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Kobalt wins Independent Music Publisher of The Year Award
Kobalt Music Group has been awarded Independent Music Publisher of the Year at the 2010 Music Week Awards held in London. The winner of the award is determined by market share of the top selling albums and singles of 2009 in the U.K. The award marks Kobalt’s second consecutive win.
Kobalt additionally ranks as the top independent music publisher in the U.S.A. with 8,3% share of the market measured by ranking radio airplay in the 4th quarter of 2009 (Source: Billboard Magazine). While also recently reached a new milestone as top independent publisher of the prominent German music market with 9,43% market share (Source: Musicwoche).
bug music celebrates its 35th anniversary
And they don't look a day over 34...
This year Bug Music is happily celebrating its 35th Anniversary.
It was 1975 when Dan Bourgoise, the founder of Bug Music decided to start Bug to help manage the music copyrights and career of his friend and rock legend Del Shannon, best known for his 1961 hit song “Runaway”. Since then, the company has grown to be the 5th largest music publisher in the world. With over 250,000 copyrights, 7 offices in 4 countries and a staff of over 85, they continue the legacy they usher in a new era of successes.
IDM Music team congratulates to the entire company, their writers and artists, as well as all their business associates.
travelling the face of the globe - oi va voi
We are proud to present you the latest album from the most excellent Oi Va Voi. ‘Travelling the Face of the Globe’ is the sound of a band absolutely at the top of their game, having returned to their roots, taken control of every aspect of their career and reunited with the Grammy award winning producers of“Laughter Through Tears”, Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby, Embracing the cinematic, Klezmer- influenced strains of the past work and mixing them with classic pop influenced balladry(aided by the inclusion of exciting new vocalist Bridget Amofah) the band have produced an album which is at once catchy and rich in emotional depth as well as steeped in the global influences of a band who know the road only too well. Oi Va Voi have finally distilled the lives and influences of 7 Londoners and melded the music of their heritage with the sounds of contemporary London, creating songs that will touch and inspire the world over.
The album is published by Touch Tones Music and you can purchase it on:
THE WORLD CELEBRATES 'THE BIG O' THIS FRIDAY:
ROY ORBISON'S 74th BIRTHDAY
This April 23, 2010 in celebration of Roy Orbison’s 74th birthday, the Hard Rock Café Nashville will host a benefit bash for the wonderful charity Musicians On Call. Barbara Orbison will be joined by family, friends, fans and many famous musicians. Funds raised through the event will create a dedicated "Roy Orbison" program at the Bordeaux Long Term Care Facility.
Paralelly, the Hard Rock Cafes of Texas will honor their native son with a limited edition giveaway of Roy's trademark dark sunglasses and limited edition sunglass-pins, while the Hard Rock Cafes around the world will be playing Roy's music and videos in all their locations.
April 23 2010 will also see the release of ROY ORBISON: LIVE IN LAS VEGAS ’83 ALBUM RELEASE, comprised of select cuts from live shows performed in the Congo Room at the world-famous Sahara Hotel. Live In Las Vegas is available for digital pre-order in the iTunes Music Store, and the physical CD is available for pre-order at the Official Roy Orbison Store here:
The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has also declared that their April 22 game vs. the Oklahoma RedHawks at historic Greer Stadium in Nashville would be dedicated to Roy Orbison. Fans are encouraged to wear their best Roy memorabilia and the first 1,000 fans will receive a pair of Roy Orbison sunglasses.
Launching the week of April 23, Gibson Epiphone will also initiate a photo campaign of iconic images wearing Roy’s trademark glasses, which will climax on Roy’s birthday with a classic photo of the Big O himself on the Jumbotron in Times Square.
The acclaimed Texan was a pioneer of rock and roll and is one of the very few artists to have been accepted by the world in all forms of popular music. Roy is also one of the exceptional artists to have won Grammys in pop, rock and roll and country categories. His Hits, including Ooby Dooby, Oh Pretty Woman, Only The Lonely, Blue Bayou, Crying, It’s Over, are woven into the fabric of our global psyche, forever living in our hearts and our minds and capturing the imagination of new fans daily.
walking on sunshine - 25th anniversary
When the songwriter Kimberly Rew wrote a song “Walking on Sunshine” for the band Katrina and the Waves more than a quarter of century before, who could have imagined that it would become one of the most popular songs in the world that will keep on being played over and over far into the future.
It’s a song that defines “feel-good” and has featured on the soundtrack to countless films, including Look Who's Talking, High Fidelity, American Psycho and Moon. It's been shimmied to on US show Dancing With The Stars, auditioned with on America's Got Talent and most recently sung on the global phenomenon that is US series Glee, as well as being covered by major artists such as Dolly Parton.
For the 25th anniversary of the release of the worldwide smash- hit a new African-flavoured version of the ‘drive time’ radio favourite has been recorded by the ever-inspiring Soweto Gospel Choir aided by some of the original band mates. Not surprisingly the BBC is set to feature it in its 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage – perfect for that back-of-the-net, dodging team-mates, ridiculous dance celebratory vibe!