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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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’.

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

Music Sales Represents NMC Recordings

Music Sales have signed a deal with award-winning classical label NMC Recordings to represent their master recordings throughout the world. NMC Recordings is a registered charity record label devoted to the promotion of contemporary classical music from the British Isles. The label has a catalogue of over 250 albums, showcasing the highest artistic standards and works of the best of Britain's emerging and established composers, including Michael Nyman, Richard Rodney Bennett, and Benjamin Britten to name just a few. They are unrivalled in their dedication to promoting and preserving new music and buliding a permanent legacy to inspire generations to come. Listen here

Oliver Davis Releases New Album, Liberty

Oliver Davis has released his new album Liberty through Signum Records. This is his fourth release and was recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Paul Bateman. The disc features a variety of works for strings and strings and piano, as well as a work for soprano, string trio and piano with soprano soloist Grace Davidson. Listen here

Towers of London Represented By Music Sales

London-based punk rock band, Towers of London, have signed to Wine and Song Music, the publishing arm of Music Alternatives, who are sub-published by Music Sales. In 2017, the band released the single ‘Shot in the Dark’ – their first new music since 2009, preceding an album due out later this year. The second single from the album, ‘Superbowl’, was released in January 2018, along with a music video. Watch here

Music Sales At The 2018 BAFTAs

The nominations for the 2018 BAFTA Awards have been announced and the shortlist features a number of films including either original music by Music Sales composers or tracks published by Music Sales. Details are as follows: God’s Own Country Nominated for: Outstanding British Film Get Out Features ‘Run Rabbit Run’ by Noel Gay and Ralph Butler Nominated for: Original Screenplay and Leading Actor (Daniel Kaluuya) Call Me By Your Name Features 'China Gates' and 'Phrygian Gates' by John adamsNominated for: Best Film, Best Director, Adapted Screenplay and Leading Actor (Timothée Chalamet) Film Starts Don’t Die In Liverpool Features ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ by Janice Johnson and Parry Kibble Nominated for: Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actress (Annette Bening), and Leading Actor (Jamie Bell) All The Money In The World Features ‘Troviamoci Domani A Portofino’ by Ferdinando Buscaglione and Matteo Chiosso Nominated for: Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer) Jane Features original score by Philip Glass Nominated for: Documentary An Inconvenient Sequel Features original score by Jeff Beal Nominated for: Documentary Full list of nominations can be found here. Get Out and All The Money In The World have also been nominated for the 2018 Oscars in the Best Actor, Directing, Best Picture, and Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor categories, respectively. In addition, Call Me By Your Name has been nominated for Best Actor, Original Song, Bester Picture and Adapted Screenplay. A full list of nominations can be found here.

Andy Price Scores Silent Witness

Andy Price has composed the soundtrack for the latest series of Silent Witness on BBC. Now entering its 21st season, Silent Witness has become the world’s longest-running crime drama and currently stars Emilia Fox, David Caves, Liz Carr and Richard Lintern. The latest series airs on BBC1 from January 8th and will be available to stream on the BBC iPlayer until mid-March.

The End of the F***ing World On C4 And Netflix

Critically acclaimed comedy-drama series The End of the F***ing World is available to watch now on Channel 4 and Netflix, featuring a number of songs from the Music Sales catalogue. Based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman, the eight-part series follows James, a 17-year-old who is believably psychopathic, and Alyssa, a rebellious classmate who sees in James a chance to escape from her tumultuous home life. The soundtrack has drawn interest from audiences and industry commentators alike, featuring songs such as 'Laughing On The Outside' by Bernadette Carroll, 'Have You Ever Loved Someone' by The Vocaleers and 'Never' by Larry Chance & the Earls. Listen here

The Dustbowl Revival Sign With Music Sales

Music Sales is excited to announce a worldwide administration agreement with the Americana soul band The Dustbowl Revival for all existing and future works. Hailing from Venice Beach, The eight-piece group are recognized for effortlessly fusing New Orleans funk, soul, pre-war blues and roots music; they captivate audiences and critics alike with their energetic, uplifting performances, which led them to earn the title of LA Weekly’s ‘Best Live Band.’. Our administrative deal rides the recent success of Dustbowl’s self-titled, fourth studio album that spent three weeks on the Billboard charts, hitting #1 on Amazon Americana-Alt-Country and #2 on Amazon Folk, in addition to spending four months on the Americana radio chart peaking in the Top 20. Listen here

Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable On Netflix

The documentary covering Damien Hirst’s 2017 exhibition, Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable, is available on Netflix now – complete with original score by Anne Nikitin. The film charts the story behind what Hirst describes as his "most ambitious and complex project to date"; the exhibition, which was displayed across 5,000 square metres at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana galleries in Venice, tells the story of the ancient wreck of a vast ship called the ‘Unbelievable’. Watch here

Lucy Bright Supervises McMafia

Music Sales’ Lucy Bright has music supervised the new drama series from Cuba Pictures, McMafia, which made its debut this week on BBC 1. Inspired by Misha Glenny’s 2008 book of the same name, the eight-parter stars James Norton as the British-raised son of a Russian mafia boss trying to escape the ties of organised crime. The first episode, shown on New Year’s Day, drew in over 5.6m viewers. Watch here

Music Sales Enter Into Deal With Povl Kristian

Music Sales have signed a deal to publish a number of existing works by Povl Kristian Mortensen, better known as Povl Kristian, a Danish score composer, producer and musician. He is known for his work in the media world, including Pusher starring Mads Mikkelsen and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (who went on to direct Drive) and the award-winning corporate film We Are Maersk directed by Christoffer Boe. Listen here

League Of Gentlemen Returns

Popular dark comedy series League Of Gentlemen has returned to BBC2 for three anniversary specials, broadcasting on the 18th, 19th and 20th December. The series uses the original titles music by Joby Talbot and features reworkings by composer Jeremy Holland-Smith of many of Joby's themes from the original series. Watch here

Music Sales On Elvis Christmas Album

Music Sales are delighted to have several compositions featured on the new Elvis Presley Christmas album, Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Released by RCA Records, the album features works from his previous releases Elvis’ Christmas Album (1957) and Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas (1971), re-imagined with exquisite new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman and recorded at Abbey Road Studio 2, Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra follows in the phenomenal worldwide success of 2015's If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and last year's The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which have jointly sold in excess of 2 million copies. Listen here

The Crown Season 2 Featuring Music Sales

The second series of critically acclaimed drama The Crown returns to Netlfix on December 8th, featuring a number of Music Sales works across the 10 episodes. Eagerly anticipated following the success of the first series in 2016, the programme covers the period between 1956 and 1964 and promises to be compulsive viewing over the coming weeks.

Dan Michaelson Releasing First Light

Dan Michaelson will release his new solo album First Light through The state51 Conspiracy on 8th December. Michaelson’s first album away from his band The Coastguards since 2011, First Light has been described by Uncut as ‘a fully realized collection of beautiful songs’, drawing comparisons to Bill Callahan, Leonard Cohen and Richard Hawley. Working closely with orchestral arranger Arnulf Lindner, aka Skeleton Key, the new album focuses on the every day first moment of consciousness before past, future, cynicism and memory come into focus. Though considered by Michaelson to be "the most unpleasant moment of any day" the opportunity to write at this time became the working practice for the record and, as the writing progressed, reflection on those moments informed the songs further. As well as soundtracking the third season of the BAFTA-winning BBC series Detectorists, starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones, Michaelson is currently scoring Stephanie Wang-Breal's feature length documentary Blowin' Up, the story of an innovative human trafficking court in Queens, N.Y, the film follows the compassionate judge who runs it and the women who pass through its doors every day. Listen here

Music Sales Spotify Advent Calendar

Join Music Sales over on Spotify as we get into the Christmas spirit with our musical advent calendar. Every day in the run up to December 25th we'll be adding a festive favourite to our playlist. Listen here

Matt Emery's Empire Remixes Out Now

Matt Emery has released a new EP on Injazero Records, featuring 5 remixes of works from his Empire album. Contributors to the release include Robot Koch, Turtle, Ambassadeurs and Ed Carlsen. Listen here

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