On May 14th, 2013, David released two new CD's of him singing his own songs. They are entitled A DIFFERENT LIGHT - David Friedman Sings His Own Songs and LET ME FLY - David Friedman Sings MORE of His Own Songs. TO ORDER THEM, scroll down this page and click on Recordings.

Nancy LaMott
The music of Nancy LaMott
David produced all of famed cabaret singer Nancy LaMott's CD's and wrote many of her most beloved songs.
Sheet Music
David's Songbook
David's songbook contains 63 of his best known songs with piano arrangements exactly as David plays them.
Songs In Your Key
David's Songs In Your Key
Need one of David's songs transposed to a different key? Find out how to order it here.
Licensing the music of David Friedman
David's songs are available for use on recordings, in films and on television. Find out how to license them here.
Recordings featuring the music of David Friedman
With 3 CD's of his own, numerous Nancy LaMott CD's and DVD's, and hundreds of others from Disney to Diana Ross to Barry Manilow, David's music is everywhere. Find out where you can hear it.
TV, Film, and Recording Commissions
In addition to being available to write music for film, television and theater, David has been commissioned to write songs for charities, special occasions, gifts and industrials. What kind of song do you need?
"Today Show"
Today Show feature Everyone Has A Story
On the first Thursday of every month, David appears on the fourth hour of the Today Show, performing a new song written by him and Kathie Lee.
David's concerts and appearances
Click here to see where David will be performing, teaching and speaking.
Nancy LaMott
Music of Nancy LaMott
Cabaret Legend Nancy LaMott

David produced all of Nancy LaMott’s CDs and wrote many of his most cherished songs for her. He has made it his mission to keep the Nancy LaMott legacy alive by keeping her catalogue in print and producing CDs and DVDs of her unreleased material on his record label, Midder Music Records.

Read Nancy's Story

Order Nancy LaMott CDs and DVDs

Nancy LaMott recordings

Sheet Music
David's Songbook
About David Friedman's Songbook

After years of dreaming about putting out a songbook, David finally took the time to write out 63 of his most requested songs. The result is 526 pages containing complete piano/vocal scores to all of his best known songs and some you may not have heard yet.

  • Contents
  • A Different Light
  • A Miracle For Christmas
  • As Long As I Can Sing
  • Catch Me
  • Choices
  • Coming Home
  • Destiny
  • He Comes Home Tired
  • Help Is On The Way
  • I Can Hold You
  • I Finally Let Go
  • If
  • If I Were Pretty
  • If It's Love
  • If You Love Me Please Don't Feed Me
  • I'll Be Here With You
  • I'm Not My Mother
  • In Your Eyes
  • Just In Time For Christmas
  • Just The Way I Saw You In My Dream
  • Let Me Be The Music
  • Listen To My Heart
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay - 8 Art Songs:
  • Sorrow
  • Mariposa
  • Travel
  • I Being Born A Woman
  • Time Does Not Bring Relief
  • Lament
  • On Hearing A Symphony
  • Of Beethoven
  • I Know I Am But Summer To Your Heart
  • My Simple Christmas Wish
  • My White Knight
  • Nothing In Common
  • Now That I'm Near You
  • One Day At A Time
  • Only My Pillow Knows
  • Stranger
  • Sara Teasdale - 7 Art Songs:
  • Barter
  • The Look
  • The Kiss
  • I Shall Not Care
  • Wisdom
  • Faults
  • Child, Child
  • Testing The Waters Of Love
  • The Gift Of Trouble
  • The Truth About Christmas
  • They
  • Together
  • Trick Of Fate
  • Trust The Wind
  • Two Different Worlds
  • We Can Be Kind
  • We Live On Borrowed Time
  • We've Got To Get Back To The Dream
  • What I'd Had In Mind
  • What I Was Dreamin' Of
  • What Manner Of Persons Ought Ye To Be/Upon This Rock I Built My Church
  • You Know Who You Are
  • You'll Always Be My Baby
  • You're Already There
  • You're There
  • Your Love
  • You've Got To Learn To Make Your Own Music

To order, email now (midder2000@aol.com) and give us:

  • The name of the song
  • The key you want it in
  • Your credit card information, including expiration date
  • If you're ordering the songbook, please also give us a shipping address.

  • SONGBOOK: All 63 songs - $29.95 plus $7 shipping and handling (it weighs 4 pounds)
  • INDIVIDUAL SHEETS IN ORIGINAL KEYS: $5 - sent by PDF, no shipping charges
  • INDIVIDUAL SHEETS TRANSPOSED INTO YOUR KEY: $25 - sent by PDF, no shipping charges

Most orders can be turned around in 1 day. Feel free to write if you have any questions about keys, payment or songs not on the list.

Songs In Your Key
David's Songs In Your Key
Music Transposition Service

Because David's songbook was created on computer, we can custom-transpose the piano/vocal music for any of his songs to any key you wish. Ordinarily, this service would cost at least $15 a page, if you could even find someone with the skill and time to do it. We offer the entire song for $25 plus $2 shipping and handling (international orders may be additional).

To order a song in your key, please email us (by clicking here). (email us at MIDDER2000@aol.com.) Let us know which song(s) you would like, and be sure to specify the key(s). Enclose your name, address, phone number, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex) and expiration date and we'll send it right out to you. It can also be sent as a PDF to save the shipping cost.

You can also call us at (203) 899-0473. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy singing David's songs in the perfect key for YOU.

David's music available for transposition into your key.

Licensing David's music for film, tv, and recordings
Licensing David's Music

David's music is available for licensing for CDs, DVDs, Film, Television, Live Performances, and Church and Corporate functions.

To do a new recording of David's songs on a CD, you must obtain a mechanical license. This is a simple process.

Simply email (by clicking here) the title of the song you wish to use, the name of your record company (if there is one), a contact person, address, phone number and email, and the date of the release of the CD.

Please also include a credit card number and expiration date which we can charge for the cost of the license.

If you do not wish to send your credit card through email, you may call (203) 899-0473, which is a private, secure phone line, and leave your credit card information on the machine, which will answer “You have reached David Friedman and MIDDER Music Publishing.”

If you do not wish to pay by credit card, you may send a check made out to MIDDER Music Publishing, Inc. to:

David Friedman
MIDDER Music Publishing, Inc.
1 Meeting Grove Lane
Norwalk, CT 06850

The cost of a mechanical license is 9.1 cents per song per CD sold, with payment in advance for the first 1000 CD's sold. For one song on a CD, that would be $91, for two songs $182 and so forth. Upon processing of your credit card payment or clearing of your check, you will receive two copies of a mechanical license signed by David. Please sign and return one and keep it for your records.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us or call us at (203) 899-0473.

For these types of uses, you need to have a Synchronization license. Each license is negotiated separately. Generally, if you have a project that has many songs on it, we will negotiate a Most Favored Nations deal. This means that we will take whatever amount you're offering as long as no other song on the project is receiving more.

You can either make an offer or contact us for a quote. Either way, we will work with you and do our best , within reason, to make it happen within the budget of your project.

Generally cabaret and concert performances are covered under the venue's ASCAP contracts and do not require licensing. David is a member of ASCAP, as is his publisher, MIDDER Music Records, Inc., so all cue sheets should be sent to ASCAP.

David is often interested in having his work used for charitable purposes, so do not hesitate to contact us if you're doing a charitable project and want use a David Friedman song. Generally David will donate the song as long as no other songs are receiving compensation and the project is not being sold for commercial profit. Otherwise, David usually will license the song on a Most Favored Nations basis with all the other songs on the project.

David is generally happy to have his music performed in church and spiritual services free of charge, as long as it is not being sold for profit. (Selling of a tape of the service with the songs on it is usually fine.)

Recordings of David's Music
David Friedman Discography

David's music has been recorded by too many artists to mention, so here is a very partial list. The best way to find recordings of David's music is to look up David, the singer or the song at your favorite online music store.

  • Cast CDs and Compilations
  • A Different Light - David Sings His Own Songs, Coming Soon, MIDDER Records
  • A Different Light recording
    Music & Lyrics by David Friedman
    $15 if bought separately, or $25 total if bought as a 2-CD set with Let Me Fly - David Sings More of His Own Songs
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  • Let Me Fly - David Sings MORE Of His Own Songs, Coming Soon, MIDDER Records
  • Let Me Fly recording
    Music & Lyrics by David Friedman
    $15 if bought separately, or $25 if bought as a 2-CD set with A Diffent Light - David Sings His Own Songs
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  • Listen To My Heart, Original Cast Recording, MIDDER Records
  • Listen To My Heart recording
    Music & Lyrics by David Friedman
    2-CD set
    Buy Now
  • I'll Be Here With You, Compilation by various artists, MIDDER Records
  • I'll Be Here With You recording
    Executive Producers: David Friedman and David Zippel
    Producer: David Friedman
    A portion of the sales of this CD is donated directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
    Buy Now
  • King Island Christmas, A Musical Celebration Based on a True Story
  • King Island Christmas recording
    Music by David Friedman
    Lyrics by Deborah Brevoort
    Cast Recording
    Buy Now
  • Singers
  • Laurie Beechman
  • Listen To My Heart, Listen To My Heart
  • What I Was Dreamin' Of, Listen To My Heart
  • I'll Be Here With You, Listen To My Heart
  • Laura Branigan
  • Your Love, Salsa Sound Track, Atlantic Records
  • Disney
  • Out of Thin Air, Aladdin & The King of Thieves DVD, Liz Callaway/Brad Kane (this can also be found on Disney's Princesses CD)
  • There's a Party Here in Agrabah, Aladdin & The King of Thieves DVD, Robin Williams & Co.
  • Open Your Eyes to Love, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, LMNT
  • There Is Life, Bambi II DVD & CD, Allison Krauss
  • Linda Eder
  • Two Different Worlds, Duet with, Private Label
  • Kathie Lee Gifford
  • I'll Be Here With You, Dreamship
  • Help Is On The Way, Born For You, Lambchop Records
  • Goodnight Angel, 10 Lullabys, Lambchop Records
  • Party Animals, 10 Kids Songs, Lambchop Records
  • My Way Home, Songs about Relationship, Lambchop Records
  • Everyone Has a Story, Songs from the Today Show, Lambchop Records
  • Sam Harris
  • I'll Be Here With You
  • Allison Jiear
  • Trust The Wind
  • You're Already There
  • In Your Eyes
  • Alix Korey
  • I'm Not My Mother, Songs You Might Have Missed, Audible Difference
  • If I Were Pretty, Songs You Might Have Missed, Audible Difference
  • My Simple Christmas Wish, Songs You Might Have Missed, Audible Difference
  • Nancy LaMott
  • Help Is On The Way, Beautiful Baby, MIDDER Records
  • Just In Time For Christmas, Just In Time For Christmas, MIDDER Records
  • Listen To My Heart, Listen To My Heart, MIDDER Records
  • We Can Be Kind, Listen To My Heart, MIDDER Records
  • I'll Be Here With You, Listen To My Heart, MIDDER Records
  • We Live on Borrowed Time, What's Good About Goodbye?, MIDDER Records
  • These songs can also be found on Nancy LaMott's DVD “I'll Be Here With You.”
  • Barry Manilow
  • We Live on Borrowed Time
  • You're There
  • These songs can also be found on Barry's DVD
  • Maureen McGovern
  • Help Is On The Way, single benefiting "Works of Heart" Foundation for Music and Healing
  • Diana Ross
  • Your Love, Forever Diana, MCI Records

Please check iTunes or your favorite online music store for other recordings of David's songs, or to see if your favorite artist has recorded them.

Commissioning David
Commissioning a Song From David

There are many ways in which you can commission David to write music for Theater, Movies and Television as well as Special Material for corporations, cabaret acts, special occasions and charitable events.

David is always looking for ideas for new musicals, so if you have one you'd like him to write music for, please contact him by email here.

For songs for movies and television, please contact David by email here. Due to the work he's done with Disney and on television, David also has extensive experience in scoring for animation.

David writes special material both for cabaret performers and star entertainers. If you have a special need in this area, please contact David by email here and he'll be happy to discuss it with you and tailor it to your needs.

David is often commissioned to write special material for charities. For 15 years he annually wrote a new song for the Duke Children's Hospital Classic Charitable Show, choosing the song's subject based on what the hospital was trying to accomplish in that year. Let David write you a song that will move people to tears (and to pull out their checkbooks.) Contact David by email here to discuss a charitable commission.

For charities close to David's heart, David will also allow himself to be auctioned off to write a custom song especially for the highest bidder. Since these items, unlike theater tickets or ski trips, cannot have a price put on them, they often go for the highest price of the evening. A commissioned song by David has brought in as much as $18,000. All revenue is kept by the charity. David writes the song, to the winner's specifications, free of charge.

David has written special material for numerous corporate events throughout the years and he enjoys doing it. Contact David by email here with your corporate music needs.

"Today Show"
Today Show: Everyone Has A Story
Everyone Has A Story

Singers who have sung David & Kathie Lee's songs, with David at the piano on the Today Show, include:

  • Performers
  • Christine Andreas
  • Kate Baldwin
  • Sierra Bogges
  • Liz Callaway
  • Carolee Carmello
  • Chuck Cooper
  • Aisha Dehaas
  • Christine Ebersole
  • Montego Glover
  • Dee Hoty
  • Cheyenne Jackson
  • Capathia Jenkins
  • Florence Lacey
  • Aaron Lazar
  • Norm Lewis
  • Rebecca Luker
  • Erin Mackey
  • Constantine Maroulis
  • Howard McGillin
  • Anne Marie Milazzo
  • Julia Murney
  • Hugh Panaro
  • Sandy Patti
  • Paolo Szot
  • Max Von Essen

To hear the songs and find out how you can submit your story, go to Facebook.com/KathieLeeAndHoda.com or Today.com

David Friedman
David Friedman concerts and appearances
Concerts and Appearances

YOUR INNER VOICE CLASS - classes meet every Tuesday evening from 7:30 - 9:30 at 124 W. 60th Street Apt. 41L. Cost, $20. For more info, write to David at dfried6367@aol.com

THE THOUGHT EXCHANGE - classes meet every Wednesday evening from 7:30 - 9:30 at 124 W. 60th Street Apt. 41L. Cost, $20. For more info, write to David at dfried6367@aol.com

Sunday, April 14th, 2013 from 1-3 P.M. David will be giving a THOUGHT EXCHANGE WORKSHOP at Unity of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Rd, Clearwater Florida. A $20 Love Offering is suggested but nobody will be turned away.

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 from 11:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. David will be doing a THOUGHT EXCHANGE TEACHER-TRAINING WORKSHOP at Wheelock College in Boston.

Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 2PM, David will be giving a MASTER CLASS to the Boston Cabaret Community. The class will be held at Club Cafe 209 Columbus Avenue. Cost is $25.

Wednesdsay evening, May 15th and Thursday morning, May 16th, 2013, David and the Tampa cast will be performing LISTEN TO MY HEART at the Wheelock Family Theater in Boston. For tickets, go to wheelockfamilytheatre.org and click on special events.

June 8-15 David and the Tampa cast of Listen To My Heart will be performing LISTEN TO MY HEART on the Unity Cruise on the Oasis of the Seas. David will also be presenting a Thought Exchange Workshop.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 David will be teaching a day of workshops at THE BROADWAY THEATER PROJECT at University of South Florida in Tampa.