Stockholm, December 8, 2011 – The album Solar by finnish indie rockers Rubik has made it to the final twelve nominees for the Nordic Music Prize, which is an award for the Best Nordic Album – where they will compete against the likes of Björk, Lykke Li, Ane Brun and The Field. The prize is a nordic equivalent to the Mercury Prize where influential people from the worldwide music industry select the nominees and winners.More
Stockholm, December 8, 2011 – Syket are rounding up nominations: After being nominated for The Music Publishers Prize for ‘Breakthrough of The Year’, now they also are one of the few acts who received a nomination in the category ‘Best Pop’ at the P3 Gold Awards. P3 is one of Swedens biggest national radio stations. The annual P3 Gold Award will be held for the tenth time, taking place in Gothenburg on January 21, 2012.
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 7TH, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis is proud to announce a joint venture agreement with Trauma 2 Publishing. The three-year deal will be an opportunity for BMG Chrysalis to enter the AV content creation business by securing rights in film and television score. In addition, the joint venture will allow BMG Chrysalis to sign writers specifically for film and give the BMG-Chrysalis catalog preferred placement in films scored by Trauma 2.
“The potential to co-own the score in a hit film or television series is highly desirable” said BMG Chrysalis EVP, COO Laurent Hubert, “Also through this joint venture, we will be able to attract unique talents such as Christine Connolly, and create new opportunities for our BMG Chrysalis catalog within the TV and Film world.”More
Berlin, December 6, 2011 – Besides an extensive tour plan of the last few months, including live performances on renowned festivals and venues in Russia, France, Sweden and Italy amongst others, drumming legend Billy Cobham has been working on an online educating project, the Billy Cobham Drum School as part of the Artistworks Drum Academy. Musicians from all over the world get the chance to watch online lessons and receive tips and feedback here from Billy Cobham himself. Billy Cobham is known as a unique drummer in the Jazz and Jazz Fusion scene since decades: He has played with renowned musicians such as Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Peter Gabriel and Santana.More
London, December 6, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis has come top of the UK indie publishers in the album market shares of Q3 2011 with a 17.9% share. BMG Chrysalis have also come second, closely behind Kobalt, in the singles market share by controlling 20.6% of the Q3 singles. With the added acquisition of Bug Music, BMG Chrysalis look set to maintain a strong market share in Q4 and beyond.
This fantastic Q3 result is largely down to BMG Chrysalis having splits on 3 of the top ten selling singles of Q3 (Olly Murs feat Rizzle Kicks: ‘Heart Skipd A Beat’ | One Direction: ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ | Adele: ‘Set Fire To The Rain’) and 4 of the top 10 selling albums of Q3 (Various Artists: ‘Now 79!’ | Adele: ‘21’ | Beyonce: ‘4’ | Ed Sheeran ‘+’).
New York, December 2, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis is proud to announce their 77 Grammy nominations this year. The 54th awards ceremony will take place on February 12th, 2012 in Los Angeles, California at 8:00pm EST/7:00pm CST on CBS. BMG Chrysalis is proud of all of its nominees, and with over 70 nominations, this shows the diversity of BMG’s catalog.More
Berlin/Hilversum, November 29, 2011 – The music project “Bart Constant” will be presented along with its debut album during two special mini exhibitions in galleries in Berlin and Amsterdam in January, 2012. The album is entitled Tell Yourself Whatever You Have To, and is something that became more than just a record. It is set for release on January 13, 2012.
For the record’s packaging a special neon sculpture of the typography was created and then hung in a secluded forest for a day, running on a generator, and photographed with beautiful, melancholic results. Additionally, last March saw the release of the video for the song Do Better; a seven-minute short that recently won Best Music Video at the Dutch Film Festival, and was chosen as Video of the Week by New York based tastemaker blog Stereogum. Image and sound not only seem to be made for each other, but actually are.More
London, November 22, 2011 – Deaf Havana’s album ‘Fools and Worthless Liars’ stormed to the top of the UK rock chart this week, edging competition from Evanescence, Lou Reed & Metallica, Megadeth, You Me At Six and legendary influences of theirs, both Nirvana and Foo Fighters.More
New York, November 21, 2011 – The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) held its annual Awards Gala in Toronto, November 16, 2011, presenting awards to the following Bug/Windswept songs and songwriters:
K’Naan received the International Achievement Award (presented to SOCAN members who received International recognition in 2010 through their music)
Wavin’ Flag (K’Naan/Jean Daval/Philip Lawrence/Bruno Mars) received a Pop/Rock Music Award (songs that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio during 2010)
Sarah Harmer received the Folk/Roots Music Award (presented to SOCAN members whose current repertoire of creative works in this genre achieved the highest number of performances in domestic radio, pay audio, and concerts during 2010)
Prairie Oyster received the National Achievement Award (Presented to SOCAN members who have had outstanding success, predominantly in the Canadian music industry, over the span of their career)
Congratulations to all of our award winners!
London, November 15, 2011 – We are proud to announce that Alex Reid signed a worldwide exclusive songwriter agreement with BMG Chrysalis on November 2, 2011.More
Paris, November 11, 2011 – BMG is pleased to announce the signing of a worldwide co-publishing agreement with the French HipHop act “1995”. The six-member group has quickly attracted both a huge number of fans and significant buzz.More
Nasville, November 10, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis is proud to announce that its songwriters have been awarded no less than seven awards during the 59th annual BMI Country Awards ceremony that took place in Nashville, November 8, 2011. BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind country music’s most-performed songs of the past year during the evening. The event was staged in BMI’s Nashville offices, located in the heart of Music Row, where behind-the-scenes hit-makers and center stage superstars came together to toast one another as songwriters.More
Nashville, November 10, 2011 – This year’s Country Music Awards (CMA), taking place on November 9, 2011, featured several BMG Chrysalis artists and writers on both the performance and award stages:
Matt Nathanson performs his song “Run” with Jennifer Nettles of SugarlandMore
London, November 8, 2011 – Yesterday, UK rock band Deaf Havana released their debut album Fools And Worthless Liars, consisting of 13 tracks. On the 6th of November 2011, the album rocketed straight to the top of the rock iTunes charts after just ten minutes, following major demand from the public. The title has picked up some unbelievable press and reviews and has also trended internationally on Twitter, meaning it is one of the most talked-about things worldwide on Twitter.More
Berlin, November 7, 2011 – BMG invited the advertising and production industry to a presentation of the 2011 Lions Cannes-Reel at Berlin’s former Hungarian cultural center ‘.HBC’ on November 1, 2011. The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the world’s biggest and premier showcase and celebration of creativity in communications. This year, more than 24,000 entries from all over the world were showcased and judged.More
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New York, November 3, 2011 – At her sold-out Los Angeles concert at Largo Theater last night, November 2, 2011, LA-based singer-songwriter and recent MTV Award-winner Kina Grannis unveiled her “Secret Crazy Project” (SCP). More than 22-months in the making, the SCP was revealed to be a one-of-a-kind music video for her song “In Your Arms” – a video shot entirely using stop motion animation and constructed using more than a quarter-million Jelly Belly jelly beans. More specifically, “In Your Arms” was made from 288,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans, spread throughout 2,460 frames, filmed across 1,357 hours.More
New York, November 2, 2011 – Indie rock band The Dear Hunter, who have recently joined forces with BMG Chrysalis, are currently on a US tour with, Manchester Orchestra (also signed to BMG Chrysalis), ending with a final show in Atlanta, Georgia on November 23, 2011.More
Stockholm, October 27, 2011 – Syket’s critically acclaimed debut album With Love has awarded the six piece band a place as one of the four nominees for Best Newcomer at this year’s Music Publishers Prize. The ceremony will be held at Berns Salonger in Stockholm, November 11th, 2011. The award show honors Swedish songwriters, lyricists and composers of both popular and classical music. We’re keeping our finger’s crossed.More
New York, October 27, 2011 – Adele’s chart-breaking album ‘21’ returns to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 this week, rising from #2 back to the chart’s peak and marking its 13th week atop the tally. That is the most weeks at #1 since the soundtrack to “Titanic” set sail in 1998 and spent 16 weeks at the top.
Congratulations to Adele and our writers who feature on the album, Dan Wilson and Fraser T Smith!
London, October 25, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis UK is proud to have completed an exclusive songwriter agreement as well as a recording and exploitation deal with UK rock band Deaf Havana on October 20, 2011. The band marked the signing of the contracts with a performance in front of 5,000 people at Brixton Academy.More
Berlin, October 24, 2011 – BMG is delighted to announce the new releases of BMG songwriter and producer Toby Gad.
Kelly Clarkson`s brand new album Stronger is availbale in US stores now, contributing two songs by Gad: “The war is over” and “Einstein”. Also released in the US today was The Awakening from James Morrison, which already topped the UK album charts at #1. Morrison`s album includes three songs by Gad: “Slave to the rhythm,” “One life” and “Up”.
Multi-Platinum songwriter Toby Gad, known for his success with hits like “If I were a boy” by Beyonce and “Big Girls don’t cry” by Fergie has also written and produced the new UK Jessi J single “Who you are”, Demi Lovato´s “Skyscraper” and written Nicole Scherzinger`s “Don’t hold your breath”. With a great success – they are all climbing the charts.More
Berlin, October 18, 2011 – BMG hosted its annual Administration Meeting at the Head office in Berlin on October 10-13, 2011. Focal points of the meeting were current issues of Copyright Administration and Royalty Accounting, under which several lectures of the 35 participating BMG employees were held. The attendees, who were from each territory a BMG office is located in – Germany France, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, UK, US and the Benelux – worked together during the meetings in order to improve all BMG service processes to better serve the needs of copyright owners.
New York, October 18, 2011 – The annual CMJ Music Marathon Festival, headquartered in downtown Manhattan, will begin its events of panel sessions, seminars and music showcases this Tuesday, October 18th.
BMG Chrysalis artists featured in this year’s festival include Torpedo Boyz, Penguin Prison, Aunt Martha, Little Red, Nikki Lane, CSS, Death Letters, De Staat and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
London, October 11, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis collected no less than six BMI Awards at this year’s annual music awards ceremony held at the Dorchester Hotel in London, October 4, 2011.More
Berlin, September 21, 2011 – We are very proud to continue this week with another outstanding charts presence all around the world:More
Berlin, June 8, 2011 – Several of BMG songwriter Leonidas “Freakchild” Chantzaras’ works on records for various artists have recently been certified gold or platinum albums.More
Dublin/Berlin, 23 May 2011 – Mary Ann Slim has been appointed to the position
of Managing Director of BMG Rights Management (Ireland) Ltd.
In her new role, Slim will run the Dublin-based S1 Songs business (acquired by BMG
through its acquisition of Chrysalis), represent the overall BMG Chrysalis roster and
catalogue in Ireland, sign new writers and seek further catalogue acquisition
Berlin, 22 April, 2011 – He was the coolest cat in town! A voice like velvet, dark sunglasses and an otherworldly range made Roy Orbison unique among a sea of performers.
BMG is looking foward to his upcoming 75th Birthday tomorrow with celebrations all over the world!
Watch the Birthday Video here!
BERLIN/NEW YORK, February 21, 2011 – BMG, a leading music rights company, announces the appointment of Steven Moran as its global Chief Operating Officer. Moran will join the Executive Team and will be based in the company’s headquarters in Berlin. In this newly created role, he will oversee the rights administration group, the company’s worldwide integration and technology operations, and be responsible for the human resources function as BMG executes on its extraordinary growth strategy.More