LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – SoundCloud has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire rights management and distribution company Repost Network.
While the terms of the new deal, which is expected to close in the coming weeks, were not disclosed, SoundCloud says “high-performing, emerging creators” will now have access to Repost Network’s invite-only tools and services like streaming distribution, analytics dashboards, content protection and more.
Founded in 2015, Repost Network’s technology platform offers distribution to 25+ stores, content protection, and support for artists to advance them to the next stage in their careers. The company’s 6000+ clients include RedBull Records, Waka Flocka Flame, Slightly Stoopid, Mayer Hawthorne and The Far East Movement among others.
Commenting on the deal, Michael Weissman, Chief Operating Officer, SoundCloud said: “There are more than 20 million audio creators on SoundCloud, and we know building audiences and earning income from streaming are critical to them. SoundCloud’s focus is to build more tools and services to solve those needs.
“We’ve built the foundation with our SoundCloud Premier program and our recently launched distribution product, and today we are taking another step forward. The acquisition of Repost Network will meaningfully move SoundCloud forward as we build the most comprehensive set of tools to help creators build their careers. We welcome the Repost Network team to SoundCloud and are excited about what we will build together.”
Jeff Ponchick, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Repost Network, added: “Repost Network has been working with SoundCloud since the early days of its monetization initiative, and we are ecstatic to join the world’s largest audio creator community. Our mission is to help artists make a living through their audiences online, and by joining the SoundCloud family we can help even more emerging artists take the next step in their career, earn more revenue and be heard by more fans.”