Sony/ATV Music Publishing stands firmly as king of the hill for both the publishing and country quarterly rankings.

For the first quarter, Sony/ATV, which administers EMI Music Publishing, compiled a 22.4% share, which, while down from the previous quarter (25.8%), is good enough to hold a commanding lead over No. 2-ranked Kobalt Music Group. In country, Sony/ATV's lead is even more compelling: Its 23.8% share is more than double that of the 10.6% posted by the No. 2-ranked country publisher, Warner/Chappell Music.

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