What Happens if Google Buys the World’s Biggest Music Company?

It would have been the most talked-about story to hit the music business in decades.

Three years ago, the world found out that Google had made a play to buy 50% of Sony/Atv Music Publishing from the Jackson Estate. The stake, which eventually went to Sony Corporation in a $750 million deal, would have seen Google – now Alphabet, the world’s fourth largest company – acquire ownership of over two million copyrights, including a deluge of hits going back decades.

“We had discussions with [Google] in the selling of the Michael Jackson interest to Sony/Atv,
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