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‘Sexy Bitch’ placed in ‘The Festival’

Excited to announce the latest Truelove Music sync success with ‘Sexy Bitch’ by David Guetta ft. Akon being placed in The Festival! The film, directed by Iain Morris and starring Joe Thomas, Hannah Tointon, Emma Rigby and Jemaine Clement, was released in cinemas on August 14 and comes from the creators of the hugely successful sitcom/movie The Inbetweeners. ‘Sexy Bitch’ was originally released on 26 July 2009 and is co-written by Giorgio Tuinfort, Aliaune Thiam, David Guetta, Jean-Claude Sindres and Sandy Vee. It peaked at no.1 on the UK singles chart. You can listen to the track in full and watch the trailer for the movie below.


New L_Cio album lands on DOC Records


Thrilled to announce the new L_Cio album has been released on 29 June via Gui Boratto‘s DOC Records. Poema is an eight track record that follows previous releases on the likes of Perlon, Soul Clap Records and D Edge and has been described by Change-Underground as ‘an emotive affair with deep house grooves embellished with his own spine tingling instrumentals and flute.’ The album is available on all major platforms. You can listen to the album’s first single below and read the full review here. 


New Gui Boratto album out now on Kompakt

The latest album from Brazilian DJ/producer Gui Boratto was released on Friday 15 June via Kompakt Records. Featuring collaborations with Truelove-published singer-songwriter Nathan Berger as well as BT and Gui’s wife, Luciana Villanova, the twelve track album offers dance floor oriented material alongside more introspective songs in typical Boratto fashion. ‘Pentagram’ is available on all major platforms and already has tracks featured on influential Spotify playlists ‘Lowkey Riddim’ and ‘Friday Cratediggers’. Speaking to Billboard, Gui has described the album as ‘trying to get back to my musical origins’. You can read the full interview here. Check out the album’s first single ‘Forgive Me’ below.


Second Lovely Laura sync in Terrace House



Delighted to announce that a second Lovely Laura track has been placed in the latest series of Terrace House in Japan. ‘Summer Love’ will feature in episode 22 to be aired on June 22 and follows the use of ‘Save Your Soul’ by Lovely Laura & Ridney in episode 17 which first aired on 18 May. Terrace House: Opening New Doors is a Netflix Japan and Fuji TV co-production and is an unscripted show about six strangers, men and women, living together.

IMPEL signs historic deal with SACEM


Truelove Music is at the forefront of the music publishing revolution as the Independent Music Publishers European Licensing alliance (IMPEL) signs a new deal with French collection society SACEM. The deal will see IMPEL leave the MPA umbrella in a move to boost independent publishing rights and ensure fairer remuneration for publishers and their artists in the evolving digital environment. IMPEL founder members include the likes of Beggars Music, Bucks Music, Reservoir, Kassner Music as well as  Truelove Music and execs from those five companies (pictured above alongside representatives of SACEM) will run the agency until a CEO is appointed later this year.

You can read full details of the historic deal in Music Week here.

John Truelove Industry Advisor Session with Beatport


Truelove Music founder and CEO, John Truelove, was talking all things music publishing with Beatport live on Facebook as part of their Industry Advisor Session series. The sessions see Beats In School winner, TAYA, discussing various roles within the music industry with experts live on Beatport’s Facebook page in association with Circus Recordings. Publishing is a much overlooked income stream for many artists with producers unaware of what exactly a publisher a does. Watch John discussing various aspects of music publishing in the video below.


#TrueloveMusic founder and CEO, John Truelove is live with Beatport and #BeatsInSchool winner TAYA talking all things music publishing for an Industry Advisor Session. Don’t forget to drop your questions for John in the comments section.

Posted by truelove on Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Mr. Fingers releases first album in 25 years

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Chicago house legend Larry Heard has released an album under his Mr. Fingers moniker for the first time in 25 years. Described by DJ Mag as ‘a glorious return’, ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’ is out on all major platforms via the artist’s own label, Alleviated Records, and is divided loosely into two halves across its 18 tracks. A jazz-tinged opening half of the record which includes vocal performances from Heard as well as welcoming a host of musicians to contribute, gives way to a more dance floor oriented second half. The album has already received positive reviews from a number of publications including the Guardian who described Heard as ‘imbuing machine-made music with humanity’.

Check out the DJ Mag review here.

Check out The Guardian review here.

You can listen to the album via Spotify below.








‘You Got The Love’ placed in latest Estee Lauder advert

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Following on from the use of ‘Mystery Of Love’ in the Starbucks’ Blonde Espresso campaign earlier this year, Truelove Music is delighted to announce another successful sync placement in the latest advert from Estee Lauder. The classic dance track ‘You Got The Love’ by The Source feat. Candi Staton will be used in the latest campaign for its Double Wear range of makeup. Check out the full video below.


Truelove Music Sync: Double Wear by Estee Lauder

Delighted to announce another #TrueloveMusic sync success in 2018 with 'You Got The Love' by The Source ft. Candi Staton placed on the latest campaign for Double Wear by Estee Lauder. Check it.

Posted by truelove on Wednesday, 28 March 2018

New GusGus’ album ‘Lies Are More Flexible’ released


The incredible new GusGus album ‘Lies Are More Flexible’ was released on February 23rd via the independent label Oroom and features 2018 single ‘Featherlight. The Icelandic band’s 10th studio album comprises eight gorgeous tracks and follows on from this year’s ‘Featherlight EP’ and ‘Featherlight Remixes’ releases. The record, described by The Line Of Best Fit as ‘introspective, often euphoric, progressive dance music’, has already reached number 2 in the Poland iTunes album charts and is climbing steadily in other territories. Check out the ‘Featherlight’ video below as well as an awesome live performance of the track ‘Lifetime’ recorded for KEXP at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves in November 2017. ‘Lies Are More Flexible’ is available on all major platforms.



Featherlight EP from GusGus hits no.1 in Swedish iTunes chart

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The latest record from Icelandic electronic outfit GusGus was released on Friday 20 January featuring the 2017 single ‘Featherlight’ plus a remix, instrumental version and one new track ‘Spiraling’. The Featherlight EP marks the band’s first release since the 2015 single ‘Sailor Boy’ on the Hands Up Music imprint. Currently sitting at no.22 in the UK iTunes Electronic chart, the EP peaked at no.1 on the Swedish iTunes Album chart as well as reaching the no.1 spot in the Electronic chart. The video for ‘Featherlight’ was released on the band’s YouTube page last summer with close to half a million views already. Check it out below.



Listen to the EP via Spotify here:


UPDATE: The ‘Featherlight Remixes’ EP was released on Friday 9th February featuring reworks from Johannes Brecht, Alex Banks, Metodi Hristov and ATTMOSS.


‘Mystery Of Love’ In Latest Starbucks Campaign

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Delighted to announce that the Truelove-published Chicago house track ‘Mystery Of Love’ is featured in the latest Starbucks campaign. Check out the ad below:



The seminal track was originally released in 1986 by Larry Heard AKA Mr. Fingers and Robert Owens as Fingers Inc. and was recently sampled by Kanye West on his 2016 release ‘FADE’. Listen to the original below.


Dave Clarke to release first album in 14 years

Truelove Music Publishing - Good Music, Good Business - We publish music by the artist Dave Clarke - Photo 02It’s been nigh on impossible to keep this one quiet the past few weeks but delighted to announce that lectronic music legend Dave Clarke aka The Baron Of Techno has produced his first full length album since 2003’s Devil’s Advocate. The Desecration Of Desire is due out on SKINT Records October 27th and features a host of guest appearances from the likes of Gazelle Twin, Mt Sims and LOUISAHHH. The first single from the album ‘Charcoal Eyes (Glass Tears) features former Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age member Mark Lanegan, who contributes vocals to two tracks on TDOD. Consequence Of Sound took a closer look at the album’s origins with some interesting revelations from Clarke. You can read the article here but first have a listen to the first release below.

Stuart King hits no.2 in iTunes electronic music chart

stuart kingJersey born DJ Stuart King has soared to number 2 in the iTunes Top 40 of UK Electronic Albums less than a week after its release. Late Night Obsessions features 14 original tracks and is out now on Baroque Records, a catalogue published by Truelove Music. Check the album below:

John Truelove elected to the PRS Board

IMG_3644_edit_colour1_cropDelighted to announce that Truelove Music CEO and founder John Truelove has been elected to the PRS for Music board as a writer director alongside Imogen Heap. Thank you to everyone who voted or supported the campaign – it’s inspiring that John’s message resonated with so many people. Some huge battles ahead but confident we can prevail in the quest for fairer remuneration for songwriters in the UK.

Check out John’s campaign video below to see some of the key issues he’s hoping to tackle on the board.

‘Mystery Of Love’ Featured in Master Of None

Delighted to announce that the Truelove-published Chicago house classic ‘Mystery Of Love’ was featured in season 2 episode 9 of the hit Netflix show Master Of None. The track was originally produced by Larry Heard AKA Mr. Fingers and Robert Owens under the Fingers Inc. alias in 1986. A seminal track in the history of Chicago house music, the record remains in demand for syncs and was recently sampled by Kanye West for his single ‘FADE’.

John Truelove Stands For PRS Election 2017


After 20 years as a member of the Performing Rights Society (PRS), John Truelove is upping the ante and standing for election to the PRS board. A songwriter, a publisher, Truelove Music CEO, founder and chair of the PRS Dance Committee and an elected member of the Music Publishers Association, IMPEL and AFEM Executive boards, few people are better placed to take on the tough fights ahead for PRS. Here’s why John is standing:



Voting for the PRS Election opens on 11 April 2017. Find out more about John and his passion for music rights on his Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

GusGus in Neuland


We were ready for the unknown! Incredible venue, incredible performance and undoubtedly the highlight of the Truelove year! December 10th saw Truelove artists GusGus play a secret show at Kraftwerk Berlin (pictured above) as part of Neuland. The multi-sensory experience featured interactive technology, experimental cuisine, visual arts and next level performance across three platforms of a disused power station in vibrant East Berlin. Check the videos below..

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Posted by GusGus on Saturday, December 10, 2016

Timo Maas earns Grammy nomination for 1985

A huge congratulations to Truelove Music’s Timo Maas who has been nominated for a Grammy alongside James Teej for Best Remixed Recording! The nomination is for the duo’s work on Paul McCartney and Wings’ track ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five’, originally released in 1974 on the album ‘Band On The Run’. Original and remix can be compared below. Timo & James join the likes of Joe Goddard, Psionics and staRo as Remixer nominees at the 59th annual Grammy awards. Fingers crossed!


Nicole Moudaber wins at Online Radio Awards

Nicole Moudabernicole beat off some outstanding competition to win Best Online Music Show in the Dance/Electronic category at the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards! Huge congratulations to Nicole and all the crew behind her weekly In The Mood show. Check it out below! You can also catch the Truelove Music published artist gracing the front cover of Mixmag’s December technology issue alongside the likes of Richie Hawtin, Matador, Loco Dice and Chris Liebing. All of that plus a killer remix of Sasha’s ‘Rivaldo’ out earlier this month! Nicole on 🔥🔥🔥


‘Fade’ reaches no.30 in official UK downloads chart

The third single from Kanye West’s Life Of Pablo album ,‘FADE’ featuring a sample from Truelove-published, Chicago House classic ‘Mystery Of Love’ has reached no. 30 on the Official UK Downloads Chart, peaking at no. 50 in the Official UK Singles Chart. ‘Mystery Of Love’ was originally produced by Larry Heard AKA Mr. Fingers and Robert Owens under the Fingers Inc. moniker in 1986.

Truelove Music, Kate Moss & Charlotte Tilbury’s New Fragrance

Renowned make-up artist to the stars Charlotte Tilbury has launched her debut fragrance Scent Of A Dream with an online video featuring ‘You Got The Love’ by The Source feat. Candi Staton and starring the stunning as ever Kate Moss. The video was devised by artist and director Antoine Wagner and directed by Baillie Walsh and sees Kate and actor/model Nathan Mitchell partying to the Truelove Music-published soundtrack. We’re delighted to see this project finally come together after month’s of hard work. Check it out:

Kanye West’s ‘FADE’ feat. ‘Mystery Of Love’ sample hits Radio 1 A playlist

Kanye West’s new single ‘FADE’ featuring a sample from Truelove-published, Chicago House classic ‘Mystery Of Love’ has been added to BBC Radio 1’s A playlist. Released in 1986, the seminal record was originally produced by Larry Heard AKA Mr. Fingers and Robert Owens under the Fingers Inc. moniker. Listen to the original alongside Kanye’s new release below.

Truelove Music scores Coca Cola Ad Campaign


Truelove Music founder John Truelove, performing as The Source, produced and co-wrote the original ‘You Got The Love’ 1991, 1997, 2005 hits featuring Candi Staton which was more recently covered by Florence & The Machine.

John has been collaborating closely with the brand and says of the Coca Cola hook-up “It has been fascinating, exhilarating and sometimes exasperating, but it has opened up my eyes to how much we in the music industry have to offer creatives in other media – especially with our deeper understanding of current music culture and how a song is likely to work in the hands of different artists.”

Following its first phase across terrestrial TV, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #ReasonsToBelieve it was rolled out through all media across Northern and Western Europe during 2014.

120 Publishing

Truelove Music strikes multi territory admin deal with Ministry of Sound Australia’s publishing company 120 Publishing.

The catalog has an exciting collection of  performers and producers with many international collaborations and sync placements under their belts. Included international names are Sam Littlemore, DJ Angger Dimas, Tom Piper

Also known as Sam La More, Littlemore is an Australian record producer songwriter and recording artist working in Hollywood, Sydney and London. He is best known as one half of Tonite Only and his productions with Gwen Stefani, including her debut solo hit “What You Waiting For?”. His production work with Grammy / Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter and producer Rick Nowels can be heard on Nelly Furtado’s album ‘Loose’. The Potebelleez huge single Don’t Hold Back was a Littlemore co-write and co-production. Forthcoming is work with Pnau and Parachute Youth

DJ, producer and gourmet food critic Tom Piper, is a 120 Australian export, simultaneously running his own independent label whilst taking Australia by storm with his coast to coast residencies.
Indonesian DJ Angger Dimas is another member of the 120 family now being looked after by Truelove Music, having performed alongside and collaborated with giants such as Tiesto and with tracks frequenting the set lists of David Guetta, Chuckie and Armand Van Helden, Angger Dimas is well and truly making his mark on the international electronic music scene.