Michael Jackson Buys Country Library

Michael Jackson and his partners at Sony Music Entertainment have agreed to buy the legendary country music publisher Acuff-Rose, whose 55,000-song library includes works by Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers. Gaylord is selling Acuff-Rose for $157-million (U.S.) in cash to Sony/ATV, which owns and/or administers the copyrights and catalogs for music by the Beatles, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and Pearl Jam, among others. Acuff-Rose is the music publishing company who had rejected to include "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "I Can't Stop Loving You" in the "Aloha From Hawaii" DVD/Video.
Source: WorldNews.com / Updated: Jul 3, 2002 
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