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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)



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:




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!



One of the finest Croatian bands and the best funk band on the Croatian music scene, The Bastardz, is back with a new release. After taking a breather for few years, this award winning group recorded their 6th album, simply called “The Bastardz 6”, on which, they hosted many of renowned Croatian and international artists and musicians. One of the most interesting collaborations on the album is the song Knock knock (Seems u were sleepin’)”, recorded with a true funk and jazz legend, Joe Bowie, and with one of the best rappers/beatboxers around, MC Stewlocks.
Joe’s musical skills have been known worldwide, giving him a reputation of a notable member of the new jazz community in NY: Joe has worked with some of the biggest names of the jazz and funk musical scene in the world and played for several years in one of the best funk bands of all times, The Defunkt, with whom he recorded 15 albums. Besides playing, he also conducts and coordinates many culture & music workshops in the Netherlands, also teaching his acclaimed “FunkShop” throughout Europe.

The Bastardz new single, published by IDM Music is already in iTunes store and you can find it on:



IDM Music happily announces the signing of a new subpublishing deal with an exciting music production catalogue X-Ray Dog. The company specializes in production of TV & film music, with more than 2500 tracks organized by emotion and style in 50 released CDs, and growing by 6 new discs a year.
X-Ray Dog’s biggest success lies in their creation of the modern gothic hybrid sounds and powerful orchestral recordings used in big Hollywood blockbuster films such as Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Spiderman, Transformers, King Kong, Twilight and many more. Of course, one shouldn’t forget their vaste library of Funky, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin, Quirky, Electronica, and Urban tracks, as well as their cutting edge growing collection of 3D Sound Design Elements and F/X, that give endless possibilities and freedom to create the most intense layered audio imaginable.

Now, let’s just start making blockbusters! :)


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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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