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Stage Three joins BMG family

BMG Rights Management announced last week the signing of an agreement to acquire Stage Three Music from its shareholders, Apax Partners, Ingenious Ventures and the Management.

Stage Three is a leading independent, international music publisher founded in 2003 and run by ex-Virgin and Chrysalis CEO, Steve Lewis. The business is headquartered in London, with offices in Los Angeles and Nashville. The company holds the rights to a variety of contemporary compositions performed by Aerosmith, David Essex, Duffy, The Eagles, Eminem, Eric Clapton, Inner City, James Morrison, Johnny Hates Jazz, Mike Oldfield, Rascal Flatts, Take That and ZZ Top. Music rights include the well-known compositions 'Walk This Way’, ‘You Get What You Give’, ‘Gimme’ All Your Lovin’’, ‘La Grange’, ‘Baker Street’, ‘Dream On’, ‘Good Life’, ‘Sing For The Moment’ and 60 country music No. 1 singles.

This is BMG’s third investment of significant size made in 2010 and follows the acquisition of Cherry Lane and the Adage IV catalogue in the US. Stage Three Music is an iconic music publishing business and one we are very pleased to be buying, not only because of its elite roster of writers but also due to its pro-active approach towards licensing, which perfectly supports our thinking and growth strategy, said BMG’s CEO, Hartwig Masuch, upon signing of the transaction.

 

STEADY, READY, HAROLD!

Harold Perrineau's musical career is heating up as the summer moves on. The talented actor, renowned for his roles in ‘Lost’, ‘Oz’, the ‘Matrix’ series and ‘Romeo + Juliet’, will be taking the gorgeous Universal City Walk outdoor stage this Saturday, July 24, at 8.30pm.

Harold will perform a live set - a preview to his upcoming and long expected debut album. ‘Seeker’ is scheduled for winter release and Harold says that it will reflect the level of creativity and versatility he has always pursued in his acting career. The album’s producer, Tomo J. in der Muhlen, describes ‘Seeker’ as organic and emphasizes that every sound on the record is recorded live from live and even vintage instruments, with no artificial and digitally produced sound, which is not as common in today’s music. Jadakiss, Kurtis Blow and Vernon Reid will be guest staring on the upcoming singles, so keep your ears open in the upcoming months.

While waiting you can listen to the remixed and remastered versions of Harold’s 2007 single ‘Stay Strong’, which Harold co wrote as a thank you card to the troops and their service to the country. The song and remix are available on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stay-strong-ep/id380296260).

For booking and licensing please contact harold@idmmusic.com.

 

MUSICAL TREAT: THE BASTARDZ AND JOSEPH JOE BOWIE

Legendary American musician Joe Joseph Bowie, the founder of the cult jazz and funk group Defunkt, considered by many as one of the best trombonist in the world, will play two concerts in Croatia this summer.

For several years now, Bowie is intensively collaborating with Croatian funk force, The Bastardz, who will join him on the stage. The first Joe Bowie and The Bastardz's concert will be held in Mali Lošinj on Thursday, July 22, at the main square. A day later, on Friday July 23, they will perform in Poreč at Trg Slobode. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the energetic funk with hits from these talented performers.

Joe Bowie comes from the famous musical Bowie dynasty (Lester Bowie, one of the best trumpeters, founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago; Byron Bowie, saxophonist and arranger) and is considered by many as one of the best trombonists in the world. In his long career he has collaborated with leading names in the world of jazz, funk and beyond, and his band Defunkt, rocked the dance floors and jazz festivals around the world creating a unique combination of funk and jazz.

Bowie also collaborates with The Bastardz's, triple award winners of Croatian music award - Porin and one of the best Croatian musicians, on their sixth album – ‘The Bastardz 6 ' that will be released this year. We should mention that MC Stewlocks, a virtuous of rap, will join Bowie and Bastardz on their concerts in order to promote The Bastardz/MC Stewlocks single ‘Knock, Knock (Seems Were You sleepin ')' that will be released by IDM Music.

More information on www.thebastardz.com and www.jazzlosinj.com.

 

blackout video showreel

Check out some of the biggest Blackout international hip-hop tracks produced by Croatian producers Baby Dooks, Koolade & Dash:

1. Bow Wow & Omarion - My Baby (Jump Off) (produced by Koolade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALiSJA2juoE&feature=related

2. Miri Ben-Ari - We Gonna Win ft. Styles P (produced by Dash)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM5MmqoUGag

3. Mizz Nina feat.Colby O'Donis - What you waiting for (produced by Koolade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljB0NIFHuUM

4. AKALA "Roll Wid Us" (produced by Dash)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAuMcDDQJAU&feature=related

5. Consequence - "Job Song"(produced by Koolade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=factvnciXTE

6.  Consequence Ft Glc And Really Doe - Disperse (produced by Koolade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS0UVpkijwc&feature=related

7. Samy DeLuxe - Warum (produced By Baby Dooks)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK6IXzNGisY

8. Masta Ace & Edo. G ft. Marsha Ambrosious - A's & E's (produced by Baby Dooks)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVgBjb9V5Ak

9. Masta Ace - Beautiful (produced by Koolade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdHZJIpif6c

 

OFFICE BRAGGERS

Our creative and A&R person, Rea Hadziosmanovic, also known as DJ Rea recently gave an interview for the largest Croatian online magazine for women - “Neon”. Besides being diligent at IDM Music, Rea’s been DJ-ing at the most important clubs, events and festivals in the region and further.
Check out the interview on:
http://neon.com.hr/poznati-i-scena/intervju/dj-rea-cura-koja-obara-s-nogu-muski-svijet-djinga

 

 

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