Sony Music Publishing


Sony Music Publishing, previously called Sony/ATV Music Publishing, is the largest music publishing company in the world and is co-owned by Sony Corporation and the Estate of Michael Jackson.

The company was rebranded with the new name and company logo in February 2021. It was originally founded as Associated Television (ATV) in 1955 by Lew Grade. In 1985, ATV Music Publishing was sold to Michael Jackson for $47.5 million. In December 1995, Michael Jackson agreed to merge ATV Music Publishing with Sony Music Publishing, a division of Sony Corporation, to form Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

In 2012 an investor consortium led by Sony/ATV Music Publishing acquired EMI Music Publishing for approximately $2.2 billion. Sony/ATV Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing now operate as one company, with the former entity administering the catalog of the latter under a complex business structure. Following the acquisition, Sony/ATV Music Publishing is now the largest music publishing company in the world with over 2 million songs under management, including the old BMG catalogue.

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Profile added by Jens Cording on 04 Jun 2014