EMI shopping for Warner Music, Who’s Dealing with BMI. Wha..?

Music industry consolidation reaches a terribly confusing state: EMI in talks to buy Warner Music

But, as the article states:

AOL Time Warner, soon to return to its original Time Warner name, decided last week to open the field of contenders after struggling to wrap up a deal with Germany’s Bertelsmann, people familiar with the situation said.

However, talks between AOL Time Warner and Bertelsmann over a recorded music joint venture also are continuing.

Catching Up…

Sorry – a day of grading and some ugly administrative things took me off my game. So, I can only plop down what links I know that I want to read closely, and expect that I’ll add a little more once I get the chance to do so