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In memoriam - Carlo Andrea Bixio (1941-2011)

Next Tuesday, we will commemorate the first anniversary of a sad passing of our dear friend and mentor, Carlo Bixio, one of the biggest personalities in the world of contemporary Italian music and television.
 
Carlo was one of the sons of the famous italian composer Cesare Andrea Bixio, and has been involved in music his entire life. He founded the cult label Cinevox record and publishing company Edizioni Musicali Bixio, received multiple gold and platinum records and worked as a producer of various editions of the San Remo Festival. He also contributed significantly to the world of Italian television by producing some of the hottest series in the history of its existence.
 
Nevertheless, his legacy is still alive in the remembrance and the works of his collaborators and friends. The TV series "Un medico in famiglia" has seen its 7th season in 2011 and "I Cesaroni" got in its 5th year of screening. Also, one of the most popular Italian comedy actresses, Elena Sofia Ricci, has decided to re-join the latter project only because she has promised to Carlo Bixio that she would come back to the show, and, as she said, she wanted to keep her promise after his death.
 
Many of the people he worked with saw him as an exquisite and amusing person, a man of the exceptional sharpness and intelligence. 

Carlo, we thank you one more time for everything you have taught us and for everything you left behind, on a road that is more than desirable to follow.

 

adele and ed sheeran - the biggest winners of the 2012 brit awards

The so long awaited 2012 BRIT Awards were held yesterday, on 21 February, at The O2 Arena in London and this year's ceremony attracted the highest television audience for seven years.

The 32nd edition of the annual British Phonographic Industry's music awards only confirmed that the throne of the recent pop music is firmly held by British singer Adele, who brought home the awards for the best British Female Solo Artist and for the British Album of the Year.
The second biggest winner of the night was the young singer Ed Sheeran who was awarded for the best British Male Solo Artist and for the best British Breakthrough Act.

Here's the list of all the winners:
British Male Solo Artist - Ed Sheeran (Bucks)
British Female Solo Artist - Adele (Xl Recordings/EMI/Chrysalis)
British Breakthrough Act - Ed Sheeran (Bucks)
British Group - Coldplay (EMI)
British Single - One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful (EMI)
British Album of the Year: Adele - 21 (Xl Recordings/EMI/Chrysalis)
International Male Solo Artist - Bruno Mars (Bug)
International Female Solo Artist - Rihanna (EMI)
International Group - Foo Fighters (Bug)
International Breakthrough Act - Lana Del Ray (EMI)
Outstanding Contribution to Music - Blur (EMI)
Critics Choice - Emeli Sandé (EMI)

For licensing or more info on any of these artist/bands, please contact us at clearance@idmmusic.com

 

XL Recordings released Jack White's new solo single "Love Interruption"

Exactly two weeks ago on January 31, Jack White, founder and frontman of the now officially ex-band White Stripes, premiered the song "Love Interruption" as the introductory single to his upcoming album "Blunderbuss". Jack announced the official release of the album for the April 24 through White's own label Third Man Records in association with XL Recordings and Columbia Records, and it will be his first solo artist album since the beginning of his career.
The song "Love Interruption", a true lament over the power and promise of love, has been created in a collab with the Nashville singer Ruby Amanfu and you can check it out HERE.

 

IDM's ARTISTS WON THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS GRAMMY AWARDS

The 54th ceremony of the most important annual music awards, The Grammys, was held 2 days ago at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
This year's Grammys, as well as the entire previous year, was all about ADELE (EMI Music Publishing/BMG Chrysalis/XL Recordings), who won 6 Grammys - for the 3 most important categories:  Album of the year, Record of the year and Song of the year, as well as for the best pop solo performance, best pop vocal album and best short form music video.


Besides Adele, IDM Music is proud to present (and represent :)) other artists and authors who won other most important categories:
Bon Iver - Best New Artist; Best Alternative Music Album (Kobalt)
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse - Body And Soul -  Best pop duo/group performance (BMG Rights)
Skrillex - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites - Best dance recording; Best Dance/Electronica Album (Kobalt)
Foo Fighters - Walk - best rock performance; Best rock song; Wasting Light- Best rock album
(BMG Rights).


Congratulations to all the winners!

 

IDM MUSIC presents: ULIKA revival tour (TAMARA OBROVAC & MATIJA DEDIĆ)

The project "ULIKA" that Tamara Obrovac quartet formed in 1998, for the first time represented a new way of thinking and composing of Croatian ethno/jazz singer Tamara Obrovac: she blended in it a local Istrian music spirit with the universal jazz expression.
After a while the quartet met again last summer in Grožnjan and, inspired by a completely new creative ideas that they found in themselves, they decided to gather again and reedit the previously created compositions from a new, more developed artistic point of view, in a new project "ULIKA revival".
This project also marks a new cooperation between fantastic and multiple music award winners Tamara Obrovac and Matija Dedić, both having their own successful careers that cross their paths every once in a while.
"ULIKA revival" project will start with a series of concerts that will take place in February, after which the quartet is planning to work on their new album.
Check out the dates of the "Ulika revival" mini-tour:

13.02.2012. – Koper, Slovenija Circolo, ciklus Radio live – 20:00h
14.02.2012. – Pula, RH Istarsko Narodno Kazalište (INK) – 20:00h
15.02.2012. – Zagreb, RHKD Vatroslav Lisinski, koncert Jazz ciklus Lisinski – 20:00h

 

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