EMI: the game of musical chairs continues

7 December 2011

Citigroup has agreed to dispose of EMI’s recorded music division to Universal Music Group, and a Sony-led consortium is buying EMI’s music publishing division

UMG’s merger with EMI may raise competition concerns in the US and EU on the already concentrated recorded music market. Citigroup bears no risk

Depending on the nature of the strategic alliance between Sony/ATV Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing, the EU may raise competition concerns on digital licensing

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