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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. :)

 

Dino Merlin’s latest release: Undo

Dino Merlin is wasting no time following his successful performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf with the self-penned entry “Love In Rewind”, which brought him 6th place and wide acclaim all across Europe.


On June 11 Dino held his long-awaited solo concert for the Slovenian audience at the most famous open-air venue for performing arts in Ljubljana – the Križanke Summer This Saturday, on June 18, Dino will perform at another renowned architectural complex in Europe– the Gasometer Venue Hall & Planet Music in Vienna. On this occasion, Dino will premiere his latest release - the music video for the song “Undo”, to be included on his new album announced for 2012.


The music video features two young and talented actors from BiH – Zana Marjanovic and Moamer Kasumic, while the most interesting bit is Dino himself doing a few-seconds-cameo (appearance) – as a garbage man! Mahir BeatHouse, who performed on stage with Dino at the ESC, also appears in the video. The video shows a yuppie woman (young urban professional) –beautiful and successful but lost in the everyday hustle and bustle of the expectations and temptations of contemporary life. She is in search for answers to the meaning of life – to the meaning of it all without realizing that the answer is right in front of her…
The script and directing are the work of two final-year students at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo - Emir Kapetanović and Sabša Peševski.

Click HERE to check the new video "Undo".

 

HEMENDEX - NEW IDM & GEENGER BAND

Good news again, everyone! It’s time for a different kind of refreshment from the fridge of IDM Music and Geenger Records, which comes in the shape of a new band on the label: the promising HEMENDEX! The collective, whose name is derived from the pronunciation of the english „ham and eggs“, draws musical influences from such bands as Chrome and Videosex. They attack in a dynamic and multi- layered mix of synthpop, post-punk and strong visual performance.

They were conceived back in 2008. as a four-piece, and since then they have been crafting the atmosphere of a dark and twisted disco, through creative merging of electronics and instruments. After playing shows with praised bands like Ladytron, The Young Gods and Atlas Sound, their efforts have reflected in their first 7” recording called “Reset1”. They are currently working on a new album (“Reset2”) which is to come out soon.

Soon you will be able to read further news about the band’s progress. Until then, be cool and enjoy some nice synthpop @ Hemendex Bandcamp!

 

IDM's CEO TOMO JOHANNES IN DER MUHLEN AT THE AMC 2011

IDM's CEO Tomo Johannes in der Muhlen participated in another important music event in the region, Adria Music Conference 2011, held last weekend in Umag, Croatia. Tomo was moderating the panel "Copyright In The Region" that discussed many essential questions such as: How to protect intellectual property? How to apply the copyright law on music, image, video and design? Is there a conflict between the copyright/intellectual property and new generations of creatives and media consumers? etc.
Aside from Tomo, the panel included some of the most important people in the region regarding the problematics of intelectual property: Baštjan Menart, Nenad Marčec, Kristina Delfin Kanceljak and prof.dr.sc.Igor Gliha.
AMC was the first conference of this kind that was organized in the region of south-east Europe and it hosted many interesting people from the music business such as Rev Run of Run Dmc, The Shapeshifters, Tiesto and a multiple Grammy award winner, songwriter Jane't Sewel.

 

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Zdenko Runjić (born October 26, 1942 in Slavonski Brod, during the Independent State of Croatia, died October 27, 2004, Split, Croatia) was Croatian songwriter based in Split. In his long career, he established himself as the most prolific and most popular songwriter of the former Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Many of his songs, inspired by the folk traditions of Dalmatia, became classics and Runjić helped the careers of many notable Croatian musicians such as ...More

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