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Killen, 73, enjoyed success as a songwriter, record producer and musician, but his greatest commercial achievements were in music publishing. He began working at Tree Publishing in 1954 at a salary of $35 per week and eventually purchased the company and sold it to Sony Music in 1989 for a reported $40 million.
Killen became president of Tree Publishing in 1974 after Stapp became the company’s chief executive officer. When Stapp died in 1980, Killen exercised an agreement the two had made years earlier and purchased the company. After selling the publishing company to Sony Music in 1989, Killen formed a new business, Killen Music Group, in 1990. In 1997, he established KMG Records. Killen Music Group’s publishing division has had several songs recorded by OutKast, including music for their feature film, .
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