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ThomasTeago (2015) 2We are pleased to announce the signing of Thomas Teago, to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal with Wardlaw Music. Thomas is a Pop/R&B artist & songwriter, managed by Platunum award winning songwriter Leonidas Chantzaras (Freakchild).

Thomas’s co-write “Dirty Bass’ has been cut by German Idol winner Luca Hänni, released on his album ‘Dance Until We Die’ in April 2014. The album has charted in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Thomas is currently writing for his solo project as well as for other artists.

No-one knew they needed $300 headphones until Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine came along

Beats-by-DreInteresting article on the rise and success of ‘Beats’ Headphones on ‘The Verge’ website.  Is the Company really worth in excess of $3 billion, the sum that Apple recently paid for it. Apple have, of course, acquired the brand, which also includes the recently launched streaming service.
As the article mentions, “They added a brand to the space that consumer really wanted to identify with”. Opinion varies greatly on the sound quality of their product, but, to create their brand, they focused not just on the sound but on making that sound cool, through branding. “The boom in smartphones and tablets helped drive sales of premium headphones over $1 billion for the first time last year, of which Beats got a whopping 61 percent. And the most important factor when choosing which product to buy, according to an NPD study, was brand, with sound quality a close second.”
In the last couple of years, other companies have launched similar products, often with celebrity endorsements, but none have managed to take significant market share.
You can read the whole article on The Verge here.


Maxi_easytolove‘Easy To Love’ is the new studio album from superstar Maxi Priest featuring the hits “Easy To Love”, “Holiday” “Every Little Thing” and the new single “Gravity.” Released in Europe June 13 and North America July 1.
Maxi is back with his first new studio album in 5 years. Featuring 11 new songs highlighting Maxi’s earliest musical influences; gospel, R&B, roots reggae and lover’s rock. The album features reggae music luminaries Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, Steven ‘Lenky’ Marsden, Clive Hunt, deejay Assassin and Beres Hammond on the exciting R&B flavored ‘Without A Woman.” The production also features some of the genre’s best talents including; Colin ‘Bulby’ York, Handel Tucker (who was one of the producers on Maxi’s classic hit “Close To You” and “Just A Little Bit Longer”), Red Boyz, Andre “GC” Fennell, and Livingstone Brown. Easy To Love is a fresh sound from one of the genre’s most familiar voices.


SaluteLittle Mix’s new single ‘Salute’ is co-written by Maegan Cottone, signed to Phrased Differently and administered by Wardlaw Music. ‘Salute’ from their second album, of the same name, follows on from the success of first single ‘Move’.

The ‘Salute’ tour will take the band all over the UK during the summer followed by a North American headline tour September thru October.

Maegan has also co-written ‘Move’ and the track ‘Competition’.


Rock in Idro

RockIdroBoth Hawk Eyes & The Pogues will be playing this year’s Rock in Idro festival.

Hawk Eyes take to the stage on day 3, alongside IRON MAIDEN.

The Pogues headline Day 2, of a Festival that includes performances from amongst others, Queens Of The Stone Age, Fatboy Slom, Biffy Clyro, Manic Street Preachers.

The four day Festival will be held at Arena Joe Strummer, Bologna between May 30th – June 2nd.

Return of the Queen

SR Queen BetweenSusheela Raman releases her new album ‘Queen Between’ this month. It is an album of rousing rhythms, and again documents her work with Rajasthani folk stars, vocalist-multi-instrumentalist Kutle Khan and stick drummer Nathoo Solanki. Susheela is playing dates across India, France & the UK to support the release.

“Another magical collaboration with qawwali musicians from Lahore, songs delving deep into mysticism and folkore”

Frogs…yum, yum

Secrets&LiesAustralian TV drama “Secrets & Lies” synced the track “Five Little Speckled Frogs” as  arranged by Olly Drew/MyVoxSongs in a moving funeral scene. The hit series tells the story of a man who finds the body of a young boy quickly becomes the prime murder suspect, putting his life and his family at risk.

Streaming is the future of music – UK singles chart – Spotify

spotify_logo_01In 2014, for the first time, streaming is to be included in the UK singles chart. So, for the first time since charts started over 50 years ago, the addition of streaming will take into account consumption based not on purchase but on hearing something, without actually owning it. Some charts, notably in the US take account of airplay as well as sales, something the UK has always resisted. With streaming, the consumer chooses what to listen to, in the same way as with physical purchase, whereas with airplay, the radio station chooses the music. What the UK chart compilers must ensure is the integrity of the data, to ensure that music users can trust the output.

At present, Spotify dominates the streaming world. Sweden, Spotify’s home, has included streaming data in its charts for the past year. Moving forward, if the example of Sweden is followed, Streaming will have a more important financial role. In 2012, Streaming accounted for approximately 60% of income compared to 10% in the UK. Spotify, and other streaming services, have a big role to play in music’s future.


10 Tales from the Gin Palace

Peckham GinPSouth London Blues rockers ‘The Peckham Cowboys’ release their new album ’10 Tales from the Gin Palace’ on Cargo Records this month. “…. if The Rolling Stones had come up with this, it would have been heralded as the best thing they’ve done since the early 70s…” PowerPlay Magazine

Death In Paradise – BBC TV – Magnus Fiennes

DiPFollowing on from his scoring of series 1 & 2, Magnus Fiennes has created all original music for series 3 of BBC primetime drama Death In Paradise.
Death in Paradise is a fish out of water story about a quintessential English cop posted to the Caribbean island of Sainte Marie. To anyone else it would be paradise, but for Detective Inspector Richard Poole it’s hell! Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn’t used to their style of policing. But he is a brilliant detective whose first case on the island is investigating the murder of a British cop. Working with the exotic local Camille, each week Richard goes about solving an intricate and intriguing murder.
The series, a BBC co-production with France Television, has also been broadcast in Australia, Japan, USA, and throughout Europe.