One month of 2015 is almost in the books! We’re pleased to bring you the latest news from our Publishing Administration office in Burbank, CA. Take a look at who has joined our songwriter community and which compositions have recently been licensed in film, commercials and TV shows.
First discovered by Sean Combs in season three of MTV’s Making the Band, TuneCore Distribution and Publishing Administration client Dawn Richard is a former member of the girl group Danity Kane and “Diddy” fronted super group Diddy – Dirty Money. Richard brings her multiple platinum hits and chart topping success to her sophomore solo release Blackheart, the second installment in a planned trilogy. The New Orleans native states of her project, “I wanted each album to stand on its own, and have a cohesive story. The story in itself is about my journey throughout the music industry, and the love, the hate, the redemption and the whole thing in between.” Dawn Richard
TuneCore Music Publishing is proud to administer select compositions from the highly regarded songwriter Gregory Page. Page is an English born Irish/Armenian musician who creates oddly compelling songs that are full of cinematic melodies. Perhaps best-written by the composer himself, “The tightrope my music teeters upon is the struggle between tradition & progress, history & fantasy. I am the songbird & the worm.” Fellow troubadour and Page’s producer on his latest release One Way Journey Home, Jason Mraz calmly states, “He’s the real deal, a rare gift.”
Adam Barnes is an Oxford, UK born songwriter and performer, currently residing in the countryside that surrounds the city. He is a folk artist; a haunting songwriter and an honest performer. After touring as direct support for William Fitzsimmons and Slow Club, Barnes took a brief respite from theroad to hit the studio. TuneCore Distribution and Music Publishing Administration is proud to partner with Barnes on his most recent EP, The Land, The Sea & Everything Lost Beneath.
SYNC & CREATIVE
In addition to our Sync & Master Licensing Database, our creative staff continuously works to place TuneCore administered copyrights across all multi-media. Recent pitches include music for MTV’s Finding Carter Season 2, HBO’s Silicon Valley, Universal Pictures’ Sisters and a seasonal broadcast campaign for a global coffee chain.
RECENT LICENSES & PLACEMENTS
Fantasy Factory Sync Placement
Writers: Matthew Duda and Patrick Duda
Zales Jewelry Sync Placement
“When The Moment Comes”
Writer: Erin Sidney
Artist: Mia Dyson
Vampire Diaries-Sync Placement
Writers: Johnny Hwin and Brodie Jenkins
IN THE NEWS
We stay current on industry news to make sure we’re the first to know how new legislation and deals will affect our writers. Here are links to recent articles you need to know about: