The estate of Henry Mancini has chosen independent music publisher Spirit Music Group, which is led by Chairman David Renzer, to administer the music publishing catalog of Henry Mancini for North America. The catalog was previously administered by Universal Music Publishing Group which was also once led by Renzer.
Renzer, who joined the company one year ago, has over 25 years of experience in music and entertainment.
“It’s an honor for me to be once again working with the iconic music of Henry Mancini and the wonderful Mancini family, ” said David Renzer. “Henry Mancini created some of the most memorable, award-winning music for film and television and incredible songs, as well. I know that the entire Spirit team is excited to be representing this amazing music and finding new opportunities for this incredible catalog.”
“We are thrilled to be reunited once again with David Renzer as our long-term music publisher and to work with the Spirit Music Group team, ” said Ginny Mancini.
Through the deal, Spirit will provide a wide range of creative services, including aggressively seeking synch opportunities in film, television, and advertising. Spirit Music Group will now administer such synch classics as: “The Pink Panther Theme, ” “Peter Gunn, ” “Mr. Lucky, ” “Dear Heart, ” “In the Arms of Love, ” “I Love You and Don’t Forget It, ” “Dreamsville, ” “A Shot In the Dark, ” “It Had Better Be Tonight, ” “Mr. Lucky, ” “Experiment in Terror, ” “Charade, ” and “The Sweetheart Tree.”
Henry Mancini was one of the first American composers to become a household name. The Mancini name is synonymous with great motion picture and television music, fine recordings, and international concert performances. During his lifetime, Mancini was nominated for 72 GRAMMY awards, winning 20. He was nominate for 18 Academy Awards winning four, honored with a Golden Globe award and nominated for two Emmy awards.
Mancini created many memorable film scores including ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s, ‘ ‘The Pink Panther, ‘ ‘Days of Wine and Roses, ‘ ‘Hatari!, ‘ ‘Charade, ‘ ‘Victor/Victoria, ‘ ’10, ‘ ‘Darling Lili, ‘ ‘Arabesque, ‘ and ‘The Glass Menagerie.’ He also wrote for a number of television films including ‘The Thorn Birds’ and ‘The Shadow Box, ‘ as well as television themes including “Peter Gunn, ” “Mr. Lucky, ” “NBC Election Night Theme, ” “Newhart, ” “Remington Steele, ” and “Hotel.” Mancini recorded over 90 albums with styles varying from big band to jazz to classical to pop, eight of which were certified gold by the RIAA.
Henry Mancini died in 1994.