Morris Levy

Morris Levy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Morris Levy (August 27, 1927 - May 21, 1990) was an American music industry executive, who is best known as the owner of the record label Roulette Records. He was born Moishe Levy in The Bronx, New York City, New York, and generally known as Morrie Levy to insiders in the industry. After leaving the Navy he became the proprietor of numerous night clubs in New York at the dawn of the bebop movement in the late 1940's -- the most famous of which was Birdland, which Levy allegedly took over from Joseph "Joe the Wop" Catalano in 1949. During this time Levy learned the value of owning the publishing rights of a piece of music - as each time a song he owned was performed or played he was entitled to royalties. Levy learned this when an ASCAP representative told Levy at Birdland he must pay publishing companies for performing live music. Levy's attorney confirmed that. As a result he founded his first publishing company, Patricia Music, and commissioned George Shearing to write a signature piece for the club - the now-famous "Lullaby of Birdland."show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135801333
  • 9786135801330