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Acquisitions

BIG NEWS! Zealot Networks Acquires Majority Interest in AdRev / AudioMicro, Inc. for $20M

by Ryan on December 19, 2014

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I am delighted to announce that Zealot Networks has acquired a majority stake in AdRev/AudioMicro, Inc. for $20 Million.   This is the exit our shareholders have been working towards since the company was founded back in 2007.  A special thank you goes out to Danny and the entire team at Zealot – we are excited for our future together.   A super special thank you to the AdRev / AudioMicro team – Noah, Alex, Ben B, Peter, Brett, Jesse, Matt, Andrew, Ben P, Rod, Mischa, Yaroslav, Molly, Arlo, Josh P, Josh K, Christian, Oscar, Eric and everyone that contributed to the effort; and to our board of directors – Scott, Oleg, and Jamie.  I am forever grateful for all of your hard work, dedication, trust, and support throughout the years. I can’t thank you enough for everything that you do – day in day out – to help make our company a success.  I would also like to thank all of our clients, customers, and partners for entrusting us with your business throughout the years.  Without all of you, none of this would have been possible.

Press coverage and details of the acquisition can be found at:

The Video Ink

Variety

Los Angeles Business Journal

TubeFilter

Stream Daily

AdRev Acquires DashGo, Enters Digital Distribution

by Ryan on December 18, 2014

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I’m pleased to announce that we (AdRev / AudioMicro, Inc.) have acquired music distribution company DashGo – http://dashgo.com .

For details on the acquisition, check out this Billboard.com article —>

Highlights:
1.  DashGo distributes music worldwide to iTunes, Spotify, YouTube Music Key, Pandora, Amazon, Google Play, Beats, Rdio, Rhapsody, Sound Exchange, Shazam, BeatPort and other music retailers and collection societies.
2.  DashGo takes a hands-on approach in driving visibility, retail marketing and discovery strategy for client releases.  The company’s robust dashboard gives labels the flexibility to easily manage repertoire, offering a premium catalog to music retailers while allowing rights holders to retain full control over their music.
3.  DashGo has an incredible client base including David Hernandez’s DH1 Media, Coconut Records, Rock Mafia, and Katy Tiz, to name a few, providing an amazing foundation to nurture and expand upon.
4.  DashGo was founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Ben Patterson.  Ben will continue as CEO of DashGo (and the entire DashGo team including Tate Palmer and Jeremy Vilela will stay on as well).  We will be expanding DashGo’s products services along with our YouTube rights management services at AdRev.
Happy Holidays!  Hoping that 2015 is your best year ever.
-Ryan