Music Publishing & New Media Agency
The makk conference
The MAKK conference (International Copyright Creative Conference) will take place this year in Zagreb from the 9th till the 11th of December. It will be organized by the Institute of Croatian Music, Croatian Copyright Society and Adria MC (Adria Music Conference) Along with representatives of Croatian copyright institutions and organizations, prominent public officials from Croatia, the region, and other EU countries will participate in the conference. It will contain numerous lectures and discussions by the General Secretary of the European Federation of Composers, Patrick Ager among many others, and the director of the French agency HADOPI, Marie-Francolse Marais who will be presenting the results of the local internet anti-piracy program. The main goal is to highlight the most critical issues within the scope of the creative industries and copyright and related rights.
M.I.A released a new album matangi
Once again the English-Sri Lankan recording artist M.I.A. gives us a funky fresh music on her latest album Matangi. The album was released on November 4th on her own label N.E.E.T. Recordings. It is her fourth studio album and, as usual, the songwriting and production for the album was primarily handled by M.I.A. herself and her long-time collaborator Switch, with additional contributions from Hit-Boy, Doc McKinney, Danja, Surkin and The Partysquad. We represent the publishing of M.I.A. songs through Imagem music.
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.