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8/6/2018
The Staircase Available On Netflix

Crime documentary The Staircase, scored by Jocelyn Pook, is now available on Netflix. The series centres around the criminal trial of author Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife after she was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their home. The series originally aired in 2004 – but it has been revamped, repackaged and updated by the streaming service for a new generation of viewers. Listen here

5/6/2018
Melissa Parmenter's Genova Score Released

Melissa Parmenter's score for 2009 feature film Genova has been released as an album via Globe Soundtrack And Score, a division of Universal Music. The music accompanied Michael Winterbottom's intense family drama, which starred Colin Firth as an English ex-patriot living in the United States who decides to relocate his family to Italy following a tragic accident, only to discover that grief has followed them. Listen here

5/6/2018
SWIMM Release Debut Album

On June 5th, American indie band SWIMM released their debut album Sentimental Porno. The main theme of the album is the anxieties associated with love. Their music pulls influences from a range of genres, culminating in a sound tinged with yearning and chaos under a glossy, laid-back exterior. Listen here

29/5/2018
Jack Carty And Gus Gardiner Releasing Hospital Hill

Jack Carty, the award-winningAustralian singer-songwriter who signed with Music Sales last year, is continuing his run of releases with his upcoming fifth album, Hospital Hill, due for release on June 1st. The ten-song LP is co-written with Gus Gardiner and explores ‘the pull of nostalgia, the weight of time and the release of gratitude, delivered with the trademark honesty that has won Carty a dedicated following.’ The album was recorded live, in complete takes, over two days in a Sydney studio and features both songwriters as well as a string quartet drawn from the Australian Chamber Orchestra. In addition to this new album Carty is also touring the UK with fellow singer songwriter Maz O’Connor, through May and early June, and Australia with Gus Gardiner, through late June and July. Listen here

23/5/2018
Waitrose Christmas Ad Wins British Craft Arrows Award

The 2017 Waitrose Christmas Ad, Snowed In, has won a Silver Arrow in the Re-Record category at the 2018 British Craft Arrows. The music for the ad – a reworking of festive favourite ‘Carol Of The Bells’ – was scored by Music Sales composer Guy Farley. The ad was created by Academy Films for adam&eveDDB and was directed by Martin De Thurah. More Info

21/5/2018
Neil Cowley Trio Releases Spacebound Tapes

The Neil Cowley Trio have released new EP, Spacebound Tapes, comprising a selection of remixed works from their 2016 album Spacebound Apes. With re-workings by revered acts such as Rival Consoles, Chris Loeffler, Throwing Snow and Vessels, the short-player is available to stream or purchase on vinyl now. Listen here

18/5/2018
New Album By Nico Muhly And Thomas Bartlett Available Now

Music Sales composer Nico Muhly and his longtime friend and collaborator Thomas Bartlett have come together once again to create a new album, Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Muisc, which is available now. This fresh release is made up of nine new tracks by the duo alongside three gamelan transcriptions by ethnomusicologist Colin McPhee. The pair will also be performing their new music live in New York, Dublin and London over the last week of May and first week of June. See here for more info. Listen here

14/5/2018
Hildur Guðnadóttir Scoring HBO's Chernobyl

Hildur Guðnadóttir will be composing the music for forthcoming TV series Chernobyl, a co-production between HBO and Sky. Written by Craig Mazin, the five-part miniseries dramatizes the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — the April 26, 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in then - Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic — and tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. The project is currently in production, with a cast including Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson and Jared Harris. Hildur has recently composed music for feature film Sicario: Day Of The Soldado, scheduled for release in June 2018, and collaborated with the late Jóhann Jóhannsson on the score for Garth Davis’s Mary Magdalene.

14/5/2018
Mrs Wilson Scored By Anne Nikitin

Anne Nikitin will be creating the original music for Mrs Wilson, a new original drama for BBC. Award-winning actress Ruth Wilson leas the all-British cast in the series, which is based on the life of her own grandmother. Set between 1940s and 1960s London, the story follows Alison Wilson, who thinks she is happily married until her husband dies and a woman turns up on her doorstep claiming that she is the real Mrs. Wilson; Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets. The three-part drama is written by Anna Symon (Indian Summers), directed by Richard Laxton (Mum, Him & Her) and produced by Jackie Larkin (the Strike series, Stella Days).

4/5/2018
Nico Muhly Interviewed By Guild Of Music Supervisors

Music Sales composer Nico Muhly recently sat down with the team at the Guild Of Music Supervisors to chat about his work on the BAFTA TV Craft award-nominated series Howards End. They talked about how he got involved in the show, the compositional process for TV shows more generally, and Nico’s upcoming projects. Follow the link below to check out the interview in full. Read here

1/5/2018
Her Name Is Calla Return With The Dead Rift

Post-rock act Her Name Is Calla have unleashed the video for their new single 'The Dead Rift'. The single precedes the band's forthcoming EP of the same title, released via Function Records on June 15th. They'll be on tour throughout May and June across the UK. Watch here

1/5/2018
Guy Farley Co-Scores The Real Football Fan Show

Guy Farley and Craigie Dodds have co-written the music for new Channel 4 series The Real Football Fan Club. Hosted by Robbie Lyle, the series provides supporters with the chance to air their views on the latest twists and turns in the Premier League. More info

24/4/2018
Jocelyn Pook Wins BAFTA TV Craft Award

Jocelyn Pook's King Charles III score has been awarded the 2018 BAFTA TV Craft Award for Original Music. The Drama Republic production aired on BBC2 in May 2017, an adaptation of Mike Bartlett's earlier play which also featured original music by Jocelyn. Jocelyn was awarded at the BAFTA TV Craft Ceremony on April 22nd; see her acceptance speech below. Watch here

24/4/2018
Kenny Inglis Scores The Cancer Hospital

Kenny Inglis has scored The Cancer Hospital, a new BBC Scotland factual production set in the Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow. This three-part series tells the stories of patients undergoing treatment at the Beatson, showing the work of the medical staff, and revealing how cancer care has improved in leaps and bounds in the past decade. The first episode airs April 25th on BBC One Scotland. More info

24/4/2018
Cannes Film Festival To Present Whitney

Kevin Macdonald’s documentary Whitney, about the life and career of the late Whitney Houston, will premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, with an original score by Music Sales composer, Adam Wiltzie. Macdonald said of the film that ‘I approached Whitney’s life like a mystery story: why did someone with so much raw talent and beauty self-destruct so publicly and painfully? At heart, Whitney is an intimate family story that reveals a new side to a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew.’

6/4/2018
Guy Farley Co-Writes New Tokio Myers Tracks

Guy Farley Co-Writes New Tokio Myers Tracks Guy Farley has continued his long-term collaboration with Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers and fellow co-writer Craigie Dodds on two recent projects. The trio have reworked Hubert Parry’s classic hymn, ‘Jerusalem’, for the Official Anthem of the Commonwealth Games England in partnership with N Power. Their epic interpretation was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with a 54-piece orchestra, 10-person choir and medal-winning athlete Jazmin Sawyers on vocals. Watch the video here. Tokio, Guy and Craigie have also created a new track entitled ‘Animal’, performed by Tokio at London Stadium during the pre-match and half-time entertainment at the match between the Saracens and the Harlequins on 24th March. The track can be heard on the Saracens’ behind-the-scenes video. Listen here

5/4/2018
The City & The City Music Supervised By Lucy Bright

Lucy Bright, Director of Music Sales Creative, has music supervised the new BBC2 series The City & The City. Based on the novel by British author China Miéville, the alternative reality crime-drama begins with a dead body found at Bulkya Docks, on the border between Beszel and Ul Qoma - two cities with a division like no other. The show was produced by Mammoth Screen and directed by Tom Shankland; it airs from April 6th. More info

5/4/2018
2018 TV BAFTA Nominations Announced

Further to the recent 2018 BAFTA Television Craft nominations, including Original Music nominations for Jocelyn Pook's King Charles III score and Nico Muhly's music for Howards End, the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards have revealed their shortlist. Many of the nominated series' feature original music by Music Sales composers or songs from our catalogue: The State - original music by Debbie Wiseman The Crown - features music from Music Sales catalogue King Charles III - original music by Jocelyn Pook Howards End - original music by Nico Muhly One Deadly Weekend In America - original music by Anne Nikitin Broken - features music from Music Sales catalogue Detectorists - original music by Dan Michaelson The End Of The F***ing World - features music from Music Sales catalogue More info

3/4/2018
Luke Elliot Releasing New Single

On April 20th, Luke Elliot releases his new single 'I Love You (All The Way)'. The track precedes Luke's sophomore full-length album, due out later this year. Listen here

3/4/2018
Zeal & Ardor Return With 'Gravedigger's Chant'

Creative firebrand Manuel Gagneux has returned with a brand new Zeal & Ardor single. ‘Gravedigger's Chant’ was released on March 30th and serves as an omen of what's to come from his forthcoming second Zeal & Ardor album, Stranger Fruit, which will be available in June. With its haunting refrain of "bring the dead body down", ‘Gravedigger's Chant’ takes listeners on someone's final journey. Manuel intones, "The gravedigger's chant is the song sung by the people who lay your body to rest. These people don't care where you were, but they know what you did and who loved you. All they know is what lies before them. So they sing this song, since you can no longer breathe a note." Listen here

3/4/2018
C.Diab Releases Exit Rumination

Exit Rumination is the sophomore LP from Vancouver's C. Diab, released on March 30th via Injazero Records. Walking the line between ambient and post-rock, the album is a meditative sound exploration for bowed guitar, trumpet, and subtle tape manipulations. Listen here

22/3/2018
Gabriel Yared Re-Signs To Music Sales

Chester Music has signed a new long-term publishing agreement with Gabriel Yared and has also acquired the back catalogue of scores in his Yad Music and Deva Music companies. Included in this agreement are scores to films such as A Royal Affair, Autumn in New York, Betty Blue, Breaking and Entering, Camille Claudel, Coco Chanel et Igor Stravinsky, Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) and most recently The Happy Prince, directed and starring Rupert Everett. Yared scored four films with the much-missed director Anthony Minghella; he won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy for his score to The English Patient. In addition he has received two ASCAP awards and has twice been awarded the Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music from BAFTA. At the present time he is working with the Canadian director Xavier Dolan (Tom at the Farm, It’s Only the End of the World and the upcoming The Death and Life of John F Donovan). Listen here

22/3/2018
Nico Muhly and Jocelyn Pook nominated for 2018 BAFTA TV Craft Awards

The nominations for the 2018 BAFTA TV Craft Awards have been announced and the shortlist for Original Score features two programmes with original scores by Music Sales composers: Howards End Produced by Playground Entertainment for BBC OneOriginal score by Nico Muhly King Charles III Produced by Drama Republic for BBC TwoOriginal score by Jocelyn Pook The full list of nominations can be found here. In addition to these projects, our music has also been featured in The Crown, Detectorists, Gunpowder, and The State.

15/3/2018
A Winged Victory For The Sullen Return For Erased Tapes Anniversary

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, record label Erased Tapes have released 1+1=X, a set of exclusive music from every artist on the label. The album is unique in that all the tracks were recorded at Vox-Ton – one of the few studios that still allows artists to record fully analogue. A Winged Victory For The Sullen, the collaboration between Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran, have come together to create a new track for the album, ‘Long May It Sustain’, which is available to listen to now. Listen now

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