Tag: Access Industries

Just Who Would Buy Universal Music?

Posted on 14th January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, Artists Direct, Bolloré Group, Deezer, First Access Entertainment, Formula 1 Racing, Institutional Investors, Liberty Media, Live Nation, Major Label Market Shares, MLB, Pandora, Perform, Private Equity, Record Label Market Shares, Saavn, SiriusXM, Sme, Sony Music, The Atlanta Braves, UMG, Umg Market Share, Universal Market Share, Universal Music, Universal Music Investment, Universal Music Sale, Vincent Bolloré, Vivendi, Warner Music, WMG and Yannick Bolloré

Vivendi continues to look for a buyer for a portion of Universal Music. Though the process has been running officially since May 2018, the transaction (or transactions) may not close…

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How Soundcloud Could Transform Deezer’s Market Narrative

Posted on 4th July, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, Apple Music, Artist Discovery, Bandcamp, BandLab, Deezer, Dj Spooky, Dubsmash, First Access Entertainment, Full Stack, Full Stack Music, Full Stack Music Company, Mixcloud, Musical.ly, Next Gen Label, Next Generation Label, Reverb Nation, Songkick, Soundcloud, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Market, Streaming Music, Tidal, Tunecore and Youtube

News has emerged of Deezer being a potential buyer of troubled Soundcloud. This follows on from Spotify’s prolonged but ultimately abortive courting last year. Soundcloud was once a streaming powerhouse,…

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MIDiA Research Predictions 2017: The Year Of The Platform

Posted on 13th December, 2016 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Clash Royale, Disney, English Premier League, Espn, Facebook, Fox Networks, Google, Microsoft, Napster, Netflix, Outbrain, Pokemon Go, Samsung, Snapchat, Spotify, Taboola, Tencent, Three Italy, Three UK, Tidal, Twitch, Uber and Youtube

Following an 84% success rate for our 2016 Predictions report, we today launch our 2017 predictions report: ‘MIDiA Research Predictions 2017: The Year Of The Platform’. The report is immediately…

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Watch Out Access, Liberty Media Is Building A Full Stack Music Company

Posted on 7th September, 2016 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, BMG, Deezer, Liberty Global, Liberty Media, Live Nation, Mtv, Next Big Sound, Pandora, Rdio, Saavn, Sirius XM, Songkick, Sony Music, Ticket Fly, UMG, Universal Music, Warner Music and WMG

Access Industries’ full stack music company has, ahem, company: Liberty Media. With a combined market market cap of $37 billion, John Malone’s Liberty group of companies is by anyone’s standards…

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Full Stack Or Media-Tech Conglomerate? Just What Kind Of Empire Is Access Industries Building?

Posted on 21st January, 2016 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, AOL Time Warner, Bertelsmann, Crowdsurge, Deezer, Ian Hogarth, Kakao Corp, Len Blavatnik, Major Labels, Media Companies, MelOn, Orange, Pandora, Rdio, Record Labels, Songkick, Vivendi Universal and Warner Music

Deezer announced yesterday that it had closed a further €100 million investment round led by existing investors Access Industries and French telco Orange. There is no doubt Deezer needs the…

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