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The Bicycle Music Company is pleased to announce that it has entered into exclusive worldwide publishing agreements with the Estate of George Harrison, including the Harrisongs catalogue, as well as the works of Dhani Harrison.
The agreement covers legendary George Harrison’s deep well of classic songs from The Beatles’ White Album, Abbey Road and Let It Be, including evergreens such as “ While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Here Comes The Sun” and “Something”, and Harrison’s array of solo works beginning with his monumental triple record set, All Things Must Pass (1970), which topped the charts and featured songs like “What Is Life”, “I’d Have You Anytime”, “Isn’t It A Pity” and the first number one song by a former Beatle, “My Sweet Lord”. Throughout the next few decades Harrison released nine chart-topping solo albums from Living In The Material World (1973) through to Brainwashed (2002), with a string of hit singles including “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)”, “Crackerbox Palace”, “Blow Away”, “When We Was Fab” and “All Those Years Ago”.
Also included are Harrison’s contributions by The Traveling Wilburys, the unassuming yet undeniable super-band he formed in 1987 with his pals Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, who collectively churned out two albums full of much loved songs like “End of the Line” and “Handle With Care”.
George Harrison scored music for the film Wonderwall (1968), and Dhani, a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist in his own right, now carries that torch, having scored the 2012 film Beautiful Creatures with his band thenewno2. In addition to thenewno2 albums , Dhani has recorded as Fistful of Mercy with Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur, releasing the 2010 album, As I Call You Down on Dhani’s own Hot Records Ltd. His further film and television scores include The Divide, Seattle Road and Learning To Drive.
In addition to being one of very few of the royal class of twentieth century music icons, George Harrison is an original rock humanitarian. In 1971 Harrison envisioned and organized the first ever benefit concert that had global magnitude, The Concert For Bangladesh. Far ahead of its time and with a mission to raise international awareness and fund relief for East Pakistan refugees, the concert featured a supergroup that included fellow, former Beatle Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar and a host of other notable musicians who performed many of Harrison’s songs of the era and resulted in a bestselling album and feature film.
On September 28, 2014, Dhani organized the star-studded concert event, George Fest: A Night To Remember The Music Of George Harrison, which was filmed and recorded at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and featured a who’s who of contemporary musicians to pay tribute to their favorite Harrison songs. In aid of Harrison’s charity, The Material World Foundation, the concert will be available in all physical and digital formats on February 26, 2016.
At over 400 songs between these catalogues, Bicycle’s oversight also includes certain songs of Ravi Shankar and Dark Horse Records artists Attitudes, Splinter and the Stairsteps, as well as the scores to various films produced by Harrison.
The Bicycle Music Company is pleased to announce it has entered into an exclusive global publishing agreement (inclusive of creative synch representation) with legendary GRAMMY Award winner, songwriter/artist/producer Daniel Lanois. One of the world’s most influential music producers and renowned sonic shaper of albums by the likes of U2, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris and Bob Dylan - Lanois’ own artist catalog includes a string of critically and commercially acclaimed solo efforts from Acadie, The Beauty Of Wynona, Belladonna and Shine, through to his most recent, ambient-steel–guitar driven album, Flesh and Machine.
Still raising the spirit of music and opening up doors to the unknown, Lanois is currently mixing and mastering a new album and follow up to Flesh and Machine set to debut in May 2016 via Anti/Epitaph Records. The album sees the maestro coming full circle to the ambient/experimental work that he and Brian Eno were at the forefront of in the late 70’s and early 80’s. In addition to the new album, several film soundtrack and score projects are set for release in 2016.
The Bicycle Music Company is pleased to announce it has entered into an administration agreement with New York and Nashville based Razor & Tie Music Publishing as part of the recent broader strategic investment by Concord Bicycle in Razor & Tie, which includes Razor & Tie Recordings and the multi-platinum Kidz Bop franchise. Bicycle will administer the company’s 10,000 plus song catalog, as well as future songs from its active songwriter roster which includes hitmakers Catt Gravitt, Koko LaRoo, Britt Burton, Tofer Brown, Brian Kierulf, Costas, Maggie Eckford and Phillip LaRue.
In Razor & Tie Music Publishing’s seven year history, it has had multiple platinum selling hits including: “Home” – Phillip Phillips (5X Platinum Certified and #1 on ten Billboard Charts), “Why Ya Wanna” – Jana Kramer (Platinum Certified), “Cupid Shuffle” – Cupid (3X Platinum Certified) as well as four #1 Country Singles: “Whiskey In My Water” – Tyler Farr (Gold Certified), “Over” – Blake Shelton (Gold Certified), “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton (2X Platinum Certified), and “Alone With You” – Jake Owen (Platinum Certified). Current singles include Jessie J’s hit single “Masterpiece”, Top 20 Country single – “We Went” – Randy Houser, and “Shut Up And Fish” – Maddie & Tae which was the most added single on Country Radio. In addition, Razor & Tie Music Publishing writers and artists have had many high profile synchs across all media.
Razor & Tie brings the total of Bicycle’s administered songs portfolio to near 70,000.
The Apollo Theater announced today that a Billie Holiday hologram show created with Hologram USA will be its first presentation in the expansion of its daytime programming which celebrates the iconic theater’s legacy and enduring impact. This new initiative will launch in late 2015 and utilize state-of-the-art hologram technology developed by Hologram USA. The program will draw upon legendary and contemporary artists to illustrate the Apollo’s impact on American music and culture. The magic of the same technology which created the Tupac Shakur hologram at Coachella 2012, will present the experience of seeing and hearing the iconic Billie Holiday in the setting of the Apollo stage where Ms. Holiday honed her skills, beginning with her debut at age 19 followed nearly 30 performances occurring at every major phase of her career.
Holiday’s influence on generations of jazz singers and musicians is without peer. Her Apollo engagements included solo concerts, as well as performances with the Count Basie Orchestra, Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. Holiday was inducted in the Apollo’s Walk of Fame earlier this year in a ceremony that included a performance by jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, one of the many contemporary musicians who credit Holiday’s influence on their careers.
In the continuing celebration of Billie Holiday’s centennial, The Bicycle Music Company and the Holiday estate are thrilled to partner on this initiative which will help connect contemporary audiences with Lady Day’s music and legacy in a fresh, exciting way.
The Bicycle Music Company mourns the loss of one of the greatest songwriters of the past fifty years. The beloved Wayne Carson passed away today at the age of 72, leaving behind a career and legacy that spanned several decades and musical genres (Country, Rock, R&B, Pop), as a hit songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. With a portfolio of hit songs that includes the ever-iconic “Always On My Mind” (Elvis Presley, The Pet Shop Boys, Willie Nelson) and “The Letter” (The Box Tops, Joe Cocker), Carson was a two time Grammy Award winner in addition to earning CMA, ACM, NSAI awards and being a member of The Nashville Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame. Carson’s songwriting credits also include classics recorded by the likes Perry Como, The Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings, B.J. Thomas, Leon Russell, Gary Stewart, Tina Turner, Brenda Lee, Mel Tillis, Conway Twitty, Dan Auerbach and multiple hits by 1960’s pop group The Box Tops. Carson’s songs have been featured in dozens of films and television shows, most recently the use of “The Letter” as recorded by the Box Tops in the Universal Pictures blockbuster animated feature Minions.
Carson is survived by his wife and son.
Following up on their successful 2014 EP From The Spark and tours with Bastille, RAC and Small Pools, Grizfolk have been blazing trails at a feverish pace. Today the Los Angeles-Stockholm based alt-rockers release their bass heavy and mischievous first single, “Troublemaker”, for a preview of what’s to come on their debut full length album which will release later this year.
Bicycle congratulates Ms. Lauper on her induction to the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The ceremony was held at New York's Marriott Marquis where, in tribute to Cyndi, Carly Rae Jepson performed a heartfelt rendition of Cyndi's evergreen smash hit "Time After Time" followed by the honoree's own theatrically glitter-filled performance of her song "Hatful Of Stars". Other inductees, presenters and performances included Van Morrison, Lady Gaga, Linda Perry, Tony Bennett, Toby Keith, Stephen Colbert, Willie Dixon and Robert Hunter on behalf of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.
In addition it has just been announced that Ms. Lauper's name will be added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame which will be graced with her star in 2016.
It was 20 years ago today! Produced and co-written by Glen Ballard, Alanis Morissette's groundbreaking, multi platinum 1995 debut, Jagged Little Pill, has sold more than 33 million copies worldwide. This phenomenally successful album stayed in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 for over one year and remains the #3 best-selling album in history as well as the best-selling solo album and best-selling debut album of all time. Jagged Little Pill produced four Billboard top 10 hit singles: "You Oughta Know", "Ironic", "Hand In My Pocket" and "You Learn". Honored as Billboard's "Top Pop Album of the 90s," Jagged Little Pill earned three Grammys: Best Rock Song ("You Oughta Know"), Best Rock Album and the coveted Album Of The Year. Ballard was also nominated for Producer of the Year. Along with Radiohead's OK Computer and Nirvana's Nevermind, Jagged Little Pill is widely acknowledged as one the three most important albums of the 1990’s alongside Nirvana’s Nevermind and Radiohead's OK Computer.