Founded between 1878 and 1895 by Edouard Salabert (1838-1903). His son, Francis (1884-1946) took over in 1901. Salabert "was among the first to internationalize popular music"1—film music included. Salabert continued to expand throughout the twentieth century, publishing music of Les Six, and absorbing A.Z. Mathot (1930), Rouart, Lerolle et Cie. (1941) and Maurice Senart (1941) and Raymond Deiss (1946). Mme. Salabert continued to run the firm upon Francis's death. The firm continues to this day. The company was sold to BMG in 1994, who subsequently acquired Durand/Eschig/Amphion (2000). In 2007 BMG then sold its entire music publishing business (including Ricordi and Editio Musica Budapest, in additon to Durand/Salabert/Eschig) to the record label Universal Music Publishing Group (no relation to Universal Edition Vienna).
Imprints, Agencies, Addresses
- 1. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie.
- New York and London: Macmillan Publications, 1980.