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RIP STEVE JOBS

One of the greatest inventors of our age, Steve Jobs, a man who not only changed our way of thinking and using technology but deeply put his mark on humanity, passed away yesterday.

We have lost much more than the Apple founder, and as Barrack Obama said:
"there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented."
Thank you Steve for your contribution to human kind. RIP

 

EU EXTENDS COPYRIGHT ON SOUND RECORDINGS FROM 50 TO 70 years

This Monday, September 12, the European Union voted to extend the copyright on sound recordings from 50 to 70 years.
Following a prolonged campaign run by a large number of artists and labels, the Directive on Term of Protection of Copyright and Certain Related Rights has been adopted yesterday in the Council of Ministers in Brussels.
The Directive extends the term of protection of the rights of performers and phonogram producers on music recordings within the EU from 50 to 70 years and harmonises the term of protection of co-written works. The term of protection for co-written works will expire 70 years after the death of the last person to survive: the author of the lyrics or the composer of the music.
As a result of the extension, many popular titles released nearly 50 years ago will not fall into the public domain for another 20 years. Chief among the artists to benefit is the Beatles: The band's first single, "Love Me Do," was released in October of 1962.
The new legislation, which has become known as "Cliff's Law" in the U.K. named after Sir Cliff Richard, a long term campaigner for copyright extension, applies to performing artists, producers and sessions musicians featured on recorded works.
EU Member States will have to incorporate the new provisions into their national legislations within two years.

(source: Billboard.biz, ICMP)

 

Mizz Nina unleashes new single "Takeover" and collaborates with Flo Rida and IDM's producer Koolade

Time flies when you're having fun! It's certainly been a whirlwind ride for Malaysian urban pop artist Mizz Nina since she broke new ground in the local music scene with her debut solo album What You Waiting For in July 2010. She topped all of the Malaysian charts with the album's lead single of the same name (with Colby O'Donis) that gained a whopping 600,000 in mobile caller ringtone downloads in a matter of weeks, making it the first local English single to ever make that achievement. Now, a year after, Mizz Nina repeats her success with her new single "Takeover", featuring internationally renowned hip hop artist Flo Rida.

Previously known for her rapping chops as a member of AIM award-nominated group The Tajrk Crew, Mizz Nina returns with a bigger and better sound that is set to slay fans and new listeners alike. On the new single Mizz Nina teams up with one of today's hottest international artists in urban Top 40 music: Flo Rida. A prolific rapper-singer and serial collaborator with hits such as "Low" (with T-Pain), "In The Ayer" (with Will.I.Am.), "Elevator" (with Timbaland) and most recently "Club Can't Handle Me" (with David Guetta), Flo Rida was a natural choice in helping to devise a soaring pop ditty that would win the hearts of listeners everywhere.
The music production of the song has also been once again dedicated to Croatian producer Koolade, who is one of the most popular European hip-hop/pop producers, and is represented by IDM Music.

Click HERE to watch the video of the Mizz Nina's latest single "Takeover" featuring Flo Rida.

 

SAD DAY FOR MUSIC HISTORY

This August 22 will be marked in the history of music as a day when the world lost two great artists: Jerry Leiber and Nickolas Ashford.
Teamed up with his partner, composer Mike Stoller Jerry Leiber wrote the lyrics for hits such as "Hound Dog", "Jailhouse Rock" (with Elvis Presley) and "Stand by Me" (with Ben. E. King).
Their songs have appeared in numerous films such as: American Graffiti, Grease, Forrest Gump, A Few Good Men,Indiana Jones, The Blues Brothers etc.
The pair were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Nickolas Ashford ,of the Motown group and songwriting team Ashford & Simpson passed away on the same day of complications from throat cancer.
Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, his business partner and wife, had successful careers as both songwriters and performers. They wrote some of Motown’s biggest hits, for virtually every major act on the label, including Gladys Knight and the Pips and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. The list of their biggest hits include the songs such as“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“, “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” "You're All I Need To Get By" and "Solid". They recorded 16 albums together between 1973 and 1996, of which two hit number one on the Billboard charts.
The duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

IDM Music regionally controls the works of the duo Ashford & Simpson as well as g songs by Jerry Leiber through BMG RM and we send our sincere condolences to their families, friends and partners.

 

Dus & Kristijan Beluhan top the charts with their new single

We are very happy to inform you that exactly a month after the official release date, the single "Ti, ja i muzika (Menage a trois)" by Dus & Kristijan Beluhan reached the tops of Croatian charts, including no.1 on the "HR Top 20" chart by the Croatian National Radio. In the meantime the boys are preparing the video for the song and the director's chair will be given once again to Dus himself.

Congratulations to Dus & Kiki, and many thanks to all of you who help the song "Ti, ja i muzika" find its place to the hearts of the Croatian radio listeners. :)

 

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