*Sony/ATV Music Publishing* moves to downtown *Nashville*, adds 50 new jobs
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is set to relocate its Nashville global offices to the downtown area by year’s end, a move that will add 50 to 60 new jobs.
The world’s leading music publisher was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and the late Michael Jackson. Together with EMI Music Publishing, Sony owns or administers more than 2 million copyrights ranging from Motown artists to the legendary Beatles.
“We are thrilled to have found such accessible and functional office space in downtown Nashville. Our new offices will provide us the necessary room to expand, while still being part of Music City,” Chairman & CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Martin Bandier said in a news release.
The long-term presence of Sony/ATV’s creative offices on historic Music Row, located at 8 Music Square West in Nashville, will not be affected by this move, he said.
Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said Tennessee’s diverse economic and world-renowned reputation in the music industry “helps our state stand out among the competition.”
“Sony/ATV’s decision to expand in the heart of Nashville highlights Tennessee’s great strength as a center of creative excellence in the music industry and provides valuable jobs to our high quality workforce,” Hagerty said.
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Ralph Schulz said Sony/ATV is a key meber of Nashville’s incredibly diverse music and entertainment industry.
“Its expansion continues to make our city a creative core for the region and country,” Dean said.