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January 5, 1989 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
In what is by far the largest acquisition in the history of the music publishing business, British entertainment conglomerate Thorn-EMI has agreed to purchase SBK Entertainment World for $340 million, The Times has learned. SBK's principal asset is a catalogue of some 250,000 song copyrights that it purchased two years ago from CBS Inc. for $125 million.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1989 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
In what is by far the largest acquisition in the history of the music publishing business, British entertainment conglomerate Thorn-EMI has agreed to purchase SBK Entertainment World for $340 million, The Times has learned. SBK's principal asset is a catalogue of some 250,000 song copyrights that it purchased two years ago from CBS Inc. for $125 million.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1987 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Warner Communications is on the verge of securing an agreement to buy Chappell & Co., one of the world's largest music publishers, industry sources said Monday. If completed, the deal would result in the consolidation of two of the nation's three largest music publishers. New York-based Warner is prepared to pay more than $200 million in preferred stock, or more than twice the sum paid just three years ago when an investor group acquired Chappell from Polygram, the sources said.
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March 10, 1991 | MICHAEL WALKER, Michael Walker is a New York-based free-lance writer.
Vanilla Ice struts to the lip of the Beacon Theater stage, adjusts his attitude and glares at the sold-out house. The erstwhile Robert Van Winkle has something he wants to say, and the mostly young, white and female audience stops shrieking just long enough to hear him say it. "There's some homeboys in the house tonight," he says conspiratorially, managing for the moment to still his adventuresome pelvis.
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