Sony/ATV Aquires Leiber-Stoller Catalog
April 17, 2007 at 6:50 AM (PT)
SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING 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 MUSIC PUBLISHING is co-owned by SONY and trusts formed by MICHAEL JACKSON.
"I have always been a great fan of this amazing catalogue," said Chairman/CEO MARTIN BANDIER. "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 SONY CORP. OF AMERICA CFO and SONY ENTERTAINMENT EVP/Chief Strategy Officer ROB WIESENTHAL. "This catalogue traces decades of rock and roll history, and we look forward to further increasing its value for the company going forward."
"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."