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Sony/ATV to merge production music divisions

By | Published on Friday 23 October 2020


Sony/ATV has announced that it is merging its two production music divisions – Extreme Music and EMI Production Music – into one global operation, to be led by Russell Emanuel.

“Russell is undeniably one of the best in the business, and I’m pleased to recognise his expertise and influence with this new leadership role”, says Sony/ATV CEO Jon Platt. “His vision to integrate these two successful production music entities will further support our composers, clients and catalogues on a global scale”.

Emanuel adds: “I am extremely thankful and excited for this incredible new opportunity. It’s a dream scenario to harness two iconic brands, cutting edge technology and extraordinary talent to create a dynamic next chapter, which will be both evolutionary and revolutionary”.

Extreme Music was founded by Emanuel in 1997 and then acquired by Sony/ATV in 2008. EMI Production Music came to Sony/ATV through its 2012 acquisition of the EMI publishing business.