Martin Bandier: Sony/ATV is ready to buy big

Mark Sutherland

In an exclusive interview with Music Week, Sony/ATV CEO Martin Bandier has announced the world’s biggest music publisher is actively looking to acquire song catalogues and publishing companies.

The firm recently completed its £578 million buyout of the Michael Jackson Estate’s share of Sony/ATV, and snapped up EMI Music Publishing in 2012, but has otherwise been relatively quiet when it comes to purchases in recent years.

Now though, US-based Bandier has declared his firm’s renewed willingness to compete.

“We are ...

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