Apple get EU approval to acquire Shazam

Apple have been eyeing up Shazam since last year hoping to buy the music recognition software and they’ve just been given the ‘okay’ from the EU. Last December, Apple announced plans to acquire Shazam. Purchase…

Apple “acquiring music recognition app Shazam”

New reports suggest that Apple are looking to buy the music identifying giant Shazam in a $400 million deal. TechCrunch has revealed from “sources” that Apple are in the final stages of acquiring Shazam. As…

Spotify buy French startup Niland, their 4th company in just 3 months

Spotify seem to be on a spending spree as they’ve just announced another startup purchase less than a month since their last acquisition. Spotify’s ambition for 2017 seems to be to build a Transformers style…

SESAC’s purchase could’ve cost Blackstone a giant $1 billion

2017 kicked off with a monumental purchase of music rights organisation SESAC by Blackstone equity firm in a deal said to be valued up to $1 billion. Last week private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management arranged…

China’s Alibaba look to buy Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter

Following Billboard and Hollywood Reporter’s acquisition of Spin, Vibe and Stereogum they themselves are now being eyed by the Chinese media conglomerate Alibaba. Rumours have begun circulating that Alibaba are interested in purchasing the Hollywood reporter…

Despite “advanced talks” Spotify aren’t buying SoundCloud now

Earlier this year in September rumours circulated that Spotify might buy up SoundCloud’s open digital music platform, but discussions have now reportedly been closed. In September reports suggested that Spotify were in talks with SoundCloud for…

Spotify purchase startup Preact because they don’t want you to go

Spotify have purchased the 4-year-old machine learning start up Preact to help them understand and maintain their subscribers. Preact uses machine learning and analysis of audience metrics on social media to understand subscribers and learn…

Spotify could be buying SoundCloud

Recent reports are suggesting that massively popular music streaming service Spotify are in advanced talks to buy the community-driven music platform SoundCloud. Following news of Spotify’s recent phenomenal growth, gaining 10 million subscribers in just 6…

Incipio offer Skullcandy headphones $177 million in a buyout

Incipio, provider of mobile accessories, are looking to purchase Skullcandy to add their expansive range of head/earphones into their stock. Incipio LLC will pay $5.75 a share for a total of $177 million to buy…

Pandora Plan To Acquire Rdio and Shut It Down

Rdio have announced that Pandora intend to purchase Rdio for their “innovative technology and critically-acclaimed design.” Rdio announced through their blog that Pandora, one of the longest running and largest music streaming services in the world, intend…