Sony BMG Music Entertainment has leased Creative Artists Agency Inc.'s former Beverly Hills headquarters, an I.M. Pei building that has a mural by Roy Lichtenstein in its 57-foot-high atrium.
The group, a venture of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann, will move in by the end of the year, Michael Ovitz, a founder of the Hollywood talent agency and building owner, said this week at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Sony BMG spokesman John McKay declined to comment.
The building at 9830 Wilshire Blvd. has been vacant since January 2007, after CAA moved into a nearby Century City high-rise nicknamed "The Death Star" by gossip website Defamer.com.
The 75,000-square-foot, three-story building was constructed in 1989.
New York-based Sony BMG is the world's second-largest music company, behind Vivendi's Universal Music Group. Its current West Coast offices are in Santa Monica.