Waterson, Berlin & Snyder

Berlin's first hit, pub. Snyder (1911)
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder cover (1915)



The songwriter Ted Snyder (1881-1965) founded a publishing company in 1908 in New York. In 1912 he was joined by the songwriter Irving Berlin (1888-1989) and Henry Waterson (1873-1933), the owner of Crown Music. Waterson, Berlin & Snyder operated until 1929, although Berlin left in 1919 to found his own company, Berlin Music. The catalog was bought by Mills Music in 1931.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

  • Ted Snyder Co., 112 West 38th Street, New York (1908-ca.1912)
  • Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., 47th Street & Broadway, Strand Theatre Building, New York (1912-?)

Plate Numbers

Plate Composer Work Year
Snyder Dreams, Just Dreams 1910
Berlin Alexander's Ragtime Band 1911
Snyder Take a Little Tip from Father 1912
Ager Rockaway Hunt 1915
875 Donaldson How ya gonna keep 'em Down on the Farm? 1919
884 Donaldson Don't Cry Frenchy, Don't Cry 1919
901 Donaldson When the Bees make Honey 1919
1005 Donaldson What's the Use of Kickin' 1919
1050 Donaldson You're a Million Miles from Nowhere 1919
1139 Conrad Margie 1920

Sources Consulted