The King of Pop was no "Fool on the Hill" when he invested in the music publishing business. Sony/ATV Music Publishing, jointly owned by the estate of singer Michael Jackson and Sony Corporation of America, is one of the world's top publishing firms with rights to more than 750,000 songs, including some 250 recordings from the Beatles. Sony/ATV licenses its songs for use in movies, TV, and advertising, and collects royalties for its songwriters. Jackson avoided having to sell his half to pay off debts when Sony loaned him money in 2006. The pop star died in 2009 at the age of 50. In 2012 the Sony/ATV catalog expanded by about 1.3 million songs through the addition of EMI Music Publishing to its holdings.