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Sony Purchases Michael Jackson's Stake in the Company for $750 Million

Sony Purchases Michael Jackson's Stake in the Company for $750 Million

It was just announced that music giant Sony is in the process of purchasing Michael Jackson‘s stake in Sony/ATV Music Publishing for a whopping $750 million.

After the sale, the estate of the late music legend will grant Sony full ownership in the music publishing company, which represents artists like the Beatles, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said in a statement that “this acquisition will enable Sony to more quickly adapt to changes in the music publishing business.”

Michael‘s estate will continue to retain his master recordings as well as a 10% stake in the EMI Music Publishing catalog.

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  • Juan Cocco

    Why doesn’t anyone recognize MJ as the pioneer of the contouring trend???

  • Juan Cocco

    You can’t even think of “lacefront” without thinking of MJ!! IDK WHY THE CHILDREN ARE PAYING HIM NO MIND!!!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 Christopher I. Gomes

    His estate will be worth over a billion dollars????