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Artists Louis has worked with and/or acknowledged in 2017 (so far):

Worked with:

  • Steve Aoki: Dim Mak Records, Ultra Records (Sony), Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Jay Pryor: Future House Music 
  • “Sir” Nolan Lambroza: Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Digital Farm Animals: Syco/RCA (Sony)
  • Lunchmoney Lewis: Columbia (Sony)
  • Jason Evigan: EMI Publishing (Sony)
  • Matoma: Pulse Recordings (Independent)
  • Skylar Grey: Interscope Records (UMG), Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Rozes: Lost Colony Music (Independent), Warner Chappell Publishing Group
  • Jesse Thomas: Red Parade Music Group (Independent)
  • Nick Monson: Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Sasha Sloan: Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Eric Rosse: Capitol Records (UMG), Warner Chappell Publishing
  • Camille Purcell: Virgin EMI Records (UMG), Sony ATV Publishing
  • TMSLDN (production team of Tom Froe Barnes, Ben Kohn, Peter Merf Kelleher): Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Samuel Elliot Roman aka ROMANS: Roc Nation, Sony ATV Publishing
  • Sarah Blanchard: (no info, wrote with Clean Bandit)
  • Pablo Bowman: Universal Music Publishing Group (likely)
  • Richard Boardman: Band signed with Polydor (UMG), Universal Music Publishing Group

Twitter mention/recommendation:

  • Digital Farm Animals: Syco/RCA (Sony)
  • Hailee Steinfeld: Republic (UMG)
  • Devlin: Devlin Music, Island Records (UMG) 
  • Julia Michaels: Republic (UMG), Warner Chappell Publishing

lololypopy  asked:

Hey sweetie ! Asking for your opinion on this. I'm not sure I understand why people say Louis is the leader of 1D and that he made what 1D is/was today. Is it because he wrote most of the songs on the last album ? (Liam did too). Like I saw some posts saying that it's partially thanks to Louis that Harry, Niall and Liam are "free" today. In interview I definitely saw that he was kind if a leader for the boys. But how come it is too for business.

Hi there!

We know from several sources that the boys were supposed to have individual, preconceived images that distinguished them as archetypes of a boyband (similar to how the Spice Girls each had a “handle”).

The Sony hack basically confirmed these shallow, idealized, patronizing images that included a description of Harry as “adorably slow.”


The consensus is that Louis, being the oldest, and the member w/ the most experience in the entertainment industry, had influence over the boys in their dealings with management. After 2011, it was increasingly clear that Simon Cowell had a vision of One Direction as a typical boy band that would 1. never evolve musically, and 2. never develop an audience outside of their base.

This is not a crazy fan theory. It was confirmed by Ross Golan’s interview of Savan Kotecha, who co-wrote WMYB.



The interview, which came out earlier this year, confirmed a lot of fan theories about the restrictions the boys had in their musical creativity, and their conflicts with the songwriters hired to write their music.

I discuss it further here, if you’re interested.




So the upshot is that Savan Kotecha lost his job because he could no longer argue against Louis Tomlinson. Many of the writers subsequently had to deal with a more empowered One Direction because of this struggle.

Personally, I believe that what we learned about the boys’ creative struggle is a “canary in the coal mine” about their interactions with management.

Louis is outspoken, not easily intimated, and not afraid of conflict. The other boys, in contrast, do not engage well with conflict. You see how, in interviews, they shy away from questions that are at all challenging, and their body language reflects their unease. Sometimes it can be detected in written interviews too.

Harry has dealt with this by seeking new management and breaking old ties as soon as he was able to. Liam and Niall went to different labels. Zayn also went to a different imprint (RCA) under Sony.

The impact of the loss of Simon’s Syco empire cannot be overstated. It wasn’t just that he lost control to Sony (and in effect owns only 10% of Syco) but that the value of the company dropped from multiple hundreds of millions of pounds to about £60 million when it lost One Direction, and failed to develop another comparable act.

Louis’ signing with Syco is not any different than signing with Sony. Syco is majority-owned by Sony.

What Louis has been going through professionally since July 2015 (which was when Syco’s shares were sold to Sony) is a coordinated effort to destroy his career by 1DHQ. It’s revenge.

What 1D-related media (The DM, The Sun) print about the boys is also very telling. These stories paint Louis as a negligent father, a bad friend, a low-classed, talentless hack, etc. Their agenda is to destroy Louis Tomlinson’s career.

Louis is, as you point out, the 1D member with the most songwriting credits.


The influence of 1DHQ is fading, in my opinion. Louis is making new music. There’s evidence that he has written with the best songwriters at Warner Chappell and elsewhere. Outside of any reputation of “being difficult to work with” (he has strong opinions about songwriting, I have no doubt), Louis is a $multi-million brand. Industry bigwigs are not going to ignore him; they’re not going to turn down a chance to work with him, if he is free and available. He has a ready-made fanbase, and his songs are going to sell, no matter what, just like his band mates’.

One other thing: John Ryan still works for U.K. X-Factor. It’s a source of good income for him. Interpret that how you will.

Here’s to hoping for happier days.

Hope that helps.


Issue #17 of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is out today, and I finally finished my third Squirrel Girl Mix CD! Could The Cardigans’ cover of Iron Man be Tony Stark’s ringtone? We may never know. And you can actually get a parody song called Only Squirrel (In the World) if you are so inclined, but I have the original on my playlist because…Rihanna. Also, I continue to be delighted by the fact that so many songs are about/mention squirrels in some way! Keep up the good work, musicians!

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Mix Volume 3

  1. I’m An Animal–Neko Case
  2. Railroading On The Great Divide–Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
  3. I Have a Plan–Warner/Chappell Productions
  4. Iron Man–The Cardigans
  5. I Think I’m a Clone Now–”Weird Al” Yankovic
  6. Just This Side Of Blue–Squirrel Nut Zippers
  7. Kicks–Paul Revere & The Raiders
  8. My Team–Randy Valentine
  9. Look At Me–John Lennon
  10. Crime Fighting Buddy–SNUZZ
  11. Know Who You Are–Pharell Williams (with Alicia Keys)
  12. Only Girl (In the World)–Rihanna
  13. Big Yellow Taxi–Joni Mitchell
  14. I Am the Brain In the Jar–Bobby & the Chuxx
  15. O Canada–The One World Ensemble
  16. Me, Myself & I–G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha
  17. Empire Ants–Gorillaz Feat. Little Dragon
  18. Heist–Ben Folds
  19. Like a Cat–SHONEN KNIFE
  20. The Two Little Squirrels (Nuts to You)–Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
  21. The Magic Of A Kind Word–Belle & Sebastian
  22. (Still A) Weirdo–KT Tunstall
  23. I Talk to Squirrels–the passerbyes
  24. Crash The Party–OK Go
  25. Save the Day–Thalia

anonymous asked:

Okay but why are people not talking more about how Louis' twitter has promoted a bunch of Universal artists and Warner Chappell writers and he's been working with them too 👀

I know anon I know 👀 I’m curious about how many it’s been exactly


On this day in music history: May 19, 1990 - “Vogue” by Madonna hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, also topping the Club Play chart for 2 weeks on the same date. Written and produced by Madonna and Shep Pettibone, it is the eighth chart topping single for the pop music superstar born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone. Collaborating with club DJ, remixer, and producer Shep Pettibone, Madonna decide to come up with a non-album B-side for the “Like A Prayer” albums’ fifth single “Keep It Together”. The singer is inspired by dancers she sees at the New York City club The Sound Factory doing a stylized dance called “voguing”. Originating in New York’s black and latino underground gay clubs and drag balls as early as the 1960’s, the dance takes its name from the fashion magazine “Vogue”, with the dance being a series of “angular, rigid hand, arm, leg and body movements” designed to look like the person is posing like a model while they are moving. When Madonna lets Warner Bros. know of her original intent to the use the song as a B-side, their great enthusiasm for the track persuade her to release it an A-side instead. “Vogue” is also added to the album “I’m Breathless” which includes songs from the film “Dick Tracy” in which she plays the character Breathless Mahoney. The songs popularity is further heightened by a memorable and striking black and white video directed by David Fincher (“Fight Club”, “Se7en”), featuring several of the dancers Madonna originally sees performing the dance, becoming dancers on the “Blonde Ambition Tour” in 1990. Entering the Hot 100 at #39 on April 14, 1990, it leaps to the top of the chart five weeks later. In 2010, “Vogue” is featured in “The Power Of Madonna” episode of the television show “Glee”, when the song is used in a spoof of the music video performed by actress Jane Lynch. The same year, Madonna and co-writer/producer Shep Pettibone are sued by Salsoul Records, claiming that “Vogue” samples a portion of The Salsoul Orchestra’s disco classic “Love Break”. The court eventually settles the lawsuit in Madonna’s favor. As a result of the suit, Warner Bros stops publishing royalty payments to Pettibone, who files suit against WB Music and Warner/Chappell Music in April of 2017, claiming that he is owed more than $500,000 in back royalties. To date, the suit is still pending. “Vogue” is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.


“Hands”, available now exclusively on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/HandsTribute

Proceeds from the sale of the new tribute single in the United States will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.

“Hands,” is a musical tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The track features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.

“Hands” was written by Warner Chappell writers Justin Tranter & Julia Michaels, and BloodPop®; produced by BloodPop®, Mark Ronson, and Justin Tranter.

To further support those affected by the tragedy in Orlando, visit http://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund

On The Brightside
Never Shout Never
On The Brightside


All songs written by Christofer Drew- (Never Shout Never Music, ASCAP / Warner Chappell Music, ASCAP)
All songs performed by Christofer Drew and Never Shout Never.

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Eric Palmquist at Palmquist Studios (Los Angeles, CA)
Assistant Engineers: Raul Cuellar, Jake Munk & Neil Wogensen,
Mastered by John Greenham at Infrasonic Studios
String Arrangements by Dallas Kruse
Strings by El Soreno String Quartet

Released by:Loveway Records / ADARelease date:1 March 2015

anonymous asked:

I've never been more concerned about harry's voice. Before the hiatus started i was alrady concerned and hated Helene so much for doing a terrible job. You'd think that after all the time harry had off, vocal rest etc. it'd be better. But no. His throat is gonna get utterly fucked if he keeps screaming and forcing it like that :( i am so worried... if he does a tour he'll be singing this song every night which, ... pray for him. He's amazing and his voice is unique. But he has to take care of it

2/ As for louis, sigh he is my favourite voice.. and it pains me that when i watch videos of the TMH tour he was SO much better in terms of vocals.. i know he can do it i have no doubt, he really just needs to quit the smoking

I do worry about Harry’s voice, so much. I think Harry is such a dedicated performer that he always tries to give his all, which means that he sometimes pushes hard when he should not. I worry a lot about touring. In addition to multiple performances, there are the unpredictability and disruption of sleep, diet changes, stress, smoking, alcohol, late night eating (and acid reflux), too much talking, illness (colds, allergies). On the road, it’s hard to have consistent access to a voice doctor, especially someone who is familiar with Harry and what his vocal cords look like. I hope that Harry travels with a good voice coach, at least.

As for Louis, I am really curious whether more music is coming. I like his voice so much that I am a little impatient, waiting for another single. What happened to all the songs he was writing with the Warner Chappell group?

I agree, the smoking is doing long term damage to Louis’s voice. In the short term, it adds an edge which I quite like (but shouldn’t officially endorse– so quit smoking, Louis!). His voice during TMH and even WWA could be really great at times– I think about that “Valerie” solo all, and how proud he was.

I mean, I do love all the solo stuff the boys are doing, and I want to give them space for self-expression and musical exploration. But at some point I wish they could sing together again. They wouldn’t even have to sing 1D material. Their voices, especially Louis’s with Harry’s (and not because of Larry), sounded so amazing together.

anonymous asked:

Trivia of the day, in June 2016 Jessie alexander was signed up by warner/Chappell which is the music publishing arm for Warner group. JA wrote The Climb for Miley, and cowrote mine would be you, drink on it, friends and SS for Blake. B of course is with Warner Nashville. Full tight circle of loyal friends.

Jessi Alexander is such an amazing songwriter. She also was in those cute pics with Gwen at the Angry Birds premiere.

- B

The world’s most popular English language song is now free from copyright after a federal judge ruled on Tuesday that filmmakers challenging Warner Chappel Music’s hold on “Happy Birthday to You” should be granted summary judgment.

According to the opinion on Tuesday from U.S. District Judge George H. King, “Because Summy Co. never acquired the rights to the Happy Birthday lyrics, Defendants, as Summy Co.’s purported successors-in-interest, do not own a valid copyright in the Happy Birthday lyrics.”


“Happy Birthday” Copyright Ruled To Be Invalid - Hollywood Reporter

Fast casual eateries everywhere: REJOICE! You may now sing the actual Happy Birthday Song without fear of retribution. 

anonymous asked:

Cris, isnt it interesting that Louis is hanging out with Warner Chappell aftee we got news about Simon not fully owning Syco anymore? X

It’s very interesting that Warner Chappell was specifically tagged in that IG, but since they’re a publishing company and unrelated to WMG (Warner Music Group), it’s not quite an “FU” to Sony/Syco. Yet.

And honestly, I expect Louis to have his own publishing company, like the other 3 do, instead of cutting a deal with Warner Chappell (or Sony ATV or anyone) directly.

That said, I’m about to BURST with excitement about him working with new people on what seems to be HIS music! GAH!

Music featured in Life is Strange Episode 3: Chaos Theory

Overall, Episode 3 was pretty sparse in terms of songs, but there were quite a few in the end credits. Rather than make more spoilery posts, I’ll save those posts for a later day and lay out context/links for each song below:

  • Mogwai - “Kids Will Be Skeletons” [youtube] [spotify]
    • Featured in Max’s bus ride at the end of Episode 3
    • Written by S. Braithwaite 
    • 2003 PIAS Recordings 
    • Published by Chrysalis Music
  • Bright Eyes - “Lua” [youtube] [spotify]
    • Automatically plays in Chloe’s room
    • Written & composed by Conor Oberst
    • 2005 Saddle Creek 
    • Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing 
  • Angus & Julia Stone - “Santa Monica Dream” [youtube] [spotify]
    • Can be played in Chloe’s room (previously featured in Episode 1)
    • Written by Thomas Green, Gwylym Sainsbury, Augustus Unger-Hamilton and Joe Newman
    • 2010 PIAS Recordings
    • Published by Kobalt Music Publishing Limited
  • Sparklehorse - “Piano Fire” [youtube] [spotify]
    • Can be played in Chloe’s room (previously featured in Episode 1)
    • Written by Mark Linkous
    • 2001 Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Operations Ltd. First released in the UK by Capitol Records
    • Published by Warner/Chappell Music Limited
  • Breton - “Got Well Soon” [youtube] [spotify]
    • Plays in the preview for Episode 4
    • Written, composed and performed by Breton.
    • 2013 Believe Recordings
    • Published by Warp Music Limited 
'Happy Birthday' song copyright is not valid, judge rules
None of the companies that have collected royalties on the "Happy Birthday" song for the past 80 years held a valid copyright claim to one of the most popular songs in history, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled on Tuesday.
By Los Angeles Times

‘Happy Birthday’ song copyright not valid, judge rules

Los Angeles Times: A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that Warner/Chappell Music does not hold a valid copyright claim to the “Happy Birthday To You,” song. Warner had been enforcing its copyright claim, and royalties on the song bring in about $2 million a year for Warner, according to some estimates.

duaedenateist  asked:

i've got the sugar cookie in your quiz and i'm heart broken. i've been here from the start buzzfeed, i remember the creep series, i remember the times before warner & chappell okay. i deserved better :(

ok but sugar cookies are delicious and amazing. everyone loves sugar cookies — they come in all shapes and sizes. they look beautiful plain, right out of the oven (shiny and steaming and smelling like pure happiness), but people can decorate them in an infinite number of ways. icing, sprinkles, snowflake-shaped or flower-shaped or creature-shaped…all beautiful ways to decorate sugar cookies, but worth nothing without that simple, classic cookie. it’s worth noting as well that sugar cookie dough is the perfect dough to add things too. you can add chocolate chips, or peanut butter, or coconut, or anything to a sugar cookie and it’s great, but it wouldn’t be great without that core recipe.

in summary: you’re amazing.