Jay Livingston Music

Travilyn Livingston, Jay’s only child, and Randy Talmadge, Travilyn’s husband, own and operate Jay Livingston Music, Inc. Having been there when her father wrote all of his music and collaborated with partner Ray Evans on the words, she is intimately familiar with each and every song.

Having loved music all of his life Randy Talmadge was given his opportunity into the music business by his father-in-law in 1973 when Randy asked “what’s the best job in the music business?” Jay’s reply? “Being a hit songwriter.” Randy’s reply? “I don’t think I have the talent to be a hit songwriter. What’s the next best job in the music business?” Jay’s reply? “Being the publisher for the hit songwriter.” Randy found out what a publisher’s job was and said “I can do that.” Jay and Ray gave Randy a job as a song-plugger at their publishing company Livingston & Evans, Inc. in 1973. Since that time Randy has learned the publishing business from all sides. He also owns KRLT Music and WRLT Music that own and administer various writers and their catalogs.