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NEW PET SHOP BOYS ALBUM "ELECTRIC" reached no.3 in UK ALBUMS CHART

10 days ago the legendary electronic pop duo, Pet Shop Boys, released their twelfth studio album "Electric" and it already reached number three in the UK albums chart, which is their highest position in 20 years!  “Electric” was produced by Pet Shop Boys and the legendary Stuart Price, who is best known for his production work with Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Scissor Sisters and the three of them announced a trilogy of club albums to be produced by Stuart Price. This is also the British duo’s first release on their x2 record label, which is distributed by Kobalt Label Services worldwide. 

 

Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City Out Now

Vampire Weekend, one of people's favourite indie rock bands in the past 4 years, released their third studio album called "Modern Vampires of the City". The acclaimed new album, released 2 days ago on XL Recordings contains previously released singles "Diane Young" and "Ya Hey".Recorded in various locations, including New York, Los Angeles, Martha's Vineyard and apartments, "Modern Vampires of the City" is an attempt to distance the band from the sound that they presented in their previous album and to express themselves in more experimental sound.

 

Artaxerxes - the latest Andrej Kljakovic album is out now

We are happy to present you the latest jazz/rock/fusion project of the multitalented musician Andrej Kljakovic, Kljakovic Eklektik Company.
This new group continues the idea of multi-cultural group Voices Of Nature but this time is presented in a new edition that is carving out on new sonic territory.

New album Artaxerxes represents a fresh and dynamic approach with a difference and also draws on the tradition of typical styles from the 60s and 70s.
The music is scorching, alive with feeling and electricity with uncanny knack for making technology sound organic. Fresh feel is brought by mystical melodies and powerful groove with strong electro kick.
The album also blends world music elements with kinetic grooves and melodic abandon concocting synthesizer timbres and textures.
The CD features 10 original compositions by Andrej Kljakovic and two covers, Syborg by Frank Zappa and Mirage by Jean Luc Ponty.
The album is out now on digital stores and you can download it by clicking HERE.
For more info visit http://kljakovic.com/

 

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.

 

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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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