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Downtown secures deal with Anthony Newley estate

By | Published on Wednesday 28 June 2017

Downtown Music Publishing

Downtown Music Publishing yesterday announced a new worldwide administration deal with the estate of artist, actor and songwriter Anthony Newley.

The US-based publisher says the deal covers “several notable works” from Newley’s catalogue of songs and compositions, including the original score for the 1971 film ‘Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory’.

Confirming the deal, Downtown’s Exec VP Creative Services, Jedd Katrancha, said: “Newley was able to write songs that perfectly married grounded human sentiment with whimsical other-worldly flourishes, and we’re honoured to look after his beautiful catalogue of works. Furthermore, in his family we have found engaged and creative partners and together we look forward to sharing these songs that have meant so much to so many people”.

Speaking for the estate, Newley’s daughter Tara Newley said: “The entire family and I are very excited to partner with a forward-thinking publisher like Downtown. From our initial meeting with Downtown, we felt confident that we had found a caring and creative home for our father’s songs”.