Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rodgers & Hammerstein Catalogue Sold

The estates of Rodgers & Hammerstein have sold the rights to the composers' songs to a company based in the Netherlands.

The sale includes licensing rights for future productions.

The deal was estimated to be worth at least $300 million.

R&H President Theodore Chapin is expected to remain with the company.

I find it rather disquieting that the work of such quintessentially American composers is now being controlled by a European company...

3 Comments:

Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

From Mrs. UNG:

I'll be curious to see how this affect fees and customer service. At R&H the right hand never seems to know what the left hand is doing.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'd love to know what you experience with them going forward!

Laura :)

11:20 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

First of all, wow, what an incredible sum of money.

And yes, I too agree, Americana belongs here where it originated.

9:30 PM  

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