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11 April 2014

Roth Capital Partners backs music apps company Smule

music_note_song_170sq Social music apps provider Smule has raised $16.6m in a round led by Roth Capital Partners.

7 April 2014

Ares Management secures controlling stake in Guitar Center

music_note_song_170sq Private equity firm Ares Management has acquired a controlling interest in Bain Capital-backed musical instruments and recording equipment retailer Guitar Center.

10 March 2014

Music identification business Shazam nets another $20m of financing

music_note_song_170sq Venture capital-backed music identification app maker Shazam has picked up another $20m of financing, pushing the total raised by the company to $92m.

28 January 2014

Round Hill Music secures nearly $70m for royalty fund

music_note_song_170sq Round Hill Music has raised nearly $70m from 19 LPs for its $200m-targeting royalty fund, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

1 October 2013

Soundrop raises $3.4m from Northzone, Investinor

music_note_song_170sq Oslo-based social music service Soundrop has raised $3.4m with the help of Northzone and Investinor, which led the investment round.

4 September 2013

ABS Capital drives iZotope expansion with $12m investment

iZotope Later-stage growth investor ABS Capital Partners has poured $12m into audio technology company iZotope and added general partner Laura Witt to the company’s board of directors.

30 April 2013

Nettwerk Music strikes a chord with Beedie Capital in $10m financing

Fun. Beedie Capital Partners has re-upped its investment in music management and marketing company Nettwerk Music Group by backing a $10.25m equity growth financing round.

6 February 2013

Ingenious launches two live events-focused fundraisings

music-festival5_sq Ingenious, the London-based media and entertainment-focused investment and advisory firm, has launched two fundraising initiatives aimed at investing up to £30m in the live events market.

23 January 2013

Hilco UK buys up HMV debt from Lloyds, RBS

broken-cd_sq Hilco UK, the retail restructuring specialist, has effectively taken control of HMV by buying up the stricken music retailer’s bank debt.

18 January 2013

OpCapita-backed Game eyes HMV stores

broken-cd_sq Game, the retailer bought out of administration last year by turnaround investor OpCapita, is reported to have expressed an interest buying up to 45 HMV stores.

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