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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

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

Los Angeles

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.

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