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Aki Omori signs to Blow Up Songs

We are pleased to announce that Aki Omori has signed a publishing agreement with Blow Up Songs for worldwide representation of her catalogue, which include co-writes with The Orb and Freaky Realistic.

Aki a London based artist was a vocalist for Freaky Realistic for the album Frealism on Polydor Records, the song Koochie Ryder was picked by actor Bill Nighy chose as one of his Desert Island Discs selection. Aki was later a featured guest vocalist for The Orb for tracks Once More which peaked at #38 on the UK Singles Chart and Centuries both taken from the album Cydonia (Island Records 2001) and also for the track Sail with The Orb.

Alex Paterson of The Orb commenting on Once More “Aki Omori used to sing with a band called Freaky Realistic and we hooked up a few years ago. For once, we actually sat down round the kitchen table and started writing the song – which is unheard of for me”.

Aki also worked with William Orbit for a time for the project Strange Cargo.

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Adrian Lane signs to Blow Up Songs

We are pleased to announce that Adrian Lane has signed to Blow Up Songs for worldwide representation for his compositions for the albums Slow Autumn At My Window, I Have Promises To Keep and Home Diaries 23- Indigo and Salt Peter. Blow Up will also represent the masters for the these albums for sync licencing.

British artist Adrian Lane produces quiet, intimate neo-classical music that explores sounds largely from acoustic sources, but using the computer as a writing tool, he works much more like an electronic musician. The music feels acoustic, and employs a combination of age-old instruments (piano, violin, alto and baritone bowed psalteries, acoustic guitar, banjo, zither, glockenspiel) mixed with synthesizers and virtual instruments and constructed in a way that could only be achieved with modern technology.  Adrian likes to tread the line between the real and the synthetic so that this would be difficult to discern for the listener.

Adrian Lane has released 8 albums to date, on the labels Preserved Sound, Hibernate Recordings and Whitelabrecs, and each album focuses on a different palette of sounds. Some albums are largely piano based, and others have no piano at all, focusing more on stringed instruments.

Each piece has a melancholy, cinematic quality with a strong sense of melody; “It’s quite amazing to experience the diverse piano melodies that Lane is able to create throughout a 53 minute masterpiece of works.” writes Ambiance Glitters on his album ‘I Have Promises To Keep’.

“… an itinerary of reflective and autumnal sensations, oriented towards a serene and subtly melancholy contemplation” – Music Won’t Save You

Cosmetique signs to Blow Up Songs.

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Churchill has signed an agreement with Blow Up Songs to represent her compositions for the noughties alternative pop duo Cosmetique for worldwide music publishing representation. The deal will include all the compositions for the bands two albums I Was Born In A Disco Funpub and The Lace and the Longing. This now brings both of the Cosmetique duo members of Sarah Churchill and Justin Anderson together under the Blow Up Songs umbrella, as Justin is already published for his share of these compositions by Blow Up Songs.

For further Cosmetique / Blow Up Songs reading: https://www.blowupsongs.com/roster/artists/cosmetique/

Blow Up Songs signs agreement with Rocking Gorillas Music for catalogue representation in Brazil.

Blow Up Songs is pleased to announce that it has signed a sub-publishing agreement with Rocking Gorillas Music to represent the Blow Up Songs catalogue for Brazil. The deal will include creative licencing representation for sync opportunities in the territory.

Big Boss Man 'Hail Caesar' used in the film Hotel Eleon in Sochi.

Hail Caesar which is taken from the forth Big Boss Man album Last Man on Earth was recently licenced for use in the Russian film Hotel Eleon in Sochi. The film is part of the long running hit comedy series Kitchen that airs on STS.

Hail Caesar was written by Nasser Bouzida. Performed by Big Boss Man. Taken from the album Last Man on Earth (Blow Up Records).

Blow Up Songs signs agreement with K9 Music Publishing for representation in Romania.

Blow Up Songs is pleased to announce that it has signed a sub-publishing agreement with K9 Music Publishing Romania to administer the Blow Up Songs catalogue. The deal will include creative licencing representation for sync opportunities in the territory.

Brendan O'Hare signs to Blow Up Songs.

We are pleased to announce that Brendan O’Hare has signed an agreement with Blow Up Songs for worldwide music publishing representation. The deal will include all of his compositions for Telstar Ponies, Macrocosmica, Fiend and Mogwai.

Brendan is a Scottish multi-instrumentalist who came to prominence as drummer with the Teenage Fanclub (1989-1994), a role which he has reprised for tours with the band in 2006 and 2018. He has also had an involvement with God Bless Records (with Dave Barker) and has worked as a live sound engineer and producer.

Justin Anderson signs to Blow Up Songs

We are pleased to announce that Justin Anderson AKA Justin ‘Liquid’ Anderson has signed an agreement with Blow Up Songs for worldwide representation. The deal will encompass two co-writes for the debut Add N To X album Vero Electronics (Blow Up Records), songs for the Freaky Realistic album Frealism (Polydor Records), which actor Bill Nighy chose for his Desert Island Discs selection. Whilst songs from the heart of a 90’s Shoreditch Mains Ignition Turn On and Cosmetique Disco Fun Pub are also included.

As a songwriter, producer and performer, Justin has now worked in the music business for thirty years. Since the noughties he had success with soundtrack composition and writing instrumental music, securing syncs with major brands.

Andrew Aveling signs to Blow Up Songs.

Andrew Aveling has signed an agreement with Blow Up Songs to represent his full catalogue of songs worldwide. Andrew who has had a long association with Blow Up Records being an original member of Add N To X for their debut album ‘Vero Electronics’ (Blow Up Records 1996) and the spin off group VA6. Other titles that will be represented include songs for The White Sport and The Littl’ans which includes a co-write with Peter Doherty ‘Their Way’ which reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart in 2005.

Paul Tunkin re-elected to IMPEL board.

At the IMPEL AGM today it was confirmed that Blow Up Songs founder / MD Paul Tunkin has been re-elected to serve on the IMPEL board for a third year. He was re-elected along with Cooking Vinyl Publishing MD Ryan Farley who has also served three years since the inaugural board in 2018.

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