Congratulations to the 2017 Grammy winning and nominated albums which contain songs that Shapiro Bernstein publishes: "The Color Purple" won for Best Musical Theater Album; "Upward Spiral" by Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album; and "Electronica 1: The Time Machine" by Jean-Michel Jarre (which contains CLOSE YOUR EYES, a collaboration with AIR) was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
Shapiro Bernstein entered into a worldwide co-publishing agreement with songwriters Alphonce Smith, Venetia Lewis, Jarques Usher and Christopher Henderson for their shares of the songs JUJU ON THAT BEAT, KNUCK IF YOU BUCK and DON'T LIKE ME.
Here are some SB Sync Highlights for 2016: Ads - DESTRUCTION by Joywave - VW, ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET - Avis Car Rental, PAPA LOVES MAMBO - Fiat; Promos/Trailers: GIANTS by Savoir Adore - "I Am Not Your Guru" trailer/Netflix, IN THE MOOD - Scripps Networks, WITHOUT YOU - David Guetta feat. Usher - "Sing!" Trailer; TV Shows; EVERYBODY EVERYBODY - "People vs. OJ Simpson," BEER BARREL POLKA - "Last Man On Earth," BEER BARREL POLKA - "The Simpsons," Films; DIGA DIGA DOO - "Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them," IN THE MOOD - "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," HEY MAMA - "Bad Moms."
Congratulations to "The Color Purple," already having won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, is now a 2017 Grammy nominee for Best Musical Theater Album! SB represents songwriter Brenda Russell who co-wrote all the songs included in the original 2005 musical that had 11 2006 Tony Award nominations.
Congratulations to David Guetta for winning the award for "Top Dance Artist" at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards! Additionally, his album, "Listen" was named Billboard's #1 Dance/Electronic Album of 2015!
Congratulations to Daniel Armbruster of Joywave who recently won a BMI Award for his co-writing the #1 Alt. Rock song, DANGEROUS Feat. Joywave by Big Data. The song has also been officially certified Gold in both the US and Canada. Joywave's current single, DESTRUCTION from the album "How Do You Feel Now?" is currently in the Top 20 on the Billboard Alternative Rock charts. This is the fifth charting single for Joywave off their full length.
BEER BARREL POLKA in the Fox TV show, "Last Man On Earth" (Ep. 214); J'TAIME MOI NON PLUS in the ABC TV show, "Fresh Off the Boat" (Ep. 218); DARN THAT DREAM in the HBO TV show, "Vinyl" (Ep. 104); ALONE IN KYOTO in a trailer for the film "Zoolander 2"; SOLITUDE in the HBO show "The Leftovers" (Ep. 207); DARK DAYS in the CW show "The Originals" (Ep. 309); TONGUES in a worldwide commercial for Google Nexus 6P; GLORY OF LOVE in the film "Hail, Caesar"; LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE in the Fox TV show "Grandfathered" (Ep. 110); MISS BROADWAY in the film "Everybody Wants Some!"
SB is administering the works of musician/composer/multi-instrumentalist, Stewart Copeland on behalf of his publishing companies, Palmyra Music and Kinetic Kollections Songs. In addition to his drumming and songwriting with The Police as well as his composed scores for films such as "Wall Street" and "Rumblefish," Stewart has had recorded and released numerous solo projects, composed operas and collaborated with many other musicians.
David Guetta's single HEY MAMA feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack, from his album, "Listen" has gone platinum in the US! Additionally, the song reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic song chart and reached the Top 10 on the Hot 100.
John Lodge released his second solo album called "10,000 Light Years From Home" (Esoteric Antenna) on May 5th. The album features a collaboration with his former Moody Blues bandmates, Mike Pinder (keyboards) and Ray Thomas (flute).
Shapiro Bernstein is now representing songwriter/rock musician, Greg Kihn for both master and synch licensing. The Greg Kihn Band is known for writing and performing their early 80's rock/pop staples, THE BREAKUP SONG (THEY DON'T WRITE 'EM) and JEOPARDY amongst others. Greg continues writing and performing as well as a career as a disc jockey and novelist.
"Pure Imagination - The Songs of Leslie Bricusse" completed it's initial run at London's St. James Theater to rave reviews. The musical featured songs written throughout Bricusse's career, including SB published works, THIS IS THE MOMENT, LONDON IS LONDON, THANK YOU VERY MUCH and LE JAZZ HOT.
Painted Desert Music Corp. has signed LA-based on-the-rise indie-rock band, Sego. Their latest EP, "Long Long Way From the Fringe" was released in Fall 2015 on Dine Alone Records. Their debut full length will be out in early 2016. Sego recently completed a nationwide tour supporting El Ten Eleven.
For the week ending July 4, 2015, On the Billboard Hot 100, HEY MAMA by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj and Afrojack is #8 and ONE LAST TIME by Arianna Grande (co-written by David Guetta) is #59. "HEY MAMA" is also the #1 song on the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart.
Additionally, SB publishes songs featured on six albums appearing in the Billboard Top 200: "Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack" which features WHERE THEM GIRLS AT by David Guetta is #23, "The Furious 7" soundtrack which features BLAST OFF by David Guetta & Kaz James is #20, "Stages" by Josh Groban which features OLD DEVIL MOON is #32, "NOW 54" which features AM I WRONG by Nico & Vinz is #56, "Listen" by David Guetta is #32, "Ultimate Sinatra" which features THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT & MEMORIES OF YOU is #81 and "My Everything" by Ariana Grande which features ONE LAST TIME is #61.
Shapiro Bernstein is now publishing Brazilian composer/guitarist Laurindo Almeida. Laurindo has been credited for creating "Jazz Samba" along with fellow artist Bud Shank. He was the first artist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances.
Joywave's latest single, SOMEBODY NEW, landed on the Billboard Alternative Rock Radio charts (#15 for the week ending April 18, 2015). The song's climb was helped by national TV appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "VH1's Morning Buzz" and Revolt TV.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's album, "Cheek to Cheek," which features two Dorothy Fields co-written songs, I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE and I WON'T DANCE won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop/Vocal album.
"Cheek To Cheek" by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (Interscope/Columbia)debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 the week ending October 11, 2014. The album features two Dorothy Fields classics, I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE (Fields/McHugh) and I WON'T DANCE (Fields/McHugh/Hammerstein/Kern/Harbach), both published by Shapiro Bernstein.
David Guetta's album "Listen" features the songs LOVERS ON THE SUN feat. Sam Martin, and DANGEROUS feat. Sam Martin. Both songs landing on the Billboard 2014 Year End Dance/Electronic Songs chart at #36 (LOVERS ON THE SUN) and #39(DANGEROUS).
For the week ending August 10, 2014, DANGEROUS (Armbruster/Wilkis) by Big Data feat. Joywave is the #1 Song at Alternative Radio! Additionally, Joywave made their network TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and received a glowing review of their debut festival performance at Lollapalooza from Rolling Stone magazine. .
Shapiro Bernstein is now representing lyricist Ned Washington and Catharine Hinen Music. Ned has been nominated for 11 Academy Awards, won two, and is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Highlights of the Catharine Hinen catalog include HIGH NOON, RAWHIDE, STELLA BY STARLIGHT, ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET and many more.
Shapiro Bernstein is now representing lyricist and playwright, Yip Harburg and Glocca Morra Music. Yip Harburg’s classic, APRIL IN PARIS is featured in this NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/28/nyregion/a-tune-as-parisian-as-tin-pan-alley.html?_r=0. Yip has won an Academy Award and is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Highlights of the Glocca Morra catalog also include BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME and IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON.
Recently, Big Data’s DANGEROUS (Featuring Joywave) (Armbruster/Wilkis) was placed by us in ABC’s “Trophy Wife,” ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” The NFL Network, a trailer for Sony Playstation’s “MLB 2014” videogame, CBS’s “Big Bang Theory” and others. Joywave’s TONGUES (Armbruster/Donnelly) and Savoir Adore’s REGALIA (Hammer/Muro) were both recently placed in USA Network’s “Royal Pains.” And, Deidre & The Dark’s CLASSIC GIRL (Muro) was placed in a national TV commercial for ShopStyle.com.
For the week ending May 31, 2014, Rascal Flatts' album "Rewind" which features our song AFTERMATH, co-written by Megan Conner debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200!
The Moody Blues’ John Lodge signs with SB. Writer of classic rock staples, “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)” and “Isn’t Life Strange,” John has been voted one of Bass Player Magazine’s most influential bass players of all time. John is an active songwriter and touring musician, performing with The Moody Blues throughout the US this fall.
SB received a special plaque recognizing 100 years of classic music, industry leadership and advocacy of the rights of music creators at the 2013 ASCAP Pop Awards. SB also received three ASCAP Pop Awards for the hit songs WITHOUT YOU, TITANIUM and TURN ME ON.
Savoir Adore has signed a worldwide record deal with Nettwerk Records. They will re-release their album "Our Nature" along with a new bonus track, on June 4, 2013. The band also landed a Hershey's ad campaign covering Herman's Hermits' "I'm Into Something Good."
David Guetta co-wrote and produced two songs on Rihanna's album "Unapologetic" (Island/Def-Jam), which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #1 the week ending December 8, 2012. The songs are PHRESH OUT THE RUNWAY and RIGHT NOW.
Congratulations to David Guetta who won the 2013 Top EDM Artist Billboard Award. David performed his single PLAY HARD (co-written with Fred Riesterer) with Akon & Ne-Yo on the Awards show. David is also a co-writer/producer on Rihanna's single RIGHT NOW which has been featured during the NBA Playoffs.
TITANIUM by David Guetta Feat. Sia, reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending July 21, 2012. TITANIUM was on the Dance Club Charts for over 29 consecutive weeks, which is the longest run on the Dance Club Charts since Michael Jackson's THRILLER in 1983!
SB is representing Revolvair Music which is the publishing company of the popular electronica band, AIR(songwriters/producers Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel). This includes songs from Air’s entire discography - from their 1998 classic, “Moon Safari” (Astralwerks) to their 2012 release, “Le Voyage Dans La Lune” (Astralwerks)- which was just named one of Spin magazines Top 40 Albums of 2012 - So Far. Samsung Galaxy Note is using the AIR song "Alone in Kyoto" for their TV Campaign to launch this new product. Here's a video for SONIC ARMADA from "Le Voyage Dans La Lune."
Painted Desert Music Corp. is now representing on-the-rise indie-pop/rock band, Joywave, and its' principle songwriter/producer Dan Armbruster. Joywave released their debut EP, "Koda Vista" produced by David Kahne in the summer of 2012. Armbruster also produced the EP, "F*#K Jams" for the band KOPPS which was released in September of 2012.
David Guetta has another Top 10 hit from his album "Nothing But The Beat" (Capitol/Astralwerks)! TURN ME ON featuring Nicki Minaj reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending January 25, 2011.
Painted Desert Music Corp. is now representing jazz singer/songwriter Kurt Elling, and his publishing company New Prescription Music. Kurt has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning Best Vocal Jazz Album for “Dedicated To You” (2009, Concord Jazz). He is consistently at the top of the Down Beat critics poll for best male jazz vocalist.
Shapiro Bernstein inks deal with Italian publisher, GSU Edizioni Musicali, a catalog owned by superstar Mina and her son and producer Massimiliano Pani. The catalog includes dozens of hits recorded by Mina, an icon whose success in Italy has stretched from the 1950’s through today, and generated 77 albums and 71 singles on the Italian pop charts.
Through our agreement with Loon Music, SB is now representing songwriter/composer/multi-instrumentalist, Aziz Sahmaoui. His band, University of Gnawa's latest record has received four star reviews from "Mojo," "The Evening Standard," and "The Financial Times." According to "All About Jazz," the music is an "intoxicating affair, visceral and groove-centric, yet also nuanced and multi-layered."
The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," is now the highest selling digital single of all time with sales over 8 million units. The song spent 56 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Big Congratulations to our writers David Guetta and Frederic Riesterer!
SB is now representing Serge Gainsbourg’s publishing company, Melody Nelson in the US. As the long-time sub-publisher of Serge Gainsbourg’s iconic song, “Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus,” this deal extends our representation to the entire, legendary, French catalog.
David Guetta, Fred Riesterer, Taio Cruz, Christophe Piot of All Right Music, and Michael Brettler, Debbie Rose, Eric Beall and David Hoffman of Shapiro Bernstein accepted ASCAP Pop Awards for the hit song WITHOUT YOU by David Guetta feat. Usher.
Tony Bennett's "Duets II" (Columbia) which features two Dorothy Fields classics; THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT (Fields/Kern) and ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET (Fields/McHugh) won the 2012 Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album! The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for the week ending October 8, 2011.
Savoir Adore's POP GOES THE WORLD is featured in a major ad campaign for Tide Pods. This is one of many synchs the band has gotten over the last year, including Citibank, Almay, Yoplait, "Prety Little Liars," Top Shop, Konami and others.
Shapiro Bernstein is now representing composer, lyricist and playwright, Leslie Bricusse and Stage & Screen Music. A multiple Academy and Grammy award winner, Leslie was also honored as a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Highlights of the catalog include the songs from the Broadway hits “Jeckyll & Hyde” “Scrooge” and “Victor/Victoria”. Still an active writer, Leslie has numerous shows in progress.
SB songwriter Dimitri Ehrlich co-wrote “Last Mile of the Way” which is featured as one of the four new titles on Westlife’s “Greatest Hits” (Sony UK). The album debuted at #4 on Music Week’s Top Albums Chart.
The Rebirth Brass Band's album, "Rebirth of New Orleans" (Basin Street Records) which includes the Dorothy Fields classic EXACTLY LIKE YOU (Fields/McHugh) won the 2012 Grammy for Best Regional Roots Album.
Country superstar Chris Young's album "Neon" (RCA Records Nashville) which features the song "Save Water Drink Beer," co-written by Painted Desert writer Megan Conner, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 the week ending July 17, 2011!
David Guetta has another hit! WITHOUT YOU featuring Usher from David's album "Nothing But The Beat" (Capitol/Astralwerks) topped the CHR Top 40 and peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending November 27, 2011. It spent twelve consecutive weeks in the top 10!
David Guetta’s album “Nothing But the Beat” (Astralwerks/Capitol) debuts at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. In addition, three songs from the album are on the Billboard Hot 100 - TURN ME ON feat. Nicki Minaj (#37), WITHOUT YOU feat. Usher (#39), and WHERE THEM GIRLS AT feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj (#78)
For the week ending September 16, 2011.
Brooklyn-based band, Savoir Adore's song BODIES has been featured in major ad campaigns for Citibank and Almay. The song was also featured in an episode of ABC Family show "Pretty Little Liars" and more uses are on the horizon!
SB inked a deal to represent legendary R&B songwriter, Brenda Russell's share of all the songs she wrote for the 11-Time Tony Award winning musical, "The Color Purple." Included in the deal is the song "I'm Here" which was also featured on Fantasia's 2010 Grammy-nominated album, "Back To Me." (J/19 Records)
SB has completed a deal with singer/songwriter Costandia "Cozi" Costi. London-based Cozi is best known as being the voice/co-writer of David Guetta's "Baby When The Light." As a songwriter,Cozi has had cuts with top European artists like Kylie Minogue, Holly Valance and new Danish artist, Nabiha. As a singer, she has been the featured vocalist on numerous singles for DJ's/producers including Junior Caldera, Jerry Ropero, Alex Sayz, Eric Morillo and Noferino.
SB affiliate Painted Desert Music Corp. welcomes songwriter/producer/composer Eric Rosse to their roster. Eric’s songwriting credits include cuts with Matt Hires (Atlantic Records), Landon Pigg (RCA Records) and Jason Castro (Atlantic Records) amongst others. His production credits include Sarah Barielles’ smash single “Love Song,” (Epic Records) Anna Nalick's hit "Breathe (2AM)" (Columbia)and Tori Amos’ chart topping album, “Under The Pink” (Atlantic Records) to name a few.
David Guetta's single, "Where Them Girls At" (EMI/Capitol) featuring Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida peaked at #14 the week ending 4/9/2011, on the Billboard Hot 100, and is still in the Top 40 after 10 weeks on the charts.
SB welcomes Mader, a talented composer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, to the roster. Mader’s expansive film credits include the Ang Lee directed, Academy Award nominated films; “The Wedding Banquet,” and “Eat, Drink, Man, Woman,” as well as notable independent films “Bhutto” and “Clockwatchers.” A cd compilation of available Mader masters entitled “Cinemusica” is available from Loon Music.
"World keeps Turning" (Tosun/Bass/Dececio)the latest single from Sylvia Tosun is enjoying its 14th consecutive week on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Charts. It peaked at #3 the week ending June 18, 2011.
After being featured as a vocalist on David Guetta’s LOVE IS GONE and GETTIN’ OVER YOU, Chris Willis steps into the solo spotlight with his release LOUDER. Join the 1,000,000 people who have already checked out the video on YouTube.
Congratulations goes out to David Guetta who had three songs in the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending December 11th. They are: "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida feat. David Guetta at #30; "Memories" by David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi at #46; and "Angel" by Akon feat. David Guetta at #83.
"Club Can't Handle Me," recorded by Flo Rida (Feat. David Guetta) and co-written by David Guetta & Frederic Riesterer, peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and celebrated five consecutive weeks in the top 10. This song is featured in the film "Step Up 3-D" as well as the accompanying soundtrack (Atlantic Records).
BODY SHOTS (Curb Records), the latest single from Kaci Battaglia became her second #1 song on the Billboard Hot Dance Club charts! The version on the charts features legendary rapper Ludacris! This follows Kaci's previous #1 Club song, CRAZY POSSESSIVE (MUCK YOU UP).
Superstar funny man Robin Williams’ publishing rights are now with SB. Since 1979, the always hysterical Williams has recorded six full-length comedy albums, the most recent being 2010’s “Weapons of Self-Destruction” (Sony).
SB is proud to welcome songwriters/producers Deidre Muro and Paul Hammer to their roster. Together, Deidre and Paul form the Brooklyn-based band Savoir Adore, which NME called " an oh-so-sweet boy/girl duo from New York , they're very much two to keep an eye on " and Brooklyn Vegan named them "definitely a band to watch." Individually, Deidre and Paul write and perform as solo artists as well as collaborate with others.
"Gettin' Over You" recorded by David Guetta and Chris Willis featuring Fergie and LMFAO and co-written by David Guetta and Chris Willis, became Guetta's fourth #1 Dance song ("When Love Takes Over," "Sexy Chick," and "One Love" are the other three)from his Astralwerks release "One Love." The song peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of August 7, 2010.
Toolroom Records, one of the most successful Dance music labels in the world has expanded their enterprise to include a Publishing division. SB is delighted to represent their cutting-edge and diverse writers, including Adam Walder, co-writer of the Black Eyed Peas hit Rock That Body.
New York’s answer to the European electronic movement, SB is pleased to be representing Sea to Sun on a global basis. Fresh on the scene, Sea to Sun have already garnered number #1 chart toppers with Push and Pull, 5 Reasons and Give Me Your Love.
From the contemporary to the classics, SB is delighted to represent Edzioni ZYX Music. ZYX forever changed the music landscape with three enormous hits recorded by Black Box – Strike It Up, Everybody Everybody, and Ride On Time.
Antoine Clamaran, one of the most sought out dj’s in Europe, has combined his creative efforts with Laurant Pautrat, creating multiple gold records and an impressive publishing catalog. Look for his newest single Gold, soon to be released in the US.
"Rock That Body," co-written and produced by David Guetta and recorded by The Black Eyed Peas has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for ten consecutive weeks, peaking at #9. This is the fifth single from the BEP's Interscope release, "The E.N.D."
“Commander,” recorded by Kelly Rowland featuring David Guetta hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club chart! This marks the second #1 dance song for this duo. The first being “When Love Takes Over” off of David Guetta’s “One Love” album (Astralwerks/EMI). “Commander” is the first single off of Kelly Rowland’s upcoming Universal/Motown debut album which has yet to be titled.
Our song, "Crush," (co-written by Andy Goldmark)is featured on "Glee - Season One: The Music Vol.2" (Sony). This soundtrack peaked at #3 on the Billboard Top 200! "Crush"was a worldwide pop hit for Jennifer Paige in 1998.
Shapiro Bernstein secures a spot on the most recent Billboard Top 10 Publisher Airplay Chart! Helping to drive this recognition were two top 10 songs: I GOT A FEELING by the Black Eyed Peas, and SEXY CHICK by David Guetta featuring Akon.
Congratulations to David Guetta who won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording Non-Classical for WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER featuring Kelly Rowland (Extended Electro Remix).
David Guetta’s Grammy night was further amplified with the Black Eyed Peas win for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for their recording of I GOTTA FEELING (co-written and produced by David Guetta and Frederic Riesterer) and for Best Pop Album With Vocals for The E.N.D. which includes I GOTTA FEELING and ROCK THAT BODY, also produced and co-written by David Guetta.
"Sexy Chick" aka "Sexy Bitch" (feat. Akon), the second single from David Guetta's Astralwerks release "One Love" had a fantastic run of 13 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #5.
Superstar DJ David Guetta along with Frederic Riesterer co-wrote and produced the Black Eyed Peas' I GOTTA FEELING. #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 consecutive weeks, I GOTTA FEELING is the definitive hit of the year!
Congratulations to all our Grammy nominated songwriters and producers! David Guetta and Frederic Reisterer have FIVE nominations and their co-produced, co-written songs appear in projects with two other nominations. Dorothy Fields, Merle Kilgore, June Carter and Paul Hampton each have songs appearing in projects with nominations.
"One Love" by David Guetta featuring Estelle reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Chart the week ending January 16, 2010. "One Love" is the third single of off David Guetta's album which is also titled "One Love." (Astralwerks Records)
Michael Buble's 2009 Album "Crazy Love" (Warner Bros.) features his rendition of "You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You" (Cavanaugh, Morgan, Stock). The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 on October 17, 2009!