January 23, 2014

DMP x Notable Music Co.

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Downtown Music Publishing is pleased to announce a worldwide publishing administration agreement with Notable Music Co. Inc. Founded by legendary composer Cy Coleman, Notable Music controls the rights to such classic songs as “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Witchcraft,” “Big Spender,” “Never Can Say Goodbye,” and “Sunny.” Downtown is honored to represent this historic catalog and partner with Notable Music in growing the Notable business for years to come.

Downtown Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing administration agreement with Notable Music Co. Inc. The agreement was announced today by Downtown’s President, Justin Kalifowitz, and Notable’s Vice President.

Founded in 1962 by the legendary composer and Jazz musician Cy Coleman, Notable controls the rights to such standards as “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Witchcraft,” “Big Spender,” “Never Can Say Goodbye,” and “Sunny,” amongst hundreds of other titles.

The artists who have recorded and performed the Notable Music repertoire include Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Bobby Hebb, James Brown, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Michael Buble, Barbra Streisand, Queen, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Fiona Apple, Toots & the Maytals and many more.

Notable’s current roster of songwriters and artists includes such diverse names as Rosanne Cash, Sam Phillips, Chico Mann, Jenny O., and Tift Merritt.

“It is with extreme gratitude that we welcome Notable to Downtown Music Publishing,” said Justin Kalifowitz. “When he wasn’t busy contributing to the Great American Songbook or scoring many iconic, award winning Broadway musicals, Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Cy Coleman built one of the finest song collections of his time.  We couldn’t be more delighted to represent this historic catalog and partner with Damon in growing the Notable business for years to come.”

“I’ve been a big fan of the creativity, passion and commitment Downtown has shown to its roster for many years,” added Damon Booth. “It’s an honor to be joining Justin and his team at this exciting and challenging time in our business.”

Watch Frank Sinatra perform “Witchcraft” to the right.