For years, Sony Corp.'s ongoing "One Sony" initiative has focused on fostering collaboration among the company's global network of businesses in recorded music, film and tech. That effort continues today (Oct. 6) as Sony Music Entertainment-owned distribution company The Orchard announces a new partnership with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Under the pact, Sony/ATV will handle publishing administration -- including all aspects of global song representation and royalty collection -- for any of The Orchard's distributed artists and labels which decide to opt in, giving those clients access to the publishing giant's scale, infrastructure and royalty rates. Founded in New York City in 1997 and fully acquired by Sony in 2015, The Orchard has counted Jorja Smith, T-Pain, 21 Savage and Ozuna among its clients, while Sony/ATV represents such icons as Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Drake and Lady Gaga.
"We are happy to share our extensive music publishing network and expertise with The Orchard in this new venture," Sony/ATV chairman/CEO Jon Platt said. "The Sony/ATV family believes in the importance of creative development and professional support, so we are uniquely positioned to provide world-class service to more of The Orchard’s talented community of songwriters."