July 6, 2006
Sigman Son Sells Songs
catalog includes "Game," "Enjoy"
The songs of the late Carl Sigman,
which include the theme from "Love
Story" and titles recently covered by Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart and
Pussycat Dolls, have been purchased by the Music Sales Corp.
catalog of 800 songs includes "It's All in the Game," "Enjoy
Yourself," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "What Now My Love" and "Buona Sera." It
had been administered by his son, Michael Sigman, through Major Songs,
the family company.
Michael Sigman, former publisher of L.A. Weekly and
trade mag Record World, will move to Music Sales West, Creative Services
for Film, TV & Advertising,
the company's West Coast operation in Santa Monica. He is retaining
the writer's share of the catalog.
Carl Sigman was an inaugural member
of the Songwriters Hall of Fame who died in 2000.
"One of the reasons this deal was so attractive to us, beyond the
sheer brilliance of the songs, is that Michael has agreed to work with
us in promoting and remastering many of these standards to take advantage
of the myriad opportunities for contemporary usages," Music Sales president
Barrie Edwards said.
Music Sales Corp. is part of the Music Sales Group,
Europe's largest printed music publisher. Company expects to publish
a comprehensive Carl Sigman songbook; one has never been published.