Sony to Purchase Entirety of EMI Music Publishing

Sony Corp may buy out its partners in the entire EMI Music Publishing catalogue. The deal is potentially valued at $4 billion, capitalizing in part on the renewed interest in owning music rights partly fuelled by the streaming boom. If Sony did take complete ownership of EMI Music Publishing, having already bought out the Jackson estate from its Sony/ATV venture, it would make the entertainment conglom the undisputed major player in song copyrights. More details here: