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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.


‘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!