From Reside Nation’s 100m tickets to Harmony’s eight-figure deal… It’s MBW’s Weekly Spherical-Up
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Live Nation printed its Q2 outcomes this week, and it was stuffed with spectacular stats.
Along with producing revenues of $4.4 billion through the quarter throughout all divisions, the corporate revealed that it has already offered 100 million tickets for concert events in 2022.
That’s greater than Reside Nation offered in the entire of 2019.
Seeking to the following six months, Reside Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino, claimed: “The second quarter confirmed that the stay leisure business is again globally and greater than ever.”
Elsewhere within the information this week, Harmony revealed that it has acquired music publishing firm Native Tongue, marking its growth in Australia & New Zealand. Trusted sources near the deal in Australia inform MBW that Harmony spent an eight-figure US greenback sum on the acquisition.
Consequent to the acquisition, Harmony is launching Concord Music Publishing ANZ, which shall be based mostly in Melbourne, with employees in Sydney and Auckland.
We additionally realized this week that SoundCloud is decreasing its international workforce by roughly 20%.
Referencing the information on LinkedIn on Wednesday (August 3), SoundCloud CEO, Michael Weissman, wrote: “Making modifications that have an effect on folks is extremely arduous. However it’s one that’s mandatory to make sure SoundCloud’s long-term success given the difficult financial local weather and monetary market headwinds.”
In the meantime, a $500 million-backed firm known as Litmus Music launched to purchase music rights, whereas Believe launched its H1 2022 outcomes, and elevated its FY income forecast for 2022.
Right here’s what occurred this week…
1) LIVE NATION HAS ALREADY SOLD 100M TICKETS FOR CONCERTS IN 2022 – MORE THAN IT SOLD IN THE WHOLE OF 2019
Based on Reside Nation’s investor submitting for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, the stay occasions big has offered 100 million tickets for concert events in 2022 to this point, which, it says, is already greater than what it offered for the entire 12 months in 2019.
Providing its prediction for the total 12 months, the corporate claims that “2022 is on monitor to be the largest 12 months in stay music historical past”.
In his letter to shareholders, Reside Nation President & CEO Michael Rapino claimed that “the second quarter confirmed that the stay leisure business is again globally and greater than ever” and urged additional that “Reside Nation led this return”.
This week, Harmony revealed that it’s increasing in Australia & New Zealand through the acquisition of music publishing firm Native Tongue – for a major price-tag.
Trusted sources near the deal in Australia inform MBW that Harmony spent an eight-figure US greenback sum on the acquisition, though they add that the ultimate transaction worth was considerably beneath the USD $50 million mark. (Harmony declined to touch upon these figures when contacted by MBW.)
Consequent to the Native Tongue acquisition, Harmony is launching Harmony Music Publishing ANZ, which shall be based mostly in Melbourne, with employees in Sydney and Auckland…
SoundCloud has began the method of decreasing its international workforce by roughly 20%.
SoundCloud CEO, Michael Weissman, referenced the information on LinkedIn on Wednesday (August 3), including: “Making modifications that have an effect on folks is extremely arduous. However it’s one that’s mandatory to make sure SoundCloud’s long-term success given the difficult financial local weather and monetary market headwinds.
“For these impacted by this choice, I wish to thanks personally to your ardour and contributions to SoundCloud and the artist communities we serve. You’ve got all made an unimaginable affect on the music business and on artists’ lives…”
4) SOME MUSIC COMPANIES ARE NERVOUS ABOUT A ‘CHALLENGING ECONOMIC CLIMATE’. BELIEVE JUST INCREASED ITS FY REVENUE FORECAST FOR 2022.
The largest music biz story of Wednesday (August 3) will most likely without end be regarded upon because the shock information from SoundCloud that it’s slashing a fifth of its international workforce in response to the “monetary market headwinds” and “difficult financial local weather” of 2022.
SoundCloud, in fact, isn’t alone as a music firm in getting nervous in regards to the affect that macro-economic elements could have on its enterprise within the second half of this 12 months.
But there’s one other facet to this story, and it comes from Paris.
This week, Consider, the France-born distribution and companies firm (and proprietor of labels akin to Nuclear Blast), launched its H1 2022 outcomes (for the six months to finish of June).
These outcomes make for good-looking studying…
A well-funded new participant simply entered the music rights acquisition area.
Music business veterans Hank Forsyth and Dan McCarroll are teaming up with Carlyle International Credit score to launch a enterprise known as Litmus Music.
New York-based Litmus says that it’ll deal with buying and managing each publishing and recorded music rights, with Carlyle International Credit score committing an preliminary $500 million to take action.
Carlyle International Credit score, which has $143 billion in property beneath administration, is investing capital into Litmus from what it calls its “Credit score Alternatives technique”, which, it says, has already deployed $2.2 billion in and across the media and leisure area since 2018.
Carlyle International Credit score is considered one of three platforms (alongside International Non-public Fairness and International Funding Options), operated by funding agency Carlyle, which had $376 billion of property beneath administration as of June 30, 2022….
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