With help from Bruno Mars, Q2's No. 2 music publisher scores its highest market share since Jody Gerson became CEO, pulling within two percentage points of the longtime market leader.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing continued its five-year reign as the No. 1 publisher in Billboard's quarterly assessment of the top 100 radio songs, but got some serious second-quarter competition from Universal Music Publishing Group.
UMPG was just two percentage points shy of Sony/ATV's winning 23.3 percent and placed 53 songs in the top 100, up from 40 in the first quarter, to win its highest market share since former Sony/ATV co-president Jody Gerson became UMPG chairman/CEO in 2014, and its highest since 2007.
Warner/Chappell dropped from second to third, but remains the No. 1 publisher of the top 100 country radio songs for the third consecutive quarter.