Josef Weinberger founded his publishing business in Vienna in 1885. Through an association with
Johann Strauss II, he began licensing performances of Strauss' operettas. Licensing stage works
has been a vital part of our work ever since and the principal Viennese operetta composers are
represented in our catalogue: Strauss, Millöcker, Zeller, Kálmán, Oscar Straus, Stolz and Fall.
We have administered the copyrights of Franz Lehár for many years for Lehár's own company, Glocken Verlag.
We have expanded into several other musical genres over the years: contemporary classical,
light orchestral, educational, brass and military band, and religious. Our associated
production music library, JW Media Music Ltd.,
is a leader in its field, while our sister companies in
Frankfurt have developed
repertoire for their own respective markets.
Today, our theatre catalogue spans the century, from Viennese operettas to British musicals of the
1990s. It spans the globe too, through our representation for the UK and other European
territories of the prestigious Broadway show catalogues of
Music Theatre International and the
Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatre Library. 1998 saw another development, our expansion into the
arena of the play with the acquisition of rights in the stage works of the Hungarian
playwright Ferenc Molnár.
The launch of the Website is another exciting adventure for us, and we look forward to making
many new contacts through it, to strengthen our links with the worlds of theatre and music.