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Hi! I have been trying for weeks to get in contact with someone that can help me get rights to Daybreak for a play. Can you help? I've emailed and made calls, trying to reach BMG, who appears to hold publishing rights. I've also tried to reach Gerry Keif through Stiletto Entertainment, and heard back from them saying they don't handle this. I am at a loss!

Hello, Vicki!

Thank you for contacting me through All Experts.  I also apologize for the delay in responding to your question.  As for getting the rights to Daybreak, you are on the right track contacting BMG, who has the publishing rights.  Permission to use the song in a play would have to come from the music publisher.  Hopefully, you will hear something from them (BMG)soon.  You certainly have covered all the bases by contacting Barry's Manager, Garry Kief, at Stiletto Entertainment as well.  I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor to  use Daybreak for a play.

Take care and if I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me again.


Laurie :)  

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Laurie Wheeler


I will do my very best to answer any and all questions about Barry Manilow and his phenomenal career in a timely, informative and professional-like manner.


I have been a Barry Manilow fan ever since "Mandy", and I have an extensive collection of his recordings, videos and DVDs from his first album to the present date. I have also had the pleasure of meeting Barry, and I respect and admire him tremendously.

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