Distribution, publishing, artistic advertising and finance firm Downtown Music Providers (DMS) has inked a worldwide music publishing with French band AIR.
The admin and providers cope with AIR covers the band’s full again catalogue, together with the debut album Moon Safari and songs equivalent to Attractive Boy, Playground Love, La Femme d’Argent, Cherry Blossom Woman and All I Want.
Downtown Music Providers says will probably be working carefully with the band to maximise new alternatives for his or her music, and introduce new generations to their catalogue.
AIR have been shaped within the mid-Nineties by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, and are identified for albums equivalent to 2004’s Talkie Walkie, 2007’s Pocket Symphony, 2009’s Love 2.
The band have been lately named among the many Prime 200 Most Vital Artists of the final 25 years by Pitchfork.
DMS was launched in April as a subsidiary of Downtown Music Holdings, following a shift to focus completely on music providers after Harmony acquired the New York-based agency’s total owned music rights catalog for $400 million.
In November, the corporate introduced a raft of senior US promotions.
Kasey Fries was promoted to the function of Vice President of Operations, while Geoff Halliday took on the function of Vice President of Advertising and marketing.
Bryan Mooney was additionally promoted to the function of Vice President of A&R (Pop/Different).
“I’ll always remember listening to AIR for the primary time.”
Mike Smith, Downtown Music Providers
Mike Smith, International President of Downtown Music Providers, mentioned: “I’ll always remember listening to AIR for the primary time, in a world of guitar anthems and breakbeat heroes, their Premiers Symptômes EP in 1997 arrived totally shaped from one other planet and completely floored me.
“Moon Safari is a masterpiece and but Nicolas and Jean-Benoit at all times pushed ahead, reinventing themselves by soundtracks and albums each industrial and experimental.
“Their catalogue represents among the most timeless music ever made. It’s a nice honour to be given the chance to work with this exceptional music and convey its genius to a brand new era.”
“AIR’s music is one in every of a form.”
AIR’s administration workforce, mentioned: “AIR’s music is one in every of a form and have become a benchmark for the sound of the brand new century. Their combination of analogue sounds, ethereal vocals and true songwriting originality deserves to fulfill a brand new viewers, which we intention to realize with this affiliation. We’re delighted to start out this collaboration with such an amazing workforce & group.”
“This partnership is about being artistic with a legacy.”
Laura Bedikian, Downtown Music Providers
Laura Bedikian, Senior A&R Supervisor at Downtown Music Providers, mentioned: “As a artistic, rising up on AIR’s music and later working with writers and artists influenced by AIR, it’s a true honour to characterize their catalogue immediately.
“This partnership is about being artistic with a legacy and discovering new and thrilling methods to succeed in the most recent era, a era whose ears got here throughout their music with out them even realizing it.
“This new mission has introduced large pleasure all through all Downtown’s workplaces, and because of this we do what we do and as a French individual, I couldn’t’t be extra proud to have our musical historical past a part of Downtown now.
“I’m equally excited to start out this new journey with among the most revered and historic managers of our territory and past.”
“it feels good to be Downtown now!”
AIR, added: “We began within the suburbs, it feels good to be Downtown now!”Music Enterprise Worldwide