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Imagem Music Signs Sammy Cahn Catalogue

Imagem Music USA, which represents catalogues ranging from the American songbook (Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Irving Berlin) to classic & contemporary pop & rock (Elvis Presley, Ludacris, Phil Collins & Genesis) has signed a worldwide, multi-year publishing agreement with the Sammy Cahn estate.

Sammy Cahn (1913-93), the Academy Award winning songwriter, longtime Vice President of ASCAP, and President Emeritus of the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1973-93), created an extensive catalogue that Imagem will now represent, including “Three Coins in the Fountain” (Oscar for Best Song, 1954), “Come Fly With Me,” “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” “Love and Marriage” and “Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week.”

"Sammy always said, ‘If the song is #1, I wish my name were on it!’,” recalled his wife of 22 years, Tita Cahn. “He was definitely not an old stuffy pretentious guy who closed his ears to any form of music. He embraced it all, and I know he would have loved the energy at Imagem, where rock & roll, hip hop and rap, Broadway and classical live side by side.”

"Not many writers can say their songs defined a generation but Sammy Cahn's songs did just that,” says Richard Stumpf, President of Imagem Music USA. “They transcended his time, too, and are as vibrant today as when they were written. We are honored that Tita has chosen us to manage these legendary copyrights and can’t wait to get started.”

About Sammy Cahn

The songs of lyricist Sammy Cahn have been recorded by virtually every major singer of the 20th Century and are firmly ingrained in the American Songbook. He was nominated for a record 26 Academy Awards for lyric writing, and won four times, also a record. With Saul Chaplin, Cahn began writing numbers for vaudeville acts at the renowned Cotton Club and had his first success in 1935-36 with “Rhythm is Our Business” and “Until the Real Thing Comes Along,” written for the Jimmy Lunceford Band, and 1937’s “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,” a huge hit recorded by The Andrews Sisters. In 1942, Cahn joined with Jule Styne in Hollywood and together they wrote songs for 19 films, including Frank Sinatra’s early films Anchors Aweigh and It Happened In Brooklyn. They won an Academy Award for “Three Coins in the Fountain” and also wrote the Broadway musical High Button Shoes. Sinatra introduced Cahn to composer Jimmy Van Heusen in 1955, and together they wrote the title song for the 1955 Sinatra film The Tender Trap and a TV musical version of Our Town that included the Emmy Award-winning “Love and Marriage.” Their long association with Frank Sinatra led to Sinatra's recording 89 of Cahn's songs, including “Come Fly with Me,” “Only the Lonely,” “All the Way” (Academy Award), “High Hopes” (Academy Award), “Call Me Irresponsible” (Academy Award), “The Second Time Around” and “My Kind of Town.” Cahn and Van Heusen also collaborated on the Broadway shows Skyscraper and Walking Happy. Cahn was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972 and later served as its President. In 1974, Cahn performed a one-man show on Broadway called Words and Music and toured with the show numerous times in the years that followed. Sammy Cahn died on January 15, 1993.

About Imagem Music

Imagem Music is the pop music division of the Imagem Music Group (André de Raaff, co-founder). Home to the Elvis Presley catalogue as well as such talent as Ludacris, Phil Collins, Genesis, Anna Nalick, Steve Robson, Jens Gad, Temper Trap, Hesta Prynn, Bombay Bicycle Club and more, Imagem Music has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin and the Netherlands, and exclusive agents all over the world. For more, visit: www.imagem-music.com. The Imagem Music Group is the world’s largest independent music publisher which, in addition to its ever-expanding pop catalogues, is unique for its leadership role in classical music (Boosey & Hawkes) and musicals (Rodgers & Hammerstein). For more, visit: www.imagem.com.


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