Rob Stringer To Run New Sony Music Group
Effective August 1, Sony is bringing together its recorded music and music publishing businesses outside of Japan to form Sony Music Group.

That`s according to a memo sent out by Sony Corporation President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida to staff yesterday (July 17).

As part of the restructure, Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer (pictured) is going to run Sony Music Group as well as Sony Music Entertainment.

Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, will report to Stringer.

Sony Music Entertainment Japan will remain a separate entity, reporting to Yoshida.

"The purpose of this new Group is to further strengthen and solidify Sony`s position as a leader in the music industry and create new value for the company," writes Yoshida in the memo.

"This unification will help us foster a higher level of collaboration between our recorded music and music publishing businesses, while respecting and maintaining the independence and unique culture of each organization."

According to MBW