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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Veeps

synopsis: Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Veeps, a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams and events. The platform allows fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Veeps
Veeps is a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams, tours, and events. The platform allows music fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
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announced 7/30/2021 via PR Newswire

VNUE, Inc., will acquire Stage It Corp.

synopsis: Music technology company VNUE, Inc. will acquire StageIt, one of the earliest and most prominent live streaming companies. The StageIt service is complimentary with VNUE's set.fm mobile and web platform, and the company will add a feature that not only allows fans to enjoy a livestream but purchase the audio of the performance afterwards.
buyer: VNUE, Inc. (OTCPK:VNUE:$0.01)
VNUE is a multi-faceted music technology company dedicated to monetizing the live music experience for artists, labels, writers, and publishers, with products such as its set.fm instant content distribution platform, "instant live" pioneer DiscLive, and music recognition technology Soundstr. "
target: Stage It Corp.
StageIt, the premier online experience connecting artists and their fans, is a web-based live streaming platform. StageIt helps performers navigate the intricacies of the online live streaming space, providing a stage for every creator and a front row seat for every fan.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sofar Sounds, acquired Seated, Inc.

synopsis: Sofar Sounds, a music events company in the UK, has acquired Seated, a ticketing services platform for live music. Seated provides a frictionless ticketing experience for live events and live streams. Their platform makes it easy for fans to buy tickets and watch live streams of their favorite artists.
buyer: Sofar Sounds
Sofar Sounds is a music events company in the UK. Sofar offers curated, secret performances in more than 400 cities around the world. Their performances are hosted in everyday spaces, from living rooms and rooftops, to retail stores. "
target: Seated, Inc.
Seated is a ticketing services platform for live music. Seated provides a frictionless ticketing experience for live events and live streams. Their platform makes it easy for fans to buy tickets and watch live streams of their favorite artists.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concert En Appart merged with LiveTonight,

synopsis: Concert En Appart has merged with LiveTonight, an online music booking platform in France. Concert En Appart is an online platform for booking musicians in France. Concert En Appart allows people to easily find and book musicians for live concerts at weddings, birthdays, corporate parties and other events.
buyer: LiveTonight
LiveTonight is an online music booking platform in France. LiveTonight makes it easy for anyone to find and book musicians. Users can search for musicians in all genres of music to suit their needs, whether its for a wedding, birthday party, housewarming, or anniversary. "
target: Concert En Appart
Founded in 2014, Concert En Appart is an online platform for booking musicians in France. Concert En Appart allows people to easily find and book musicians for live concerts at weddings, birthdays, corporate parties and other events.
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closed 1/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Broadcasting Center Europe SA, acquired Freecaster SPRL

synopsis: Luxemburg-based Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) has fully acquired Freecaster, an online video service provider specialised in production and streaming of content. Freecaster’s services span across the entire video value chain from production to world-wide streaming via a proprietary online video platform.
buyer parent: RTL Group
buyer: Broadcasting Center Europe SA
Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) is a European leader in media services, system integration and software development in the areas of television, radio, production and postproduction, telecommunication and IT. "
target: Freecaster SPRL
Freecaster is an online video service provider specialised in production and streaming of content. Freecaster is a live 4K video production and streaming service provider to fashion houses, music festivals and broadcasters. Freecaster is based in Belgium and France.
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closed 1/3/2018 via Berkery

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Qello Concerts

synopsis: Stingray announced that it has acquired the assets of New-York based Qello Concerts, the world's leading over-the-top (OTT) streaming service for full-length, on-demand concerts and music documentaries - reaching users in more than 160 countries.
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. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: Qello Concerts
Qello Concerts is the world's leading over-the-top (OTT) streaming service for full-length, on-demand concerts and music documentaries - reaching users in more than 160 countries.
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closed 7/14/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Warner Music Group, acquired Songkick

synopsis: Warner Music Group (WMG), an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate, has acquired selected assets from Songkick, the award-winning live music platform that attracts 15 million fans a month. The deal includes Songkick's concert discovery app and website as well as the Songkick trademark.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
target: Songkick
Songkick has been the trusted home for live music since 2007. Right now, more than 15 million music fans across the globe use Songkick to track their favorite artists, discover new concerts and buy fairly priced tickets under one roof.
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closed 9/9/2014 via Market Wire

Vendini, Inc., acquired In Ticketing

synopsis: Vendini, the company that makes the business of live events simple, announced the acquisition of In Ticketing, one of the early pioneers in concert and festival ticketing software. This acquisition will broaden Vendini's solution with market-proven mobile and social ticketing technology developed by In Ticketing over the past decade.
buyer: Vendini, Inc.
Vendini makes the business of live events simple. Top music and arts venues, festivals, and sports centers use Vendini's all-in-one solution for event promotion, ticket sales, website management, box office management and event logistics. Vendini is headquartered in San Francisco. "
target: In Ticketing
In Ticketing provides online and box office ticketing for venues, promoters, and festivals such as Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. In Ticketing innovations include the InHand Mobile Box office, ScalperGuard fraud prevention/risk management suite and a high-demand ticket lottery platform.
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announced 5/8/2014 via Company Press Release

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, will acquire Kilimanjaro Live Limited

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in Kilimanjaro Live, a UK event promoter. They are based in London, UK and primarily promote live music events. They also promote an alternative range of entertainment events including comedy, spoken word, theatre, extreme sports and martial arts.
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: Kilimanjaro Live Limited
Kilimanjaro Live Ltd (KiliLive.com) is a UK event promoter. They are based in London, UK and primarily promote live music events. They also promote an alternative range of entertainment events including comedy, spoken word, theatre, extreme sports and martial arts.
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closed 1/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Zuzeen merged with Rushmore,

synopsis: Rushmore announced a merger with Madrid-based startup Zuzeen. Zuzeen is a solution to help artists create and deliver all their live content (performances, interviews, live sessions, master classes, chats) to engage their global fans community, using their mobile or computer device from anywhere to everyone at any time.
buyer: Rushmore
Rushmore.fe is a Rushmore.fm is a the London-based music community startup platform that brings fans and artists together to close the disconnect. "
target: Zuzeen
Zuzeen is a solution to help artists create and deliver all their live content (performances, interviews, live sessions, master classes, chats...) to engage their global fans community, using their mobile or computer device from anywhere to everyone at any time.
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closed 2/25/2013 via PE Hub

Festival Transaction Services, acquired KadmusArts Corporation

synopsis: Festival Transaction Services Inc. has acquired Vermont-based KadmusArts Corporation. KadmusArts has developed a digital marketplace for the performing arts community that spans the globe. The KadmusArts event community includes some 8,500 event producers in 155 countries, tens-of-thousands of performers, and hundreds of thousands of festival fans.
buyer: Festival Transaction Services
Festival Transaction Services helps fair and festival producers succeed by providing convenient, secure and cost-effective payment processing and cash management services, tailored exclusively for the community event marketplace. "
target: KadmusArts Corporation
KadmusArts.com is the online connection to every kind of music, dance, and theatre festival in the world. The site hosts content from festival presenters and promoters, artists and bands, audiences and fans in 154 countries.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Empik Group, acquired Going.

synopsis: Empik wants to better serve the ticket distribution and event promotion market by investing in the Polish Going application.  Empik acquired the majority stake in Going. Based in Warsaw, Going is an application for spontaneous learning about cultural events and buying tickets.
buyer: Empik Group
Empik is the largest distribution network of cultural goods, knowledge and entertainment on the Polish market, one of the most recognizable Polish brands and the undisputed leader in publishing categories (book, music, film). We have been operating on the market since 1948. "
target: Going.
Based in Warsaw, Going is an application for spontaneous learning about cultural events and buying tickets.
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closed 8/21/2014 via PR Newswire

Ticketfly, Inc., acquired WillCall

synopsis: Ticketfly, a San Francisco-based technology company working to make live events better for promoters and fans, has acquired WillCall, a concert discovery, ticketing and on-demand commerce app for iOS and Android.
buyer: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly is a technology company working to make live events better for promoters and fans. On launching in 2009, Ticketfly developed the first integrated ticketing, marketing, and analytics platform for event promoters, providing easy-to-use tools to increase ticket sales and reward fans. "
target: WillCall
WillCall is a music discovery and ticketing app offering an incredibly easy way to see live shows. The app curates a list of events for discovery and purchase, shows you which events your friends are attending, and allows you to buy drinks and merchandise through your phone during the event.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired StageBloc

synopsis: Global media company Fullscreen announced the acquisition of StageBloc, a premiere direct-to-fan technology platform. StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi- platform entertainment experiences. 600 million subscribers generate more than 5 billion video views across Fullscreen's global network each month. "
target: StageBloc
StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships. StageBloc helps consolidate digital identity into a single place and use the resulting data to gain new insights and make better business decisions.
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closed 5/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Alliance Entertainment Corp, acquired Audiolife

synopsis: Alliance Entertainment, LLC has acquired Audiolife, the music industry's leading direct-to-fan fulfillment company. Alliance Entertainment is the top distributor of home entertainment (audio and video) software in the U.S., the fourth-largest music account, and an accomplished distribution channel for apparel, hardware and accessories.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment offers an extensive product inventory (including CDs, DVDs, videos, video games and related merchandise), e-commerce fulfillment capabilities and innovative technology and support services for today's marketplace, including third party logistics services. "
target: Audiolife
Audiolife is a distribution and manufacturing platform that allows artists to reach their fans through digital and physical products, such as digital downloads, ringtones, CDs, merchandise, downloads, and promotional items.
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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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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

ClickStream Corporation, acquired Nifter

synopsis: ClickStream Corp has acquired Rebel Blockchain Inc., developer of Nifter™, a music NFT marketplace that allows artists to create and sell unique music and sound NFTs. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital token made possible through blockchain technology.
buyer: ClickStream Corporation (OTCPK:CLIS:$0.00)
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes. "
target: Nifter
Rebel Blockchain Inc. is the developer of Nifter™, a music NFT marketplace that allows artists to create and sell unique music and sound NFTs. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital token made possible through blockchain technology.
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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:$13,173.74)
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 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Veeps

synopsis: Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Veeps, a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams and events. The platform allows fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Veeps
Veeps is a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams, tours, and events. The platform allows music fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Veeps

synopsis: Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Veeps, a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams and events. The platform allows fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Veeps
Veeps is a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams, tours, and events. The platform allows music fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Rival

synopsis: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., an American ticket sales and distribution company, has acquired Rival, a ticketing startup run by former Ticketmaster CEO, Nathan Hubbard. Rival's powerful, cutting edge software helps artists and teams make more money, meet all their fans, and keep everyone safer.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California with operations in many countries around the world. In 2010 it merged with Live Nation under the name Live Nation Entertainment. "
target: Rival
Rival is a technology company, not a traditional ticketing provider. Their powerful, cutting edge software helps artists and teams make more money, meet all their fans, and keep everyone safer.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired tixCraft

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, has announced it will be expanding into Asia, by acquiring Tixcraft in Taiwan. Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California with operations in many countries around the world. In 2010 it merged with Live Nation under the name Live Nation Entertainment. "
target: tixCraft
Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired PR Worldwide

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in the live entertainment division of PR Worldwide, one of Malaysia’s leading live events promoters. 
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: PR Worldwide
Established in 1999, PR Worldwide has been instrumental in the establishment of the Malaysian live entertainment industry. One of the most prominent live events businesses in the Asia Pacific region, the company has promoted a vast array of international acts and family shows.
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire OCESA

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a controlling interest in OCESA Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in Latin America and owner of Ticketmaster Mexico from CIE and Grupo Televisa.
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 parent: CIE
target: OCESA
One of the most prominent live events businesses globally, OCESA promotes more than 3,100 events for nearly 6 million fans annually across Mexico and Colombia and has a robust business portfolio in ticketing, sponsorship, food & beverage, merchandise, and venue operation.
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Go Ahead

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired Go Ahead, Poland’s leading club promoter. Go Ahead has worked with bands and singers such as Wolf Alice, Khalid, Twenty One Pilots and more. Go Ahead also organises Spring Break, an annual 3-day showcase event and conference that promotes Polish musical acts.
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: Go Ahead
Go Ahead is Poland’s leading club promoter. Go Ahead has worked with bands and singers such as Wolf Alice, Khalid, Twenty One Pilots, Years & Years, George Ezra, Tom Odell and more. Go Ahead also organises Spring Break, an annual 3-day showcase event and conference that promotes Polish musical acts.
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closed 5/17/2019 via Los Angeles Times

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Spaceland Presents

synopsis: Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, has acquired Los Angeles-based concert promoter Spaceland Presents, including its local music venues Echoplex, the Echo and the Regent, as the giant events firm continues to expand its footprint in Southern California.
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: Spaceland Presents
Spaceland Presents is one of the premier independent club promotion and event companies in Los Angeles. Spaceland has long been known as an innovative concert promoter, blending unique cultural institutions with live musical performances for audiences to enjoy.
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closed 2/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Moshtix Pty Ltd

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company, has announced the acquisition of Moshtix to service the growing general admission event markets in Australia and New Zealand. Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing and marketing company. The company works with more than 10,000 clients across multiple event categories, connecting consumers across the globe to live entertainment. "
target: Moshtix Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers. Moshtix specialises in general admission events across a variety of event genres.
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Neste Event Marketing

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it acquired a majority stake in Neste, a leading full-service event marketing company. The companies plan to combine Neste’s expertise with Live Nation’s extensive resources to bring to life, Neste Live!.
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, produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Neste Event Marketing
Neste Event Marketing is a corporate sponsorship and event marketing agency, servicing the growing music festival marketplace. Recently it added the talent buying and event production elements to their offered services.
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Embrace Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area.
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: Embrace Entertainment Inc.
With a focus on cutting edge genres, Embrace presents a diverse range of concerts and boutique festivals including Toronto’s Electric Island. Embrace has promoted thousands of shows for renowned acts like Leon Bridges, Chance The Rapper, Disclosure, Zedd, Travis Scott, LCD Soundsystem and many more.
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Planet Events

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders, has acquired Planet Events, one of the leading companies in Spain in the recruitment, production and promotion of tours of national and international artists and major musical events.
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 parent: Prisa
target: Planet Events
Planet Events is a concert promoter. It is one of the leading companies in Spain in the recruitment, production and promotion of tours of national and international artists and major musical events. Created in 1999, it has reached the world's top 50 in its sector.
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired One Production

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in ONE Production, one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia.
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 parent: Rock Records Singapore Pte Ltd
target: One Production
ONE Production is one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia.
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announced 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Mainland Music

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, is acquiring Mainland Music, a leading concert promoter in Switzerland that promotes over 650 shows annually. Mainland Music has brought acts like Sam Smith, Macklemore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Die Antwoord, Dropkick Murphys and dozens more to the country.
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: Mainland Music
Mainland Music is a leading concert promoter in Switzerland that promotes over 650 shows annually. Mainland Music has brought acts like Sam Smith, Macklemore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Die Antwoord, Dropkick Murphys and dozens more to the country.
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closed 10/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Upgraded

synopsis: Ticketmaster has announced it has acquired San Francisco-based ticketing start-up Upgraded. Upgraded converts traditional tickets into secure, interactive digital assets protected by blockchain technology providing event organisers/promoters with control over ticket distribution and protecting consumers against fraud.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing and marketing company. The company works with more than 10,000 clients across multiple event categories, connecting consumers across the globe to live entertainment. "
target: Upgraded
UPGRADED is a new technology platform that converts traditional event tickets into Smart Tickets. By leveraging the blockchain, these mobile tickets can deliver unprecedented Fraud Protection, Frictionless Transactions, Transparency, and Interactivity.
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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 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Red Mountain Entertainment

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Red Mountain Entertainment (RME), a concert and event promoting company based in Birmingham, Alabama. RME has extensive experience in booking and promoting concerts throughout the United States in venues ranging from clubs to stadiums.
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: Red Mountain Entertainment
Red Mountain Entertainment (RME) is a concert and event promoting company based in Birmingham, Alabama. RME has extensive experience in booking and promoting concerts throughout the United States in various venues. RME is also actively involved in the production of music and food-themed festivals.
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closed 1/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., purchased Ticketing Commerce Platform, Other Assets from Songkick

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. and Complete Entertainment Resources Group, Inc. and related entities formerly known as Songkick ("CERG") announced that Live Nation has acquired certain assets from CERG, including CERG's ticketing commerce platform, anti-scalping algorithm.
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. "
seller parent: Access Industries
seller: Songkick
The assets of Complete Entertainment Resources Group, Inc. (CERG, Songkick) include CERG's ticketing commerce platform, anti-scalping algorithm, API applications and patent portfolio.
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announced 1/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Frank Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, announced that it will acquire a majority interest in Frank Productions, one of the largest independent concert promoters in the United States. Frank Productions provides world-class services for live entertainment events in every type of venue.
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: Frank Productions, Inc.
Frank Productions is one of the largest full-service concert promotion company that provides world-class services for live entertainment events in every type of venue in the United States. Frank Productions and its affiliated companies produce hundreds of concerts each year.
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closed 10/4/2017 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired United Concerts

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, announced that is has acquired United Concerts, the leading local promoter in Salt Lake City. United Concerts produces more than 170 live events per year at a wide range of venues throughout Utah, and has produced more than 6,000 events in its 50 years of business.
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 Advertising & Sponsorship. "
target: United Concerts
United Concerts produces more than 170 live events per year at a wide range of venues throughout Utah, and has produced more than 6,000 events in its 50 years of business.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

TicketWeb, acquired Strobe Labs

synopsis: TicketWeb, a club-focused, self-service ticketing platform owned by Ticketmaster, announced the acquisition of Strobe Labs, a marketing platform created to give venues and promoters a simple and powerful way to learn more about their fans and engage them more effectively.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: TicketWeb
TicketWeb is the industry’s best-in-class event ticketing, marketing and management solution designed for independent venues and event promoters. With TicketWeb, reach more fans, capture more data and sell more tickets. "
target: Strobe Labs
Strobe Labs is a marketing platform created to give venues and promoters a simple and powerful way to learn more about their fans and engage them more effectively.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Senbla, acquired General Entertainment Associates

synopsis: Senbla, a concert promoter and producer based in the UK, has acquired a 51% stake in General Entertainment Associates (GEA Live), a live entertainment company in the Neatherlands. GEA Live produces and promotes concerts and theatrical tours. The company has created events for titles and artists such as Christina Aguilera, De La Guarda, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Senbla
Senbla is a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more. "
target: General Entertainment Associates
General Entertainment Associates (GEA Live) is a live entertainment company in the Neatherlands. GEA Live produces and promotes concerts, festivals, and theatrical tours. The company has created events for titles and artists such as Christina Aguilera, Garou, De La Guarda, and more.
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closed 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Eventim, acquired DreamHaus GmbH

synopsis: CTS Eventim, a German provider of ticketing services and live entertainment, has acquired a majority stake in DreamHaus GmbH, a concert agency in Germany. DreamHaus provides event production and management services for businesses and festivals. The company organizes concerts for shows, tours, festivals, and brand partnerships.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$726.25)
Headquartered in Germany, CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment. In 2018, approx. 250 million tickets were marketed using their systems. They also operate some of Europe’s most renowned venues, such as the LANXESS arena and the EVENTIM Apollo. "
target: DreamHaus GmbH
DreamHaus is a concert agency in Germany. DreamHaus provides event production and management services for businesses and festivals. The company organizes concerts for shows, tours, festivals, and brand partnerships.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

LivexLive Media, acquired React Presents

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, has acquired React Presents from LiveStyle, the largest global producer of live music events. React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company. Their events include the Spring Awakening Music Festival, Mamby on the Beach, and more.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$54.07)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: React Presents
React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company. React Presents produces events and festivals in Chicago, Detroit and other select markets throughout the Midwest U.S., including the Spring Awakening Music Festival, Mamby on the Beach, and various other large events.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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$15
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closed 12/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired PR Worldwide

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in the live entertainment division of PR Worldwide, one of Malaysia’s leading live events promoters. 
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: PR Worldwide
Established in 1999, PR Worldwide has been instrumental in the establishment of the Malaysian live entertainment industry. One of the most prominent live events businesses in the Asia Pacific region, the company has promoted a vast array of international acts and family shows.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eventim, acquired Talent Concert International

synopsis: CTS Eventim, a Germany-based leading international provider of Ticketing and Live Entertainment, has acquired Talent Concert International, a Russian tour and concert promoter that has organized live performances by Blur, Nick Cave, Motörhead, Rihanna and Robbie Williams.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$726.25)
Headquartered in Germany, CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment. In 2018, approx. 250 million tickets were marketed using their systems. They also operate some of Europe’s most renowned venues, such as the LANXESS arena and the EVENTIM Apollo. "
target: Talent Concert International
Talent Concert International is a Russian tour and concert promoter. TCI has organized live performances by Blur, Nick Cave, Motörhead, Rihanna and Robbie Williams. TCI focuses on Moscow and St. Petersburg but also organizes shows in Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok.
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closed 9/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Entco

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Entco, an Indian live music production company. Entco is a brand experiential company with a focus on immersive music experiences. Entco organises music festivals and concerts in India, the Middle East, South East Asia and the USA.
buyer: Believe Distribution Services
Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists & labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label & international campaign management, trade & digital marketing services, and comprehensive video management & distribution. "
target: Entco
Entco is an Indian live music production company. Entco is a brand experiential company with a focus on immersive music experiences. Entco organises music festivals and concerts in India, the Middle East, South East Asia and the USA.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Virgin Fest, acquired Kaaboo Festival

synopsis: Virgin Fest, the music festival arm of Richard Branson’s worldwide Virgin brand, has acquired Kaaboo, San Diego's largest music, comedy, culinary and art festival. Kaaboo began with its flagship property Kaaboo Del Mar in 2015 and has expanded to the Caribbean (Kaaboo Cayman) and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (Kaaboo Texas).
buyer parent: Virgin Group, Ltd.
buyer: Virgin Fest
Virgin Fest is the music festival arm of Richard Branson’s worldwide Virgin brand. Virgin Fest is being touted as a multi-experiential festival series centered around music, exploration, innovation and generosity. "
target: Kaaboo Festival
Kaaboo is San Diego's largest music, comedy, culinary and art festival. Kaaboo began with its flagship property Kaaboo Del Mar in 2015 and has expanded to the Caribbean (Kaaboo Cayman) and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (Kaaboo Texas).
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Masterworks, acquired Senbla

synopsis: Sony Music’s Masterworks division has acquired Senbla, a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Masterworks
Sony Music Masterworks (better known as Sony Masterworks) is a record label, the result of a restructuring of Sony Music's classical music division. "
target: Senbla
Senbla is a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more.
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announced 7/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire OCESA

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a controlling interest in OCESA Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in Latin America and owner of Ticketmaster Mexico from CIE and Grupo Televisa.
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 parent: CIE
target: OCESA
One of the most prominent live events businesses globally, OCESA promotes more than 3,100 events for nearly 6 million fans annually across Mexico and Colombia and has a robust business portfolio in ticketing, sponsorship, food & beverage, merchandise, and venue operation.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Live Music Production

synopsis: DEAG, Germany's live music promoter, has acquired Live Music Production, a Swiss company group owned by promoter and event organizer Michael Drieberg that organizes event and concerts in Switzerland. DEAG’s portfolio now covers the entire Swiss market.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
Based in Germany, DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organizes a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts. "
target: Live Music Production
Live Music Production is a Swiss company group owned by promoter and event organizer Michael Drieberg. The company has organized events and concerts for stars such as Johnny Hallyday, Sting, Zucchero, David Guetta and others.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired C² CONCERTS GmbH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft, a leading entertainment service company, has announced its acquisition of a 51% majority interest in the promoter C² CONCERTS. C² CONCERTS has been a successful local promoter, musical producer and tour operator in Baden-Württemberg, Germany for more than 20 years.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts. "
target: C² CONCERTS GmbH
C² CONCERTS has been a successful local promoter, musical producer and tour operator in Baden-Württemberg, Germany for more than 20 years. The promoter offers a broadly diversified portfolio in the divisions of Rock/Pop, Family Entertainment, Arts+Exhibitions and Classics & Jazz.
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closed 5/17/2019 via Los Angeles Times

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Spaceland Presents

synopsis: Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, has acquired Los Angeles-based concert promoter Spaceland Presents, including its local music venues Echoplex, the Echo and the Regent, as the giant events firm continues to expand its footprint in Southern California.
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: Spaceland Presents
Spaceland Presents is one of the premier independent club promotion and event companies in Los Angeles. Spaceland has long been known as an innovative concert promoter, blending unique cultural institutions with live musical performances for audiences to enjoy.
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closed 2/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Embrace Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area.
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: Embrace Entertainment Inc.
With a focus on cutting edge genres, Embrace presents a diverse range of concerts and boutique festivals including Toronto’s Electric Island. Embrace has promoted thousands of shows for renowned acts like Leon Bridges, Chance The Rapper, Disclosure, Zedd, Travis Scott, LCD Soundsystem and many more.
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closed 2/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Planet Events

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders, has acquired Planet Events, one of the leading companies in Spain in the recruitment, production and promotion of tours of national and international artists and major musical events.
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 parent: Prisa
target: Planet Events
Planet Events is a concert promoter. It is one of the leading companies in Spain in the recruitment, production and promotion of tours of national and international artists and major musical events. Created in 1999, it has reached the world's top 50 in its sector.
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closed 1/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired One Production

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in ONE Production, one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia.
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 parent: Rock Records Singapore Pte Ltd
target: One Production
ONE Production is one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia.
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closed 11/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MTV Networks, acquired SnowGlobe Music Festival

synopsis: MTV has acquired SnowGlobe Music Festival, the nation’s premier outdoor New Year’s Eve music festival. The annual, three-day event takes place December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe, California and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports, and interactive art exhibitions.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios. "
target: SnowGlobe Music Festival
SnowGlobe Music Festival is the nation’s premier outdoor New Year’s Eve music festival. The annual, three-day event takes place December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports, and interactive art exhibitions.
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announced 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Olympia Production SAS, will acquire Garorock Festival

synopsis: French promoter and festival producer Olympia Production, a subsidiary of Vivendi, announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire Garorock, one of the country's largest music festivals. Garorock takes place at the end of June in Marmande, South-West France.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Olympia Production SAS
Created in 2016, Olympia Production is a production house for shows and concerts. Since its creation, Olympia Production produced or coproduced in France more than 600 shows by a dozen artists. "
target: Garorock Festival
Garorock is one of the France's largest music festivals. The festival was launched in 1997 and grew into a four-day event that counted 145,000 people in total in 2018, with a lineup that included Macklemore, Marilyn Manson, Indochine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, DJ Snake and more.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BusinessWire

CID Entertainment, acquired Future Beat

synopsis: On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business, announced it has acquired Future Beat, a leading provider of VIP concert experiences for the live music industry, and combined it with its subsidiary, CID Entertainment, the preeminent festival and tour VIP and travel package provider in North America.
buyer parent: On Location Experiences
buyer: CID Entertainment
CID Entertainment is the preeminent festival and tour VIP and travel package provider in North America. They serve core fans, bringing them together to experience their favorite live events. "
target: Future Beat
Future Beat is a leading provider of VIP concert experiences for the live music industry. Future Beat works directly with Artists to develop exceptional packages that include the best seats, VIP amenities, exclusive and original merchandise, meet & greets, soundchecks and more.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Red Mountain Entertainment

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Red Mountain Entertainment (RME), a concert and event promoting company based in Birmingham, Alabama. RME has extensive experience in booking and promoting concerts throughout the United States in venues ranging from clubs to stadiums.
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: Red Mountain Entertainment
Red Mountain Entertainment (RME) is a concert and event promoting company based in Birmingham, Alabama. RME has extensive experience in booking and promoting concerts throughout the United States in various venues. RME is also actively involved in the production of music and food-themed festivals.
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announced 3/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Sanoma Oyj, will acquire N.C.D. Production Oy

synopsis: Sanoma has entered into an agreement to acquire 60% of N.C.D. Production Ltd., one of the largest festival and event companies in Finland. N.C.D. Production organises festivals, concerts and cruises across Finland, with facilities located in Jämsä, Tampere, Kuopio and Lahti.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. They provide consumers with engaging content, offer unique marketing solutions to business partners and enable teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. "
target: N.C.D. Production Oy
N.C.D. Production is one of the largest festival and event companies in Finland, which organises festivals, concerts and cruises. The events that they produce include Himos Juhannus, Tammerfest, Kuopio Rockcock Festival and Suomipop Festival.
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Spotify Ltd
Spotify Ltd
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$9,696.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($243.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($286.90)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5584
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Ticker: TSX:RAY.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray Digital Media Group
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$199.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$76.52
EBIT ($mm)
$54.72
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
1200
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Ticker: OTCPK:LPTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loop Media, Inc.
Loop Media, Inc.
Loop is the first media company focused on fully integrated 360-degree engagement of music videos and other premium short-form content by consumers and businesses. Loop improves the entire viewing experience for premium short-form content by focusing on venues and consumers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: IWDM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Radioio, Inc.
Radioio, Inc.
Radioio, Inc. provides an internet radio platform that delivers streamed music anytime and anywhere on connected devices. RadioIO's full-service background music and messaging ecosystem supports large franchise businesses and other vertical markets.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$1.64
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: MUEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Musician’s Exchange
Musician’s Exchange
Musicians Exchange is a global community with an eye towards online commercial exchange. It features digital music & video distribution, classified ads, and global opportunity for the musician, artist, band, videographer, producer, writer, and others.
year
2009
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Ticker: AIM:BOOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audioboom
Audioboom
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: MSTO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Masterbeat Corporation
Masterbeat Corporation
Masterbeat Corporation, a privately-held digital music company, was formed in 2007 to launch the www.masterbeat.com website, making dance music, remixes and electronica more readily available to consumers on the internet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$1.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: US:UBCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ubroadcast, Inc.
ubroadcast, Inc.
UBCI's ubroadcast.com allows users to produce and broadcast LIVE and On Demand television and radio in high quality. By blending this user-generated content and UBCI's programming in a single application, UBCI bridges the gap between Internet video and traditional network radio and television.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: SEHK:800
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A8 New Media Group Limited
A8 New Media Group Limited
A8 New Media Group Limited is a Chinese company devoted to building the music-based entertainment industry chain based on mobile internet and the prime game publishing platform. The aim of the Group was to build the biggest entertainment platform for young people.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$17.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.17
EBIT ($mm)
$3.23
Net Income ($mm)
$2.81
Employees
146
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Ticker: VODOF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VODone LIMITED
VODone LIMITED
VODONE owns a complete set of licenses to operate video broadcasting on the Internet. VODONE owns the powerful broadcasting platform, and it has broadcast thousands of domestic and international political, economical, cultural and commercial activities over the Internet.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.53
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: MDVX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modavox, Inc.
Modavox, Inc. a pioneer in Internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offers innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Modavox delivers content straight to desktops and Internet-enabled devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
45
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Ticker: RTGV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures offers Music & Entertainment Technology Solutions and Digital Marketing Services. Harnessing the strength of its digital marketing agency, the company has applied its knowledge process in developing cutting edge technology platforms for web, mobile and tablet devices.
year
2010
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$507.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
$70.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2900
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Ticker: LYV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,513.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($862.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,319.68)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10500
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Ticker: XTRA:ERMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$226.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.94
EBIT ($mm)
$3.91
Net Income ($mm)
$2.91
Employees
219
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: GB:MFP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc is focused on the ownership, development, and production of music festivals. The Group wholly owns three summer music festivals, the Festival Internacional de Benicassim in Spain, the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, England, and the Feis Festival in Finsbury Park, London.
year
2011
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Ticker: OTCPK:SLCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc. operates through three divisions: films, music and concerts. The Spotlight Films division is engaged in the production of genre pictures. The Spotlight Music Division is engaged in providing music and videos.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
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Ticker: TSE:7860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
$142.73
Net Income ($mm)
$74.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:7844
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous Inc, provides Online game planning, production and sales of home video game software in the planning, development, production and sales planning, development and operation of amusement housing planning, production, and sale of music and video content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
Net Income ($mm)
$17.60
Employees
451
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
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