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date: 24 January 2020

Belwin-Millslocked

  • W. Thomas Marrocco,
  • Mark Jacobs,
  • R. Allen Lott,
  • Leslie A Troutman
  •  and Jonas Westover

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Firm of music publishers. Belwin, Inc., was founded in 1918 by Max Winkler, and Mills Music Publishers started a year later under the aegis of Jack and Irving Mills; the two organizations merged as the Belwin-Mills Publishing Corporation in 1969, with Martin Winkler as director. Formerly located in Melville, New York, the company is now based in Miami; it is one of the most important publishers of educational music, producing many widely-used piano series, a number of class band methods and material for teaching string instruments. The firm represents such composers as Creston, Crumb, Davidovsky, Dello Joio, Ellington, Vittorio Giannini, Gould, Gustav Holst, Menotti, Krzysztof Penderecki, Schuller, Sessions, Virgil Thomson, Toch and Villa-Lobos, and also issues popular music. In the 1970s, the company branched out to produce a few Broadway musicals, although this was a short-lived endeavor. Belwin-Mills became the primary distributor for E.B. Marks in 1973. In 1985 Belwin-Mills was acquired by Columbia Pictures, who divided the firm’s printing and publishing concerns; during ...

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