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‘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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GusGus live Kraftwerk Berlin secretshow #neuland #mysterium

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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.



Florence & The Machine cover You Got The Love

Florence and the Machine recorded a cover version of John Truelove’s Now Voyager version of You Got The Love in 2008 for indie label Moshi Moshi. Subsequently signed to Island/Universal, it charted (top 10) at the end of 2009, helping to propel Florence’s Lungs album to multi-platinum status, and leading to the famous Brits live mash-up performance with Dizzee Rascal. The resulting release rose to #2 in the UK national charts.

Since then the song’s already impressive list of usages has stretched ever further and wider including commercials for international brands such as Mitsubishi, Vodaphone, Avon Cosmetics,  numerous TV licences including X-Factor, America’s Got Talent, The Greatest Loser,  So You Think You Can Dance, and games licences for Sony Nintendo and Wii


Katy Perry earns a platinum disk for Sandy Vee

Katy Perry earns a platinum disk for truelove composer Sandy Vee with her song Firework

Sandy composed the music to Firework in collaboration with Stargate. The record peaked at number 3 in the official UK chart and remained in the top 75 for  more than 30 weeks.

Truelove Music places Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ into new 2013 British Gas campaign.












Rihanna hits #1 with Sandy Vee


Rihanna gets a UK number 1 with Only Girl (In The World). Music composed by Sandy Vee in collaboration with Stargate.















DJ Magazine history feature on the Source

In April 2012 DJ magazine featured The Source in their Game Changers series

Read the full article here … click for DJ Mag pdf

Sex And The City uses John Truelove’s mix of You Got The Love

Sex and the City is an American cable television and film series. The original run of the show was broadcast on HBO from 1998 until 2004, for a total of ninety-four episodes. The very final episode “An American Girl In Paris (Part Deux)” featured You Got The Love (Now Voyager Mix) produced mixed and co-written by John Truelove. The song was used for a massive two and half minutes as the background for the closing scenes and final credits The show was primarily filmed at New York City’s Silvercup Studios and on location in and around Manhattan. Since it ended, the show has been aired in syndication on networks such as TBS, WGN, and many other local stations. However, basic cable outlets at local stations excise certain explicit show content that was broadcast in the original version. In 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.”

Recent Syncs (include Vogue TV, Coca Cola, CBS TV, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Wii, Sony Playstation, X-box)

  • Winston – Steve Lawler brand partnership

  • Coca Cola – Taio Cruz’s “Higher” used for Olympic campaign

  • Vogue (TV) – Guy J’s “Electric Tale” used for opening series

  • CBS TV – John Graham’s “Waiting For The Rain” used in CSI NY

  • Chanel – Gui Boratto’s “Soledad” and “Striker” used in SS 2012 catwalk and iphone app

  • Bottega Veneta – Gui Boratto’s The Drill used in catwalk and bespoke CD

  • and multiple Karaoke games – Wii, Sony Playstation, Microsoft X-Box




Mihalis Safras ‘Out Of The Box – Remixes’ released

After the release of his artist album ‘Out Of The Box’ on Toolroom Records, Mihalis Safras is welcomed back to the label with ‘Out Of The Box: The Remixes’, combining quality productions from a host of talented artists that provide their own take on his infectious creations.
With remixes from Rene Amesz, Rafa Barrios, Manuel De La Mare, Filthy Rich, Dosem, D-Unity, Mario Ochoa, Egoism, Matt Smallwood and an essential rework from techno legend Mark Broom. The album blends the talent of established names within the industry with the productions of the dance music maestro, Mihalis Safras, resulting in something for everyone. This truly is an album that’s not to be missed!




John thanked the membership for their resounding endorsement of his candidacy on this, his first attempt to join the board. He reiterated his commitment to represent the whole membership and encouraged members to communicate issues they want aired.