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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ingrooves Music Group, acquired Electromode Music

synopsis: Ingrooves Music Group has acquired independent South Africa-based music distributor, Electromode, marking Ingrooves’ entrance into the growing African music market. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions. "
target: Electromode Music
Electromode is a South Africa-based distributor of music on digital and mobile music platforms. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang. Electromode has an overall catalog of more than 30,000 songs.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GEMA E. V., acquired Zebralution GmbH

synopsis: GEMA has acquired a majority stake in digital distribution company Zebralution. The German collection society has become one of the first performance rights organisations in the world to buy into a streaming distributor. Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe.
buyer: GEMA E. V.
Around 70,000 composers, text authors and music publishers have joined forces in Germany to form the GEMA association. As one of the largest authors of works of music worldwide, GEMA respects the rights of German music makers and the rights of over 2 million copyright holders worldwide. "
target: Zebralution GmbH
Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe. The company has dedicated operations, marketing and business teams, and provide distribution and marketing services to over 450 music labels and audio publishers from around the world.
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announced 1/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Phonofile will be merged with finetunes GmbH,

synopsis: Phonofile AS, an independent music aggregator, working with over 1.000 labels and a catalogue of more than 450.000 tracks, is merging with finetunes GmbH, a Hamburg-based digital distributor and technology company that represents a high quality and focused roster of independent labels from around the world.
buyer parent: SendR
buyer: finetunes GmbH
finetunes creates digital opportunities and revenues for independent labels. The Hamburg-based digital distributor and technology company represents a high quality and focused roster of independent labels from around the world. "
target: Phonofile
Phonofile is a digital distribution partner for record labels, recording artists and distribution companies. Whether a record label or a stand alone artist with a great story, Phonofile can help to distribute and sell music online.
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announced 1/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, will acquire LOEN Entertainment

synopsis: Kakao, South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app that merged with Internet company Daum, is pinning its international expansion hopes on music after it announced plans to buy a majority stake in Loen Entertainment, the company behind Korea’s top online music service MelOn.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$3,683.19)
Kakao is South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app. Kakao is a South Korean internet company established in 2014. It was formed from a merger of Daum Communications and Kakao to Daum Kakao in 2014, and Daum Kakao changed its name to Kakao in 2015. "
target parent: Affinity Equity Partners
target: LOEN Entertainment (A016170:$284.66)
Loen Entertainment Co., formerly Seoul Records, is a South Korean record label. Loen Entertainment is a provider of Korea’s premier music download/streaming platform, MelOn.
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$304
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$70
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closed 12/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Xandrie SA, acquired QoBuz Sarl

synopsis: Xandrie, the leading international specialist in digital culture and entertainment, has acquired Qobuz. Qobuz is a Premium orientated online music service. Qobuz offers an online catalogue featuring more than 8 million titles, including all the majors and all significant independents.
buyer: Xandrie SA
Xandrie is the leading international specialist in digital culture and entertainment. Through its brand allbrary, Xandrie offers unique experiences with a comprehensive range of digital products: eBooks, movies & series, video games, music, software, newspapers & magazines, and more. "
target: QoBuz Sarl
Qobuz is a Premium orientated online music service. Qobuz offers an online catalogue featuring more than 8 million titles, including all the majors and all significant independents. Qobuz is a French online music service currently being developed internationally.
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announced 12/14/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD)

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD), Australia's most important digital music services provider.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$199.89)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries. "
target: Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD)
Digital Music Distribution (DMD) provides digital music services to the public, broadcasters and other media suppliers as well as brand partners. DMD offers linear, subscription and brand promotion services across a wide range of music catalogues.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired Juice Worldwide

synopsis: VUBIQUITY, the leading global provider of premium content services, announced the acquisition of Juice Worldwide, one of the world's top OTT certified and preferred encoding houses and digital delivery agents. The deal is a significant next step in VUBIQUITY’s mission to expand its premium content services and global distribution capabilities.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
VUBIQUITY is the leading global provider of Premium Content Services. From licensing to delivery, VUBIQUITY offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider. "
target: Juice Worldwide
Juice Worldwide offers digital supply chain solutions across all media. They are a one-stop-shop for film, television and music content owners requiring media management and multiplatform distribution. Service offerings also include: Post Production, Blu-ray and DVD Authoring and DCP file creation.
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closed 4/16/2015 via PR Newswire

TuneCore merged with Believe Digital,

synopsis: Independent label services company Believe Digital has merged with TuneCore, the powerhouse digital music distribution and music publishing administration company. TuneCore has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore Artists $504 million on over 12 billion streams and downloads.
buyer: Believe Digital
Believe Digital is the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide. The company has over 250 employees worldwide with offices in France, The UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, LATAM, Asia, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Africa. "
target: 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.
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closed 12/15/2014 via AP - Associated Press

AdRev, acquired DashGo Inc.

synopsis: YouTube music administrative service AdRev announced that it has acquired DashGo Inc., a digital-music distribution and marketing firm for record labels, podcasters and recording artists. They have a world-class suite of tools to distribute music, track fans and promotions, analyze sales and market music.
buyer parent: AudioMicro, Inc.
buyer: AdRev
AdRev is a program that administrates the monetization of YouTube’s Content ID system on behalf of music and video copyright holders (film/TV studios, record labels, publishers, production music libraries) by serving advertisements on YouTube videos. "
target: DashGo Inc.
DashGo is a boutique digital music distributor. They get to help bands and labels release their music online. They have a world-class suite of tools to distribute music, track fans and promotions, analyze sales and market music.
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closed 3/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rdio, Inc., acquired Dhingana

synopsis: India’s troubled music streaming startup Dhingana is being acquired by Rdio. Rdio will gain from Dhingana’s existing catalog over 1 million songs in 42 languages through this acquisition.
buyer: Rdio, Inc.
Rdio is the groundbreaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 20 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist, or playlist. "
target parent: Lightspeed Venture Partners
target: Dhingana
Dhingana is the largest online collection of Indian music. Their catalog gives users instant access to music from every corner of India. With Dhingana and Facebook users can discover what their friends are listening to, and share their play lists, favorite songs and albums with their friends.
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closed 10/5/2010 via Market Wire

RTG Ventures, Inc., acquired Audigist Digital Distribution

synopsis: RTG Ventures, Inc. has acquired Audigist.com, a digital distribution platform, for its Media Systems Division. The acquisition complements RTG Ventures' strategy to provide vehicles for independent musicians and record labels to sell direct to consumers, monetize and maintain control of their inventory at the same time.
buyer: RTG Ventures, Inc. (RTGV:$0.00)
RTG Ventures, Inc. ("RTGV"), through NMTV, is an online media and electronic payment systems provider with an aggressive business model to grow unique and highly profitable consumer and business services both by organic growth of current assets and by acquisition. "
target: Audigist Digital Distribution
Audigist.com was created in 2003 by music industry executives from Studio Nyne.com and Jersey Live who specialize in mixing and production, music event management and web design & development.
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closed 8/17/2010 via Market Wire

Idle Media Inc, acquired www.HipHopEarly.com

synopsis: Idle Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired www.HipHopEarly.com, an online music destination for the latest in Hip Hop single pre-releases. This acquisition follows the company's recent agreement to acquire the assets of three more online properties: www.prisonblock.com, www.chixr.us, and www.tweetvibe.com.
buyer: Idle Media Inc (IDLM:$0.00)
Idle Media, Inc. is a publicly traded new media technology company that delivers cutting-edge content and online gaming through its wholly-owned operating companies, including Dat Piff (www.datpiff.com), a leading provider of online mix tapes and user-generated content. "
target: www.HipHopEarly.com
www.HipHopEarly.com is an online music destination for the latest in Hip Hop single pre-releases.
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closed 9/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

BFM Digital, acquired Songdog Network

synopsis: BFM Digital, one of the few remaining independent, global digital music companies, announces the acquisition of SongDog Network, provider of master recordings to the karaoke industry since 1994.
buyer: BFM Digital
BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. "
target: Songdog Network
Songdog Network, Inc. provides entertainment technology and content. It offers music products and develops software technology for digital music applications. It provides master recordings to the karaoke industry.
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announced 4/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Buongiorno S.p.A., will acquire Dada.net S.p.A.

synopsis: Buongiorno S.p.A., a leading multinational provider of services and solutions for the mobile-connected life, signed a definitive agreement to purchase 100% of the shares of Dada.net S.p.A. Dada’s offer to the final user is focused on digital products and services including Digital Music, Mobile Applications, Mobile and Social Community services.
buyer: Buongiorno S.p.A. ( IT:BNG:$233.97)
Buongiorno is a global enabler of the mobile connected life. The company is the preferred partner for telecoms, enterprises, handset and connected device manufacturers, supporting them in delivering customized mobile data experiences. "
target parent: Dada S.p.A.
target: Dada.net S.p.A.
Dada.net is the business unit of Dada S.p.A. that develops the range of products and services for end-usesr in the fields of Mobile Services, Mobile Applications, Social Community and Digital Music. Dada.
price ($mm)
$40
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$110
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$15
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0.4x
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3.1x
announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Voxler SAS

synopsis: Embracer Group AB’s indirectly wholly owned subsidiary Koch Media GmbH, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Paris and Marseille based Voxler SAS, a leading developer of music and karaoke games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Voxler SAS
Voxler is made up of an independent team that develops musical video games that have already made more than 2 million players sing and dance in Europe. Voxler is an official developer on all consoles on the market and has several successful musical games to its credit.
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announced 2/6/2014 via Market Wire

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, will acquire ZUUS Media

synopsis: Irvine-based Ubiquity Broadcasting Corp., announced that it has entered into a non-binding term sheet to acquire ZUUS Media. ZUUS offers four genre-specific music television channels (ZUUS Country, ZUUS Latino, ZUUS Hip Hop + R&B and ZUUS Hits), currently available in over 60 million US households and growing.
buyer: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation (OTCBB:UBIQ:$0.45)
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is an emerging broadcasting & media technologies company, that owns a portfolio of intellectual property relating to Internet, Social Media and Cloud-Based applications, where it also owns and operates an in-house, state-of-the-art production facility. "
target: ZUUS Media
ZUUS Media is a next-generation media company that operates ZUUS. ZUUS offers four genre-specific music television channels (ZUUS Country, ZUUS Latino, ZUUS Hip Hop + R&B and ZUUS Hits), currently available in over 60 million US households and growing.
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closed 8/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Zynga, Inc., acquired Conduit Labs Inc.

synopsis: Zynga announced it has acquired Boston-based social games company Conduit Labs. Effective immediately, the Conduit Labs office will become Zynga Boston, a new game studio focused on new product development.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$2,251.30)
Zynga has over 230 million monthly active users playing its games. These games include FarmVille, Treasure Isle, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Café World, FishVille and PetVille, which are available on Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo! and the iPhone. "
target: Conduit Labs Inc.
Conduit Labs is the largest provider of music games on the web, creating a new model for monetizing music and other media through fun social games. Conduit Labs is the largest holder of music rights of any music games company.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Hit Entertainment, acquired Superb Corp.

synopsis: Big Hit Entertainment, the billion-dollar agency behind K-pop superstars BTS, announced it has acquired the Seoul-based music game company Superb. Since its founding in 2016, Superb has released "Pianista," a rhythm-based game for mobile and Nintendo Switch, and "Yumi’s Cells," a mobile game based on the popular Naver webtoon of the same name.
buyer: Big Hit Entertainment
Big Hit Entertainment, Co. is a South Korean entertainment company established in 2005 by Bang Si-hyuk. It currently manages soloist Lee Hyun and idol groups BTS and TXT. "
target: Superb Corp.
Superb Corp. is a South Korean music video game company. Since its founding in 2016, Superb has released "Pianista," a rhythm-based game for mobile and Nintendo Switch, and "Yumi’s Cells," a mobile game based on popular Naver webtoon of the same name.
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closed 3/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

WhereverTV, acquired Digital RodeoTV

synopsis: WhereverTV Broadcasting Corp., which delivers Over the Top subscription television services to a variety of devices including smartphones, TabletPCs, and computers, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Digital RodeoTV. Digital RodeoTV delivers a content rich mixture of music and videos from independent country artists.
buyer: WhereverTV (OTCPK:TVTV:$0.00)
Founded in 2006, WhereverTV is the next generation subscription television service providing consumers with live-streaming, genre-specific, and in-language viewing choices from around the world, delivered to anywhere in the world, and through any internet enabled device. "
target: Digital RodeoTV
Digital RodeoTV delivers a content rich mixture of music and videos from independent country artists, current artists and legacy artists. Digital RodeoTV broadcasts interviews, videos and live streaming and recorded concert events.
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closed 9/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zealot Networks, acquired Nirvana Digital

synopsis: Multi-platform digital media company Zealot Networks has announced its latest acquisition, Mumbai based multi-channel network Nirvana Digital. Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks, Inc. is a digital-first media and entertainment company poised to lead the next chapter in the ongoing evolution of digital media with its holistic approach to connecting entrepreneurs with brands and like-minded communities. "
target: Nirvana Digital
Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ingrooves Music Group, acquired Electromode Music

synopsis: Ingrooves Music Group has acquired independent South Africa-based music distributor, Electromode, marking Ingrooves’ entrance into the growing African music market. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions. "
target: Electromode Music
Electromode is a South Africa-based distributor of music on digital and mobile music platforms. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang. Electromode has an overall catalog of more than 30,000 songs.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ingrooves Music Group, acquired Electromode Music

synopsis: Ingrooves Music Group has acquired independent South Africa-based music distributor, Electromode, marking Ingrooves’ entrance into the growing African music market. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions. "
target: Electromode Music
Electromode is a South Africa-based distributor of music on digital and mobile music platforms. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang. Electromode has an overall catalog of more than 30,000 songs.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire Ingrooves Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group, a world leader in music-based entertainment has agreed to acquire Ingrooves. Ingrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. They provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with analytics, management services and marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: 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. "
target: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

INgrooves Music Group, acquired Sovereign Music Services

synopsis: INgrooves Music Group, a top indie distributor in the U.S., has acquired Sovereign Music Services. Sovereign provides royalty accounting and mechanical reporting services for publishers and artist partners. Its royalty accounting platform offers clients efficient and transparent services, including downstream accounting, statements and payments.
buyer: INgrooves Music Group
​INgrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions. "
target: Sovereign Music Services
Sovereign Music Services provides royalty accounting and mechanical reporting services for label, publishers and artist partners. Its proprietary royalty accounting platform offers clients efficient and transparent services, including downstream accounting, statements and payments.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Independent Publishers Group, acquired INscribe Digital

synopsis: Independent Publishers Group (IPG) announced that it has completed the transaction to purchase leading eBook distributor INscribe Digital. The acquisition includes INscribe Digital’s distribution platform, marketplace monitoring tool, 300+ clients with over 65,000 titles and the INscribe Digital staff.
buyer parent: Chicago Review Press
buyer: Independent Publishers Group
Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. "
target parent: INgrooves
target: INscribe Digital
INscribe Digital is a leading digital publishing services company. INscribe Digital's industry leading technology provides access to an ever-growing list of retailers, libraries, and eBook subscription services, including over 250 retailers and 20,000 libraries.
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closed 3/2/2012 via

INgrooves, acquired Fontana Distribution

synopsis: INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and technology services to the global music community, announced that it has acquired Fontana Distribution from Universal Music Group (UMG). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: INgrooves
INgrooves is a digital media distribution and technology company that provides various software development, distribution and marketing services via its INgrooves, INscribe Digital and ONE Digital divisions. "
target: Fontana Distribution
Fontana Distribution deals in distribution, as well as in a range of sales, marketing, and back office support services, for a diverse roster of independent record labels and their artists. Fontana Distribution also partners with Executive Music Group and Chicago Independent Distribution.
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announced 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sanwire Corporation, will acquire Intercept Music, Inc.

synopsis: Sanwire Corporation, a diversified company with a focus on the entertainment industry, will acquire Intercept Music, Inc, an online music business platform. Intercept allows any of the 10+ million independent musicians to upload and distribute their music and collect royalties from over 100 retailers in 165 countries.
buyer: Sanwire Corporation (:$0.26)
Sanwire Corporation invests in the entertainment technology space. The company actively looks for investments in technology companies centered around music, movie, and podcast distribution, marketing, publishing, licensing, and label services. "
target: 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.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire Ingrooves Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group, a world leader in music-based entertainment has agreed to acquire Ingrooves. Ingrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. They provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with analytics, management services and marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: 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. "
target: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Syndicate, acquired Sneak Attack Media

synopsis: The Syndicate has announced the acquisition of digital marketing and creative services company, Sneak Attack Media. Sneak Attack is dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
buyer: The Syndicate
Founded in 1998, The Syndicate is a boutique entertainment marketing agency with a nimble, smart, and innovative team. They are experts in music, comedy, and pop culture. "
target: Sneak Attack Media
Sneak Attack Media is a boutique digital marketing and creative services company based in New York City. Since its inception in 2006, Sneak Attack has been dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired Fame House, LLC

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced the acquisition of Fame House, an award-winning, innovative digital marketing agency whose clients include artists, brands and festivals including Eminem, Pearl Jam, Mitchell & Ness and Electric Zoo.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. "
target parent: SFX Entertainment, Inc.
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is an award-winning global agency with a modern approach to direct-to-fan digital marketing and merchandising. They build, manage, and activate online fan bases through a comprehensive service offering. They work with artisits, labels, events and brands to implement digitial marketing.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Fame House, LLC

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC), has signed an agreement to purchase a startup company Fame House, a leading digital marketing agency specializing in the music and entertainment industry.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is a digital marketing company that takes “digital” off of the plate of the manager, artist, label, and brand. They run online marketing campaigns all day – every day – and manage digital operations for top-level artists and entertainment companies.
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closed 11/14/2007 via BusinessWire

The Orchard Enterprises Inc, merged with Digital Music Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Orchard Enterprises Inc., a leading global digital distributor and marketer of music, and Digital Music Group, Inc. a content owner and leader in the digital distribution of music and video catalogues, announced that the two companies have completed their previously-announced plans to merge.
buyer: The Orchard Enterprises Inc (:$62.27)
The Orchard is an independent music and video distributor specializing in comprehensive digital strategies for content owners. Through innovative global marketing and promotions, The Orchard drives sales across more than 660 digital and mobile storefronts in 75 countries. "
target: Digital Music Group, Inc.
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. is focused on helping consumers worldwide to experience more music, in more ways.
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closed 1/22/2007 via BusinessWire

IODA, acquired Uploader

synopsis: IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced the official launch of IODA UK, after the company completed its acquisition of Uploader, a leading European digital music distributor based in London.
buyer: IODA
IODA -- the Independent Online Distribution Alliance -- is the industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, and artists. "
target: Uploader
Uploader is a Digital Distribution Company (Aggregator, Digital Service Provider). We work with labels, physical distributors, and rights-holders supplying their catalogues to the online and mobile digital retailers (digital music services).
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closed 4/16/2015 via PR Newswire

TuneCore merged with Believe Digital,

synopsis: Independent label services company Believe Digital has merged with TuneCore, the powerhouse digital music distribution and music publishing administration company. TuneCore has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore Artists $504 million on over 12 billion streams and downloads.
buyer: Believe Digital
Believe Digital is the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide. The company has over 250 employees worldwide with offices in France, The UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, LATAM, Asia, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Africa. "
target: 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.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Brown Printing Company, acquired Nellymoser, Inc.

synopsis: Brown Printing Company announced the acquisition of Nellymoser, Inc., a mobile marketing and technology company. Nellymoser is a pioneer in rich media delivery, offering a mobile companion application platform with self-service tools and packaged print-to-digital solutions, which are deployed by their customers as cross media campaigns.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Brown Printing Company
Brown Printing Company proudly serves America’s premier magazine publishers and catalogers with premedia, printing, distribution and integrated digital solutions. Its portfolio includes special interest publications, consumer publications, business-to-business publications, catalogs, and inserts. "
target parent: SoftBank Capital
target: Nellymoser, Inc.
Nellymoser, Inc., a mobile marketing and technology company creates mobile companion apps and cross-media campaigns, triggered using smartphones. The result is instant multimedia, interactive and up-to-date content designed to deliver consumer engagement, foster brand loyalty and drive revenue.
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closed 1/20/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Creative Artists Agency, acquired Tandem Entertainment

synopsis: CAA is expanding its digital media partnerships and branded content with the acquisition of Tandem, an entertainment marketing agency that connects different brands to the world of entertainment through innovative story-telling, and the development of partnerships, endorsements, and licensing deals.
buyer: Creative Artists Agency
Leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) represents many of the most successful and innovative professionals working in film, television, music, video games, theatre, and digital content, and provides a range of marketing and consulting services to corporate clients. "
target: Tandem Entertainment
Tandem Entertainment is an entertainment marketing agency that connects brands to the world of entertainment. They create innovative story-telling, they develop & execute co-branded promotional partnerships, endorsements, licensing deals & creative strategy for film studios, and more.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Team Whistle, acquired Tiny Horse

synopsis: Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game, has acquired Tiny Horse, a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse produces long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
buyer: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most. "
target: Tiny Horse
Tiny Horse is a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse amplifies brands through strategy, media, and creative services. They produce long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 3/12/2010 via Capital IQ

HMV Media Group, acquired MAMA Group plc

synopsis: Music, books and games retailer HMV has Acquired live music partner MAMA, trumping an offer from its biggest shareholder investment group SMS Finance.
buyer: HMV Media Group
HMV Group combines two powerful retail brands which are leaders in their respective fields, and where people who work in the businesses are passionate about what they do. They operate from approximately 723 stores in 7 different countries. "
target: 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.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$55]*
rev ($mm)
$61
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
25.9x
closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Emporium Presents

synopsis: Live Nation announced that the company has acquired a majority stake of Emporium Presents, an independent concert promotion agency. Emporium Presents was founded in 2015 by Dan Steinberg and Jason Zink. 
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Emporium Presents
Founded in 2015, Emporium Presents is a concert promotion company promoting artists and tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company promotes over 400 shows a year and lists various big-name artists.
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closed 6/19/2013 via Company Press Release

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH. Wizard Promotions has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Ag, an integrated entertainment content company, engages in the production and staging of tours and concerts in Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Live Touring and Entertainment services. "
target: Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH
The Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas since January 2004, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
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announced 9/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ZetaDisplay AB, will acquire Liveqube AS

synopsis: ZetaDisplay, a leading supplier of Digital Signage to large retail chains and the service industry, will acquire LiveQube, Norway’s largest supplier of streamed and customer-adapted music for shops and public environments. LiveQube creates scheduled playlists with songs that are handpicked to match the brand's values and customers.
buyer: ZetaDisplay AB (OM:ZETA:$45.75)
ZetaDisplay is a leading supplier of Digital Signage to large retail chains and the service industry on the European market. ZetaDisplay's headquarters are located in Sweden with sales offices located in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia and the Netherlands. "
target: Liveqube AS
LiveQube is Norway’s largest supplier of streamed and customer-adapted music for shops and public environments. LiveQube creates scheduled playlists with songs that are handpicked to match the brand's values and customers. Commercial messages can also be easily added into the playlists.
price ($mm)
$1.80
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
13.7x
closed 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

You & Mr Jones, acquired Mobkoi

synopsis: You & Mr Jones, the world’s first Brandtech group, has acquired Mobkoi. Mobkoi helps advertisers create mobile ad campaigns with an emphasis on mobile video by offering access to premium mobile inventory, a suite of full-screen creatives and analytic tools. Their clients include Bally, Bentley, Canon, Maserati, Montblanc, Mulberry and Nespresso.
buyer: You & Mr Jones
You & Mr Jones is the world’s first Brandtech group, a global marketplace for content creation and distribution that will use technology to help businesses to build brands better, faster & cheaper. "
target: Mobkoi
Mobkoi helps advertisers create mobile ad campaigns with an emphasis on mobile video by offering access to premium mobile inventory, a suite of full-screen creatives and analytic tools. Among its client list are Bally, Bentley, Canon, GE, Maserati, Montblanc, Mulberry and Nespresso.
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announced 12/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Publicitas AG, will acquire Publicitas AG

synopsis: Aurelius is to sell its subsidiary Publicitas, a leading advertising marketer whose head offices are located in Zurich, Switzerland, to its existing management team headed by CEO Joerg Nuernberg and CFO Dr. Carsten Brinkmeier. Publicitas has a cross-media portfolio of over 8,000 promotional offerings in Switzerland and abroad.
buyer: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is the world’s leading international media and advertising company operating in more than 25 major markets. Equipped with the latest technologies, powerful data and research capabilities, Publicitas provides advertising solutions through the most valued, targeted and effective media. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is the world’s leading international media and advertising company operating in more than 25 major markets. Equipped with the latest technologies, powerful data and research capabilities, Publicitas provides advertising solutions through the most valued, targeted and effective media.
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announced 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Aurelius AG, will acquire Publicitas AG

synopsis: The Aurelius Group is set to acquire Publicitas, an international advertising marketing agency based in Switzerland. Publicitas is a subsidiary of the listed Switzerland-based PubliGroupe, a leading provider of marketing and media sales services with its registered office in Switzerland and an international presence in selected markets.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
The Aurelius Group specializes in acquiring companies with development potential and providing them with operational support. With respect to the acquisition of subsidiaries, AURELIUS strives to identify, analyze, develop and exploit all available opportunities in the market. "
target parent: PubliGroupe S.A.
target: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is a leading international media service company and represented worldwide in over 20 countries. The company represents international media owners in local markets and offers advertising customers direct access to the most prestigious media in more than 100 countries.
price ($mm)
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$904
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 2/14/2013 via PR Web

AlphaBird, Inc, acquired Volt Media

synopsis: Alphabird, a leading global digital publishing solutions company headquartered in San Francisco, announced the acquisition of Volt Media, one of the largest independent premium video advertising and technology companies in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated digital marketing company. Alphabird's suite of publisher solutions enables web and mobile publishers to manage and optimize their audience development, content, data and monetization initiatives. "
target: Volt Media
Volt Media is one of the largest independent premium video and technology companies in Australia and New Zealand. Partnering with a number of leading creative, technology and data partners they are able to provide advertisers with the necessary tools to reach, engage and persuade audiences.
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Buy Real Marketing, acquired SpringVid

synopsis: Buy Real Marketing, a provider of web business applications and social media marketing solutions, has acquired SpringVid, Inc., a US-based video search engine optimization service. SpringVid ranks specific keywords that want to be searched for, builds backlinks from their partner networks and provides real targeted views for their client's videos.
buyer: Buy Real Marketing
Buy Real Marketing is a world provider of web 2.0 business applications and social media services. Among the services they offer are Twitter followers, YouTube and Vimeo views, Tumblr followers, SoundCloud plays and Pinterest followers. "
target: SpringVid
SpringVid Inc. provides video marketing and keyword optimization services. They rank specific keywords that want to be searched for, build backlinks from their partner networks and provide real targeted views for their client's videos.
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SendR
SendR – through its affiliate companies – is a digital distributor and license exploitation enabler. Thus SendR currently enables the non-physical exploitation of approximately more than a million media assets (audio- and video-tracks) at about 140 licensees.
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$11.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.22
EBIT ($mm)
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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.
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$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
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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.
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$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
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$142.73
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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.
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rev ($mm)
$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
Net Income ($mm)
$17.60
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451
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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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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.
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$311.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$39.60
EBIT ($mm)
$32.61
Net Income ($mm)
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Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with thousands of physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television.
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$32.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.24
EBIT ($mm)
($8.23)
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Ticker: HDL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Handleman Company
Handleman Company is the largest supplier and merchandiser of prerecorded music to North America's leading retail chains. Handleman is the Channel of Choice in music distribution and a leading manufacturer of proprietary music and video product.
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2008
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$494.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($61.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($85.17)
Net Income ($mm)
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xTV
xTV Networks Limited allows businesses to set up dedicated multi-channel online networks that integrate branded video and user-generated content with other real-time feeds. xTV allows anyone to create their own Media Network along with Channel Customization, Real Time Facebook/Twitter Integration.
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$0.52
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.79)
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