Daily Archives: March 6, 2018

Sade: Flower Of The Universe From A Wrinkle In Time Soundtrack

Ava DuVernay had a rare request fulfilled when she asked Sade for a song to go on the Wrinkle In Time soundtrack. Sade has not released new music since 2010 but she came out of her creative seclusion for DuVernay’s film. “Flower Of The Universe” is acoustic with only a guitar and Sade’s vocalized emotion to compliment the story. A Wrinkle In Time opens this weekend nationwide. 


Sound Royalties Joins ASCAP Latin Music Awards

New York City, NY – March 6, 2018 – Sound Royalties, LLC, a leading specialty finance firm for music professionals, today announced its support of the upcoming 2018 ASCAP Latin Music Awards as one of the event’s newest sponsors. The event will take place today, March 6, 2018 in New York City, NY. Representatives from Sound Royalties’ leadership team will be in attendance and the company will be acknowledged for its support.

This new sponsorship builds upon Sound Royalties’ longstanding relationships within the Latin music industry. Sound Royalties has previously worked with various Latin artists and music professionals such as Eliel Lind, Diego Lopez and more.

 “Sound Royalties is thrilled to participate in this year’s ASCAP Latin Music Awards,” said Sound Royalties Founder and CEO Alex Heiche, who is a leading advocate for the rights of songwriters and other music professionals. “We deeply value the remarkable talent that the musicians and artists in this genre bring to the entire music industry and we look forward to growing our working relationships with more Latin music professionals in 2018.”

Gabriela Gonzalez, Vice President of ASCAP’s Latin Membership Department added: “We are excited to welcome Sound Royalties as one of our newest sponsors and supporters of the ASCAP Latin Music Awards. They join us in celebrating the outstanding Latin music songwriters and publishers who create the songs that we all love.”

Heading into its 26th year, the annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards show is dedicated to honoring and showcasing artists and individuals shaping the future of Latin music. The event will include the presentation of the ASCAP Golden Note Award to Gente De Zona, the ASCAP Vanguard Award to Eduardo Cabra, aka VISITANTE and member of Trending Tropics, as well as ASCAP Latin Music Songwriter of the Year, Songwriter/Artist of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Song of the Year and more. The evening will also feature performances and appearances by current popular Latin stars and musicians.


Herbie Hancock Working With Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg And More On New Album

Herbie Hancock recently spoke with the San Diego Tribune and shared details about his new album that’s currently underway. Snoop Dogg, Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Kendrick Lamar are a few of the artists making contributions to the project. Terrace Martin is producing the untitled album and he is performing with Hancock’s current band. 

Hancock’s first exploration into hip-hop happened in the ’80s when he released the Grammy-winning “Rockit” which was a collaboration with famed DJ GrandMixer DXT. “Rockit” was the first hip-hop jazz song and gave jazz purists another reason to criticize his musical progression into contemporary styles. He was well respected as a member of  Miles Davis’s second quintet and as his own bandleader. He became a star in the ’60’s because of his Blue Note recordings that included his famous albums Empyrean Isles and Maiden Voyage. In the ’70’s he formed his jazz-funk band that released three influential albums that became known as the Mwandishi era because that was the title of the first album. 

Hancock’s persistent eye for the future is always at the front of whatever he chooses to create and the new album is another step in that direction. In the interview with the San Diego Tribune, he talks about people becoming global citizens to unite and change the world as the inspiration behind the new music. There is no release date for the project that will be his first since  2010’s The Imagine Project