Today in Music Publisher History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1768-09-12 Benjamin Carr, American organist, composer, choirmaster, teacher, music publisher, and co-founder of Philadelphia's Music Fund Society, born in London (d. 1831)
  • 1775-11-15 Georges-Julien Sieber, French music publisher and composer, born in Paris (d. 1847)
  • 1821-02-21 Charles Scribner, American music publisher (Scribner Catalog)
  • 1843-03-05 William F. Sudds, American composer, music publisher, and teacher, born in London, England (d. 1920) [1]
  • 1885-10-22 Lothar Windsperger, German composer and music publisher, born in Ampfing, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1886-12-21 George Norman Peterkin, English composer & music publisher, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1982)
  • 1894-01-16 Irving Mills [Isadore Minsky], American jazz music publisher, manager (Duke Ellington, 1926-48), singer and lyricist, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1985)
  • 1896-11-23 Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher
  • 1901-04-18 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher ("Blueberry Hill"; "You Gotta Be a Football Hero"), born in New York City (d. 1967)
  • 1906-12-18 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
  • 1910-10-10 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1910-11-29 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher
  • 1918-01-13 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • 1919-05-31 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer
  • 1920-02-28 Edward Kassner, Austrian born music publisher (President Records), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)
  • 1921-07-13 Charles Scribner Jr, music publisher (Scribner)

Deaths in Music

  • 1548-08-06 Georg Rhau/Rhaw, German cantor/composer/music publisher, dies
  • 1831-05-24 Benjamin Carr, American organist, composer, choirmaster, teacher, music publisher, and co-founder of Philadelphia's Music Fund Society dies at 62
  • 1831-09-08 John Aitken, Scottish-born music publisher (b. 1745)
  • 1847-01-22 Georges-Julien Sieber, French music publisher and composer, dies at 71
  • 1920-09-25 William F. Sudds, American composer, music publisher, and teacher,, dies at 77
  • 1954-06-10 Will Rossiter, British-American songwriter and music publisher, dies at 87
  • 1961-02-28 Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
  • 1966-06-12 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), dies at 74
  • 1967-04-04 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher (Blueberry Hill, You Gotta Be a Football Hero), dies at 65
  • 1985-04-21 Irving Mills [Isadore Minsky], American jazz music publisher, manager (Duke Ellington, 1926-48), singer and lyricist, dies at 91
  • 1986-02-01 Dick James, Beatles' music publisher (1962-70), dies at 58
  • 1994-06-23 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, dies at 83
  • 1994-10-31 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer, dies at 76
  • 1995-03-27 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer, dies at 75
  • 1995-10-31 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher, dies at 84
  • 1996-04-01 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, dies at 89
  • 1996-11-19 Edward Kassner, music publisher, dies at 76