Music Publishing & New Media Agency
AND THE GRAMMIES GO TO … IDM’S CATALOGUES
We are proud to announce that IDM’s artists were honored in virtually every category of this year’s Grammy awards, including the two of the three most important ones:
Record Of The Year: KINGS OF LEON – Use somebody (Bug)
Song Of The Year: BEYONCE – Single ladies (Put a ring on it) (EMI)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate all the winners and IDM’s original publishers for the outstanding work and achievements:
Best new artist: Zac Brown Band (Chrysalis)
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: BEYONCE – Halo (EMI)
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: JASON MRAZ – Make it mine (Kobalt)
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: THE BLACK EYED PEAS – I gotta feeling (Cherry Lane)
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: JASON MRAZ & COLBIE CAILLAT: Lucky (Fintage)
Best Pop Instrumental Performance: BELA FLECK: Throw down your heart (Bug)
Best Pop Vocal Album: THE BLACK EYED PEAS – The E.N.D. (Cherry Lane)
Best Pop Instrumental Album: BOOKER T. JONES – Potato hole
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: MICHAEL BUBLE Meets Madison Square Garden (EMI)
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: KINGS OF LEON – Use somebody (Bug)
Best Metal Performance: JUDAS PRIEST – Dissident Aggressor (EMI)
Best Rock Song: KINGS OF LEON – Use somebody (Bug)
Best Alternative Music Album: PHOENIX – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Kobalt)
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: BEYONCE – Single ladies (Put a ring on it) (EMI)
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: MAXWELL – Pretty wings (EMI)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: JAMIE FOXX ft. T-PAIN – Blame it (EMI)
Best R&B Song: BEYONCE - Single Ladies (Put a ring on it) (EMI)
Best R&B Album: MAXWELL – Blacksummers’ night (EMI)
Best Contemporary R&B Album: BEYONCE – I am… Sasha Fierce (EMI)
Best Rap Solo Performance: JAY-Z – D.O.A. (EMI)
Best Rap / Sung Collaboration: JAY-Z. RIHANNA & KANYE WEST – Run this town (EMI)
Best Rap Song: JAY-Z. RIHANNA & KANYE WEST – Run this town (EMI)
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: CARRIE UNDERWOOD & RANDY TRAVIS – I told you so (AMV Talpa)
Best Americana Album: LEVON HELM – Electric dirt (Bug)
Best Bluegrass Album: STEVE MARTIN – The crow / New songs for the five-string banjo (Bug)
AND THE NIELSEN GOES TO THE GRAMMY!
The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards that took place on January 31st hit the highest ratings since 2004, having been viewed by around 25.8 million viewers, representing a whopping 35% increase from last year and noticeable increases across key demographics. The results were preliminary brought by Nielsen Media Research, the ultimate authority that measures media audiences.
AND THE OSCARS GO TO…?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominees for the Academy Awards, the crown jewel of the Hollywood awards season. With eight nominations in the most prestigious of categories, “Inglourious Basterds” are front running as the favorites, alongside “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker”. Here is the complete list of the “Basterds’ “ nominations:
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Best Achievement in Directing
Best Achievement in Editing
Best Achievement in Sound
Michael Minkler / Tony Lamberti / Mark Ulano
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
The pompous ceremony will traditionally take place and stream live on Sunday, March 7th, at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and it will be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.
We keep our fingers crossed.
At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Beyonce Knowles took home 6 Grammy golds, breaking the record for a female artist, just weeks after being named Woman of the Year by Billboard. If this decade is anything like its beginning, it is safe to say that we will see total domination from this veritable diva.
Beyonce won in the following categories:
- Six #1 international Hit Singles on multiple charts
- #1 Billboard 200 album, "I am... Sasha Fierce"
- #1 Billboard R&B / Hip Hop album
- Most Hot 100 Singles of the Decade by a Female
- Most Cumulative Weeks at #1 of the Decade, 36 weeks
- Top Grossing Tour of 2009, "I Am..."
- Top Music Award Winning Artist of 2009
- Top Music Video Award Winner of 2009
- #1 Record-Breaking Box Office Film, "Obsessed"
- Top Female Artist of the Decade
- Hot 100 Airplay Artist of the Decade
- Top Overall R&B / Hip Hop Artist
- Top Female R&B / Hip Hop Artist
- Top R&B / Hip Hop Album
- Top R&B / Hip Hop Song Artist
- Top Mainstream R&B Artist
- Top Hot Dance Club Artist
Source: Billboard, December 19, 2009)
The conclusion: our internal office debate player Jay-Z or Beyonce, is being seriously shaken. :)
DOES HER DAY REALLY LAST 24 HOURS?
As a run up to the premiere of the 9th season of “American idol” (which aired on January 12, 2010, on Fox), the music trade newspaper Billboard interviewed Kara Dioguardi, who is in her sophomore year as an “American Idol” judge.
Kara has been putting in long hours lately as, along with her gig at the “Idol,” she is a record producer, A&R Executive at Warner Bros. Records and a songwriter for a vast palette of pop-superstars, which made her one of the most prominent figures in American pop music.
Her songwriting catalogue consists of several hundred songs, of which about 170 have appeared on multi-platinum selling albums and on over 120 album releases.
Kara has worked with over 50 worldwide famous artists, and IDM Music has the distinction of repping many of the top acts in our territories: Kelly Klarkson, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Santana, Enrique Iglesias, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Pink, Cobra Starship and Gwen Stefani are all controlled in the region by IDM Music.
This Latin Grammy Award-nominated songwriter has also had her songs featured in major motion pictures, television shows and radio spots, as well as national and international commercial campaigns.