Last quarter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing either owned or had a share in nearly 50% of the overall top 100 detecting songs. This quarter, that number is up to nearly 60%. In fact, in second-quarter 2013, Sony/ATV, which administers EMI Music Publishing, garnered the highest market-share total since Billboard began tracking those songs seven years ago.

For the quarter, Sony/ATV chalked up a 28.7% share -- improving by more than six percentage points over the 22.4% it tallied in the first quarter and more than double the 12.4% it had in second-quarter 2012.

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