SonyATV Music Publishing Selects Square 9 Softworks as Enterprise Content Management Partner

World’s No. 1 Music Publisher Automates Document Processes with Award-Winning GlobalSearch Software



NEW HAVEN, CONN. – SonyATV, the world’s No. 1 music publishing company with a network of 37 offices in 22 countries around the world, has selected Square 9® Softworks enterprise content management (ECM) provider for their document management needs. As a longtime customer, SonyATV is currently going through an extensive upgrade process to Square 9’s latest software release, GlobalSearch 4.5.2.


A digital solution for improving the storage, management and monitoring of everyday documents, Square 9’s flagship GlobalSearch® ECM software has become a key factor in maintaining SonyATV’s high-volume of contracts, license agreements, cue sheets, check copies, and many other publishing documents. SonyATV selected GlobalSearch for its seamless ability to automate financial, licensing and onboarding processes through document workflows and unique software integration. GlobalSearch was the chosen ECM solution due to limitations with SonyATV’s existing FileNet installation.


Using Square 9 automated document workflows, SonyATV's US-based teams now use 100% electronic invoices that are digitally submitted for payment to Accounts Payable via automated workflows. On a yearly average, over the last 3 years, 28,000 cue sheets have been processed via document workflows in GlobalSearch, significantly increasing operational efficiency and data accuracy.


“Since implementing GlobalSearch, our team has streamlined many key processes and is seeing the benefits of these efforts across several departments,” said Todd Sears, IT Director of SonyATV Music Publishing. “SonyATV Music Publishing believes we are just beginning with streamlining many manual processes surrounding document imaging.”


“Square 9 is proud to provide SonyATV with proven enterprise-level document management solutions that have enabled everyday business operations to be completed effectively, accurately, and with less strain on staff,” said Lauren Ford, Corporate Communications Manager of Square 9 Marketing. “The unique business needs of SonyATV are seamlessly accomplished with Square 9’s customizable solutions that are scalable and sustainable, as the company's technology requirements continue to expand.” To learn more about SonyATV’s implementation of Square 9’s solutions, visit



About SonyATV Music Publishing:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, established in 1995, is the world’s leading music publisher. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers more than 3 million copyrights, including those of EMI Music Publishing and iconic music catalogs such as Leiber & Stoller, Mijac Music, Motown and Famous Music. Sony/ATV also controls many of the best known songs ever written such as “New York, New York”, “Hallelujah”, “All You Need Is Love”, “You’ve Got a Friend”, “Moon River”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “The Mission Impossible Theme”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Over the Rainbow”, “Stand By Me”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Singin’ in the Rain”. In addition, Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of such legendary artists as The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Kraftwerk, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Queen, The


About Square 9 Softworks

Square 9 is a leading developer of award-winning enterprise content management solutions, built to drive business efficiency through process automation. With both on premise and cloud-enabled document management solutions, Square 9 enables businesses of all sizes to take control of paper intensive processes by managing, sharing, and securing their business content. Square 9 distributes its solutions internationally through a network of highly skilled Channel Resellers from its corporate office in New Haven, Connecticut.