Martin Bandier
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United States

Sony/ATV Music Publishing


Chairman / CEO

While he’s leaving Sony/ATV at the end of March 2019, at 77 Bandier leaves behind a company he piloted into position as the world’s biggest music publisher — it was fourth when he took charge in 2007. In fact, he has built every publishing company he’s run — which also includes The Entertainment Company, SBK and EMI — into a powerhouse. With more than 3.5 million songs by the likes of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Drake, his Sony/ATV has topped market share every quarter over six years except one. And it’ll grow even bigger with Bandier’s multibillion-dollar parting gift: a deal that has Sony/ATV acquiring the shares of the company he formerly ran, EMI Music Publishing. 


  • EMI Music
  • SBK Entertainment


  • Syracuse University (NY, USA)


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Jon Platt to Officially Succeed Martin Bandier at Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Jon Platt to Officially Succeed Martin Bandier at Sony/ATV Music Publishing

In one of those “everybody’s saying it but it’s not quite officially official yet” situations, when news gradually broke last week that Warner/Chappell Music Publishing chief Jon Platt was leaving that company to take over for Martin Bandier at Sony/ATV, the corporate-legalese sidestep was so elaborate that in some instances Platt was only being referred to as “the successor.”Well, the hurdles must have been cleared, because a memo from Sony Corp. CEO Kenichiro Yoshida obtained by Variety on Tuesday begins:...


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