That catalogue includes the copyrights of MGM-United Artists, which owned outright many of the songs written for the classic MGM musicals, as well as music. production since 1975, are to run SBK. The deal will extend its lead as the world’s largest producer of recorded music. Universal will also have to sell EMI’s classical music divisions, its French and other local branches and labels. Mar 9, 2016. When the Beatles…