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  1. Jody Gerson

    November 30, 2012 12:52 PM EST Co-president, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Merger Management One of the first major initiatives to follow the Sony/ATV-EMI merger was a gathering in Miami of songwriters from both publishing companies to begin work on Enrique Iglesias' next albu ...

  2. Morning Fix: Jay-Z on Barclays; Sony/ATV Vs. iPhone 5; Instagram Surpasses Twitter; Neil Young's New Music Service

    September 27, 2012 10:51 PM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters Jay-Z Talks Barclays Bookings, 'Nepotism,' Made In America II: Jay-Z wants his eight-night residency at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, which kicks off tonight & ...

  3. Michael Jackson's Mijac Music Catalog Moves to Sony/ATV

    August 20, 2012 10:43 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which is a joint venture between Sony Corp. and the estate of Michael Jackson, will take over worldwide administration of Michael Jackson's Mijac Music Catalog, which has been handled by Warner/Chappell Music Publis ...

  4. Exclusive: Martin Bandier Names New Sony/ATV-EMI Executive Team

    July 10, 2012 5:59 PM EDT In the second week of its ownership stake in EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV has begun integrating the EMI staff into the Sony/ATV structure. As part of that, Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman & CEO Martin Bandier announced his executive team ...

  5. Updated: Layoffs at EMI Music Publishing

    July 10, 2012 1:10 PM EDT As expected, layoffs have begun at EMI Music Publishing, in the wake of the completion of the company's acquisition by a Sony Corp. of America-led consortium on June 29. Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing At that close of ...

  6. Donna Hilley, Former Sony ATV Nashville CEO, Dead at 65

    June 21, 2012 11:58 AM EDT Donna Hilley, who spent 31 years at Sony/ATV Nashville -- eventually becoming the company's president and CEO -- and was one of the most prominent female publishing executives in country music, died Wednesday [June 20] of an extended illness. ...

  7. Sony Sued as Songwriter Alleges Alabama Stole His Song, Label Didn't Collect Royalties

    May 14, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Australian singer-songwriter Allan Caswell is alleging in a lawsuit that the band Alabama stole its 1982 chart-topping hit, "Christmas in Dixie," from the song he penned as the theme for the 1980s Australian television soap, "The Pr ...

  8. It's Official: Sony-Led Acquisition of EMI Music Publishing Approved by EU

    April 19, 2012 12:06 PM EDT Despite vigorous protests from independent label groups , the Warner Music Group and digerati organizations, the Sony Corporation of America-led consortium's acquisition of EMI Music Publishing sailed through the European regulatory process, ...

  9. Martin Bandier Signs Long-Term Contract To Remain Chairman/CEO of Sony/ATV

    March 19, 2012 8:29 AM EDT Martin Bandier has signed a long-term contact extension to remain as chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music, according to the company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In the five years since joining Sony/ATV, the company said Bandier had grown t ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Jody Gerson

    January 26, 2012 10:22 PM EST No. 90 Jody Gerson Co-President Sony/ATV Music Publishing Twitter: @JodyGerson Early Adopter... Jody Gerson segued from one power post to another in 2008 when she joined Sony/ATV as co-president after 17 years of helming EMI Music Publishing' ...

  11. Billboard Power 100: Martin Bandier

    January 26, 2012 5:50 PM EST No. 4 Martin Bandier Chairman/CEO Sony/ATV Music Publishing The Publisher... S ince taking the helm of Sony/ATV Music Publishing in April 2007, Martin Bandier transformed the once-sleepy major publisher into a contender for every big deal that com ...

  12. Marty Bandier, Sony ATV CEO, Reveals Plans for EMI Music Publishing, Keeping Name: Report

    December 07, 2011 3:08 PM EST Sony/ATV CEO Marty Bandier recently revealed that EMI Music Publishing, which stands as the second biggest music publisher behind Universal Publishing, will in fact be keeping its name, according to a story in the most recent edition of Music Week ...

  13. Sony Corp. USA To own 38% of EMI Music Publishing, No Official Word on Staffing

    November 11, 2011 8:46 PM EST Sony Corp. USA will own 38% of EMI Music Publishing and provide management oversight for the EMI music publishing operations. That's the word from Rob Wiesenthal, the executive VP/CFO at Sony Corporation of America. "We are providing ope ...

  14. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Jody Gerson

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 2 Jody Gerson Co-president, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Website: Sonyatv.com Twitter: @sonyatvmusicpub Sony/ATV co-president Jody Gerson, who oversees the company's A&R and film, TV and gaming departments, had quite a year, building on ...

  15. Sony/ATV Music Publishing Enters India

    September 21, 2011 8:11 AM EDT NEW DELHI - Music publishing company Sony/ATV, co-owned by The Michael Jackson Family Trust and Sony Music Global, has entered India's nascent music publishing market via a strategic alliance with Sony Music Entertainment India. Sony/ATV will ...

  16. Latin Power Players: Jorge Mejia

    August 01, 2011 11:59 PM EDT Jorge Mejia Senior VP of Latin America/U.S. Latin, Sony/ATV Music Publishing With 45 charting titles on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart in the past 12 months, Sony/ATV Music Publishing continues its streak of hits, second only to Universal ...

  17. Randy Shefer: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Randy Shefer Director, Videogames, Film and TV Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing At Sony/ATV, Randy Shefer, 28, has helped ramp up the firm's presence in videogame soundtracks. Sony/ATV co-president Jody Gerson says Shefer "has built stro ...

  18. Getty Images, Sony/ATV Partner For Pre-cleared Music Library

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with its promise to provide “music for every project and every budget,” Getty Images has signed an exclusive agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing to license and distribute its expansive Spin City library. Custom-created for Sony/ATV ...

  19. Sony/ATV Inks Deal With Thaddis 'Kuk' Harrell

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its relationship with writer/producer Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell to a new long-term worldwide exclusive publishing deal. Harrell has written or co-written songs for like Rihanna's "Umbrella,&qu ...

  20. Kasabian Signs With Sony/ATV

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has signed a worldwide publishing deal with British rock act Kasabian and its principal songwriter, Sergio Pizzorno. The deal, which is an exclusive worldwide, long-term songwriter agreement, covers future Kasabian r ...

  21. The Song Is Mine: Sony/ATV Pursues New Opportunities

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of a co-owner is a sad and difficult passage for any company. But when the co-owner in question is Michael Jackson and the company is Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the proprietor of the Beatles song catalog, the transition is bound to attra ...

  22. Neil Diamond Re-signs With Sony/ATV

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has re-signed singer/songwriter Neil Diamond to a long-term, worldwide publishing agreement. Diamond, who has been with Sony/ATV since 1992, has sold more than 125 million records, scored 36 top 40 hits and performed at t ...

  23. Music Biz Coalition Makes Unauthorized Use Of Beatles Lyrics

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The musicFirst Coalition has been highly critical of terrestrial radio stations for what it argues is their failure to provide artists and musicians with fair compensation for use of their recordings. But the recording industry lobbying group appa ...

  24. Sony/ATV Acquires Savage Garden Catalog

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Australia has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to the Rough Cut Music catalog, including all of Savage Garden's hit songs. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Sydney-based music publisher's catalog also includes succ ...

  25. Sony/ATV, Granada Developing TV Series

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country songs can sure tell stories. Now the TV production company Granada America wants to make some of those stories into a series of one-hour TV dramas. The film-producing duo of Mark Roberts and Lorena David ("Strangers With Candy," ...

  26. Sony/ATV Launches Pan-Euro Latin & Spanish License

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has partnered with Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE on a pan-European digital and online license. It will cover the rights to Spanish and Latin repertoire owned, controlled or administered by Sony/A ...

  27. Sony/ATV, GEMA Team For Euro Licensing Breakthrough

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing and German authors rights society GEMA have entered into an agreement to establish a "one-stop" Pan-European licensing framework for mobile and online digital rights. With effect from July 1, the three-year agre ...

  28. Sony/ATV Signs Latin Hitmakers

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed four worldwide co-publishing agreements with songwriters and producers in a wide range of Latin genres. The signings include Juan Jose Hernandez, author of Gilberto Santa Rosa’s hit “Conteo Regresivo,” as well ...

  29. Wasserman Joins Kobalt

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has appointed Merril Wasserman senior VP, business development. Wasserman was previously with Sony/ATV Music Publishing for 12 years, most recently serving as VP international acquisitions and affiliate relations. Before Sony/AT ...

  30. Sony/ATV Names Puzio CFO

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Joseph Puzio as CFO for the publisher's worldwide operations. Marty Bandier, chairman/CEO of Sony/ATV, confirmed the appointment today. In his new capacity, Puzio will be responsible for all aspects of ...

  31. Sony/ATV Signs Urban Songwriter

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing (U.K.) has signed a long-term deal with rising songwriter and producer Alan "N'Glish" Kasirye. Kasirye, who works out of Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, west London, has collaborated with U.K. soul singer L ...

  32. Terefe Re-ups With Sony/ATV U.K.

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Writer/producer Martin Terefe has signed a long-term contract extension with Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. Stockholm-born Terefe, whose credits include Ron Sexsmith, KT Tunstall, James Morrison, Craig David and a-Ha, recently launched a London-ba ...

  33. Sony/ATV Wraps Up Famous

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has acquired international administration rights to the Famous Music catalog from Universal Music Group, wrapping up full international control of the copyrights it acquired from Viacom last year. Shortly after Marty Band ...

  34. U.K./Continental A&R Role For Sony/ATV's Ramage

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ian Ramage has been appointed to the new post as head of A&R for Sony/ATV Music Publishing's operations in the U.K. and Continental Europe, with effect from Jan. 7, 2008. Based in the music publisher's new central London premises in ...

  35. Gomez Tapped For Creative Role At Sony/ATV

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Maru Gomez has been appointed creative and A&R director of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Mexico. Gomez, who spent several years as label manager with Fonovisa, was most recently in charge of public relations and special projects for Banda Pequeno ...

  36. Sony/ATV Promotes Carey

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Kathleen Carey to senior VP international, adding responsibilities to her current U.S. A&R role. She was previously senior VP of A&R for the publisher. Carey assumes responsibility for signing sub-pub ...

  37. Behind The Sony/ATV-Shanks Deal

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Billboard.biz has discovered more detailed information on Sony/ATV Music Publishing's recent deal with producer/songwriter John Shanks. Shanks, the Grammy-winning producer of the year in 2004, currently has a co-publishing agreement with Warn ...

  38. Sony/ATV Integrating Famous

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing's integration of Famous Music is still underway after the acquisition deal closed in August , Billboard.biz has learned. As with most integrations, the two top executives of the acquired company are no longer working ...

  39. Cuevas Joins Sony/ATV

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Claribel Cuevas has assumed the post of senior director of creative for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Latin America. She was previously senior creative director of Latin music for Famous Music Publishing. Through Cuevas’ initiative, Famous launched a ...

  40. Sony/ATV Music Publishing Inks Rotem

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Jonathan "JR" Rotem, who produced and co-wrote Sean Kingston's No. 1 hit "Beautiful Girls" and Rihanna's No. 1 "SOS." Kingston is the ...

  41. Brodsky Heads Sony/ATV Legal Affairs

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Brodsky is now Sony/ATV Music Publishing's executive VP of business and legal affairs, Billboard.biz has learned. The former head of BMG Music Publishing business and legal affairs is expected to take an aggressive role in Sony/ATV' ...

  42. Brock Signs On With Sony/ATV

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Janice Brock is now officially onboard at Sony/ATV Music Publishing as VP, office of the chairman and strategic marketing. Brock, based in New York, reports to Sony/ATV chairman/CEO Marty Bandier. Previously, she was with EMI Music Publishing for ...

  43. LME Publishing, Sony/ATV SA Forge Pact

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT South African industry veteran Lindelani Mkhize's music publishing business has formed an alliance with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The former Sony South Africa GM has reached a co-publishing agreement binding LME Publishing, a division of his ...

  44. Sony/ATV Closes Famous Deal

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Sony/ATV Music Publishing deal acquiring Viacom's Famous Music is now final. Executives with both publishing companies may now begin direct discussions to determine how Sony/ATV will integrate Famous' catalog and employees into its o ...

  45. Barlow Re-signs With Sony/ATV Publishing

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing (U.K.) Limited has re-signed Take That member Gary Barlow to an exclusive global extension of his existing contract. Terms for the long-term deal were not disclosed. The '90s hitmaking boyband has enjoyed a whirlwind ...

  46. Sony/ATV Acquires Famous

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the successful bidder for Famous Music. The joint venture created by Sony Corp. and trusts formed by Michael Jackson, helmed by chairman/CEO Marty Bandier, acquired the publisher from Viacom. "The depth and breadt ...

  47. Aldridge Upped At Sony/ATV U.K.

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing (U.K.) Limited has promoted Simon Aldridge from senior repertoire manager to head of A&R. During his career, Aldridge has signed All Saints and Seal to record and publishing deals, and Gabrielle, Mark Morrison, Bodyro ...

  48. Sony/ATV Ups Mejia To VP

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jorge Mejía has been promoted to VP at Sony/ATV Music Publishing Latin America, effective immediately. In his new role, Mejía will oversee Sony/ATV's operations in Latin America, as well as the Miami based Sony/ATV Discos operation. Mejía has ...

  49. Solis Wins Big At ASCAP Latin Awards

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solis was named songwriter of the year at the 15th annual ASCAP Latin music awards. The ceremony, held March 21 at New York City's Nokia Theatre, also honored Venezuelan Franco de Vita and Mexico's ...

  50. Sony/ATV Songs For MusicPad Pro

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has licensed its catalog of songs to FreeHand Systems to provide digital sheet music. The publisher's music will also be available for FreeHand's MusicPad Pro, a portable, touch-screen unit that musicians, compo ...

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