On May 14th, 2013, David released two new CD's of him singing his own songs. They are entitled A DIFFERENT LIGHT - David Friedman Sings His Own Songs and LET ME FLY - David Friedman Sings MORE of His Own Songs. TO ORDER THEM, scroll down this page and click on Recordings.
David produced all of Nancy LaMott’s CDs and wrote many of his most cherished songs for her. He has made it his mission to keep the Nancy LaMott legacy alive by keeping her catalogue in print and producing CDs and DVDs of her unreleased material on his record label, Midder Music Records.
After years of dreaming about putting out a songbook, David finally took the time to write out 63 of his most requested songs. The result is 526 pages containing complete piano/vocal scores to all of his best known songs and some you may not have heard yet.
To order, email now (email@example.com) and give us:
Most orders can be turned around in 1 day. Feel free to write if you have any questions about keys, payment or songs not on the list.
Because David's songbook was created on computer, we can custom-transpose the piano/vocal music for any of his songs to any key you wish. Ordinarily, this service would cost at least $15 a page, if you could even find someone with the skill and time to do it. We offer the entire song for $25 plus $2 shipping and handling (international orders may be additional).
To order a song in your key, please email us (by clicking here). (email us at MIDDER2000@aol.com.) Let us know which song(s) you would like, and be sure to specify the key(s). Enclose your name, address, phone number, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex) and expiration date and we'll send it right out to you. It can also be sent as a PDF to save the shipping cost.
You can also call us at (203) 899-0473. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy singing David's songs in the perfect key for YOU.
David's music is available for licensing for CDs, DVDs, Film, Television, Live Performances, and Church and Corporate functions.
To do a new recording of David's songs on a CD, you must obtain a mechanical license. This is a simple process.
Simply email (by clicking here) the title of the song you wish to use, the name of your record company (if there is one), a contact person, address, phone number and email, and the date of the release of the CD.
Please also include a credit card number and expiration date which we can charge for the cost of the license.
If you do not wish to send your credit card through email, you may call (203) 899-0473, which is a private, secure phone line, and leave your credit card information on the machine, which will answer “You have reached David Friedman and MIDDER Music Publishing.”
If you do not wish to pay by credit card, you may send a check made out to MIDDER Music Publishing, Inc. to:
MIDDER Music Publishing, Inc.
1 Meeting Grove Lane
Norwalk, CT 06850
The cost of a mechanical license is 9.1 cents per song per CD sold, with payment in advance for the first 1000 CD's sold. For one song on a CD, that would be $91, for two songs $182 and so forth. Upon processing of your credit card payment or clearing of your check, you will receive two copies of a mechanical license signed by David. Please sign and return one and keep it for your records.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us or call us at (203) 899-0473.
USE AN EXISTING TRACK OF DAVID'S OR NANCY LAMOTT'S ON A CD, LICENSE SONGS FOR USE ON DVDS, ON TELEVISION, OR IN FILMS
For these types of uses, you need to have a Synchronization license. Each license is negotiated separately. Generally, if you have a project that has many songs on it, we will negotiate a Most Favored Nations deal. This means that we will take whatever amount you're offering as long as no other song on the project is receiving more.
You can either make an offer or contact us for a quote. Either way, we will work with you and do our best , within reason, to make it happen within the budget of your project.
Generally cabaret and concert performances are covered under the venue's ASCAP contracts and do not require licensing. David is a member of ASCAP, as is his publisher, MIDDER Music Records, Inc., so all cue sheets should be sent to ASCAP.
David is often interested in having his work used for charitable purposes, so do not hesitate to contact us if you're doing a charitable project and want use a David Friedman song. Generally David will donate the song as long as no other songs are receiving compensation and the project is not being sold for commercial profit. Otherwise, David usually will license the song on a Most Favored Nations basis with all the other songs on the project.
David is generally happy to have his music performed in church and spiritual services free of charge, as long as it is not being sold for profit. (Selling of a tape of the service with the songs on it is usually fine.)
David's music has been recorded by too many artists to mention, so here is a very partial list. The best way to find recordings of David's music is to look up David, the singer or the song at your favorite online music store.
Please check iTunes or your favorite online music store for other recordings of David's songs, or to see if your favorite artist has recorded them.
There are many ways in which you can commission David to write music for Theater, Movies and Television as well as Special Material for corporations, cabaret acts, special occasions and charitable events.
David is always looking for ideas for new musicals, so if you have one you'd like him to write music for, please contact him by email here.
COMMISSIONING SONGS FOR MOVIES AND TELEVISION
For songs for movies and television, please contact David by email here. Due to the work he's done with Disney and on television, David also has extensive experience in scoring for animation.
COMMISIONING SPECIAL MATERIAL
David writes special material both for cabaret performers and star entertainers. If you have a special need in this area, please contact David by email here and he'll be happy to discuss it with you and tailor it to your needs.
David is often commissioned to write special material for charities. For 15 years he annually wrote a new song for the Duke Children's Hospital Classic Charitable Show, choosing the song's subject based on what the hospital was trying to accomplish in that year. Let David write you a song that will move people to tears (and to pull out their checkbooks.) Contact David by email here to discuss a charitable commission.
For charities close to David's heart, David will also allow himself to be auctioned off to write a custom song especially for the highest bidder. Since these items, unlike theater tickets or ski trips, cannot have a price put on them, they often go for the highest price of the evening. A commissioned song by David has brought in as much as $18,000. All revenue is kept by the charity. David writes the song, to the winner's specifications, free of charge.
David has written special material for numerous corporate events throughout the years and he enjoys doing it. Contact David by email here with your corporate music needs.
Singers who have sung David & Kathie Lee's songs, with David at the piano on the Today Show, include:
YOUR INNER VOICE CLASS - classes meet every Tuesday evening from 7:30 - 9:30 at 124 W. 60th Street Apt. 41L. Cost, $20. For more info, write to David at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE THOUGHT EXCHANGE - classes meet every Wednesday evening from 7:30 - 9:30 at 124 W. 60th Street Apt. 41L. Cost, $20. For more info, write to David at email@example.com
Sunday, April 14th, 2013 from 1-3 P.M. David will be giving a THOUGHT EXCHANGE WORKSHOP at Unity of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Rd, Clearwater Florida. A $20 Love Offering is suggested but nobody will be turned away.
Friday, May 3rd, 2013 from 11:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. David will be doing a THOUGHT EXCHANGE TEACHER-TRAINING WORKSHOP at Wheelock College in Boston.
Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 2PM, David will be giving a MASTER CLASS to the Boston Cabaret Community. The class will be held at Club Cafe 209 Columbus Avenue. Cost is $25.
Wednesdsay evening, May 15th and Thursday morning, May 16th, 2013, David and the Tampa cast will be performing LISTEN TO MY HEART at the Wheelock Family Theater in Boston. For tickets, go to wheelockfamilytheatre.org and click on special events.
June 8-15 David and the Tampa cast of Listen To My Heart will be performing LISTEN TO MY HEART on the Unity Cruise on the Oasis of the Seas. David will also be presenting a Thought Exchange Workshop.
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 David will be teaching a day of workshops at THE BROADWAY THEATER PROJECT at University of South Florida in Tampa.
DAVID FRIEDMAN...composer, author, speaker