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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
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
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
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
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

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

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
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
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
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.

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

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

12/3/2018
Joel Cadbury Scores Winged Bull In The Elephant Case

Joel Cadbury has scored the latest Performance Live project for BBC Two, Winged Bull In The Elephant Case, which airs on March 17th. During World War II, the National Gallery's art collection was taken for safekeeping to Snowdonia. Winged Bull In The Elephant Case dramatises the journey of a lost painting that takes human form, as it strives, with help from its friends, to get back to the National Gallery. Combining extraordinary dance forms, filmed underground and in London's National Gallery, this immersive performance for the screen questions how far we should go to preserve our cultural heritage in the face of violence and aggression. Introduced by Clemency Burton-Hill, the projects features choreography by Wayne McGregor, with additional choreography by Charlotte Edmonds, Botis Seva and Bonetics, performed by Company Wayne McGregor, Alessandra Ferri, Bonetics, and Far From The Norm. In addition to Joel’s music, there are performances by pianist Joanna MacGregor and cellist Tunde Jegede, and spoken word performed by Isaiah Hull. More info

8/3/2018
2018 Tribeca Film Festival

The feature film line-up for the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival was announced March 8th and includes films featuring music by a number of Music Sales composers. Blowin’ Up – directed and written by Stephanie Wang-Breal, with original score by Dan Michaelson The Serengeti Rules – directed and written by Nicolas Brown, with original score by Anne Nikitin Woman Walks Ahead – directed by Susanna White, written by Steven Knight, with original score by George Fenton McQueen – directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, written by Peter Ettedgui, with original score by Michael Nyman For more information, please see here

27/2/2018
Hold The Sunset Uses 'Have I The Right' As Titles

New BBC sitcom Hold The Sunset features our composition 'Have I The Right' by The Honeycombs as its opening theme music. Written by Charles McKeown, the series stars as Alison Steadman and John Cleese as a pair of old friends rekindling their romance against a backdrop of family complications.

26/2/2018
yndi halda releases ‘A Sun-Coloured Shaker’

Post-rock band yndi halda have returned with their latest track ‘A Sun-Coloured Shaker’. This follows their 2016 release Under Summer and precedes their North American tour, taking place over the next two months. yndi halda will also be playing Portals Festival in London on 16-17 June 2018. Listen here

26/2/2018
Civilisations Coming To BBC2

On March 1st, the BBC launches its new art history television series Civilisations, with original music from Tandis Jenhudson. A follow-up to the original 1969 landmark series Civilisation by Kenneth Clark, the nine-part show is hosted by Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga, offering a global perspective on the role that art has played in shaping civilisations across the world. Produced by Nutopia and with input from The Open University, the series was filmed across 31 countries and is supported by an AR app, podcast and festival taking place in museums, libraries, archives and galleries. The soundtrack also features numerous commercial works from the Music Sales catalogue. More info

26/2/2018
James Jones’ Principia Available Now

James Jones’ debut album Principia was released on Friday 2nd March. The post-classical collection consists of twelve pieces for orchestra, each inspired by a different creative figure from history, including Sir Isaac Newton, WB Yeats, Dylan Thomas and Archimedes. James is best known as a media and theatre composer, with previous credits including Touching The Wild and Three Day Nanny. Listen here

26/2/2018
Music Sales Partners With Phantom Limb

Music Sales has partnered with new label management company Phantom Limb in a deal which sees us represent their publishing rights on a worldwide basis. The company, founded by James Vella, offers a range of services across label management, live music, and publishing across the UK and Europe for independent records companies who release ‘exciting, affecting and innovative music’. Vella said in a recent interview ‘I know how expensive, energy-draining and time-consuming it is to set up a foreign territory office as an independent label. Phantom Limb offers labels the solution to that.’ Phantom Limb currently includes Hirola, Andy Nice and Richard Skelton within its roster. Listen here

16/2/2018
Critically-Acclaimed Call Me By Your Name Features John Adams’ Works

Two Music Sales’ works have been included in the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated coming of age romance Call Me By Your Name. The film, based on a novel by André Aciman and directed by Luca Guadagnino, tells the story of seventeen-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) who begins a relationship with his father’s visiting research assistant, Oliver (Armie Hammer). The film features two Music Sales-controlled works by John Adams - ‘China Gates’ and ‘Phrygian Gates’.

8/2/2018
Sam Watts Releases Cypher

On February 23rd, Sam Watts will release his sophomore solo album Cypher. The 8-track release was never intended to be an album - it started out as a trial of a new virtual instrument - Keyscape by Spectrasonics. Sam was so impressed by the impressive library of keyboard instruments that he was inspired to create an entire album in a new, more minimalist and contemporary style. As the title suggests, the album explores the idea of numbers and codes. Sam noted that 'each track is composed of blocks of musical ideas that are repeated, moved around and manipulated, or of a single idea or repeating chord pattern that I explore through texture and rhythm. Tetralogy I and II also explore how multiple instruments can combine to create patterns – many of the “heard” melodies and bass lines are actually a combination of several instruments. Using more than one at a time gave me almost infinite sound options to explore and this kind of versatility is what drew me to Keyscape in the first place, and what turned Cypher from a test track into a complete album.' Listen here

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