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closed 7/21/2021 via PR Web

TrueFire Studios, acquired ArtistWorks.com

synopsis: TrueFire Studios, an alliance of the world’s leading online music education companies, has acquired ArtistWorks.com, an online music learning platform. ArtistWorks.com enables musicians to "teach the world"​ by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing students.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: TrueFire Studios
TrueFire Studios is an alliance of the world’s leading online music education companies. TrueFire Studios provides affordable, anytime, anywhere access to best-in-class artists and the most comprehensive music lesson library on the planet, across all major instrument categories. "
target: ArtistWorks.com
ArtistWorks.com is an online music learning platform. ArtistWorks.com enables musicians to "teach the world"​ by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing students. They offer courses for guitar, cello, flute, violin, drums, piano, and more.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paste Media Group LLC, acquired NoiseTrade

synopsis: Paste Media Group, a digital music and entertainment magazine, has acquired NoiseTrade from PledgeMusic, the world’s leading online, direct-to-fan music platform. NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data.
buyer parent: Wolfgang's Vault LLC
buyer: Paste Media Group LLC
Paste is a digital music and entertainment magazine. Paste is the premier pop culture destination for discerning readers who prize substance and authenticity. Paste prides itself on great writing about Music, Movies, TV, Comedy, Games, Books, Comics, Drinks and Politics. "
target parent: PledgeMusic
target: NoiseTrade
NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data, while offering advertisers a platform for reaching a highly engaged, targeted audience.
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announced 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

PledgeMusic, will acquire NoiseTrade

synopsis: PledgeMusic, the leading global next generation direct-to-fan e-commerce platform, announced that it will acquire NoiseTrade. NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data.
buyer: PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic is a global next generation music company and direct-to-fan e-commerce platform dedicated to enabling artists to build community, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. "
target: NoiseTrade
NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data, while offering advertisers a platform for reaching a highly engaged, targeted audience.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired PropertyOfZack

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of PropertyOfZack. PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: PropertyOfZack
PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
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closed 4/14/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Idolator

synopsis: Buzznet, the web's leading social media company has acquired Idolator from Gawker Media. Through the acquisition of Idolator, Buzznet will be adding one of the most respected and innovative voices to its music community.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target parent: Gawker Media
target: Idolator
Idolator is the web's second most popular music blog, providing insightful commentary on all aspects of music, including highly regarded music reviews and recommendations.
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closed 4/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Stereogum

synopsis: Buzznet, the leading social music community has completed the acquisition of the acclaimed music blog Stereogum. Already the top destination for pop-punk and alternative rock fans and artists, the deal complements Buzznet's further expansion into additional music genres.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target: Stereogum
Stereogum.com, founded by Scott Lapatine, is a blog devoted exclusively to music. Our constantly growing collection of new and exclusive MP3s are free and legal, so download away. We have a tips line (tips at stereogum dot com) that you may use to get in touch with the entire editorial staff.
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closed 3/11/2008 via PR Newswire

3Bill Mobile Billing, acquired Faces.com

synopsis: 3BILL, the mobile division of Symbios Group, has acquired leading social network platform - http://www.faces.com. The acquisition includes all of the assets owned by the company, transfer of the lucrative domain http://www.faces.com, user base and the intellectual property operating the platform.
buyer parent: Symbios Group
buyer: 3Bill Mobile Billing
3Bill is a wholly owned subsidiary of Symbios Group. Symbios Group has been developing high quality applications for the internet and mobile phones since 2000. "
target: Faces.com
Faces.com offers social networking with a focus on music, blogging and photos. The site is designed to allow members to view each others profiles, communicate with old friends and meet new acquaintances. Users can share photos, blog, display classified advertisements and express their interests.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Guitaarr.com, acquired Tiickets

synopsis: Guitaarr.com, the guitar lessons and reviews site known for its objective approach to delivering information about the music industry, has acquired content ticket comparison website Tiickets in a move that furthers its reach whilst expanding its website portfolio.
buyer: Guitaarr.com
Guitaarr is a popular music industry blog focusing on providing guitar reviews, deep analysis of reputable online guitar lessons, and has content such as the popular guide for beginner guitarists. "
target: Tiickets
Tiickets is a concert ticket price comparison site, committed to providing fans of live music the chance to purchase tickets fairly.
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announced 6/3/2013 via

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase Music and Comic Book Sites from AOL Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AOL Music assets The Boot, The BoomBox and NoiseCreep, as well as ComicsAlliance from AOL Inc. The new digital properties will join Townsquare Media Group’s national digital business and the staffs of these sites are joining Townsquare.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$417.96)
Townsquare Media Group 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. "
seller: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
The AOL Music assets include: country and bluegrass site "The Boot"; rap, hip-hop and R&B site "The BoomBox"; and hard rock and heavy metal site "NoiseCreep", as well as comic books site "ComicsAlliance".
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closed 4/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Seatwave, acquired Timbre, Inc.

synopsis: Timbre has been acquired by Seatwave. Timbre is a location-based live music discovery app that enables users to find live shows in their area. Timbre offers a minimalistic and infinitely scrollable list of music artists that are performing live in a surrounding area defined by an adjustable radius.
buyer: Seatwave
Seatwave is an online marketplace where fans can buy and sell tickets for concerts, theatre, sports and just about any other live event. Seatwave was created by a group of people who believe that getting tickets should be really easy and safe. "
target: Timbre, Inc.
Timbre is a location-based live music discovery app that enables users to find live shows in their area. Timbre offers a minimalistic and infinitely scrollable list of music artists that are performing live in a surrounding area defined by an adjustable radius.
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announced 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

BandLab Technologies, will acquire New Musical Express and Uncut

synopsis: BandLab Technologies, a social music platform, will acquire New Musical Express (NME) and Uncut from TI Media, a magazine and digital publisher in the UK. New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website that provides music news, reviews, features, interviews, photos and videos. Uncut is a monthly, music focused magazine in the UK.
buyer: BandLab Technologies
BandLab Technologies is a social technology collective that integrates the physical and digital supply chain around music. BandLab, the group’s flagship digital product, is a social music platform that allows creators to make music and share the creative process with musicians and fans. "
target parent: TI Media Limited
target: New Musical Express and Uncut
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website that provides music news, reviews, features, interviews, photos and videos. Uncut is a monthly, music focused magazine in the UK. Uncut provides interviews with film directors, music news, and reviews of all major new album releases.
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closed 2/25/2014 via PR Web

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired Noteflight

synopsis: Hal Leonard Corporation has acquired 100% ownership of Boston-based Noteflight, LLC, a fast-growing online community of nearly a million music makers. Founded in 2008, Noteflight operates a website where musicians, composers, songwriters, arrangers, teachers and students can create, edit and share music scores in the cloud, instantly and easily.
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is the world leader in the music print industry. The company produces sheet music, songbooks, and method book/CD packs for all instruments, band and choral arrangements, reference books, instructional DVDs and videos, CD-ROMs, music software, and children's music products. "
target: Noteflight
Noteflight allows users to edit, display, play back and share music notation in a web browser, on any device. Noteflight has an active online community of over 950,000 music enthusiasts. Its website hosts millions of user-created musical scores, both public and private.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired We Are Hunted

synopsis: Twitter acquired the music discovery service We Are Hunted and is using its technology to build a standalone music app. We Are Hunted is a San Francisco based software company that has developed proprietary search technology which continuously scans the Internet to identify the hottest new music in the world.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. "
target: We Are Hunted
We Are Hunted is a San Francisco based software company that has developed proprietary search technology which continuously scans the Internet to identify the hottest new music in the world.
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closed 8/8/2012 via PR Newswire

macProVideo.com, acquired AskVideo.com

synopsis: macProVideo.com announced the purchase of online software training website, AskVideo.com. The deal includes AskVideo.com's full catalogue, brand, and other operational assets. AskVideo.com is an online education community for both Windows and Mac users, training on the world's leading creative software and applications.
buyer parent: NonLinear Educating Inc.
buyer: macProVideo.com
macProVideo.com was founded in February of 2005 to produce and distribute online training for Apple software applications like Logic, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and GarageBand. The company's library quickly expanded to include training for over 40 different software applications. "
target: AskVideo.com
AskVideo.com is an online education community for both Windows and Mac users, training on the world's leading creative software and applications. Their course library includes videos on Adobe CS, Logic Pro, Final Cut Studio, InDesign and more.
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closed 11/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Verde Media Group, acquired Beyond Race Magazine, LLC

synopsis: Verde Media Group Inc., announces that the acquisition for 100% ownership of Beyondrace.com has been executed. The website (www.beyondrace.com) is focused on new and groundbreaking artists, music, film, fashion, and art in all its forms.
buyer: Verde Media Group (VMGI:$0.00)
Verde Media Group Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol VMGI. The Company operates a managed media financing company with production, distribution, and development functions. "
target: Beyond Race Magazine, LLC
BRM (Beyond Race Magazine) is the authoritative voice for cutting edge music and entertainment that appeals to the socially conscious, progressive minded individual.
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closed 3/11/2008 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired eStockMusic.com

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that it has acquired the assets of eStockMusic.com. This acquisition adds a micropayment music business to Jupiterimages’ micropayment offerings of royalty-free digital images and footage on Stockxpert.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: eStockMusic.com
eStockMusic.com offers an extensive library of royalty free stock music that is easily searchable and lets customers listen to the tracks before purchasing for as little as a $1.00 per track. eStockMusic.com provides an innovative platform for composers to promote and sell their music online.
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closed 10/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Warner Music Group, acquired ShareMyPlaylists.com Limited

synopsis: UK startup ShareMyPlaylists, which runs Spotify playlists sharing platform Playlists.net, has been acquired by American recording giant Warner Music Group. Playlists.net has carved a niche for itself in the online music space, becoming known as the preeminent go-to for those wishing to share and explore Spotify playlists.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
target: ShareMyPlaylists.com Limited
Playlists.net is a resource for Spotify users to share and explore Spotify Playlists. The site is a free resource for music fans the world over.
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closed 9/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Billboard Media Group, acquired Amplify

synopsis: Billboard Music Group, the world's most influential music brand, has acquired Amplify Media Inc., a live entertainment news website with offices in Long Beach. Amplify specializes in covering the live entertainment industry, focusing on promoters, agents, managers, venue executives, and those serving the concert business.
buyer parent: Valence Media
buyer: Billboard Media Group
Billboard is the world's most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate destination for passionate music fans. "
target: Amplify
Amplify, founded by Dave Brooks to cover the music business, specializes in covering the live entertainment industry, focusing on promoters, agents, managers, venue executives, and those serving the concert business.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BusinessWire

Salem Web Network, acquired Christian Concert Alerts

synopsis: Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Media Group, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced the acquisition of ChristianConcertAlerts.com, the leading industry provider of Christian artists’ tour dates and events.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network (SWN) is the Internet division of Salem Communications, America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Christian Concert Alerts
Founded in 2011, Christian Concert Alerts is the leading industry provider of Christian artists’ tour dates and events across the United States. They allow subscribers to receive monthly email notifications about Christian concert events coming to their geographical region.
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closed 5/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Absolute Punk

synopsis: Buzznet, the Web's leading social media community for music, announced the addition of Absolute Punk. With an incredibly active community of more than 500,000 music fans, Absolute Punk provides one of the largest alternative music zines on the Web.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target: Absolute Punk
Founded in 2000, Absolute Punk is the premier destination for alternative music, industry news, reviews, interviews and community, and has become the top source of information for devoted music fans.
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closed 7/21/2021 via PR Web

TrueFire Studios, acquired ArtistWorks.com

synopsis: TrueFire Studios, an alliance of the world’s leading online music education companies, has acquired ArtistWorks.com, an online music learning platform. ArtistWorks.com enables musicians to "teach the world"​ by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing students.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: TrueFire Studios
TrueFire Studios is an alliance of the world’s leading online music education companies. TrueFire Studios provides affordable, anytime, anywhere access to best-in-class artists and the most comprehensive music lesson library on the planet, across all major instrument categories. "
target: ArtistWorks.com
ArtistWorks.com is an online music learning platform. ArtistWorks.com enables musicians to "teach the world"​ by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing students. They offer courses for guitar, cello, flute, violin, drums, piano, and more.
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closed 7/21/2021 via PR Web

TrueFire Studios, acquired ArtistWorks.com

synopsis: TrueFire Studios, an alliance of the world’s leading online music education companies, has acquired ArtistWorks.com, an online music learning platform. ArtistWorks.com enables musicians to "teach the world"​ by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing students.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: TrueFire Studios
TrueFire Studios is an alliance of the world’s leading online music education companies. TrueFire Studios provides affordable, anytime, anywhere access to best-in-class artists and the most comprehensive music lesson library on the planet, across all major instrument categories. "
target: ArtistWorks.com
ArtistWorks.com is an online music learning platform. ArtistWorks.com enables musicians to "teach the world"​ by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing students. They offer courses for guitar, cello, flute, violin, drums, piano, and more.
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closed 7/21/2021 via PR Web

TrueFire Studios, acquired ArtistWorks.com

synopsis: TrueFire Studios, an alliance of the world’s leading online music education companies, has acquired ArtistWorks.com, an online music learning platform. ArtistWorks.com enables musicians to "teach the world"​ by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing students.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: TrueFire Studios
TrueFire Studios is an alliance of the world’s leading online music education companies. TrueFire Studios provides affordable, anytime, anywhere access to best-in-class artists and the most comprehensive music lesson library on the planet, across all major instrument categories. "
target: ArtistWorks.com
ArtistWorks.com is an online music learning platform. ArtistWorks.com enables musicians to "teach the world"​ by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing students. They offer courses for guitar, cello, flute, violin, drums, piano, and more.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paste Media Group LLC, acquired NoiseTrade

synopsis: Paste Media Group, a digital music and entertainment magazine, has acquired NoiseTrade from PledgeMusic, the world’s leading online, direct-to-fan music platform. NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data.
buyer parent: Wolfgang's Vault LLC
buyer: Paste Media Group LLC
Paste is a digital music and entertainment magazine. Paste is the premier pop culture destination for discerning readers who prize substance and authenticity. Paste prides itself on great writing about Music, Movies, TV, Comedy, Games, Books, Comics, Drinks and Politics. "
target parent: PledgeMusic
target: NoiseTrade
NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data, while offering advertisers a platform for reaching a highly engaged, targeted audience.
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announced 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

PledgeMusic, will acquire NoiseTrade

synopsis: PledgeMusic, the leading global next generation direct-to-fan e-commerce platform, announced that it will acquire NoiseTrade. NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data.
buyer: PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic is a global next generation music company and direct-to-fan e-commerce platform dedicated to enabling artists to build community, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. "
target: NoiseTrade
NoiseTrade enables artists, labels and publishers to meaningfully connect with fans passionate about music, books and culture through the free exchange of content and data, while offering advertisers a platform for reaching a highly engaged, targeted audience.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired PropertyOfZack

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of PropertyOfZack. PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: PropertyOfZack
PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
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closed 4/14/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Idolator

synopsis: Buzznet, the web's leading social media company has acquired Idolator from Gawker Media. Through the acquisition of Idolator, Buzznet will be adding one of the most respected and innovative voices to its music community.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target parent: Gawker Media
target: Idolator
Idolator is the web's second most popular music blog, providing insightful commentary on all aspects of music, including highly regarded music reviews and recommendations.
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closed 4/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Stereogum

synopsis: Buzznet, the leading social music community has completed the acquisition of the acclaimed music blog Stereogum. Already the top destination for pop-punk and alternative rock fans and artists, the deal complements Buzznet's further expansion into additional music genres.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target: Stereogum
Stereogum.com, founded by Scott Lapatine, is a blog devoted exclusively to music. Our constantly growing collection of new and exclusive MP3s are free and legal, so download away. We have a tips line (tips at stereogum dot com) that you may use to get in touch with the entire editorial staff.
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closed 3/11/2008 via PR Newswire

3Bill Mobile Billing, acquired Faces.com

synopsis: 3BILL, the mobile division of Symbios Group, has acquired leading social network platform - http://www.faces.com. The acquisition includes all of the assets owned by the company, transfer of the lucrative domain http://www.faces.com, user base and the intellectual property operating the platform.
buyer parent: Symbios Group
buyer: 3Bill Mobile Billing
3Bill is a wholly owned subsidiary of Symbios Group. Symbios Group has been developing high quality applications for the internet and mobile phones since 2000. "
target: Faces.com
Faces.com offers social networking with a focus on music, blogging and photos. The site is designed to allow members to view each others profiles, communicate with old friends and meet new acquaintances. Users can share photos, blog, display classified advertisements and express their interests.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Guitaarr.com, acquired Tiickets

synopsis: Guitaarr.com, the guitar lessons and reviews site known for its objective approach to delivering information about the music industry, has acquired content ticket comparison website Tiickets in a move that furthers its reach whilst expanding its website portfolio.
buyer: Guitaarr.com
Guitaarr is a popular music industry blog focusing on providing guitar reviews, deep analysis of reputable online guitar lessons, and has content such as the popular guide for beginner guitarists. "
target: Tiickets
Tiickets is a concert ticket price comparison site, committed to providing fans of live music the chance to purchase tickets fairly.
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Townsquare Media Group, will purchase Music and Comic Book Sites from AOL Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AOL Music assets The Boot, The BoomBox and NoiseCreep, as well as ComicsAlliance from AOL Inc. The new digital properties will join Townsquare Media Group’s national digital business and the staffs of these sites are joining Townsquare.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$417.96)
Townsquare Media Group 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. "
seller: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
The AOL Music assets include: country and bluegrass site "The Boot"; rap, hip-hop and R&B site "The BoomBox"; and hard rock and heavy metal site "NoiseCreep", as well as comic books site "ComicsAlliance".
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closed 4/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Seatwave, acquired Timbre, Inc.

synopsis: Timbre has been acquired by Seatwave. Timbre is a location-based live music discovery app that enables users to find live shows in their area. Timbre offers a minimalistic and infinitely scrollable list of music artists that are performing live in a surrounding area defined by an adjustable radius.
buyer: Seatwave
Seatwave is an online marketplace where fans can buy and sell tickets for concerts, theatre, sports and just about any other live event. Seatwave was created by a group of people who believe that getting tickets should be really easy and safe. "
target: Timbre, Inc.
Timbre is a location-based live music discovery app that enables users to find live shows in their area. Timbre offers a minimalistic and infinitely scrollable list of music artists that are performing live in a surrounding area defined by an adjustable radius.
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announced 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

BandLab Technologies, will acquire New Musical Express and Uncut

synopsis: BandLab Technologies, a social music platform, will acquire New Musical Express (NME) and Uncut from TI Media, a magazine and digital publisher in the UK. New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website that provides music news, reviews, features, interviews, photos and videos. Uncut is a monthly, music focused magazine in the UK.
buyer: BandLab Technologies
BandLab Technologies is a social technology collective that integrates the physical and digital supply chain around music. BandLab, the group’s flagship digital product, is a social music platform that allows creators to make music and share the creative process with musicians and fans. "
target parent: TI Media Limited
target: New Musical Express and Uncut
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website that provides music news, reviews, features, interviews, photos and videos. Uncut is a monthly, music focused magazine in the UK. Uncut provides interviews with film directors, music news, and reviews of all major new album releases.
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closed 2/25/2014 via PR Web

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired Noteflight

synopsis: Hal Leonard Corporation has acquired 100% ownership of Boston-based Noteflight, LLC, a fast-growing online community of nearly a million music makers. Founded in 2008, Noteflight operates a website where musicians, composers, songwriters, arrangers, teachers and students can create, edit and share music scores in the cloud, instantly and easily.
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is the world leader in the music print industry. The company produces sheet music, songbooks, and method book/CD packs for all instruments, band and choral arrangements, reference books, instructional DVDs and videos, CD-ROMs, music software, and children's music products. "
target: Noteflight
Noteflight allows users to edit, display, play back and share music notation in a web browser, on any device. Noteflight has an active online community of over 950,000 music enthusiasts. Its website hosts millions of user-created musical scores, both public and private.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired We Are Hunted

synopsis: Twitter acquired the music discovery service We Are Hunted and is using its technology to build a standalone music app. We Are Hunted is a San Francisco based software company that has developed proprietary search technology which continuously scans the Internet to identify the hottest new music in the world.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. "
target: We Are Hunted
We Are Hunted is a San Francisco based software company that has developed proprietary search technology which continuously scans the Internet to identify the hottest new music in the world.
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closed 8/8/2012 via PR Newswire

macProVideo.com, acquired AskVideo.com

synopsis: macProVideo.com announced the purchase of online software training website, AskVideo.com. The deal includes AskVideo.com's full catalogue, brand, and other operational assets. AskVideo.com is an online education community for both Windows and Mac users, training on the world's leading creative software and applications.
buyer parent: NonLinear Educating Inc.
buyer: macProVideo.com
macProVideo.com was founded in February of 2005 to produce and distribute online training for Apple software applications like Logic, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and GarageBand. The company's library quickly expanded to include training for over 40 different software applications. "
target: AskVideo.com
AskVideo.com is an online education community for both Windows and Mac users, training on the world's leading creative software and applications. Their course library includes videos on Adobe CS, Logic Pro, Final Cut Studio, InDesign and more.
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closed 11/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Verde Media Group, acquired Beyond Race Magazine, LLC

synopsis: Verde Media Group Inc., announces that the acquisition for 100% ownership of Beyondrace.com has been executed. The website (www.beyondrace.com) is focused on new and groundbreaking artists, music, film, fashion, and art in all its forms.
buyer: Verde Media Group (VMGI:$0.00)
Verde Media Group Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol VMGI. The Company operates a managed media financing company with production, distribution, and development functions. "
target: Beyond Race Magazine, LLC
BRM (Beyond Race Magazine) is the authoritative voice for cutting edge music and entertainment that appeals to the socially conscious, progressive minded individual.
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closed 3/11/2008 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired eStockMusic.com

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that it has acquired the assets of eStockMusic.com. This acquisition adds a micropayment music business to Jupiterimages’ micropayment offerings of royalty-free digital images and footage on Stockxpert.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: eStockMusic.com
eStockMusic.com offers an extensive library of royalty free stock music that is easily searchable and lets customers listen to the tracks before purchasing for as little as a $1.00 per track. eStockMusic.com provides an innovative platform for composers to promote and sell their music online.
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closed 10/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Warner Music Group, acquired ShareMyPlaylists.com Limited

synopsis: UK startup ShareMyPlaylists, which runs Spotify playlists sharing platform Playlists.net, has been acquired by American recording giant Warner Music Group. Playlists.net has carved a niche for itself in the online music space, becoming known as the preeminent go-to for those wishing to share and explore Spotify playlists.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
target: ShareMyPlaylists.com Limited
Playlists.net is a resource for Spotify users to share and explore Spotify Playlists. The site is a free resource for music fans the world over.
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closed 9/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Billboard Media Group, acquired Amplify

synopsis: Billboard Music Group, the world's most influential music brand, has acquired Amplify Media Inc., a live entertainment news website with offices in Long Beach. Amplify specializes in covering the live entertainment industry, focusing on promoters, agents, managers, venue executives, and those serving the concert business.
buyer parent: Valence Media
buyer: Billboard Media Group
Billboard is the world's most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate destination for passionate music fans. "
target: Amplify
Amplify, founded by Dave Brooks to cover the music business, specializes in covering the live entertainment industry, focusing on promoters, agents, managers, venue executives, and those serving the concert business.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BusinessWire

Salem Web Network, acquired Christian Concert Alerts

synopsis: Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Media Group, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced the acquisition of ChristianConcertAlerts.com, the leading industry provider of Christian artists’ tour dates and events.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network (SWN) is the Internet division of Salem Communications, America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Christian Concert Alerts
Founded in 2011, Christian Concert Alerts is the leading industry provider of Christian artists’ tour dates and events across the United States. They allow subscribers to receive monthly email notifications about Christian concert events coming to their geographical region.
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closed 5/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Absolute Punk

synopsis: Buzznet, the Web's leading social media community for music, announced the addition of Absolute Punk. With an incredibly active community of more than 500,000 music fans, Absolute Punk provides one of the largest alternative music zines on the Web.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target: Absolute Punk
Founded in 2000, Absolute Punk is the premier destination for alternative music, industry news, reviews, interviews and community, and has become the top source of information for devoted music fans.
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