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11/11/2016
Sleeping At Last release new EP 'Emotions'

Sleeping At Last has released his new EP as part of the Atlas 2 project. The eagerly awaited new installment includes a song for each of the four basic human emotions: joy, sorrow, anger & fear. 'Emotions' is out now and you can listen to it here.

27/10/2016
Nico Muhly & Teitur Release Confessions

Nico Muhly and the Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur have released collaborative album Confessions. The two musicians began work on the project when Muhly was composer-in-residence at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven in the Netherlands; by 2009, they had a concert-length piece comprising the 14 songs on Confessions. The songs’ lyrics are inspired by or culled from video and commentary the pair found on YouTube. Muhly, Teitur, and Holland Baroque toured the Netherlands, performing the piece with the videos that inspired it projected behind the players; they recorded the songs at the end of the tour. Listen here

27/10/2016
Solomon Grey Feature On New Dusky Single

Dusky, aka UK duo Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, have linked up with Solomon Grey on new single 'Long Wait', taken from Dusky's recent sophomore album Outer. Listen here

26/10/2016
Music Sales pays tribute on the passing of Jimmy Perry

On 23rd October 2016 Jimmy Perry passed away, aged 93. Jimmy was best known for his extremely popular TV shows such as Dad's Army, Are You Being Served and Hi-de-Hi where he also co-wrote the theme tunes, proudly published by Music Sales. Listen to the Dad's Army theme here.

26/10/2016
1960s pop singer Bobby Vee dies aged 73

Pop singer Bobby Vee has died aged 73. Bobby during his career released more than 25 albums and experienced much success with a string of hit singles and a huge body of works including tracks which are proudly published by Music Sales. Listen to Bobby Vee's It's All In The Game here.

24/10/2016
Peter Gregson signs to Music Sales

Peter Gregson signs to Music SalesThe composer Peter Gregson has signed an exclusive contract with Chester Music, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies. Gregson has composed for ballet and film and is currently working on the music for Boundless, an open world game for Playstation. Peter Gregson comments: 'I'm very excited to be signing with Chester Music and the whole Music Sales family - they internationally burst at the seams with brilliant and creative people, and I am excited to to see what the future holds.'James Rushton, Managing Director of Chester Music says: 'Peter Gregson is very much the modern composer and musician, able to apply a diverse set of skills across a wide range of media - and all of this via his own very personal sense of musical style and imagination. We are really excited by this opportunity to explore the future with Peter.'About Peter Gregson...Peter Gregson is a composer and cellist ‘working at the forefront of the new music scene’ (The New Yorker). His debut solo album, Terminal, was commissioned by Bowers & Wilkins and launched in April 2010 and recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios. This led to his first ballet commission, Hubert Essakow's FLOW at The Print Room, W11.Lights in the Sky, his second album, composed for cello, piano, and analogue synthesisers, was released at Imogen Heap's 'Reverb Festival' in August 2014, and his third studio album, TOUCH, was released to critical acclaim on American high fidelity label, Sono Luminus, in August 2015. His string quartet, Chorale (five) was recently remixed by FYFE into his latest single, ‘Better Man’.The soundtrack to his first feature film, A Little Chaos, directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts, was nominated for the Public Choice award at the World Soundtrack Awards and named Vanity Fair critic Richard Lawson's score of the year 2015. He is currently completing the music for Boundless, an open world game for Playstation and PC. In demand as a cellist for his improvisation work in major film and television soundtracks by composers including Lorne Balfe, Alex Heffes, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Michael Price and many others, Spitfire Audio developed a sample library of Peter's extended cello techniques and sounds from his blue, five-string electric cello, all recorded at Pixel, his studio at Tileyard Studios, London. petergregson.co.uk

6/10/2016
Music Sales Creative Nominated For Music Week Sync Awards 2016

The shortlist for the 2016 Music Week Sync Awards has been announced and Music Sales are delighted to have received nominations in a number of categories, including: - TV Show: Drama for 'Fly' by Ludovico Einaudi in Doctor Foster - Trailer: Film for 'Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus' by Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Berkin in Absolutely Fabulous - Online / Viral Advert for 'A You're Adorable' in Pearsons Project Literacy - Online / Viral Advert for 'Elegy For The Arctic' by Ludovico Einaudi in Greenpeace We are additionally nominated for Independent Publisher Of The Year, a title we previously won at the 2014 ceremony. This years' awards take place October 20th.

26/9/2016
New Oliver Davis Album

Oliver Davis’s latest album Dance is available from September 30th on Signum Classics. Dance forms the final part of a trilogy series, the previous albums being the critically acclaimed Flight and Seasons. It started life as a concept album, using the title as inspiration – through the music Davis take us on a journey inspired by various dance forms. The album has been featured as the ‘Drive Discovery’ on Classic FM and Apple Music’s A-list for classical music. Listen here

22/9/2016
Holidays Are Coming

Did you know that it's 3 months and 3 days until Christmas? Not that we're counting... We've put together 4 brilliant playlists full of music to fulfill all your Christmassy needs. From lush, orchestral soundtracks to quirky pop ditties, famous Christmas classics to upcoming pop acts, we've got you covered! Take a look here: Classical Christmas Traditional Christmas Pop Christmas Kooky Christmas

16/9/2016
Harts' New Album Out Today

Harts has already had a huge 2016, releasing two hit radio singles in Australia and touring non-stop, including shows in the UK and Europe earlier in the year. He is now poised to unleash his sophomore album, the follow up to his critically acclaimed debut Daydreamer in 2014, and the follow up EP Breakthrough in 2015 – records that caught the attention of some of the biggest names in music, including the late, great icon Prince, who became a mentor to the young Melbourne phenom. Smoke Fire Hope Desire was remarkably self-recorded in Harts' home studio in Melbourne – its impressive scope the culmination of what the “one-man music-making machine," attributes to spending years developing his sound as a performer and a producer. The album is the sound of an artist who has locked his musical identity and his voice into his sights, and as Harts admits has allowed himself to be influenced by, “a lot of what I was seeing in the world around me - very current day issues, mixed with my own thoughts and challenges in my life.” "Harts has created a piece of work holding a solid promise to be sealed as a masterpiece once translated onto the live circuit." – TheMusic.com.au - 4.5✮ Album Review "SFHD is a diverse, considered accomplishment." - Rolling Stone Australia “A mammoth effort, pulling together a pulsating bass line and glittering top-line guitar riffs underneath Harts’ own powerful vocals.” – Music Feeds ‘Power’ review "There’s every indication that Harts is set to be one of Australia’s next major rock exports." – Tone Deaf

6/9/2016
Ward Thomas New Album Hits No. 1

Country sibling duo Ward Thomas's latest album Cartwheels has debuted at No. 1 in the UK charts, featuring new song 'Boomerang' - a collaboration with Music Sales composers Shridhar Solanki and Helen Boulding. Listen here

6/9/2016
Neil Cowley Trio's Spacebound Apes

The Neil Cowley Trio release their sixth studio album Spacebound Apes on September 16. The concept album focuses on the story of Lincoln (part-man / part-ape) who travels to different planets, with each planet representing a distinct emotional experience reflected in the music. The first single from the album, ‘Grace’, was released in June and has already received over 1.5 million plays on Spotify. The album will be accompanied by the release of a full colour print book, comprising the album’s sheet music alongside specially-commissioned illustrations by DC Comics artist Sergio Sandoval, and supported by a bespoke website which features incredible animations and supporting musical materials. Listen here

6/9/2016
Don Reedman To Receive Gold Badge Award

Eaton writer Don Reedman will receive a BASCA Gold Badge Award in October in recognition of his unique contribution to music. With a music career spanning over 40 years, Don recently experienced great success with the Elvis Presley album If I Can Dream with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which he conceived and subsequently produced with Priscilla Presley and Nick Patrick for Sony Music. The album was released in October 2015 and went straight to No.1; it became the second biggest selling new release of the year and won the Music Week Awards' Catalogue Marketing Campaign 2016. You can read more about the 2016 Gold Badge Awards here.

24/8/2016
Neil Cowley Trio | spaceboundapes.com

Neil Cowley Trio announce the launch of spaceboundapes.com - a beautiful interactive digital experience. The new website, developed by Music Sales, is one of several elements that complement the release of the Neil Cowley Trio's new album ‘Spacebound Apes’, a glorious, hypnotic soundtrack to a bizarre tale of one man – Lincoln - and his out-of-the-ordinary journey. Released on September 16, Spacebound Apes the album is a bold exercise in atmosphere and emotion. The inspiring story is woven together with some of the most breathtaking, impassioned music that Neil has created. Spaceboundapes.com brings Lincoln’s story to life with unique content that combines animated illustrations by DC Comics artist Sergio Sandoval, exclusive access to the album’s first track, ‘Weightless’, text by Neil Cowley (an extract from the upcoming music book), special backing tracks and on-screen notation with an interactive element that allows the visitor to take centre stage – a must for pianists. The website complements a deluxe music anthology complete with full piano transcriptions of all eleven tracks, illustrations by Sergio Sandoval and with Lincoln’s full story as told by Neil Cowley. The first interactive track is available immediately, free of charge. Owners of the music book will gain access to two more tracks and later chapters in the story, available on September 16. Neil tells us about the site in his own words here Watch the video for ‘The City and The Stars’

24/8/2016
The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films

BBC Culture has published a list of the one hundred greatest films of the 21st Century. For the poll BBC Culture received responses from 177 critics – from every continent except Antarctica. Some are newspaper or magazine reviewers, others write primarily for websites; academics and cinema curators are well-represented too. The list includes seventeen films with either original soundtracks by Music Sales composers, licensed music or song placements from our catalogues. They are:2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000)Includes Yumeji’s Theme by Shigeru Umebayashi 5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014) Includes Sunshine Day 7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011) Includes After the Rain by Barry Guy, Lacrimosa by Zbigniew Preisner, Symphony No 3 by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Resurrection in Hades and Funeral Canticle by John Tavener 13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006) Includes Eternity's Sunrise and Fragments of a Prayer by John Tavener and the song It's not for me to say 22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003) Includes La Dolce Vita 25. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000) Score by David Julyan 28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002) Score by Alberto Iglesias 32. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006) Score by Gabriel Yared 35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000) Score by Tan Dun 48. Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015) Includes Garden in the Rain, Zing a Little Zong and Dynaflow 53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001) Score by Craig ArmstrongIncludes Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend 64. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrrentino, 2013) Includes Symphony No 3 by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, I lie and World to Come by David Lang, Dies irae by Zbigniew Preisner and The Lamb by John Tavener 69. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015) Includes No other love, Perdido, A Garden In The Rain and Don't Blame Me 75. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014) Includes Les Fleurs 78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013) Includes There Is No Greater Love and Gloria 81. Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011) Score by Harry Escott 95. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012) Includes Playful Pizzicato by Benjamin Britten For the full list see here

22/8/2016
Philip Glass's Orange Mountain Music launches exclusively on Apple Music

Music Sales composer Philip Glass and Orange Mountain Music have announced today the availability of the Orange Mountain Music catalogue exclusively on Apple Music. To celebrate the launch, Apple Music will also be featuring a number of new playlists curated by Glass including "Glass on Glass" of his favourite own titles and "Glass Influences" including music that has inspired his composing. Speaking of the new relationship with Apple Music, Glass commented: "I couldn't be happier about this new relationship with Apple Music and it's curators. Apple is a forward-looking company, culture, and advocate for creativity, and I'm proud to have Orange Mountain Music start a new collaboration with Apple Music. As a premium music service, Apple Music ushers in a very exciting new way for artists and composers to reach listeners as never before." To subscribe to Apple Music and explore the exciting music of Philip Glass, click here.

22/8/2016
Alberto Igelias scores soundtrack for Almodóvar's 'Julieta'

Alberto Iglesias has scored the soundtrack for the latest film directed by Pedro Almodóvar, Julieta. The film stars Adriana Ugarte, Rossy de Palma and Emma Suárez. After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter...In UK cinemas August 26. Watch the trailer

11/8/2016
Music Sales signs composer Jed Kurzel

Music Sales are proud to announce the signing of award-winning composer and musician Jed Kurzel. Jed started his musical career as frontman to the Australian Duo The Mess Hall who in 2007 were awarded with the prestigious Australian Music Prize for their album Devil's Elbow. From his success in The Mess Hall, Jed went on to show his talents in film composing, scoring for feature films including 'The Babadoor', 'Slow West' where Jed won for the second time the Screen Music Award for Feature Film Score of the Year, and Macbeth which premiered at last year's Cannes Film Festival. Jed is now working on his next project of his first studio film acoring of 'Assassin's Creed: Time Out Of Mind' and we cannot wait to see where he goes next.

15/7/2016
New EP from Polarheart

Australian duo Polarheart release their much anticipated EP on July 15th, following four successful single releases. The success of their previous single, 'Dystopia' launched them into the speakers of a captive international audience, with over 1 million plays on MrSuicideSheep. Their sound has been described by Triple J as 'beautiful, dark pop' and has scored a placement in the upcoming Showtime series Roadies (Cameron Crowe, J. J. Abrams). You can hear the EP by clicking here.

7/7/2016
Martin Creed releases new album 'Thoughts Lined Up'

The hugely talented Turner Prize-Winning artist and musician Martin Creed will release his new album Thoughts Lined Up on July 8 2016. This release comes after the new single 'Understanding' was released last month and new track 'Let's Come To An Arrangement' taken from the forthcoming album was unveiled on Creed's Soundcloud, giving all a buzz of what could be instore. The album will be available on LP, Limited Edition LP, CD and digital download. To celebrate the release of Thoughts Lined Up Creed is set to play The Moth Club on July 13 2016 and tickets for the show can be purchased here.

23/6/2016
Jacob Groth signs to Music Sales

Multiple award-winning Danish composer and musician Jacob Groth signs to Music Sales The Music Sales Group is proud to announce the signing of Jacob Groth. The Danish composer is renowned for his soundtrack to ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and his music for the recent major CBS drama series ‘Unforgettable’. Groth has agreed his publishing deal with Edition Wilhelm Hansen, the Copenhagen-based affiliate of the Music Sales Group of Companies. Jacob Groth comments: ‘I am ambitious. Ambitious for excellence, and I believe my best work is still ahead of me. As an artist, I am constantly looking to link up with people that share my passion for the creation of music that can best serve the project on which I am co-operating. From my first meeting with the dynamic Music Sales team, I became convinced that this is the right partnership to enable me to reach my creative goals. They also represent the qualities and ideals that I most value in our industry.’ Chris Butler, Head of Publishing & Rights at Music Sales, adds: ‘Within the world of film and high-end drama Jacob Groth’s name is a byword for quality. We are very excited that we now have an opportunity to join with this remarkable composer and help him grow what is already a magnificent body of work.’ Edition Wilhelm Hansen (EWH) Chairman of the Board Tine Birger Christensen says: ‘It is indeed an honour to have the opportunity to work together with Jacob, a composer whose work mixes Nordic noir with haunting melodies and a man who is dedicated to the art of creating music that serves the films he is scoring. Music that one feels rather than just hears.’ EWH Managing Director Loui Törnqvist comments: 'It is very exciting to be working with a writer of such a high calibre. I look forward to a very successful partnership.' About Jacob Groth Jacob Groth was born in 1951 in Copenhagen. He still lives there, and shares his time between Denmark and Los Angeles. His early years were spent as a performer in various blues/rock bands. His first major work was on the Søren Kragh-Jacobsen film debut ‘Vil Du Se Min Smukke Navle?’. Jacob's working relationship with Kragh-Jacobsen led to a long period of collaboration. He also built an ongoing working relationship with Director Rumle Hammerich which included the movie ‘Otto Er Et Næsehorn’ in 1983 up to ‘Headhunter’ in 2009. He is perhaps most famous for his score work on the film trilogy based on Swedish crime author Stieg Larssons Millennium series of 3 best-selling novels ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ (nominated for Best Score at the European Film Awards), The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest’ and ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’. In 2012 he teamed up once again with Millennium director Niels Arden Oplev to score the major Hollywood production ‘Dead Man Down’, starring Colin Farrell, and followed this in 2014 with the action thriller ‘Skin Trade’. Jacob has excelled in his more recent TV work, from the late 90s watershed Danish drama series ‘Taxa’ to his Emmy Award-winning work on the early life of Hans Christian Andersen ‘Young Andersen’. In 2012 he was commissioned to work on the pilot of CBS drama series ‘Unforgettable’, a series that, aided by Groth’s atmospheric score, went on to run for 4 seasons and for which Jacob was awarded Best Music Score at the ASCAP Awards. He is currently working on series 2 of the hit Swedish crime series ‘Modus’ and has several exciting European projects in the pipeline. jacobgroth.com Nordic noir live in Los AngelesOn September 25 2016 at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Groth will host a night of Nordic noir in a one-of-a-kind benefit concert. The event will feature a live audiovisual performance from The Danish Film Harmonics encompassing the acclaimed soundtrack for the film 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. All profits will go to the Friends of Griffith Park, an organisation dedicated to the protection of urban wildlife.More info | Book tickets Selected Awards & Nominations Emmy Awards (USA/International) Rejseholdet/Unit One (Winner, Best International Drama Series) (2002) Krøniken (Nominee, Best International Drama Series) (2004) Unge Andersen/Young Andersen (Winner Best International Miniseries) (2004) Ørnen/The Eagle/Der Adler (Winner, Best International Drama Series) (2005) Millennium/The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (TV Miniseries version) (Winner Best TV Movie/TV Series) (2010) Livvagterne/The Protectors (Winner Best International TV Series) (2010) Robert (Denmark) Guldregn (Winner, Best Original Score) (1988) Drømmen/We Shall Overcome (Winner, Best Original Score) (2006) The ugly duckling and me (Winner, Best Original Score) (2007) To Verdner/Worlds Apart (Best Original Score) (2008) ASCAP Awards (USA) Unforgettable (2012, 2014, 2015) Premios Ondas (Spain) Taxa (Denmark) (1997-98) (Winner, Best Foreign TV Series) European Film Awards The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Nominee Best European Film Composer) (2009) Baftas (UK) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Winner Best Film not in the English Language) (2009)

22/6/2016
Nordic noir live in Los Angeles

On September 25 2016 at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Jacob Groth will host a night of Nordic noir in a one-of-a-kind benefit concert. The event will feature a live audiovisual performance from The Danish Film Harmonics encompassing the acclaimed soundtrack for the film 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. All profits will go to the Friends of Griffith Park, an organisation dedicated to the protection of urban wildlife.More info | Book tickets

21/6/2016
Ludovico Einaudi and Greenpeace in campaign to save the Arctic

Ludovico Einaudi has teamed up with Greenpeace in a new campaign to save the Arctic. Through his music, Einaudi has added his voice to those of eight million people from across the world demanding protection for the Arctic. Einaudi performed a new commission, Elegy for the Artic, on a floating platform in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier (in Svalbard, Norway). More info on the campaign can be found here

13/6/2016
Martin Creed releases new single 'Understanding'

Turner prize-winning Martin Creed has released a new single ‘Understanding’ taken from his upcoming album Thoughts Lined Up set for release on July 8 2016. The video which can be viewed here shows Creed multiplied to fill the screen surrounded by bold colours and clapping hands. In true Creed fashion, the new single and video is unique and is not afraid to push boundaries, getting an exciting glimpse into what the album will have in store for us. Creed is set to play The Moth Club on July 13 2016 for his album launch and tickets can be purchased here

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