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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).

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

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.

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

Lion Premieres With Score By Dustin O'Halloran & Volker Bertelmann

Following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Garth Davis's new film Lion garnered strong praise from critics as well as being first runners up for the People's Choice Award. The film, featuring Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Dev Patel, was released in U.S. cinemas on November 25 2016, with international releases planned from the following months. The original score for the film by Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann has been nominated for best original score at the both the Golden Globes and BAFTA. The soundtrack is available digitally now.

Broadcast Awards 2017

The nominations for 2017's Broadcast Awards have been revealed, including a number of programmes that Music Sales have been involved with across the past 12 months. Hetty Feather (pictured), with original music by Andy Price, has been shortlisted for Best Children's Programme whilst This Is England '90, music supervised by the Music Sales team, is up for Best Drama Series. The Durrells and Cold Feet also received nominations, with both series' featuring songs from the Music Sales catalogue. See the full shortlist here

Mike Gale & Ilona V Release Dream Pool

Described by Louder Than War as 'a gentle sound that takes you away to a better place', Dream Pool is the result of an email collaboration between Ilona V and Mike Gale. Having previously worked together on Co-Pilgrim material, Dream Pool is a highlight for fans of ethereal bright sadness. The album is out now on Battle Worldwide Recordings. Listen here

New Tiger & Woods Album

On November 4 Tiger & Woods released their second full-length album via their own T&W Records. Entitled On The Green Again, the album embodies the duo’s unique take on disco-oriented beats with an array of synth melodies that further explores influences of electronica and up-tempo house. The album comes more than 5 years after their first LP, Through The Green, with the duo releasing a handful of 12-inches and one 15-track collection of free edits in the meantime. Listen here

Salero OST Available Now

Adam Wiltzie's beautiful score for Salero is out now on Erased Tapes, ahead of the film's general release in December. Listen here

Leon Russell dies aged 74

The amazingly talented, member of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and hit music maker Leon Russell has died aged 74. Russell wrote a huge number of hits for others, including Music Sales copyright "Superstar" for the Capenters which can be heard here.

Nick Hemming Re-Signs With Music Sales

Music Sales are delighted to announce the re-signing of musician and composer Nick Hemming. Nick is part of English pop-rock band The Leisure Society, who have been dubbed the English answer to popular U.S. acts such as Grizzly Bear, Department of Eagles and Fleet Foxes. As part of this extended deal, Music Sales will now publish The Leisure Society's latest album, The Fine Art Of Hanging On.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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