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Melissa Parmenter To Release New EP

Producer, pianist and composer Melissa Parmenter will be releasing her debut EP, Scandinavia, on the 24thMarch via Decca Records. This original suite of five compositions features works for both solo piano and piano with cello and features the track Platform which was originally written for the feature film A Mighty Heart. Melissa has previously scored several films including Genova and The Killer Inside Me and is currently working on music for the Instagram film SHIELD 5. Listen here

Justine Barker Signs To Music Sales

Music Sales are delighted to announce the signing of Justine Barker to our roster of composers. Justine is best known for her work on critically acclaimed drama series Suspects. A multi-instrumentalist with a diverse yet distinctive style, her music has been broadcast on BBC1, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and she has balanced TV credits with a varied and fruitful film career, scoring over 40 shorts in six years, including work for award-winning directors Rebecca Johnson, Sam Callis and Jake Graf. Other TV projects include writing music for Holby City, Casualty and Sirens, as well as devising musical identities for new productions in development. Justine was the winner of Best Composer at Underwire Film Festival 2016, as selected by the Musicians Union and was chosen for WFTV’s mentoring programme and BAFTA Crew 2016. Justine also writes and produces lyrical songs and instrumental tracks for music production libraries and produced 50 tracks to order for 5 seasons of BBC1's Outnumbered.

Mark Mehigan Joins Aim Low Roster

Aim Low has signed Mark Mehigan to their roster, as administered by Music Sales. Mark is a songwriter, producer and artist who has collaborated with acclaimed music industry producers / writers Bert Elliot, Jakwob, Steve Booker and Jim Elliot. His work with former Westlife singer Markus Feehily resulted in three co-writes on Feehily’s debut solo album, Fire. Mark produces his own disco/house music under the alias FRNKLYN and his song 'I Need A Man' was selected for Jackmaster's highly regarded Mastermix.

Sharon Van Etten Covers End Of The World

The soundtrack of the hit Amazon Series The Man In The High Castle will be released on April 7th, featuring Sharon Van Etten’s cover of Music Sales copyright ‘The End Of The World’. The soundtrack, entitled Resistance Radio, was curated by Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen. Listen Here

Tarik O'Regan Releases New Album

British composer Tarik O’Regan has released his latest album, A Celestial Map of the Sky. The LP features a selection of the composer’s recent work, including a reworking of themes from his popular chamber opera Heart of Darkness, and pieces inspired by North African traditional music. The collection is performed with the Hallé Orchestra and has received a 4 star review from The Guardian. Listen here

Heinali Releases Anthem

Ukranian musician and composer Oleg Shpudeiko, alias Heinali, has released his latest LP Anthem. Published as part of our Aim Low catalogue, the album has received great reviews from Uncut, thump, Aesthetica and DJ. Listen here

Dustin O'Halloran Collaborates With Benoit Pioulard

Dustin O'Halloran has collaborated with Benoit Pioulard as part of the THESIS project, which brings together two musicians who have never worked together before to create a 10” record together. Both jacket and sleeve are designed, laser cut, laser etched, drawn and painted by Gregory Euclide. You can find our more about the project here. Listen here

Philip Glass 80th Birthday Celebrations

This month sees the iconic minimalist composer Philip Glass celebrate his 80th birthday. The landmark is being honoured by a number of concerts and events in London, including the Royal Ballet performing Les Enfant Terribles; a BBC Symphony Total Immersion Day; and a live orchestral screening of Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors. In celebration, we’ve compiled our own top picks from Glass’s immense and incredible catalogue. Listen here

Lion Score Receives Academy Award Nomination

Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann's score for Lion has been nominated for Best Score at the 89th Academy Awards. The soundtrack and film have been receiving critical acclaim since their international release at the end of 2016; this success has been cemented by selections across multiple award categories at both the Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards, ahead of the Oscars' shortlist announcement earlier this week See all the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards here

God's Own Country premieres at Sundance Film Festival 2017

Francis Lee's debut feature film God's Own Country, which features music by musical duo A Winged Victory For The Sullen, has premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The film has received glowing reviews already from The Guardian, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter with many more sure to come.

Assassin's Creed Hits No. 1 Spot

Action-adventure feature Assassin's Creed has debuted at the top of the UK box office. The music for the film was composed by Jed Kurzel, with music supervision provided by Music Sales' Lucy Bright. The video game adaptation has so far generated over £5m since its theatrical release on January 1st.

Music Sales To Administer Big Branch Music

We are delighted to be administering the rights for the Big Branch Music catalogue as part of our on-going partnership with St Rose Management. Big Branch Music represents the likes of songwriter and performer Kat Edmonson and the BAFTA Award-winning media composer Paul Leonard-Morgan, whose recent work includes the original music for current Amazon Prime series The Grand Tour, with Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

Find Us On Spotify

You can now find Music Sales on Spotify as musicsalescreativeuk, where we'll be showcasing the best in our catalogue, including themed playlists, composer compilations and new releases. Follow us

The Halcyon On ITV

New wartime drama The Halcyon debuted this week on ITV, with rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Music Sales' classic 'If I Had You' featured in the opening episode and there will be a few more gems from our catalogue appearing in future episodes.

MusicRadar Crowns Scanner Best Electronic Artist 2016

Scanner has been voted the Best Electronic Music Artist of 2016 by MusicRadar's readers' poll. The website noted Scanner's prolific musical output, spanning studio albums, soundtracks, ballet scores and audio-visual projects from across the year.

The Guardian Top TV Picks For 2016

The Guardian has announced it's Top 50 TV programmes from 2016, including the series Transparent, with original music by Dustin O'Halloran, and Trapped (pictured), the Icelandic drama scored by Hildur Guðnadóttir. Also featured in the list are a number of shows with music from the Music Sales' catalogue - The Night Manager, HyperNormalisation, The Crown and The Young Pope. See the full list here

Alberto Iglesias Nominated For Goya Awards

Film composer Alberto Iglesias has been nominated for a Goya award for his original score of the film Julieta. The motion picture, directed by Pedro Almodóvar, has received nominations in seven categories and has been shortlisted by the Spanish Academy of Cinema to represent Spain in the Academy Awards. Throughout his career, Iglesias has been received 10 Goya awards including music for The Skin I Live In (2011), Volver (2006) or All About My Mother (1999).

Music Sales To Represent Injazero Records

Music Sales will now be representing the publishing rights for independent record label, Injazero Records, as part of it's on-going relationship with Aim Low Music. Injazero Records are based in London & Brighton and specialise in modern classical, interesting electronic music and avant-ambient, with plenty in between. It is currently the home of LTO (of Old Apparatus), Villette and C. Diab. The label was formed by two ex-FatCat staffers (including one member of acclaimed instrumental band yndi halda) in 2015 for the release of LTO's No Pasa Nada EP.

Helen Boulding Single Released For Cancer & Me

Today sees the release of Helen Boulding's single 'It's You' in support of the charity Cancer & Me. The charity provide support for those living with cancer, helping them to live their lives to the full; all proceeds from single sales will go to Cancer & Me. Watch here Buy here

Lion Score Nominated For Golden Globes 2017

Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann's score for the critically-acclaimed film Lion has been nominated for Best Original Score - Motion Picture at the 2017 Golden Globe awards. Winners will be announced at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, 2017. See the full list of nominees here

Blake release 'Back In Your Arms (For Christmas)'

Blake have released 'Back In Your Arms (For Christmas)' as a Christmas single for 2016. Co-written with Helen Boulding, the song is out now on a variety of digital platforms. Listen here

Martin Creed Christmas Video

As a special gift, Martin Creed brings us ‘It’s You’, a Scottish Christmas carol with a difference. With echoes of Val Doonican and Johnny Cash’s Christmas specials, and overtones of ‘Listen With Mother’, ‘It’s You’ is a philosophical nursery rhyme for all the family. The song is accompanied by a festive candle-lit video featuring a Chihuahua-centric nativity scene, an angelic choir, and Martin modelling an avalanche of abominable and gorgeous cosy knitwear. Watch here

2017 Grammy Nominees

The nominations for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced and Music Sales are proud to represent several composers whose work has been recognised by the committee. Nominations include works published by Music Sales on the following projects: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album CINEMA – Andrea Bocelli Best Alternative Music Album THE HOPE SIX DEMOLITION PROJECT – PJ Harvey Best Jazz Vocal Album UPWARD SPIRAL – Branford Marsalis Quartet w/Kurt Elling Best Jazz Instrumental Album NEARNESS – Joshua Redman w/Brad Mehldau Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album PRESENTS MONK’ESTRA, VOL. 1 – John Beasley Best Traditional Blues Album LIVE AT THE GREEK THEATRE – Joe Bonamassa Best World Music Album LAND OF GOLD – Anoushka Shankar Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON – Various Artists Best Opera Recording THE GHOST OF VERSAILLES - Corigliano Full list of nominations can be found here

Iris OST Released

A Winged Victory For The Sullen's original score for Jalil Lespert's French thriller Iris is out now. Currently available as a digital release on Erased Tapes, physical copies are due for release in January 2017. Listen here

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