Downtown has signed a multi-year publishing administration agreement for North America with publisher Edizioni Curci, one of Italy's oldest and most respected publishers.
Edizioni Curci Catalog includes Italian Pop, Opera, Classical and Film Music, Including “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare),” made famous by Dean Martin
Owned and managed by the Curci family since 1860, the Edizioni Curci song catalog includes over 50,000 works from the worlds of Italian pop, opera, classical, and film music. Notable works include the Grammy Award-winning classic “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)” written by Domenico Modguno and Franco Migliacci and made internationally famous by the likes of Dean Martin and the Gypsy Kings, Mina’s “Tintarella di Luna,” Toto Cutugno’s “L’Italiano” as well as “I’ve Seen that Face Before” by Grace Jones, “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me,” a global hit for Dusty Springfield, and Shirley Bassey’s “This Is My Life (La Vita)”.
“The Curci family have literally written the book on music publishing, representing some of the most commercially successful and critically adored music in Italy for over 150 years,” said Justin Kalifowitz, CEO of Downtown Music Publishing. “To be entrusted to manage these songs in North America by Alfredo and his family is an extraordinary honor for Downtown.”
“Edizioni Curci are thrilled to start this new cooperation with Downtown and are honoured to work with such a pro-active and motivated staff, whose approach to deal with new challenges definitely grabbed us,” said Alfredo Gramitto Ricci, CEO and Claudia Mescoli, General Manager of Edizioni Curci.