Fermata do Brasil was founded in 1954 by one of the pioneering music publishers in Latin America, Enrique Lebendiger, who moved to Brazil after successful experiences in Poland, his homeland, and also in Argentina.

The name Fermata derives from the musical notation that gives the performer the freedom to extend a note or a pause.

Right from the beginning, the company established a strong relationship with companies in Europe, United States and South America by promoting its music abroad and representing important international catalogs.

Through the publishing of original copyrights and the acquisition of catalogs from other Brazilian publishers, Fermata assembled a diverse repertoire with songs that are well known all over the world.