Commission Decision 2007/595/EC of 22 May 2007 declaring a concentration compatible with the common market and the functioning of the EEA Agreement (Case COMP/M.4404 — UNIVERSAL/BMG Music Publishing) (notified under document number C(2007) 2160)

This Decision concerns a proposed concentration, by which the undertaking Universal Music Group Inc. (Universal, USA), belonging to the group Vivendi SA (Vivendi, France), acquires control of the whole of the undertaking BMG Music Publishing Group (BMG, Germany et al.) by way of purchase of shares and assets. The notified concentration affects the market for the provision of music publishing services to authors, and the markets for the exploitation of performance, mechanical, synchronisation, print and online rights in several countries in the EEA as well as on EEA-wide level. The merger does not create competition concerns in any of the affected markets for music publishing services to authors. Therefore the decision concluded that, on the basis of the commitments submitted by the Parties, the notified concentration will not lead to a significant impediment of effective competition in the common market or in a substantial part of it on the market for online rights.

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: Copyrights and related rights
Making body: European Commission
Law Type: Decision
Effective Start Date: 22 May 2007
Access available: Freely available
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