Martin Bandier
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United States


Despite leaving Sony/ATV at the end of March 2019 after barely more than 10 years, at 77 Bandier left behind a company he piloted into position as the world’s biggest music publisher, coming in at fourth when he took charge in 2007. In fact, the man with the Midas touch has built every publishing company he’s run — including 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, 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 shares of a company he once ran, EMI Music Publishing.


  • EMI Music
  • SBK Entertainment
  • Songwriters Hall of Fame


  • Syracuse University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree


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Sting, Imagine Dragons, Martin Bandier to Be Honored at 2019 BMI Pop Awards

Sting, Imagine Dragons, Martin Bandier to Be Honored at 2019 BMI Pop Awards

Performance rights organization BMI has announced that Sting, Imagine Dragons and music publishing executive Martin Bandier will be honored at the 67th Annual BMI Pop Awards.After nearly 15 million radio plays, Sting's and the Police's signature hit "Every Breath You Take" will be celebrated as BMI's most performed song at the ceremony, taking place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 14. For the past 22 years, "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" held the distinction.“We couldn’t be more excited for...


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