A big congratulations and good luck to all the AIM Awards Nominees we work with.
Archives for September, 2012
Artist: Diamond Version
Genre: Alternative – Electronic
Diamond Version is a collaborative project between two of the most groundbreaking, experimental and forward thinking creators in modern music, Byetone and Alva Noto. As joint heads of the German-based label Raster-Noton, and with solo projects Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) and Byetone (Olaf Bender), they have been releasing work that spectacularly blurs the lines between the visceral and the conceptual, bridging the gap between gallery and dancefloor.
The duo have known one another since they were teenagers growing up in Germany. A common ground proved intuitively easy to tap into. âCarsten and I share a strong interest in rhythmic music. We also share an idea of general aesthetic, as in design, and prefer even in music, more and more roughness. With Diamond Version we will follow this rough rhythmic direction, we are not DJs and we’re less interested in delivering a functional music to a social situationâ.
Artist: Blue Boats
Release: Summer’s Down
Label: Brapscallions Records
Olly Gale aka Blue Boats releases his hotly anticipated debut single ‘Summer’s Down’. Led by a sun drenched vocal washed with reverb, the track mixes 80s synth pop with 00s surf pop’ and is sure to leave listeners craving the nostalgic feeling of road trips, BBQs and a never-ending summer. With his music being labelled everything from surf pop to dream pop, it takes strong influences from the past but comes out with something exciting and modern.
Currently doing a film degree at University in Bournemouth, Olly somehow manages to take some of his film knowledge and translate cinematic images into his music. Being located by the seaside hasn’t been too rewarding this summer, but has meant Blue Boats’ sound has a beach-tinge to it, although it sounds more like he’s based in Southern California rather than the South Coast of England.
Here at Believe, we offer a Trade Marketing service on all of our key releases. A dedicated Trade Marketing team ensures that our releases are presented to digital stores in the UK and around the World (where rights are applicable) a while before release. This ensures that all promotional opportunities that are available can be explored in order to secure the maximum exposure possible for our labels.
Here is an example of a recent success story from the Trade Marketing department. Â
âContactâ was the third studio album from the Noisettes, released on 27th August. Â A household name in the UK, the band were highly involved in the 2012 celebrations that took place over the summer. Scheduled performances included The Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park, the BT River of Music festival and concerts during the Olympic Games.
Trade Marketing approach
Key retailers were sent the album press release and a private album pre- stream link in early July. This raised awareness very early on and allowed time for retailers to approach us with ideas to maximise promotion.
–Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â âAlbum of the Weekâ features were requested in advance with relevant retailers.
–Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The product was pitched to all retailers worldwide.
–Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A version for Germany, Austria and Switzerland was created with a Friday release with Friday release date to ensure strong coverage.
–Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Rdio pre-stream in Germany 26th â 31st August was secured.
Artist: Doleboy Millionaire ft Fem Fel & Shola Ama
Release: Good Life
Label: Believe Recordings
Genre: R&B – Hip Hop
Upon discovering that they’d both worked with the King of Pop Michael Jackson, production wizards Kay and Gee joined forces to become Doleboy Millionaire. Both have worked with some of the biggest entertainers in the world, including Jay Z, Santana, Diana Ross and Mick Jagger and their new single âGood Life’ features hip hop artist Fem Fel and beautiful 90s R&B singer Shola Ama.
Featuring multi million selling artist Shola Ama (and following her single with Toddla T) and Skepta and Wretch 32 collaborator Fem Fel, Doleboy Millionaire release their debut single with massive support from MTV Base, Flava (Playlist), Channel 4’s Freshly Squeezed, BBC 1Xtra, 1Take TV, Grime Daily, Channel AKA (playlist), Entertainment Focus, Mobo online, NME, SB.TV, Flow Nerds, 4 Music and many more.
Artist: Freeze The Atlantic
Genre: Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
Forming in late 2008, âFreeze The Atlanticâ have a solid ethos at their core â making rock music and enjoying rock music. Started initially by Andy Gilmour from âHundred Reasonsâ with Jon Pearce and Guy Davis, from the band âReubenâ, they quickly signed up second guitarist and long time friend Tom Stevens (Archie and the Instincts) and started writing brand new material. After a UK tour in 2010 with âAttack! Attack!â featuring Liv Puente (Laruso) on guest vocals, the band recruited singer Chris J Knott (Twelve Titans). This year also saw original member Jon Pearce leaving for pastures new with the band drafting in bassist Sean Shreeve (Spectrum 7/Talking Endlessly), resulting in the current line-up.
Today marks the release of Freeze The Atlantic’s debut album ‘Speakeasy’. Displaying elements of both Rueben and Hundred Reason’s pop/rock stylistics, the album is as familiar as it is refreshing. Driving rhythms and melody is underpinned with a punk rock ethic that’s impossible to dislodge from your memory.
Wax Tailor âÂ Dusty Rainbow from the Dark
GENRE:Â Dance – Electro
âDusty Rainbow from the Darkâ, the new album by Wax Tailor is out now through LabâOratoire.
With this album, the French producer gives us a musical tale inspired in large part by the enchanted world of children. His fourth long player is also a charming allegory on the escapist power of music.
This multicolored fable with an international cast takes us on a wandering path through psychedelic trip-hop and baroque hip-hop. Wax Tailor has redefined his craft, giving us a work that is at once modern and timeless.
Also, one of the strength of this record is certainly to have assembled such a cast (Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Charles, Elzhi, Charlotte Savary, Sara Genn, Shana Halligan, Mattic, Ali Harter, A.S.M, Akua) and manage to utilize them in the context of a plot.
Check out the album here:
Believe Digital extends its range of distribution today by signing a partnership with the streaming video platform MUZU.TV, and offers you the opportunity to deliver your official videos and secure monetisation. If you accept it, your video catalogue will be delivered on the thematic genre channel associated with your videos.
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Its various partnerships also make your catalogue available on platforms such as Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox Live and Sony Internet TVs.
As with other video platforms partners, we will take care of everything:
- Distribution and monetization of your videos
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- Editorial and promotional operations
- Repayment of your royalties, in full transparency
Donât wait to discover MUZU.TV and its functionalities: http://www.muzu.tv
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Dave Stewart â The Ringmaster General
LABEL:Â Rocket Science
GENRE:Â Rock – Alternative
Stewart creates a potent and distinctive musical gumbo, mixing in rock, blues, country, rhythm & blues and psychedelia in this album. His songs are alternately moving and wry; they are filled with twists and turnsâboth musical and lyricalâthat constantly surprise with repeated listens. Stewart’s voice has an alluringly mysterious quality that guides the listener through these stories of, explains the ringmaster himself, âlove, discovery, and…â
Recorded and mixed by John McBride at his famed Blackbird Studio in Nashville, âThe Ringmaster Generalâ features 11 new songs, including striking duets with Alison Krauss, Diane Birch and Joss Stone and a duet sung with and co-written by Jessie Baylin. Also featured are the blistering skills of guitarists Orianthi and Tom Bukovac, drummer Chad Cromwell, bassist Michael Rhodes, steel guitarist Dan Dugmore and Mike Rojas on piano â some of the finest musicians in Nashville.