Black and Tan Publishing

Basement have signed a new agreement with Black and Tan Publishing from Holland. This is a blues -orientated label and publishing company. Thanks to Jan.

Apple

Apple backed down from their original proposal to the Indies. Their first proposal indicated how out of touch some of their VPs are as they live in their ivory towers. Thanks to Martin Mills and Charles Caldas for leading the negotiations, and also to Taylor Swift for being a public face. Now the Indies have a much fairer deal. Let’s go!!

Astor Piazzolla

We now represent Astor Piazzolla through Kassner. Nice.

Bizarre and depressing

This is bizarre… According to Digital Music News, Spotify is worth more than the US recording industry… Spotify is valued at $8.4 billion, which is calculated by Wall Street Journal, based on an upcoming, $400 million+ capital round led by … Continued

Nordic Music

We signed a new agreement with Nordic from Copenhagen. Thanks to Ole and Jon.

East India Youth

I really like their records. William Doyle is a very interesting composer. Thanks to Beggars for the publishing.

A & G Songs

I am very pleased that we have signed an agreement with A & G Songs to represent them in Brazil. Thanks to Chloe, Owen and Roy.

Tunecore

Tunecore and Believe Digital have merged their operations in a buy out by Believe. This should help all of the Tunecore writers and artists who we represent in Brazil.

Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge died. What a wonderful singer. His song, When A Man Loves a Woman, is one of my all-time favourite songs.

Tim Berne

Tim Berne and SnakeOil play 2 shows in Brazil including Sao Paulo this evening.

Andy Fraser

Andy Fraser, former bass-player with Free, and co-writer of one of my all-time favourite songs, All Right Now, has died. RIP.

Stealing

I am very pleased that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke have been found guilty of stealing from Marvin Gaye. Copying a song and then claiming to have written it is pretty shabby to say the least.