Oh happy day – the sun is shining, it’s no longer Monday and the 2017 ECMA nominations have been announced which happen to be (but unsurprisingly) packed with RHR artists! We are also honoured to be nominated for Company of the Year next to some seriously stiff competition! See below for a list of Rocking Horse Road Sync and Production Music Library Artist’s nominations and here for the full ECMA nomination list:

Dance Recording of the Year
PINEO & LOEB – “Soul Shakin”

Folk Recording of the Year
Quiet Parade – Quiet Parade
Thom Swift The Legend of Roy Black

Group Recording of the Year
REPARTEE – All Lit Up

Jazz Recording of the Year
Donald MacLennan – Belleville

Pop Recording of the Year
Dylan Menzie – Adolescent Nature
REPARTEE – All Lit Up

Rising Star Recording of the Year
Devarrow – The Great Escape

Rock Recording of the Year
Adam Baldwin – No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen-Eighty-Five)
The Motorleague Holding Patterns

Solo Recording of the Year
Ben Caplan – Birds With Broken Wings

Songwriter of the Year
Ben Caplan

Song of the Year
REPARTEE – “Dukes” (Producer: REPARTEE, Young Wolf Hatchlings)

Album of the Year
REPARTEE – All Lit Up (Producers: Matt DeMatteo, Alexandre Bonenfant, Young Wolf Hatchlings, Howard Redekopp, and Adam King)

Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year
Adam Baldwin
Ben Caplan
Dylan Menzie
The Motorleague
REPARTEE

Fans’ Choice Video of the Year
Adam Baldwin – “Daylight” (Director: Scott Simpson)
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings” (Director: John Rosborough)
The Motorleague – “The Boards” (Directors: Don Levandier & The Motorleague)

Congrats to all the nominees and see you in Saint John!

With our newest addition to the RHR family things have gotten a little quirkier – in the best way possible. UK lads The Helmholtz Resonators have joined forces with us at Rocking Horse Road to share their unique take on music and life with the rest of the world. Heavily inspired by the ethos behind concept albums, the band have created a repertoire of songs as eccentric as their imagine – drawing influences from The Kinks, LCD Soundsystem and other music industry game changers. Their most recent album “The Mystery of Woolley Mountain” was released as not only a digital album, but also a video game and an interactive song e-book. These guys bring something new to the table and after all – variety is the spice of life, right?

Welcome to the team guys, we’re excited to have you on board!

 

So most of you have probably heard of a little movie that hit theatres recently titled Moonlight – you know, the 2017 Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama? The movie starring Mahershala Ali which has created a ton of Oscar buzz? Now that you’re up to speed we can excitedly tell you that the Ad running on tv and online promoting the film features a composition written by RHR Composer Jeremiah Pena and was cleared through RHR!

Check out the trailer below and give a big hoorah for the team at RHR – we told you 2017 was going to be our year.

 

“It was done with such incredible understanding. It was so human.” – Helen Mirren on Moonlight

“From first shot to last, Moonlight is about as beautiful a movie as you are ever likely to see. The colors are rich and luminous. The music — hip-hop, R&B, astute classical selections and Nicholas Britell’s subtle score — is both surprising and perfect.”- A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“I cannot recommend this film enough. Every idea, every theme, every emotion you could possibly feel as a human being you feel on screen.” – Trevor Noah, Television Host

Moonlight offers a broad audience the chance to see that humanity, love, and affection exist inside—and, in fact, are freed within—the intimate realms of queerness, Blackness, and carcerality.” Steven Thrasher, Esquire

 

The Stones say “you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need”. Well, we got both! We are over-the-moon happy to announce that Alanna Uhrich – former Director of Ticketing at Official Community, has joined our team as Director of Business Development.

Now based in LA with a foothold still in New York, Alanna has a huge network of contacts and business knowledge that we feel will be an excellent fit with RHR, especially as we continue to grow and expand in to new territories.

Welcome Alanna  – 2017 is going to be our year and we can’t wait to see what happens next with you on board.

GO TEAM RHR!