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closed 6/30/2022 via BusinessWire

Anghami Inc, acquired Spotlight Events

synopsis: Anghami Inc., the leading music and entertainment streaming platform in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced the acquisition of Spotlight Events, an events and concert company specialized in managing and executing live events and concerts in the region.
buyer: Anghami Inc (ANGH:$35.50)
Anghami, the first, most established and fastest-growing music technology platform in the Middle East and North Africa region, is the go-to destination for Arabic and International music and entertainment, creating artists, and connecting people. "
target: Spotlight Events
Spotlight Events, is an events and concert company specialized in managing and executing live events and concerts in the region. Their goal is to always innovate and come up with creative ideas complemented with proper execution that will deliver the best results for their artists and clients.
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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

Outback Concerts, acquired Robomagic

synopsis: US tour promoter Outback Presents has acquired UK-based Robomagic, with the two companies saying they are together pursuing a “joint mission to create more equitable touring opportunities in partnership with artists”.
buyer: Outback Concerts
Outback Presents is the leading independent full-service promoter of live entertainment in North America. Outback Presents is rapidly expanding into the premiere artist-first, data-driven, and creative-focused partner for thousands of shows, tours, and festivals a year. "
target: Robomagic
Robomagic Live is the leading independent full-service promoter of live entertainment in the UK and Europe. Their ambition is to make the lives of both established and aspiring artistes fairer and more equitable.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

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:$6,268.45)
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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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:$6,268.45)
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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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:$6,268.45)
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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announced 11/15/2017 via Reuters

Hao Tian Development Group Limited, will acquire Done+Dusted

synopsis: Hao Tian Development Group Limited, an integrated investment group company, will acquire Done+Dusted, one of the world's foremost independent producers of staged events, television, concert filming and branded content production. Done+Dusted has staged and filmed events such as The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and more.
buyer: Hao Tian Development Group Limited (SEHK:474:$15.16)
Hao Tian Development Group Limited is an integrated investment group company that is focused on financial businesses. Through its subsidiaries the group offers money lending services, logistics and warehousing services, and engages in the trading of commodities. "
target: Done+Dusted
Done+Dusted is one of the world's foremost independent producers of staged events, television, concert filming and branded content production. Done+Dusted has staged and filmed events such as The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, iHeartRadio Music Awards, CNN Heroes, and has also filmed rock concerts.
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closed 11/9/2017 via DGAP

Eventim, acquired Friends and Partners

synopsis: CTS Eventim, one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment, acquired 60 percent of the shares in Friends and Partners, one of the leading providers of Ticketing, Live Entertainment and Music TV productions in Italy.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$726.25)
CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment. More than 150 million tickets for over 200,000 events are marketed annually using the company's systems - be it through stationary box offices, online or from mobile devices. "
target: Friends and Partners
Friends and Partners was founded as the F&P Group in 2001 and is one of the leading providers of Live Entertainment and Music TV productions in Italy. F&P Group has sold more than six million tickets to more than 1,500 shows, generating annual revenues of around 80 million Euro on average.
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closed 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Eventim, acquired Vertigo Srl

synopsis: Eventim, one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment, has acquired a 51% stake in Vertigo, a promoter and operator of concerts and events. Vertigo has organised tours for various artists and bands such as Alter Bridge, Marylin Manson, Slayer, and more. Vertigo will join Eventim's Medusa Music Group.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$726.25)
Eventim is one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment. More than 150 million tickets for over 200,000 events are marketed annually using the company's systems - be it through stationary box offices, online or from mobile devices. "
target: Vertigo Srl
Vertigo is a promoter and operator of concerts and events. Vertigo has organised tours for various artists and bands such as Alter Bridge, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon, Marylin Manson, Slayer, Sunrise Avenue, and more.
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announced 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Frank Productions, Inc. will be merged with Majestic Theatre,

synopsis: Madison, WI-based Frank Productions, one of the nation’s largest concert promoters, plans to merge with the Majestic Theatre, a premiere concert venue located in downtown Madison. Frank Productions and its affiliated companies produce hundreds of concerts each year, selling hundreds of thousands of tickets for national artists.
buyer: Majestic Theatre
The Majestic Theatre is Madison's premiere concert venue located in the heart of Downtown. They celebrate an eclectic array of national talent several times each week, offering fans of every musical genre a reason to visit. "
target: Frank Productions, Inc.
Founded in 1965, Frank Productions is a full-service concert promotion company that provides world-class services for live entertainment events in every type of venue throughout the US. Headquartered Madison, WI, Frank Productions and its affiliated companies produce hundreds of concerts each year.
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closed 1/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Cuffe & Taylor Limited

synopsis: Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in regional UK promoter Cuffe & Taylor. Preston-based Cuffe & Taylor, which opened a London office in 2015, was launched in 2009 and promotes events such as Greenwich Music Time and Lytham Festival. It will continue to be led by founders Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor as joint directors.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. is a live entertainment company. The Company's businesses consist of the promotion of live events, including ticketing, sponsorship and advertising, and artist management. "
target: Cuffe & Taylor Limited
Cuffe & Taylor are a live music specialist. They produce live events and help artists achieve their potential through a comprehensive management structure. They produce stunning live events across the UK and provide a full management service for existing promoters.
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closed 1/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Metropolis Music

synopsis: Metropolis Music, one of the U.K.'s biggest independent concert and event promoters, has been acquired by Live Nation, a live entertainment company. Established in 1985, Metropolis currently promotes around 500 shows per year and includes Robbie Williams, Eminem, Coldplay and more.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. is a live entertainment company. The Company's businesses consist of the promotion of live events, including ticketing, sponsorship and advertising, and artist management. "
target: Metropolis Music
Metropolis Music is one of the UK's leading independent concert promotion companies. Metropolis Music was founded in 1985 and is recognized as one of the country’s leading independent concert promotion companies.
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announced 11/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

SMI Culture & Travel Group Holdings Limited, will acquire Galaxy Group Sdn. Bhd.

synopsis: SMI Culture & Travel Group Holdings Limited has entered into a memorum of understanding with Galaxy Group Sdn Bhd, where SMI intends to acquire 55% or above of the issued share capital of Galaxy Group. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Galaxy Group is engaged in concert production, convert organizing, and event planning for performers.
buyer: SMI Culture & Travel Group Holdings Limited (SEHK:2366:$69.59)
SMI Culture & Travel Group is mainly engaged in investments in the production and distribution of films, investments in the production and distribution of television dramas, creation, production and distribution of new media contents and production and distribution of online and film advertisements."
target: Galaxy Group Sdn. Bhd.
Galaxy Group is one of the leading companies in Asia's entertainment industry with over 20 years of experience in concert production. Galaxy Group is a management company. It acts as a concert organizer and an event planner for performers. Its head office is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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closed 6/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired BDG Music Group

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in BDG Music Group, the Baltic region's largest concert promotion company. The group will retain its current management team, although upon completion of the deal, it will be renamed Live Nation Baltics.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: BDG Music Group
BDG Music Group, based in Lithuania, is the Baltic region's largest concert promotion company. Since early 2012, BDG Music has produced more than 50 shows in the Baltics and sold more than 200,000 tickets.
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closed 9/21/2012 via GlobeNewswire

NightCulture Inc., acquired Full Access

synopsis: NightCulture, Inc., a premier producer of live concerts and events announced that it has completed the acquisition of Full Access, a leading electronic dance music event promoter and producer in Dallas, Texas.
buyer: NightCulture Inc.
NightCulture Inc. is a premier producer of live concerts and events. NightCulture produces, markets, and executes all aspects of its concerts from the selling of tickets to merchandise. NightCulture Inc. events are primarily in the Electronic Dance Music market. "
target: Full Access
Full Access is a leading Electronic Dance Music event promoter and producer in Dallas, Texas.
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Crea Holdings, a company that engages in the construction business, will be acquiring Tlarock Entertainment, a company that engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
buyer: Crea Holdings (TSE:1757:$24.41)
Based in Japan, Crea Holdings engages in the construction business. Through the urban development, housing construction, sales, remodeling, real estate, eating and drinking, advertising, cosmetic, and automobile related business, they want to achieve compatibility in housing and living environments."
target: Tlarock Entertainment Inc.
Based in Japan, Tlarock Entertainment engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

SKIYAKI Inc., acquired MSE Planning

synopsis: SKIYAKI, Inc., a pioneer in FanTech for planning and managing the fan clubs of artists, has acquired Japan-based MSE Planning, an event production and planning company. MSE Planning has a track record in handling prominent artists representing the Japanese music scenes since its foundation. It organizes about 250 concerts and events per year.
buyer: SKIYAKI Inc. (TSE:3995:$26.51)
SKIYAKI Inc. offers internet entertainment content services. They are a pioneer in FanTech for planning and managing the fan clubs of artists. Their SKIYAKI EXTRA platform allows companies to easily create and deploy an official fan website that allows fans to book tickets for events. "
target: MSE Planning
Based in Japan, MSE Planning is an event production and planning company. MSE Planning has a track record in handling numerous prominent artists representing the Japanese music scene. It organizes about 250 concerts and events per year.
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closed 12/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Secret Sounds

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced that it has acquired 51% in Secret Sounds Group, the Australian company led by Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco, which owns and produces two of Australia's leading festivals: Splendour in the Grass (located in Byron Bay New South Wales) and Falls Music & Arts Festival.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. is a live entertainment company. The Company's businesses consist of the promotion of live events, including ticketing, sponsorship and advertising, and artist management. "
target: Secret Sounds
Secret Sounds is a multi-faceted music platform comprising of Splendour In The Grass & Falls Festivals, Dew Process/Create Control Record Labels and Publishing, Secret Sounds Touring, Village Sounds Agency, Secret Sounds Connect, Secret Service Artist Management & Secret Service Public Relations.
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closed 1/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired HUKA Entertainment

synopsis: SFX Entertainment has acquired Huka Entertainment. Founded in 2004, New Orleans-based Huka Entertainment is an industry leader in custom event planning and execution.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: HUKA Entertainment
Huka Productions LLC engages in the planning and execution of custom events in the Gulf Coast. The company produces music travel events; and provides event management services.
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Robert F.X. Sillerman, acquired Dayglow, LLC

synopsis: Billionaire entertainment mogul Robert F.X. Sillerman announced the acquisition of Dayglow productions, which goes by the tagline "The World's Largest Paint Party." Dayglow puts on more than 125 shows around the globe each year. The brand's signature is its paint blast, which gave it its moniker.
buyer: Robert F.X. Sillerman
Robert F. X. Sillerman is a billionaire entertainment mogul. In the 1990s, he consolidated regional concert promoters into what eventually became Live Nation. "
target: Dayglow, LLC
DayGlow, “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” began in 2006 on college campuses in Florida. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have witnessed this spectacular show that fuses high-energy music, art, dance, and PAINT into one mind blowing combination.
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closed 6/27/2012 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired HARD Events

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of leading electronic music concert promoter and festival operator HARD Events. Since its creation in 2007, founder Gary Richards and his team have attracted a variety of top acts to headline their shows.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: HARD Events
HARD Events is a well-respected brand with two hit festivals featured in the Los Angeles area, HARD Summer Music Festival and HARD Haunted Mansion. The event line-ups consist of high-profile alternative, electronic and rock acts and cutting edge emerging talents.
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closed 6/30/2022 via BusinessWire

Anghami Inc, acquired Spotlight Events

synopsis: Anghami Inc., the leading music and entertainment streaming platform in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced the acquisition of Spotlight Events, an events and concert company specialized in managing and executing live events and concerts in the region.
buyer: Anghami Inc (ANGH:$35.50)
Anghami, the first, most established and fastest-growing music technology platform in the Middle East and North Africa region, is the go-to destination for Arabic and International music and entertainment, creating artists, and connecting people. "
target: Spotlight Events
Spotlight Events, is an events and concert company specialized in managing and executing live events and concerts in the region. Their goal is to always innovate and come up with creative ideas complemented with proper execution that will deliver the best results for their artists and clients.
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closed 6/30/2022 via BusinessWire

Anghami Inc, acquired Spotlight Events

synopsis: Anghami Inc., the leading music and entertainment streaming platform in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced the acquisition of Spotlight Events, an events and concert company specialized in managing and executing live events and concerts in the region.
buyer: Anghami Inc (ANGH:$35.50)
Anghami, the first, most established and fastest-growing music technology platform in the Middle East and North Africa region, is the go-to destination for Arabic and International music and entertainment, creating artists, and connecting people. "
target: Spotlight Events
Spotlight Events, is an events and concert company specialized in managing and executing live events and concerts in the region. Their goal is to always innovate and come up with creative ideas complemented with proper execution that will deliver the best results for their artists and clients.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Shutterstock, Inc., acquired Amper Music

synopsis: Shutterstock, Inc. has announced the acquisition of certain assets from Amper Music, a leading AI-driven music platform which enables users to create and customize original music by leveraging over one million individual audio samples recorded by musicians on thousands of unique instruments.
buyer: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process. "
target: Amper Music
Amper Music is a leading AI-driven music platform which enables users to create and customize original music by leveraging over one million individual audio samples recorded by musicians on thousands of unique instruments.
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closed 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., purchased AirShow app from TRICK 3D

synopsis: NexTech AR Solutions, a rapidly growing leader in the augmented reality (AR) industry, has acquired the AirShow app, valuable AI code plus a team of four AR experienced developers from TRICK 3D, an immersive content studio specializing in the creation of virtual worlds through 3D animation and virtual reality (VR).
buyer: NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CNSX:NTAR:$18.93)
Toronto-based NexTech AR Solutions is a rapidly growing leader in the augmented reality (AR) industry. The company's ARitize platform is the first cross-solution, browser-based, web-enabled AR eCommerce option, enabling small and large eCommerce sites to integrate AR into the shopping experience. "
seller: TRICK 3D
The acquisition includes the AirShow app, valuable AI code plus a team of four AR experienced developers from TRICK 3D, an immersive content studio specializing in the creation of virtual worlds through 3D animation and virtual reality (VR).
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Propellerhead, acquired Figure

synopsis: Propellerhead Software, headquartered in Sweden and renowned for its musician-centric approach to creating innovative music software applications, announced the acquisition of Figure and Take, Swedish music apps that enable users to create addictive beats and record original song ideas.
buyer: Propellerhead
Headquartered in Sweden and renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead creates innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised their applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality."
target: Figure
Figure and Take are Swedish music apps. Figure enables users to create a beat in no time by providing drums, bass and lead synths–all on a mobile app. Take is a vocal recorder that lets users capture musical ideas–anytime, anywhere. With a single tap, users can record, write and try out song ideas.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Yokee Music Ltd

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multi-platform music provider, announced that it has acquired Israel-based Yokee Music LTD, creator of the Yokee app. Yokee enables users to search for songs on YouTube; sing, record, and share their version of their favorite songs; and listen to their friends’ performances.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
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: Yokee Music Ltd
Yokee Music is the creator of Yokee, an app that turns iPhones into karaoke microphones. Their platform enables mobile users to search for songs from the unlimited catalog of videos on YouTube; sing, record, and share their version of their favorite songs; and listen to their friends’ performances.
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closed 1/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

DMM.com LTD, acquired nana music, Inc.

synopsis: DMM.com announced that it acquired the stock of nana music, which develops and operates a music application "nana", and made it a subsidiary. Under the philosophy of "Connecting the world with music”, nana music allows you to enjoy music sessions/collaborations from anywhere in the world with just one smartphone.
buyer: DMM.com LTD
DMM.com is one of the biggest e-commerce site in Japan since 1998. DMM.com Group provides a wide variety of web services to customers, including online service such as VOD, live streaming, eBooks, PC game, on-line games, DVD rental, DVD selling, apps and more! "
target: nana music, Inc.
Under the philosophy of "Connecting the world with music", nana music develops and operates a music application "nana" that allows you to enjoy music sessions / collaborations from anywhere in the world with just one smartphone.
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Spotify Ltd, acquired Soundwave

synopsis: Spotify, a digital music service, has acquired Soundwave, a mobile music-discovery startup founded in 2012. Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,182.00)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: Soundwave
Soundwave is a mobile music-discovery startup founded in 2012. Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time.
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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 10/17/2017 via BusinessWire

VNUE, Inc., acquired Set.fm

synopsis: VNUE Inc., the leader in recording live events and releasing experiential content to fans, has announced the acquisition of Set.fm from PledgeMusic. Set.fm is a DIY platform that makes it easy for artists to record and sell their live shows directly to fans’ mobile devices, uploading simultaneously to their performance.
buyer: VNUE, Inc. (OTCPK:VNUE:$0.01)
VNUE, Inc., is a music technology company dedicated to further monetizing the live music experience for artists, labels, writers, publishers, and stakeholders by leveraging automation technology in the instant live space. VNUE has a trifecta of solutions that will revolutionize the music business. "
target parent: PledgeMusic
target: Set.fm
Set.fm is a DIY platform that makes it easy for artists to record and sell their live shows directly to fans’ mobile devices, uploading simultaneously to their performance. The platform, which also features an innovative and easy-to-use studio app, boasts thousands of artists and fans using it.
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announced 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

PledgeMusic, will acquire Set.fm

synopsis: PledgeMusic, the leading global next generation direct-to-fan e-commerce platform, announced that it will acquire Set.fm. Set.fm is an online platform and application suite that makes it easy to capture, share and sell high quality audio recordings of live performances in real-time.
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: Set.fm
Set.fm is an online platform and application suite that makes it easy to capture, share and sell high quality audio recordings of live performances in real-time; enabling performers to amplify their social reach and activate incremental touring revenue streams.
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closed 9/12/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., acquired Live Riot, Inc.

synopsis: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. announces the acquisition of Live Riot, Inc., a Los Angeles-based technology company. LiveRiotTM application for iPhones, enables music lovers to video record artists at venues and festivals and then automatically synchronize those recordings with top quality sound from the event.
buyer: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. (INIV:$0.36)
Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., a development stage company, provides business continuity products and services to the small and medium enterprise market. The company’s business continuity products and services provide disaster recovery solutions for electronic data backup. "
target: Live Riot, Inc.
Live Riot is a Los Angeles based technology company. Live Riot has developed patent pending technology embedded in its LiveRiotTM application for iPhones. It enables users to video record artists at venues and then automatically synchronize those recordings with top quality sound from the event.
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Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Echo Nest

synopsis: Spotify, a digital music service, announced that it will acquire the industry’s leading music intelligence company, The Echo Nest, the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,182.00)
Spotify Limited provides a digital music service that gives on-demand access to songs on phones, computers, tablets, and more. It allows users to discover, manage, and share music with friends; and browse through various music collections as well as create a radio station. "
target: The Echo Nest
The Echo Nest is the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans. Their customer base reaches over 100 million music fans every month through more than 400 apps and sites powered by The Echo Nest.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Voisey

synopsis: Snapchat, an American camera and social media company, has acquired Voisey, an app that connects singers, songwriters, artists, and producers through collaborative songwriting. The app allows users to record, publish, and share.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Voisey
Voisey is an app that connects singers, songwriters, artists, and producers through collaborative songwriting. The app allows users to record, publish, and share.
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announced 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

iRiver Limited, will acquire Everysing

synopsis: iRiver, SK Telecom’s music streaming device maker, will merge with SM’s mobile content producing subsidiary, SM Mobile Communications. SM Mobile Communications produces Everysing, an app that lets users record the karaoke songs they sing and share them with friends. Both companies are based in South Korea.
buyer parent: SK Telecom
buyer: iRiver Limited (KOSDAQ:A060570:$45.84)
iRiver, based in South Korea, is SK Telecom’s music streaming device maker. "
target parent: S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
target: Everysing
Everysing (SM Mobile Communications Co., Ltd), based in South Korea, is an app that lets users record the karaoke songs they sing, share them with friends and be a star.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
39.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2012 via PR Newswire

Star Entertainment Group, acquired Tranzistor Systems

synopsis: Star Entertainment Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of Tranzistor Systems Inc., a company engaged in mobile music entertainment products and services including internet radio, fan applications, and eCommerce products.
buyer: Star Entertainment Group
Star Entertainment Group, Inc. is an independent investment, management, and holding company focusing on new media and digital content, delivery and monetization of multi-dimensional Online Customer Communities. "
target: Tranzistor Systems
Tranzistor Systems is a consumer technologies company developed to address the independent music, social media and entertainment markets and is a home for artists, bands, fans and indie labels to cross-pollinate and create multiple revenue streams.
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closed 12/1/2011 via Market Wire

Smule, Inc., acquired Khush, Inc.

synopsis: Smule, creator of top-ranking social music making apps including Magic Piano™, Ocarina, I Am™ T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, and MadPad™, announced that it has acquired Khush, an intelligent music app developer and creator of popular apps, Songify and LaDiDa™. Smule and Khush are leading innovators in the rapidly growing market for mobile entertainment.
buyer: Smule, Inc.
Smule's mission is to connect the world through music. Co-founded in 2008, Smule is the creator of top-ranking social music making apps including Magic Piano™, Ocarina, I Am™ T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, and MadPad™. "
target: Khush, Inc.
Khush develops intelligent music applications. Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence, Khush has created the popular apps Songify and LaDiDa™, which have helped millions of bad singers worldwide express themselves through music.
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closed 3/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., acquired Thumbplay, Inc.

synopsis: Clear Channel Radio, the country’s leading digital and terrestrial radio company, has announced an agreement with digital music company Thumbplay, Inc. to acquire its leading-edge cloud-based music service, platform and team of mobile technology, product and marketing experts.
buyer parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. "
target: Thumbplay, Inc.
Thumbplay, Inc. is the leading mobile entertainment provider in the U.S. The company's Thumbplay Music is a cloud-based, streaming music service for smartphones and PCs/Macs. Thumbplay.com features licensed music, video and games from some of the world's largest entertainment companies.
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closed 10/19/2022 via BNC Analysis

Audius, Inc., acquired Soundstage

synopsis: San Francisco-based blockchain-powered music platform Audius has acquired Barcelona-based virtual music experience platform SoundStage.fm. The move brings marks Audius’ expansion into the virtual concert space. SoundStage produces virtual concerts technology for the metaverse.
buyer: Audius, Inc.
Audius is a brand-new streaming platform built for all musicians, not just those signed to labels. Build a fanbase, share works in progress, and then publish completed tracks for all the world to hear. Create, grow, and monetize, without the need to graduate off the platform or sign a record deal. "
target: Soundstage
SoundStage.fm is a Barcelona-based virtual music experience platform. SoundStage produces virtual concerts technology for the metaverse. Electronic dance music-centric SoundStage.fm was founded in 2019 by Ara Kevonian.
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired 60dB

synopsis: Google announced it has acquired short-form podcast app, 60dB. Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: 60dB
Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
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closed 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

everyStory, Inc., acquired StoryPress, Inc.

synopsis: everyStory, the secure cloud-based story-sharing mobile app and platform, announced an agreement to acquire numerous key assets from StoryPress Inc., a pioneer in multimedia storytelling. Under the terms of the agreement, everyStory will gain key StoryPress assets, which include the StoryPress trademark, creative collateral and domain name.
buyer: everyStory, Inc.
everyStory is a story-sharing application that is available on iOS, Android, and the web. It allows anyone to record stories using their own voice as they naturally flip through photos. After a story is created, it is safely stored in the cloud and can be shared with friends and family. "
target: StoryPress, Inc.
StoryPress, Inc. develops a mobile recording application that guides people through the story telling process. The company provides an audio storytelling platform that allows users to turn their stories into audio storybooks that can be saved, shared, and archived.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Tranzistor Systems, acquired NINJ GmBH

synopsis: Star Entertainment Group, Inc. announced the closing of the acquisition with NINJ GmBH by Tranzistor Systems Inc. NINJ is a pioneer in developing ground breaking mobile technology. Their VirtualRadio product has established a market leading position in the fast growing segment of Internet based Radio Software and Services for mobile phones.
buyer parent: Star Entertainment Group
buyer: Tranzistor Systems
Tranzistor Systems is a consumer technologies company developed to address the independent music, social media and entertainment markets and is a home for artists, bands, fans and indie labels to cross-pollinate and create multiple revenue streams. "
target: NINJ GmBH
NINJ is engaged in creating internet radio players and the management of VRadio.org. NINJ also develops custom made games and applications for mobile phones. From Operators to Aggregators and Advertising Agencies, NINJ works for Publishers of all kinds.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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