An international family of music publishing companies with offices in:
Music Sales New York *G. SchirmerNew York *Music Sales WestLos Angeles *Chester MusicLondon *Novello & CoLondon *Campbell Connelly & CoLondon *Première Music Paris *Edition Wilhelm HansenHelsinki *Bosworth Music Berlin *Unión Musical EdiciónesMadrid *KK Music SalesTokyo *Music Sales Hong KongHong Kong *Music Sales / LarrikinSydney
The philosophy is very simple: real and genuine music-lovers, dedicated to making life easier for music supervisors, advertising and film producers, directors and companies.
We handle one of the most eclectic and desirable catalogues today with over 200,000 songs in all genres, covering nearly every decade of recorded music. Our mission is to make life easier by supplying clients with an elite selection of songs tailored to their needs. We ensure that the clearance process is swift and trouble-free.
In 1988 Music Sales Group bought EWH and the result is a local and international catalogue covering some of the greatest music from the last hundred years. A collection of over 250,000 copyrights of the finest classical, film scores, cabaret, musical, pop and rock repertoire. EWH is also the leading partner in print and songbooks.
The classical music companies within the Music Sales Group are internationally recognised as publishers of some of the 20th century’s greatest composers. Each publisher brings its own unique heritage and tradition to the group, and together they form the largest and strongest independent holding of 20th century classical music. Their expanding catalogues continue to offer the very finest in international contemporary music.
Chester Music - founded in 1860 – and Novello & Co - founded in 1830 – have long been identified with leading 20th century composers such as Stravinsky, Elgar, de Falla, Lutoslawski and Holst, and some of the finest international contemporary music such as Bennett, Glass, Gorecki, Henze, Maxwell Davies, Nyman, Preisner, Saariaho, Tavener and Weir.
Union Musical Ediciones represents some of the great names of Spanish classical music, including Granados, Rodrigo and Turina, as well as a huge range of other genres, including folk, mainstream pop and Spanish standards.
Music Sales’ American companies G Schirmer Incand Associated Music Publisherscontrols the work of some of America’s most eminent composers, such as John Adams, Samuel Barber, Elliott Carter, John Corigliano, Tan Dun, and Gian Carlo Menotti.
Music Sales also owns many iconic pop catalogues, including Campbell Connelly,Sparta Florida, Noel Gay Musicand Orange Sky Music Ltd. These cover nine decades of popular music from from every possible genre: soul, Broadway, punk, big band, disco, doo-wop, folk, jazz, novelty, rock, ska and pure pop. Our songs have been recorded by a multitude of great artists, ranging from The Beatles to Blondie, Sarah Vaughan to Diana Krall, Fats Waller in the 1920s to Robbie Williams in the new millennium.
Campbell Connelly was founded in London in 1925, and now comprises more than 75,000 individual song copyrights and musical shows. Campbell Connelly is particularly well-known for its standards, which are renowned as being among the 20th century’s finest. These include ‘We’ll Meet Again’, ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’, ‘Georgia On My Mind’, ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ and ‘Pennies From Heaven,’ as well as major show scores like‘Sweet Charity.’
The 20,000-strong Sparta Floridacatalogue comprises mainstream popular hits, blues originals and film & TV music. However, it is most famous for its astonishing selection of ska and reggae songs. Virtually every significant Jamaican artist has recorded a Sparta Florida track, from Bob Marley and Dandy Livingstone to John Holt and Horace Andy. Sparta Florida songs have also found favour with many contemporary R & B, Hip Hop and Dancehall acts, who have covered and sampled anthems such as ‘Man Next Door’ and ‘I’mStill In Love With You’ to great commercial success.
Noel Gay Music owns over 6,000 titles, ranging from ‘30s classics such as George Formby’s ‘Leaning On A Lamp-Post’ to 60s novelties ‘Right Said Fred’ and ‘Lily The Pink.’ Iconic TV themes such as those for ‘Blackadder’ and ‘Red Dwarf’ also come under the Noel Gay Music umbrella. Many of this catalogue’s titles were written by Noel Gay himself, who stands as one of the most successful and enduringly popular British songwriters of all time. His songs are often seen as an important symbol of 20th century British culture and entertainment, as embodied in ‘The Lambeth Walk’ and the musical ‘Me And My Girl.’
Music Sales also controls the catalogues of Tempo Music and the Embassy MusicCorporation. Tempo Music comprises the legendary jazz and be-bop compositions of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn; their songs have been recorded by every great jazz singer from Ella Fitzgerald to Nina Simone. Embassy Music is one of the most extensive doo-wop and traditional R & B catalogues in the world, and includes such celebrated tracks as ‘Life Is But ADream.’
A very unique catalogue Music Sales controls is Tumi Music, the largest independent Latin American label based in the UK presenting over 2000 Cuban and other Latin American musical copyrights in all different genres. Music Sales is an ever-evolving resource, committed to nurturing and managing the incredible array of copyrights and artists in our catalogues