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Billboard, November 16, 2002
Major Songs In Major Dealing
BY Carolyn Horwitz Billboard Writer


Major Songs (ASCAP), the music-publishing company centered on the catalog of the late Carl Sigman – which is administered by Bug Music in North America (Billboard Bulletin, July 18) – has joined with 16 separate sub-publishers throughout the world. They are Windswept Pacific (U.K.), Melodie der Welt (Germany), Fujipacific (Japan). Halit Music (France), Cafe Concerto (Italy), Universal Music (Australia), Clippers (Spain), Air Chrysalis (Scandinavia), Fermata (Brazil), Gallo Music (South Africa), Galazia Musical (Mexico), BMG (Asia), 2PsW (Benelux), Media Men (Israel), OMSA (Argentina, Uruguay, Chile), and Warner/Chappell (Greece).

“Our catalog has long had international resonance, so we were very deliberate in choosing with whom we’d go into business in the rest of the world,” says Major Songs president Michael Sigman (Carl’s son), who notes that a significant number of the company’s copyrights are foreign-themed, as Carl Sigman had collaborated with numerous international songwriting stars, such as Gilbert Becaud, Jacques Brel, Luis Bonfa, and Franics Lai.

“Our new international partners have already shown great sensitivity to how special these songs are,” Sigman continues, singling out such key catalog holdings as “What Now My Love,” “Arrivederci Roma,” “It’s All In The Game,” Buona Sera,” and “(Where Do I Begin) Love Story.” “We’re thrilled that such great titles are now in caring hands.”

Incidentally, Sonny & Cher’s 1966 hit ”What now My Love” is currently an international hit twice over, with new cuts on recent top 10 albums by Germany’s Helmut Lotti and France’s Patricia Kaas, who also included “(Where Do I Begin) Love Story” on her first English-speaking CD.