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closed 1/28/2008 via BusinessWire

imeem, acquired Anywhere.FM

synopsis: imeem, the leading social media network, announced the strategic acquisition of Anywhere.FM, a San Francisco-based web music player and Internet radio service. The acquisition of Anywhere.FM brings valuable music uploading capabilities, a rich web music player, and powerful recommendation features.
buyer: imeem
imeem is the leading social media network where users create, recommend and discover music, film/video, art, and pop culture media and connect directly with people with similar tastes. imeem is the first social network to partner with all four major labels as well as thousands of indie labels. "
target: Anywhere.FM
Anywhere.FM is a powerful web music player that allows users to upload their music, play it from anywhere, and discover new music through Friend Radio. Anywhere.FM, founded and launched in 2007, is a Y Combinator-funded startup headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the industry's leading media and entertainment metadata provider. Gracenote's global database and technology solutions include multichannel video programming distributors, smart televisions, streaming music services, connected devices, media players and in-car infotainment systems.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Tribune Media Company
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata.
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closed 8/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhapsody International Inc., acquired Extension Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Rhapsody has purchased music tech company Ex.fm, a music discovery startup. Ex.fm cataloged what songs online listeners tuned in to and then used that data for personalized recommendations. Exfm boasts powerful browser extensions to play any website containing music, a slick Site Player for publishers and mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
buyer parent: Columbus Nova Technology Partners
buyer: Rhapsody International Inc.
Rhapsody's leading streaming music services give members ad-free access to more than 32 million songs. Whether they're listening on their phone, at home, at work, or in the car, Rhapsody goes where they go. "
target: Extension Entertainment Inc.
Exfm is a music discovery platform powered by thousands of music sites on the web. An endless feed of great music lives at ex.fm curated by Tastemakers and users alike. Exfm also boasts powerful browser extensions to play any website containing music.
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closed 2/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Tribune Company, acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its acquisition of Gracenote from Sony Corporation of America. Gracenote is the largest source of music data in the world, featuring metadata for more than 180 million tracks, which helps power more than a billion smart phones and tablets, as well as the world's most popular streaming music services.
buyer: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks.
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closed 5/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Tunigo

synopsis: Spotify has acquired Tunigo. Tunigo curates playlists and suggests them to users based on genre, theme and mood. The acquisition fits into Spotify's overall strategy around music discovery by helping its users make sense of over 20 million tracks.
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: Tunigo
Tunigo offers the easiest and most fun way to find, create, and share new music and playlists. It curates playlists and suggests them to users based on genre, theme and mood.
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closed 6/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Gracenote merged with Sony Corporation,

synopsis: Sony Corporation of America announced that it has completed the acquisition of Gracenote, Inc. The agreement to consummate the acquisition was previously announced on April 22, 2008.
buyer: Sony Corporation (SNE:$81,741.13)
The Sony Group is primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products & components), Game (such as PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors. "
target: Gracenote
Gracenote is a global leader in embedded technology, enriched content, and data services for digital entertainment solutions within the Internet, consumer electronics, mobile, and automotive markets.
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closed 7/19/2007 via PR Newswire

ROO Group, Inc., acquired Wurld Media

synopsis: ROO Group a global leader in online video solutions for content providers, advertisers and Web sites, today announced the completion of its acquisition of strategic P2P assets of Wurld Media, a leading peer-to- peer distribution company.
buyer: ROO Group, Inc. (RGRP:$0.00)
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally. "
target: Wurld Media
In 2005, Wurld Media launched Peer Impact, the first legal peer to peer (p2p) network to have successfully secured distribution agreements with all four major record labels, as well as a growing list of leading independent music labels.
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closed 2/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., acquired SingShot Media

synopsis: Electronic Arts Inc. announced the acquisition of SingShot Media, a San Francisco-based online karaoke community. SingShot’s web-based social networking platform allows site members to record their own renditions of famous songs, share their recordings with friends, rate and comment on other members’ tracks.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,629.00)
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. "
target: SingShot Media
SingShot is located in San Francisco and was created by people passionate about music, singing, and creating new consumer experiences that people can really enjoy. At SingShot, there are two main things you can do: Record your own versions of popular songs. Listen to other member's recordings.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Deezer, acquired MUGO Inc.

synopsis: Deezer, an online music streaming service in France, has acquired MUGO, a social music app in Israel. MUGO's LIVE share feature allows users to instantly share and listen to songs with friends. The app helps users to keep up to date with what everybody is listening to and enables them to discover new music by connecting to other nearby MUGO users.
buyer: Deezer
Deezer is an online music streaming service in France. Deezer allows users to stream music anywhere, anytime across all devices, both online and offline. The platform offers over 56 million tracks and provides users with personalized recommendations for artists and songs they'll love. "
target: MUGO Inc.
MUGO is a social music app in Israel. MUGO's LIVE share feature allows users to instantly share and listen to songs with friends. The app helps users to keep up to date with what everybody is listening to and enables them to discover new music by connecting to other nearby MUGO users.
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closed 9/24/2018 via BusinessWire

Apple, Inc., acquired Shazam Entertainment Ltd

synopsis: Apple has acquired Shazam, an app that can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, downloaded over a billion times and used by hundreds of millions of people each month to connect to the world around them.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Shazam Entertainment Ltd
Shazam is an app that can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. The software is available for Windows, macOS and smartphones.
price ($mm)
$400
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired DropKloud

synopsis: TuneCore has acquired DropKloud, a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. "
target: DropKloud
DropKloud is a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
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announced 8/26/2014 via PR Web

Tastebuds Media Ltd., will acquire Moosify

synopsis: Tastebuds Media Ltd announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire moosify, a San Francisco-based music connection app. The app lets strangers connect via their similar music tastes and interests, running on the idea that these shared tastes mean they are likely to get on.
buyer: Tastebuds Media Ltd.
Tastebuds helps users meet new people through music. It makes it easier to meet like-minded people in the city. The service has attracted users from over 100 countries with thousands of songs sent between users every day. "
target: Moosify
Moosify is a San Francisco-based music connection app. The app lets strangers connect via their similar music tastes and interests, running on the idea that these shared tastes mean they are likely to get on. Users make profiles which highlight their favourite music, locations and photos.
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closed 8/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhapsody International Inc., acquired Schematic Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Rhapsody has purchased music tech company Schematic Labs, the makers of SoundTracking. Schematic Labs are a small agile team of multi-disciplined software engineers and designers who have a passion for changing the world using technology and design, and improving how people share their lives on the social Web using mobile devices.
buyer parent: Columbus Nova Technology Partners
buyer: Rhapsody International Inc.
Rhapsody's leading streaming music services give members ad-free access to more than 32 million songs. Whether they're listening on their phone, at home, at work, or in the car, Rhapsody goes where they go. "
target: Schematic Labs, Inc.
Schematic Labs, Inc. are a small agile team of multi-disciplined software engineers and designers. They made SoundTracking, which combines music, photos, and geo-location, the SoundTracking app is a fun, expressive and easy way to share the soundtrack of your life using your iOS or Android device.
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announced 10/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Avex Group Holdings Inc., will acquire ET Square Inc.

synopsis: Avex Group Holdings Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. has agreed to acquire 100% of the common shares in ET Square, a developer of entertainment applications. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: Avex Group Holdings Inc. (TSE:7860:$1,411.71)
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. "
target parent: Toyota Tsusho Corporation
target: ET Square Inc.
ET Square Inc. develops and sells applications for entertainment. Their music Chef recommends and distributes music through the app. Their CLAMP camera allows users to process photos. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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$0.41
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closed 7/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Rexly, Inc

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment has acquired social music discovery startup Rexly. Rexly is a San Francisco-based company that developed an iPhone application to helps users find new music through their friends. It aggregates digital media consumption data to provide superior quality recommendations and enable social discovery.
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: Rexly, Inc
Rexly Inc. engages in social music discovery. It aggregates digital media consumption data to provide superior quality recommendations and enable social discovery.
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closed 10/19/2010 via BusinessWire

ReverbNation, acquired Sound Around

synopsis: ReverbNation, the leading Marketing and Promotion Platform for over 900,000 Musicians, Labels, Managers and Venues, has acquired Sound Around, a North Carolina mobile application development company focused on creating custom mobile applications for Bands and Musicians.
buyer parent: eMinor Inc.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 900,000 Artists, Managers, Record Labels, and Venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. "
target: Sound Around
Sound Around is a platform for bands and music artists to better connect with their fanbase by giving them a way to easily create their own iPhone App.
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Bandsintown

synopsis: Cellfish, a leading mobile and social application publisher, announced its acquisition of Bandsintown, the #1 live concert tracking and discovery application on Facebook, and ranked in the site's top 5 music apps by monthly average users (MAU), along with Root Music, ReverbNation, Pandora, and Vevo for Artists.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media is a publisher of mobile and social applications targeted at music, sports and entertainment fans. It operates mobile and social properties, distributed through its own distribution network, and hrough partnerships with some of the world's leading operators, media and brands. "
target: Bandsintown
Bandsintown (BIT) is the leading Facebook application for live music fans and artists. BIT provides a personalized way for music fans to track their favorite artists so they never miss a live concert and to discover new touring artists, based on their musical preferences and location.
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closed 10/13/2010 via BusinessWire

Atrinsic, acquired KaZaA BV

synopsis: Atrinsic, Inc., announced that it entered into an agreement with Brilliant Digital to acquire its Kazaa assets. Kazaa is a subscription-based digital music service that gives users unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of CD-quality tracks $2.99 million .
buyer: Atrinsic (ATRN:$0.00)
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles. "
target: KaZaA BV
Kazaa has a long history of music delivery on the web. In the early days we provided the only legal means for record labels to distribute and profit from music in a P2P environment. They gave users the ability to download legal music in Kazaa.
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closed 7/30/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Apple, Inc., acquired Swell

synopsis: Apple Inc. will acquire Concept.io Inc., the creator of Swell Radio, a delightful mobile app that streams personalized audio news and information. Swell helps users discover new content and expand their minds on the go.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: Swell
Concept.io is the creator of Swell Radio, a delightful mobile app that streams personalized audio news and information. Swell helps users discover new content and expand their minds on the go.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Voxler SAS

synopsis: Embracer Group AB’s indirectly wholly owned subsidiary Koch Media GmbH, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Paris and Marseille based Voxler SAS, a leading developer of music and karaoke games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Voxler SAS
Voxler is made up of an independent team that develops musical video games that have already made more than 2 million players sing and dance in Europe. Voxler is an official developer on all consoles on the market and has several successful musical games to its credit.
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closed 1/28/2008 via BusinessWire

imeem, acquired Anywhere.FM

synopsis: imeem, the leading social media network, announced the strategic acquisition of Anywhere.FM, a San Francisco-based web music player and Internet radio service. The acquisition of Anywhere.FM brings valuable music uploading capabilities, a rich web music player, and powerful recommendation features.
buyer: imeem
imeem is the leading social media network where users create, recommend and discover music, film/video, art, and pop culture media and connect directly with people with similar tastes. imeem is the first social network to partner with all four major labels as well as thousands of indie labels. "
target: Anywhere.FM
Anywhere.FM is a powerful web music player that allows users to upload their music, play it from anywhere, and discover new music through Friend Radio. Anywhere.FM, founded and launched in 2007, is a Y Combinator-funded startup headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 12/9/2009 via BNC Analysis

MySpace, Inc., acquired imeem

synopsis: MySpace Music has completed a deal to acquire certain assets of imeem - a leading social media music service. MySpace Music and imeem share a common vision and commitment to further enabling the socialization of content across the Web.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: MySpace, Inc.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, and the world's largest music community. "
target: imeem
imeem is the leading social media network where users create, recommend and discover music, film/video, art, and pop culture media and connect directly with people with similar tastes. imeem is the first social network to partner with all four major labels as well as thousands of indie labels.
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closed 4/7/2008 via BusinessWire

imeem, acquired SNOCAP

synopsis: imeem, the leading social media network, has acquired SNOCAP, the leading technology company for digital rights and content management. This strategic acquisition provides imeem with powerful content identification technology, a comprehensive Digital Registry, and an enhanced team of executive and engineering talent.
buyer: imeem
imeem is the leading social media network where users create, recommend and discover music, film/video, art, and pop culture media and connect directly with people with similar tastes. imeem is the first social network to partner with all four major labels as well as thousands of indie labels. "
target: SNOCAP
SNOCAP's unique digital registry provides real-time management of online licensing, rights and distribution of digital music, making it easy for artists and labels to sell music directly to their fans over the Internet and helping to power a more vibrant digital music marketplace.
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closed 1/28/2008 via BusinessWire

imeem, acquired Anywhere.FM

synopsis: imeem, the leading social media network, announced the strategic acquisition of Anywhere.FM, a San Francisco-based web music player and Internet radio service. The acquisition of Anywhere.FM brings valuable music uploading capabilities, a rich web music player, and powerful recommendation features.
buyer: imeem
imeem is the leading social media network where users create, recommend and discover music, film/video, art, and pop culture media and connect directly with people with similar tastes. imeem is the first social network to partner with all four major labels as well as thousands of indie labels. "
target: Anywhere.FM
Anywhere.FM is a powerful web music player that allows users to upload their music, play it from anywhere, and discover new music through Friend Radio. Anywhere.FM, founded and launched in 2007, is a Y Combinator-funded startup headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired Under The Gun Review

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of Under The Gun Review. Under The Gun Review is one of the fastest growing music news/review sites on the on the internet. Started in March of 2008, Under The Gun is focused on covering the ever-evolving, non genre-specific tastes of today's youth and showcasing the future of music.
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: Under The Gun Review
Under The Gun Review is one of the fastest growing music news/review sites on the on the internet. Started in March of 2008, Under The Gun is focused on covering the ever-evolving, non genre-specific tastes of today's youth and showcasing the future of music.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired AlterThePress.com

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of AlterThePress.com. AlterThePress.com is an alternative music website, covering the latest in news, interviews, reviews, producing original video content in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie and more. The site also regularly produces exclusive acoustic video sessions.
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: AlterThePress.com
AlterThePress.com is an alternative music website, covering the latest in news, interviews, reviews, producing original video content in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie and more. The site also regularly produces exclusive acoustic video sessions.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired Punknews.org

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of Punknews.org. Punknews.org publishes music news and album reviews relating to punk rock, hardcore punk, ska, alternative, indie rock, heavy metal and hip hop. It features user-submitted and editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format.
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: Punknews.org
Punknews.org publishes music news and album reviews relating to punk rock, hardcore punk, ska, alternative, indie rock, heavy metal and hip hop. It features user-submitted and editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Beats Electronics LLC, acquired MOG, Inc.

synopsis: Beats Electronics LLC, the company co-founded by legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre with Interscope, Geffen, A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, announced it has agreed to acquire the award winning on-demand digital music service MOG.
buyer: Beats Electronics LLC
Beats Electronics LLC manufactures and distributes headphones. It offers in-ear speakers and artist branded headphones. The company markets its products under the Beats by Dr. Dre brand name. "
target: MOG, Inc.
MOG, Inc. operates as an online community for music lovers. The company enables users to find new music, watch music videos, and read news and reviews that match personal taste in music.
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closed 6/23/2011 via Market Wire

Pegasus Tel, Inc., acquired MusicMatrix.com

synopsis: Pegasus Tel, Inc. finalized the asset purchase agreement to acquire the premier interactive web site, MusicMatrix.com, the ultimate on-line destination for artists, directors, producers, video editors and music fans worldwide to upload, direct, edit and showcase unique video content with groundbreaking, user-friendly, video editing technology.
buyer: Pegasus Tel, Inc. (PTEL:$0.00)
Pegasus Tel, Inc. owns, operates, and manages privately owned public payphones in the County of Delaware, New York. The company provides outdoor payphones and involves in the provision of dial-around and operator services, coin collections, and telephone equipment repairing and selling. "
target parent: Encounter Technologies Inc.
target: MusicMatrix.com
MusicMatrix.com is the ultimate on-line destination for artists, directors, producers, video editors and music fans worldwide to upload, direct, edit and showcase unique video content with groundbreaking, user-friendly, video editing technology.
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closed 2/25/2011 via Capital IQ

Masterbeat Corporation, merged with AudioStreet, Inc.

synopsis: Masterbeat Corporation, which owns and operates www.masterbeat.com, announced that it has consummated its acquisition of AudioStreet, Inc., a privately-held operator of website communities focused on music-based content, including www.AudioStreet.net, www.MixStreet.net and www.LiveMansion.com.
buyer: Masterbeat Corporation (MSTO:$1.10)
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. "
target: AudioStreet, Inc.
AudioStreet, Inc. operates as an online music community for independent artists in the United States and internationally. It offers a package that allows a band to create their presence on the Web and gain fans.
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closed 12/29/2009 via PR Newswire

Green Mountain Recovery, Inc., merged with Masterbeat, LLC.

synopsis: Masterbeat LLC, which operates www.masterbeat.com, a leading digital music download website and dance music brand, has completed a reverse merger with Green Mountain Recovery, Inc. (OTCBB: GRNN).
buyer: Green Mountain Recovery, Inc. (US:GRNN:$0.00)
Green Mountain Recovery, Inc. trades on the OTCBB under the symbol GRNN.OB. "
target: Masterbeat, LLC. (MSTO:$1.10)
Masterbeat LLC, 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. The LLC also owns automated ticketing site www.circuitticket.
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closed 12/9/2009 via BNC Analysis

MySpace, Inc., acquired imeem

synopsis: MySpace Music has completed a deal to acquire certain assets of imeem - a leading social media music service. MySpace Music and imeem share a common vision and commitment to further enabling the socialization of content across the Web.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: MySpace, Inc.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, and the world's largest music community. "
target: imeem
imeem is the leading social media network where users create, recommend and discover music, film/video, art, and pop culture media and connect directly with people with similar tastes. imeem is the first social network to partner with all four major labels as well as thousands of indie labels.
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announced 8/19/2009 via BusinessWire

MySpace, Inc., will acquire iLike

synopsis: MySpace announced an agreement to acquire iLike, a leading social music discovery service. The acquisition brings together two companies who share a common vision revolving around social discovery and distribution of quality content.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: MySpace, Inc.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, and the world's largest music community. "
target: iLike
iLike is the Web's leading social music discovery service and the dominant music application on iGoogle, Facebook® and other leading platforms. With more than 50 million registered users, iLike helps people share music recommendations, playlists, and personalized concert alerts.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired CMCentral.com

synopsis: Salem Publishing, a division of Salem Communications Corporation, announced today its acquisition of CMCentral.com. Just six months after its acquisition of ChristianMusicPlanet.com, Salem’s investment in CMCentral.com underscores the company’s growing commitment to offer the premier web and print destinations for Christian music news.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$261.50)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: CMCentral.com
CMCentral.com is a vibrant Christian music website and online community based in Nashville, TN.
price ($mm)
$0.40
rev ($mm)
$234
EBITDA ($mm)
$59
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 3/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Ticketmaster, acquired echomusic, llc

synopsis: Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company and an operating business of IAC, is acquiring a significant stake in echomusic, -- the online fan club and brand management company, whose unique blend of philosophy, methodology, and technology builds trusted one to one relationships with consumers for their recording artist clients.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ticketmaster (TKTM:$1,240.48)
As the world's leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution. "
target: echomusic, llc
echomusic builds trusted one-to-one relationships directly with consumers for its clients. Acting as a Web 3.0 agency, echo creates and executes individual pieces of overall campaigns or entire brand lifecycles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Tunezy

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC), has signed an agreement to purchase a startup company Tunezy, a commerce platform for entertainment that connects content creators to their fans.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Tunezy
Tunezy, Inc., a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based startup company featuring an innovative social platform for the recorded music industry. Tunezy is a direct musician-to-fan “social record label” where individuals can closely follow and help promote their favorite independent musicians.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2012 via PR Newswire

BaronsMedia, acquired Hypster

synopsis: BaronsMedia.com announced its acquisition of Hypster.com, a site that enables users to listen to music and offers a generous amount of free tracks and albums for its users. This acquisition will increase traffic-flow to Hypster.com while enabling BaronsMedia.com to monetize the website and increase its library of publishers.
buyer: BaronsMedia
BaronsMedia is an online advertising company providing guidance for all your online marketing needs. Since 2005, BaronsMedia.com has effectively distributed display advertisements on a multitude of websites. "
target: Hypster
Hypster.com allows users to search and share music across its social networking platform through playlists. Hypster.com places the creativity solely on the user, allowing members to generate a social profile within the site to exchange music.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Atrinsic, acquired Ringtone.com

synopsis: New Motion, Inc., doing business as Atrinsic, a premier Internet media and mobile entertainment company, announced that it has acquired the assets of Ringtone.com, a popular mobile entertainment destination for downloadable mobile content and a highly valuable Internet domain which receives more than 1,000 signups per day.
buyer parent: MPLC, Inc.
buyer: Atrinsic (ATRN:$0.00)
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles. "
target: Ringtone.com
Ringtone.com, a popular mobile entertainment destination for downloadable mobile content and a highly valuable Internet domain which receives more than 1,000 signups per day.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6.50 [$6.95]
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased 5 brands from TeamRock Ltd.

synopsis: British media company Future Publishing has acquired Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, the online channel Blues and the events arm Golden Gods from Team Rock, the destination for news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
seller: TeamRock Ltd.
TeamRock is the ultimate rock website. Breaking news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
price ($mm)
$0.99
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/16/2013 via PR Newswire

The EDM Network, will acquire Your EDM, LLC

synopsis: The EDM Network, LLC and Your EDM, LLC announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for YourEDM.com to be acquired by The EDM Network. YourEDM is a website that focuses on covering news, releases, events and more that relates to electronic dance music.
buyer: The EDM Network
The EDM Network is the premiere professional electronic dance music(EDM) media outlet. The EDM Network recently celebrated 200 million song plays across its extensive range of sites. "
target: Your EDM, LLC
YourEDM is a website that focuses on covering news, releases, events and more that relates to electronic dance music. Barely a year old, YourEDM has developed a strong following of millions of monthly unique visitors and growing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2011 via Market Wire

Clicker, Inc., acquired www.dahoodbuzz.com

synopsis: Clicker, Inc., an Internet brand-building firm focused on developing stand-alone consumer and social networking brands, has announced it has acquired www.dahoodbuzz.com, a publisher of Hip Hop and Urban music news.
buyer: Clicker, Inc. (CLKZ:$0.00)
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user. "
target: www.dahoodbuzz.com
www.dahoodbuzz.com is a publisher of Hip Hop and Urban music news with an automated content updating engine integrated into the website to ensure users have the most up to date content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/5/2021 via PR Newswire

LivexLive Media, will acquire Modern Drummer Magazine inc.

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast/vodcast content, is to acquire Modern Drummer Publications, Inc., the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$65.23)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target: Modern Drummer Magazine inc.
Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. is the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Townsquare Media Group
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Loop Media, Inc.
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Radioio, Inc.
Radioio, Inc.
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VNUE, Inc.
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LivexLive Media
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Audioboom
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ubroadcast, Inc.
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Modavox, Inc.
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RTG Ventures, Inc.
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Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
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EBITDA ($mm)
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