David Wood invests in companies involved in music and entertainment. David current holds shareholdings in the companies who own: (music) Faith & Hope Records . Focusrite . Gear4Music . Hipgnosis Songs . Live Nation . Midwich . Promenade Music . Sonos . Sony Music . Spotify . Universal Music . Warner Music (entertainment) Activision Blizzard . Caesars Entertainment . Disney Electronic Arts . iHeart Media . Madison Square Garden Entertainment . etc.
Other investment sectors include: (1) Music & Entertainment (2) Media & Broadcast (3) Hotels & Hospitality (4) Fashion & Cosmetics (5) Food & Beverage (6) Technology (7) Retail (8) Sport (9) Medical, Healthcare & Pharma (10) Automotive (11) Industry & Manufacturing (12) Energy & Mining (13) Telecommunications (14) Banking & Finance (15) Insurance (16) Property & Real Estate (17) Shipping & Delivery.
Sector 1 (Music & Entertainment)
– Activision Blizzard, Inc.
American video entertainment game company behind games like Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk’s, Spyro, Skylanders, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Candy Crush Saga, etc. Find out more: Activision Blizzard [#64 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Amazon.com, Inc.
American technology, music and entertainment company who owns Amazon.com, Appstore, Luna, Amazon Music, MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), Zoox, Twitch, IMDb, Audible, Goodreads, etc. Find out more: Amazon [#39 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Apple, Inc.
American technology, music and entertainment company behind AirPods, iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Apple Services include: App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Beats Electronics, etc. Find out more: Apple [#40 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
David is the sole-owner of Arena who offer a range of microphones, cables, and accessories that are designed in the US and built in China; and a range of professional stands that are made in Poland. Find out more: Arena [#8 #England – Ownership 1%]
– Audacy, Inc.
American entertainment and events company who as well as being the second largest radio company in the US with over 235 stations, operate Audacy Podcast; Cadence13; Pineapple Street Studios; Podcorn; Audacy Events & Experiences; and Eventful. Find out more: Audacy [#14 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
David is the sole-owner of Beverley who offer percussionists a range of handmade professional quality mallets made in the UK, and drum kits, snare drums, hardware and percussion instruments that are made in Taiwan. Find out more: Beverley [#6 #England – Ownership 100%]
– Bilibili, Inc.
Chinese entertainment and tech company who are one of Southeast Asia’s leading animation, comics and games (ACG) communities where people create, watch and share engaging videos. Find out more: Bilibili [#94 #China – Shareholding of less than 1%]
David is the sole-owner of Briggs who offer a wonderful range of handmade violins and violas that are made from high quality selected aged Italian solid spruce tops and European Bosnian Maple. The instruments are handmade with craftsman from both China and the UK involved in their production. [#182 #England – Ownership 100%]
– Caesars Entertainment Corporation
American entertainment and hospitality company who own Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, Horseshoe, Eldorado, Silver Legacy, Circus Circus, Reno and Tropicana brands. Find out more: Caesars [#16 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Charles Harles & Son
David is the sole-owner of Charles Howes & Son who make pianos and piano stools in China. David’s involvement with Charles Howes & Son began in 1990. Find out more: Charles Howes & Son [#4 #England – Ownership 100%]
– Collard & Collard
David is the sole-owner of Collard & Collard who make piano stools in England and upright pianos in China. David’s involvement with Collard & Collard began in 2002. Find out more: Collard & Collard [#10 #England – Ownership 100%]
– Electronic Arts, Inc.
American video entertainment game company whose titles include: Sims, F1, FIFA, NHL, PGA Tour, Madden NFL, Star Wars Jedi, etc. Find out more: Electronic Arts [#43 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc.
American company (formerly William Morris Agency) representing artistes in film, television, music, theatre, digital media, and publishing. Find out more: Endeavor [#345 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Esports Entertainment Group, Inc.
American esports entertainment company who partners with the NFL, NHL, NBA, FIFA. They operate as: EEG Games, Esports Gaming League, EEG iGaming and EEG Technology. Find out more: Esports Entertainment [#17 #Malta – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Eventbrite, Inc.
American self-service ticketing platform for music and enterttainment experiences that allows anyone to create, share, find and attend events. Find out more: Eventbrite [#194 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Faith & Hope Records
David is a 30% shareholding in Faith & Hope Records Limited, who operate as Faith & Hope Records (record label), Faith & Hope Songs (music publishing) and Areebo (music synchronization). Through their artistes, they have had their music on Hollywood films, the aderts of leading brands, and TV programmes globally. Find out more Faith & Hope [#3 #England – Shareholding of 30%]
– Focusrite PLC
A British company who sell audio interfaces, microphone preamps, consoles, analogue equalizers, channel strips, digital audio processing hardware and software. Their brands include: Focusrite, Martin Audio, ADAM, Novation, Ampify, Optimal Audio, and Sequential. Find out more: Focusrite [#68 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Future PLC
British company who publish 100’s of music, gaming and entertainment magazines (Metal Hammer; Classic Rock; Prog; Guitarist; Guitar World; Computer Music; Guitar Techniques; Guitar Player; Future Music; etc) as well as many other sectors (B2B, country lifestyle, homes, gardens, knowledge, photography, design, sports, tech, wealth finance, and women’s lifestyle. Find out more: Future [#70 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Gear4Music (Holdings) PLC
British musical instrument and equipment retailer who operate 21 websites in 15 languages and 9 currencies. The have distribution centres in England, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Ireland; and own AV and Hi-Fi retailer, AV Distribution Ltd. Find out more: Gear4Music [#254 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
David is the sole-owner of Glenlaw who are a specialist UK-based custom cable maker that designs and hand builds great-sounding high specification cables reliable for both studio and live musicians. David’s involvement with Glenlaw began in 2021. Find out more: Glenlaw [#181 #England – Ownership 100%]
– Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited
British investment company who have the rights to over 140 catalogues, over 65,000 songs, over 14,000 top 10 songs in global charts, over 3,800 #1 songs in global charts and over 150 Grammy award winning songs. Artistes include: 50 Cents, Barry Manilow, Blondie, Enrique Iglesias, George Benson, Justin Timberlake, Kaiser Chiefs, Leonard Cohen, Mark Ronson, Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Richie Sambora, etc. Find out more: Hipgnosis [#21 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– iHeart Media, Inc.
American audio company and largest radio station owner with more than 850 radio stations. They reach 9 out of 10 Americans monthly and have quarter of a billion monthly listeners. Find out more: iHeart [#203 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Let’s Explore Group PLC
British company who create award-winning virtual reality solutions for high-footfall visitor destinations through motion platform technology, live-action, animated entertainment, and educational content. Find out more: Let’s Explore [#22 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
David is the sole-owner of the Levin trademark in the UK. Levin offer a range of electric guitars, bass guitars, acoustic guitars, electro acoustic guitars, mandolins, banjo and ukuleles made in Asia, and beautiful handmade musical instrument straps in the UK. David’s owned the Levin UK trademark since 2001. [#7#England – Ownership 100%]
– Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
American company involved in ticket sales; artist management; concert productio; and marketing. Subsidiaries include: Roc Nation; Ticketmaster; Live Nation Concerts; Front Line Management Group; Live Nation Network; C3 Presents; AC Entertainment; and Live Nation Merchandise. Find out more: Live Nation [#48 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Madison Square Garden Entertainment
American indoor arena in New York City that hosts major concerts, ice shows, circuses and other entertainment shows. They also host sport events (ice hockey, basketball, boxing, etc). Find out more: MSG [#328 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– MediaZest PLC
British award-winning audio visual company who design, install and maintains AV technology for a variety of spaces. Find out more: Mediazest [#128 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
David is the sole-owner of Mendieta who make classical and flamenco guitars in a small studio workshop in Valencia, Spain. Their range consists of the Estudiante, Estudio, Conservatoire, Artizan and Professional model classical guitars plus a range of flamenco guitars. David’s involvement with Mendieta Guitars began in 1997. Find out more: Mendieta [#5 #England – Ownership 100%]
– MGM Resorts International
American global entertainment company who own hotels, casinos, conference venues, live music venues, theatrical entertainment, restaurants, nightclubs and retail spaces. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 29 destinations in the US and Macau. Find out more: MGM Resorts [#53 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Midwich Group PLC
British distributor of AV technology to the trade market with global operations selling displays, projectors, technical AV, broadcast, professional audio, lighting and unified communications. Find out more: Midwich [#172 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
David is the sole-owner of Moretti who make accordions in China. David’s involvement with Moretti began in 2022. [#183 #England – Ownership 100%]
– musicMagpie PLC
British company who are a leader in re-commerce consumer technology (smartphones, tablets, consoles, pc’s), disc media (CD’s, DVD’s, games) and books; operating through the brands musicMagpie in the UK, and Decluttr in the US. Find out more: musicMagpie [#26 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– National CineMedia, Inc.
American cinema media company who show adverts to U.S consumers in movie theaters through ‘Noovie’ as well as online and through mobile technology. Find out more: National CineMedia [#250 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Netflix, Inc.
American entertainment subscription streaming service and production company who trade as the International Streaming service Netflix and own the subsidiaries DVD Netflix, Millarworld, LT-LA, Albuquerque Studios, Netflix Animation, StoryBots, Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre, Roald Dahl Story Company, Night School Studio, Scanline VFX, Next Games, Boss Fight Entertainment, Animal Logic, etc. Find out more: Netflix [#54 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– News Corporation
American publishing and entertainemt company who own Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Investor’s Business Daily, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun), Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, Foxtel, realestate.com.au, realtor.com, and HarperCollins. Find out more: News Corp [#55 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Paris Woodwind
Sole-owner of Paris Woodwind who make a range woodwind instuments including saxophones, clarinets and flutes. David’s involvement with Paris Woodwind began in 2001. Find out more Paris Woodwind [#9 #England – Ownership 100%]
– The Rank Group PLC
British gaming entertainment group who operate venues and online. Their physical venues include 52 Grosvenor casinos in the UK, 64 Mecca bingo venues in the UK, and 9 Enracha bingo venues in Spain. Their digital brands include MeccaBingo.com, etc. Find out more: Rank Group [#33 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
David is the sole-owner of ResoVille who offer guitarists an extensive range of hand-crafted resophonic guitars that are built by some of the World’s finest specialist resophonic luthiers. David’s involvement with ResoVille Guitars began when he founded it in 2014. Find out more: Resoville [#11 #England – Ownership 100%]
David is the sole-owner of Shindo who offer a range of violins that are desinged for student players. David’s involvement with Shindo began in 2018. [#12 #England – Shareholding of less than 100%]
– Sonos, Inc.
American developer and manufacturer of audio entertainment products best known for its multi-room audio products. Find out more: Sonos [#193 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Sony Group Corporation
Japanese company who are one of the most comprehensive media companies in the World. They engage in: music publishing, record labels, film studios video game publishing, making it manufacturer and engage in music and entertainment electronic products; video game publishing. Find out more: Sony [#30 #Japan – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Spotify Technology SA
Swedish streaming service who are one of the largest music streaming service providers, with (as of June 2022) over 433 million monthly active users, including 188 million paying subscribers. Find out more: Spotify [#58 #Sweden – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Universal Music Group N.V.
Dutch–American company who are one of the largest music company in the world and one of the “Big Three” record labels (with Sony Music and Warner Music Group). Find out more: Universal Music [#335 #Netherlands #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Vivendi SE
French global leader in entertainment. Editis, (book publisher with 50 publishing houses); Prisma Media (magazine publisher); Gameloft (video games); Vivendi Village (live entertainment); Olympia Production (booking agency); See Tickets (global ticketing); Dailymotion (global video streaming); and 32.9% stake in Banijay (120 production companies in 22 territories). Find out more: Vivendi [#35 #France – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Walt Disney Company
American international family entertainment business who own Disney parks, Twentieth Century Studios, National Geographic, a cruise line, ESPN+, Hotstar, Disney theatrical productions (Broadway shows), etc. Find out more: Walt Disney [#34 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Warner Music Group Corporation
American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate who have some of the most iconic music companies in history including: Atlantic Records Group, 300 Elektra Entertainment, Warner Records, Parlophone Records, Rhino Entertainment, Warner Music Nashville, Arts Musicand Warner Classics. Find out more: Warner Music [#37 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]