Building Empires: Mergers & Acquisitions in Action

Mar 11, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Growth through mergers and acquisitions is nothing new but we’re seeing a major uptick in this area in the past few years and unique partnerships emerging from all corners of the entertainment industry. Create Music Group acquired The Nations in 2022, Beatport has made a number of strategic acquisitions including AmpSuite, Loopmasters, and more, and SoundExchange’s acquisition of CMRRA - all gives these companies a new set of capabilities and power as they join forces to make an impact. This conversation will focus on M&A strategy, approach, benefits and challenges.

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Ashley Carman


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Robb McDaniels

The Beatport Group

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Anjula Singh


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Jonathan Strauss

Create Music Group

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