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Frankfurt am Main, November 18, 2019 Melodie der Welt and The Musicbrokers compose for the Troglauer and The Dark Tenor

From 6 to 8 November, at the joint songwriting camp of Melodie der Welt and the Hamburg based music agency The Musicbrokers, the artists Troglauer and The Dark Tenor were in focus. For three days, they worked on song-material together with the interpreters at the Chameleon Studios in Hamburg. Fourteen composers and lyricists assisted the artists and developed the new works under the creative aegis of The Musicbrokers.

John Ruhrmann, A & R Manager of Melodie der Welt, is impressed by the results: "Meanwhile, we have organized the eleventh camp together with The Musicbrokers. It is always a pleasure to see how especially our young, new authors are encouraged and challenged there. The resulting works show how concentrated and innovative the days were."

Tom Nevermann, Managing Director of The Musicbrokers, adds: "This time we had two very different performers together with the Troglauer’s and The Dark Tenor, who challenged our authors. The positive feedback from the artists shows us that we approach the camps with the right concept. The mixture of a relaxed working atmosphere and professional expectations brings out great new songs."

The Dark Tenor adds: "Hamburg has long been a Dark Tenor stronghold, and its creative vein is not just a matter of great past! Tom and his team have created a great camp where the art of creating music couldn’t be celebrated more beautifully! Thanks for a great time! "

The joint series of songwriting camps is to be continued.

 

From left to right: Eike Freese (The Musicbrokers), Nicki (Troglauer), Mike (Troglauer), Luis Baltes (front left), Maxi Beuster, Danny (Troglauer), Christoph Sakwerda, Marius Tilly, Denny Meißner, Anna Zimt, Daniel Eisenlohr (front right), Tom Nevermann (The Musicbrokers), Felix Gerlach, Hauke ​​von der Brelje (The Musicbrokers).
Not in the picture: The Dark Tenor, David Stoltzenberg, Michael Knauer, Björn Patrik Pfeiffer, Justin Balk, Buket Kocatas

 

Frankfurt am Main, November 4, 2019, Neil Young and Crazy Horse are back

Crazy Horse, the rock band founded by Neil Young in 1968, is back after seven years with Neil Young on a new album titled "Colorado". The album immediately entered the German album charts in 6th place. The entire album is sub-published at MELODIE DER WELT for the German-speaking and Eastern European countries.

The album was created in the Studio in the Clouds, an eco-lodge with recording studio in the mountains of Colorado. Ten songs on CD or alternatively double LP, recorded analogue and mostly live, that makes the special sound and captures the passion of the musicians.

Frankfurt am Main, October 22, 2019, The Dark Tenor: Alive - 5 Years

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. His own works, published in editions and by MELODIE DER WELT, are rock and pop songs, which give his tenor voice due weight and which he cleverly combines with modern arranged classical works. With the new live album, he celebrates his last 5 years and thanks the fans for their loyalty.

Frankfurt am Main, September 30, 2019, Bata Illic is celebrating his eightieth birthday

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

Born on September 30th, 1939 in Belgrade, Bata Illic released his first single recording in 1967. Shortly followed by the next song “Mit verbundenen Augen”, performed by Bata Illic in the very first “ZDF-Hitparade”, written by Karl Götz and Kurt Hertha both being long-term MELODIE DER WELT writers (photo f.l.: Bata Illic and Karl Götz). The Dutch cover-version “Met geschloten Ogen” by Theo Diepenbrock was even awarded with Gold.

Also, all of his other singles – many of them published by MELODIE DER WELT – were able to be placed successfully in the hit-parades, such as “Die Liebe kommt am Abend” (Karl Götz/Kurt Hertha), “Ich hab noch Sand in den Schuhen aus Hawaii” (Henry Mayer/Fred Jay), “Ich möcht’ der Knopf an deiner Bluse sein” (Christian Bruhn/Günther Behrle), “Ein Souvenir von Marie Antoinette”, “Schwarze Madonna” and “Mädchen mit den traurigen Augen” (all written by Henry Mayer/Günther Behrle).

Certainly, “Michaela” (Robert Puschmann/Jean Frankfurter/Werker Krisch) is and will remain the most famous song. “Michaela” was his first #1 Hit in Germany in 1972, being an Evergreen today, and is a guarantee to leave a jolly mood with the audience. “Michaela” always creates an exuberant atmosphere. Whether Carnival in the Rhineland or Octoberfest in Munich: “Michaela” is part of it and conquers every audience.

Many of these Evergreens are available through MELODIE DER WELT:

Michaela
Single edition for piano/voice, order no.: 7078/01/10
Edition for Big Band, order no.: 7078/41/10
 
Mädchen mit den traurigen Augen
Edition for Big Band, order no.: 11876/41/10
 
Ich hab noch Sand in den Schuh'n aus Hawaii
Single edition for piano/voice, order no.: 11134/01/10
Edition for Big Band, order no.: 4618/41/10
 
Ich möcht der Knopf an deiner Bluse sein
Edition for Big Band, order no.: 12728/41/10
 
Schwarze Madonna
Single edition for piano/voice, order no.: 9043/01/10
Edition for Big Band, order no.: 9043/41/10
Frankfurt am Main, September 23, 2019, Gabalier reaches the top again

For the third time the Austrian Andreas Gabalier tops the German album charts. With his album "Best Of Volks-Rock'n'Roller" he made directly the first place.

Gabalier is one of the most successful Austrian musicians of all time. With his always sold out concerts he fills entire stadiums in Austria and Germany. He was accompanied on his musical journey in the last 10 years by manager and producer Klaus Bartelmuss (Edition Stall in Melodie der Welt) and promoter Sepp Adlmann.

Of course, his awards are impressive, but especially the number of platinum records. That is also to be expected for the new album. Crowd-puller Gabalier will take a break now and he deserves it.

Frankfurt am Main, September 17, 2019, 10 years Andreas Gabalier on stage

"Volks Rock'n Roller" (Rock’n Roll star of folk music) Andreas Gabalier has been on stage for 10 years, producing countless hits such as "I sing a Liad für di" (I sing a song for you), "Hulapalu" and "Amoi seg ma uns wieder" (One time we see again). He has just released a new CD with his 20 greatest hits.

Gabalier is filling stadiums nowadays and his reputation extends all the way to America, recently the New York Times dedicated an article to him. The former law student started with a concert in his homeland Styria 10 years ago. Already with his debut album, he established himself in the Austrian charts, received a golden record and was immediately nominated for the Amadeus Austrian Music Award. In 2011, he became known in Germany with "I sing a Liad für di" and landed in the German single charts for the first time. Since then his career has been steadily rising and numerous golden and platinum records as well as other music awards accompany his musical path.

With Melodie der Welt you receive the following sheet music by Andreas Gabalier:

Andreas Gabalier - "Seine besten Songs" (order number 225564/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0529-4)

Andreas Gabalier - "Seine neuen Songs" (order number 253786/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0537-9)

"I sing a Liad für di" (order number 216620/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0527-0)

"Amoi seg 'ma uns wieder" (order number 209276/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0533-1)

"Hulapalu" (Order number 248779/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0534-8)

"Verdammt lang her" (order number 267413/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0541-6)

Further information on the editions can be found under the heading "Sheet music".

Frankfurt am Main, August 23, 2019, Lyricist Irma Holder died

Every Schlager fan knows her hits. Songwriter Irma Holder has written more than a thousand lyrics and dozens of them have appeared with Melodie der Welt, the affiliated and MdW-administered publishers.

Irma Holder died on August 16, 2019 in Gärtringen (Baden-Württemberg) at the age of 93 years.

Already in 1972, she signed her first publishing contract with Melodie der Welt. At that time, she wrote a lot together with her seven years younger brother Pepe Ederer, who paved her way to the music industry.

From the mid-1980s, Irma Holder worked intensively and very successfully with the composer Jean Frankfurter. Many of her songs from this collaboration are published by Franky Boy Musikverlag.

Frankfurt am Main, May 17, 2019, Nie und Nimmer - Laute Stille

The album "Laute Stille" by the Berlin band "Nie und Nimmer" (singer Hayat and rapper / vocalist Mo) has been released on May 3rd and entered position 25 on the longplay charts. The songs are published by Melodie der Welt and Ever Ever as well as TMB, which are also administered by Melodie der Welt. The duo is a vocally interesting pairing and offers German Pop / Hip Hop / Rock in top form. “Laute Stille” (Loud silence) tells of their life, with all ups and downs.

 

 

 

 

Sänger Hayat & Rapper Mo (Quelle: Ever Ever)

Frankfurt am Main, May 14, 2019, Death of Doris Day

The American Hollywood actress and singer Doris Day died at the age of 97 years on 13th May 2019. One of her greatest hits is undoubtedly the song "Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)", written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston in 1956 for the movie "The Man Who Knew Too Much" by Alfred Hitchcock. It was sung by Doris Day in the film and prized with the Oscar award for the Best Song in 1957. In UK, it reached # 1 in the hit parade, in the US, it was a # 2 hit and million seller. From 1968 to 1973, the song was the theme tune of the Doris Day Show on US television.

The song was often covered, above others from The Lords, Shakin’ Stevens or the Hermes House Band and almost everyone can at least sing along the chorus. A true evergreen, subpublished by MELODIE DER WELT since 1985.

You can get "Que Será Será" as single edition for voice / piano in trade (order number 76303/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0528-7).

Frankfurt am Main, May 7, 2019, 50th anniversary of death – Alexandra: “The voice of yearning”

One of the well-remembered personalities of the German "Schlager" is Alexandra having a much too short but still very impressing career with the song "Zigeunerjunge”. Only in 1968 she had her breakthrough with this song by Hans Blum. The French version "Tzigane" was quite successful there. This song and the follow-up "Auf dem Weg nach Odessa" (Hans Blum/Fred Weyrich) are both published by MELODIE DER WELT.

Born 1944 in Heydekrug in East Prussia she moved to North Germany shortly thereafter and grew up in Kiel and Hamburg. She did several jobs to finance her singing and acting classes, finally sang to producer Fred Weyrich. He realized her talent and made the first recording. The rest is musical history.

On July 31, 1969, the 27-year-old singer died in a car accident near Heide in Holstein, as well as her mother. Only the 6-year-old son survived. Many rumors and conspiracy theories surround Alexandra's death. Her lover at the time, Pierre Lafaire, was said to have been working for the US secret service, and she herself was said to be in contact with secret services. A tragic, short life story, around which many myths still surround.

Frankfurt am Main, April 17, 2019, MIDEM 2019

MELDODIE DER WELT can be contacted at the German Pavilion at MIDEM, the leading international business event for music, from 4. to 7. June 2019 in Cannes.

Here you can find further information about the German Pavilion.

Frankfurt am Main, April 11, 2019, Melodie der Welt and The Musicbrokers host Anniversary Songwriting Camp

For the tenth time many authors met at the songwriting camp of Melodie der Welt and the Hamburg music agency The Musicbrokers. From 3rd to 5th April 2019 the anniversary camp took place in the rooms of Chamäleon Studios in Hamburg. Fourteen composers and lyricists developed new songs during the three days under the creative aegis of The Musicbrokers. The songs have been written for German pop singer Philipp Leon and DJ / Producer Lukas Ernst, who were also present and guaranteed that tailored works were the results.

Tom Nevermann, Managing Director The Musicbrokers, is pleased with the collaboration with Melodie der Welt and the camps of the last years: "One reason that we celebrating the tenth anniversary is that we bring together motivated and highly talented song writers, who write about interesting things and for extraordinary performers. On the other hand it is Melodie der Welt, with which we have found a reliable partner in music business and put these camps so uncomplicated and professional into action."


John Ruhrmann, A & R Manager of Melodie der Welt, adds: "A continuous quality of the songwriting camps and the resulting works is of highest importance for us and our authors. With The Musicbrokers we have found an agency that totally promotes creativity and implements the camps in relaxed work environments. Looking at the compositions of the last ten camps it is out of question that we still want to organize as many more common camps as possible. "

From left to right: Hauke von der Brelje (The Musicbrokers), Julian Laping, Christoph v. Freydorf, Marius Tilly, Philipp Leon, Florian Luig, Joschka Bender, Hannes Kelch, Daniel Eisenlohr, Buket Kocatas, Eike Freese (The Musicbrokers), Tom Nevermann (The Musicbrokers), Lukas Ernst

Frankfurt am Main, April 8, 2019, European Copyright Directive Article 17 (formerly 13) - Briefly explained

Former Article 13, now Article 17, gives rise for much discussion. It would lead to the use of upload filters through the internet platforms and thus to censorship, say the opponents.

However, the article's main point is that internet platforms ("online content sharing services") that commercially use intellectual property and generate annual sales of more than € 10 million are required to seek permission from the authors. If this does not happen, the platform should be liable for it in the future.

In the case of material property, no one doubts that an intermediary must lawfully purchase his goods before reselling them. In the case of intangible property, e.g. compositions, opponents of copyright reform put intellectual property into question. The big providers such as Google, YouTube and Facebook earn a lot of money from their users' data, advertising and information. So far, they have not been responsible for the content, but users were for unlawful use and release of songs on these platforms.


The proposed legislation requires strong platforms to buy a content license, for example, from a music publisher and label that represents the intellectual property of composers / lyricists and artists. Until now, this is theoretically the responsibility of the user who wants to upload protected content, because uploading a musical work is a copyright relevant act. Behind every song is a complex network of creative and economic participants. Only through this collaboration do users have access to the songs. However, these are not their property. The copyright of the songs belong solely to the participating composers and lyricists.

Frankfurt am Main, April 8, 2019, Suzi Quatro out of control

Suzi Quatro is back and hits the German album charts on place 31 with her album "Suzi Quatro: No Control". Also on this album, the pop-rock icon shows her creativity and the songs are sure to be a hit. This album is also special by the fact that it is a family project. Her son Richard Tuckey has worked with her on almost all titles. All songs on the album are 100% copyright by RAK London and sub-published by MELODIE DER WELT. German fans can look forward to Suzi Quatro's Germany tour, which starts on April 24, 2019 in Berlin.


Frankfurt am Main, March 18, 2019, HEROIN & HELICOPTERS

On March 1, 2019, the new album "Heroin & Helicopters" by Citizen Cope appeared. The honored musician returns with the new recording after seven years. The title of the album came after a meeting with Santana, who is a fan of Cope. He should have advised him to stay away from the "two H's" (heroin and helicopter). Cope translated that musically as a social metaphor for addiction and its immediate fulfillment. In spring, Citizen Cope goes on tour through the USA.

Frankfurt am Main, March 12, 2019, The best of the Best

We are excited that The Black Keys having returned with a new song

"Lo/Hi"
Written by Daniel Quine Auerbach and Patrick James Carney
Published by McMoore McLesst Publishing 100%
Subpublisher Ruminating Music / Wixen Music
MELODIE DER WELT GmbH & Co. KG for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

This is the first common musical sign of the Grammy Award winners since the album "Turn Blue!" of 2014 - a real surprise! The music delivers what you want it to be: Straightforward blues rock with soulful backing vocals.

"Tom Petty: The Best Of Everything" 1976 - 2016 is the title of the Greatest Hits album dedicated to rock legend Tom Petty, who died in 2017. In addition to his biggest hits, you can also hear personal rarities here, put together by Petty's family and some band members. The album is currently ranked place 24 on the German album charts. During his lifetime, Tom Petty had full confidence in the American publisher Wixen Music, which is represented by MELODIE DER WELT for the German-speaking countries.

Weezer have also entered the album charts with their new The Black Album. Ruminating / Wixen Music has also shares of these songs, sub-published for the German-speaking countries by MELODIE DER WELT. The new album is first class and diverse. The songs of the new album were written by frontman Rivers Cuomo, for the first time in the history of Weezer completely on the piano.

Andrew Bird has also announced a new album "My Finest Work Yet" for March 22, 2019. His fans can be happy, because on his tour he will come to Germany in June. His American publisher Wixen Music (sub-published by MELODIE DER WELT) already saw his warm up show in Los Angeles and that was fabulous, we were told.

Frankfurt am Main, February 25, 2019, Dieter Adam died in February 2019

The well-known Hessian musician Dieter Adam (born 1941) had released numerous records and CDs until his larynx surgery in 2014. With MELODIE DER WELT he signed almost 70 publishing contracts between 1969 and 1981. With his dance band "Adam and the Micky's" he was a regular guest at the Hessian Carnival Strongholds. Especially popular were his joke versions of well-known songs in Hessian dialect. But he also had success with his own songs. Ikke Hüftgold made Dieter Adam's song "Quellkartoffeln un Dupp-Dupp" (1979) an après-ski hit of the year 2016. Now, Adam died at the age of only 77 years.

Frankfurt am Main, February 12, 2019, Dendemann „da nich für!“

On January 25, the new album “Da nich für!” (it’s a North German expression for “You’re welcome”)  of German rapper Dendemann appeared and went straight to the first place of the German album charts. Not only the audience, but also the trade press celebrates the album. Thereon is the track "Müde" (“Tired”), in which Dendemann explains that he is actually too tired "for the shit". Herein he samples “Ich bin zu müde” ("I'm too tired") by Charly Niessen and Hildegard Knef, published with the music publisher JOHANN MICHEL.

Frankfurt am Main, January 31, 2019, Cinema film "Work without an Author"

German feature film "Work without an Author" premiered as part of the 75th Venice Film Festival in September 2018 and was released on 3 October 2018 in German cinemas. It was directed by Oscar®-winner Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The song “Tausend Mandolinen sollen heut’ erklingen” (“A Thousand Mandolins Should Sound Today”), published by MELODIE DER WELT, written in 1954 by librettist Walter Brandin with the music by Willy Mattes and sung by Vico Torriani, can be heard in four scenes. "Work without an Author" is nominated for the Academy Awards 2019 in the category "Best Foreign Language Film".  We keep our fingers crossed for the Oscars on February 2, 2019!


Frankfurt am Main, December 20, 2018, Merry Christmas....

We wish you a merry, peaceful and blessed Christmas season and a happy, healthy and successful New Year.

The team of MELODIE DER WELT

Please note: Our office will be closed from 22nd December 2018 until 1st January 2019.

Frankfurt am Main, December 5, 2018, MELODIE DER WELT and THE MUSICBROKERS bring songwriters together again

From 27th to 29th of November 2018, the joint songwriting camp of MELODIE DER WELT and the Hamburg music agency THE MUSICBROKERS took place for the ninth time. Fifteen composers and lyricists met at the Chameleon Studios in Hamburg for collaborative songwriting. New works have been created in groups of three authors. The focus was this time, inter alia, on the development of songs for the newcomer band "Adayna" and singer Philipp Leon, who were also on site and therefore could take direct influence on the resulting titles.
 
Tom Nevermann, Managing Director of THE MUSICBROKERS, explains: "We are always happy when the performers are with us in the camps. The direct contact between authors and artists during the process of creating a song is incredibly important for the authenticity. Not only can the lyrics, which should tell a personal story, also the composition can be written much more honest."

John Ruhrmann, A & R Manager MELODIE DER WELT, adds: "The results speak for themselves once again. Great songs have been created that will hopefully help the artists as a stepping stone. Our authors always like to travel to the camps in Hamburg. THE MUSICBROKERS provide a relaxed atmosphere that allows the authors to work creatively and informally. We as MELODIE DER WELT are looking forward to the upcoming songwriting camps."
 
The tenth Writing Camp is planned for the early summer of 2019 already

From left to right: Jan Schröder, Jan Listing, Felix Gerlach, Tom Nevermann (The Musicbrokers), Funda Alatali, Lukas Ernst, Bernd Klimpel, Funya Alatali, Justin Balk, Philipp Leon, Eike Freese (The Musicbrokers), Vijay Kanhai, Hauke von der Brelje (The Musicbrokers)

Frankfurt am Main, July 24, 2018, On occasion of the 80th birthday of Rocco Granata on 16 August 2018





The recognition rate of a musician and composer cannot be measured exactly. However, if someone writes an evergreen, popular for 60 years and still hot, then he is exactly a recognized force.

Rocco Granata, born on August 16, 1938 in Calabria, southern Italy, became famous with "Marina". "Marina" was on the B-side of the first single by Granata, who came to Belgium at the age of ten and still lives there.There is hardly a song that has been recorded, printed and played so often.

Until now, the song is still successful, covered repeatedly and used in films and commercials. "Marina" and Rocco Granata are hit history.

MARINA by Rocco Granata
© 1959 by Granata Music Editions, Deume-Antwerpen, Belgium
West Ton Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt/Main for Germany and Austria

Frankfurt am Main, June 28, 2018, Melodie der Welt and The Musicbrokers break new ground in songwriting-camps

In early June various composers and lyric writers met for the eighth time for a songwriting-camp at Chameleon Studios, Hamburg, under the aegis of the publishing company Melodie der Welt and the Hamburg-based music agency The Musicbrokers. For the first time the main focus was not only on pure songwriting. The existing studio facilities were used to immediately produce some selected works ready for release. This advancement of the “classic” songwriting-camp shall offer to the participants the possibility to position themselves in the music market beyond the work as pure creator. It is planned to release these productions i.a. by the label “Skip A Beat” which was specially founded by The Musicbrokers.


“We are living in times of streaming-portals and playlists, thus a particularly pronounced track business. A really good song does then have the chance to find its way to the listener, largely irrespective of the awareness level of the artist or as part of an album strategy. The past camps taught us again and again that great works had been originated, but nevertheless some of them were not considered as final repertoire for the designated artists for various reasons. In many cases such titles disappear in the catalog although veritable “pearls” are among them. This is quite disappointing for the songwriters involved and loose capital for us as publisher. Thanks to this new concept we found a way to offer a perspective to these songs and a further source of income to the authors “, explains Tom Nevermann, Managing Director of The Musicbrokers.


John Ruhrmann, A&R Melodie der Welt, adds: “It is important for us to offer innovative options to authors, beside the pure work as songwriter for third parties, to exercise their skills and know-how and to support their career. A lot of composers and lyric writers associated with us have excellent qualities as producer and/or musician in addition to their talents as creator. The new concept of the songwriting-camps means for us an important and future-oriented component in the work with our authors. Because we as publishing company are committed to support our creative partners completely as auxiliary. Together with the team of The Musicbrokers we are creating a further basis for this.”

Chameleon Recording Studios Hamburg

Frankfurt am Main, June 08, 2018, Andreas Gabalier on # 1 of the german album charts

With his new album “Vergiss mein nicht” (Don’t forget me), ‘Folk-Rock'n'Roller’ Andreas Gabalier has jumped right to the top of the official german album charts. It is his second number one after "Mountain Man" from the year 2015. Including all album and single placements together, the Austrian was already over 700 weeks in the hit list. Andreas Gabalier had already released the two singles "Verdammt lang her” (Damn long ago) and "Ewig" (Forever).

MELODIE DER WELT congratulates its Edition Stall for the Chart entry! We are very happy about the success.

 

Frankfurt am Main, May 16, 2018, VERDAMMT LANG HER by Andreas Gabalier - as single edition for voice / piano at MELODIE DER WELT out now

Andreas Gabalier will present his new album "Vergiss mein nicht" (Forget Me Not) on June 1st. A first foretaste is his new catchy tune "Verdammt lang her" (Damn Long Ago), which was already published in late April in advance and for which a single edition for voice and piano is now available at MELODIE DER WELT.

"Verdammt lang her" is rocking, very catchy and also impresses with a Gabalier typical authentic text. It is a journey into the past, which he sings of in his new song: He evokes the 1990s, the carefree times of his youth, which he likes to look back on - times for which he burns. His fans find themselves in the straight, summery rock song, but also him. Once again, Andreas Gabalier shares his story with a twinkle in his eye.

"Verdammt lang her" as single edition for voice / piano you can get in trade immediately (order number 267413/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0541-6). Other titles by Andreas Gabalier are in our songbooks Andreas Gabalier - "Seine besten Songs" (order number 225564/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0529-4) and Andreas Gabalier - "Seine neuen Songs" (order number 253786/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0537-9). Also available are our single editions for song and piano from "I sing a Liad für di" (order number 216620/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0527-0), "Amoi seg 'ma uns wieder" (order number 209276/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0533-1) and "Hulapalu" (Order number 248779/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0534-8). Further information on the editions can be found under the heading "Sheet music".


Frankfurt am Main, May 9, 2018, Hans Blum becomes 90 years old

On May 23, 2018 Hans Blum celebrates his 90th birthday. He is one of the most successful composers of the first years of publishing company MELODIE DER WELT.

In the 1960s, company founder Johann Michel listened to the compositions that Hans Blum presented to him on the piano. "The better is the enemy of the good," he said. A sentence that Blum still remembered many decades later.

As a musician, arranger, composer, lyricist, singer and producer Hans Blum wrote music history. With his song "Zigeunerjunge" (Gypsy Boy) he helped singer Alexandra to fame. For Hildegard Knef he wrote the chanson "Der alte Wolf” (The Old Wolf) (see Hildegard Knef album with 16 chansons, order number 684/93/10, available in music stores). Under pseudonym Henry Valentino he stormed the German charts with his song „Ich hab‘ dein Knie geseh‘n“ (I've seen your knee).

Blum published about fifty songs with MdW. MELODIE DER WELT and Hans Blum: "We were very lucky together."

Frankfurt am Main, May 2, 2018, The Grünschnabel-songbook

Together with MELODIE DER WELT children's songwriter GRÜNSCHNABEL (alias Burghardt Wegner) has published his first songbook with 20 of his most beautiful interactive songs now.

For many years, Grünschnabel has been an established name of German children's music scene. His songs are funky and modern: pop, rock, rap, folk and a pinch of classical music for children and the whole family. The captivating songs can be found on so far 14 Grünschnabel-albums, which are available as CDs in retail, as download and stream. After "Lazuli" (2015) and the greatest hits album "Besser ist das" (2016), his new album "Tut allen gut" will be released in June 2018.

The trained music educator and father of three daughters appears frequently with music clips on KiKA (children channel) music shows (Singa's jukebox, SingAlarm). For this reason, 22 Grünschnabel-videos were produced, commissioned by ZDF television. Grünschnabel's specialty are children's music interactive concerts. Thus, the North German Grünschnabel is in great demand to play on nationwide stages, as well as on large and small ones (from concert hall to kindergarten and elementary schools). There are many different programs for every season and for (almost) every occasion. On training events, Burghardt Wegner gives a wealth of tips for playing, movement and singing, using his songs, in order to teach kindergarten and elementary school children the fun in music and dancing.

Many of these valuable suggestions he has summarized in his now published practice songbook with 20 interactive songs. In addition to the notes (vocal lines), guitar chords and all lyrics, there are game tips, dance instructions and factual information. As a special bonus, each song is also presented in form of a one-sided copy template (illustrated singing and simplified music sheets, in some cases also as a worksheet for use in elementary schools). Moreover the song book, there is also a download and stream album incl. karaoke versions, available in digital music shops.

The Grünschnabel-songbook is now available at bookstores and music shops at a price of € 19.99 (order number 266146/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0540-9, ISBN 978-3-920635-10-1).

Frankfurt am Main, April 25, 2018, MIDEM 2018

MELDODIE DER WELT can be contacted at the German Pavilion at MIDEM, the leading international business event for music, from 5. to 8. June 2018 in Cannes.

Here you can find further information about the German Pavilion.

Frankfurt am Main, March 6, 2018, Erich Liessmann on his 70th birthday

Erich Liessmann, aka Jean Frankfurter, is someone very special for MELODIE DER WELT. He is not only an impressive successful composer and business partner, but above all a friend. In 1967 he signed the first publishing agreement with MELODIE DER WELT and then many more. Johann Michel promoted Liessmann, above all, he believed in him and his talent and introduced him to anyone who had something to say in the industry.

In 1972, Liessmann landed a number one hit with the song "Michaela", which he wrote tailor-made for Bata Illic. This is just an early example of countless brilliant compositions and lyrics that Liessmann has written over the decades. Also internationally, he was represented in the charts, for example he wrote for the group Arabesque, whose songs are still very popular, especially in Japan.

Immense meaning he also gained as a producer of many pop and folk music greats. He achieved the greatest success with Helene Fischer, whose potential he recognized immediately and whose CDs he produced for ten years.

In 2008, the publishing house Franky Boy was founded, which is managed by his wife Uschi Liessmann and administered by MELODIE DER WELT since 2011.

This year, Erich Liessmann / Jean Frankfurter, who was born on 9 March 1948 in Frankfurt, celebrates his 70th birthday with his friends.

MdW - Foto (from the left): Uschi Ließmann (Franky Boy), Pamela Georgi (Managing Director MdW), Jean Frankfurter (Franky Boy)


Frankfurt am Main, January 30, 2018, MAGNUM experiences highest charts entry ever with "Lost On The Road To Eternity"

MAGNUM experiences highest charts entry ever with "Lost On The Road To Eternity"

Frankfurt am Main, January 30, 2018

The new album "Lost On The Road To Eternity" by MAGNUM is ranked 8th in the official German album charts! Never before the English hard rock band entered the German charts with such a good position with a new album.

MELODIE DER WELT takes care of the songs by Tony Clarkin - composer, founder and guitarist of MAGNUM - as the sub-publisher obo Maxwood Music Ltd. for the German-speaking countries and Eastern Europe for almost 30 years.

Frankfurt am Main, January 29, 2018, Ty Segall has covered Hot Chocolate’s "Every1's A Winner"

Ty Segall has covered Hot Chocolate’s "Every1's A Winner"

Frankfurt am Main, January 29, 2018

Ty Segall has covered Hot Chocolate’s "Every1's A Winner"

American musician Ty Segall has covered Hot Chocolates's "Every1's A Winner" (Errol Brown) in a fantastic grungy version.

The track has been used in the current biopic "I, Tonya", which is scheduled to German cinema theaters in March.

The song is 100% RAK Publishing, sub-published for G/A/S by MELODIE DER WELT.

Frankfurt am Main, January 22, 2018, Margit Sponheimer becomes 75

Margit Sponheimer becomes 75

Frankfurt am Main, January 22, 2018

Margit Sponheimer played a key role in Mainz's carnival. In 1969, she sang her carnival evergreen "Am Rosenmontag bin ich geboren" (On Carnival Monday I Was Born) for the first time. The song was composed by Charly Niessen with lyrics by Franz Rüger and published by music publisher Johann Michel. It became her song of recognition. On this occasion, the Mainz Carnival Association 1838 releases a special edition of the Mainz procession plaques with that song.

On February 7, 1943, "Margittsche" (as the carnivalists from Mainz call her) was not born in Mainz, but in Frankfurt/Main, and it was not on Monday, but on Sunday. However, just three years later, she moved with her parents to Mainz. She was discovered by lyricist and composer Toni Hämmerle, who also made Ernst Neger popular, a big figure in the carnival scene. 75 years after her birth, the city council of Mainz will decide whether to give her the honorary citizenship. It can be safely assumed that it will come to that.

We wish Margit Sponheimer happy birthday!

From our publishing companies the following titles of Margit Sponheimer are available:

Am Rosenmontag bin ich geboren (Musikverlag Johann Michel)
single piano/vocal edition, order no.: 80078/01/10
edition for bigband, order no.:  80078/41/08

Gell, du hast mich gelle gern (Melodie der Welt)
single piano/vocal edition, order no.: 2861/01/10
edition for bigband, order no.: 21282/41/10

Es wird ja alles wieder gut (Melodie der Welt)
for keyboard contained in „Magic Keyboard – Wunschkonzert“, order no.: 60621/93/10

Zupft euch mal am Öhrchen (Clou Music Wolf)
for piano/vocal contained in „Die goldenen 5 - Stimmungslieder Band 2“, order no.: 56162
edition for wind orchestra, order no.: 161909
(you receive both editions from HeBu-Musikverlag, www.hebu-music.com)

Many other known titles were published in our series „Vom 11.11. bis Aschermittwoch“ (From the 11. 11. to Ash Wednesday).




Photo (from the left): Toni Hämmerle, Margit Sponheimer and Ernst Neger - ca. 1960

Frankfurt am Main, November 21, 2017, MELODIE DER WELT AND THE MUSICBROKERS ORGANIZE FALL SONGWRITERCAMP

For the seventh time now, the music publisher Melodie der Welt and the music agency The Musicbrokers have organized a common songwriting camp. The new works have been created within three days in the Chameleon Studios, Hamburg, at the beginning of November. Three teams each, that had been put together of established songwriters and new talents, worked in a relaxed, but concentrated atmosphere on compositions and lyrics, which could be produced immediately under studio conditions as demo. This time the main focus of the camp was on the new works for the young target audience: It has been written for a new German language project which is directly addressed to kids from 7 to 12 years. Furthermore, songs have been created for a 13-year old singer, in whom the industry had already expressed keen interest.
“We see ourselves as a music agency that would like to provide as well an opportunity to young talents in particular to gain experience and go first steps in the music business as songwriter. The co-operation with Melodie der Welt gives us full flexibility to combine ambitious junior authors with successful songwriters in teams. The works thereby created are proof that this mixture often leads to compositions quite out of the ordinary”, Tom Nevermann, managing director The Musicbrokers, explains the functioning of his agency. John Ruhrmann, A&R Melodie der Welt, adds: “For nearly four years now we are cooperating with The Musicbrokers as co-publishing partner as well as in the field of organization and performance of songwriting camps. These, as meanwhile firmly established institution, always offer the possibility to our own writers and to those of our partners to cooperate with authors from all over Germany and to get in contact. Successful co-operations and long-standing friendships have already been founded.”
Further regular camps are planned for the next years to come.

(Photo (from the left): Eike Freese (The Musicbrokers), Daniel Eisenlohr, Deniz Jaspersen, Charlie Waldschmidt, Matthias Heising, Jan Listing, Philipp-Leon Altmeyer, Jan Grasmück, Tom Nevermann (The Musicbrokers), Ela Steinmetz, Hauke von der Brelje (The Musicbrokers)

Frankfurt am Main, October 26, 2017, Three of the most popular Wiesn-Hits 2017...

...can be found at MELODIE DER WELT.

Each year these songs ensure a good mood during the Oktoberfest at the Theresienwiese in Munich.

"Atemlos durch die Nacht” (Breathless through the night) by Helene Fischer is still one of the most popular titles.

Atemlos durch die Nacht
lyrics and music: Kristina Bach
single piano/vocal edition
Order number: 8900335/01/89
ISMN: 9790204905317
Price: 6,50 €

Right after, songs by Andreas Gabalier follow, especially "I sing a Liad for di" (I sing a song for you) and "Hulapalu".

I sing a Liad für di
lyrics and music: Andreas Gabalier
single piano/vocal edition
Bestell-Nummer: 216620/01/10
ISMN: 9790204905270
Preis: 6,50 €

also contain in:
Andreas Gabalier - His best songs
arranged for voice and piano
Order number: 235564/93/10
ISMN: 9790204905294
Price: 29,99 €

Hulapalu
lyrics and music: Andreas Gabalier
single piano/vocal edition
Bestell-Nummer: 248779/01/10
ISMN: 9790204905348
Preis: 6,50 €

also contain in:
Andreas Gabalier - His new songs
arranged for voice and piano
Order number: 253786/93/10
ISMN: 9790204905379
Price: 29,99 €

Further information on our editions under section Sheet music.


Frankfurt am Main, October 19, 2017, TRICK OR TREAT MEDIA and Rapper MICEL O now cooperate

Rapper MICEL O, who has worked in the past with other HipHop artists like Manuellsen, Kay One and US rapper Mims, has signed in the edition TOTM, administered by Melodie der Welt.

The artist has just broken the million mark on views on the portal YouTube with his current single "Baby du bist anders" from his EP "Feelings". On 4th November 2017, he will be on stage for a show in Bochum as a support act of German rapper Azad and French rapper Alrima.

The director of rap artist Yves Christian Fernau said: "With Trick or Treat Publishing / MdW, we have gained a great partner who is an excellent choice due to many years of experience in business. We are looking forward to working with the team of TOTM and MdW."

"Micel's music convinces with the sound and its technology. I see in him a lot of potential and we will help to gain his maximum,” Bernd Wendlandt explains the motivation of Edition TOTM.

Photo (from the left): Bernd Wendlandt (Trick or Treat Publishing / MdW), Micel O (artist), Yves Christian Fernau (management) - met at the Red Bull Studios in Berlin.

Frankfurt am Main, October 18, 2017, Hubert Wolf – Polka melodies

Anyone who is interested in brass music will find the name Hubert Wolf sometime. He composed famous pieces such as "Der Schornsteinfeger aus Eger” (The chimney sweep from Eger), "Heute hast du Geburtstag” (You have birthday today), "Hinter den Wolken scheint immer die Sonne” (Behind the clouds always shines the sun) or "Jeder Tag bringt neue Hoffnung” (Every day brings new hope). From 1965 until his death in 1981, Hubert Wolf performed with his "Original Böhmerländer Musikanten” (Original Bohemian Musicians) an extra class of brass music and, besides Ernst Mosch and his band, was one of the most popular brass bands in the field of German folk entertainment. The melodies by Hubert Wolf still belong to the permanent repertoire of all folk musicians. In his own founded CLOU Music Publishing Company, Hubert Wolf has also made his titles accessible to other brass bands. Further editions by Hubert Wolf have been edited by CLOU Music, administered by MELODIE DER WELT, in collaboration with HeBu-Musikverlag, and has been published since 2014 in new editions.

„Hubert Wolf – Polkamelodien“, arranged by Klaus Rambacher, has now been released as the latest publication of CLOU Music by Hubert Wolf. This new potpourri for brass music contains the titles "Wild Roses from Bohemia", "Annamirl-Polka" and "Bruoda Liederle", which Hubert Wolf composed under his pseudonym Wenzel Valcek. You will receive the music sheets from HeBu Musikverlag under order number 177796 at the retail price of € 67.00. The difficulty is indicated with 3, duration is 4:20 min.

Further available titles for brass music from CLOU Music are:

•    Fingerhütchen-Polka - Thimble-Polka (composer: Hubert Wolf, arranger: Alfons Stock, order number 170476)
•    Tenorhorn Teufel - Tenor horn devil (solo polka for 1-3 tenor horns) (Composer: Manfred Minnich, arranger: Hubert Wolf, order number 168802)
•    Lustige Musikanten - Funny Musicians (composer: Hubert Wolf, arranger: Harry Becker, order number 130031)
•    Im kleinen Dörfchen  / Das alte Mühlrad - In the small village / The old mill wheel (composer: Wenzel Valcek, arranger: Hubert Wolf, order number 130029)
•    Jeder Tag bringt neue Hoffnung / Der schönste Stern - Every day brings new hope / The most beautiful star (composer: Hubert Wolf / Wenzel Valcek, order number 106502)
•    Der Schornsteinfeger aus Eger / Annamirl – Polka - The chimney sweep from Eger / Annamirl - Polka (composer: Hubert Wolf / Wenzel Valcek, arranger: Hubert Wolf, order number 98921)
•    Anna-Maria / Das ist meine Musik - Anna-Maria / This is my music (order number 161912)
•    Heute hast du Geburtstag / Böhmisches Ständchen - You have birthday today / Bohemian serenade (order number 130030)
•    Sei immer g'scheit und stell dich dumm / Die Liebe blüht nicht nur im Mai - Be always smart and pretend to be stupid / Love does not bloom only in May (order number 161910)
•    So jung wie heute / Ein bisschen Schwindel ist dabei - As young as today / A little dizziness is here (order number 161908)
•    Wir seh'n uns wieder / Sperrstund is - We will see again / Lock hour is (order number 161911)
•    Zupft euch mal am Öhrchen / Kinder, wir leben nur einmal - Pluck yourselves at the little ear / Kids, we live only once (order number 161909))

At wwww.hebu-music.com you can find further information and audio examples of the editions. You will receive the editions with the original arrangements by Hubert Wolf over HeBu Musikverlag:
HeBu Musikverlag GmbH
Gottlieb-Daimler Str. 22
76703 Kraichtal
Tel.: +49 (0) 72 50 / 92 28-0
Fax: +49 (0) 72 50 / 92 12 31
Mail: info@hebu-music.de

Frankfurt am Main, August 31, 2017, EISBRECHER No. 1 of the albumcharts

EISBRECHER made it to # 1 of the Official German Charts with "Sturmfahrt" right away! MELODIE DER WELT congratulates its author NOEL PIX to the chartentry! We are very happy about the success.

The album holds many new ideas and is not limited to one genre. "There is hardly anything better to hear in the electrified German rock scene." (Quote: Matthias Weckmann)

 

Foto © Holger Fichtner

Frankfurt am Main, August 29, 2017, Opening film of Arthouse-Festival Leipzig

“Arthur & Claire”, a charming tragic comedy with depth, tells of two world-weary people, just before suicide, who unexpectedly give each other new support.

The film by Miguel Alexandre, after the play by Stefan Vögel, starts on March 1, 2018 in German cinemas (distribution: Universum Film). Previously, it is one of the opening films of the Leipzig Arthouse-Festival from September 25 to 29, 2017, and will be presented personally by leading actor Josef Harder in the Passage Cinemas.

The title song of the film LAST NIGHT is sung by 16-year-old Dave Alex and is co-published in the brand new edition TOTM, administered by MELODIE DER WELT.

 

Foto © Miguel Alexandre

Frankfurt am Main, August 1, 2017, 35 years ago
In 1982, a significant merger occurred. Melodie der Welt acquired company shares of the publishing group Rheinische Musikverlage by Otto Kuhl and the publishing house moved from Cologne on the Rhine to Frankfurt on the Main. Six important publishing houses are included in this extensive complex:

West Ton Verlag
The company West Ton was a group. After the death of Otto Kuhl in 1973, the company was led by Jacques Maxime Joseph. West Ton Verlags GmbH has titles such as "Tchiou, Tchiou", "Tango Bolero" and "Im Leben geht alles vorüber” (In life everything will pass) (Peter Kreuder / Peter Schaeffers).

Nord Süd Verlag
The publishing house belonged to West Ton. The most famous title is "Komm Zurück (J'attandrai)" (German text by Ralph Maria Siegel).

Rheinischer Musikverlag Kuhl
Here are songs published as "Kleine Winzerin vom Rhein" (Little Whinemaker from Rhine) (Heinz Sommer) and "Bums Valdera" (Willibald Quanz / Brigitte Weber).

Karl Berbuer Musikverlag
This publishing house has made a name for itself through the care of music of the Rhineland and Cologne carnival music. Karl Berbuer was born on 26 July 1900 and was a native Cologne. Baker by profession, he was active in Cologne carnival from 1924 on and composed more than 120 songs. He met the Rhenish spirit like no other. One of his first success stories in the 1920s was “Wir sind die Eingeborenen von Trizonesien" (We are the natives of Trizonesia), an Evergreen to this day. This song became a Cologne persiflage on the political situation in Germany after Second World War. It also served as an anthem for honouring on sporting events until Germany had its own national anthem. Another very successful song is the carnival song "Heidewitzka, Herr Kapitän" (Hurray, Captain) of 1936. It was almost a worldwide hit, because Konrad Adenauer was welcomed with this song on an official visit in Chicago in 1950. Karl Berbuer died in his hometown on 17 November 1977.

Edition Constantin Kuhl
The main publishing segment of the edition was International Dance Music.

Otto Kuhl Musikverlag
The publishing company, founded by Otto Kuhl, became a member of GEMA in 1925 already. The focus of the publishing house was orchestral light music. In the 1990s the well-known entertaining songs „Wenn das Wasser im Rhein goldner Wein wär“ (When the water of Rhine would be golden Whine) (Werner Stamm/Heinz Böninghausen) und „En D’r Kaygass Nummer Null“ (In Kaygass Street Number Zero) (Hermann Klaeser/ Wilhelm Horkenrath) have been acquired.


Frankfurt am Main, January 18, 2017, Number 3 on German charts

The album "11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory" by Dropkick Murphys has just reached number 3 on the German charts in January. Congratulations!


The band is currently on tour in Europe and also comes to Germany:
21.01.2017 Munich, Zenith
23.01.2017 Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle
24.01.2017 Leipzig, House Auensee
30.01.2017 Hamburg, Sports Hall
01.02.2017 Hannover, Swiss Life Hall
02.02.2017 Lingen, EmslandArena
03.02.2017 Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Hall
05.02.2017 Offenbach am Main, Stadthalle


The Dropkick Murphys remain true to their music style: Feel good Irish punk-rock from the USA, with thoughtful lyrics.

Frankfurt am Main, November 7, 2016, Campaign with “HANDCLAP” for SKY TICKET

The American Indie-Popsong “HandClap” by Fitz and the Tantrums could be placed in the Radio/Internet campaign of German TV-station SKY. “HandClap” is among others administrated by Melodie der Welt via Ruminating Music.

Frankfurt am Main, October 1, 2016, Price changes as of 01/01/2017

Melodie der Welt announces price changes for it’s music sheets as of next year. A list with changed prices can be viewed here or by IDNV.

Make use of the possibility to restock inventories at the old prices. Our editions are offered by our distributor Musikverlag Josef Weinberger GmbH.

For further details on our music please click on the button “Sheet music”.

Frankfurt am Main, August 23, 2016, Erich Meder died 50 years ago

On September 18, 1966 the librettist Erich Meder, who was known for his soulful and popular songs and a lot of evergreens, died in Vienna. „Stell‘ dir vor, es geht das Licht aus“ (Just imagine, the lights switch off) was such a successful piece, composed by Hans Lang and interpreted by Maria Andergast and Paul Hörbiger in the movie "Der alte Sünder" (The old Sinner). The title was one of the first editions of the newly founded music publishing MELODIE DER WELT in 1951.

Erich Meder was born the son of a Privy Councillor in Brno (Czech Republic today) on July 28, 1897. After his high school graduation he made in WW1 military service in the artillery. He studied part time at the University of World Trade (Vienna University of Economics) and completed his diploma in business administration in 1929. At first he earned his living in a bank but became owner of a company for the production of promotional articles (he even had a patent on a wind turbine) until 1925 and finally worked as a salesman. From 1933 he worked as a freelance writer, author of radio plays and lyricist. Soon his songs were used in feature films, advertising and cultural films. For more information see website www.erichmeder.at


„Du bist die Rose vom Wörthersee“ (You are the Rose of Lake Wörthersee) dates from 1947 and was written for the movie „Der alte Herr Kanzleirat“ (The old gentleman councilor). The hit was interpreted by Maria Andergast and the composer Hans Lang. 1952 the song became the theme song of a movie of the same name.
„Meine Rosa ist aus Böhmen“ (My Rosa is from Bohemia) is a Polka foxtrot, which Fred Rauch had sung on record.


Available as Combo-Edition:
Lang, Hans / Meder, Erich
Du bist die Rose vom Wörthersee / Meine Rosa ist aus Böhmen
Instrument / Voice: Combo
Order number: 672/41/10
Price: € 15.00

Frankfurt am Main, July 18, 2016, Felix Moese aka FXMO signs as author with Melodie der Welt

The radio presenter; DJ and entertainer Felix Moese has signed a long-term exclusive author’s agreement with the Frankfurt-based publisher Melodie der Welt.

John Ruhrmann, A&R Manager at Melodie der Welt, says: “Felix has totally convinced us as artist and writer. He is more present than ever as host of his daily radio shows at the Hessian market leader FFH and reaches millions of people. Felix creates an individual sound and spirit with his tracks and melodic remixes. His musical vision: brilliant sound, impulsive rhythms and electrifying vibes. His songs and mixtapes presently have more than 2,000,000 plays at SoundCloud , they are liked and shared by DJs, Blogs and music fans world-wide.


Felix Moese: “In Frankfurt, I’ve found in Melodie der Welt the publishing partner who perfectly suits me. A partner for the writing and production of fresh songs with a fantastic network and proper attitude. I’m looking forward to an extremely creative cooperation and wish us maximum success – we’ll have a blast!”

The signing of the agreement took place in the premises of Melodie der Welt recently.

 

In the picture (from left to right): John Ruhrmann (A&R Manager MdW), Felix Moese (Autor), Pamela Georgi (Geschäftsführerin MdW)


Frankfurt am Main, July 1, 2016, The Legacy of Hildegard Knef

It was 50 years ago, when the album “die neue Knef – Tournee LIVE” (The New Knef – Tour LIVE) was released. From 15 songs on the LP, 8 titles are published with MELODIE DER WELT.

IN DIESER STADT  (Charly Niessen / Charly Niessen) In this City
ICH FÜHL MICH SCHULDIG  (Charly Niessen / Hildegard Knef) I feel guilty
TAGE HÄNGEN WIE TRAUERWEIDEN  (Gert Wilden / Hildegard Knef) Days hang like Morning Willows
ICH MÖCHTE AM MONTAG MAL SONNTAG HABEN (Charly Niessen / Hildegard Knef) I would like to have Sunday on Monday
GESTERN HABE ICH NOCH NACHGEDACHT  (Charly Niessen / Hildegard Knef) I still thought yesterday about
EINS UND EINS DAS MACHT ZWEI  (Charly Niessen / Charly Niessen) One and One makes Two
ICH WOLLTE DICH VERGESSEN (Gert Wilden / Hildegard Knef) I wanted to forget you
ICH BRAUCH’ KEIN VENEDIG (Charly Niessen / Hildegard Knef) I need no Venice

The sound recordings were made during the concert tour by Hildegard Knef together with the Günter Noris quintet. The actress and singer (1925-2002) was a world star and at the peak of her career. Between February and May 1966 she performed thirty concerts in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands.

On 15 July 1966, the LP entered the German charts and stayed for 44 weeks, including 20 weeks in the Top Ten, with 2nd place as maximum placement. Because the album was so successful, it also appeared as a special production for the magazine "Hör zu", as Clubedition Ex Libris, separately in the Netherlands and under the title "The New Knef" in the US.

The own texts by Hilde Knef are profound, often laconic, the music of the composers Charly Niessen and Gert Wilden was innovative in Germany.

A selection of Hildegard Knef’s chansons is edited in the msongbook "Eins und eins, das acht zwei" for voice and piano (German language) (Order No. 684/93/10 ISMN: 979-0-2049-0516-4), apart from “Tage hängen wie Trauerweiden” are all songs mentioned above included.

Frankfurt am Main, June 21, 2016, Andreas Gabalier Songbook 2 - His new songs

The success story of Andreas Gabalier continues. Whether "Hulapalu" or "Mountain Man", his songs are placed in the charts for months.

The second songbook with the new songs for voice and piano by MELODIE DER WELT is available now. These are just typical Gabalier songs: Life can be so beautiful and in most cases it is. But even the most beautiful life is not a guarantee of deliverance from misfortune. Gabalier digests his emotions in masterly ballads, which move people to tears.

Contents (Austrian texts only):
A Meinung haben / Ab zum See / Das kleine Haus / Der Himmel / Die Beichte / Dirndel lieben / Edelweiß / Es wär’ an der Zeit / Es wird alles wieder gut / Für mich bist du schön / Go for Gold / Hulapalu / Man of Volks-Rock’n‘Roll / Mountain Man / We salute you / Verliebt, verliebt

MELODIE DER WELT now released Andreas Gabalier Songbook 2 - "Seine neuen Songs", arranged for piano/vocal including chords. You can find the songbook in the shops from now on (order no. 253786/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0537-9).

More songs by Andreas Gabalier are contained in our Andreas Gabalier Songbook - "Seine besten Songs" (order no. 225564/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0529-4). Our single piano/vocal editions "I sing a Liad für di" (order no. 216620/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0527-0), "Amoi seg' ma uns wieder" (order no. 209276/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0533-1) and "Hulapalu" (order no. 248779/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0534-8) are also available. Further information on the editions under section "Sheet music".

Frankfurt am Main, May 2, 2016, On May 2nd, Kurt Hertha would have been 90 years old

The name Kurt Hertha is forever connected with the German pop world of the 1960s and 70s. He wrote more than 1300 lyrics for countless pop stars of his time. He achieved his breakthrough as lyricist with the song entitled "Tanze mit mir in den Morgen" ("Dance with me into the morning"), in German sung by Gerhard Wendland, composed by Karl Goetz and under contract with MELODIE DER WELT since 1961.

When Kurt Hertha and Karl Goetz met each other, they agreed in no case to write a twist, which just dominated the market. The "Midnight Tango", which eventually came out in the discussions, also convinced publisher Johann Michel. He gave the song to the record label Philips. The story has been passed down over the years that Gerhard Wendland was not enthusiastic about the arrangement for bandoneon, guitar, drums and bass. In the recording studio, he was supposed to have remarked: "The next time I sing the same with pincers and brooms". This song in that very arrangement gave the singer an amazing comeback that will have reconciled him.

Composer and lyricist were awarded the supreme award "Golden Sparrow" to be granted to German authors in that time. Special recognition was bestowed upon the authors and MELODIE DER WELT by Philips, with a Golden Record for over one million singles sold in Germany. Almost twenty international artists covered the song. Because Kurt Hertha and Johann Michel got along well, many other titles by the lyricist appeared in Frankfurt. One of them was "Dich erkenn‘ ich mit verbundenen Augen" ("I recognize you blindfolded") of 1968, interpreted by Bata Illic, who started his career with this song perfectly.

The lyricist Kurt Hertha, who was also engaged as a composer, died at the age of 81 years in Grünwald near Munich on July 8, 2007.

Frankfurt am Main, April 11, 2016, Detlev Jöcker on the spring reception of the ZNS - Hannelore Kohl Foundation

On March 16, 2016, the ZNS - Hannelore Kohl Foundation for patients with damage of the central nervous system invited to their spring reception in Berlin. The Foundation supports people with traumatic brain injury quickly and efficiently. The aim is to enable an autonomous life of those affected to the greatest possible extent.

The president of the Foundation, Kristina Schröder, welcomed guests from politics, economy and culture. Detlev Jöcker is Ambassador for Children projects of the Foundation. At the event, he presented his latest ballad “Himmel und Erde” (Heaven and Earth). The song is promoting with its statement about humanity, care and loving responsibility the aims and purposes of the Foundation. This year, it will be published as a single. A part of the sales proceeds will be donated to the Foundation.

YouTube Link: CNS song "Heaven and Earth"
https://youtu.be/VyOmxg-55-U

Photo: Detlev Jöcker (Menschenkinder Verlag)

Frankfurt am Main, March 23, 2016, MELODIE DER WELT and EDITION ANTSTREET prolonged common deal and take the newcomers 8KIDS under contract

The co-publishing partner Carmelo Lo Porto (Edition Anstreet / Ever Ever Management) and the Music Publishers MELODIE DER WELT have already extended their existing cooperation early 2016 and now took the authors of the band 8kids under contract.

Carmelo Lo Porto, who supports also NICOLE CROSS – she is already in the starting gates and a promising singer – recently placed the band 8kids with Napalm Records. The band released its debut EP “Demons” there on 29th April 2016.

John Ruhrmann, A & R manager by Melodie der Welt, explains: "Ever Ever Management has once again demonstrated a keen sense for exciting new writers and artists. For this reason, we decided already in the noughties to cooperate with Carmelo Lo Porto. For sure you will hear very much from 8kids in the future. German texts in the guise of post-hardcore, that is not standard pop, that is one of THESE interesting niches that we are looking for and need."

Carmelo Lo Porto, Manager of Ever Ever Management and Edition Antstreet, adds: "I am pleased that I can manage a new publishing project with my Frankfurt partners again from the outset and thus continue the successful cooperation. We have ambitious goals and MdW is the right music publisher for us. For me, it is already a clever start to a hopefully long and successful band history of 8kids."

Hans Koch (8kids) says: "We are a band from Darmstadt. In close proximity to our region, we have found the music publishing partners now, for whom we are important new authors – and not just 3 among many others. It can’t be better for us. We are really looking forward to this cooperation!”

 

n the picture (from left to right): Lukas Adamidis (Ever Ever Management), Carmelo Lo Porto (Ever Ever Management), Hans Koch (8kids), Emma McLellan (8kids), Jonas Jakob (8kids), John Ruhrmann (Melodie der Welt)


Frankfurt am Main, March 15, 2016, GEBOREN UM DICH ZU LIEBEN – now available as single piano/vocal edition

In 2014, Nik P. released a very personally inspired song "Geboren um dich zu lieben" (Born to love you). It was a kind of consoling song for the unfulfilled desire for a child. That songs can work wonders, proved to be true shortly after the release. Nik P. and his wife became parents.

DJ Ötzi works wonders with new recordings of songs by Nik P. This happened for example with the re-release of “Ein Stern, der deinen Namen trägt" (A star that bears your name), which stormed the German Charts of 2007. Now, DJ Ötzi has re-edited "Geboren um dich zu lieben" with his signature sound.

When the German national handball team celebrated its European champion title 2016 in Berlin, Nik P. and DJ Ötzi presented their new version of the song. It is no wonder that the song, now published with MELODIE DER WELT, enjoys a great success and charted already at number 11 of the German charts.

MELODIE DER WELT now released "Geboren um dich zu lieben" as single piano/vocal edition. You can find the title in the shops from now on  (order no. 242959/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0535-5). Further information on our editions under section "Sheet music".

Frankfurt am Main, March 7, 2016, HULAPALU by Andreas Gabalier - now available as single piano/vocal edition through MELODIE DER WELT

Oh-di-oh-di-oh-di-oh-di-eh .... HULAPALU finally available as sheet music. Those who are still wondering what Hulapalu might mean, Andreas Gabalier refers to their imagination …. and if one is referred to the own imagination, it’s usually all about .... well, you know what is meant. Hulapalu is a mega hit and makes a good mood.

Whatever Andreas Gabalier tackles musically, becomes a success. The song spents two months in the German charts now. The edition was repeatedly requested from MELODIE DER WELT. It is out now!

MELODIE DER WELT now released HULAPALU as single piano/vocal edition. You can find the title HULAPALU in the shops from now on (order no. 248779/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0534-8).

More songs by Andreas Gabalier are contained in our Andreas Gabalier Songbook - "Seine besten Songs" arranged for piano/vocal including chords (order no. 225564/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0529-4). Our single piano/vocal editions "I sing a Liad für di" (order no. 216620/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0527-0) and "Amoi seg' ma uns wieder" (order no. 209276/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0533-1) are also available . Further information on the editions under section "Sheet music".

Frankfurt am Main, February 2, 2016, The Vico Torriani Musical - HOTEL VICTORIA

On February 24, 2016, the Musical "Hotel Victoria" was premiered in the Hotel Reine Victoria in St. Moritz (Switzerland). The musical theater production by Felix Benesch (in co-production with the Theater Chur) recalls the legendary Swiss pop singer, actor, show host and cookbook author Vico Torriani (1920-1998).

The Musical is entitled after his TV show, which was aired on television ARD 1961-1968. Vico Torriani led through the course of the show in the role of a Hotel Director. Always new hits were sung and the artist himself put international recipes in song form, while he prepared them. Now, many of his big hits revive in the musical theater again, as “Zwei Spuren im Schnee” (Two tracks in the snow), “Ananas aus Caracas” (Pineapple from Caracas) or “Siebenmal in der Woche” (Seven times a week).

The play takes place in 1973. Vico Torriani (performed by Samuel Zünd) rehearses for a revival of his TV show "Hotel Victoria", but everything goes wrong. A Double (Christian Jott Jenny) must be found, but does not correspond to the ideas of the original Torriani. The Double is spoiled, grew up in a wealthy family and knows nothing about cooking. He is a pure imitator, does not identify himself with the artist. However, in a personal meeting at night in an empty studio the two men discover that they have very similar longings and hopes.

Felix Benesch has put a lot of passion into the production of his Musical and it demonstrates his enthusiasm for the all-rounder Vico Torriani. We hear some sounds and then we go back in time. At the same time new listeners could be persuaded for the songs. Therefore, it has been important for MELODIE DER WELT to support the Musical. Information about the Musical and other performance dates are available under www.musical-hotelvictoria.ch.

With MELODIE DER WELT Vico Torriani's hit “Du schwarzer Zigeuner” (You black gypsy) of 1953 is available in editions for voice and piano (Order number: 524/01/10 ISMN: 979-0-2049-0503-4) and for Bigband (order No. 524/41/10 / a) as well as “Zwei Spuren im Schnee” (Two tracks in the snow) of 1955 in an edition for Salon Orchestra (order No. 2765/41/10 / a). More information about the editions see under the category "Notes".

Frankfurt am Main, February 11, 2016, Ralph Siegel in Luck: After 12 years in the ESC pre-selection again

Ralph Siegel won the Eurovision Song Contest with Nicole and the title “A little Peace” in 1982. In the following 34 years, Siegel was represented 14 times for Germany, and in recent years for San Marino in the Authors Competition.

This year he sends his title "Under the Sun we are one" in the running, which is interpreted by the 19-year-old Laura Pinski. One knows Pinski from the talent show "The Super Talent", where she made it to the finals in 2012.

On February 19, 2016 the song will be presented on YouTube for the first time. It is administrated for Ralph Siegel by MELODIE DER WELT. The composer says of his song, it is one of the best he has ever composed. It is honest and emotional, marked by the desire for international understanding. The lyrics are by John O’Flynn.

The nine competitors of "Our Song for Stockholm” are strong. The TV transmission will be on ARD on 25th February. We wish Ralph Siegel and singer Laura Pinski that their song finds its way into the international song contest.

More about Laura Pinski http://www.laurapinski.com

Frankfurt am Main, January 13, 2016, GEMA-Chartbusters of 2015

Franky Boy Publ. could position itself again with three chartbusters in the GEMA-charts 2015:

Atemlos durch die Nacht (Take a Breath)
(1st place of Recorded Music - 1st place in Discos - 1st place of Downloads - 2nd place of Live concerts Popular Music)
Music and Lyrics: Kristina Bach

Der Augenblick (The Moment)
(14th place of Recorded Music)
Music: Jean Frankfurter / Lyrics: Tobias Reitz

So kann das Leben sein (So Can Life Be)
(15th place of Recorded Music)
Music: Jean Frankfurter / Lyrics: Kristina Bach

Ranked 17 for Recorded Music and 10 in the Download section, this Austrian song hit the GEMA-charts again too:
Amoi seg‘ ma uns wieder (Once we meet again)
Music and Lyrics: Andreas Gabalier
Or.-Publ.: Edition Stall / Edition BMG Klanggold Drei Deutschland


MELODIE DER WELT has published the titles "Atemlos durch die Nacht" (order no. 8900335/01/89, ISMN 979-0-2049-0531-7) and "Amoi seg’ ma uns wieder" (order no. 209276/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0533-1) as single editions for voice and piano. Further titles by Helene Fischer and Andreas Gabalier can be found under category “Sheet music”.


Frankfurt am Main, December 1, 2015, 90 years Hildegard Knef

Hildegard Knef, who was born on 28 December 1925, lived for many careers: As a German postwar Star, Hollywood actress, singer and author. As a singer, she stormed the German charts with self-written songs.

The melodies of her songs were mostly composed by Charly Niessen (1923-1990). In 1965 Hildegard Knef wrote her first lyrics „Werden Wolken alt?“ ("Are Clouds getting old?") with the composition by Gert Wilden, who died at the age of 98 in September this year. Good songs in addition with a good performer also need a good music publisher. He was found in the person of Johann Michel and his publishing company MELODIE DER WELT. 1968 Hildegard Knef was honored with the "Golden Record" for three million-sellings of her LPs.

On 1 February 2002 Hilde Knef passed. In order to revere the 10th anniversary of the death, MELODIE DER WELT reissued her songs, published with the company. 16 chansons were selected, among others "Berlin, dein Gesicht hat Sommersprossen" ("Berlin, your face has freckles"), "Der alte Wolf" ("The Old Wolf"), "Es war beim Bal paré" ("Ball Paré") and of course "Eins und eins, das macht zwei" ("One and One, that makes Two").

The German Songbook "Eins und eins, das macht zwei" for voice and piano is available in any music store (Order-No.: 684/93/10, ISMN: 979-0-2049-0516-4). Please go to "Sheet music" for more information.

Frankfurt am Main, November 11, 2015, "Gell, du hast mich gelle gern" for 50 years

"Gell, du hast mich gelle gern, gelle ich dich auch" is an eternally young carnival hit in Germany, sung by Margit Sponheimer with the music by Toni Hämmerle, who worked successfully with MELODIE DER WELT for many years.

On 11th November at 11 o’clock and 11 minutes, the German carnival season starts again and although the legendary singer of the Carnival Association of 1838 in Mainz has left the field to the younger ones, you still can hear the song during the “foolish time” everywhere in Germany.

The blind and in 1968 deceased composer and lyricist Toni Hämmerle from Gießen was a happy person in spite of his fate. He composed the song for the young Margit and it was tailor-made for her, although he needed only one hour for it. The song was sold over a million times, the reward was, inter alia, a gold record for the singer. From the first moment it was a winner song. And for this reason it was clear that MELODIE DER WELT was interested in it. Margit Sponheimer has probably sung this song a thousand times, but never was tired of. "It's not just an entertaining hit, it also has soul," she explained in an interview.

"Gell, du hast mich gelle gern" appeared in various arrangements with MELODIE DER WELT. Please got to "Sheet music" for more information.

Frankfurt am Main, November 5, 2015, MELODIE DER WELT administrates Detlev Jöcker‘s “Menschenkinder-Verlag”

Whether “Im Kribbel Krabbel Mäusehaus” ("In the Tingling Scrambling Mouse House"), “Das Kille-Kitzel-Monster” ("The Tickle Monster") or “1, 2, 3 im Sauseschritt" (“1, 2, 3 with speedy steps") - there is hardly a nursery in Germany without a CD with songs by Detlev Jöcker. As a father of four children, Detlev Jöcker knows exactly what even the little ones like. The composer and producer from Muenster is one of the most successful children's singer-songwriters of Germany for years and has been honored with several gold and platinum awards for his albums. More than 13 million CDs and more than 4 million books have been sold. 

1987, Detlev Jöcker founded his "Menschenkinder-Verlag", where a large number of children phonograms, and interactive books belonging to, have been published over the years. Starting January 2016, MELODIE DER WELT will administer “Menschenkinder-Verlag" and looks forward to a successful collaboration.

Detlev Jöcker: “In 1951, MELODIE DER WELT and I were born. If that's not a good omen. I look forward to the cooperation with one of the first addresses regarding administration of music publishers in Germany.”

 

The photo shows (from left to right): Kornelia Jöcker (Menschenkinder Verlag), Pamela Georgi (Managing Director MdW), Detlev Jöcker (Menschenkinder Verlag)

Frankfurt am Main, July 27, 2015, MELODIE DER WELT und THE MUSICBROKERS go into the second round of their songwriter event

For the second time the co-publishers THE MUSICBROKERS and MELODIE DER WELT have invited to their songwriter camp in Hamburg. From July 15 to 17 selected authors (also from other publishing companies) met to write hits for various artists or specific genres.
The music agent THE MUSICBROKERS was in charge of the organization and supervision of the event during which many new songs were composed and written in the famous Hamburg Chameleon Studios.


Tom Neverman,  CEO of THE MUSICBROKERS says that “it’s all about the music, the songs. Our creative mission is to bring together the right songwriters with the respective artists. During the past three days our authors made a good job of it and we are very proud of them.”
Adds Melodie der Welt’s A&R John Ruhrmann: „Again we are very impressed about the results of our second camp with our Hamburg partners THE MUSICBROKERS! Generally great authors write great songs. As a publisher we make a point offering our authors frequently new constellations and settings for their work; that’s what THE MUSICBROKERS have done again with this songwriting camp.”
It will be continued.

The photo shows (from left to right): Hauke von der Brelje (The Musicbrokers), Joschka Bender, Dominic Sanz, Jan Listing, Andreas Jäger, Steffen Graef, Chris Stiller, Jan Grasmück, Janik Riegert, Elzbieta Steinmetz, Bernhard Wittgruber, Tom Nevermann (The Musicbrokers), Eike Freese (The Musicbrokers), Matthias Heising, not shown: Justin Balk

Frankfurt am Main, May 27, 2015, HELENE FISCHER on „Farbenspiel“ tour

For over 80 weeks now the album „Farbenspiel“ by Helene Fischer is holding a position in the charts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Nearly as long her hit “Atemlos durch die Nacht” has been staying there.

The „Farbenspiel Live“ tour started already in 2014 when over 200,000 fans enjoyed memorable moments during her sensational concerts with a perfect stage show. Those who could not come last year or who would love to see the fascinating live show again are now given a second chance. The Farbenspiel stadium tour 2015 just started.

At MELODIE DER WELT you can also obtain separate versions for vocals/piano of the Helene Fischer songs „Atemlos durch die Nacht“, „Fehlerfrei“, „Du lässt mich sein, so wie ich bin“, „Ich will immer wieder… (dieses Fieber spür’n)“, „Mitten im Paradies“ and „Phänomen“. Please go to "Sheet music" for more information about the versions.

 

Here are the dates for the concerts:

26.05.2015     Düsseldorf, ISS Dome
28.05.2015     Hasselt (Belgien), Ethias Arena
02.06.2015     Rostock, DKB-Arena
04.06.2015     Hamburg, Imtech Arena
05.06.2015     Hamburg, Imtech Arena
07.06.2015     Hannover, HDI Arena
10.06.2015     Frankfurt, Commerzbank-Arena
13.06.2015     München, Olympiastadion
15.06.2015     Köln, RheinEnergieSTADION
16.06.2015     Köln, RheinEnergieSTADION
18.06.2015     Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz Arena
20.06.2015     Gelsenkirchen, Veltins-Arena
21.06.2015     Gelsenkirchen, Veltins-Arena
23.06.2015     Basel, St.Jakob-Park
25.06.2015     Nürnberg, Grundig Stadion
27.06.2015     Leipzig, Red Bull Arena
28.06.2015     Leipzig, Red Bull Arena
30.06.2015     Wien, Ernst-Happel-Stadion
01.07.2015     Wien, Ernst-Happel-Stadion
04.07.2015     Berlin, Olympiastadion
05.07.2015     Berlin, Olympiastadion
07.07.2015     Dresden, Stadion Dresden
08.07.2015     Dresden, Stadion Dresden

Photo © 2014 Sandra Ludewig/Universal Music GmbH


Frankfurt am Main, May 27, 2015, „Mountain Man“ ANDREAS GABALIER climbs the charts

Dream start for the "Folk Rock ‘n‘ Roller" Andreas Gabalier: His new album "Mountain Man" sailed directly to position 1 in the album charts in Germany and Switzerland and to position 2 in Austria.

Concurrently with the new album his new ingle "Verliebt, verliebt" was also released – a wonderfully simple and catchy love song. In autumn Andreas Gabalier will tour the big concert halls in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Until then the MELODIE DER WELT sheet music may help you pass the time. Available are separate versions of the songs "I sing a Liad für di" (order no. 216620/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0527-0) and "Amoi seg‘ ma uns wieder" (order no. 209276/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0533-1), both for vocals/piano. More songs by Andreas Gabalier are contained in our Andreas Gabalier Songbook - "Seine besten Songs" arranged for piano/vocal including chords (order no. 225564/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0529-4). Further information on the editions can be found under section "Sheet music".

 

 

And here are the dates fort he concerts:

01.10.2015     Nürnberg, Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
02.10.2015     Neu-Ulm, Ratiopharm Arena
08.10.2015     Bremen, ÖVB Arena
09.10.2015     Hamburg, o2 World
10.10.2015     Köln, LANXESS Arena
15.10.2015     Stuttgart, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
16.10.2015     Erfurt, Messe Erfurt (Halle 1)
17.10.2015     Regensburg, Donau-Arena
23.10.2015     Salzburg, Salzburgarena
24.10.2015     Linz, Tipsarena
25.10.2015     Graz, Stadthalle
05.11.2015     Leipzig, Arena Leipzig
06.11.2015     Braunschweig, Volkswagen Halle
07.11.2015     Berlin, o2 World
12.11.2015     Frankfurt am Main, Festhalle
13.11.2015     München, Olympiahalle
19.11.2015     Basel, St. Jakob Halle
20.11.2015     Zürich, Hallenstadion
21.11.2015     Innsbruck, Olympiahalle
27.11.2015     Klagenfurt, Kärnten-Halle
28.11.2015     Wien, Stadthalle

Frankfurt am Main, May 27, 2015, MIDEM 2015

MELDODIE DER WELT can be contacted at the German Pavilion at MIDEM, the leading international business event for music, from 5. to 8. June 2015 in Cannes.

Frankfurt am Main, March 27, 2015, ECHO 2015: Awards for UDO JÜRGENS, ANDREAS GABALIER and HELENE FISCHER

Congratulations to six ECHO awards.

Singer Helene Fischer alone received four trophies in the categories “album of the year”, “pop songs”, “music DVD” (all for “Farbenspiel”) and “hit song of the year” (“Atemlos durch die Nacht”). Andreas Gabalier was awarded two ECHOs in the categories “folksy popular music” (“Home Sweet Home”) and “partner of the year” (“Sing my song – the swap concert”).

That evening Udo Jürgens was inducted into the ECHO HALL OF FAME. Accompanied by Udo Jürgens’ long-time orchestra directed by Pepe Lienhard national superstars like Annett Louisan, Sarah Connor, Xavier Naidoo, Herbert Grönemeyer, Udo Lindenberg, Andreas Bourani, Roger Cicero und Adel Tawil performed the song “Ich weiß, was ich will” in memory of the artist who passed away last December.

Frankfurt am Main, February 4, 2015, UDO JÜRGENS – EXTRA 3 now available again

Six weeks have passed since the sudden death of Udo Jürgens but the interest of his fans in his songs is still large. We at MELODIE DER WELT experience a great demand for his songbooks and titles, too.

The relaunch of the out-of-print album “Udo Jürgens – Extra 3”, which is now available again, should be especially interesting. It contains the following songs: Was wichtig ist /  Manchmal passiert’s (Once In A While) / Was ist das für ein Land / Darum steh‘ ich zu dir / In festen Händen / Der gekaufte Drachen / Ich will, ich kann – I can, I will / Mein Baum / Wer nie verliert, hat den Sieg nicht verdient

The songbook is commercially available at a price of € 19,50 (order no.: 150000/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0091-6).

We would also like to remind you of the numerous other available issues with songs by Udo Jürgens:

 

Our songbooks:

Udo Jürgens – Extra 1
order no.:  41222/93/10
ISMN 979-0-2049-0042-8
USP 19,50 €

Udo Jürgens – Extra 2
order no.: 102000/93/10
ISMN 979-0-2049-0043-5
USP 19,50 €

Udo Jürgens – Extra 3
order no.: 150000/93/10
ISMN 979-0-2049-0091-6
USP 19,50 €

Best of Udo Jürgens (MAGIC KEYBOARD Serie)
order no.:  129550/93/10
ISMN 979-0-2049-0053-4
USP 12,50 €

Mitten im Leben (2014)
order no.:  239218/93/10
ISMN 979-0-2049-0532-4
USP 29,99 €

Der ganz normale Wahnsinn (2011)
order no.:  219509/93/10
ISMN 979-0-2049-0500-3
USP 29,99 €

Einfach ich (2008)
order no.:  197548/93/10
USP 26,00 €

Jetzt oder nie (2006)
order no.: 185455/93/10
ISMN 979-0-2049-0501-0
USP 23,50 €

Es werde Licht – meine Winter- und Weihnachtslieder (2003)
order no.:  166001/93/10
USP 20,00 €

Es lebe das Laster (2002)
order no.: 159777/93/10
USP 20,00 €

Zärtlicher Chaot (1995)
order no.: 111820/93/10
ISMN 979-0-2049-0048-0
USP 20,00

Geradeaus (1994)
order no.: 78393/93/10
ISMN 979-0-2049-0046-6
USP 15,50 €

Café Größenwahn (1993)
order no.: 93890/93/10
ISMN 979-0-2049-0047-3
USP 20,00 €

Sempre Roma (1990)
order no.:  68176/93/10
USP 14,00 €

Treibjagd (1985)
order no.: 39009/93/10
ISMN 979-0-2049-0045-9
USP 12,50

Our single piano/vocal editions:

Das wünsch ich dir
order no.: 26211/01/10
USP 5,00 €

Der Laster Party - Mix (Medley)
order no.: 165755/93/10
USP 13,00 €

Our editions for Salonorchester, Big Band and Combo:

Abends  
for Big Band
order no.: 39012/41/10
USP 20,00 €

Alles im Griff auf dem sinkenden Schiff
for Salonorchester
order no.: 21150/41/10
USP 20,00 €

Buenos Dias Argentina / Mit 66 Jahren
for Salonorchester
order no.: 14748/41/10
USP 20,00 €

Das wünsch ich dir
for Big Band
order no.: 26211/41/10
USP 20,00 €

Der Laster Party - Mix (Medley)
for Combo
order no.: 165755/61/10
USP 25,00 €

Rot blüht der Mohn
for Big Band
order no.: 34046/41/10
USP 20,00 €

Sogar Engel brauchen Glück
for Big Band
order no.: 24730/41/10
USP 20,00 €

Further information can be found in the chapter “sheet music”.

Frankfurt am Main, January 22, 2015, AMOI SEG' MA UNS WIEDER by Andreas Gabalier - now available as single piano/vocal edition through MELODIE DER WELT

 

In 2008 it was the first single from the debut album "Da komm ich her" by Andreas Gabalier. Thanks to the cover version by Xavier Naidoo in the TV show "Sing meinen Song" the emotional ballad "Amoi seg' ma uns wieder" by Andreas Gabalier climbed up the charts in 2014 in two versions and reached top positions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The "VolksRock'N'Roller" Andreas Gabalier shows his reflective side in the song "Amoi seg' ma uns wieder".

MELODIE DER WELT now released "Amoi seg' ma uns wieder" as single piano/vocal edition. You can find the title in the shops from now on (order no. 209276/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0533-1).

More songs by Andreas Gabalier are contained in our Andreas Gabalier Songbook - "Seine besten Songs" arranged for piano/vocal including chords (order no. 225564/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0529-4). Our single piano/vocal edition "I sing a Liad für di" is also available (order no. 216620/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0527-0). Further information on the editions under section "Sheet music".


Frankfurt am Main, December 22, 2014, Farewell to UDO JÜRGENS

We all mourn the sudden and unfathomable decease of Udo Jürgens yesterday.

Since 1977 MELODIE DER WELT is closely associated with Udo Jürgens and his management, as publishing partner and administrator of his repertoire. Although 80 years old he was still living “In The Midst Of Live” which we could witness on the occasion of his concert in Frankfurt in the beginning of November. Through his songs he will be forever unforgotten.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends in this time of sorrow. We are very sad.

Pamela Georgi and the whole MdW team.

Frankfurt am Main, October 15, 2014, UDO JÜRGENS honored with tribute album

„Mitten im Leben. Und du packst es an. Alles ist möglich, sag einfach: Ja, ich kann!“  ("In the middle of life. And you go about it. Everything is possible, just say: Yes, I can!") - For more than 50 years now Udo Jürgens has been delighting his fans of every age group with also more than 50 released albums and more than 1000 composed songs. The art to sometimes raise critical topics together with his extraordinary qualities of entertainment earns him respect as well as appreciation from fans and musical colleagues.

No wonder that the guest list of the big ZDF spectacular on the occasion of Udo Jürgens' 80. birthday, which was recorded on September 1 in "Rothaus Arena" in Freiburg, is like the "who is who" of the music industry: Chris de Burgh, Annett Louisan, Helene Fischer, David Garrett, Christina Stürmer, Lang Lang, Tim Bendzko, José Carreras, Santiano, Otto Waalkes, La BrassBanda, Schiller, Yvonne Catterfeld and Jamie Cullum did not want to miss duly celebrating the birthday child and to congratulate him with interpretations of his own hits. Pepe Lienhard Orchestra, who firmly has been on Udo Jürgens' side for decades, also made for an extraordinary party, of course. Sometimes loud, sometimes quiet, sometimes funny, sometimes contemplative, sometimes rock, sometimes sweet this red-letter evening had become a well-rounded event.

On October 18 ZDF will show at prime-time 8:15 p.m. the atmospheric birthday spectacular precisely entitled "Mitten im Leben".

Already on October 17 the double-CD "Mitten im Leben - Das Tribute Album" will be released containing cover versions of the big spectacular plus original recordings. Those who are in the middle of life believing that the sun will always rise and that the devil made booze, but not Greek wine, will not be able to get around this 2-CD.

From October 24, 2014 on Udo Jürgens will tour Germany again with the Pepe Lienhard Orchestra. He will also perform in Austria and Switzerland. For exact tour dates please go to: www.udojuergens.de.

In time before the start of the tour on October 24, 2014 MELODIE DER WELT released the songbook of the new album “Mitten im Leben” (piano/vocal edition) containing twelve new songs and four intermezzi by Udo Jürgens, arranged by Prof. Gerhard Weihe.

Further information can be found in the chapter “sheet music”. The songbook is commercially available at a price of € 29.99 (order no.: 239218/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0532-4).

Frankfurt am Main, Ocotber 8, 2014, “Cinderella – The Magical Pop Musical“ on tour again

Cinderella – The Magical Pop Musical lets children and the whole family dream, laugh and marvel. It tells the classic tale for modern-day families. A dove with airs and graces is curring, the fairy godmother is flying in with the help of a GPS and nasty sisters are rocking the stage – all in a wonderful scenery. Cinderella of all girls, the nicest of the fairyland, must clean, cook and endure the meanness of her stepsisters. Fortunately she has many good animal friends who make her laugh time and again. And there is also the fairy godmother who uses all her powers to make Cinderella’s dreams come true in the end. For the stage performance the story was given a witty touch letting it glitter in all colors of the rainbow. Divine costumes, wonderful songs, an enchanting scenery and awesome actors take the performance to the sparkling fairyland of the most famous princess of the world.

After successful tours from 2010 to 2013 with about 150,000 enthusiastic spectators a new tour will start soon. From November 7, 2014 to January 11, 2015 Cinderella and her friends will tour Germany and Austria. For exact tour dates please go to: www.cinderella-popmusical.de

MELODIE DER WELT, BGM Bernd Göke Music and On Air Family Entertainment have released a songbook to the musical with 13 easily arranged songs for piano and vocal with guitar chords and a guitar fingering chart.

Further information on the songbook can be found under “sheet music”. Copies are commercially available at a price of € 20,00 (order no.: 9000062/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0519-5).

Frankfurt am Main, October 1, 2014, MELODIE DER WELT and Grünschnabel launch Edition Lapislazuli

Since 2010 the author Burghardt Wegner aka „Grünschnabel“ is publishing his songs with MELODIE DER WELT. Recently the great cooperation was prolonged and newly sealed with an “Edition” publishing agreement by the name of “Edition Lapislazuli”. “Grünschnabel” has released numerous children albums. A special one was “Kinder-Klassik-Lieder-Spaß” on which the author newly interpreted known classic songs for young and older people (Universal 2013). Soon there will be new releases by this artist.

The photo shows John Ruhrmann (A&R of MELODIE DER WELT) and Burghardt Wegner (Grünschnabel) signing the agreement on the occasion of the Reeperbahn Festival 2014 in Hamburg.

 

Quelle: Okapi-Musik

Frankfurt am Main, September 25, 2014, Happy Birthday UDO JÜRGENS

Our singer/songwriter Udo Jürgens celebrates his 80th birthday on September 30.

Many happy returns of the day!


Frankfurt am Main, September 9, 2014, Now available: The UDO JÜRGENS songbook “Mitten im Leben” (piano/vocal edition)

At nearly 80 Udo Jürgens is at the height of his creative work. His 53rd studio album “Mitten im Leben” (“In The Midst Of Life”) with twelve current songs was released in February 2014. Besides songs with provoking humor and witty plain language there are others with more placid and poetic thoughts from real life.


From October 24, 2014 on Udo Jürgens will tour Germany again with the Pepe Lienhard Orchestra. He will also perform in Austria and Switzerland. For exact tour dates please go to: www.udojuergens.de.


In time before the start of the tour on October 24, 2014 MELODIE DER WELT released the songbook of the new album “Mitten im Leben” (piano/vocal edition) containing twelve new songs and four intermezzi by Udo Jürgens, arranged by Prof. Gerhard Weihe.


Further information can be found in the chapter “sheet music”. The songbook is commercially available at a price of € 29.99 (order no.: 239218/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0532-4).

Frankfurt am Main, June 17, 2014, MELODIE DER WELT and THE MUSICBROKERS join for song writing event

The co-publishers THE MUSICBROKERS and Melodie der Welt have invited to a songwriters camp in Hamburg. From June 11 to 13 up to 15 selected authors met to write songs fusing genre specifically for artists from Germany, Denmark, Norway, Australia and Japan. Organized and supervised on site by the Hamburg based music agency THE MUSICBROKERS 14 new songs were written in the long-established Chameleon Studios within three days.


Says Tom Nevermann, THE MUSICBROKERS’ CEO:  “It’s always great to watch authors cooperating fully concentrated and enthusiastically in songwriter camps and at the end of the day to listen to fresh and new songs. The teams were diverse – experienced songwriters worked with newcomers; the result of it are always songs with a special touch.” John Ruhrmann, Melodie der Welt’s A&R adds: “We are excited by the results. Top class songs which will definitely find international artists. As publisher we place great value on creating an environment for our authors where they can work constructively and relaxed with new influences. And that’s what the songwriters camp of THE MUSIKBROKERS offered them. The results speaks for thelselves.” Further joint camps are already planned.

Picture (left to right) Benjamin Lawrenz, Eike Freese, Alex Dietz, Christoph Hassel, Justin Balk, Bernd Klimpel, Elzbieta Steinmetz, Janik Riegert, Christoph Hessler, Josh Tapen, Jan Listing, Jan Grasmück, Tom Nevermann (THE MUSICBROKERS), Matthias Heising)

Frankfurt am Main, May 21,2014, ANDREAS GABALIER: a big hit in the charts and on the open air stage

With his songs “Amoi seg’ ma uns wieder”, “I sing a Liad für di”, “Zuckerpuppen” or “So liab hob I di” and his previously released albums Andreas Gabalier hits the charts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. And his appearance in the show “Sing meinen Song – das Tauschkonzert” (“Sing My Song – The Changing Songs Concert”) and the emotional cover version of “Amoi seg’ ma uns wieder” sung by Xavier Naidoo helped him to win additional fans.

All Andreas Gabalier songs from the Sing My Song show are also contained in our Andreas Gabalier Songbook  - „Seine bestens Songs“ (piano/vocal with composite chord symbol) for additional information please go to “sheet music”. The songbook is available at a price of € 29.99 (order no. 225564/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0529-4). Also available is the piano/vocal single edition of "I sing a Liad für di" (order no. 216620/01/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0527-0).

The folk rock ‘n’ roller from our Edition Stall will perform live again soon. After his successful tour through the concert halls in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in autumn 2013 Andreas Gabalier will start the open air season end of May with seven gigs:

28.05.2014    Nürnberg, Arena Freigelände
29.05.2014    Frankfurt, Stadion im Sportpark Neu-Isenburg
03.07.2014    Dresden, Filmnächte am Elbufer
04.07.2014    Berlin, Waldbühne
11.07.2014    Fulda, Domplatz
12.07.2014    München, Königsplatz
06.08.2014    Ludwigsburg, Residenzschloss

 

(C) Michael Mey

Frankfurt am Main, May 8, 2014, Music Author Award 2014: GEMA honours Udo Jürgens with the lifetime achievement award.

We sincerely congratulate our long term partner and author Udo Jürgens to the Music Author Award 2014 in the category lifetime achievement. Since 1977 Melodie der Welt is proud to publish and administer the songs of this unique artist and entertainer.

In 2014 he released his 53rd studio album “Mitten im Leben”. During his career Udo Jürgens sold over 100 million sound carriers. End of October he will start his 25th concert tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Melodie der Welt will release a song book with the titles of the new album “Mitten im Leben”. We will make an announcement on our homepage as soon as it is available.

 

Quelle: GEMA / Thomas Rosenthal

Frankfurt am Main, April 24, 2014, PULS publish with LA COSA MIA and MELODIE DER WELT

Edition LA COSA MIA and MELODIE DER WELT have signed a long term exclusive writer's agreement with the Berlin band PULS. Togehter with their poducer Michael Knight the brothers Ibo and Ozy Kurnaz decided to let the Frankfurt publishing company and the Edition of music manager Daniel Sluga handle their publishing rights. The group's debut album "EINS" was released by Polydor/Universal on April 25, 2014.

Says MdW's A&R John Ruhrmann: "When listening to the songs of PULS which Daniel Sluga played to me already some time ago I immediately knew that these are artists and auhors with a lot of potential. Exceptional sound with powerful lyrics performed by great artists. This would be just the right soundtrack for a new Schimanski crime movie"

Daniel Sluga: "From the very beginning I was a fan of PULS. Absolutely singular and unique. In my view the polarizing sound is a great chance for this project."

Foto (from left to right): Ozy Kurnaz (Puls), Ibo Kurnaz (Puls), John Ruhrmann (A&R Manager, Melodie der Welt), Michael Knight (Produzent von Puls), Daniel Sluga (La Cosa Mia)


Frankfurt am Main, March 25, 2014, MELODIE DER WELT and THE MUSICBROKERS sign a co-publishing deal and plan songwriting events

THE MUSICBROKERS from Hamburg and the Frankfurt based indie publisher MELODIE DER WELT have decided to join forces and have signed a long term co-publishing agreement. Among the joint activities are two firmly planned songwriter camps per year directed by THE MUSICBROKERS team.

Contracts were recently signed at the Hamburg harbor. Says MELODIE DER WELT’s A&R John Ruhrman: “THE MUSICBROKERS are exactly the guys I have been looking for. Actively working on various levels, excellent network of selected authors, permanently looking for the right song for the right project. One of the main issues of our cooperation are the pending songwriting events.”

Tom Nevermann, A&R and associate of THE MUSICBROKERS is “happy to have found an indie partner like MELODIE DER WELT who lets himself in for our creative way of working and has the necessary flexibility in supporting us  and our authors.”

 

Picture (left to right): Hauke von der Brelje (TMB), Tom Nevermann (TMB), John Ruhrmann (A&R, Melodie der Welt), Eike Freese (TMB).

Frankfurt am Main, March 14, 2014, ELAIZA wins the „OUR SONG FOR DENMARK“ contest and will represent Germany at the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

With much pride we warmly congratulate our author and artist ELAIZA on making it to the finals for the Eurovision Song Contest on May 10, 2014 in Denmark.

Already some time ago our partner Valicon Music discovered ELAIZA and her charming and sublime band and we together signed her.

Last Thursday the band again came out on top among various already famous artists during a voting of the TV station NDR. ELAIZA’s success proves that even in 2014 a band can be good for a surprise with a good grooming, great songs and the right A&R vision. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for the big Eurovision Show in May.

Further information can be found on the ELAIZA website/facebook.

Photo: Axel Heimken/dpa

Frankfurt am Main, March 3, 2014, Udo Jürgens presents his new album „MITTEN IM LEBEN“

At nearly 80 Udo Jürgens is at the height of his creative work. His 53rd studio album “Mitten im Leben” (“Knowing What Life Is All About”) with twelve current songs which was released on February 21, 2014 sailed directly to no. 3 of the international album chart. Besides songs with provoking humor and witty plain language there are others with more placid and poetic thoughts from real life.


In autumn 2014 Udo Jürgens will tour Germany again with the Pepe Lienhard Orchestra. He will also perform at Salzburg, Graz, Vienna and Zurich. For exact tour dates please go to: www.udojuergens.de. In time before the start of the tour on October 24, 2014 MELODIE DER WELT will release a songbook of the new album “Mitten im Leben”. You will find a note on our website as soon as it is available.

Frankfurt am Main, February 13, 2014, FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

The Californian indie pop stars are back with a new album. Their second CD "More Than Just A Dream" will be released on WEA on 28 February 2014.

The six-piece band is one of the most exciting line-ups in the US at the moment, and "More Than Just A Dream" underlines exactly why the band stands out from the crowd.

The band will also be touring Germany in March and they will be performing their new songs:
11.3.2014 Cologne, Stadtgarten
12.3.2014 Hamburg, Knust
16.3.2014 Munich, Ampere

Frankfurt am Main, February 10, 2014, Helene Fischer's chart-topping hit ATEMLOS DURCH DIE NACHT – available now at MELODIE DER WELT as a separate version for vocals/piano

Helene Fischer is still climbing up the German charts. For weeks now her latest album "Farbenspiel" has been in the top 10 in the album charts. Her current hit "Atemlos durch die Nacht" with its dance floor beats has been in the top 10 in the singles charts for weeks alongside the likes of Avicii, Pharell Williams and Eminem.

The lyrics and music to "Atemlos durch die Nacht" were penned by the famous pop singer Kristina Bach, who also wrote the lyrics for other Helene Fischer hit songs, such as "Phänomen". According to one description of the single, "it is about breaking free from the humdrum routine of everyday life, doing crazy things without thinking about tomorrow or the consequences, having fun and living for the moment".

The separate version of "Atemlos durch die Nacht" for piano and vocals is available to order now (order no. 8900335/01/89, ISMN 979-0-2049-0531-7).

We can also supply separate versions for vocals/piano of the Helene Fischer songs "Du lässt mich sein, so wie ich bin", "Ich will immer wieder… (dieses Fieber spür'n)", "Mitten im Paradies", "Phänomen" and "Fehlerfrei". Please go to "Sheet music" for more information about the versions.


Frankfurt am Main, December 11, 2013, FEHLERFREI by Helene Fischer – available now at MELODIE DER WELT as a separate version for vocals/piano

Helene Fischer is currently the most successful German singer and an elite member of pop royalty in Germany. Her sixth studio album "Farbenspiel" went gold within three days of its release. Just one week after its release, the album shot straight to number 1 in the album charts in Germany. "Farbenspiel" is also at the top of the charts in Austria and Switzerland – a  resounding success.


Jean Frankfurter, who has had a long association with Melodie der Welt, is one of the highest-profile composers of the German "Schlager" and traditional popular music. Countless songs which have been hits for the German crooners and the stars of traditional German country music were written or co-written by him with other lyricists like Irma Holder and Kristina Bach.
MELODIE DER WELT has now published a separate vocals/piano version of another Helene Fischer track, composed by Jean Frankfurter to lyrics by Tobias Reitz. The song "Fehlerfrei" is available to order now (order no. 8900332/01/89, ISMN 979-0-2049-0530-0).


We can also supply separate versions of the Helene Fischer songs "Du lässt mich sein, so wie ich bin", "Ich will immer wieder… (dieses Fieber spür'n)", "Mitten im Paradies" and "Phänomen" written by Jean Frankfurter for vocals/piano. Please go to "Sheet music" for more information about the versions.

Frankfurt am Main, December 10, 2013, MIDEM 2014

Melodie der Welt can be contacted at the German Pavilion from 1. to 4. February 2014.

Frankfurt am Main, October, 15, 2103, Dream start for HELENE FISCHER

Popstar Helene Fischer can celebrate another big success: Her new album "Farbenspiel" enters the Media Control Charts directly on position 1. She is now in the charts with three albums simultaneously.

Frankfurt am Main, September 27, 2013, Congratulations from MELODIE DER WELT to his exclusive writer Grünschnabel

Singer/songwriter of children songs and MdW exclusive writer Burghardt Wegner, better known under his pseudonym GRÜNSCHNABEL, has signed an agreement with Universal Music Family Entertainment. As first result of this cooperation an album entitled "Kinder-Klassik-Lieder-Spaß" is scheduled for release in early November 2013. It contains 12 melodies from baroque style, classical music, romanticism und new music as rock & pop songs with new lyrics

Frankfurt am Main, September 27, 2013, HELENE FISCHER - Farbenspiel

The waiting for a new album by Helene Fischer is almost over: On October 4, 2013 her new CD entitled "Farbenspiel" will be released on October 4, 2013. The first single "Fehlerfrei" is already available.


Producer is again Jean Frankfurter, who also composed nearly all songs. Helene Fischer is cooperating with him since the very beginning of her career 


Frankfurt am Main, September 25, 2013, Now available: ANDREAS GABALIER - „Seine besten Songs“ (His best songs) for vocal/piano

 

 

Andreas Gabalier whose songs we administer via Edition Stall is presently the most successful Austrian singer – irrespective of the genre. So far he was awarded one gold and 16 platinum records and he also received the ECHO, Bambi and AMADEUS awards. All his albums were or are still on top of the Austrian album charts for many months. Also in Germany Andreas Gabalier swept the audience off its feet.


On the occasion of his big tour of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Alto Adige in autumn 2013 MELODIE DER WELT released the first Andreas Gabalier Songbook  - „Seine bestens Songs“. Andreas Gabalier personally selected 16 songs from his abums „Da komm‘ ich her“, „Herzwerk“, „Volks-Rock‘n’Roller“ and from his latest one „Home Sweet Home“ for it. Among others the 60 pages songbook also contains the songs „Amoi seg‘ ma uns wieder“, „So liab hob i di“, „Engel“, „Sweet Little Rehlein“, „Volks-Rock’n’Roller“, „Home Sweet Home“, „Zuckerpuppen“ as well as his big hit „I sing a Liad für di“, with an arrangement for vocals and piano with composite chord symbols.


For further information please klick on "Sheet music". The songbook is available at a price of € 29,99 (order no. 225564/93/10, ISMN 979-0-2049-0529-4).

Of course our single vocal/piano/vocal of "I sing a Liad für di" is also still available (order no. 216620/01/10,  ISMN 979-0-2049-0527-0).

Frankfurt am Main, August 27, 2012, KRAFTKLUB’s first album “MIT K” going gold

Congratulations to Felix, Karl, Till, Steffen and Max from the band Kraftklub on their sensational gold status with their debut album “Mit K”.

Already in the beginning of 2012 the album peaked at no. 1 in the Media Control Chart. In the meantime the five singers/songwriters from Chemnitz have become one of THE live acts of the festival summer.

We do look forward to the band’s new songs to come.

Melodie der Welt publish the songs with Edition Beat The Rich.

Frankfurt am Main, June 21, 2011, MELODIE DER WELT to represent the publishing company „Franky Boy“

Melodie der Welt now represents Uschi Ließmann’s publishing company “Franky Boy”. MdW’s managing director Pamela Georgi is “extremely happy that Jean Frankfurter (Erich Ließmann), one of the most successful pop music composers has joined us. He writes songs for artists like Helene Fischer which are extremely successful.” Adds Uschi Ließmann: “We are convinced that MdW is the right partner for us. The personal contact is very important and is strengthened by the close contact between our families”. Jean Frankfurter says that he has “never forgot that it was with Melodie der Welt that he signed his first writer’s agreement and where he started his career. And now by signing this agreement the circle closes again which is very nice”.

 

Text und Bild-Quelle: MdW - Foto (v.l.n.r.): Uschi Ließmann (Franky Boy), Pamela Georgi (Geschäftsführerin MdW), Jean Frankfurter (Franky Boy)

Frankfurt am Main, January 24, 2011, MELODIE DER WELT to cooperate with VALICON

MELODIE DER WELT has signed a long term exclusive writer’s agreement with the Berlin hit producers of VALIACON.

On this occasion Ingo Politz and Bernd Wendlandt who are not only producing bands like Silbermond, Silly and Eisblume but are also writing many songs for their artists visited the new offices of MdW.

Managing director Pamela Georgi is very happy that “Ingo Politz and Bernd Wendlandt, one of Germany’s most popular and high profile authors and producer teams, have decided to join our company for a long term cooperation. We will support them in the field of copyright and we will both benefit of many synergies.”

Say Wendlandt and Politz: “With MdW we found our ideal partner in the publishing field. A German publishing company giving their authors excellent individual support and disposing of a long-standing experience in the administration of both national and international songs. We really look forward to our future cooperation.”

Frankfurt am Main, November 12, 2010, MELODIE DER WELT and the Grünschnabel

MELODIE DER WELT has signed a long term co-publishing agreement with the singer and writer of children songs Burghardt Wegner a/k/a GRÜNSCHNABEL. The artist, producer and author makes music for children “from 0 to 100 years”, he writes music and lyrics by order of third parties and on KI.KA he is live on air nationwide with his ninth album “Schmetterlinge und Rabauken”.

Says MDW’s A&R manager John Ruhrmann: “With Burghardt Wegner you just feel that he lives and loves his vocation. His join-in songs enthuse children, parents and grand-parents, both live in concerts and on CD. I very much look forward to an exciting cooperation with Burghardt.”

Burghardt Wegner: “With Melodie der Welt I have found my dream publisher, a modern enterprise with a dynamic team, long-standing experience and great international artists. Besides my continuing cooperation with ZDF and Kinderkanal this is a big step into the right direction. I do look forward to opening with them the “colourful corridors behind the doors”.

 

John Ruhrmann (A&R Manager, Melodie der Welt) und Burghardt Wegner himself. Quelle: MdW, Okapi Musik


Frankfurt am Main, October 14, 2010, MELODIE DER WELT to co-publish ANTSTREET RECORDS

MELODIE DER WELT has signed a long term co-publishing agreement with the ANTSTREET RECORDS label. Both parties agreed on an exclusive deal sealed with belated handshakes during Popkomm 2010 in Berlin on the airfield of the former Tempelhof airport.

MDW’s A&R manager John Ruhrmann is very pleased about this deal: “Antstreet Record’s managing director Carmelo Lo Porto is a dedicated music entrepreneur with the right sense of A&R who represents exactly the indie spirit much appreciated by us.
With Antstreet’s 360° commercializing of cool guitar music from both Germany and abroad we were able to win a completely autarchic partner in the field of rock.”

Adds Carmelo Lo Porto: “Melodie der Welt is the appropriate partner for us with an excellent long standing knowledge of our business who will give us professional support in all publishing matters. We do look forward to working together and to great new releases.”

 

By: Melodie der Welt

Foto: John Ruhrmann (A&R Manager, Melodie der Welt) und Carmelo Lo Porte (Geschäftsführer, Antstreet Records)

Frankfurt am Main, dated October 2010, WE MOVED OFFICES!

Old address:
Große Friedberger Str. 23-27
60313 Frankfurt - Germany

Please note that from October 1, 2010 on our offices will be situated at the below new address.

The former phone and fax numbers (and of course the e-mail addresses) will remain the same.

Please also note our new company details and mark your records accordingly.

Melodie der Welt
J. Michel GmbH & Co. KG
Zeil 65 – 69
60313 Frankfurt/Main

Phone: +49 (0)69 29 98 67 0
Fax: +49 (0)69 29 98 67 10
www.melodiederwelt.de
info@melodiederwelt.de

Frankfurt am Main, September 27, 2010, MELODIE DER WELT administers WORLD PUBLISHING

Effective immediately MELODIE DER WELT administers the music publishing activities of Olaf Höppner’s concert agency and management company WORLD CONCERTS in Braunschweig. Both parties have signed a long term agreement. Belated handshakes were made during Popkomm 2010 in Berlin beneath the eye of the law as can be seen on the photo of the signing.

Says MDW’s A&R manager John Ruhrmann: “We will publish the long running hit “Tanzen” in the newly founded Edition Olaf Höppner World Publishing and we look forward to the next enthralling song from the laboratory of the author and artist Rockstroh. Besides, due to his successful activities as an agent for many well-known artists Olaf Höppner has excellent contacts to the national as well as international music scene.”

And Olaf Höppner, CEO of World Concerts and World Publishing adds: “We are fully convinced of Melodie der Welt’s administrative services and publishing guidance. In view of the many compilation releases and exploitation fields of the music of our authors like ROCKSTROH we need a dedicated partner in the back office.”

 

Foto: John Ruhrmann (A&R Manager, Melodie der Welt) und Olaf Höppner (Geschäftsführer, World Concerts)

Frankfurt am Main, dated September 2010, Information concerning the dispatch of printed editions by the music publishing group MELODIE DER WELT

Since September 1, 2010 the shipment of all our printed editions (with the exception of brass music editions) is handled by the music publishing company Josef Weinberger GmbH, Frankfurt.

Brass music editions are shipped by Hebu Musikverlag.

Below please find the respective addresses and contacts.

All printed editions (except brass music editions):
Josef Weinberger GmbH
Oeder Weg 26
60318 Frankfurt/Main

Phone: +49 (0) 69/955 288 30
Fax +49 (0) 69/955 288 44
info@josefweinberger.de

Brass music editions:
HeBu Musikverlag GmbH
Gottlieb-Daimler Str. 22
76703 Kraichtal

Phone.: +49 (0) 72 50 / 92 28-0
Fax: +49 (0) 72 50 / 92 12 31
info@hebu-music.de

Frankfurt am Main, July 16, 2010, MELODIE DER WELT’s newcomers prove successful

MELODIE DER WELT proudly announces the excellent results achieved by its exclusive new authors in the first half of 2010. A&R manager John Ruhrmann comments as follows:

“Despite the difficult situation on our market with little possibility to place new product we have not only signed interesting new authors but have also been successful in reaching several good positions in our network.
Both the celebrated electro live band Bullmeister (Edition Like We Dance/Mdw) and the Mannheim based group Deine Jugend (Edition Altkönig/MdW) with their charismatic front woman and blogger Laura Carbone will sign an artist development deal with Universal Domestic Pop. Their debut albums will be released within short.

Also our songwriters entered the charts like Klaus Hanselbauer (Edition ZIS/Mdw) who wrote very funny and catchy songs together with and for the well-known comedy artist Cindy aus Marzahn who has a deal with Brainpool.

The authors of the producer team Bounce Brothers from Frankfurt just wrote a number of hip-hop songs for the new Olli Banjo album “Kopfdisco” released by Groove Attack which jumped right to pos. 15 in the Media Control chart. The authors signed a deal with Edition Yosoy/MdW only recently.

Also recently the sensational live combo act Kraftklub from Chemnitz signed a deal with Edition Beat the Rich! which Melodie der Welt publishes in cooperation with Beat Gottwald. The songs written by the phenomenal electro girl punk band The T.C.H.I.K. for their debut album “Jung, talentlos und gecastet” will be released on August 20, also by Universal Music Germany.

Long running “Tanzen” is published by us with the newly founded Edition Olaf Höppner World Publishing and we are looking forward to the next strong song from the “lab” of singer/songwriter Rockstroh.”


Frankfurt am Main, November 18, 2009, MELODIE DER WELT to publish BULLMEISTER

The Heidelberg electro newcomer band BULLMEISTER whose live shows are well-known in clubs and from festivals have signed a publishing deal with MELODIE DER WELT.

On the event of their support show for GUSGUS from Iceland at the Frankfurt location BATSCHKAPP they celebrated the deal backstage in the showers.

“We are looking forward to represent the publishing interests of BULLMEISTER” says John Ruhmannn, Melodie der Welt’s A&R. “For a long time I’ve been looking for a newcomer band with such an enthralling live show. In their own way the band have an identity comparable to the golden wave years of the 80s. The present album production sounds very promising. I believe that in the future their songs will have a real potential to become internationally successful.” 

Frankfurt am Main, September 30, 2009, MELODIE DER WELT and PEACELOUNGE conclude a publishing deal

With immediate effect MELODIE DER WELT administer the publishing rights of the Frankfurt PEACELOUNGE label under the name of Edition Peacelounge.

Christian Arndt, owner and director of the PEACELOUNGE label which is specialised in chillout, nu jazz, pop and lounge recently signed a long-term agreement with Pamela Georgi, director of MELODIE DER WELT and the company’s A&R John Ruhrmann.

“It will be a pleasure to look after the publishing interests of Christian Arndt and his label. Not only does the exquisite PEACELOUNGE catalogue contain several hundred works but they have also been specialising for many years in the very interesting field of corporate music” says John Ruhrmann. Christian Arndt is “very happy that my authors share the same publishing roof with geniuses like Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney. MELODIE DE WELT is a strong and reliable partner for PEACELOUNGE to achieve our great plans for the coming years.” 

European Copyright Directive Article 17 (formerly 13) - Briefly explained

Frankfurt am Main, April 8, 2019

Former Article 13, now Article 17, gives rise for much discussion. It would lead to the use of upload filters through the internet platforms and thus to censorship, say the opponents.

However, the article's main point is that internet platforms ("online content sharing services") that commercially use intellectual property and generate annual sales of more than € 10 million are required to seek permission from the authors. If this does not happen, the platform should be liable for it in the future.

In the case of material property, no one doubts that an intermediary must lawfully purchase his goods before reselling them. In the case of intangible property, e.g. compositions, opponents of copyright reform put intellectual property into question. The big providers such as Google, YouTube and Facebook earn a lot of money from their users' data, advertising and information. So far, they have not been responsible for the content, but users were for unlawful use and release of songs on these platforms.


The proposed legislation requires strong platforms to buy a content license, for example, from a music publisher and label that represents the intellectual property of composers / lyricists and artists. Until now, this is theoretically the responsibility of the user who wants to upload protected content, because uploading a musical work is a copyright relevant act. Behind every song is a complex network of creative and economic participants. Only through this collaboration do users have access to the songs. However, these are not their property. The copyright of the songs belong solely to the participating composers and lyricists.

Frankfurt am Main, May 7, 2009, MELODIE DER WELT and BEAT GOTTWALD cooperate under the name of EDITION BEAT THE RICH
Frankfurt music publishing company MELODIE DER WELT founded a joint edition with music impresario BEAT GOTTWALD from Berlin.


Being both aware of the impact of street mentality Beat Gottwald, manager of (among others) the Berlin rap artist “K.I.Z.” and the newcomer desperado women “Tote Crackhuren im Kofferraum” and Melodie der Welt’s A&R John Ruhrmann signed a long-term agreement in the streets of Berlin.

“I am very happy to have Beat Gottwald in the boat. His artists and MdW have the same indie spirit” says John Ruhrmann. “Beat has shown how to make artists and authors successful with a reliable sense of style and I am really looking forward to his next projects.”

Frankfurt am Main, November 5, 2008, MELODIE DER WELT to administer COPPENRATH’S music publishing company

The Münster based publishing company COPPENRATH, renowned for its children’s and gift books, just signed a cooperation deal with MELODIE DER WELT for its audio products.

Says John Ruhrmann, A&R manager of MELODIE DER WELT: “The new media music and audio book productions, videos and computer games have long ago found their way into the children’s playrooms. It will be a pleasure to put our publishing experience at the disposal of COPPENRATH to help it with the foundation and the maintenance of its publishing company. In view of well-loved characters like Felix the Rabbit, Capt’n Sharky or the Moonbear we see much potential for COPPENRATH’S music publishing activities.”

Frankfurt am Main, April 14, 2008, MELODIE DER WELT and PRO-TONE are doing magic with LILLIFEE

The Offenbach based music company PRO-TONE who just produced the sixth album of the successful musical PRINZESSIN LILLIFEE have now entrusted MELODIE DER WELT with the publishing side of this project.

PRINZESSIN LILLIFEE started as a very successful children’s book series written by Monika Finsterbusch, published by Coppenrath Verlag. Meanwhile, beyond the books the brand LILLIFEE developed to an absolute success on the children’s market, including also various releases of PRO-TONE musical CDs, released by COPPENRATH, which went GOLD twice last year.

Says MELODIE DER WELT’s A&R manager John Ruhrmann: “The LILLIFEE boom in the children section is unbroken. We are extremely pleased to administer this project which also takes place live in big event halls. Markus Löhr and Dirk Busshart as well as their PRO-TONE partners are doing a great job. We are looking forward to the sixth volume of the LILLIFEE music CDs. Becoming active in the field of children’s music is a logic decision in these insecure times in the music business.”

And Markus Löhr and Dirk Busshart of PRO-TONE add that “besides a competent administration of the publishing company” they “expect above all international incentives for our releases. By means of its network MDW will support us in breaking the product on foreign markets. We are already working on a release in the Netherlands.”


Frankfurt am Main, December 10, 2007, MELODIE DER WELT closes cooperation deal with NOSIE KATZMANN

NOSIE KATZMANN who wrote hits like “Mr. Vain” or “Right In The Right” now publishes his songs with Melodie der Welt.

“With Nosie Katzmann a genuine dream author and song pro has joined us. He’s the right address when looking for a national or international hit, whether in German or in English. It will be a great pleasure for us to attend and administer Nosies very promising catalogue GET INTO MAGIC MUSIC PUBLISHING” says John Ruhrmann, A&R of Melodie der Welt.

And Nosie Katzmann adds: “I am very confident that my works will be well-attended by Melodie der Welt and I look forward to a pleasant cooperation. There will be many new songs in 2008.”

Frankfurt am Main, October 10, 2007, MELODIE DER WELT and GET PHYSICAL strike a joint path

Melodie der Welt has closed a deal with the Berlin indie label GET PHYSICAL. The respective contract was signed on the occasion of Popkomm in Berlin.

“Some time ago we reached an agreement with the creative heads of GET PHYSICAL, the guys writing for BOOKA SHADE and PERKY PARK. Therefore, we are extremely pleased to also handle the publishing of one of the world’s hippest music labels “made in Germany”“ says John Ruhrmann, Melodie der Welt’s A&R. “Besides working for the label we can now support and represent the GET PHYSICAL authors and artists as a competent partner also in the publishing field.”

According to Arno Kammermeier, one of the partners of GET PHYSICAL MUSIC the label GET PHYSICAL MUSIC as overall concept of a global music company has thus become more complete.

Frankfurt am Main, September 6, 2007, MELODIE DER WELT in the charts with newcomers and established German artists

The Melodie der Welt team is presently celebrating the sensational debut album “Hahnenkampf” of the Berlin hip hop crew “K.I.Z.” which jumped directly to pos. 9 in the Media Control album chart. Also their single entered the top 100 singles chart on pos. 60. The rappers’ Edition Royalbunker is administered by Melodie der Welt. Other authors of the Frankfurt publishing company co-wrote songs for the current album “Achterbahn” of the band RAPSOUL. Capitol Records Germany’s artist SHA just released her new single “Respect The Girls” which was co-written by Benjamin Olszewski, another author of Melodie der Welt who also significantly participated in the album “Kein Scheiss” of this inspiring young female singer. In addition “Respect The Girls” is the leading song of the BRAVO GIRL campaign of the same name initiated by the magazine BRAVO.

Says John Ruhmann, A&R manager of Melodie der Welt: “Presently we have 7 German language records in the charts, mainly from newcomers entering the charts for the very first time. Also to be found there is DIE FIRMA who only started their new campaign with the album “Goldene Zeiten” and the first single taken therefrom entitled “Glücksprinzip””.

Frankfurt am Main, July 11, 2007, Cooperation deal with Perky Park

Melodie der Welt has signed a long term publishing deal with the famous Berlin based music production company PERKY PARK. All future activities of the newly founded Perky Park company MILA PUBLISHING will be coordinated and administered by Melodie der Welt.

During a recent meeting in Berlin the agreement was signed by the three owners of Mila Publishing, Peter Hayo, Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger, three highly creative artists, composers of advert soundtracks, label owners (Get Physical Music) and last but not least authors. Says Melodie der Welt’s A&R John Ruhrman: “We are very proud to offer Perky Park our professional support and the projects coming from them are highly promising”.

As Perky Park’s co-owner Pete Hayo explains they have “deliberately chosen a small publishing company with a long tradition to ensure a close and active contact during everyday business with a competent partner”.

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