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Sony/ATV Music Publishing Acquires Leiber Stoller Catalogue

April 18, 2007 | Other
Sony/ATV Music Publishing today announced that it has acquired the legendary catalogue of award-winning songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The Leiber Stoller catalogue contains more than 40 Top 40 hits, including "Stand By Me," "Poison Ivy," "Is That All There Is?," "Love Potion #9" and some of the greatest songs that are part of the Elvis Presley legend, including "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock." Sony/ATV MusicPublishing is co- owned by Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson.

"I have always been a great fan of this amazing catalogue," said Martin N. Bandier, Chairman and CEO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing. "These songs can only be described as gems that help define American music. I am looking forward to exploring ways to introduce them to a whole new generation and to working with Jerry and Mike, who are two of the most prolific and successful songwriters of all time."

"This is an important and exciting acquisition for Sony/ATV Music Publishing," said Rob Wiesenthal, Chief Financial Officer, Sony Corporation of America, and Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Sony Entertainment Inc. "This catalogue traces decades of rock and roll history, and we look forward to further increasing its value for the company going

"I am delighted that we were able to acquire the Leiber Stoller catalogue," said Michael Jackson. "The songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller have defined an era, and the artists who have recorded their work reads like a who's who of rock and roll."

Leiber and Stoller, who have worked together for more than 50 years, have been inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, the Record Producers' Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They also share a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"As an innovative and independent music publishing company,Sony/ATV provides the perfect home for our work," said Mike Stoller. "I am confident that the team at Sony/ATV will give the necessary focus and attention to our songs, creating fresh and innovative ways to promote our work." Jerry Leiber added, "I am pleased to join Sony/ATV Music Publishing's extensive roster of great composers, including Lennon and McCartney, Roy Orbison, and Hank Williams."

Key songs from the Leiber and Stoller catalogue include:

Stand By Me, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Kansas City, Love Potion #9, Jackson, Is That All There Is?, Lucky Lips, Yakety Yak, Love Me, Santa Claus Is Back In Town, I'm A Woman, I Keep Forgettin', Don't, Spanish Harlem, Loving You, Searchin', Poison Ivy, Charlie Brown, Ruby Baby, I (Who Have Nothing), Trouble, Treat Me Nice, There Goes My Baby, Dance With Me, Little Egypt, (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, Young Blood, You're The Boss, She's Not You, Regulate, Saved, Pearl's A Singer, Smokey Joe's Café, Riot In Cell Block # 9, King Creole, Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots (L'Homme a la Moto), Bossa Nova Baby, Down Home Girl and Drip Drop.

About Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sony/ATV Music Publishing was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers over 400,000 copyrights by such artists as the Beatles, Beck, Brooks & Dunn, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, The Everly Brothers, Fall Out Boy, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Mann, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Richie Sambora, Stephen Stills, KT Tunstall and Hank Williams, among others. It is not part of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment venture.

On the web: http://www.sonyatv.com

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Colonel wrote on April 18, 2007
Sorry if this is a dumb question but is it THAT Michael Jackson?
Brian Quinn wrote on April 18, 2007
Unfortunately it is THAT Michael Jackson.
RonBaker wrote on April 18, 2007
Well, we know what this partership has done for the Beatles: No dvd's, no cd's available except for the ancient poor quality ones from the album master reels. We may end up watching future editions of 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'Loving You' with no Leiber-Stoller songs.
ext_mnx wrote on April 18, 2007
Wikipedia wrote: "although Michael Jackson's half is currently pledged as collateral on a secured loan of over $200 million." And so Michael Jackson owns 50% while Sony owns the other half. But Michael Jackson is the owner because is one guy very tricky and is a revenge against 30 anniversay of Elvis Presley and his popularity and sell is for his money and a few for Sony. Is very tricky and do not let 50% for Sony in this land because is Elvis Presley. Where you read ATV means Michael Jackson and no more new editions.
Jerome wrote on April 18, 2007
tell me where, where does it go from here? Tell me where does a fool go when there's know one left to listen, where?
ext_mnx wrote on April 18, 2007
But do not worry... life continues.
JerryNodak wrote on April 18, 2007
All this wailing and gnashing of teeth over nothing. Life will go on. The Elvis empire survives. New releases (mainstream and FTD) will continue. Elvis videos will still have the Lieber/ Stoller songs in them. Yawn. Excuse me, I must get on with my life. And you should, too.