UK Music Video Awards Nominations

Posted Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Nominations have been announced for this years UK Music Video Awards. Alt-J, Metronomy, Paolo Nutini, Jungle, FKA Twigs, Coldplay, Disclosure, London Grammar, Jon Hopkins, Peace and Paloma Faith are among the British acts who pick up multiple nominations in this year’s UK Music Video Awards, the annual celebration of creative and technical excellence in music videos made in the UK and beyond, which takes place at the Southbank Centre in London on Monday November 10th. Metronomy lead the charge as

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The Ten Commandments of Music Rights in Film from ThinkSync Music

Posted Monday, February 25th, 2013

I’m sure I’m not alone in admitting that I am a complete rookie when it comes to putting music in films. I find it mind-boggling. In fact, I usually ignore the matter until the very last stage of production when I have pretty much no budget left. I then remember that getting the rights to the music I want usually involves paying a lot more people than just the artist. ThinkSync Music provides music services for film, TV, commercials, games

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MANCHESTER – Future Artists Film and Media Festival Nov 1st to Nov 4th 2012

Posted Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Future Artists’ Film & Media Festival ~ Thurs 1st-Sun 4th November ~ The Black Lion, Salford Opening LAUNCH PARTY @ THE SHARP PROJECT FILM STUDIO – YOU ARE INVITED!!!!!!!! Get your FREE Ticket here    http://futureartistsfilmandmediafestival-eorg.eventbrite.com/ http://www.futureartists.co.uk Future Artists’ Film and Media Festival is a collaborative project, bringing together a selection of both emerging and established entrepreneurs in the industry. Its aim is to explore how the next generation of media creators are breaking new ground in digital storytelling and to celebrate the

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Rocktober

Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Some friends of mine considered calling their kid Rocktober but alas they didn’t. But I digress. October has been a rocking month. I saw some great bands at CMJ, spending most of my time at Union Pool (because it’s close by and I’m lazy). La Société Expéditionnaire showcase last Wednesday was wonderful. There’s nothing I like more than sitting on a barstool in a cozy venue listening to people with lovely voices playing guitar. Check out all the artists on

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Oh my! Ola Podrida’s Lost and Found video

Posted Friday, October 19th, 2007

Quite a few people have been blogging about this video recently and for good reason. It is utterly weird and just the right side of genius. Ola Podrida frontman David Wingo did the music for David Gordon Green’s wonderful films George Washington and All the Real Girls. He also did the music for Todd Rohal’s The Guatemalan Handshake and Todd is the director of this jaw-dropping masterpiece of surreal nuttiness. Enjoy.

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Rock and Roll baby!

Posted Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

I just picked up my CMJ badge at the Puck building. Wow, it’s quite a change of scene from the IFP Market. More check-shirts, bangs, and beards for one thing! I’m trying to be all grown up and get over my obsession with boys with guitars but it all came flooding back for a second today. I remembered that I nearly got “ROCK” tattooed in huge Wild West letters on my back not too long ago. Before I chickened out

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Radiohead let the fans decide

Posted Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Radiohead are letting their fans decide how much to pay to download their new album In Rainbows. When you order the download it gives you the option to fill in the amount saying “It’s up to you” and then “No really, it’s up to you.” Is this the future of the music industry – trusting loyal fans to pony up the bucks for the work that they value and love, circumventing the bureaucracy and dishonesty of the music industry? Would

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