Dan Heath Co-Writes on Lana Del Rey's New Album "Ultraviolence"
Dan Heath Co-Writes on Lana Del Rey's New Album
SONGS writer Dan Heath has 3 co-writes on the new Lana Del Rey album, "Ultraviolence" which is currently the #1 album on iTunes! His co-writes include the songs "Ultraviolence", "F***ed My Way Up to the Top" & "Old Money" all of which are top 100 on the iTunes singles chart.

Check out the album on iTunes here

Permalink | Tags: Daniel Heath // Lana Del Rey // Ultraviolence // Old Money // F***ed My Way Up to the Top
SONGS Performances at 2014 BET Awards
SONGS Performances at 2014 BET Awards
Two SONGS songs were performed last night at the 2014 BET Awards, T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea "No Mediocre" and Trey Songz "Na Na" (both produced by SONGS writers DJ Mustard and Mike Free)!

Watch the performance of "No Mediocre" below:
Permalink | Tags: DJ Mustard // Mike Free // BET Hip Hop Awards // Trey Songz // No Mediocre // T.I. // Iggy Azalea // Na Na
Beats by Dre (Ad) // Jungle (X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons)
Beats by Dre (Ad) // Jungle (X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons)

"Jungle" by Jamie N Commons & SONGS writers X Ambassadors is featured in the Beats by Dre 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign The Game Before The Game!

Watch the epic 5 minute plus video featuring the song below, and get "Jungle" at http://on.beatsmusic.com/albums/al102820789 or download on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/JungleSOTW.


Permalink | Tags: X Ambassadors // Advertising Placements // Jungle // FIFA // Beats by Dre // Jamie N Commons // Jay Z
Lorde Performs with Nirvana at the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Lorde Performs with Nirvana at the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The living members of Nirvana were joined by surprise female guests during their induction at the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, including Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Joan Jett, St. Vincent and SONGS writer Lorde! The Hall of Fame ceremony broadcast is now airing on HBO.

Watch Lorde fronting Nirvana during the performance of "All Apologies" below:

Permalink | Tags: Lorde // HBO // Nirvana // Joan Jett // Kim Gordon // St. Vincent // Dave Grohl // Krist Novoselic // All Apologies // Hall of Fame
Gershwin Successors Tap SONGS Music Publishing
Gershwin Successors Tap SONGS Music Publishing
Photo by Charlie Gross

It was announced today that the Godowsky Family and Heyward Memorial Fund, respective successors to great American songwriter George Gershwin and Porgy and Bess authors Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, have tapped SONGS Music Publishing to create and deploy creative strategy for the catalog of songs created during the latter part of Gershwin’s legendary career.  

The deal encompasses some of the best known compositions in the American songbook, including works from such classic Broadway productions as Porgy and Bess, Shall We Dance, A Damsel In Distress and The Goldwyn Follies, and such well known songs as “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Summertime,” and many others.

With an eye towards reintroducing these amazing songs to the film, television and advertising communities, the families turned to SONGS to design and execute an integrated marketing campaign on behalf of the catalog.  Some of the initiatives under consideration are SONGS hosted events for the creative communities in New York and Los Angeles, the creation of high-end marketing tools to showcase the catalog, and establishing an increased presence on social media platforms to showcase the songs.  In addition, SONGS will create a series of master recordings featuring covers of the compositions by established and upcoming contemporary artists, infusing these great old songs with contemporary energy.

 “The Creative Licensing team is incredibly excited to create unique opportunities for Gershwin's classic songs as well as to highlight some of the catalog's lesser-known gems,” commented Carianne Marshall, SONGS Music Publishing Partner and Head of Creative Licensing.  “The SONGS staff has already immersed themselves in the world of Gershwin and is developing innovative approaches to market this exceptional catalog to the film and television communities and beyond.”

 “As a global contemporary co-publisher, this is not our typical deal” said Songs Music Publishing founder and CEO Matt Pincus.   “It came about organically as Jon Keidan (Trustee for the Gershwin/Godowsky Trust) and I are longtime friends.  But the chance to work with Jon and his family and the Heyward representatives on this singular, truly world-class set of songs is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and the people at SONGS.”

“We could have taken this catalog of songs to any one of a number of major publishers,” said Mr. Keidan.  “But the team that Matt has assembled at SONGS are young, creative and determined and they understand how to best market these songs, particularly in our digital age.  We feel their energy will breathe new life into these works to ensure that they live on for many generations to come.

"SONGS Music Publishing Nabs George Gershwin Catalog" 
Read the Full Article and Interview with Matt Pincus in The Hollywood Reporter HERE

Permalink | Tags: Matt Pincus // Jon Keidan // Carianne Marshall // Gershwin
Marsha Ambrosius "Run" Music Video
Marsha Ambrosius

Watch the new music video for "Run" by Marsha Ambrosius below, and get the single on iTunes here!
Permalink | Tags: Marsha Ambrosius // Run
22 Jump Street (Film) // Freak & Express Yourself (Diplo) Midnight City (M83)
22 Jump Street (Film) // Freak & Express Yourself (Diplo) Midnight City (M83)
SONGS has several great placements in the 2014 action comedy film 22 Jump Street, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum!

SONGS writer Diplo has an onscreen cameo performing as the DJ during the spring break sequence. The scene features the songs "Freak" by Steve Aoki, Diplo and Deorro, and "Express Yourself" by Diplo feat. Nicky Da B.

M83's song "Midnight City" (SONGS writer Morgan Kibby of White Sea) is used in another scene in the film, setting the mood for a budding dorm room romance.

Catch 22 Jump Street in theaters beginning June 13th, and download the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring the Diplo tracks on iTunes!
Permalink | Tags: Morgan Kibby // Diplo // M83 // Film Placements // Express Yourself (feat. Nicky Da B) // Midnight City // 22 Jump Street // Freak
SONGS at Billboard Awards
SONGS at Billboard Awards
Lorde took home two awards at last night's Billboard Awards including Top New Artist & Top Rock Song ("Royals") and also performed her new single, "Tennis Court" for the first time on television.

Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise (Remix)" featuring SONGS writer, Nelly, won Top Country Song & Jason Derulo performed "Talk Dirty" (SONGS Writers Balkan Beat Box).

Permalink | Tags: Nelly // Lorde // Balkan Beat Box // Billboard // Cruise // Talk Dirty // Tennis Court
White Sea's Debut Album "In Cold Blood" Available Now
White Sea's Debut Album
SONGS is very excited to announce that White Sea's debut album "In Cold Blood" is now available (released via SONGS/Crush Music)!

Download your copy from iTunes here.

White Sea, the moniker of Los Angeles based recording artist and producer Morgan Kibby, is best known for collaborations and touring with M83. She's contributed to the band's acclaimed release Saturdays=Youth, and co-wrote the songs including the hit "Kim & Jessie". She returned to the studio with M83 to contribute to their GRAMMY nominated sixth album, "Hurry Up We're Dreaming." provided vocals, keyboards, and arrangements as well as co-wrote the album's mulitplatinum ubiquitous smash hit "Midnight City" (amongst others), which enjoyed global chart success.

"This record couldn't have been more self-reflective or personal if I had tried…  I took many cues from Prince, Donna Summer and countless films to complete the work and hopefully impart a deeply moving and almost visual experience for people when they ultimately listen," says Kibby.

"Epic and ardent" —Rolling Stone

“LA’s Renaissance Woman of Pop” —LA Magazine

"2014 is gonna be The Year Of White Sea." —MTV Buzzworthy

“Between Mariah Carey-style high notes, polished synth driven songs, and a theatrical flair, Kibby proved that she is a star.” —Under the Radar

Permalink | Tags: White Sea // Morgan Kibby // Crush // They Don't Know // In Cold Blood // Prague
Dead Island 2 (Video Game Trailer) // The Bomb (Pigeon John)
Dead Island 2 (Video Game Trailer) // The Bomb (Pigeon John)
"The Bomb" by SONGS writer Pigeon John soundtracks the video game trailer for Dead Island 2!

Dead Island is heading to California for a Summer that never dies! Grab your friends and become the zombie's apocalypse in the co-op vacation of a lifetime. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Dead Island 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Spring 2015.

Get the "The Bomb" on iTunes, and watch the ad below:
Permalink | Tags: Pigeon John // The Bomb // Video Game Placements // Dead Island
The Boxtrolls (Film Trailer) // GO! (Santigold)
The Boxtrolls (Film Trailer) // GO! (Santigold)
Santigold's "GO!" feat. Karen O (SONGS writer Q-Tip) is featured in the trailer for the 3D stop animation film The Boxtrolls, coming September 2014!

Get the track on iTunes, and watch the trailer below:
Permalink | Tags: Q-Tip // Trailer Placements // Santigold // GO! // The Boxtrolls // Karen O
SONGS Ranked #5 Music Publisher by Airplay Market Share in Billboard Magazine
SONGS Ranked #5 Music Publisher by Airplay Market Share in Billboard Magazine
Billboard Magazine’s Publishers Quarterly for 2014 Q1 has been released, and SONGS Music Publishing is the #5 publisher in the US by Airplay Marketshare and the #1 Independent co-publisher, with 5% of the Airplay Market!
Permalink | Tags: Billboard // Publishers Quarterly
Orange Is The New Black (TV Promo) // Jungle (Jamie N Commons & X Ambassadors)
Orange Is The New Black (TV Promo) // Jungle (Jamie N Commons & X Ambassadors)
The song "Jungle" by Jamie N Commons & SONGS writers X Ambassadors soundtracks the TV promo for season two of the Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black, coming June 6!

Download the song at iTunes and check out the promo below:
Permalink | Tags: X Ambassadors // TV Promo Placements // Orange Is The New Black // Netflix // Jungle
Spotify (Ad) // All Night (Icona Pop)
Spotify (Ad) // All Night (Icona Pop)
Icona Pop's "All Night" (SONGS writer Brian Lee) is featured in the Spotify commercial "Say More With a Playlist". Download the track on iTunes, stream it on Spotify, and watch the ad below!
Permalink | Tags: Brian Lee // Advertising Placements // Icona Pop // All Night // Spotify
SONGS Continues Its Incredible Run at Radio!
SONGS Continues Its Incredible Run at Radio!
Lorde, “Tennis Court” is top 25 at Top 40 radio (currently #22), top 15 at Alternative & Hot AC, and is now top 15 at Triple A.

Tinashe’s “2 On” (DJ Mustard) is now #1 at Rhythmic radio and top 5 at Urban as well.

Trey Songz, “Na Na” (DJ Mustard & Mike Free) is approaching top 25 at Top 40 (Currently #26).

Kid Ink, “Main Chick” (DJ Mustard) is now top 5 at Rhythmic radio and remains top 15 at Urban.

Jeremih feat. YG, "Don't Tell 'Em" (DJ Mustard) is now charting #14 at both Rhythmic & Urban radio.

T.I feat. Iggy Azalea, "No Mediocre" (DJ Mustard & Mike Free) is now top 20 at both Rhythmic & Urban, charting at #16 & #19 respectively.

TeeFlii feat. 2 Chainz, "24 Hours" (DJ Mustard) is now top 20 at Rhythmic and top 40 at Urban radio (Currently #36).

YG, “Who Do You Love” (DJ Mustard) is charting top 15 at Rhythmic radio after peaking at #5.

August Alsina, "Numb" (DJ Mustard) is currently charting top 20 at Rhythmic radio (#19).

Marsha Ambrosius, “Run” (Ambrosius, Jenna Andrews & Dillon Pace) is charting top 15 at Urban AC (currently #13).

DJ Mustard, "Down On Me" feat. 2 Chainz & Ty Dolla $ign is currently impacting both Rhythmic & Urban radio.

Permalink | Tags: Jenna Andrews // Marsha Ambrosius // DJ Mustard // Lorde // Dillon Pace // Mike Free // 2 Chainz // YG // Kid Ink // Ty Dolla $ign // Trey Songz // T.I. // Tinashe // Jeremih // TeeFlii // August Alsina