John Holt

John Holt has died. He owned a great voice, and was a great songwriter. I loved his original version of The Tide Is High.

US Top Managers

It is brilliant that at last some of the US-based managers are joining together to try to influence the music business. I tried many years ago, but the managers that I discussed it with did not understand the reasoning of … Continued

Tunecore

I am very happy that we have just signed Tunecore for representation in Brazil. Thanks Jamie.

APMusica

We have a new agreement with APMusica, an independent publisher based in Belgium and Spain. Thanks to Paul.

Glastonbury 1970

Way back then in 1970, I was listening to music at the first Glastonbury festival. Some of the artists were Marc Bolan, Ian Anderson, Keith Christmas, Quintessence, Amazing Blondel and Sam Apple Pie. I was a big fan of Quintessence … Continued

House of the Rising Sun

On this day, back in 1964, the Animals were at number one with “House of the Rising Sun.” Great song and great band!

Whole Lotta Love

I see that Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin has been voted best guitar riff of all time. I cannot argue with that choice. I was lucky enough to see them perform before this song was released on record. Superb show.

My Sharona

Back in 1979 on this day, the Knack were number one with this song. We represent this song obo Music Sales. A couple of years after 1979, the Knack opened up for Joe Jackson at a show in Holland. They used a stage flooring of black and white squares. None of us knew why as the Knack were the only people who could see the stage covering. Stage Oddities..

Wiggly Tunes

Basement are now representing Wiggly Tunes in Brazil. Wiggly are an Australian – based publisher that specialises in children’s music. Thanks to Leanne and Barry.

Television in Europe

The little tour was a great success. The Shepherds Bush Empire show in London was followed by a concert at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen, guest at Stockholm Music and Arts Festival along with Chrissie Hynde and Goldfrapp, and closed with an open air show near Pordenone in Italy. All were great, and the promoters and crews were all excellent. Thank you to all.