Downtown Music Publishing Signs N.A. Deal With Edizioni Curci
February 22, 2016 at 11:39 AM (PT)
DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING has signed a multi-year publishing administration agreement for NORTH AMERICA with publisher EDIZIONI CURCI, one of ITALY's oldest and most respected publishers.
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-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, THE GIPSY KINGS and ALEX CHILTON; MINA's "Tintarella di Luna," TOTO CUTUGNO's "L'Italiano" as well as GRACE JOINES' "I've Seen that Face Before"; "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)".
Commented DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLIHSING CEO JUSTIN KALIFOWITZ: "The CURCI family has literally written the book on music publishing, representing some of the most commercially successful and critically adored music in ITALY for over 150 years. To be entrusted to manage these songs in NORTH AMERICA by ALFREDO and his family is an extraordinary honor for DOWNTOWN."
Added EDIZIONI CURCI CEO ALFREDO GRAMITTO RICCI and GM CLAUDIA MESCOLI: "EDIZIONI CURCI are thrilled to start this new cooperation with DOWNTOWN and are honored to work with such a pro-active and motivated staff, whose approach to deal with new challenges definitely grabbed us."