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tem·po /ˈtempō/

1. the speed at which a passage of music is or should be played.

2. the rate or speed of motion or activity; pace.

Tempo is an investment platform for premium music rights. Tempo exists to support, invest in, and build value around the creative ecosystem. We are passionate about music, and investing. Our investment decisions are driven by a disciplined approach, informed by both art and science, that focuses on delivering compelling financial results while empowering the creative class. We are an affiliate of Providence Equity Partners, a diversified asset manager with over $49 billion in aggregate capital commitments.

In collaboration with industry partners with deep entertainment expertise, Tempo achieves proprietary origination of best-in-category content to deliver value for our investors, our partners in the creative community, and our people.

Our Partners

  • About Warner Music Group

    With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than 1.4 million copyrights worldwide.

    WMG will handle copyright administration for music publishing and distribution for recorded music.

  • About Providence Equity Partners

    Providence is a premier global asset management firm with approximately $45 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity, investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. Since the firm’s inception in 1989, Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, and information industries. Providence is headquartered in Providence, RI, and also has offices in New York and London. For more information, please visit

    Tempo is a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners.