Spirit Catalogue Holdings/Spirit Music Group Acquire Rights to Bergmans’ Publishing Catalog

Film Music Magazine • January 13, 2010

Spirit Catalogue Holdings (“SCH”), in conjunction with Spirit Music Group (“SMG”) have announced the acquisition of Threesome Music, the song catalog of multiple Grammy, Oscar and Emmy-winning songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Through the agreement, Spirit will acquire rights to more than 300 songs recorded by such classic artists as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Celine Dion and Luciano Pavarotti. The catalog includes such timeless standards as Sinatra’s “Nice N Easy”, Fred Astaire’s “That Face”, chart-topping Neil Diamond/Barbra Streisand duet “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, Michael Jackson’s “Someone In The Dark”, Sergio Mendes’ samba hit “Like A Lover”, calypso evergreen “Yellow Bird” and holiday perennial “A Christmas Love Song”.

The deal also includes rights to title songs from such major motion pictures as Tootsie (“It Might Be You”), A Star Is Born (“I Believe In Love”), Sabrina (“Moonlight”), Shirley Valentine (“The Girl Who Used To Be Me”), Major League (“Most Of All You”) and Yes Giorgio (“If We Were In Love”) as well as all of the songs from Yentl (including “Papa Can You Hear Me”, “The Way He Makes Me Feel”) and the themes from such popular television shows as Good Times and Maude.

Additionally, Spirit and the Bergmans have signed an exclusive, long term worldwide publishing administration agreement covering new and future works. The go-forward deal with the Bergman’s Alamar Music includes songs written for a new Broadway-bound version of Ballroom (based on the couple’s Emmy winning made-for-tv dramatic musical Queen Of The

Stardust Ballroom), a collaboration with the late Cy Coleman on the Kennedy Center-commissioned song cycle titled Up Close And Musical and “Trust Me”, the end title to Warner Brothers Pictures’ recent feature The Informant.

Mark Fried, President & CEO, Spirit Music Group, said, “Alan and Marilyn Bergman’s legacy of work represents some of the most beloved and enduring songs of the last five decades. Their gift for crafting the perfect lyric, working alongside such famed composers as Michel Legrand, Marvin Hamlisch, Johnny Mandel and Dave Grusin, has given the world a collection of classy, evocative, life-affirming songs which continue to charm generations of fans and serve as a master class in song craft. We are thrilled to be working closely with Alan and Marilyn in promoting their standards and the new classics they are creating.”

The Bergmans said, “We are delighted to join this forward-thinking and energetic company. Songs need a loving and nurturing home and we feel Spirit is such a place.”


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