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Sony's big EMI deal grows catalog to 4.5 million songs

May 22, 2018 - New York Business Journal

Sony Corp. confirmed Tuesday that it would buy a 60 percent stake in New York-based EMI Music Publishing for some $2 billion.

The deal gives the Tokyo entertainment conglomerate (NYSE: SNE) control over one of the largest music publishing companies in history.

EMI's catalog contains more than 2 million songs from music legends that include Frank Sinatra and David Bowie. Its library also includes hits that span every decade over the last 100 years, including classics like "Over the R...