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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. EMI Publishing Catalog Down to Four Suitors, One Bid Outstanding

    November 28, 2012 8:20 PM EST With one bid still outstanding, the auction to sell off a portion of EMI's publishing catalog is now down to four suitors. According to sources, those still in contention to buy the portfolio of songs -- dubbed the Rosetta catalog, which cont ...

  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. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Sony's Acquisition of EMI to Be Approved Today, Sources Say

    April 19, 2012 12:05 AM EDT According to multiple sources, the European Commission is expected to announce Thursday its approval of the purchase of EMI Music Publishing by the Sony Corp. of America-led consortium. The news was first reported in the Financial Times. That acqu ...

  7. Sony Plans To Cut 326 EMI Music Publishing Jobs Over Two Years

    April 18, 2012 1:03 PM EDT If the consortium led by Sony Corp. of America gets approval to acquire EMI Music Publishing, it would cut 326 positions over two years to achieve $70 million in net cost savings, according to a story by Ben Sisario published in the New York Times ...

  8. California Attorney General's Office Making Inquiries About EMI Music Sale: Report

    March 28, 2012 9:05 AM EDT California Attorney General Kamala Harris is making legal inquiries about the planned sale of EMI, according to two sources cited by Bloomberg . The sale of the company's recorded-music operation to Universal Music and its publishing to a Son ...

  9. Sony/ATV Offers Unspecified Concessions to European Union in EMI Music Publishing Deal

    March 27, 2012 3:49 PM EDT BRUSSELS (AP) - A group of investors led by Sony has offered concessions to the European Union to get approval for its deal to buy part of iconic British music company EMI, the bloc's competition regulator said Tuesday. Sony/ATV, a joint vent ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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' ...

  12. Billboard Power 100: John Branca

    January 26, 2012 7:48 PM EST No. 72 John Branca Partner Ziffren Brittenham The King of Pop's King of Legal Attorney John Branca has represented the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, the Doors, Fleetwood Mac and more. And he's been involved in significant music busines ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. It's Official: Sony-Led Group Purchases EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 Billion

    November 11, 2011 6:38 PM EST It's official: An investment group led by Sony Corp. has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion from Citigroup. In addition to Sony Corp. of America, the investment group is comprised of the es ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Sony/ATV Names Kooijman Benelux MD

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Ruud Kooijman managing director for the publisher's Benelux region. Kooijman was head of A&R for EMI Music Publishing in Holland for the past five years. While with EMI, he worked with such artists ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Qtrax Signs Agreement With Universal Music Publishing

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ad-supported peer-to-peer network Qtrax, a division of Brilliant Technologies, has signed a licensing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. The deal covers North American mechanical rights to the publisher's repertoire. EMI Music P ...

  26. Michael Jackson Restructures Finances

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT No terms of the deal disclosed. Michael Jackson has restructured his finances in a deal with Sony Corp, which shares ownership of his valuable music catalog that includes the Beatles' hits, attorneys said in a statement. No terms of the deal ...

  27. The Publishers' Place

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The presidential baton at Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville has been passed from 31-year company veteran Donna Hilley to Troy Tomlinson. Read Susan Butler's column. The presidential baton at Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville has been pass ...

  28. Report: Jackson In Talks To Avoid Loan Default

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key creditor are in talks to keep the pop star from defaulting on $200 million in loans secured by his prized stake in the Beatles' song catalog, an attorney for the Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key cred ...

  29. Report: Jackson In Talks To Avoid Loan Default

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Default on Sony/ATV could come Tuesday. Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key creditor are in talks to keep the pop star from defaulting on $200 million in loans secured by his prized stake in the Beatles' song catalog, an attorney for the si ...

  30. EMI Pub U.K. Promotes Execs

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mark Waring named head of business affairs. Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has promoted three executives as part of company's reorganization of its repertoire, A&R and business affairs departments. Mark Waring becomes head of business aff ...

  31. EMI Pub U.K. Promotes Execs

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mark Waring named head of business affairs. Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has promoted three executives as part of company's reorganization of its repertoire, A&R and business affairs departments. Mark Waring becomes head of business aff ...

  32. Morrison Signs With Sony/ATV Publishing

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has signed rising singer/songwriter James Morrison to a publishing deal. Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has signed rising singer/songwriter James Morrison to a long-term, worldwide publishing deal. The twenty-year ol ...

  33. Sanghvi Takes Reigns At Sony/ATV U.K.

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has elevated Rakesh Sanghvi to managing director. Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has elevated Rakesh Sanghvi to managing director. Sanghvi, who until recently was deputy managing director of the U.K. company, will no ...