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SONY/ATV (Michael Jackson) MUSIC PUBLISHING #1 IN U.S. MARKET SHARE

(New
York, NY) Feb. 24, 2010 – Sony/ATV Music Publishing has captured the
No. 1 spot in Billboard‘s latest ranking of U.S. market share,
controlling 20.5 percent of the 100 most popular songs played on the
radio.

In the magazine’s survey of the three months ending Dec.
31, 2009, compiled from Nielsen data, the company had three of the top
10 songwriters.  It controlled
35 of the top 100 airplay songs, including No. 1 track “Whatcha Say” by
Jason Derulo. The fourth quarter numbers increased more than three
percentage points from the previous quarter and were more than four
percentage points higher than the company’s share in the fourth quarter
of 2008.

“This is a spectacular achievement for our company,
especially when you take into account that  Sony/ATV is by far the
smallest music publishing company of the four majors, and we were
ranked fifth just three years ago,” said Martin Bandier, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of Sony/ATV. “Our entire U.S. creative team
contributed to this terrific accomplishment, led by an unparalleled
roster of talent, producers and writers.”

Along with
writer-performers such as Taylor Swift and Colbie Caillat, Sony/ATV
songwriters and producers represented in the Top 100 included RedOne,
Fusari, Orange Factory and JR Rotem.

About Sony/ATV Music Publishing:

Sony/ATV
Music Publishing, established in 1995, is a joint venture between
Sony and the Michael Jackson estate.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing
owns or administers over 750,000 copyrights by such artists as The Beatles, Beyonce’, Usher, Lady GaGa, Justin Bieber, Beck, Brooks & Dunn, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob
Dylan, Fall Out Boy, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash,
Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Linda Perry, Richie Sambora, Kraftwerk,
Shakira, Taylor Swift, Akon, Wyclef Jean, Hank Williams, KT Tunstall,
and Diane Warren, among others.  Sony/ATV recently acquired both the
Leiber Stoller and Famous catalogues.

Billboard reports that SATV is the top publisher of Q4 2009! Congrats to our hard working staff and amazing artists for a great year!

Hip Hop Press

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