BMG/Sony in limbo despite reports

Ashton, Robert
June 2004
Music Week;6/26/2004, Issue 25, p3
Trade Publication
Reports on the refusal of the European Commission to comment on speculations that it was planning to give clearance to the merger of BMG and Sony. Obstacle hurdled by the two companies in the merger negotiations; Other requirements needed by the merger; Issues to be covered during the oral hearing for the merger.


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