G Ricordi & Co, New York, a Universal Music Publishing Classical company, has announced an exclusive global publishing deal with American composers and Bang On A Can co-founders Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe.
Under the new agreement, Gordon, Lang and Wolfe’s catalogues are now represented worldwide by Ricordi and its international partners.
This signing is the first in North America for G Ricordi & Co, joining its offices in Milan, Paris, Berlin, London and Budapest. The trio join Ricordi’s roster of leading composers from the past several centuries including Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Varèse, Nono, Battistelli, Francesconi, Haas, Neuwirth and Poppe.
“This is a defining moment for Ricordi and for the new-music landscape of North America, as Michael, David, and Julia are paradigm-shifting composers whose boundless creativity will continue to captivate audiences for generations to come,” said Jude Vaclavik, director, US publishing and promotion for G Ricordi & Co, New York. “We cherish this rare opportunity to join into a partnership with these iconic composers. It is an honour to be entrusted with their singularly important catalogues.”
Additionally, Universal Music Publishing Classical boasts the Durand, Salabert, Eschig and Editio Musica Budapest catalogues, which feature celebrated international composers such as Debussy, Ravel, Milhaud, Poulenc, Messiaen, Dusapin, Kodály and Kurtág.