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20/10/2017
Volker Bertelmann Scores Gunpowder

Volker Bertelmann (aka Hauschka) has composed the music for new BBC One series, Gunpowder, which airs from October 21st. The historical drama explores the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and stars Kit Harrington as Robert Catesby, the man who was ultimately responsible for the plot. The series comprises three episodes, with the final episode broadcast on November 5th to coincide with Guy Fawkes night as celebrated in the UK.

13/10/2017
Dog In The Snow Releasing Debut Album

Dog In The Snow, signed via our agreement with Battle Worldwide / Aim Low, release their debut album Consume Me on October 20th. The alias of singer-songwriter Helen Brown, Dog In The Snow will be supporting the release with a string of dates across the UK in October and November. Listen here

10/10/2017
Jack Carty Signs To Music Sales

Jack Carty has signed a global music publishing deal with Embassy Music Publishing. This signing comes hot on the heels of the appointment by Managing Director, Jane English, of Larry Heath as the A&R Manager of the Music Sales Australia companies. Carty’s story stands as testament to the power of great songs, great stories, grassroots determination and a spellbinding live show; cementing his reputation as a writer and performer of incredible depth and imagination. It’s been a big few years for the award winning, critically acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter. Following the release of four full-length albums and two EPs; extensive national and international touring; appearances at SXSW, Primavera and Canadian Music Week; co-writes with the likes of Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift, Semisonic), Josh Pyke & Katie Noonan; a national MusicOz award for Acoustic Singer-Songwriter of the year; and a biannual APRA Professional Development Award in the Popular Contemporary Category; Carty has recently relocated to the UK to write, release and tour from his base in the Cotswolds. In the midst of all this, Carty decided to start his own label and release an album he produced, performed and recorded entirely himself in a tiny apartment in Brisbane’s Red Hill. The result was "Home State", one of Rhythms Magazine's Top 10 albums of 2016. It debuted at #1 on the AIR …Independent album chart and #36 on the ARIA Album Chart. Such was the stir the album caused on home soil that it was picked up for release in the UK by Gilded Lily/Absolute. Listen here

9/10/2017
New Music From Peter Gregson

On October 20, critically-acclaimed composer and cellist Peter Gregson will release Quartets: Two, featuring four previously unreleased tracks performed by Warren Zielinski, Magdalena Filipczak, Laurie Anderson and Richard Harwood. The EP is the follow-up to Peter's Quartets: One, which was released in July; lead single 'The Day Before' was described by iTunes as 'a mesmerising sound picture'. Listen here

2/10/2017
Daniel Bemrose Scores Overshadowed

Composer Daniel Bemrose, from the SW Side Songs roster, has scored new TV series Overshadowed. Written by Kay Mellor's, the drama centres on a young Irish vlogger called Imogene whose life spirals out of control when she meets ‘the monster of anorexia personified’, presented in the drama as her friend Anna. Overshadowed is available in full on BBC3 from 10am on Sunday 1st October.

28/9/2017
BFI London Film Festival 2017

BFI London Film Festival is open now, with a programme packed with films featuring Music Sales composers and catalogue. More details on the specific productions we’re affiliated with below: Ava (pictured) scored by Florencia Di Concilio On Chesil Beach features Edward Elgar’s 'Nimrod' The Killing Of A Sacred Deer features Jani Christou’s 'Enantriodormia' Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool features 'Boogie Oogie Oogie' Lean On Pete features 'Live Fast Love Hard Die Young' Thelma features Philip Glass’ 'Symphony No. 2' More info

20/9/2017
Music Week Sync Awards 2017 Nominations

The Music Week Sync Awards 2017 nominations have now been announced in full, including a number of shortlisted placements for Music Sales: Best Sync – TV Show (Sport) Anderlecht vs. Man Utd VT, BT Sport – ‘By The Sea’ Melissa ParmenterLabel: Melissa Parmenter / Supervisor: Pete Kelly, BT Sport / Publisher: Chester Music (Music Sales) Best TV Show (Trailer) Great British Bake Off - Goodbye, BBC – ‘Memories Are Made Of This’ Dean MartinLabel: Universal Globe / Supervisor: / Publisher: Montclare Music (Music Sales) Best Sync – Online Viral advert Agent Provocateur’s #NaughtyOrNice Christmas campaign - I'm a Little Christmas Cracker - Diana DeckerLabel: Parlophone Records Limited / Supervisor: Dominic Goodman / Publisher: Cinephonic Music (Music Sales) / Agency: CORD Additionally, a number of the projects shortlisted for best overall TV and film soundtrack feature music from the Music Sales catalogue. These include Ethel & Ernest (BBC One, Music Supervisor: Gary Welch), Guerrilla (Sky Atlantic, Music Supervisor: Sarah Bridge), The Halcyon (ITV, Music Supervisor: Iain Cooke) and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (Music Supervisor: Sarah Bridge). A list of nominations is available here.

18/9/2017
The Stone Foxes Release New EP

The Stone Foxes released their EP Visalia on September 15. The long-awaited five tracks stay true to the origins of blues, country and Americana, and also allow the group's trademark live-show energy and contemporary spirit to shine through. The result has been praised by critics, with Live For Live Music describing the EP as “warmly nostalgic on the surface, but sincerely topical at its core." Singer/drummer Shannon Koehler gives insight on the anthemic, stripped-back track and on Visalia as a whole:“It’s really reflective of how important it is to live in the moment. When you’re with your loved ones and friends, and all having the time of your life, if I die, I’d be alright with it. I live with a pacemaker and have undergone 11 heart surgeries. Every moment is precious. Visalia also dives deep into roots blues music. We wanted to pay tribute to some of our blues/rock idols, while putting out a statement of frustration and anger in response to what’s happening in America right now.” Listen here

11/9/2017
Music Sales At Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival is currently in full swing, featuring a number of films scored by Music Sales composers and / or with our catalogue featured as part of the soundtrack. Below is a full list of the various productions we’re delighted to be affiliated with: The Third Murder (pictured) scored by Ludovico Einaudi The Current War scored by Dustin O’Halloran & Volker Bertelmann Woman Walk Ahead scored by George Fenton HOCHELAGA scored by Terry Riley The Wife scored by Jocelyn Pook Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami features 'La Vie En Rose' On Chesil Beach features Edward Elgar’s 'Nimrod' The Killing of a Sacred Deer features Jani Christou’s 'Enantriodormia' Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool features 'Boogie Oogie Oogie' The Children Act features 'Die Seele Ruht in Jesu Handen' Lean on Pete features 'Live Fast Love Hard Die Young' Thelma features Philip Glass’ 'Symphony No. 2' You Disappear features 'Kvinde Min', a cover version by our writer/singer Lars H.U.G. Suburbicon features 'I Ain’t Got Nobody…And There’s Noboby Cares For Me!' Black Cop features various works by Zeal & Ardor More info

8/9/2017
Matt Emery Releasing Empire

Pianist, composer and arranger Matt Emery will release his beautiful debut album Empire on September 15 via Injazero Records. The album showcases Emery’s modern classical and minimalist stylings, with The 405 describing his music as “ebbing from soft whispers to an ocean of sound that would calm even the roughest of seas.” The album has been preceded by two singles, ‘Empire’ and ‘L For Luna’, and has so far received support from Huw Stephens on Radio 1, Clash, XLR8R and New Sounds. Listen here

6/9/2017
Manuel Gagneux Of Zeal & Ardor Signs To Music Sales

Swiss-American musician and songwriter Manuel Gagneux has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Music Sales. Manuel is the mastermind behind Zeal & Ardor, the avant-garde metal, blues and spiritual musical project whose debut album Devil Is Fine was released earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim. ‘Nothing released this year is as strange, inscrutable or wonderful’ extolled US Rolling Stone, hailing the debut album as ‘a dream world of infinite possibilities’. In addition to his work with Zeal & Ardor, Manuel has been releasing chamber pop music under the alias Birdmask since 2013. Listen here

5/9/2017
Doctor Foster 2 Returns

Hit drama Doctor Foster returns to the BBC on September 5th, featuring a titles sequence soundtracked with Ludovico Einaudi's 'Fly'. The long-awaited second series follows a 2015 finale watched by over 10 million viewers.

1/9/2017
New Music From David Julyan & Héloïse Werner

David Julyan has recently been working on new material with musician Héloïse Werner, which was debuted live as part of Daylight Music at Union Chapel in July. A video has since been released online showcasing their collaboration 'CS80 Pulse'. Watch here

22/8/2017
Dustin O’Halloran Nominated At World Soundtrack Awards 2017

Dustin O'Halloran has been nominated for Film Composer Of The Year at the 2017 World Soundtrack Awards. The nomination honours his original music for the Oscar and BAFTA recognised Lion, co-composed with Volker Bertelmann, and the score for French psychological thriller Iris, a collaboration with Adam Witlzie. The Awards will be held in Ghent, Belgium in mid-October.

15/8/2017
Debbie Wiseman Scores The State For Channel Four

Debbie Wiseman has composed the music for forthcoming Channel 4 drama The State. Directed by Golden Globe and Bafta winner Peter Kosminsky (Wolf Hall, The Government Inspector) the series is a compelling, fictional story based on extensive research, which follows the experiences of four British men and women who have left their lives behind to join ISIS in Raqqah, Syria in 2015. The State will be broadcast on Channel 4 over 4 consecutive nights from August 20. Music Sales represents Debbie Wiseman's original score for the world. Watch the trailer here

10/8/2017
Music Sales Creative Interviewed For Synchblog

The UK Music Sales Creative team have been interviewed by Synchblog for the second instalment of their 'Women In Sync' series, which is in association with global Women in Music network shesaid.so. Read here

10/8/2017
Kenny Inglis Signs With Aim Low

Composer and producer Kenny Inglis has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Aim Low, a joint venture with Music Sales, to represent him on a worldwide basis. Based in Glasgow, Kenny is self-taught and has had a 20+ year long career in the industry, creating over 150 compositions for use in film, TV, advertising, games and new media, as well as releasing work commercially. He has composed for documentaries such as Super Hospital, Scotland’s First Oil Rush and BBC’s The Bridge: Fifty Years Across The Forth, the latter resulting a 2015 BAFTA win for his music. Kenny has also created bespoke music for a number of big film trailer campaigns, including The Tourist, Lakeview Terrace and Gangster Squad.Listen here

10/8/2017
Sam Watts Releasing 'The Forest'

Sam Watts will release his debut album, The Forest, on August 18. Sam is known first and foremost for his extensive work as a media composer, having scored programmes such as Sarah Jane Adventures, Planet Earth Diaries and most recently Battling The Bailiffs. However, he decided to dedicate significant time in 2016 to creating original material, which has resulted in three studio albums, The Forest being the first of these scheduled for release. The inspiration behind the album came from a dog-walk where Sam decided to create the soundtrack of a 24 hour period in a forest, encapsulating nature from sunrise to sundown. Combining string quartet with modern electronics and vintage synths, the album comprises 10 post-classical instrumentals building from quiet and mysterious ambience to dark and brooding motifs.Listen here

1/8/2017
Music Sales Representing Jay Livingston’s Catalogue

Music Sales are delighted to announce our representation of the Jay Livingston catalogue in the UK and Ireland. Livingston was an American composer best known for his collaborations with fellow songwriter Ray Evans, which resulted in numerous songs composed specifically for film. Catalogue highlights include ‘Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)’, ‘Tammy’, and ‘Goodbye Now’, as well as the theme music for Mister Ed and Bonanza. Livingston and Evans received three Academy Awards together for Best Song, with a total of seven nominations, and were honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Listen here

21/7/2017
Zbigniew Preisner's 'From The Abyss' Featured In Song To Song

Terrence Malick’s Song To Song, which opened in UK cinemas earlier this month, includes extracts from Zbigniew Preisner’s ‘From the Abyss’, taken from his 2013 album Diaries Of Hope. With an all-star cast, including Ryan Gosling and Natalie Portman, the film is an experimental romantic comedy set against the Austin, Texas music scene, where two entangled couples chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

19/7/2017
Luke Elliot Signs With Music Sales

Singer-songwriter Luke Elliot has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Music Sales to represent him on a worldwide basis. An American artist from New Jersey with a background in rock ‘n’ roll and Americana, Luke believes in breaking the boundaries of genre, producing unique and philosophical music. His debut album, Dressed For The Occasion, received a limited release in 2016, ahead of a full worldwide release in August 2017. In additional to his commercial work, he has composed music for the film Benny The Bum, which won Best Local Film at the 2012 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. Listen here

19/7/2017
Jed Kurzel Scores Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Jed Kurzel has composed music for The Young Vic’s new production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, directed by Benedict Andrews. Starring Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell, the story of a Southern family is set to run from July 13th to October 7th 2017. More info

18/7/2017
Einaudi's 'Elegy For The Arctic': One Year On

To mark the anniversary of Ludovico Einaudi’s ‘Elegy For The Arctic’, Greenpeace have released a Making Of video showing behind the scenes footage from Einaudi’s performance in the Arctic Ocean. Greenpeace have released the following statement in support of the video release: "The silence broken by the noise of the glacier as it fell off. Some notes torn from a grand piano floating in a sea of ice. Thus began the shocking video with which master Ludovico Einaudi put the soundtrack to the campaign to save the Arctic. It was recorded in Svalbard, in the Norwegian Arctic, just a year ago and managed to bring the thawing problem closer to millions of people around the world. It was not easy to do, but the result was worth it. Discover how one of the most magical moments was built in this campaign that seeks to protect one of the most threatened corners of the planet and on which we all depend." A year on, the campaign to the protect the Arctic is still underway. Einaudi states "One year ago I played ‘Elegy for the Arctic’ in support to the campaign for a marine sanctuary in the North Pole’s international waters; one year has passed, “Save the Arctic” is still a global priority. We still need your support." You can sign the petition here - https://www.savethearctic.org/. Watch here

14/7/2017
One Deadly Weekend In America Premieres On BBC

Music Sales’ Anne Nikitin has scored the BBC documentary, One Deadly Weekend In America, alongside fellow composer Rob Manning. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Ursula MacFarlane, the documentary tells the true story of the one weekend in July when the highest number of Americans were shot and killed, focusing on seven shootings across the USA. The documentary has been praised by The Guardian as ‘the best thing you will only ever watch once’ and is available to watch on iPlayer now.

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