The world’s largest music publishing firm is now not referred to as Sony/ATV. It’s now Sony Music Publishing.
The re-brand of the US-headquartered pubco sees the Sony Music Publishing identify return for the primary time in over 20 years, full with a brand new emblem.
The transfer marks 25 years since Sony/ATV was first established in 1995 by a three way partnership with Michael Jackson.
That merger introduced collectively the unique Sony Music Publishing with Jackson’s ATV Music, which the late artist acquired in an astonishingly sensible purchase for simply $47.5m in 1985. (ATV owned the Northern Songs catalog, together with nearly all of Lennon/McCartney songs written for The Beatles.)
A course of of contemporary unification at Sony Music Publishing started in 2016, when Sony acquired the Michael Jackson property’s 50% share of Sony/ATV for $750m, making it a completely owned Sony firm.
In 2018, Sony additional consolidated its place on the largest music writer – and additional simplified its construction – through the acquisition of full possession of EMI Music Publishing through two offers collectively price greater than $2.5bn.
This latest means of unification has been mirrored within the new re-brand to Sony Music Publishing, a transfer pushed by the publishing firm’s Chairman & CEO, Jon Platt.
The brand new Sony Music Publishing emblem is described by Sony as “as an abstraction of sound waves — with resonance and vibrations that specific infinitely increasing alternatives for songwriters”.
“Returning to the Sony Music Publishing identify reconnects us to our legacy and additional unifies our mission and tradition with the Sony Company.”
Jon Platt, Sony Music Publishing
Sony Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Jon Platt commented, “Sony Music Publishing has all the time embraced the facility of songwriting to attach cultures and convey individuals collectively. Since its inception, Sony Music Publishing has supported the careers of songwriters and continues to defend their rights.
“Returning to the Sony Music Publishing identify reconnects us to our legacy and additional unifies our mission and tradition with the Sony Company. Our new model embodies a contemporary imaginative and prescient to be an genuine reflection of the music and songwriters we symbolize.”
“By re-energizing the Sony Music Publishing model, Jon and the corporate are charting a brand new course for the enterprise and an thrilling path ahead for its songwriters and its individuals.”
Rob Stringer, Sony Music Group
Sony Music Group Chairman Rob Stringer added, “By re-energizing the Sony Music Publishing model, Jon and the corporate are charting a brand new course for the enterprise and an thrilling path ahead for its songwriters and its individuals.
“The publishing division’s daring new picture additionally conveys Sony Music Group’s evolution as a future-forward artistic leisure firm, including distinction to our positioning.”
Sony Company Chairman, President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida acknowledged, “Sony Music Publishing’s dynamic new model conveys the promise of our artistic method and our management within the music and leisure house. Jon and Rob are persevering with to advance Sony’s enterprise and strengthen our repute as a ‘Inventive Leisure Firm with a Stable Basis of Know-how’ with artists and songwriters across the globe.
“As an organization that has been and continues to empower songwriters, I strongly consider that its inclusive model message will result in bringing individuals nearer collectively, greater than ever.”
“Sony Music Publishing’s dynamic new model conveys the promise of our artistic method and our management within the music and leisure house.”
Kenichiro Yoshida, Sony Company
Sony Music Publishing is house to basic catalogs together with Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Queen, Ashford & Simpson, Motown, Carole King, Leiber & Stoller, Leonard Cohen, Stevie Surprise, Claudia Brant, in addition to up to date songwriters like Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Woman Gaga, Calvin Harris, Cardi B, Daddy Yankee, Gabby Barrett, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Luke Bryan, Maluma, Miranda Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Sara Bareilles, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and lots of extra.Music Enterprise Worldwide