Music World Corporation
Music World Corporation is an American music production and music publishing company, representing hundreds of song and music cue titles for a small clientele of composers and lyricists including the company founder. The company was founded in 1958 by Academy Award-winning songwriter Robert B. Sherman.
Music World was incorporated on January 8, 1958 in the state of California. Within its first year, the company became the first music publisher to cobrand with Wonderland Music Company, Walt Disney Company's then fledgling BMI music publishing subsidiary. Some of Music World's hit song titles include: "Tall Paul", "Bright and Shiny" the Billboard #1 song, "You're Sixteen". "Tall Paul" reached #6 on the Billboard charts in 1959 making it the first top ten single for a solo female rock and roll singer.
Upon the death of founder, Robert B. Sherman on March 6, 2012, his son, Robert J. Sherman succeeded him as CEO and President of the company.
In 2013 MusicWorld (UK) and Music World, LLC were established as affiliates of MWC. 2013 saw the publishing of its founder, Robert B. Sherman's acclaimed autobiography, Moose: Chapters From My Life by AuthorHouse publishers (an affiliate of Penguin Random House Publications). In 2014, MusicWorld (UK) produced the successful UK cabaret presentation A Spoonful of Sherman.
Current corporate officers
- Robert J. Sherman (CEO and President)
- Robert B. Sherman (Founder)
- Sherman, Robert B. Walt's Time: from before to beyond. Santa Clarita: Camphor Tree Publishers, 1998.