LiveXLive Media, Inc.
- Financing Increases Company's Current Cash Position to Over $23 Million
- Balance Sheet Strength Enables Focus on Driving Monetization Across Subscriptions, Pay-Per-View and Podcasting as well as M&A Opportunities
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveXLive Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIVX) ("LiveXLive"), a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, announced today that it has completed a $15.0 million senior secured convertible note financing with a major existing institutional shareholder.
LiveXLive CEO and Chairman, Robert Ellin, commented, "With LiveXLive experiencing momentum across the core segments of our business, adding $15 million of cash gives us both the liquidity and the balance sheet strength to accelerate some near-term growth opportunities, namely across subscription, distribution, pay-per-view and podcasting. We appreciate the confidence our institutional investor has shown by making this investment in both our management team and business model."
LiveXLive's talent-centric platform is focused on providing outsized value to superfans and building long term franchises in audio music, podcasting, OTT linear channels, pay-per-view, and livestreaming. Its model includes multiple monetization paths including subscription, advertising, sponsorship, merchandise sales and ticketing. LiveXLive recently raised revenue guidance for its 2021 fiscal year based on strength in its core businesses.
LiveXLive has become a go-to platform for live streaming events that combine music with pop culture of podcasting, sports, arts, fashion, culinary and comedy. This far in calendar year 2020, LiveXLive has livestreamed over 60 live events, generating over 81 million live views and selling over $1 million of pay-per-view tickets. From emerging to established artists, LiveXLive has streamed a variety of artists and celebrities in 2020 alone, including Billie Eilish, Kygo, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Chris Rock, Idina Menzel, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Buffett, OneRepublic, Zac Brown, Sofi Tukker, and Darius Rucker. Future scheduled PPV events include top artists such as Pitbull, K-Pop Star Wonho, Nelly, Jeremih and many more.
About LiveXLive Media, Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (the "Company") (pronounced Live "by" Live) is a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture. LiveXLive, which has streamed over 1200 artists since January 2020, has become a go-to partner for the world's top artists and celebrity voices as well as music festivals concerts, including Rock in Rio, EDC Las Vegas, and many others. In April 2020, LiveXLive produced its first 48-hour music festival called "Music Lives" with tremendous success as it earned over 50 million views and over 5 billion views for #musiclives on TikTok on 100+ performances. LiveXLive's library of global events, video-audio podcasts and original shows are also available on Amazon, Apple TV, Roku and Samsung TVs in addition to its own app, destination site and social channels. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, PodcastOne, generates more than 2 billion downloads annually across more than 300 podcasts. For more information, visit www.livexlive.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter at @livexlive, and YouTube.
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For LiveXLive: The Rose Group
LiveXLive Media, Inc. Closes $15.0 Million Financing with an Existing Institutional Shareholder Convertible at $4.50 Per Share