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IN MEMORY OF CARLO ANDREA BIXIO, A GREAT MAN AND FRIEND

With great sadness in our hearts we are saying goodbye to our friend and mentor Carlo Andrea Bixio, whose sudden passing away on February 28th, 2011 leaves a big void not only in our hearts but in the International Music Industry and especially the Italian TV & Film scene.  As one of the founders of the cult music company Bixio Music Group / Cinevox Records and a key player in the Italian TV scene, his versatility was immense. The sky was his limit!
Carlo Andrea Bixio was born in an artistic family in Milano on December 18th 1941; his father, Cesare Andrea Bixio was the creator of what we know as todays "canzone italiana", or Italian Evergreen. He was the author of the music for the first Italian movie with sound, "Canzone dell' amore" and a creator of the famous song "Parlami d'amore Mariu" and writer of legendary songs such as MAMMA, Torna piccina Mia, Violino Tzigano and many others.

In 1961 Carlo Andrea Bixio entered the music scene like a whirlwind by creating the cult label & publishing company Edizioni Musicali Bixio with which he was awarded numerous gold and platinum records for Sound Tracks and pop hits such as: Djamballa (il dio serpente), Profondo rosso by Goblin, Gamma by Enrico Simonetti, Metti una sera a cena by Morricone, Kalimba de Luna (Tony Esposito), Mi scappa la pipì papà (Pippo Franco), Gomma Gomma (Luca e Manuela), Giù la testa (Ennio Morricone), Mamma (Pavarotti), La notte vola (Lorella Cuccarini), Bolero (Francis Lai) and a dance record: I can stand it“ .

Carlo Bixio has dedicated his entire life to the entertainment industry, starting off by running the Bixio labels to sweeping exclusive deals with Italian Film distributers in the early 70ies, securing Bixio's position as leader in Original Sound Track production and releases, followed by working as a producer of various editions of the San Remo Festival, of the show Disco per l'estate and many others.
In the early 90ies, With his brother Franco in charge of the publishing companies and labels, Carlo dedicated himself completely to the creation of TV series, which sound tracks would be released on the Bixio / Cinevox labels.
His PUBLISPEI Company is responsible for some of the hottest series in the history of Italian television. He brought to Italian TV screens the cult series "Un medico in famiglia", produced "I Cesaroni" for the Canale 5: another cult title of the Italian commercial television (which 5th season is in the state of its creation) as well as the TV series "Tutti pazzi per amore" and the mini-series "Sissi".
Carlo, here is to you, we thank you for this incredible catalogue you have given us, the joy and honor to work along side you. We will continue your legacy with your amazing smile engraved in our hearts, lightening up our path. Over 25 years ago you took a chance on me, and now it’s my turn to make you proud so you will continue smiling up on us from Heaven.
Thank you Carlo!
Miriam Westercappel

 

Dino Merlin's song "Love In Rewind" one of the most viewed videos on Youtube

Dino Merlin, one of the biggest and most popular artists in the Eastern Europe, will represent his country, Bosnia & Herzegovina, at this year’s Eurosong with the song “Love In Rewind”, that has recently become one of the most viewed videos on the entire YouTube channel.

The song “Love in Rewind” that will represent Bosnia Herzegovina at the Eurosong 2011 contest has been aired for the first time on the TV show program “BH Eurosong” 4 days ago.
On Wednesday, less than 48 hours after the initial airing, the song has become the most popular video in the YouTube Music category, which proved once again that Dino is one of the most popular artists in this part of Europe.
The semi-final contest will take place on 12th of May in Dusseldorf and the finale will follow 4 days afterwards.
Until then check out the Official YouTube Video HERE.

 

IDM Music & Bixio in the Black Swan trailer for the Oscar Awards

IDM Music licensed the song “Suspiria” by the cult Italian progressive rock group Goblin, for “Black Swan” movie trailer created exclusively for this year’s ceremony of the 83rd Academy Awards.

The most prestigious award in the world of cinema will take place next Sunday, February 27th, at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, and Black Swan is one of the favorites.
Directed by the brilliant director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a dream, The Wrestler), the movie has been nominated for the Oscar Award in 5 categories, including the ones for the best director and the best actress.

The short video that promotes the movie's nominations at the ceremony is accompanied by the legendary horror theme “Suspiria” of the Dario Argento’s film of the same title.
To see this fantastic audio-visual cohesion, click HERE.

With already a large list of syncs in the Hollywood Movie world, including usages in Tarantino’s Kill Bill and Inglorious Basterds, Korbin’s The American and Scorsese’s Goodfellas, Bixio Music catalogue has proven again to be one of the most prestigious musical sources for the 7th art.
More on Bixio's extensive master & publishing catalogue available for sync at: http://www.bixio.com/
For info on licensing, contact us at: clearance@idmmusic.com

 

RELAX WITH THE NEW THE BASTARDZ SINGLE

The song “Opusti se” (Relax) is a third official release from the new album of the group The Bastardz, called The Bastardz 6. With the regular members of the band, an amazing Croatian singer Žanamari also collaborated on this song with her sensual soul vocal that perfectly fits the slow funk of the song and guearantees the success to this, third single of the album.
After the big successes of the first two singles “Hajde kaži” and “Ne zaboravi”, already very popular among the fans, The Bastardz (& Žanamari) and IDM Music give you the song “Opusti se” for a free download. To get your free copy click HERE.


For more information about the album and purchasing at the best bargain, visit the official band’s web pages at www.thebastardz.com

 

 

ADELE – A NEW MUSICAL WONDER

It really doesn’t happen so often that you are only 22, you already won 2 Grammys and you are simultaneously praised by both critics and audience.
Well this is what the UK singer-songwriter Adele managed so far.
In her 5-year old career she was the first recipient of the BRIT Awards Critics' Choice, a multi-Grammy Awards nominee and a winner of two Grammys for the Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2009.
Her album 19 debuted at number one, and has been certified 2x platinum in the UK. Adele released her second album 21 a month ago and it instantly got a critical and commercial success. After a spectacular performance at the Brit Awards, the album track 'Someone Like You' went straight to number 1 on the UK singles chart, while the album 21 also remained at number 1.
The Official Charts Company said Adele was the first living artist to achieve the feat of two top five hits in both the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since The Beatles in 1964.
IDM Music represents Adele through Beggars Group (master rights) and EMI Music Publishing / Chrysalis (publishing rights).

 

 

 

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