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The Dark Tenor: Alive - 5 Years

Frankfurt am Main, Ocotber 22, 2019

Who is behind The Dark Tenor is unknown to the public, but with his mixture of classical and pop music, he made it instantly in the charts and his new album "Alive - 5 Years" has immediately entered No. 12 on the official German album charts...

Bata Illic is celebrating his eightieth birthday

Frankfurt am Main, September 30, 2019

His songs have shaped generations and absolutely unforgotten are his hits such as “Michaela” and “Schwarze Madonna” from the seventies...

Gabalier reaches the top again

Frankfurt am Main, September 23, 2019

For the third time the Austrian Andreas Gabalier tops the German album charts...

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NB: Rights may also be held on a pro rata basis only. Third-party writers and third-party publishers can have entire works on LP's or a part share.

Abbreviation:
OV (Original-Publisher), CV (Co-Publisher), SV (Sub-Publisher), AD (Administration)

  • Album Charts

    PLATZVORW.TITELINTERPRETRECHTE
    15. 24La vita è bellaGiovanni ZarrellaAD
    18. 12Best Of Volks-Rock'n'RollerAndreas GabalierAD
    37. 30Helene Fischer Live - Die Stadion-TourHelene FischerAD
    76. 66So ist das LebenSemino RossiAD
    97.REEDie 30 besten Spiel- und BewegungsliederSimone Sommerland, Karsten Glück & Die Kita-FröschAD

  • Single Charts

    PLATZVORW.TITELINTERPRETRECHTE

  • Compilation Charts

    PLATZVORW.TITELINTERPRETRECHTE
    5. 20Pop Giganten Hits zur Wende (30 Jahre Mauerfall)Various ArtistsVARIOUS
    6. 5Ich find Schlager toll - Herbst/Winter 2019/20Various ArtistsVARIOUS
    7.NEWVolksmusik 2019Various ArtistsVARIOUS
    15. 12Future Trance Gold - The Very Best OfVarious ArtistsVARIOUS
    17. 17Bravo Hits Party - 90erVarious ArtistsVARIOUS
    18. 14Ballermann Hits 2019Various ArtistsVARIOUS
    24. 19Best Of Oktoberfest - Die erfolgreichsten Wiesn-HiVarious ArtistsVARIOUS

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Munich was my first love by John Miles

Frankfurt am Main, October 11, 2019

There’s hardly anyone who doesn’t know it, the world hit “Music” by John Miles of 1976 (published by RAK, London, sub-published by MELODIE DER WELT). The public utility company in Munich (Stadtwerke München) had the idea to ask the British singer and composer to re-sing his song for them with a lyric change: Music became Munich.

And indeed, the famous musician was ready to personally pick up the microphone. "When I was approached by Stadtwerke to record my song 'Music Was My First Love' but using 'Munich' instead of 'Music' it was an easy decision. I have always loved performing in Munich and such a lovely city to visit. There are so many interesting places and can always be assured of a warm welcome." (John Miles)

The result is an emotional commercial with Munich as the protagonist.

The Components of Love

Frankfurt am Main, August 28, 2019

At the latest when love has become a burden and finally breaks, it is time for an inventory. In fragmented scenes, the film "The Components of Love" draws the elliptical portrait of a modern family. It is a serious breakup comedy with singing elements. The film has been produced by Clemens Köstlin as a student graduation film for the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. It premiered at the Berlinale Section Perspektive on February 12, 2019. Quickly a distributor was found and so the film came into German cinemas on 22 August.

The music runs like a red thread through the film. However, it is a very specific kind of music: old German Schlager. The songs form the meta-level to the film plot, a self-deprecating commentary - because the film characters sing the songs themselves. In one scene Georg sings for Sophie's baby “Am Golf von Biskaya” ("On the Bay of Biscay"). This was originally a shanty song “Fahr mich in die Ferne mein blonder Matrose” ("Sail me faraway, my blond sailor") by Jakob Pfeil – a durable melody of the 1930s, published by West Ton Verlag (publisher affiliated with MdW).

Photo: Sophie (Birte Schnöink) and Georg (Ole Lagerpusch)

Rotkäppchen Night of the Choirs 2019 with Michael Patrick Kelly

Frankfurt am Main, August 20, 2019

The champagne brand Rotkäppchen-Mumm will host the "Night of the Choirs" competition this year again. Music producer Dieter Falk will set up a new choir with applicants who are applying and coaches them. The goal is to make a real community out of 33 singers who have never sung together in just 24 hours. The choir, along with the three winning choirs, will perform together with successful musician Michael Patrick Kelly on November 30, 2019, singing his songs, among others

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Lyrics and Music: Michael Patrick Kelly & Clayton Damoy Morrison
© CLAYBEAT MUSIC PUBLISHING (SP: Wixen Music UK Ltd.)
Melodie der Welt GmbH & Co. KG, Frankfurt / Main for G/A/S
(55% copyright)

Michael Patrick Kelly is godfather of the Rotkäppchen Night of the Choirs in 2019. The final concert will take place on the stage of the Lichthof of Rotkäppchen champaign factory in Freyburg (Unstrut).

German Celebrity Big Brother 2019

Frankfurt am Main, August 16, 2019

The summer celebrity hype starts on 9th August 2019 again and Sat.1 launches a campaign before. You can see glittering game booths, rides and food stalls as well as dolls that may have something to do with the celebrities who will be in the Big Brother house this time. The spot is musically framed with the song "Moviestar" by Harpo (RAK Publ., London, sub-published by MdW).

 

RED BAND SOCIETY - HOW EVERYTHING BEGAN

Frankfurt am Main, April 11, 2019

The German version of the story of Leo, Jonas, Emma, Alex, Toni and Hugo touched an audience of millions. After the unique success of the German VOX series fans can now see them again in the cinema: In the film, which is based as well as the series on the experiences of Albert Espinosa, we learn what happened before the start of the first season.

Thoughtful, humorous and warm-hearted, the film tells the stories of the six main characters who end up in a great friendship: The RED BAND SOCIETY.
We are happy that our sub-publishing work VULTURES, interpreted by Jeremy Loops, was used in one scene (RAK Publ. among others).

Icarus. Legend of Mietek Kosz

Frankfurt am Main, March 22, 2019

ICARUS is a biopic about Mieczysław "Mietek" Kosz, a Polish jazz musician, who went blind at a very young age. Sadly, his brilliant career was cut short: tormented by demons and loneliness, Kosz died at the age of 29 in 1973.
 
The song HOTTA CHOCOLOTTA by Vic Mizzy and Milton Drake (subpublished by H/B Webman Co. / Musikverlag JOHANN MICHEL) will be played in four different scenes, sometimes on a harmonica, sometimes on the piano, always with great passion.
 
The film shall be released at the end of the year.

The Real Ghostbusters of PLAYMOBIL return

Frankfurt am Main, March 03, 2019

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the movie "Ghostbusters", PLAYMOBIL is releasing a remake of the intro featuring characters and original song for the cult series "The Real Ghostbusters" of 1986 in the Playmobil style. The series was based on the feature film original of 1984. The title song by Ray Parker Jr. (© Raydiola Music, sub-published by MELODIE DER WELT, and EMI) won a Grammy in 1985.einen Grammy.

Family comedy: TANGO SHALOM

Frankfurt am Main, February 14, 2019

Joel Zwick, director of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", is producer of a new comedy with a beautiful message about tolerance and love. The Stars in the movie include academy nominated actress Renee Taylor from the TV show "The Nanny", Emmy award winning Joseph Bologna and Lainie Kazan from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". TANGO SHALOM is about a Rabbi and amateur dancer who wants to save the Hebrew school of his community in Brooklyn from bankruptcy. For this purpose he thinks about to participate at a TV Tango contest with a beautiful female Tango Dancer. There is only one problem, due to his religious beliefs, he is not allowed to touch a woman. This puts him at odds with his wife, his family and the Grand Rabbi. The film is in the post-production now and will be released soon. The song PAPA CHAJES with the Amsterdam Klezmer Band (© Edition Essay, c/o MELODIE DER WELT) will be heard in it.

The Golden Glove

Frankfurt am Main, January 30, 2019
 
Internationally renowned director Fatih Akin will present his new film "The Golden Glove" at the Berlinale in February. It is a kind of horror film about the murderer Fritz Honka from the Hamburg redlight district in the 1970s. The Reeperbahn pub "The Golden Glove" plays a central role in the history and the jukebox plays songs from those years, such as our titles "The Heart of St. Pauli" (Michael Jary production, J. Michel) and "Black Madonna" (Melodie der Welt).

Biopic „Der Junge muss an die frische Luft"

Frankfurt am Main, December 01, 2018
 
Two songs from affiliated publishers of MELODIE DER WELT are used in the film, which is based on Hape Kerkeling's eponymous autobiographical bestseller: TRIZONESIEN SONG (Karl Berbuer) and AM ROSENMONTAG BIN ICH GEBOREN (Charlie Niessen / Franz Rüger).

The Best in McDonald's Thank You Spot

Frankfurt am Main, November 01, 2018
 
In his social media ad, McDonald's shows a member of the management team who praises an employee by singing "The Best" (Chapman / Knight) in a flash mob style, and says Thank You.

Movie „Never Look Away"

Frankfurt am Main, November 01, 2018

The German movie "Never Look Away" premiered in September 2018 as part of the 75th Venice International Film Festival. It was directed by Oscar® winner Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The song "A Thousand Mandolins Should Sound Today", published by MELODIE DER WELT, was written by the librettist Walter Brandin, with music by Willy Mattes and sung by Vico Torriani in 1954. It can be heard in four scenes. "Never Look Away" has been chosen as the German entry for the Academy Awards 2019 in the category "Best Foreign Language Film" and was released on October 3, 2018 in German cinemas.

SO MUCH TIME - film adaptation of the novel by cult author Frank Goosen

Frankfurt am Main, October 10, 2018

"So much time" is a story set in the Ruhr area, its characters living by a loveable mixture of tough exterior and inner warmth. The movie is brutal, funny and sad at the same time. A movie with a popular cast consisting of Jan Josef Liefers, Jürgen Vogel, Matthias Bundschuh, Ritchie Müller and Armin Rohde, that has to maintain a delicate balance between fun and gravitas at all time. MAKE ME SMILE by Steve Harley (© 1975 by TRIGRAM, c/o RAK PUBLISHING Ltd., sub-publisher MELODIE DER WELT) describes Harley's feelings after the split of his band and fits in well with the concept of the film.

Everlasting Love in kinder Riegel TV-spot

Frankfurt am Main, 01.08.2018
 
The song from the Kinder Riegel advertisement with the spot title "Quirks" is a cover version of "Everlasting Love". Ferrero tells different stories of the love relationship between Milky and Schoki for years already. This time it's about the little quirks that creep in with a couple over time.

By courtesy of Ferrero.

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First Name – Film after the play „Le Prénom" by La Patellière and Delaporte

Frankfurt am Main, October 10, 2018

Sönke Wortmann shows in his remake of the French comedy two couples and one single who meet for what is supposed to become a cosy dinner-date. Thomas (Florian David Fitz) and his wife Elisabeth (Janina Uhse) are expecting a baby-boy, and, when he is pressed for their choice of name by his friend Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst), Thomas announces, that their son will be called "Adolf". This gag sets in motion an evening rich of emotional discussion and in-fight. MAKE ME SMILE by Steve Harley (© 1975 by TRIGRAM, c/o RAK PUBLISHING Ltd., Subverlag MELODIE DER WELT) accompanies the last scene.

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