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IODA, acquired Uploader

synopsis: IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced the official launch of IODA UK, after the company completed its acquisition of Uploader, a leading European digital music distributor based in London.
buyer: IODA
IODA -- the Independent Online Distribution Alliance -- is the industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, and artists. "
target: Uploader
Uploader is a Digital Distribution Company (Aggregator, Digital Service Provider). We work with labels, physical distributors, and rights-holders supplying their catalogues to the online and mobile digital retailers (digital music services).
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announced 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sanwire Corporation, will acquire Intercept Music, Inc.

synopsis: Sanwire Corporation, a diversified company with a focus on the entertainment industry, will acquire Intercept Music, Inc, an online music business platform. Intercept allows any of the 10+ million independent musicians to upload and distribute their music and collect royalties from over 100 retailers in 165 countries.
buyer: Sanwire Corporation (:$0.26)
Sanwire Corporation invests in the entertainment technology space. The company actively looks for investments in technology companies centered around music, movie, and podcast distribution, marketing, publishing, licensing, and label services. "
target: Intercept Music, Inc.
Intercept is an online platform allowing musicians to upload and distribute their music and collect royalties from over 100 retailers. The software automatically promotes the artists' entire business, including their music, merchandise, and performances in social media, playlists, and online radio.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire Ingrooves Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group, a world leader in music-based entertainment has agreed to acquire Ingrooves. Ingrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. They provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with analytics, management services and marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. "
target: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions.
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closed 11/14/2007 via BusinessWire

The Orchard Enterprises Inc, merged with Digital Music Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Orchard Enterprises Inc., a leading global digital distributor and marketer of music, and Digital Music Group, Inc. a content owner and leader in the digital distribution of music and video catalogues, announced that the two companies have completed their previously-announced plans to merge.
buyer: The Orchard Enterprises Inc (:$62.27)
The Orchard is an independent music and video distributor specializing in comprehensive digital strategies for content owners. Through innovative global marketing and promotions, The Orchard drives sales across more than 660 digital and mobile storefronts in 75 countries. "
target: Digital Music Group, Inc.
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. is focused on helping consumers worldwide to experience more music, in more ways.
price ($mm)
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$11
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$3
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closed 4/16/2015 via PR Newswire

TuneCore merged with Believe Digital,

synopsis: Independent label services company Believe Digital has merged with TuneCore, the powerhouse digital music distribution and music publishing administration company. TuneCore has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore Artists $504 million on over 12 billion streams and downloads.
buyer: Believe Digital
Believe Digital is the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide. The company has over 250 employees worldwide with offices in France, The UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, LATAM, Asia, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Africa. "
target: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. Their TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, and more.
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announced 6/23/2022 via BusinessWire

Alliance Entertainment Corp will be merged with Adara Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Adara Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation, announced the signing of a definitive business combination agreement with Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation, a distributor and wholesaler of the world’s largest in stock selection of music, movies, video games, electronics, arcades, and collectibles.
buyer: Adara Acquisition Corp. (ADRA:$0.00)
Adara Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition corporation organized for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. "
target: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment is a premier distributor of music, movies, and consumer electronics. They offer 485,000 unique in stock SKU’s, including over 57,300 unique compact discs, vinyl LP records, DVDs, Blu-rays, and video games.
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$480
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announced 9/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ZetaDisplay AB, will acquire Liveqube AS

synopsis: ZetaDisplay, a leading supplier of Digital Signage to large retail chains and the service industry, will acquire LiveQube, Norway’s largest supplier of streamed and customer-adapted music for shops and public environments. LiveQube creates scheduled playlists with songs that are handpicked to match the brand's values and customers.
buyer: ZetaDisplay AB (OM:ZETA:$45.75)
ZetaDisplay is a leading supplier of Digital Signage to large retail chains and the service industry on the European market. ZetaDisplay's headquarters are located in Sweden with sales offices located in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia and the Netherlands. "
target: Liveqube AS
LiveQube is Norway’s largest supplier of streamed and customer-adapted music for shops and public environments. LiveQube creates scheduled playlists with songs that are handpicked to match the brand's values and customers. Commercial messages can also be easily added into the playlists.
price ($mm)
$1.80
rev ($mm)
$1
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$0
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2.1x
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13.7x
closed 1/22/2007 via BusinessWire

IODA, acquired Uploader

synopsis: IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced the official launch of IODA UK, after the company completed its acquisition of Uploader, a leading European digital music distributor based in London.
buyer: IODA
IODA -- the Independent Online Distribution Alliance -- is the industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, and artists. "
target: Uploader
Uploader is a Digital Distribution Company (Aggregator, Digital Service Provider). We work with labels, physical distributors, and rights-holders supplying their catalogues to the online and mobile digital retailers (digital music services).
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closed 1/22/2007 via BusinessWire

IODA, acquired Uploader

synopsis: IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced the official launch of IODA UK, after the company completed its acquisition of Uploader, a leading European digital music distributor based in London.
buyer: IODA
IODA -- the Independent Online Distribution Alliance -- is the industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, and artists. "
target: Uploader
Uploader is a Digital Distribution Company (Aggregator, Digital Service Provider). We work with labels, physical distributors, and rights-holders supplying their catalogues to the online and mobile digital retailers (digital music services).
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announced 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

7digital Ltd., will acquire 24-7 Entertainment

synopsis: Consolidation in the digital music space continues with the announcement that digital music services provider 7digital is acquiring its last major European competitor, 24-7 Entertainment. 24-7 Entertainment is the only digital music service provider that can offer a modular B2B music platform and that caters to all its user's needs.
buyer: 7digital Ltd. (AIM:7DIG:$15.28)
7digital's robust, scalable digital music platform and flexible APIs are used to power comprehensive music and radio services for leading consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, retailers, record labels, artists and agencies. "
target parent: Metro AG
target: 24-7 Entertainment
24-7 Entertainment is the only digital music service provider that can offer a modular B2B music platform and that caters to all needs while providing a state-of-the-art music service for customers.
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$2.03
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$10
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closed 3/25/2009 via BusinessWire

Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH, acquired 24-7 Entertainment

synopsis: Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH has acquired a controlling interest in 24-7 Entertainment, Europe’s leading B2B digital distribution provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of music, music video and ringtones.
buyer: Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH
With a net revenue of 19 billion euros and a headcount of over 60,000 in 2008, Media-Saturn-Holding is Germany and Europe’s Number One consumer electronics retailers. "
target: 24-7 Entertainment
24-7 Entertainment, with offices in the UK, Germany, Spain and Denmark, is the leading B2B technology provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of music, music video and ringtones.
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closed 3/25/2009 via BusinessWire

Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH, acquired 24-7 Entertainment

synopsis: Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH has acquired a controlling interest in 24-7 Entertainment, Europe’s leading B2B digital distribution provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of music, music video and ringtones.
buyer: Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH
With a net revenue of 19 billion euros and a headcount of over 60,000 in 2008, Media-Saturn-Holding is Germany and Europe’s Number One consumer electronics retailers. "
target: 24-7 Entertainment
24-7 Entertainment, with offices in the UK, Germany, Spain and Denmark, is the leading B2B technology provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of music, music video and ringtones.
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closed 5/22/2007 via PR Newswire

RoyaltyShare, acquired Independent Digital Entertainment & Arts

synopsis: RoyaltyShare, a premier provider of digital royalty solutions to the entertainment industry, announced the acquisition of Los Angeles-based Independent Digital Entertainment & Arts, LLC (IDEA), a provider of outsourced content management services to record labels, record distributors and digital music retailers.
buyer: RoyaltyShare
RoyaltyShare is the worldwide leader in Web-based royalty processing and reporting solutions for the global entertainment industry. RoyaltyShare provides a suite of on-demand services dedicated to simplifying the increasingly complex and necessary task of managing sales and distribution information."
target: Independent Digital Entertainment & Arts
Digital recording, delivery, and playback technologies are changing the landscape of the music business. Power is shifting from the distributor to the artist. IDEA helps independent artists and labels take advantage of this shift by giving them the power to distribute their own music.
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announced 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., will purchase AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights from AWAL UK Limited

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment, a global recorded music company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kobalt Music Group to acquire Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
seller parent: Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
seller: AWAL UK Limited
The acquisition includes Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights. AWAL is an independent distribution company with headquarters in London, UK. Acquired by Kobalt Music in December 2011, AWAL is Kobalt’s recordings company.
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