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  Dutch Group Acquires Rodgers and Hammerstein Catalog  CT News at 15:39 on 22 April 2009
 

The estates of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have sold the rights to the legendary duo’s songs and musicals to Imagem Music Group, an investment arm of a huge Netherlands-based pension fund.

The sale represents a transfer of power over one of America’s most famous song catalogs and the licensing rights for future productions of the musicals, which until now had been controlled by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, a Manhattan-based company that is widely known in the theater world for its quality control and the active involvement of two heirs, the writers’ daughters Mary Rodgers Guettel and Alice Hammerstein Mathias.

Rodgers and Hammerstein Catalog Sold