Marks, Edward B(ennett)

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Marks, Edward B(ennett)

Marks, Edward B(ennett), American music publisher; b. Troy, N.Y., Nov. 28,1865; d. Mineola, N.Y., Dec. 17,1945. With Joseph Stern, he organized the music publishing concern of Joseph Stern and Co. (1894). They composed the popular song “The Little Lost Child,” which became their first great publishing success. Marks bought out Stern in 1920, and the company became the Edward B. Marks Music Co. It became the Edward B. Marks Music Corp. in 1932 and subsequently brought out a considerable body of serious music by contemporary composers; it took over the catalog of the George M. Cohan Music Publishing Co. in 1967. Belwin-Mills became its distributor in 1973.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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