The Bicycle Music Co. has acquired a major interest in the 30-year back catalog of compositions written by film and television composer Steve Dorff.
The acquisition includes a combination of interests, says Bicycle president Allan Tepper. Bicycle acquired portions of Dorff’s copyright interests in some compositions and, in compositions where someone other than Dorff controls the copyrights, an interest in his writer’s share of the songs.
The deal covers works from Dorff’s back catalog of Grammy and Emmy nominated
film and television music as well as his more than 20 Top 10 pop and country chart hits. They include Eddie Rabbit’s “Every Which Way But Loose”; Kenny Rogers’ “Through the Years”; and Anne Murray’s “I Just Fall in Love Again.”
Bicycle will administer Dorff’s new compositions going forward.
As composer for George Strait’s 1992 film, “Pure Country,” Dorff wrote the hits “Heartland” and “I Cross My Heart.” Tepper notes that “Pure Country” is currently being developed for the Broadway stage.
Other artists who have recorded Dorff’s songs include Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Glen Campbell, Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles, Melissa Manchester, Karen Carpenter, Roy Rogers, Whitney Houston and Vanessa Williams.