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  1. How Michael Jackson's Estate Earns $145 Million a Year (From the Magazine)

    November 12, 2013 12:55 PM EST This article first appeared in Billboard Magazine -- subscribe here and buy this issue here . In June 2010, a year after Michael Jackson’s death, Billboard looked at the estate’s music-based revenue streams and estimated that some $1 billion of ...

  2. Sony Corp. of America Sells New York HQ for $1.1 Billion

    January 20, 2013 1:49 PM EST In a move to bolster its balance sheet and cash position, Sony Corp. of America has agreed to sell its 550 Madison headquarters building in New York City for $1.1 billion to a consortium of investors led by the Chetrit Group. Sony companies, inclu ...

  3. Exclusive: Rob Wiesenthal Out at Sony/ATV, Heading to Warner Music

    December 20, 2012 10:38 AM EST Rob Wiesenthal, President of Sony/ATV's international business, is leaving the world's no.1 music publisher to join Len Blavatnik's Warner Music Group as chief operating officer/corporate, WMG said on Thursday. Wiesenthal, a Sony Co ...

  4. Publishers Quarterly: Sony/ATV Denies Kobalt An Upset

    November 19, 2012 12:52 PM EST The third-quarter Publisher Airplay chart produced the most dramatic changes in the rankings since Billboard began its quarterly tracking of chart share for the top 100 songs in 2006. For the quarter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing was by far the to ...

  5. Universal Music-EMI Update: Where the Deal Stands Before Things Heat Up This Week

    August 24, 2012 5:13 PM EDT While things have been a bit quiet recently around the Universal Music Group's proposed acquisition of EMI, expect them to heat up toward the end of this week and especially after the Labor Day weekend. Universal/EMI: Deal Looks Likely to Be ...

  6. Universal Music In Talks With EU on Adding Global Rights To Remedies Package For EMI Deal

    August 10, 2012 12:40 PM EDT After market testing Universal Music Group's remedies package for its proposed acquisition of EMI, European Union regulators and UMG are in discussions to add global rights divestitures to the package, according to sources. Currently, the UMG ...

  7. Startup Boutique Publisher Run by David Renzer Sees Opportunity in the Market

    August 08, 2012 8:15 PM EDT After two years where a half-dozen midsize music publishing firms disappeared due to consolidation, the marketplace is about to get a "newcomer" who's a force to be reckoned with. Former Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) chair ...

  8. Inside EMI's Financials: A Healthy Core Business

    August 08, 2012 8:26 AM EDT The financial results released yesterday by EMI showed a company with healthy core businesses but hit hard by goodwill impairment charges triggered by the market valuations it received from the winning bids in the auction to sell the company. On N ...

  9. Pressure Mounts For Universal Music To Make U.S. Concessions on EMI Deal

    August 06, 2012 8:06 AM EDT Universal Music Group's proposed remedy package to satisfy government regulators that they are divesting enough assets to allay antitrust concerns is facing increased pressure to include solutions that will make the sales of Anglo/American re ...

  10. Exclusive: David Renzer, Former UMPG Chairman/CEO, Named Saban Capital Group's Pres. Music Ventures

    August 06, 2012 7:00 AM EDT David Renzer, who previously headed up the Universal Music Publishing Group as chairman/CEO, has resurfaced in music publishing with a deep-pocket backer the Saban Capital Group, a private investment firm established by Haim Saban. The Renzer and ...

  11. Sony Music's Quarter: A Closer Look

    August 02, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Sony Corp.'s music operations -- which consist of three separate companies, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) -- experienced a drop in sales and income as the music category posted 7.3 bi ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Zach Horowitz Appointed Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group

    April 18, 2012 9:35 PM EDT Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge announced today that Zach Horowitz would be moving from his position as President and Chief Operating Officer at UMG to become the new Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group. UMPG ...

  16. Read: Sony/ATV Head Martin Bandier's Letter to Staff in Response to Layoff Reports

    April 18, 2012 7:03 PM EDT Late last night, the New York Times published an article, citing leaked documents, that stated if the consortium led by Sony Corp. of America gets approval to acquire EMI Music Publishing -- which it did on Thursday - - it would cut 326 positions ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. It's Official: Michael Lynton Named CEO of Sony Corp. of America, Nicole Seligman President

    March 29, 2012 3:49 PM EDT Sony Corp. made it official Thursday: Michael Lynton has formally been named CEO of Sony Corp. of America and Nicole Seligman will become president. The promotions will become effective June 27. Lynton will remain chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures ...

  19. Sony/ATV Names Rob Wiesenthal President of International

    March 29, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Rob Wiesenthal has been named president of international at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the company announced today. Wiesenthal, who was formerly executive VP/CFO at Sony Corp. of America and chief strategy officer for Sony Entertainment, will be b ...

  20. Sony Reports $2 Billion Loss in Third Quarter

    February 02, 2012 11:18 AM EST TOKYO - Sony announced net losses of 159 billion yen ($2.04 billion) for the third quarter, while Sir Howard Stringer defended his record as CEO as he handed over the reins to Kazuo Hirai. The end of year period should be the company's best q ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Hostess, Sony Partner In Japan

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hostess Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) have reached an agreement on a services and support-based strategic partnership that will see the various entities of SMEJ provide a broad range of backing to Hostess and its artists in Ja ...

  24. Sony Corp. of America To Acquire Gracenote

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. of America is acquiring music identification and technology firm Gracenote for $260 million. The merger is expected to close in late May. Gracenote is perhaps best known to the music industry for its music recognition and lyrics service ...

  25. Bandier Lands Atop Sony/ATV

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Marty Bandier will be running Sony/ATV Music Publishing after he exits EMI Music Publishing, the company he helped build over the last 18 years into the world's largest publisher. According to sources close to the situation, Bandier will beco ...

  26. Grokster: Syllabus of Court Opinion

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Syllabus of the Supreme Court Opinion. (Bench Opinion) OCTOBER TERM, 2004 1 Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued. The syllabus ...

  27. Deal Done: The Lion Sleeps

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which once was the reigning studio in Hollywood, has officially been sold to a consortium headed by Sony Corp. of America. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which once was the reignin ...

  28. Sony Gets EC OK For MGM Buy

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European antitrust regulators on March 30 blessed the proposed acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by Sony Corp. of America and its partners, all but assuring that the $4.8 billion sale of the famed st (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European antitrust ...

  29. Sony Corp. Taps Stringer As Chairman/CEO

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer to succeed Nobuyuki Idei as chairman/CEO. Welsh-born Stringer, who holds dual British and American citizenship, will become the first non-Japanese executiv LONDON -- Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard ...

  30. Sony Corp. Taps Stringer As Chairman/CEO

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer to succeed Nobuyuki Idei as chairman/CEO. Welsh-born Stringer, who holds dual British and American citizenship, will become the first non-Japanese executiv Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer t ...

  31. Sony Corp. Taps Stringer As Chairman/CEO

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer to succeed Nobuyuki Idei as chairman/CEO. Welsh-born Stringer, who holds dual British and American citizenship, will become the first non-Japanese executiv Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer t ...

  32. Sony Ramps Up Development Of Digital Service, Players

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST New unit combines Japanese, U.S. operations. Sony Corp. reportedly has set up an operating unit that will focus on developing portable hard-drive players and corresponding digital entertainment services for music, movies and more. The new division ...

  33. Behind the Deal: Federal Judges Debate P2Ps and Copyright Infringement

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a debate over contributory copyright infringement, two federal judges-Alex Kozinski with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco and Richard Posner with the Seventh Circuit Court of App In a debate over contributory copyright infrin ...

  34. Behind The Deal: Will The Supreme Court Hear A Grokster Appeal?

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 19 held that Grokster and StreamCast were not contributorily or vicariously liable for copyright infringement. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 19 held that Grokster and StreamCast were not cont ...

  35. Case Analysis: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, et al. v. Grokster Ltd., et al. (Aug. 19, 2004)

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright owners sued Grokster, StreamCast and others for copyright infringement based on the companies' peer-to-peer file-sharing software. In resolving but one aspect of the case, the federal Ninth Copyright owners sued Grokster, StreamCast ...

  36. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and BMG was completed today (Aug. 5). The new company, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is based in New York and is 50% owned by Bertelsmann and 50% owned by Son The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and ...

  37. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and BMG was completed today (Aug. 5). The new company, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is based in New York and is 50% owned by Bertelsmann and 50% owned by Son The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and ...

  38. Sony Card Gets Promo Blitz

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. of America and Bank One are launching a campaign to create awareness for the Sony Card, a credit card offering consumers reward points that can be used in purchasing Sony products. Sony Corp. of America and Bank One are launching a camp ...

  39. Sony Connects With Download Store

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a new version of the MiniDisc designed to take on Apple's iPod and similar rivals. Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a ...

  40. Sony Connects With Download Store

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a new version of the MiniDisc designed to take on Apple's iPod and similar rivals. Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a ...

  41. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Sony Co ...

  42. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...

  43. Stringer: DRM Is Crucial To Industry's Future

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST While content will remain "king," the future for music and film companies increasingly lies in DRM (digital rights management), Howard Stringer, chairman/CEO of Sony Corp. of America and vice chairman While content will remain "king ...

  44. Stringer: DRM Is Crucial To Industry's Future

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST While content will remain "king," the future for music and film companies increasingly lies in DRM (digital rights management), Howard Stringer, chairman/CEO of Sony Corp. of America and vice chairman While content will remain "king ...

  45. Sony To Bow Download Service In Spring

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST À la carte service to launch alongside player device Sony yesterday formally outlined plans for a spring launch of an à la carte download service in the U.S. and unveiled a storage medium and device strategy designed to take on Apple' ...

  46. Sony To Bow Download Service In Spring

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST À la carte service to accompany launch of player device Sony yesterday formally outlined plans for a spring launch of an à la carte download service in the U.S. and unveiled a storage medium and device strategy designed to take on Apple&# ...

  47. Sony To Bow Download Service In Spring

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Storage device also to debut Sony yesterday formally outlined plans for a spring launch of an à la carte download service in the U.S. and unveiled a storage medium and device strategy designed to take on Apple's iPod and similar rivals. The a ...