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Michael Jackson's Estate To Reportedly Sell Music Catalog  For An Estimated $800-$900M

Even in the afterlife, Michael Jackson continues to make history.

Shanique Yates

Feb 8, 2023

Sony Music Publishing Donates $100K To Music Nonprofit 100 Percenters For Songwriter Relief Grants

Musicians behind the scenes are the glue that keeps the industry running, but are often not as supported as their counterparts. With the pandemic’s lasting effects on the music business on not just mainstream artists but all fronts, Sony Music Publishing is backing the unsung heroes. Billboard reports that the top global music publisher has partnered with the 100 Percenters — a music-creatives advocacy nonprofit — to financially support U.S. songwriters, composers, and producers through donating $100,000 for relief grants. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tiffany Red (@iamtiffanyred) Under the new collaboration and its Songwriter Stimulus Program, the nonprofit will award $2,500 stimulus checks to qualifying songwriters. The 100 Percenters will also help music creators with emergency grants. The Songwriter Stimulus program and Emergency Fund will both launch later this year. The 100 Percenters especially champions BIPOC and marginalized songwriters, composers and...

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 13, 2022

Hallelujer! Billionaire Boss Tyler Perry Lands Extension With Sony Music Publishing

On Aug. 17, Sony Music Publishing announced to extend Tyler Perry’s worldwide agreement with Tyler Perry Studios (TPS). The Oscar and Emmy award-winner owns the largest production studio in the nation and made history as the first African American man to own a major production studio in 2019. Sony Music Publishing’s Visual + Media division (previously known as Broadcast Media Rights) has worked alongside Tyler Perry Studios and music supervisor Joel C High for the last decade. The extension with Sony guarantees authorized music for over 60 productions, comprising 26 films, 20 plays, 1,5000 series episodes, and future projects, Market Insider previously reported. Tyler Perry stated, “I’m very pleased to continue my creative partnership with Jon, Cathy, and the Sony Music Publishing team. I’m grateful for their support and passion for Tyler Perry Studios, and I look forward to future successes together.” Sony Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Jon Platt shared, “Tyler Perry Studios...

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 19, 2021