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closed 2/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ultimate Guitar USA LLC, acquired Crescendo

synopsis: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech, an entrepreneurship incubator designed to nurture the confidence and expertise that graduates need to run their own businesses, has announced its first exit. Crescendo, an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians, has been acquired by Ultimate Guitar.
buyer: Ultimate Guitar USA LLC
With 10 million registered users and over 20 million unique active users a month, Ultimate Guitar is the largest community of guitar enthusiasts in the world. It provides guitar tabs and chords to nearly 1 million songs along with lessons, articles and information about all things rock and roll. "
target parent: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech
target: Crescendo
Crescendo is an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians. Crescendo’s music assessment engine uses both monophonic and polyphonic pitch detection to analyze harmonic frequencies from the notes musicians play.
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announced 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

TakeLessons, will acquire Chromatik

synopsis: TakeLessons, the leading online community for lifelong learning, announces they have entered into an agreement to acquire Chromatik, a leader in digital sheet music and music education.
buyer: TakeLessons
TakeLessons is the trusted online marketplace for finding qualified and vetted instructors. At TakeLessons, students can follow their dreams and fuel personal growth by connecting with the perfect instructor in areas ranging from music, dance and acting to foreign languages, math and photography. "
target: Chromatik
Long Beach-based Chromatik, founded in 2010, develops digital sheet music and apps for music education.
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closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

BandLab, acquired Composr

synopsis: BandLab, the first global, cloud-based platform for iOS, Android and the web where users can create, collaborate and share their music, announced that it has acquired Composr, a European-based iOS and web music-making service.
buyer parent: JamHub
buyer: BandLab
BandLab is a free, all-in-one (iOS, Android and web), cloud-based social platform that simplifies the process of making music. Its global community of musicians and fans work to create and collaborate on music, which can be shared across the global community. "
target: Composr
Composr is an iOS and web-based music collaboration app that’s all about recording music socially and collaborating with musicians all around the world.
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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 11/28/2011 via BusinessWire

MakeMusic, Inc., acquired Recordare LLC

synopsis: MakeMusic, Inc., a developer and marketer of proprietary music technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of selected assets of Recordare®LLC, the Internet music publishing and software company. Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music.
buyer: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic, Inc. develops and markets proprietary music technology solutions under the Finale and SmartMusic brands. The company’s products provide alternatives to traditional practice, education, and composition techniques. "
target: Recordare LLC
Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music. The company's MusicXML format provides a standard that allows musicians to share and use music notation in ways that were never before possible.
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closed 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

ROLI, acquired Blend.io, Inc.

synopsis: ROLI, maker of hardware and software for music creation, has acquired Blend, a platform that makes music creation social. Blend is dedicated to unlocking the social potential of the web to make it easier for people to collaborate and share.
buyer: ROLI
ROLI is a design-led music technology company based in Dalston, London. ROLI makes hardware and software products designed to increase the bandwidth of interaction between people and technology. "
target: Blend.io, Inc.
Blend.io is a social platform that helps music producers share music projects in source format, perfect for remixing, collaborating, learning from, and gathering feedback from others in the global community. Music fans can discover original new music and participate in the creative process.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired IXOMOXI

synopsis: Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired a virtual reality startup called IXOMOXI. IXOMOXI develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$4,799.30)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: IXOMOXI
IXOMOXI, Inc. develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 11/23/2016 via PR Newswire

BrandSpins, acquired Music Dealers

synopsis: MusicDealers.com has been acquired by music media entrepreneur Billy Tuchscher and his Las Vegas company, BrandSpins. MusicDealers.com is the award-winning 'sync music' licensing website juggernaut that provides music for: TV Shows; Major Films; Documentaries; Radio/TV ad campaigns; Video Games; Business Promotions; YouTube and GoPro Videos.
buyer: BrandSpins
BrandSpins is revolutionizing digital music distribution, solving problems for major brands, artists, and consumers. BrandSpins provides turn key, plug and play, 'brand-customized', online digital music stores, to major eCommerce websites. "
target: Music Dealers
Music Dealers is a music agency and B2B music licensing platform whose mission is to help brands, agencies, TV networks, and film & game studios realize the full potential of authentic music to drive value for their business.
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closed 9/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Zedge Ltd, acquired Freeform Development, Inc.

synopsis: Zedge, a leading content platform for smartphone personalization, has acquired Freeform Development, a distribution platform that musicians and other artists can use to generate revenue by adopting a freemium monetization model. Freeform makes it easy for artists to create engaging mobile apps that attract fans by leading with free music.
buyer: Zedge Ltd (AMEX:ZDGE:$17.04)
Zedge is a content platform, and global leader in smartphone personalization, with more than 215 million app installs. People use Zedge to make their smartphones more personal; to express their emotions, tastes and interests using wallpapers, icons, widgets, ringtones and more. "
target: Freeform Development, Inc.
Freeform makes it easy for artists to create engaging mobile apps. Those apps attract the most fans by leading with free music. And those fans can become a source of recurring revenue. Freeform apps reimagine the digital listening experience, creating entire worlds for fans to discover.
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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 4/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

LX Ventures Inc., will acquire Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.

synopsis: LX Ventures Inc. ("LXV") and Mobio Technologies Inc. announced that LXV has entered into a term sheet to acquire Mobio. Mobio's flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan-directed content network for social media influencers and their fans.
buyer: LX Ventures Inc. (ITT.V:$0.00)
LX Ventures is a publicly-traded startup technology incubator that launches, acquires and integrates silicon valley style early-stage, high-growth technology companies. "
target: Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.
Mobio Technologies flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan directed content network and gamification platform that rewards music fans with content they have a hand in creating from the artists they love and connects brands to their desired audiences.
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announced 10/10/2005 via BusinessWire

Yeahronimo Media Ventures, Inc., will acquire Lyzia BV

synopsis: Yeahronimo Media Ventures Inc., an integrated media content and service provider, announced it has signed a binding Letter of Intent for the acquisition of Lyzia BV, one of the major download services. Both companies expect to reach a final agreement within a few weeks.
buyer: Yeahronimo Media Ventures, Inc.
Commodore International Corporation is a designer, creator and full-service provider of digital media products, content and services. The company sells a complete line of portable digital media products and provides legal music and media downloads with multi-channel distribution. "
target: Lyzia BV
Lyzia is a Dutch based company focusing on DRM Solutions for the entertainment sector, providing the market with content and technical solutions thereby servicing the customer for the complete value chain.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Veeps

synopsis: Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Veeps, a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams and events. The platform allows fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Veeps
Veeps is a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams, tours, and events. The platform allows music fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
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closed 11/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Soundtrap AB

synopsis: Spotify has acquired Soundtrap, a cloud-based digital audio workstation. Soundtrap, which launched in 2015 after a few years of beta testing, offers users an online music studio and the ability to collaborate with others in real time.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,448.94)
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: Soundtrap AB
Soundtrap democratizes and empowers high-quality collaborative music-making for the many people. Soundtrap Studio was launched as the world's first web-based, cross-platform, collaborative music recording studio.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired StageBloc

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

Alliance Entertainment Corp, acquired Audiolife

synopsis: Alliance Entertainment, LLC has acquired Audiolife, the music industry's leading direct-to-fan fulfillment company. Alliance Entertainment is the top distributor of home entertainment (audio and video) software in the U.S., the fourth-largest music account, and an accomplished distribution channel for apparel, hardware and accessories.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment offers an extensive product inventory (including CDs, DVDs, videos, video games and related merchandise), e-commerce fulfillment capabilities and innovative technology and support services for today's marketplace, including third party logistics services. "
target: Audiolife
Audiolife is a distribution and manufacturing platform that allows artists to reach their fans through digital and physical products, such as digital downloads, ringtones, CDs, merchandise, downloads, and promotional items.
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closed 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired BandPage

synopsis: YouTube has acquired the online music platform BandPage. The company is a marketing platform for musicians to connect with their fans and also promote their music on Facebook. BandPage also has a product called BandPage Everywhere that enables musicians to build a website and update their other promotional sites in just a few clicks.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: BandPage
BandPage is a marketing platform for musicians to connect with their fans and promote their music on Facebook. Beyond the popular social network, It has a product called BandPage Everywhere that enables musicians to build a website and update their other promotional sites in just a few clicks.
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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 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC, acquired Beatroot Music Ltd

synopsis: Made in Memphis Entertainment, a music studio, record label and publishing platform, has acquired UK-based Beatroot Music. Beatroot is an online music platform which enables record labels and publishers to pull together their music catalog, audio files and rights data into one place and share these with clients, streaming services and music stores.
buyer: Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC
Made in Memphis Entertainment is a music studio, record label and publishing platform. They offer an environment that includes several well-appointed production suites for songwriters to work and receive mentorship from world renowned professionals. "
target: Beatroot Music Ltd
Based in the UK, Beatroot Music operates an online music platform which enables record labels and publishers to pull together their music catalog, audio files, album artwork, metadata and rights data into one place and share these with clients, streaming services and music stores.
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closed 2/7/2014 via Company Press Release

Renderosity, acquired Blacksmith3D

synopsis: Renderosity and Blacksmith3D are pleased to announce that the popular texture painting and morph creator software, Blacksmith3D, is now part of the Renderosity family. The Blacksmith3D Software empowers the artists so that they can easily generate high-end visual results while ensuring maximum workflow optimization.
buyer: Renderosity
The Renderosity community is made up of members who have a passion for helping others learn, share and grow in digital art. The participation and interaction among members has slowly built a family and a place known as a "home". "
target: Blacksmith3D
Blacksmith3D is a popular texture painting and morph creator software. The Blacksmith3D software allows artists the ability to easily generate high-end visual results while ensuring maximum workflow optimization.
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closed 2/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ultimate Guitar USA LLC, acquired Crescendo

synopsis: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech, an entrepreneurship incubator designed to nurture the confidence and expertise that graduates need to run their own businesses, has announced its first exit. Crescendo, an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians, has been acquired by Ultimate Guitar.
buyer: Ultimate Guitar USA LLC
With 10 million registered users and over 20 million unique active users a month, Ultimate Guitar is the largest community of guitar enthusiasts in the world. It provides guitar tabs and chords to nearly 1 million songs along with lessons, articles and information about all things rock and roll. "
target parent: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech
target: Crescendo
Crescendo is an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians. Crescendo’s music assessment engine uses both monophonic and polyphonic pitch detection to analyze harmonic frequencies from the notes musicians play.
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closed 2/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ultimate Guitar USA LLC, acquired Crescendo

synopsis: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech, an entrepreneurship incubator designed to nurture the confidence and expertise that graduates need to run their own businesses, has announced its first exit. Crescendo, an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians, has been acquired by Ultimate Guitar.
buyer: Ultimate Guitar USA LLC
With 10 million registered users and over 20 million unique active users a month, Ultimate Guitar is the largest community of guitar enthusiasts in the world. It provides guitar tabs and chords to nearly 1 million songs along with lessons, articles and information about all things rock and roll. "
target parent: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech
target: Crescendo
Crescendo is an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians. Crescendo’s music assessment engine uses both monophonic and polyphonic pitch detection to analyze harmonic frequencies from the notes musicians play.
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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 10/16/2014 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
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 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:$4,799.30)
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 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 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 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 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 1/14/2014 via PR Newswire

Radionomy, acquired Winamp and Shoutcast

synopsis: Radionomy, which provides one of the largest platforms for radio producers and broadcasters and the world's largest digital audio advertising network through the business combination with TargetSpot, announced that it has acquired media player Winamp and internet radio platform Shoutcast from AOL.
buyer: Radionomy
Radionomy essentially offers everyone a chance to set up their own Internet radio station free of charge and share a personalized radio show complete with music programming, jingles and commercials with friends and the rest of the world. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Winamp and Shoutcast
The Winamp media player offers the ability to listen to, watch and manage music, video, podcasts and internet radio on desktop and mobile devices. SHOUTcast offers thousands of free Internet radio stations from DJs and broadcasters around the world.
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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:$507.43)
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 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 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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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 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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