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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.