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DAMIR IMAMOVIĆ SIGNED A PUBLISHING DEAL WITH IDM MUSIC

IDM Music is very happy to bring you a completely different musical experience in our publishing roster.
This week we present you our latest signing - the best contemporary singer of the traditional Bosnian "sevdalinka", Damir Imamović.

It has been a mystery for years how to properly translate the word "sevdah", which represents a specific genre of folk music from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the closest parallel the people came up with was "bosnian soul music" or "bosnian fado". The music that is characterized by a slow or moderate tempo and intense, emotional meodies and passionate singing, has been a part of the musical tradition of Bosnia Herzegovina since the Middle age and it still lives with new interpretations and new contemporary approaches. The best new interpreter of "sevdalinka" so far is young and talented Damir Imamović, the grandson of the legendary sevdalinka singer Zaim Imamović.

Damir started exploring sevdah since 2006, when he formed the band Damir Imamović Trio. He has published 6 albums so far and held concerts throughout Europe. He also participates in project "SevdahLab" that explores the origins and esthetics of this traditional art with numerous lectures and scientific researches.

 

PAUL MCCARTNEY RELEASED A NEW ALBUM

Paul McCartney has released his sixteenth studio album 'New' this week. The album is his first collection of original songs in six years and features his latest single 'New'.

McCartney said about the album: "It's funny, when I play people the album they're surprised it's me. A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you'd recognise as mine. I didn't want it to all sound the same. I really enjoyed making this album. It's always great to get a chance to get into the studio with a bunch of new songs and I was lucky to work with some very cool producers. We had a lot of fun."

Paul worked on the album with producers Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Giles Martin (son of Beatles producer George Martin).

The album is available for licensing opportunities. Enjoy!

 

New BMG signing - placebo

With the acquisition of the Virgin/Famous catalogues, BMG Rights Management acquired the rights for one of the most popular alternative rock bands in the UK, Placebo. Placebo has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, headlined festivals all over the world and are about to undertake an 18 month worldwide touring campaign with their brand new album "Loud Like Love" . You might know them best by their hits The Bitter End, Meds, Too Many Friends, Loud like Love and Every You Every Me. The Bitter End even has the most youtube views of all their songs. The English alternative rock band was formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal. Later they were joined by drummer Robert Schultzberg who was later on replaced by Steve Hewitt, and in 2007 Steve Forrest was their newest addition as the drummer. Placebo’s self-titled debut album, released in 1996, which was a surprise hit in the UK, the singles ‘Nancy Boy’ and ‘Teenage Angst’ charted in the UK Top 40. MTV embraced the album’s leadoff single, ‘Pure Morning’, which led to the group’s breakthrough in the U.S. In 1998 Placebo’s second album Without You I’m Nothing was another large seller in England.

 

Central and European Music Publishers Congress (CEEMPC)

IDM Music will be once again participating in the annual music publishers conference of the Central and Eastern European countries (CEEMPC), starting today, September 19th in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, where the specific regional issues concerning music publishing and music industry in general, will be discussed by various publishing companies and people involved in music publishing.
Since its foundation in 1999 the CEEMPC has greatly contributed towards transforming Central and Eastern Europe into a dynamic and striving music business environment, public awareness of copyright has been vastly improved, and new streams of revenue have been created.

 

MANU CHAO SEPTEMBER BALKAN TOUR 2013

In exactly 3 days Manu Chao will be performing once again in Zagreb, Croatia, on his 2013 tour “ La Ventura” . Each of the last 3 times he visited Croatia he has given us pumped up energy and prodigious performances, which lead to his fan pit tickets being already sold out forthe upcoming concert. The tickets are still available in Tisak media centers in Croatia, as well as in Dirty Old Shop in Zagreb. IDM Music controls the Manu Chao publishing rights for the region, we we have one more reason to celebrate: IDM's talented band Spremište are being honored by being the opening act for Manu Chao this year. Spremište is lately one of Croatia's favourite young rock bands
We are excited and happy to see two amazing talents come together and leave behind a delighted crowd once again. So get your tickets as soon as possible and join us at this great musical event!

 

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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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