Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC is one of the world's largest music publishing companies. The company was formed by the 1995 merger of the Sony Corporation of America's music publishing business with ATV Music, which Michael Jackson had purchased in 1985 for $47.5 million from Australian businessman Robert Holmes à Court. Given that Jackson's ATV Music was more valuable asset, he was awarded with $110 million alongside with receiving 50% of shares in the merged company. Also, Jackson kept as his sole property Mijac Music Publishing catalogue, which owns all of artist's composed music, as well as of many other acts.

The S/ATV MP or administers over 600,000 copyrights, including works by The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, The Everly Brothers, Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and numerous others. Among Sony/ATV's most valuable holdings is the Northern Songs catalogue, consisting of 180 songs written by The Beatles (mostly by Lennon-McCartney). According to the Sony/ATV Music website, the company owns or administers 1,963 songs from the Lennon-McCartney catalog. [] . In May 2007, Sony/ATV acquired the Famous Music publishing company from Viacom's Paramount Pictures for $400 million. The Famous Music catalogue includes 125,000 songs.The company is co-owned by Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson and is worth between 1 and 8 billion dollars. Sony/ATV Music Publishing is not part of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment venture.

ony/ATV Artist and Music Publishing Includes

The Following artist have some or few of there music publishings with the Sony/ATV Music Publishing.


*7 Aurelius
*Alicia Keys
*Angela Via
*Annie Lennox
*Avril Lavigne


*Boys like girls
*Busta Rhymes
*Backstreet Boys
*Billy Joel
*Bob Dylan
*Boney M.
*Bow Wow
*Brad Paisley
*Brian Melo
*Britney Spears
*Big Tymers


*Carrie Underwood
*Celine Dion
*Chris Brown
*Christina Aguilera
*Coheed and Cambria
*Courtney Johnson
*Cyndi Lauper
*Colby O'Donis
*Colbie Caillat


*Def Leppard
*Duke EllingtonIt Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing),
*David Gilmour
*Delta Goodrem
*Dixie Chicks
*Duran Duran
*Destiny's Child
*Danity Kane


*Earth, Wind & Fire
*Elvis Presley
*Evan Yo


*Flight of the Conchords
*Fred Jerkins III
*Fiona Apple
*Flo Rida


*George Michael


*Harry Warren "That's Amore",
*Human Nature


*Il Divo


*Jay Livingston
*Janet Jackson
*Jennifer Lopez
*Jessica Simpson
*Joe Satriani
*John Mayer
*Johnny Cash
*Jordin Sparks
*Jorge Celedon
*Jonas Brothers
*Joni Mitchell


*The Kooks
*Kat Deluna
*Keith Whitley
*Kelly Clarkson
*Kelly Rowland
*Kenny G
*Kenny Loggins
*Kool Savas
*Katie Melua
*KT Tunstall
*Kardinall Offishall


*Little Richard
*Linda Perry
*Leehom Wang (Taiwan)
*Leona Lewis (UK)
*Lyfe Jennings
*Louise Carver
*Lauryn Hill
*Leonard Cohen
*Lil Wayne


*Mariah Carey
*Mayré Martínez
*Michael Jackson
*Madonna ("Erotica", "Bedtime Stories", "Something To Remember" & "Evita")
*Molly McQueen
*Marc Anthony
*Miley Cyrus Aka Hannah Montana
*maroon 5


*Natasha Bedingfield
*Nappy Roots
*Neil Diamond
*Nile Rodgers


*Ozzy Osbourne



*Ray Evans "Silver Bells
*R. Kelly
*Ricardo Arjona
*Ricky Martin (Latin America)
*Richie Sambora
*Rise Against
*Roy Orbison
*Rick Ross

*Sean Kingston
*Sean Mac
*The Strokes
*Sarah McLachlan
*Stephen Stills
*Stevie Nicks
*System Of A Down
*Snoop dogg


*The Wreckers
*Teddy Geiger
*The Fray
*The Ting Tings
*Three 6 Mafia
*Toni Braxton
*Tori Amos
*Taylor Swift
*The Dream




*Victor Manuelle
*Velvet Revolver


*We Are Scientists
*Walter Afanasieff
*Whitney Houston
*Will Smith
*Wyclef Jean

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