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 - http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/makeithappen/song-camp-behind-scenes/
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 - http://vevo.ly/aUxMBy Make sure you catch the band live on their forthcoming tour - http://follownatives.com/site/shows/
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.