzel Rocks
Pretzel is the first music streaming service fully licensed for live stream content creators on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube. Pretzel develops technology that solves the complexities of multi-party music licensing while paying royalties efficiently and transparently to rights holders.
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closed 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Songtradr, acquired Pretzel Rocks

synopsis: Songtradr, the world's largest B2B music licensing marketplace, has acquired Pretzel, the world's first platform to provide stream-safe music for livestreamers. In addition to solving live streaming monetization, Pretzel offers rights holders such as artists and labels exposure to millions of new, highly engaged listeners through live broadcasts.
buyer: Songtradr
Songtradr is the largest B2B music licensing marketplace in the world, providing music creators and rights owners with a complete tech-enabled solution for rights management and monetization while providing B2B music users with highly-efficient, AI guided access to music. "
target: Pretzel Rocks
Pretzel is the first music streaming service fully licensed for live stream content creators on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube. Pretzel develops technology that solves the complexities of multi-party music licensing while paying royalties efficiently and transparently to rights holders.
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announced 3/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Square, Inc., will acquire Tidal Music

synopsis: Square Inc. is acquiring majority stake in Tidal, a subscription-based music, podcast and video streaming service that combines lossless audio and high-definition music videos with exclusive content and special features on music. Tidal was launched in 2014.
buyer: Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ:$16,564.58)
Square builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Square is the creator of Square Reader, a device that makes it possible for anyone to accept card payments using a smartphone or tablet. "
target parent: Project Panther Bidco Ltd
target: Tidal Music
Tidal is a subscription-based music, podcast and video streaming service that combines lossless audio and high-definition music videos with exclusive content and special features on music. Tidal was launched in 2014.
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closed 8/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MelodyVR, acquired Napster

synopsis: MelodyVR is acquiring Rhapsody International, which does business as Napster. Napster is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
buyer: MelodyVR
MelodyVR is the destination for music in virtual reality. From the side of the stage, to deep in the crowd, lose yourself in a world of live performances, wherever you are. "
target parent: RealNetworks, Inc.
target: Napster
Rhapsody International, dba Napster, is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Loop Media, Inc. merged with Interlink Plus, Inc.,

synopsis: Interlink Plus, Inc., a professional Trade Show Services provider, has completed its merger with Loop Media, Inc., an innovative premium streaming media company based in Burbank, CA that builds products and solutions for both businesses and consumers.
buyer: Interlink Plus, Inc. (OTCPK:ITRK:$0.04)
InterLink Plus is a professional Trade Show Services provider in Las Vegas offering a wide array of affordable trade show services including staffing, marketing, booth design and set up. "
target: Loop Media, Inc. (OTCPK:LPTV:$3.38)
Loop Media, Inc., is an innovative premium streaming media company building products and solutions for both businesses and consumers. Loop Media is based in Burbank, CA.
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announced 1/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Akazoo will be merged with Modern Media Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Modern Media Acquisition Corp. (MMDM), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Akazoo Ltd, a global digital music streaming platform based in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Modern Media Acquisition Corp.
Modern Media Acquisition Corp. (MMDM) is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, acquisition or similar business combination sponsored by Modern Media, LLC. "
target: Akazoo
Founded in 2010, Akazoo is a UK-based, global, on-demand music streaming subscription company with a focus on emerging markets. Akazoo’s Premium service provides subscribers with unlimited online and offline streaming access to a catalog of over 45 million songs on a commercial-free basis.
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announced 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

MTN Group, will acquire Simfy

synopsis: MTN Group, a telecommunications group based in South Africa, is to acquire Simfy Africa (Pty) Ltd, a music-streaming business also based in South Africa. With over 36 million tracks to choose from, people can experience a different song every day.
buyer: MTN Group (JSE:MTN:$9,278.65)
MTN Group Limited entered the telecommunications scene at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy, in 1994. They offer an integrated suite of communications products and services, including traditional mobile voice and data, digital and mobile financial services as well as enterprise services. "
target: Simfy
Simfy Africa (Pty) Ltd is a music-streaming business. The company is based in South Africa. With over 36 million tracks to choose from, people can experience a different song every day.
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closed 2/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Pandora Media, Inc.

synopsis: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pandora Media, Inc. With the transaction complete, SiriusXM is the world's largest audio entertainment company with strong, long-term growth opportunities. Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,824.00)
SiriusXM is one of the world's largest audio entertainment companies and is among the largest subscription media companies in the United States, offering an array of exclusive content to satisfy many interests. "
target: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,978 [$2,807]
rev ($mm)
$1,478
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Saavn, LLC merged with JioMusic,

synopsis: Reliance Industries has acquired an 81.7 percent stake in New York-based music streaming services provider Saavn, which has merged with Reliance's JioMusic service. Saavn is one of South Asia's leading digital music streaming services, with 36 million tracks in 15 languages.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: JioMusic
JioMusic provides truly unlimited ad-free access to HD music with over 16 million songs in over 20 languages. The JioMusic app lets users listen and download their favorite HD Songs without any additional charges, anytime, anywhere. "
target: Saavn, LLC
Founded in 2007, Saavn is one of South Asia's leading digital music streaming services, transforming how people around the world access and experience music on a daily basis. Saavn is currently accessed across the globe and offers 36 million tracks in 15 languages.
price ($mm)
$104*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired X5 Music Group

synopsis: Warner Music Group has acquired X5 Music Group (X5). X5 specializes in licensing deep catalog and specific genres of music to create playlists, streaming and download products. X5 will continue to operate as a standalone company under its existing management.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
target: X5 Music Group
X5 Music Group is a global Music company based in Stockholm, Sweden and in New York, specialized in the digital download market. X5 license digital rights from select media partners for sales and marketing of music.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

KickStarter LLC, acquired Drip.com, Inc.

synopsis: Kickstarter, which aims to let creative people of all kinds raise money for their projects by connecting directly with fans, has acquired Drip, a service that lets music artists engage with fans with new work and previews while drawing revenue from the platform. The company is based in Brooklyn, NY.
buyer: KickStarter LLC
Kickstarter aims to let creative people of all kinds — journalists, artists, musicians, game developers, entrepreneurs, bloggers — raise money for their projects by connecting directly with fans, who receive exclusive access and rewards in exchange for their patronage. "
target: Drip.com, Inc.
Drip is a service that lets music artists engage with fans with new work and previews while drawing revenue from the platform. The company is based in Brooklyn, NY.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, acquired Putpat TV

synopsis: German commercial TV broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired interactive music TV service Putpat TV. Putpat TV enables viewers to create a music video stream customised to their personal taste via web, smart TV, tablets and smartphones.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG (XTRA:PSM:$4,569.40)
The ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. They are also Germany's leading video marketer on the internet. They operate maxdome, the biggest German video-on-demand portal, and provide their customers with the multi channel network Studio71. "
target: Putpat TV
Putpat TV is an interactive music TV service. The internet service enables viewers to create a music video stream customised to their personal taste via web, smart TV, tablets and smartphones. The ad-supported, free-of-charge offering currently has more than 3.5 million registered users.
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announced 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

LINE Corporation, will acquire MixRadio

synopsis: LINE Corp, the Japanese company behind the messaging app of the same name, announced it is acquiring Microsoft’s MixRadio, a free music streaming service that allows users to create a personal radio station.
buyer parent: Naver Corporation
buyer: LINE Corporation (TSE:3938:$1,800.11)
LINE Corporation is based in Japan and develops and operates the LINE app for smartphones. "LINE" is a smartphone app which allows users to enjoy free calls and messaging with other LINE users, both nationally and internationally, regardless of which mobile network provider they are using. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: MixRadio
MixRadio is an on-demand music streaming subscription service. MixRadio allows free streaming of playlists without any subscriptions or ads available in 31 countries, including the US, Brazil, India and China. It has a catalogue of over 30 million songs.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Songza

synopsis: Google has acquired music streaming service Songza. The company offers playlists for activities such as waking up, working out, commuting, concentrating, unwinding, entertaining, and sleeping. Users can vote songs up or down, and the service will adapt to the user's personal music preferences.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: Songza
Songza is a free music streaming and recommendation service. Stating that its playlists are made by music experts, the service recommends various playlists based on time of day and mood or activity.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired AudioGalaxy

synopsis: Online file sync and storage service Dropbox has acquired Audiogalaxy, a peer-to-peer file sharing utility turned online music streaming service.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,913.90)
Dropbox is a free service that lets users bring photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer. "
target: AudioGalaxy
AudioGalaxy is Seattle-based music startup company. It provides personal music streaming.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired The Karaoke Channel

synopsis: Stingray Digital is to purchase The Karaoke Channel, a television and video-on-demand service company, from Israeli Ananey Communications.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Stingray Digital is a leading provider of cutting-edge applications delivering high quality music and video content on multiple platforms including Digital TV, IPTV, Internet, Mobile and Game Consoles. "
target parent: Ananey Communications
target: The Karaoke Channel
The KARAOKE Channel offers karaoke online, for download, on mobile, on video on demand, and on smart TVs. The KARAOKE Channel is proud to deliver more than 18 000 professional quality karaoke songs in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Italian.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/9/2011 via BusinessWire

Aspiro Music AB, acquired WiMP Music AS

synopsis: Aspiro has completed its acquisition of WiMP Music AS. WiMP Music, based in Oslo, Norway, offers online music streaming services through mobile and computers. Aspiro is the world’s only provider of complete TV and music streaming services for partners that want to put their own branding on the service.
buyer: Aspiro Music AB (OM:ASP:$36.01)
Aspiro has unique positioning as the world’s only vendor of complete hosted TV and music streaming services to partners that want to put their own branding on these services. Aspiro has over ten years’ experience in mobile technology and retail in northern Europe. "
target parent: Platekompaniet AS
target: WiMP Music AS
WiMP Music AS offers online music streaming services through mobile and computers. WiMP Music AS was formerly known as Kompanjong AS. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Oslo, Norway.
price ($mm)
$2.45*
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