On October 31, Lauren Keiser Music Publishing will be celebrating its fifth anniversary. With offices in St. Louis, MO and the metro New York area, the company has more than quadrupled in size following the acquisition of the Southern Music Company of San Antonio, TX in June, 2012. Veteran music publisher, Lauren Keiser, started Lauren Keiser Music Publishing (ASCAP) and Keiser Classical (BMI) from the purchase of MMB Music’s assets of St. Louis and joining it with new deals and editions he is creating and developing. His almost forty years of being involved with Alfred, Cherry Lane and Carl Fischer has provided a basis and foundation for a new music publishing company based on his experience. The firm publishes performance and music copyrights of gifted American composers in addition to producing publications of talented writers and artists.
This exponential growth has provided both offices with plenty of excitement and rejuvenation to their work. With the addition of a huge catalog of material, LKMP is delighted to have new material in the works over the coming year.
In addition to these concert band pieces, LKMP is anticipating a new series by the New York Woodwind Quintet, a new Jascha Heifetz editions resulting from the exclusive representation of the Heifetz Estate, as well as new editions from Carol Wincenc, Charles Neidich and Richard Stoltzman. LKMP is also working on a new and aggressive outreach program to Artistic Planners and Administrators within the orchestral arena, which is already beginning to reap benefits for their composers.