Mother's Day (Film) // "Verge (feat. Aloe Blacc)" (Owl City)
Mother's Day (Film) //
Owl City's "Verge (feat. Aloe Blacc)" is featured in the official trailer for new film, Mother's Day, which stars Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson.
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Bose (Ad) // "Uptown Funk" (Trinidad James)
Bose (Ad) //
"Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)" (SONGS writer Trinidad James) is featured in a brand new web spot for Bose.
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Starz (Ad) // "Powerful" (Major Lazer feat. Ellie Goulding/Tarrus Riley)
Starz (Ad) //

Major Lazer’s “Powerful” (feat. Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley) is featured in the promos for Starz’s Winter programming.  Spots are running on TV and online. 

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iZombie (TV) // "Magnets" (Disclosure feat. Lorde)
iZombie (TV) //
Tomorrow night's episode of iZombie (#211) features the Disclosure/Lorde track "Magnets". Check it out on the CW.
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Shades of Blue (TV) // "Solitary One" (Murder By Death)
Shades of Blue (TV) //
Episode #1004 of NBC's Shades of Blue features the Murder By Death track, "Solitary One". It aired for the first time last night.
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Showtime (Ad) // "Bitter Rivals" (Sleigh Bells)
Showtime (Ad) //
Showtime is soundtracking its new branding campaign with "Bitter Rivals" by Sleigh Bells! They started pushing spots out via their social networks properties last week.
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The Oscars (Ad) // "Notorious (Junior Sanchez Remix)" (Duran Duran)
The Oscars (Ad) //
An exclusive new Junior Sanchez remix of the Duran Duran classic, "Notorious" is being featured in promo spots for this year's Academy Awards.
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The Weeknd Nominated for an OSCAR
The Weeknd Nominated for an OSCAR
Adding to his list of accomplishments, SONGS writer The Weeknd has been nominated for an Academy Award. "Earned It", from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack is one of the five nominees for Best Original Song.
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Nissan (Ad) // "Uptown Funk" (Trinidad James)
Nissan (Ad) //
Nissan is promoting its New Year Sales Event in Canada with a spot featuring Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" (SONGS Writer Trinidad James).
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TaylorMade (Ad) // "Jungle" (X Ambassadors)
TaylorMade (Ad) //
"Jungle" - the collaboration between X Ambassadors and Jamie N. Commons - is featured in a new TaylorMade ad for their M1 driver.
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Rogers Networks (Ad) // "Can't Feel My Face" (The Weeknd)
Rogers Networks (Ad) //
The Rogers Networks has chosen "Can't Feel My Face" to soundtrack their ads for the Canadian broadcast of the Grammys. They started airing this past weekend!
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Express (Ad) // "The Business of Emotion (feat. White Sea)" (Morgan Kibby)
Express (Ad) //
Express Clothing is using the Big Data track "The Business of Emotion (feat. White Sea)" in its new Instagram ad for its EXP Core Performance line.

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Diplo Releases New Video For "Be Right There"
Diplo Releases New Video For
The latest from Diplo & Sleepy Tom - "Be Right There" - debuted this week. You can check it out below.
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SONGS Music Publishing Reaches Landmark Licensing Agreement with Pandora
SONGS Music Publishing Reaches Landmark Licensing Agreement with Pandora
NEW YORK & OAKLAND, Calif.-- December 8, 2015 -- Pandora (NYSE:P), the world's most powerful music discovery platform, and SONGS Music Publishing, the No. 1 independent co-publisher by market share, today announced a multi-year licensing agreement for SONGS catalog of musical works. This direct publishing deal creates business benefits for Pandora, while modernizing and equalizing compensation for SONGS and its songwriters in the U.S.
 
"Now is the time to move past the over-regulation of songwriter rights and towards a market-based approach to streaming music,” said SONGS founder and CEO Matt Pincus. “This agreement is a big step forward in a long conversation about fair and equitable compensation for all songwriters and publishers. I value Pandora's commitment to treating all songwriters and publishers equally and look forward to a new chapter with them."
 
"Pandora has a long-standing commitment to independent songwriters," said Brian McAndrews, chief executive officer of Pandora. "This agreement with SONGS underscores that commitment and demonstrates our shared belief that all publishers and songwriters should receive equal treatment. Pandora is a leader in the space and we continue to improve value to music publishers and songwriters – a positive step for the entire industry.”  
 
While specific terms of the multi-year agreement are confidential, the companies worked together to build an innovative approach to publisher economics. The deal allows SONGS to obtain its goal of delivering improved performance royalties for its songwriters while Pandora will benefit from greater rate certainty and the ability to add new flexibility to the company's product offering over time. The public performance royalties Pandora also pays to rights holders of master recordings are not affected by this agreement.
 
ABOUT PANDORA
Pandora is the world's most powerful music discovery platform - a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.
 
ABOUT SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING
SONGS Music Publishing is the world’s leading contemporary independent music publishing company. Its roster of contemporary songwriters includes such acclaimed artists as The Weeknd, Lorde, Diplo, and DJ Mustard. Regarded as the songwriter’s publisher, SONGS creates unique opportunities for its writers via innovative deals with content buyers and a deep commitment to both A&R and Creative Licensing.? With its headquarters in New York City and Los Angeles, SONGS also has offices in London and Nashville.

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SONGS Writers Earn 17 Grammy Nominations
SONGS Writers Earn 17 Grammy Nominations
SONGS Music Publishing songwriters earned a total of 17 GRAMMY®   Nominations for their contributions to some of the year's most successful releases.  The GRAMMY®  nominations were announced this morning in New York City.
 
The Weeknd received a total of nine award nominations in some of the GRAMMY's heaviest categories, including Record of the Year for "Can't Feel My Face," and Album of the Year for Beauty Behind the Madness.
 
Diplo, besides being nominated for two GRAMMYs for his work alongside Skrillex in Jack Ü, received a nomination in the prestigious Producer of the Year category.
 
Other SONGS writers awarded nominations this morning include Lorde for her work on Disclosure's album Caracal, Q-Tip for his contributions to The Chemical Brothers track "Go," Marsha Ambrosius for her work on Dr. Dre's Compton which was nominated in the Best Rap Album category and Trinidad James for his contribution to "Uptown Funk."
 
"SONGS Music Publishing is a proud and humbled company today," stated SONGS Music Publishing Founder and CEO Matt Pincus. "Seeing The Weeknd, Diplo, and many other of our artists garner multi-category Grammy nominations is like watching the future of music unfold.  February 15 is going to be quite a night."
 
"The Weeknd and Diplo have changed the face of radio with hits across all formats," said Ron Perry, SONGS President. "To watch them cap their incredible runs with Grammy nominations across multiple categories, makes it clear that they are the sound of music today."
 
A complete list of SONGS-nominated writers is below:
 
Record Of The Year
The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face" (SONGS Writer The Weeknd)
 
Album of the Year
The Weeknd, "Beauty Behind The Madness" (SONGS Writer The Weeknd)
 
Producer of the Year, Non Classical
Diplo
 
Best Pop Solo Performance
The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face" (SONGS Writer The Weeknd)
 
Best R&B Song
The Weeknd, "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" (SONGS Writer The Weeknd)
 
Best R&B Performance
The Weeknd, "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" (SONGS Writer The Weeknd)
 
Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Weeknd, "Beauty Behind The Madness" (SONGS Writer The Weeknd)
 
Best Song Written For Visual Media
The Weeknd, "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" (SONGS Writer The Weeknd)
 
Best Dance Recording
The Chemical Brothers "Go" (SONGS Writer Q Tip)
Skrillex & Diplo featuring Justin Bieber, "Where Are Ü Now" (SONGS Writer Diplo)
 
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Skrillex & Diplo, "Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü" (SONGS Writer Diplo)
 
Other SONGS writers who contributed to nominated projects:
 
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Disclosure, "Caracal" (SONGS Writers Lorde & The Weeknd)
 
Best Rap Album
Dr Dre, "Compton" (SONGS Writer Marsha Ambrosius)
 
Record of the Year
Uptown Funk (SONGS Writer Trinidad James)

Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Empire OST (SONGS Writers Aron Wright and Sean Van Vleet)
Fifty Shades of Grey OST (SONGS Writer The Weeknd)

Permalink | Tags: Q-Tip // Marsha Ambrosius // Diplo // Trinidad James // The Weeknd // Lorde // Jack Ü // Grammys // Grammy Awards