Former music publisher Stanley Mills, who served on the boards of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and the Harry Fox Agency, has died at the age of 91.
Mills, the son of Mills Music Publishing Company founder Jack Mills, died Thursday (December 29) at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. His cause of death has not been disclosed.
Mills was born on February 18, 1931. His career began with Mills working for his father in his music. He remained with the company after he was sold to EMI Music Publishing in 1964. Two years later he joined his EB Marks (now Carlin America). In 1968, at the recommendation of a songwriter friend, Mills founded September Music and Galahad Music, producing some of the most influential songs of the time, including “Cara Mia,” “Hands Up,” “My Melody of Love,” and “Chicken Dance.” It represented many songs. ”
Mills sold both September Music and Galahad Music to Memory Lane Music in 2015.
He is survived by his sons Kenneth Mills and Mitchell Mills. He has nephews Joshua Mills and Peter Alpert. and five grandchildren. Your service will be private.