Group Calls For Sony/BMG Divorce

Law360, New York (July 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An association of independent record companies and music producers put the European Commission on notice to break up Sony BMG following last week’s high court decision to reject the merger of units of industry titans Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann.

“We will be looking to the parties and the Commission to implement this judgment fully,” said Martin Mills, chairman of the Impala association and the Beggars Group record company after a meeting this week in London. “They must cure the problems of collective dominance as identified by...
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