Further details of the purported sales plan, including possible buyers, are currently unknown. However, if all of its publishing assets were put up for sale, inside industry intel has deemed it unlikely that Universal Music Group, a rivaling publishing label, would be to make such an acquisition, as it would be shot down by EU regulators. On the same token, Warner Music Group would also face similar regulatory obstacles if it attempted to acquire Sony’s publishing assets. More likely suitors would be private equity firms or a major player in the film industry like BMG or Disney. But for now as Sony keeps quiet on the matter, it is all up in the air and up for interpretation. Stay tuned as this story continues to unfold.