Downtown Music Publishing has entered into an exclusive worldwide administration agreement with the Estate of Anthony Newley. The deal includes several notable works from Newley's catalog including the Oscar-nominated original score for the 1963 dramatic musical production, "Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory," with songs that have shaped popular culture such as "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," "Oompa Loompa," and "(I've Got A) Golden Ticket", penned alongside songwriting partner Leslie Bricusse.
After Prince's deal in April 2016, attention focused on the trove of unreleased material that he kept hidden in two storage vaults at Paisley Park, his studio complex outside Minneapolis. A conflict in Prince’s estate over a $31 million deal with Universal for music rights means that much of the vault may not see daylight for months or even years to come. And music industry lawyers say that copyright entanglements may complicate or even prohibit the release of more music.