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Love Island Promo Sync

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Happy to report that ‘Lose Control’ by Meduza, Becky Hill and Goodboys is featured in the winter 2020 launch and cast reveals for ITV series Love Island. The track is co-written by Truelove Music writer  ‎Luca de Gregorio and peaked at number 11 in the UK singles chart. The placement represents a second Truelove sync for the series after the Alex Calver penned track ‘Get Likes’ was used in the 2019 edition. Check out the promo along with the full track below.

Milka Christmas Campaign

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Excellent to see and hear a special recording of ‘You Got The Love’ by The Source feat. Candi Staton featured in the Milka Christmas campaign. Celebrating a theme of ‘The Unsung Hero’, the brand partnered with the European Union of the Deaf who acted as consultants during the creative and production process. To ensure the music in the film was accessible to the Deaf community, a musical interpretation of the soundtrack using International Sign language was also produced. The track is available to stream via Spotify. Check out the full ad below.

‘You Got The Love’ Benetton Sync

Delighted to report that ‘You Got The Love’ performed by The Guilty Pleasures was placed in the campaign for United Colors Of Benetton’s latest fragrances. The perfumes are described by Benetton as ‘the new expression of the dream revolution and the latest fragrances to join the United Dreams universe. Two perfumes designed to inspire people everywhere to believe in the extraordinary power of dreams to change the world.’ The iconic house track originally performed by The Source feat. Candi Staton is undoubtedly a fitting musical choice for the ethos behind the campaign. Check out the ad below.

‘Remixes Are More Flexible, pt1.’ by GusGus

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‘Remixes Are More Flexible, pt1.’ by electronic pioneers GusGus has landed on all major platforms via independent label Oroom. The seven track release features reworks from CPI, David Alvarado, Métrika & Henry Cullen as well as three original works from the Icelandic band including ‘Came Back To Life’ a collaboration with vocalist Sisely Treasure. The EP’s title takes its name from ‘Lies Are More Flexible’, the 2018 album from which the remixes have been taken. You can listen to Henry Cullen’s rework of ‘Don’t Know How To Love’ below.

Giorgia Angiuli track selected for Netflix series.

Pleased to announce that ‘Nothing To Lose’ by Giorgia Angiuli was selected for the latest series of the Netflix show ‘Terrace House’. The track, taken from the ‘In A Pink Bubble’ album, was featured in episode 23 of the Japanese reality show which follows the lives of six strangers from different walks of life, who live under the same roof while getting to know and date each other. The sync placement follows Truelove Music selections in previous series of the show for Lovely Laura and Elekfantz. Check out the official video for the track below.

Mr. Fingers in Comedy Central Sync

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Chicago house classic ‘Mystery Of Love’ by Mr Fingers has been placed in the hit Comedy Central TV show South Side. The series, which premiered in July 2019, is created by Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle and set in the Englewood district of Chicago’s South Side. It centres on a pair of newly minted community college graduates and small-time hustlers who are always cooking up some petty scheme with an eye toward upward mobility. The show’s soundtrack is notable for its rich selection of music associated with the city. ‘Mystery Of Love’ is one of three tracks – alongside ‘Can You Feel It’ and ‘Washing Machine’ – considered landmarks of the house music movement that grew out of Chicago in the 1980s. Listen to the original dub version below.

Francisco Allendes DJ Awards Winner

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A huge congratulation to Truelove artist Francisco Allendes after he picked up the Ibiza DJ award at the 2019 DJ Awards. Francisco has been a major player on the Ibiza scene for many years now, predominantly in his role as resident at UNITED ANTS, but also consistently appearing at venue’s across the island. The ceremony was held at Heart Ibiza in the island’s capital and also saw big wins for Chase & Status, Charlotte De Witte and Carl Cox amongst others. Check out Francisco playing at Tomorrowland 2019 below and be sure to catch him on the white isle soon.

Larry Heard track placed in STARZ series

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Delighted to announce that ‘You Rock Me’ by Larry Heard Presents Mr. White was placed in episode 4 of the latest series of Sweetbitter. The series, based on the novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler, follows Tess as she navigates New York City and its world of drugs, drinking, love, lust, dive bars and fine dining. Starring Ella Purnell and Tom Sturridge, it was originally broadcast via the STARZ network. ‘You Rock Me’ was co-written by Heard and Chad White and released via Alleviated Records in 2006. Listen to the full track below.

Alex Calver penned tune featured in Love Island

The latest release from DJ/producer/vocalist Nancie was co-written by Truelove Music writer Alex Calver and featured in the latest series of the hit show Love Island. ‘Get Likes’ is released by Capitol Records UK, check out the official video below..

 

MAC Cosmetics Campaign Success

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Thrilled to reveal that ‘You Got The Love’ is used in the MAC Cosmetics VIVA GLAM 25 campaign. Originally founded in 1994 to fight HIV/AIDS, VIVA GLAM is using the 25th anniversary campaign to expand its reach to include the rights of women, girls and the LGBTQ+ community. ‘You Got The Love (Now Voyager Mix)’ was originally released by The Source feat. Candi Staton and a new version of the song was recorded especially for the sync by acclaimed producer Stelios. The campaign features the likes of singer Troye Sivan, model Jacob Bixenman and activist Deja Foxx. Check it out below.

‘All I Am’ featured in Hollyoaks Titles

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Happy to announce that ‘All I Am’ by Jess Glynne was placed in the latest Hollyoaks Soap Awards Titles Video. The song was originally released through Atlantic in August 2018 as the second single from her second studio album, Always In Between. The bass line of the track borrows heavily from the 2000 song “Finally” by Kings of Tomorrow co-written by Truelove Music writer Jay ‘Sinister’ Sealee. ‘All I Am’ peaked at no.7 in the UK singles charts. Check out the Hollyoaks titles below.

‘You Got The Love’ in BONDS Campaign

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Delighted to announce that iconic house track ‘You Got The Love’ features in the latest ‘Baby Search’ campaign for Australian clothing company BONDS. Originally recorded by The Source feat. Candi Staton, ‘You Got The Love’ (Now Voyager Mix) was recorded by Sneaky Sound System for use in BONDS’ latest search for babies to feature in their advertisements. Check out the video below.

 

GusGus tracks placed in upcoming STARZ series

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Delighted to announce that ‘Don’t Know How To Love’ and ‘Teenage Sensation’ by GusGus have been placed in the upcoming STARZ series ‘Now Apocalypse’. The series is directed by Gregg Araki, co-written by Araki & Karley Sciortino and stars Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund & Beau Mirchoff. Steven Soderbergh is among the executive producers for the 10 episode comedy that explores identity, sexuality and artistry while navigating the strange and oftentimes bewildering city of Los Angeles  The show is due to premiere on March 10 with the GusGus tracks featuring in episodes 102 and 107.

You can watch the trailer for the upcoming series below along with the official video for ‘Don’t Know How To Love’.

Pnau track placed in HBO comedy

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Delighted to share that ‘Go Bang’ by Pnau was placed in the superb comedy series Sally4Ever. The song was originally released in October 2017 as the second single from the band’s fifth studio album Changa. Sally4Ever is a HBO/Sky Atlantic co-production about a love affair that quickly spirals out of control written, directed by and starring Julia Davis. ‘Go Bang’ featured in episode 6 which was first aired in November 2018 and is currently available on demand via Sky.

You can watch the trailer for Sally4Ever and listen to the track below:

 

Sync success with Netflix show ‘The Innocents’

innocentsExcited to report that ‘Chameleon’ by Pnau is the latest Truelove Music sync success of 2018. The hit song featured in episode 3 of the first season of Netflix series ‘The Innocents’ starring Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott and Guy Pearce. Originally released in November 2016 as the lead single from Pnau’s fifth studio album Changa, ‘Chameleon’ peaked at number 4 in the Australian charts. The series has been available for streaming since August 24 and the placement follows several successful Truelove Music syncs with Netflix in 2018. You can listen to the track below.

 

Two tracks placed in BBC series

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Delighted to announce that ‘Break One’ by Killaflaw & ‘Just For One Night’ by Henry Cullen have both been placed in the forthcoming BBC series The A List. Described by Digital Spy as a supernatural teen thriller with ‘dark secrets, friendship, romance and betrayal’, The A List was filmed in remote locations in Scotland and has been written by Dan Berlinka, Nina Metivier and Kate Davidson. The complete box set is available on BBC iPlayer from 25 October. Both synch placements feature in episode 4 of the series. Check out the trailer below..

Royalties to include data from MRT

Music creators will receive royalties from performances of their music played by DJs in nightclubs, as PRS for Music and PPL expand their distribution policies to include data generated from music recognition technology, in turn improving the accuracy of royalty distributions.

The policy changes come following a year-long nationwide pilot carried out by the two music rights organisations. The pilot tested the accuracy of music recognition technology in identifying music played by DJs and evaluated how the data gathered could be used to supplement existing distribution methods.

Members of both organisations receive their first royalty payment from data collected and reported via music recognition technology in nightclubs this year.

A small music recognition device installed in participating nightclubs, listens to the music a DJ plays and analyses it against a database of millions of individual sound recordings, creating highly accurate setlist information. PRS for Music and PPL then use this setlist information to distribute royalties back to the creators of those recordings and works.

Over 31 million seconds of music have been captured by music recognition technology in participating nightclubs so far, with up to 95% of all music played successfully reported back to PRS for Music and PPL.

Now both organisations are calling for more venues to adopt the devices and encourage members to upload their recordings and metadata to chosen tech partner, DJ Monitor, to ensure continued positive progression for the future.

Mr Fingers tracks featured in BBC 4 Documentary

Two tracks by Larry Heard have been included in a new BBC Four documentary exploring how house music grew from an underground phenomenon into a global industry. Episode one of ‘Can You Feel It’ aired on Friday 22 September and featured ‘Mystery Of Love’ and ‘Acid Attack’, both seminal tracks by Heard under the Mr Fingers moniker. The episode follows the 4/4 beat from its disco origins through remix culture to house, techno, acid house and the current EDM explosion. Two further episodes are due in the coming weeks.

You can listen to the tracks in full below and click here to watch the documentary.

Latest Japanese Sync Success

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Excited to reveal that ‘Blush’ by Elekfantz will feature in the latest series of Terrace House: Opening New Doors! The track will be used in episode 32 of the Netflix (Japan)/ Fuji TV co-production which will be released on 11 September. The placement follows two previous successful syncs in the series already this year with ‘Summer Love’ by Lovely Laura and ‘Save Your Soul’ by Lovely Laura & Ridney being used in episodes 22 and 17 respectively.

You can watch the video for ‘Blush’ in full below:

‘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

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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

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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

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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.