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MORRICONE AND BJORK SHARE POLAR MUSIC PRIZE
Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have won the 2010 Polar Music Prize - an annual music prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, typically shared between a pop performer and a classical artist.
The pair will be invited to accept the award, worth 1 million kronor ($130,000), in Stockholm Concert Hall in August. The Polar Music Prize was founded by Stig Anderson, manager of Swedish pop group ABBA, in 1989.
The Prize committee said Morricone's congenial compositions and arrangements lift our existence to another plain, as well as influence and inspire a number of musicians in the spheres of pop, rock and classical music, adding that Bjork personifies the border-breaking attributes bravely and without compromises.
Previous winners also include Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones, B. B. King, Peter Gabriel, Dizzy Gillespie, Pierre Boulez and Ravi Shankar.
4 ELEMENTS: RAIN, FIRE, METAL AND MORRICONE
After years and years of waiting impatiently, yesterday at Zagreb Hippodrome, Croatian fans finally got their chance to welcome one of the most popular and most renowned heavy metal bands of all time – Metallica. Rain, wind, mud and cold did not discourage more than 30.000 hyped fans, and their favorite band graced them in gratitude with more than a two hour long intense music set.
However, it is interesting to point out that the Metallica’s Zagreb concert spectacle opened with the song ‘Estasi Dell' Oro’ by a cult film music composer Ennio Morricone. The well-known melody was accompanied by scenes from the spaghetti-western classic 'The Good, The Bad And The Ugly'.
Since 1983, Metallica has been opening their concerts with the mentioned Morricone’s music theme. Their love for the Italian composer was captured on the compilation 'We All Love Ennio Morricone’ as well. Next to many famous and popular artists that vary from Celine Dion to Bruce Springsteen, the members of Metallica paid their respect to the great Morricone by playing their version of 'Estasi Dell' Oro', for which they were nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 2007.
PORIN 2010 – TRIPLE STATUE FOR IDM MUSIC ARTISTS
The most prestigious Croatian music award ceremony - ‘Porin’ was held last Saturday for the 17th time since its creation. The host of the ceremony, for the second consecutive year, was the charming coastal town Biograd.
The main news of this year's ‘Porin’ is the return of the Hit of the Year category, in which the final winner was determined by audience tele votes. The award was presented to ‘Kad žena zavoli’ by IDM’s author Miro Buljan and preformed by Toni Cetinski.
Besides this, one of the most important categories, IDM Music can be proud of winning in two additional categories as well:
- Best Club Music Album: ‘Neću više jazz kantati’ (artist: Tamara Obrovac and Transhistriaelectric, music producers: Tamara Obrovac and Zvonimir Dusper Dus)
- Best Album of Various Artists: Runjić na Peristilu ‘08 (art director/release editor: Ivana Runjić)
Congratulations to the winners!
27th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards:
EMI named Publisher of the Year
ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) hosted its 27th annual Pop Music Awards on April 21st, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The star-studded event, which was attended by over 700 leading songwriters, recording artists and music industry leaders, paid special tribute to Patti Smith and The Killers, and honored the songwriters and publishers behind some of today’s most popular music.
Two of three top awards were presented to:
• Songwriter of the Year: Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (KOBALT)
• Publisher of the Year: EMI Music Publishing,
which gave IDM Music the opportunity to celebrate once again! Woohoo!
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).