Music Publishing & New Media Agency
KOOLADE TOPS MALAYSIAN CHARTS
Three weeks ago, as an announcement to the release of the most famous Malaysian hip-hop/r'n'b singer Mizz Nina first solo album "What You Waiting For", the first official single was released. The hit single’s beat was made by Croatian hip-hop producer of world-class - Koolade.
Koolade is a musician that makes us extremely proud at IDM Music, mostly due to his mark on Croatian hip-hop. He produced almost all the most important Croatian hip-hop albums and collaborated on albums by hip hop mega-stars: Ghostface Killah, Masta Ace, Izze Kizze, Bow Wow, Omarion, Das Efx and many other world-respected hip-hop performers.
The single’s infectious melody and energetic rhythm was instantly recognized as a hit and went straight to No. 1. in Malaysia and its video already gathered more than 400.000 views on Youtube.
Big contributor to Mizz Nina’s single popularity is Colby O'Donis, American pop/r'n'b singer and Akon’s protégé, who is also the co-author of some of Akon’s hits as well as Lady Gaga’s "Just Dance".
PERFECT OFFICE FOR A CREATIVE BUSINESS
The Zagreb IDM Music office and the creativity of its interior design got much praise and a tag of “the cool office” in last week’s edition of the first and the most important Croatian business newspaper “Poslovni dnevnik”. In their “In & Out” section, IDM director Tomo In der Muhlen, led the journalists and photographers through the fanciful “open space” office divided between three top-quality creative companies (IDM Music, Tom Tom & Pepermint) that tightly cooperate on a daily basis. This definitely shows that creativity doesn’t necessarily have to be linked to chaos and disorder, and that often the best ideas come in a harmonic and organized working space.
What else is there to say? We’re just too cool for school!
(you can read the entire article in a section “IDM in the media” on our web page)
CELAS Partners With Croatia's IDM Music
CELAS, which represents EMI Music Publishing for online/mobile across Europe, has concluded an administration agreement with music publisher Intelligent Digital Media and Music (IDM Music) in Zagreb.
IDM Music, located in Croatia, will administer the mechanical rights of the Anglo-American repertoire of EMI Music Publishing. The territory of the deal is Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. The agreement is for one year.
Alexander Wolf and Nick Williamson, managing directors of CELAS, commented: "We are happy about this agreement. With IDM Music we have a partner on the spot that knows the regional market, the participants and customs very well. That makes it possible for an efficient and quick licensing to digital and mobile providers."
IDM Music was founded in 1988 in Germany and handled video and audio productions in the former Yugoslavia. In 1990 it opened a branch in Zagreb. The company's main focus is music publishing.
Munich-based CELAS is a jointly owned by the German collection society GEMA and the British PRS for Music. It provides a one-stop-shop for pan-European licensing of the rights from Anglo-American EMI Music Publishing repertoire for online and mobile usage within 41 European territories and it has recently announced Pan-European licensing deals with 7Digital, iTunes, Nokia, Real and Omnifone.
(taken from www.billboard.biz, written by Wolfgang Spahr)
HAROLD PERRINAU IN COOPERATION WITH CROATIAN PRODUCERS!
Actor Harold Perrineau best known for his roles in TV series Lost and Oz, and in the Reloaded and Revolutions Matrix trilogy sequels, has intensively devoted himself to a career in music. The first single from the album entitled 'H', which is largely produced by Croatian producers Koolade, Baby Dooks, and Dash, and led by IDM Music’s Director, Tomo In der Mühlen, should be available in stores in the fall.
The most well know and popular show biz TV magazine in the wider Croatian region, Nova TV’s Red Carpet, aired a feature on his music career last Sunday. The feature brought the news of the album release and its collaborators the first time to the wider Croatian media and public. While waiting for fresh news on Harold’s debut album, you can watch the long version of the feature on:
T-MOBILE INMUSIC FESTIVAL – THE RICHEST MUSIC EVENT IN CROATIA
For the fifth consecutive year, from Monday to Wednesday, Zagreb’s Jarun Lake will host the largest Croatian open-air music festival! Its audience will have the opportunity to hear and see some of the most interesting and most popular international musicians and groups, that will visit Croatia right after releasing their newest albums. A total of 25,000 visitors will enjoy music from six stages, over 20 hours of music program and over 50 performers.
It is interesting how this year's T-Mobile INmusic Festival is marked with dominant performers from IDM's publishing catalog which includes: Massive Attack, Billy Idol, Morcheeba, The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, !!!, Audio Bullys, Pendulum, Flogging Mollly and Caribou. IDM Music is proud to represent the copyright of these performers in Croatia and are extremely happy that the first group that will open the festival on Monday at 6pm is Popeye, Istrian group whose first album was released by TomTom music, IDM’s label.
There are too many reasons to count why you should join the thousands of music lovers. So, start the count down, arm yourself with rain and mud defense equipment and head to Jarun!