Billboard’s parent company to purchase Nielsen SoundScan

Valence are looking to acquire SoundScan so that Billboards charts and music data are all under one umbrella. Billboard and SoundScan work closely together, with the latter providing music data and analytics to inform the…

Storytelling through podcasts, that’s Spotify’s new arena

Spotify have purchased Parcast to tell stories through the ever-expanding platform of podcasts on the music streaming giant. Earlier today Spotify announced their acquisition of Parcast; “a premier storytelling-driven podcast studio”. They’ve been making waves…

Ticketmaster purchase Australia’s Moshtix

Ticketmaster have expanded their grip on ticket sales around the world with the purchase of one of Australia’s biggest ticketers. Australian ticketing firm Moshtix is now owned by Live Nation and their subsidiary, ticketing giants…

Shazam ditch ads for uninhibited music discovery

Apple have cleared Shazam’s mobile of it’s adverts for a clean music discovery experience without distractions when you want to find the songs playing around you. Apple completed their acquisition of song recognition and discovery…

Sirius XM’s purchase of Pandora gets approval potentially creating the world’s biggest online music company

Pandora’s music streaming service has now officially been acquired by SiriusXM creating a mega music entertainment company. In September Pandora agreed to a purchase of their services in a $3.5 billion “all-stock transition” by Sirius…

Big new hires will find the best new artists on Apple Music

Apple haven’t acquired a music analytics startup as people thought, but they have taken it’s three founders to help them scout out the best and biggest new music coming out. On Sunday a report came…

Sirius XM Holdings Agree to Acquire Pandora: Creating The World’s Largest Audio-Entertainment Company!?

Sirius XM Holdings has agreed to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion in an all-stock transaction. The announcement was made this morning and it will create the world’s largest audio-entertainment company. “We have long respected Pandora…

Spotify move into music licensing acquiring new company, Loudr

Spotify are expanding and they’re latest venture looks to take them into the world of music licensing, probably a good idea for the streamers. Spotify have just announced the acquisition of Loudr, a music licensing…

Beatport have bought DJ streamer Pulselocker to build their streaming service

DJ store and streaming service Beatport have just bought a rival music streaming service to tap the resources for their own. The purchase of Pulselocker, Inc. by electronic music marketplace giants Beatport has been confirmed….

Pandora buy ads company used by rivals Spotify, Deezer, and more

Pandora are expanding their ad tech with the acquisition of AdsWizz, who happen to cater to some of their biggest streaming rivals. Pandora have just revealed the acquisition of digital audio advertisers AdsWizz. The purchase…