Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd.

Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd.

Profile:
Publishing company. Legally incorporated 11th February 1925. Current status: Active (as of 2018)

Also appears as :
- F.D. & H.
- F.D. & H. Ltd
- F.Day & Hunter Ltd.
- Francis Day & Hunter
- Francis Day & Hunter Ltd.
- Francis Day & Hunter Ltd


The roots of the company were founded in 1877 by William & James Francis and David Day (as W & J Francis and Day, then Francis Brothers & Day); Day had experience in music publishing and the Francis brothers needed a publisher for their songs. Harry Hunter joined in 1880, and the present name was coined. Starting out in Oxford St., they moved to Charing Cross Rd. in 1897, becoming the first of the popular music publishers in what became London's 'Tin Pan Alley'. In 1900 David Day formed the Musical Copyright Association and was at the forefront of the battle against the sheet music piracy rampant at the time. Offices were opened in New York (1905), Paris (1920) and Berlin (1928). After World War I Francis, Day & Hunter became one of the most important publishers of educational, classical and popular music in Great Britain, a fact attested to by the abundance of their stamps. In 1945, the firm acquired B. Feldman & Co. (Feldman), with the legal entity (subsidiary) B. Feldman & Co. Ltd. being incorporated a year later.

In 1957 Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. alongside the US partnership of publishing companies "The Big 3", Robbins, Feist & Miller, jointly establish the UK holding company Affiliated Music Publishers Ltd. (AMP), specifically formed for the purpose of worldwide exploitation and exchange of copyrights. Principal companies (not including local subsidiaries) held by this company included - Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. (Francis Day & Hunter Group), B. Feldman & Co. Ltd., Herman Darewski Music Publishing Co Ltd., Dix Ltd., Robbins Music Corp. Ltd., British & Continental & Leo Feist Ltd.

In early 1972 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc (MGM) acquired a controlling interest (from David Day) in Affiliated Music Publishers Ltd., in the same year MGM subsequently sells Affiliated Music Publishers Ltd. to EMI Ltd. (EMI).

In 1974 Affiliated Music Publishers Ltd. is renamed EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
As of 2018 Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. remains a wholly owned subsidiary of EMI Music Publishing Ltd. and forms part of the DH Publishing Group. (Partnership)
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Contact Info:
Registered office address:
Francis,Day & Hunter Limited
30 Golden Square, London, W1F 9LD

(obsolete)
27 Wrights Lane,
London, W8 5SW

(obsolete)
c/o EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Publishing House, 127 Charing Cross Road,
London, WC2H 0QY

(obsolete)
138/140 Charing Cross Rd,
London
Sites:
[l273216]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1A 022-58181 Rock 'N' Roll  album cover John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58181 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1E 048 ○ 04195 In The Still Of The Night  album cover Shirley Bassey With Geoff Love & His Orchestra Shirley Bassey With Geoff Love & His Orchestra - In The Still Of The Night(LP, Album, RE) Regal, Starline, Starline 1E 048 ○ 04195 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2C 008-95893 What 'll I Do (Bande Sonore Originale Du Film "Gatsby Le Magnifique")  album cover Nelson Riddle What 'll I Do (Bande Sonore Originale Du Film "Gatsby Le Magnifique")(7") Paramount Records, Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 008-95893 France 1974 Sell This Version
4C/RTD 2018 FortyMania   album cover Various FortyMania (Cass, Comp) Ronco 4C/RTD 2018 UK 1976 Sell This Version
4M 036-05834 Rock 'N' Roll  album cover John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure, Parlophone 4M 036-05834 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
7C 156-06508/9 40 Golden Greats  album cover Cliff Richard 40 Golden Greats(2xLP, Comp) EMI 7C 156-06508/9 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
7N 46097 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For / On A Slow Boat To China  album cover Emile Ford And The Checkmates* What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For / On A Slow Boat To China (Single) 7N 46097 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7NJ.2048 Come Along Please  album cover Bob Wallis And His Storyville Jazzmen Come Along Please(7", Single) Pye Jazz 7NJ.2048 UK 1962 Sell This Version
8T WW 5001 40 All Time Singalong Party Hits  album cover Bernard Manning & Joe "Piano" Henderson* Bernard Manning & Joe "Piano" Henderson* - 40 All Time Singalong Party Hits(8-Trk, Album) Warwick Records 8T WW 5001 UK 1975 Sell This Version
8X2-EXE 1004 Mrs. Mills Piano Party  album cover Mrs. Mills Mrs. Mills Piano Party(8-Trk, Comp) EMI, EMI 8X2-EXE 1004 UK 1973 Sell This Version
8X-STML 11214 Lookin' Through The Windows  album cover The Jackson 5 Lookin' Through The Windows(8-Trk, Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown 8X-STML 11214 UK 1972 Sell This Version
12R 6213 My Brave Face  album cover Paul McCartney My Brave Face(12", Single) Parlophone, MPL (2) 12R 6213 UK 1989 Sell This Version
30 VT 12.204 Les "Classiques" De L'accordéon  album cover Hector Delfosse & Son Orchestre* Les "Classiques" De L'accordéon(LP) Vega 30 VT 12.204 France 1970 Sell This Version
33SX 1791 More Hits!  album cover The Shadows More Hits!(LP, Comp, Mono) Columbia 33SX 1791 UK 1965 Sell This Version
45-DB 4564 Pepe / Matador From Trinidad  album cover Russ Conway With John Barry And His Orchestra* Russ Conway With John Barry And His Orchestra* - Pepe / Matador From Trinidad (Single) 45-DB 4564 UK 1961 Sell This Version
45-DSA 566 Mary Anne  album cover The Shadows Mary Anne(7", Single) Columbia 45-DSA 566 South Africa 1965 Sell This Version
45-POP 1064 You Don't Know Me  album cover Ray Charles You Don't Know Me(7", Single) His Master's Voice 45-POP 1064 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-R 4933 Entry Of The Tradiators / South Rampart Street Parade  album cover Mrs. Mills with Geoff Love & His Orchestra Mrs. Mills with Geoff Love & His Orchestra - Entry Of The Tradiators / South Rampart Street Parade (Single) 45-R 4933 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-R 4980 Shutters And Boards  album cover Houston Wells And The Marksmen Shutters And Boards (Single) 45-R 4980 UK 1962 Sell This Version
116 Apache '65 / Blue Guitar  album cover The Arrows* Apache '65 / Blue Guitar(7") Tower 116 US 1965 Sell This Version
126 When The Love-Bird Leaves The Nest / Blue Skies  album cover Harry Bidgood And His Broadcasters When The Love-Bird Leaves The Nest / Blue Skies(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 126 UK Unknown Sell This Version
157 Kentucky Lullaby / At The End Of An Irish Moonbeam  album cover Billy Desmond, Harry Carlton With Broadcast Dance Band Billy Desmond, Harry Carlton With Broadcast Dance Band - Kentucky Lullaby / At The End Of An Irish Moonbeam(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 157 UK 1927 Sell This Version
164 Black Bottom / Deep River  album cover Harry Bidgood And His Broadcasters Black Bottom / Deep River(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 164 UK Unknown Sell This Version
177 Medley Of Popular Dance Tunes  album cover The Midnight Merrymakers Medley Of Popular Dance Tunes(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 177 UK 1927 Sell This Version
204 Here Am I, Broken Hearted / My Blue Heaven  album cover Harry Bidgood And His Broadcasters / Riverside Dance Band Harry Bidgood And His Broadcasters / Riverside Dance Band - Here Am I, Broken Hearted / My Blue Heaven(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 204 UK 1928 Sell This Version
25・3P-319 Shaky = よろしく・シェイキー  album cover Shakin' Stevens Shaky = よろしく・シェイキー(LP, Album, Comp) Epic 25・3P-319 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
260 V 051 Virgine Morgan A L'Orgue Electrique 11  album cover Virginie Morgan Virgine Morgan A L'Orgue Electrique 11(10", Album) Ducretet Thomson 260 V 051 France 1956 Sell This Version
262 Ramona / My Ohio Home  album cover Ciro's Club Dance Band Ramona / My Ohio Home(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 262 UK 1928 Sell This Version
286 My Pet / I Told Them All About You  album cover Harry Bidgood And His Broadcasters My Pet / I Told Them All About You(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 286 UK 1928 Sell This Version
300 V 009 4 Escales Au Brésil (Rio de Janeiro - Récife - Bahia - Sao-Paulo) De Paris Par La Panair Do Brasil  album cover Various 4 Escales Au Brésil (Rio de Janeiro - Récife - Bahia - Sao-Paulo) De Paris Par La Panair Do Brasil(LP, Comp) Ducretet Thomson 300 V 009 France 1955 Sell This Version
304 Sweet Sue - Just You / Laugh, Clown, Laugh  album cover The Original Havana Band (Late Of The Savoy Hotel)* Sweet Sue - Just You / Laugh, Clown, Laugh(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 304 UK 1928 Sell This Version
337 Sonny Boy / There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder  album cover Ramon Newton Sonny Boy / There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 337 UK 1928 Sell This Version
342 I Don't Mind Leaving The Dear Homeland / Don't Go Down In The Mine, Dad  album cover Stanley Kirkby I Don't Mind Leaving The Dear Homeland / Don't Go Down In The Mine, Dad(Shellac, 10") Zonophone 342 UK Unknown Sell This Version
356 Dada ! Dada ! / It Goes Like This (That Funny Melody)  album cover Jack Morrison With Bidgood's Broadcasters* Jack Morrison With Bidgood's Broadcasters* - Dada ! Dada ! / It Goes Like This (That Funny Melody)(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 356 UK 1929 Sell This Version
394 The Wedding Of The Painted Doll / Broadway Melody  album cover Bidgood's Symphonic Dance Band The Wedding Of The Painted Doll / Broadway Melody(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 394 UK Unknown Sell This Version
395 Weary River / Sleep, Baby, Sleep  album cover Bidgood's Symphonic Dance Band Weary River / Sleep, Baby, Sleep(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 395 UK Unknown Sell This Version
397 I'm Thirsty For Kisses - Hungry For Love / Marie  album cover Bidgood's Broadcasters* I'm Thirsty For Kisses - Hungry For Love / Marie(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 397 UK 1929 Sell This Version
422 Puttin' On The Ritz / Alice In Wonderland  album cover Frank Browne And His Boys Puttin' On The Ritz / Alice In Wonderland(Shellac, 10") Sterno 422 UK Unknown Sell This Version
449 Building A Nest For Mary / When I'm Walking With My Sweetness Down Among The Sugar Canes  album cover The Midnight Merrymakers Building A Nest For Mary / When I'm Walking With My Sweetness Down Among The Sugar Canes(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 449 UK 1929 Sell This Version
460 V 001 Promenade À Paris - Promenade À Rio  album cover Robert Valentino Son Piano Et Ses Rythmes* Promenade À Paris - Promenade À Rio(7", EP) Ducretet Thomson 460 V 001 France 1954 Sell This Version
460 V 118 3 - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans  album cover Maxim Saury And His New Orleans Sound With Peanuts Holland Maxim Saury And His New Orleans Sound With Peanuts Holland - 3 - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans(7", EP) Ducretet Thomson 460 V 118 France 1955 Sell This Version
480 Bidgood's Broadcasters* Orange Blossom Time / Am I Blue(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 480 UK Unknown Sell This Version
610 Let Me Sing—And I'm Happy / If I Had A Girl Like You  album cover Nat Lewis And His Dance Band Let Me Sing—And I'm Happy / If I Had A Girl Like You(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 610 UK 1930 Sell This Version
620 V 001 Super-Party "16 Tours" - Vol. 1  album cover Various Super-Party "16 Tours" - Vol. 1(10", Comp) Ducretet Thomson 620 V 001 France 1957 Sell This Version
653 My Baby Just Cares For Me / Go Home And Tell Your Mother  album cover Hal Swain And His Band My Baby Just Cares For Me / Go Home And Tell Your Mother(Shellac, 8") Broadcast (2) 653 UK 1930 Sell This Version
678 Okay, Baby  album cover Bright And Bruce Okay, Baby(Shellac, 9") Broadcast (2) 678 UK Unknown Sell This Version
752 Songs Made Famous By Gus Elen / Songs Made Famous By  album cover Solos, Chorus And Orchestra Songs Made Famous By Gus Elen / Songs Made Famous By(Shellac, 9") Broadcast (2) 752 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1034 Willow Weep For Me / If She Was Mine  album cover Chad & Jeremy Willow Weep For Me / If She Was Mine(7", Single, Mono) World Artists Records 1034 US 1964 Sell This Version
1046 That Certain Party / Pastoral "William Tell"  album cover Unknown Artist That Certain Party / Pastoral "William Tell"(Shellac, 6", 80 RPM) The Little Marvel 1046 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1077 Hi-Diddle-Diddle / Bandy Joe  album cover Unknown Artist Hi-Diddle-Diddle / Bandy Joe(Shellac, 6", 80 RPM) The Little Marvel 1077 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1078 All I Want To Do / O Sole Mio  album cover Unknown Artist All I Want To Do / O Sole Mio(Shellac, 6", 80 RPM) The Little Marvel 1078 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1117 She's The Lass For Me / A Wee Hoose 'Mang The Heather  album cover Sir Harry Lauder* She's The Lass For Me / A Wee Hoose 'Mang The Heather(Shellac, 10") Zonophone 1117 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1328 Dinna Forget / 'Till The Sands Of The Desert Grow Cold  album cover George Guest (3) Dinna Forget / 'Till The Sands Of The Desert Grow Cold(Shellac, 10") Jumbo-Record 1328 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1349 I'm A Sport / They're All Good Lads  album cover Geo. Formby* I'm A Sport / They're All Good Lads(Shellac, 10") Zonophone Record 1349 UK 1914 Sell This Version
1355 My Baby Just Cares For Me  album cover Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me(7", Single, RE) ZYX Records 1355 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
15-10 In A Dream World  album cover The Robert Farnon Orchestra* In A Dream World(LP, Album) Gold Star, Gold Star 15-10 UK 1974 Sell This Version
1607-1 The Best Of Bing  album cover Bing Crosby The Best Of Bing(LP, Comp) MCA Records 1607-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
2036 My Mammy / Shinaniki Da  album cover Talbot O'Farrell My Mammy / Shinaniki Da(Shellac, 10") Imperial (3) 2036 UK 1929 Sell This Version
02104-VB The Very Best Of Ray Charles  album cover Ray Charles The Very Best Of Ray Charles(LP, Comp, 180) Bellevue Entertainment 02104-VB Europe 2018 Sell This Version
2112 Just A Wee Deoch And Doris / Bonnie Lizzie Lindsay  album cover H. Merrylees / Jock MacCrae H. Merrylees / Jock MacCrae - Just A Wee Deoch And Doris / Bonnie Lizzie Lindsay(Shellac, 10") The Winner 2112 UK 1912 Sell This Version
2252 Golden Dream Boat / Peggy O'Neill  album cover Robert Woodville Golden Dream Boat / Peggy O'Neill(Shellac, 10") Zonophone Record 2252 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2557 Cryin' For The Carolines / Have A Little Faith In Me  album cover The Manhattan Melodymakers Cryin' For The Carolines / Have A Little Faith In Me(Shellac, 10") Broadcast Twelve Super Dance 2557 UK 1930 Sell This Version
2864 Why Do I Always Remember ? / Lay My Head Beneath A Rose  album cover Maurice J. Gunsky* Why Do I Always Remember ? / Lay My Head Beneath A Rose(Shellac, 10") Zonophone 2864 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2900 The Dis-Orderly Room  album cover Tommy Handley & Company The Dis-Orderly Room(Shellac, 10") Zonophone 2900 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4023 There's A Kind Of Hush / Wonderful World  album cover Herman's Hermits There's A Kind Of Hush / Wonderful World(7", Single, Mono) ABKCO 4023 US Unknown Sell This Version
4078 Sy Kost My Twinting Shillings / Blikbout Jan Die Hotnot Man  album cover W. Versfeld* Sy Kost My Twinting Shillings / Blikbout Jan Die Hotnot Man(Shellac, 10") Zonophone 4078 UK 1928 Sell This Version
5140 Girl Of My Dreams / I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In  album cover Maurice J. Gunsky* Girl Of My Dreams / I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In(Shellac, 10") Zonophone 5140 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5158 Little Girl / King Of Kings  album cover Ezz Reco And The Launchers Little Girl / King Of Kings(7") Capitol Records 5158 US 1964 Sell This Version
5312 Port & Lemon Lady  album cover Goliath (8) Port & Lemon Lady(7", Single, Mono, Promo) CBS 5312 UK 1970 Sell This Version
5353 Maurice Elwin You Were Meant For Me / Broadway Melody(Shellac, 10") Zonophone Record 5353 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5442 Pagan Love Song / My Sin  album cover Franklyn Baur Pagan Love Song / My Sin(Shellac, 10") Zonophone 5442 UK 1929 Sell This Version
5465 When It's Springtime In The Rockies / Sleepy Rio Grande  album cover Bud* And Joe Billings Bud* And Joe Billings - When It's Springtime In The Rockies / Sleepy Rio Grande(Shellac, 10") Zonophone 5465 UK 1930 Sell This Version
5467 Marie / I'm Bringing A Red, Red Rose  album cover Franklyn Baur Marie / I'm Bringing A Red, Red Rose(Shellac, 10") Zonophone 5467 UK 1930 Sell This Version
5693 If I Had A Girl Like You / It Happened In Monterey  album cover Maurice Elwin If I Had A Girl Like You / It Happened In Monterey(Shellac, 10") Zonophone 5693 UK 1930 Sell This Version
5768 R My Baby Just Cares For Me (The Ultimate Dance Mix)  album cover Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me (The Ultimate Dance Mix)(12", Maxi) ZYX Records, ZYX Records 5768 R Germany 1987 Sell This Version
5810MC White Christmas - 20 Beautiful Christmas Songs  album cover Various White Christmas - 20 Beautiful Christmas Songs(Cass, Comp) Prime (5) 5810MC Europe 1994 Sell This Version
05921 Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day  album cover Brenda Lee Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day(7", Single) Brunswick 05921 UK 1964 Sell This Version
05927 Thanks A Lot  album cover Brenda Lee Thanks A Lot(7", Single) Brunswick 05927 UK 1965 Sell This Version
6955-2 The Anthology... So Far  album cover Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band* The Anthology... So Far(3xCD, Comp, Sli) Sum Records (2) 6955-2 Spain 2003 Sell This Version
9112 Popular Songs - Vocal Gems  album cover Columbia Vocal Gem Company Popular Songs - Vocal Gems(Shellac, 12", 80 RPM) Columbia 9112 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
9219 Layton & Johnstone  Medley   album cover Layton & Johnstone* Layton & Johnstone Medley (Shellac, 12", 80 RPM) Columbia 9219 Unknown Sell This Version
10006 Reflections  album cover Andy Williams Reflections(LP, Comp) CBS, CBS, CBS 10006 UK 1977 Sell This Version
10170-2 Basin Street Blues  album cover Various Basin Street Blues(CD, Comp) A Play Collection 10170-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
13 360 3 The Masters Of Jazz • Louis Armstrong (1900-1971)  album cover Louis Armstrong The Masters Of Jazz • Louis Armstrong (1900-1971)(3xLP, Comp + Box) SR International, CBS, MCA Records 13 360 3 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
16009CD My Man  album cover Billie Holiday My Man(CD, Album, Comp) Success 16009CD Europe 1993 Sell This Version
16010CD All Of Me  album cover Billie Holiday All Of Me (Comp) 16010CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
16010MC All Of Me  album cover Billie Holiday All Of Me(Cass, Comp) Success 16010MC UK 1993 Sell This Version
16011CD A Fine Romance  album cover Billie Holiday A Fine Romance(CD, Comp, RE) Success 16011CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
16.069 16 Succès Typiques  album cover Various 16 Succès Typiques(LP, Comp) Vega 16.069 France 1971 Sell This Version
16098CD Rosegarden  album cover Lynn Anderson Rosegarden (Comp) 16098CD Europe 1993 Sell This Version
16122CD Walking After Midnight  album cover Patsy Cline Walking After Midnight(CD, Comp) Success, Success 16122CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
16314CD Solid Gold Instrumentals  album cover Apollo* Solid Gold Instrumentals(CD, Comp) Success 16314CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
17.011 Portable People  album cover Ten Years After Portable People(7", Single) Deram 17.011 France 1968 Sell This Version
18228 The Hit Singles Collection  album cover Pat Boone The Hit Singles Collection(LP, Comp) MCA Records 18228 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
20064 20 Golden Greats  album cover Count Basie 20 Golden Greats (Comp) 20064 UK 1984 Sell This Version
20-077 J. Moody's Moods  album cover James Moody & His Band* J. Moody's Moods(10") Esquire 20-077 UK 1957 Sell This Version
21 069 Swings  album cover Sinatra* Swings(CD, Comp) LaserLight Digital, LaserLight Digital 21 069 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
26571 The Best Of Rodgers & Hart  album cover Ella Fitzgerald, Rodgers & Hart Ella Fitzgerald, Rodgers & Hart - The Best Of Rodgers & Hart(CD, Comp) Delta (18), Xtra (2) 26571 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
26706 Silver & Gold  album cover The Springfields Silver & Gold(CD, Comp) Delta (18), Xtra (2) 26706 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
28384-6 Shaky  album cover Shakin' Stevens Shaky(LP, Album, Club) Epic, Epic 28384-6 Germany 1981 Sell This Version