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What does a music publisher actually do?

You hear it from artists, media and even record companies - but now there's no excuse for not understanding the benefits that a music publisher brings to the industry.

Prominent figures in the UK music publishing world including Nigel Elderton (Peer Music), John Truelove (Truelove Music), Becca Gatrell & Caroline Elleray (UMPG), Natasha Baldwin (Imagem), Sarah Osborn (Schott Music) and Jake Gosling (songwriter/producer) have contributed to a new series of tutorial videos on the subject, which you can watch below.

The videos have been created by the MPA (Music Publishers Association) - and the trade body's chief exec Stephen Navin and chairman Chris Butler are both involved.

Whether you work directly in the music business or not, they're worth a watch; covering all aspects of publishing from syncronisation to royalty collection and sheet music.

 Click below to watch the videos:

THE MUSIC PUBLISHING BUSINESS: AN OVERVIEW

SOURCES OF MUSIC PUBLISHING REVENUE

THE SONGWRITER/PUBLISHER RELATIONSHIP

TYPES OF MUSIC PUBLISHER

THE FUTURE OF MUSIC PUBLISHING

 

IDM MUSIC SIGNED AN EXCLUSIVE PUBLISHING DEAL WITH ONE MOF THE BEST CROATIAN ARTISTS - NINA BADRIĆ

As fresh as the latest snow that fell in Zagreb, is the news about latest IDM signing of the great vocal diva Nina Badrić.

Nina Badrić, whose musical career now spans for more than 20 years, is one of the most respectful and most awarded Croatian artists. Moreover, she expanded her music and popularity way further to the entire region and Europe.

With her cover of the song "I am so excited" she reached numerous top 1 charts throughout Europe in 1998 and thus became the first Croatian artist of the younger generation to achieve such success. Since then Nina held several solo concerts in Italy, France, Spain as well as in many other countries of Europe.

So far she has won 8 Porin awards, released 7 studio albums, several live albums and singles with eminent international artists such as Montel Jordan.

Besides her fantastic voice that is often compared to the voices of divas Angie Stone, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blidge, Nina is also gifted with the great personality and charm, which made her the trademark for the worldwide campaign of the Frederique Constant luxury watches. The campaign with her face covers billboards and fashion magazines all around the world, but at the same time, Nina is strongly involved in many humanitarian activities in the region.
Nina is the author and composer on most of her songs and one of them, "Nebo", represented Croatia at the 2012 Eurosong in Baku, Azerbaijan.

 

TONY CETINSKI, PRLJAVO KAZALIŠTE AND HLADNO PIVO - NOMINEES FOR PORIN 2013

At the yesterday's ceremony of the Porin award nominees announcement, the album "Opet si pobijedila" by Tony Cetinski won the most nominations. The album was nominated in the category Best album of the year, while his single of the same title, written by IDM's author Miro Buljan, won a nomination for the Best song of the year.

Tony's album also got nominated in the following categories: Best album of pop music, Best male vocal performance, Best song arrangement (for the song "Opet si pobijedila"), Best production and Best recording.

IDM's author Jasenko Houra and his band "Prljavo Kazalište" also wan 3 nominations with their latest album "Možda dogodine", for the Best album of the year, Best rock album and Best vocal performance by a group (for the song "iza mojih prozora").

Hladno Pivo also won a Porin nomination for the song "Bitange i princeze" in the category Best composition for theatre, film and/or TV.

The main award ceremony will take place in Zamet hall in Rijeka on May 11 and until then we congratulate to Tony, Miro, Jasenko and the botys from Hladno Pivo, hoping they would soon bring home at least one glass statue. :)

(photo by: Dario Njavro - IHG)

 

SHoot me wendy - "SIne waves" & she loves pablo "burn and levitate" new albums out now!

IDM Music and Geenger Records proudly present 2 new albums by the great bands Shoot Me Wendy and She Loves Pablo.

She Loves Pablo is a stoner/groove rock band from Zagreb, Croatia. Started in late 2005. They played their first dozen shows in and around their hometown, sneaking into the Croatian stoner scene which was rapidly growing at the time. Last month they released their second album "Burn and Levitate" that the critics from the music portal Soundguardian pronounced one of the best albums in 2013 so far.

Shoot Me Wendy is a powerpop/post-punk that released their first album "Sine Waves" last week. Their music is characterized by heavy guitar riffs and rhythms, melodic bass and female vocal.

MORE INFO:

SHE LOVES PABLO WEBSITE

SHOOT ME WENDY FACEBOOK

 

new playone single for the us market - "We can take this party" feat. barbara tucker & Qboogie

When the Croatian production team PlayOne announced the opening of a studio in Las Vegas and turning their focus to the US market few months ago, these boys weren't joking. Recently Darko Juranović D'Knock and DJ Fresh Jay finalized the project they have been working on diligently: they have finished the single "We Can Take This Party" with the queen of House Music - Barbara Tucker and Quinta Young - QBoogie, as well as the video for the upcoming hit. Their long-term partner Rei Noel aka Zvonimir Dusper - Dus  also joined them in this project, where he is working on the composition and the production of the songs.
Their promotional target is the USA, or to be more specific, the cities of Las Vegas and New York - hometown of Barbara and Quinta Young. Moreover, besides Zagreb, some of the footage for the video was shot in NYC.

"We Can Take This Party" video hosts the fantastic dance group "Atomic Dance Factory" reviving the indigenous image of the House sound combined with elements of Hip Hop and Funk, thanks to their virtuous choreographies and break battles.

The ultimate goal of the comprehensive project are several releases that PlayOne, Barbara and Quinta are planning to record, along the performance shows featuring Barbara's friends, the world-renowned artists such as Jocelyn Brown, Crystal Waters and the legendary Robin S. ("Show Me Love"). As the icing on the cake PlayOne will be playing at the Miami Winter Conference at Barbara Tucker's special event night, where the biggest Divas of Soul and House Music will perform some of their greatest hits.

 

 

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