Cinq Music raises $250m from mum or dad firm GoDigital to fund acquisitions – with an eight-figure ‘marquee’ catalog acquisition already within the pipeline


MBW has advised a number of times that Cinq Music Group is an organization to observe. Immediately (February 12) brings but extra proof to help this view.

Cinq has confirmed that it has simply raised one other USD $250 million from its mum or dad firm GoDigital Media Group to amass music rights.

The numerous capital increase arrives as warmth seems to be reentering the blockbuster music rights acquisition area. Over the previous seven days, Billboard has reported that Sony Music Group just lately agreed to buy a 50% stake in Michael Jackson‘s publishing and recorded music catalog for $600 million-plus, whereas the long-running potential sale of Queen’s music rights can be reportedly picking up tempo.

Together with the newest funding from GoDigital, Cinq, a Los Angeles-headquartered music label, distribution, and rights administration firm, has raised $410 million from its mum or dad firm thus far – together with a $100 million increase in 2022, $40 million in 2019 and $20 million in 2017.

Cinq’s catalog contains over 80,000 property, which it says obtain “a number of billion video and audio streams per 30 days”. The corporate plans to make use of the extra funds to give attention to 4 “fast-growing” music genres: reggaeton, Musica Mexicana, Afrobeats, and Nation.

Commenting on GoDigital’s newest funding in Cinq, Jason Peterson, Chairman and CEO of GoDigital Media Group, reiterated the corporate’s ambition, first shared with MBW in an interview in 2021, of amassing “a billion-dollar steadiness sheet of music rights”.

Peterson added: “With Cinq’s steady enlargement, operational excellence, and eager skill to draw prime expertise, it’s only pure that we’d once more decide to accelerating progress in direction of that purpose.

“We’ve cemented our repute within the music business as a pacesetter in the case of sourcing, valuing,  buying and managing music repertoire.”

Cinq Music already has greater than $300 million in property underneath administration.

“We’re in a time proper now the place extra money is flowing into music than ever earlier than, and buyers are in search of skilled corporations to deploy capital with.”

Barry Daffurn, Cinq Music 

Commenting on the roadmap in direction of attaining the “billion-dollar steadiness sheet” milestone,  Barry Daffurn, Cinq President and Co-Founder, informed MBW in an unique interview that “thankfully, we’re in a time proper now the place extra money is flowing into music than ever earlier than, and buyers are in search of skilled corporations to deploy capital with”.

He added: “I don’t see that slowing down any time quickly, so entry to capital just isn’t a constraint right here. The vast majority of this spherical is earmarked for catalog acquisitions.”

In keeping with Cinq, one of many first acquisitions following the brand new $250 million fund, and a “cornerstone” of the newest funding from its mum or dad firm, is a brand new eight-figure catalog deal.

Cinq says that this “soon-to-be unveiled marquee catalog acquisition” contains the “legendary repertoire” of a number of the business’s most influential hitmakers”.

Cinq’s Barry Daffurn informed us that the acquisition sees the corporate construct “upon our dominance throughout the Latin market.”

A subsidiary of GoDigital Media Group – a multinational conglomerate shaped by Jason Peterson in 2006 – Cinq Music’s repertoire already contains music recorded by a number of distinguished Latin music stars, comparable to Unhealthy Bunny Anuel AA, Arcangel, and Daddy Yankee.

Cinq has additionally been making vital strides within the booming regional Mexican style lately.

It signed a global deal final summer season with Jesus Ortiz Paz’s Road Mob Information and has achieved hits comparable to Qué Onda from Fuerza Regida, Chino Pacas, and Calle 24, which peaked at No.16 on the Spotify World Chart.

Plus, the corporate additionally has a longstanding partnership with Rancho Humilde. Cinq famous on Monday that it has additionally “assist[ed] to gas the careers” of stars like Natanael Cano, Marca Registrada, and DannyLux, amongst others.

“It has all the time been our final imaginative and prescient to amass a billion-dollar steadiness sheet of music rights. With Cinq’s steady enlargement, operational excellence, and eager skill to draw prime expertise, it’s only  pure that we’d once more decide to accelerating progress in direction of that purpose.”

Jason Peterson, GoDigital Media Group

A key a part of Cinq’s mum or dad firm GoDigital’s technique has additionally been a give attention to the Latin group.

Alongside Cinq, GoDigital owns the likes of Latido Music (a 24-hour linear music channel specializing in US Hispanic audiences), plus mitú (described by Peterson as a “Buzzfeed for Latinx audiences within the US”), which presents leisure, information and music programming by a video-led platform.

In August 2022, GoDigital teamed up with MEP Capital to amass US-based NGL Collective, described as a “New Era Latinx digital-first media and leisure firm”. As a part of the acquisition, NGL Collective merged with GoDigital’s mitú, which it acquired in Q1 2020, to create NGLmitu.


Along with its give attention to the Latin Music area, Cinq stated on Monday that it has plans to make use of its new funding to develop into “a serious participant” within the nation music style.

To that finish, Cinq has launched a brand new workplace in Nashville and has just lately acquired catalogs from hit songwriters together with Jimmy Robbins and Ryan Hurd.

Cinq now has workplaces in 11 nations around the globe, having beforehand expanded in Africa and Asia along with accelerating its presence in Latin America.

The corporate expanded into Africa in July 2020 and launched its first Afrobeats single titled, Kachiri, through Zimbabwean rapper/singer King98 and Tanzanian singer, songwriter and artist, Diamond Platnumz.

Cinq’s repertoire additionally contains music recorded by superstars comparable to Janet Jackson, Jason Derulo, Sean Kingston and T.I., amongst others.

Elsewhere, Cinq mum or dad GoDigital acquired music finance firm Sound Royalties in ‘excessive eight-figure’ deal in 2021.

“I’m extraordinarily pleased with what we’ve constructed up to now, and grateful to see it validated by the continued help of GoDigital and our financing companions.”

Barry Daffurn, Cinq Music 

“I’m extraordinarily pleased with what we’ve constructed up to now, and grateful to see it validated by the continued help of GoDigital and our financing companions,” stated Cinq Music President Barry Daffurn.

“I’m additionally grateful for our wonderful workforce and the unbelievable artists we get to work with and help on daily basis. I couldn’t be extra excited to proceed to construct this firm on a worldwide stage.

‘As we develop, we stay laser-focused on offering artists with the utmost worth in financing and providers to make sure that staying  impartial isn’t a sacrifice.”

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