Martin Bandier Signs Long-Term Contract To Remain Chairman/CEO Of SONY/ATV
March 19, 2012 at 8:31 AM (PT)
SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA has signed MARTIN N. BANDIER a long-term contract extension to remain as Chairman/CEO of SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING. SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING is a joint venture between SONY CORPORATION and the Estate of MICHAEL JACKSON.
"Working at SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING, especially with its talented artists, songwriters and staff, has been one of the best highlights of my career," said BANDIER. "Over the past five years, we have shared some incredible moments and I am humbled by the confidence and support that SONY and the Estate of MICHAEL JACKSON continue to place in me for the development and growth of their joint venture. With the addition of EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING, a company I spent over 17 years building, the future looks very promising for many more shared successes."
"At a vital time for SONY/ATV, I am delighted that MARTY has agreed to continue his expert leadership of this important company," said SONY CORP. Chairman/CEO Sir HOWARD STRINGER. "Music publishing is an incredibly successful part of our business and with Marty staying on at the helm, SONY/ATV is well positioned for the years ahead."
"MARTY BANDIER is, and for years has been, the leading publisher in the world," said JOHN BRANCA and JOHN MCCLAIN, co-executors of the Estate of MICHAEL JACKSON. "We are thrilled he will be at SONY/ATV for years to come. MARTY’s experience, wealth of knowledge and creativity set the standard by which others are measured."