We are all very shocked by the sudden passing of our great writer and even greater friend James Winchester. The thoughts of the entire 23rd Precinct Music and Notting Hill Music family are with Shena and Tyler, his loving family. He will be sadly missed but James’s music will live long and his friendship will be in our hearts forever.
We welcome J-Doe to our family, a US Grammy-nominated songwriter who has collaborated with the likes of Jamie Foxx, Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown and Sean Kingston. We are proud to have this talanted man on board!
We are very pleased to announce our new addition to the family, Miss Rachel K Collier! Rachel is a Welsh singer-songwriter from Swansea. She studied Creative Music Technology (BMus) for four years at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama before moving to London in 2010 to further pursue her music career. She is known for her songs "Hard Road to Travel" and "Boom Boom (Heartbeat)". Welcome Rachel, glad to have you on board!
Our very talented singer/songwriter Danni Nicholls 'First Cuckoo of Spring' will appear in tonight's season premier episode of Sons of Anarchy! Keep your ears open and listen out for this cracking tune! click here for full version.
The new Itch single “Another Man” smashes into the Australian single charts this week at number 12 with a bullet. It’s wonderful that the world is catching up with Itch and his awesome talent that has been obvious to us right the way through his career with The King Blues and into his solo work on Red Bull Records. Catch the amazing video here
Congratulations to our long-time writer and friend Charlie Simpson on his UK Top 10 album chart entry today with the superb Long Road Home. It also debuts at number 1 on the Independent albums chart. This is Charlie's second UK Top 10 solo album following his debut Young Pilgrim back in 2011
Here is the video for Mary J. Blige's wonderful cover of Shalamar's "A Night To Remember" which is featured in the number 1 US box office movie Think Like A Man Too. Click here for the video! Enjoy!
Roger Sisto's Go Dancing / Feel So High is featured in this week's Beatport 'Staff Picks'!
Ayah Marar recently released her new video for 'Bass Soldiers' see the cracking video here!
Our colleagues John Saunderson and Leo Whiteley attended BMI's garden party a few weeks back. See here for the lovely piece in Music week HERE!
Read about our great partners 23rd Precinct in this nice write up by Baad Glasgow here!
Make sure you get your tickets for Kids In Glass Houses last tour, for still available venues please click HERE!
Notting Hill Music arranged a summer ball on the 2nd of July. It turned to be a complete success, over 250 people arrived and just had a blast. There was drinks, food, musical acts and a lot of laughter. We are very pleased to have such amazing industry friends and talented artists. Among the music acts we had were Danni Nicholls, Sam Gray & Joe Killington, Natives, Nancy Langton & Femi Santiago playing during the night. They were all fantastic and we are very proud to have you all on our team. To see the rest of the photos, click HERE!
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"Charlie Simpson invited industry friends to his album announcement party last week at London's 'home of ping pong', Bounce. The singer/songwriter's latest offering is called Long Road Home and will be released on August 4 with first single Haunted set for radio. Pictured to the left are (L-R) Richard Dawes (Dawbell),Charlie Simpson, Tristan Lillingston (1983 Management), Lisa Birch (Dawbell) Leo Whiteley And John Saunderson ( Notting Hill Music Publishing), Amelia O'Shea ( Dawbell)" - Nice write up in Music Week from Charlie Simpson's pre-listening album party!
"The finest folk and americana live music night in London!" Sounds intresting? It sure is one good night, head down to The Haberdashery in London tomorrow evening to watch our gorgeous gal Danni Nicholls perform with loads of different talented people on stage.Click here to find out more about the event.
Our very own Debbie Blackwell have co written 'ILLUMIN△TE ME' together with James Kinnear, Jon K and produced by Carl Hanaghan which is now featured on the new Beach House 2014 album, things are just getting better!! Well done girl! Get your summer party started right HERE!!!
Another top hit wonder from our very own songrwiter/singer Claire Rodrigues! Claire attended the DWB Songwriting camp and together with Albi Albertsson & Chris Meyer they wrote the song 'indestructible' that is now featured in the next Girls Generation album. "I am so happy, another dream come true" - Claire Rodrigues. Get your copy HERE!
Don't miss out on Kids In Glass Houses's new gig at Bridgwater Palace on Thursday the 17th of July with support from A Tale of Two Cities & Bridges! This is a show you don't want to miss out on, get your tickets HERE!
Itch is back and he is back strong, this will blow your mind! Check out his brand new official video for "Another Man" Here --> LINK. After hearing this, we can not wait to hear the rest of the debut album! Get your 'The Deep End' copy here!
Head over here to win a pair of tickets for the 2000 trees festival where you will be seeing Bleach Blood, Kids In Glass Houses & Natives performing.
The highlight of the summer? All the amazing festivals ofcourse! Natives, Bleach Blood & Kids In Glass Houses will all be attending this year 2000 trees festival. Get your tickets HERE!
As you all know, the awesome band Natives is all about their fans and trying to give back as much love as possible. They will be releasing their new album 'Egypt Lane' next month, and they want YOU to be a part of it! What are you waiting for? To receive a free MP3 download of L.O.V.E. to assist you, and for full details on how to send in your own footage for the video, drop them an email with your name to email@example.com - they will also be sharing the best entries on facebook and on twitter over the next 4 weeks. For more information, head over to : www.facebook.com/follownatives
Our Head of A&R John Saunderson attended the seventh International Music Summit in Ibiza last week. The conference is growing year by year and it was rumoured that there were around 900 delegates from all over the world. Each year the IMS team find the best possible industry speakers and experts to talk about the hot topics of the day. Click HERE to find out more about IMS.
Check out Natives brand new video Ghost
John Saunderson (A&R) just got back after 2 hectic days in Sweden where he brought our very talented young lady, Katerina Bramley. She’s been writing new hits with the rest of the talented people at Roasting House over the last few days. ”We had a wonderful experience at the Roasting House Songwriting Camp. Theo and Thomas, our hosts were amazing. Hide from Soundgarphics was so focussed on the briefs. That guys really knows his stuff. It was fascinating. I'm really looking forward to hearing the creations that were born in Malmö” - John Saunderson.
Ever wonder what a writing camp really is all about? Have a look here to hear what John Saunderson ( A&R) has to say about it - Link
These guys have been flying across the UK in a windstorm and won't be long til' they go global. We are proudly representing these wonderful guys with great talent. Remember where you heard them first! Natives' amazing VEVO DSCVR session is now live! Watch the interview and live performance of 'Can't Say No' here Make sure you catch the band live on their forthcoming tour - http://follownatives.com
After a long week of blood, sweat and tears we finally made it! The second Writing camp ever made here in Notting Hill Music. 3 Days, 60 writers/producers, 20 studios & 70 AMAZING songs in the end! Just wanted to say a huge thank you to our great partners at BMI & Tileyard Studios, always a pleasure working with you. And ofcourse a big great thank you to all the artists who did so well, such talented people!
We have had tracks on 2 consecutive number 1 US albums with Schoolboy Q and Rick Ross as well as 6 tracks on the Top 10 album this week from Ashanti. They will be followed into the Top 20 next week by the new Ledisi album, on which we have 4 songs. We have the top added song at Urban AC this week from Tank and our recently signed single "Confident" by Justin Bieber has passed the 40m views mark on youtube. Next week sees the release of the movie Rio2, in which we have one of the key songs specially composed for the film by our writer, Taura Stinson. Taura also has 2 tracks on the current UK number 2 album by Paloma Faith and we also have 2 tracks on next week's UK number 1 album from George Michael.
We have been enjoying stellar edm success in the US with no fewer than 5 hits currently riding high on the Billboard dance charts. They are:- Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar "Thinking About You", Fergie featuring Q-Tip & Wiz Khalifa "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody", Danny Howard & Futuristic Polar Bears "Thundergod", Arian Grande "Right There" and DJ Fresh featuring Dominique Young Unique "Earthquake".
Long-term Notting Hill writer Ayah Marar follows the UK Top 10 single success of her collaboration with Calvin Harris, "Thinking About You", entering the US Hot 100 this month. Now top 20 at US pop radio and number one on the Billboard dance charts. Her solo single, "Beg Borrow & Steal" has been released by Radikal in the US after storming the Billboard club play chart at the end of 2013 which she follows with appearances at SXSW and WMC later this month.
March also sees the release of the much-anticipated debut album from Natives, "Indoor War" on Transmission Recordings. The band is garnering glowing reviews for the album and following a trip to the Philippines to play a festival with Red Hot Chilli Peppers, embark on a tour of the UK and Europe to support the release of the album and its first single "Can't Say No". If you can’t make it to a show here is the video!
Our Glasgow based publishing partner, 23rd Precinct Music, has enjoyed a fantastic start to the year with the signing of Robert Hodgens a.k.a. Bobby Bluebell and his back catalogue of songs including the Texas hit singles "Detroit City", "Summer Son" & "Black Eyed Boy" as well as The Bluebells' UK number one single "Young At Heart" and all of his work with The Bluebells. We are very excited at the prospect of pairing Bobby with both Notting Hill writers and the very best third party writers to work on new material for placement with artists around the world.