Fintage Music will now be sub-publishing nearly 1,000 Frank Zappa titles outside North America.
Zappa's widow, Gail, has closely watched over use of Zappa's songs for many years to protect the integrity of the legendary artist's work, which spans more than 30 years and resulted in more than 70 albums. Zappa died in 1993.
"Frank’s music has impacted at least three, maybe even four generations, and we are quite serious about protecting the integrity of the works and the intent of the composer," says Zappa. "Representation by a respected organization, Fintage Music, gives us the confidence and security that Frank’s legacy will be handled with professionalism and dedication."
The deal includes classic works such as "Freak Out," which Zappa recorded with his band, the Mothers of Invention, and the "Masterwork" trilogy comprised of "Lumpy Gravy," "We're Only In It for the Money" and "Civilization."
Fintage CEO Niels Teves and the company's Los Angeles representative Bruce Lampcov helped seal the deal with Zappa.