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Sony pays US$750m for Michael Jackson estate's share of music catalogue

Sony/ATV joint-venture catalogue has more than 1m copyrights, including about 250 songs by The Beatles

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Mr Hirai said the deal "further demonstrates Sony's commitment to the entertainment businesses".

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SONY has agreed to pay the late entertainer Michael Jackson's estate US$750 million for its share of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalogue, the two parties announced on Monday, ending one of the most closely watched contests in the music industry.

Sony/ATV, a joint

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