Saffron Sprackling, lead singer with Nineties alt-rock band Republica signs a global publishing agreement with Mojo Music & Media ahead of the re-release of the band’s back catalogue and a new studio album expected in the autumn. Republica stormed the world with four mid-‘90s singles, “Bloke”, “Ready To Go”, “Drop Dead Gorgeous”, and “From Rush Hour With Love”. The worldwide deal includes administrative, creative and synch services and covers Saffron’s entire catalogue as well as future work.
American jazz alto saxophinist and composer, Paul Desmond, is best known for his work with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and composing they're biggest hit 'Take Five'. In addition to his work with Brubeck, he led several groups and collaborated with Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Jim Hall, and Ed Bickert. Chelsea have started representing his personal publishing catalogue which includes the smooth number above 'Bossa Antigua'.
Chelsea are now representing Harlan Howard's catalogue for the UK. Harlan's was a prolific Nashville country music writer with a career spanning six decades. Among the songs in this catalogue is the great 'Blue Highway' performed above Neil Diamind and Chet Atkins.
Chelsea music add some fresh catalogue by representing Respect Music in Europe, blues classic Little Johnny Taylor's 'Everybody Know About My Good Thing'. The latter was covered by The Rolling Stones in their recent cover album .
Congratulations to Bill Withers for winning the PRS for Music Special International Award, which is presented to an international songwriter who has had an outstanding career and been a major influence on the British music industry.
The long awaited single by Mary J Blige off her upcoming 13th studio album, "Strength of a Woman", has included a sample from one of our published song, The Bay City Rollers - Give A Little Love. Check out that song below, spot the sample!
Yet another string to the Chelsea bow is the representation of jazz legend, John Handy, catalogues. We now represent the Hard Work and Veda Music catalogues in Europe, which feature many great jazz numbers, including the Jazz-Blues classic "Hard Work".
Our first acquisition of the 2016 is the Weems catalogue, predominantly Mason Williams written songs featuring the above worldwide hit, the 1968 novelty song Esther & Abi Ofarim "Cinderella Rockefella", and "Classical Gas" (below) a baroque pop/classical guitar hit of the same year performed by the man himself amongst many other stars.
The upcoming film "I Believe in Miracles", which tells the real-life story of Nottingham Forest's 1979 European Cup win, will use the exceedingly funky General Johnson song "Temperature Risin'" from our catalogue.
The film has received great reviews in the critics' private showings and is set to premiere in Forest's home ground itself on 4th October. It will hit the cinemas for the general public on 9th October.
Chelsea Music are proud to announce the signing of classic Italian song "Marina". The song was written and performed by Rocco Granata originally but has since been covered by the likes of Dean Martin, Gipsy Kings and Andre Rieu.