Blue Mountain Music is an independently owned music publishing company established in 1962 by Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell.
Blue Mountain Music is an independently owned music publishing company established in 1962 by Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell.
Playstation's new commercial for the games console Vita features the infectious Rizzle Kicks track Dreamers, which sampled the brilliant Blue Mountain Music song Rainbow Chaser by Nirvana.
This December sees the release of Baz Luhrmann's take on F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The epic trailer includes Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'No Church in the Wild' which samples the fantastic Blue Mountain Music song 'Sunshine Help Me' by Spooky Tooth.
Comcast has renewed their relationship with James "Tomorrow" to continue representing the global brand.
Check out the incredible performance of "Don't You Want Me" Human League by Darren Criss and Lea Michele on the hit show Glee!
Check out the hit comedy film "Just Go With It" (Adam Sandler & Jennifer Aniston) featuring the Bob Marley/Tainted Love Mash - up of"Is This Love" and "Waiting in Vain" performed by Annie Lennox. Info: On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.
Based on Neil McCormick's celebrated memoir "Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelganger", this highly anticipated film adaptation is set to hit cinemas soon. "It's the story of my life as a failed rock star, which is a very strange thing to see unfold on a movie screen. Most people deemed worthy of the biopic treatment have actually done something memorable, even historical, warriors, sports legends, entertainment superstars, great peace activists. All I did was royally screw things up for myself, while my school friends in U2 went on to achieve everything I ever wanted. But actually more people have the experience of failure than success, so there is a kind of everyman quality to a loser's story, which is what drives the film." - Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (03/12/2010)
The fantastic TEENAGERSINTOKYO "New Day" has been placed in US hit TV series Gossip Girl. Featuring at a party in season 4 episode 7 (War At The Roses), the track is garnering huge attention on the blog-sphere following the sync.
Wieden + Kennedy have created a fantastic new spot for Nokia with director Thomas Hilland. Shot entirely on their new N8 phone, it features "New Breath" by Kap Bambino, which is now available to download from the Ovi Store.
The latest brand promo for News Of The World features Plastiscines anthem "Barcelona", taken from the Butch Walker produced album "About Love".
Bob Marley makes his debut as the first reggae artist in Rock Band DLC with the classic greatest hits album, Legend. Featuring hits like "No Woman No Cry," "Buffalo Soldier," and "Redemption Song," the tracks will be available on Sept. 21
Channel 4 comedy "The Inbetweeners" will be using Justice "Genesis" to promote their latest series both online and in cinemas across the UK.
The Johnny Nash cover of Bob Marley's "Guava Jelly" features in Shane Meadows fantastic new series This Is England '86. Set three years after the original feature, the entire cast reprise their roles in an era when England's unemployment was soaring and the Mexico hosted World Cup was hitting screens across the country.
Danone Actimel have licensed Bob Marley classic "Three Little Birds" for a series of commercials in Ireland. Using a variety of bespoke re-recordings, the adverts focus on the family values of the brand and carry the established tag line "Full Of Life".
Sky Sports Ford sponsored show Monday Night Football will be using Fluke classic "Absurd" for their opening/closing stings and sponsorship spots throughout the 2010/2011 Football season.
UK retailer Morrisons continue to shine with their use of this Take That/Steve Robson penned song...
Keep an eye out for the final chapter of Shrek this summer, and devote an ear to the words of Bob Marley's "One Love"...
The Duplass Brothers latest "Cyrus" features not only an a-list cast but an incredible soundtrack...check out The Human League "Don't You Want Me" as showcased by John C. Reilly...
New Black Films Produced "One Night In Turin" features both James "Come Home" and "How Was It For You?"
Shep Solomon co-write "Engines" features in the latest Number 9 Films production "Perrier's Bounty". The fantastic cast presents high hopes for this UK production.
EA Sports have licensed Baaba Maal's "International" for this years World Cup game release. Topping the UK All Formats chart, it's likely to remain a firm favourite throughout the summer.
Starring Jeff Daniels, Lisa Kudrow, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds, Paper Man features Earlimart's "Broke The Furniture".
The latest release in the Twighlight Saga features Amadou & Mariam / The Magic Numbers collaborative effort "All I Believe In", a beautiful piece composed especially for the movie sound track.
Chips Ahoy! have licensed The Human League's "Don't You Want Me" for their latest ad campaign
Fredo Viola has written a beautiful track, Adventure Song, for the latest Nissan Cube campaign.
The trailer for Quentin Tarantino's latest film "Inglourious Basterds" features Justice "Genesis".
The latest series of Skins is nearly upon us, and Ali Love has joined the party to promote the forthcoming series...
Next (fashion retailer) will be using Justice "D.A.N.C.E" for a new online spot promoting a tie-in competition with Universal Studios.
Michael Moore is at it again in his latest political documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story". The soundtrack features The Human League's wonderful track "(Keep Feeling) Fascination".
Tattoo studio based TV show Miami Ink are using Toots & The Maytals track "Funky Kingston" as their theme tune...funky funky!
Visit Scotland have re-licensed the wonderful "Fisherman's Blues" by Steve Wickham for their latest commercial...
Kano has featured in the latest COI Diploma spot, not only lending a tailored track to the advert but also appearing onscreen. His support for the campaign stretches far, with diploma students not only helping in the creation of the ad itself but also for the accompanying music video for "More Than One Way".
Vodafone Ireland have licensed Plastiscines "Barcelona" for their latest spot.
Vodafone have re-licensed their take on Bob Marley's "Jamming" for the promotion of their international call rates. A low-res stream of the commercial can be viewed below:
A new Topshop viral uses Plastiscines stomping new track "Camera".
The latest chapter in the American Pie series uses James "Laid".
The second expansion pack for GTA IV has been released, with Sugar Minott joining the already Blue Mountain-heavy soundtrack...
Activision's fantastic new game DJ Hero features Justice mashups with both Dizzee Rascal and Public Enemy. Check out the Genesis vs Fix Up Look Sharp remix below...
Rak Bank have launched a new campaign featuring classic James track "Sit Down".
Ubisoft have licensed Justice "Genesis" for the new Assassin's Creed II advert.
The PSP version of Little Big Planet features Sidestepper track "Hoy Tenemos"
Miller Beer have chosen Justice vs Simian "We Are Your Friends" for their latest spot.
Hit US TV show "Gossip Girl" will feature and onscreen performance from Plastiscines this season. Tracks placements include "I Could Rob You", "I Am Down" and "Bitch".
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have released a Take That specfic game disc, featuring 2 Steve Robson co-writes ("Beautiful World" and "Shine")
La Phaze "Little Face" has been licensed for the latest season of hit US show Entourage.
Television Room's "Coffee Houses" has been licensed for Bored To Death, a fantastic US show starring Jason Schwartzman.
Charlie Brooker takes shifts his focus from the news and onto computer games, but Grandaddy are still coming along for the ride...
Bob Marley's "One Love" continues to be the music of choice for Jamaica's tourism board - it's a beautiful song for representing the peace and unity promoted by the spot. An extended edit of the commercial can be seen below...
Burberry have licensed James classic "Laid" for their latest online spot. You can check the video out on their website now.
Directed by Fred Durst & starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Ritter, The Education Of Charlie Banks trailer features Fredo Viola's beautiful track "The Sad Song".
US TV show The Philanthropist licensed Baaba Maal's "International".
"Genesis", the HUGE track from French electro duo Justice, has been adopted by Levi's to advertise their new jeans...
Harmonix Rock Band 2 features Free classic "All Right Now".
Ed Banger signed SebastiAn features on the soundtrack for the much anticpated new release for PS3, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue.
Blue Mountain signed artist Baaba Maal contributed to the Far Cry 2 soundtrack with co-writer Marc Canham.
A short film featuring Gwyneth Paltrow and directed by Dennis Hopper has become the central piece in the new advertising campaign for Italian luxury goods brand Tods. The short was shot by Mario Testino and shown at the Cannes Festival. The film features the great Gigi track 'Enoralehu'.
Seth Rogen and James Franco star in Pineapple Express, the trailer for which features classic Free song "Trouble On Double Time"
U2's Pride (In The Name Of Love) has been licensed for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's new Buzz game for the PS3
Top trainer brand Converse have chosen Bob Marley's "One Love" for their latest campaign, a simple yet effective spot to echo the message of the classic song's lyrics.
Rimmel London's latest spot brings Moving Units incredible track "Going For Adds" to screens across the land...
Cadillac have licensed the huge track "Genesis" by Justice for their latest Escalade commercial.
Modern classic "A.M. 180" by Granddady has been licensed for the latest Dodge campaign in the US...
Directed by Anne Fletcher and starring Katherine Heigl, feature film "27 Dresses" uses sontemporary classic "D.A.N.C.E" by Justice.
Directed by Craig Lucas and written by Elyse Friedman, this comedy stars Matthew Perry and Hilary Swank. The movie uses the underground hit "Sad Song" by Fredo Viola.
Bacardi have licensed Fluke's fantastic "Blue Sky" for their latest spot... The beautiful commercial was created by MPC for RKCR/Y&R and edited at Final Cut.http://www.moving-picture.com/index.php/commercials/235.html#id=album-13548&num=1
Hippie Hippie Shake is a film covering the notorious trials of 'Oz' magazine's Richard Neville and Felix Dennis. Directed by Beeban Kidron (Bridget Jones/Great Moments In Aviation), the film includes the use of Quintessences' "Only Love" & and "Supernatural Fairytales" by Art/Spooky Tooth. Furthermore, the film re-stages Free's iconic perfomance at the Isle Of White Festival. Film Info: In 1966, Britain is emerging from the drabness of the post-war 50â€™s and a political and sexual revolution is underway. On the other side of the world in Sydney Australia, counterculture journalist Richard Neville and artist Martin Sharp decide that they want to be part of Swinging London. Ambitious and determined to be at the heart of the changing times, Richard re-launches OZ â€“ a satirical and subversive magazine from their university days. With girlfriend Louise Ferrier, he assembles a team of journalists, including fellow Australian Germaine Greer. When Martin adds his artistic genius to the mix, the magazine is launched. OZ soon becomes the handbook for the counterculture. When a youthful Felix Dennis joins the team to sell advertising space in the magazine, it is a success and for the next couple of years, the OZ team finds itself at the epicentre of the Sixties movement, surrounded by rock musicians, liberal intellectuals, artists, designers, hustlers and fabulous freaks. The age of free love and flower power comes into full bloom. It doesnâ€™t last. Richard and Louiseâ€™s relationship becomes complicated in world of free love, and when teenage school-kids are invited to edit OZ as a stunt, the British Establishment takes particular offence. Richard, Felix and fellow editor Jim Anderton are arrested and sentenced for Obscenity. OZ is thrust into another sort of limelight and Richard finds himself at the centre of a trial that grips the nation. Unwittingly, he finds himself the spokesperson for an entire generation, fighting for the right to freedom of speech and creative thought. Based on Richard Nevilleâ€™s memoirs of this time in his life HIPPIE HIPPIE SHAKE is â€˜the dreams, the trips, the trials, the love-ins, the screw-upsâ€¦..THE SIXTIESâ€™
Proctor & Gamble have licensed Janet Kay's wonderful "Silly Games" for their new commercial.
The Blood Arm feature on the soundtrack to J.J Abrams produced disaster movie "Cloverfield".
Hollywood blockbuster "I Am Legend" pays homage to Bob Marley on numerous occasions throughout the film, including the fantastic "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Stir It Up" scene linked below...
Directed by Francis Lawrence and Starring Will Smith, Alice Braga & Charlie Tahan. This US blockbuster has not only used Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff", "3 Little Birds" and "Redemption Song" throughout the film, the lyrics and spirit of Bob Marleyâ€™s work form an integral part of the plot as the main character pursues his struggle despite the odds against him. This aspirational film has been nominated for 9 awards and has grossed $170.2 million worldwide to date.
â€œKickin' It" is a documentary that tells the story of the 2006 Homeless World Cup, held in Cape Town, South Africa. Produced by Ted Leonsis (producer of award-winning documentary "Nankingâ€) and directed by Susan Koch has licensed the track "For The Cup" by Baaba Maal produced by The Roots.
Directed by Morgan Spurlock of â€˜Supersize Meâ€™ fame, this humorous but hard-hitting documentary licensed the Ernest Ranglin track "Haayo" featuring Senegalese singer Baaba Maal.
The remix that brought Justice to the scene, that of Simian's "Never Be Alone", has been licensed for the latest Sony Handycam spot.
Written and directed by Jonathan Levine and starring Ben Kingsley, has licensed "Long Shot (Kick De Bucket)" by reagge pop outfit The Pioneers. The classic track was a huge UK hit of the late sixties and led the band to relocate to London where the same track "Long Shot Kick de Bucket" was covered by The Specials on their Special AKA Live.
The Congos classic "Children Crying" has been used in a fantastic new Heineken spot, check it out!
Starring Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy, "Notes On A Scandal" features a wonderful dance scene with the soundtrack of Toots & The Maytals classic "Funky Kingston"
I went to see Free at the Marquee Club on Wardour Street in 1968.
I WAS BLOWN AWAY. THEY WERE TOTALLY AMAZING!
I went backstage and asked them to come over to my office the next day. The leader of the band was the youngest, 15, I think.
THAT WAS ANDY!
I met them with Guy Stevens who worked with me and was probably the most creative person I had ever met in the record business.
Guy didn't like the name Free too much and felt he had a much better name.
When we met with the group, I told them how much I loved the band and very much wanted to sign them but I was unsure about their name.
Guy then said he thought they should be called The Heavy Metal Kids.
Andy Fraser looked at Guy and then looked back at me and very politely said 'We would love to sign with Island but if you want to sign us our name is FREE’
From day one, he was in charge and ran the group's account which at its HIGHEST point was only 4 POUNDS in debt to ISLAND RECORDS.
I also signed him to BLUE MOUNTAIN MUSIC and for many years Free have had the biggest earning song, ‘ALL RIGHT NOW’
It is so sad for me and all of us that he has passed at such a relatively young age.
He was a great writer, musician and a very honourable man.
Chris Blackwell, March 18 2015
Blue Mountain Music is very saddened to learn of the passing of our writer and good friend, Andy Fraser.
Best known as the bass player in the hugely influential rock band, Free, Andy signed his first publishing contract with Blue Mountain Music in 1968 thereafter co-writing Free’s biggest hit, ‘All Right Now’.
A bona fide rock classic and radio airplay staple, ‘All Right Now’ recently received a Special Citation of Achievement Award from US performing rights organisation, BMI, to commemorate 5 million airplays in the USA alone.
Along with fellow Blue Mountain Music writer, Paul Rodgers, Andy defined the legacy of the band in co-writing such rock standards as ‘Fire and Water’, ‘Broad Daylight’, ‘The Stealer’ and ‘My Brother Jake’.
Following Free’s disbandment in 1972, Andy continued his involvement in music forming the band Sharks before writing ‘Every Kind Of People’ which went on to become a hit for Robert Palmer.
In recent years, Andy’s focus was the company he founded, Mctrax International, through which he discovered and developed talent. This included guitar protégé, Tobi, with whom Andy extensively toured, performed and promoted.
Ever professional to the last, Blue Mountain Music had an almost daily working relationship with Andy.
He will be sorely missed.
Having closed 2014 with the release of 'The Best of The Czars' and the ‘Live in Concert with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra’ release as well as a rapturously received tour with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, 2015 will see John Grant’s unique voice, star and charm continue to shine.
A massive London date for the London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 12 November 2015 has just been announced with tickets on general sale on February 06 2015.
Also booked in for this year is an appearance at The Galway Arts Festival as special guest to Sinéad O’Connor at the Festival Big Top on July 23rd.
2 days later, John will be performing at the 6th Deer Shed Festival at Baldersby Park in Yorkshire which boasts a great line up including Billy Bragg, Lisa O’Neill and Damien Dempsey.