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New York-based Big House Companies (home to Big House Labs, Big House Publishing, Big House Recordings) gives an update on acquisitions, alliances and business deals.
Big House has penned a two album and one documentary deal with the still-current legendary producer duo, Sly & Robbie. A studio album is in the works with heavyweight featurings and co-production.
Big House Recordings and Big House Publishing, has inked a deal, terms undisclosed, with Bronx-based rapper Young Ash. Big House Recordings, an indie development label re-launched in 2016 and has been working with Young Ash since summer 2016. The A&R teams at Big House Publishing and Big House Recordings and her team have focused mainly on writing for her upcoming project, alongside talent such as Dillon Francis, Black Caviar, Shamtrax, Cody Bars, Corey Chorus, REO, Ben Alessi, Stavros, Jon Moodie, Direckt, Brandi Solomon and Abstrxkt among others. Her first release under Big House’s roof will be a hot drop to be announced day of release – a Spanish, electronic reggaeton record.
Big House Publishing has also inked a deal with Greek NY-based producer and songwriter Stavros Tsarouhas. The four year deal has had Stavros in the studio almost non-stop since fall 2017, working with roster mates on the publishing arm, as well as acts signed to sister-company Big House Recordings, Universal, Warner, RCA and Republic Records. Since September, Stavros has more than 20 potential song cuts, many advancing to release this summer.
Notably, Big House Recordings has signed another Greek artist, DJ Mossel, an electronic producer/DJ who is a rising festival and touring performer, and Ahsha, a NY/Russia-based artist who’s first featuring, “Fancy Things,” dropped in 2017.
Three other signings are in final negotiations, to be announced in the summer.
Alliances and Business Deals:
Initiated by Doug James, Sync-LA for Big House and ex-Head of Film/TV sync at EMI and Capitol, Big House Publishing (BHP) has signed a pre-cleared deal with NBC. This deal gives the indie publisher a continuous opportunity for their growing roster for placement in any and all of NBC’s programming, including subtitled, international programming with global visibility. NBC’s shows include hits such as 30 Rock, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, The Good Place, Law and Order, Shades of Blue, This Is Us and Will & Grace.
Big House Recordings has signed a non-exclusive distribution deal with InGrooves, and a cross-property promotional deal with Univision for its newest publishing and label artist (to be announced in May, 2018 at the time of record-drop).
Finally and currently, Big House Publishing is in contract stage with a yet-unnamed international music company to bolster their offerings to their publishing roster and to handle the administrative portion of their catalog worldwide. Details will be announced by the administrating publisher soon.
Producer Ben Alessi is back with his dynamic new track “Only,” premiering today (Mar. 2) exclusively on Billboard Dance.
“Only” perfectly embodies a completely dysfunctional yet addictive relationship. Alessi’s vocals soar and weave beautifully into the atmospheric, full production, as he sings lyrics like, “Only want it when it’s not mine/ You only want me, want me when you’re high.”
Not only do we get a new track from Alessi, Billboard Dance also has a teaser to the Nnamdi Simon-directed “Only” video, expected later this month. The track follows the release of “U,” which was treated to a stellar remix by Michael Brun, and Alessi’s debut EP is set to drop in 2017. (more…)
Ben Alessi is an up-and-coming New York City singer-songwriter with a taste for the tropical and a love for the electronic. His voice is an instrument in itself on single “U” as he plays with melodies and staccato. There’s something in his delivery that says “Caribbean,” and now that Haitian-born Michael Brun has tackled the remix, it’s definitely got that island touch.
Brun turns the brightness up on the already-colorful tune. It’s bouncy and fun, the kind of tune you turn up on the perfect Saturday with friends. Just in time for the weekend. Check it out below.
Read on Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/7625473/michael-brun-ben-alessi-u-remix
Get ready to fall into a colorful hypnosis. NYC-based recording artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Alessi has released the music video for “U,” the first single off of his forthcoming EP whichBillboard Dance is premiering exclusively below.
The stunning video was directed by Nicholas Wingate, shot on Brooklyn’s iconic Coney Island and perfectly emulates what it feels like to fall in love in (and with) New York City. It’s an enchanting sonic and visual experience.
“It’s a beautiful, visual experience – a portrayal of youthful love with a technicolor twist,” says Alessi. “My team intro’d me to Nick. After seeing his work, I knew he’d pull it off, and we agreed Coney Island was the perfect world for ‘U’ to live in. Nick did an incredible job making the vision of the single come to life.”
Check out the video below. “U” will love it.
Get ready to fall into a colorful hypnosis.
NYC-based recording artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Alessi has released the music video for “U,” the first single off of his forthcoming EP whichBillboard Dance is premiering exclusively below.
Check out the video below. “U” will love it.
Read on Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/7548912/ben-alessis-u-video-exclusive-premiere
“Kuren is on fire in 2016…New York-based vocalist Ben Alessi adds layers of emotional and power to the single through his soaring vocals, which pair up incredibly smoothly with the piano-laden instrumental crafted by the emerging producer.” PILERATS
“Ben Alessi’s crisp vocal work is a huge highlight of the track, adding to its already uplifting atmosphere.” THEINTERNS
Rural NSW producer Kuren has delivered another super solid track with this latest single. Teaming up with NYC singer Ben Alessi, the duo vibe with each other hard – Alessi’s voice sublime over Kuren’s skittering, hard hitting production. BEST SONGS OF THE WEEK – HOWL & ECHOES
“From The Rabbit Hole” – a multi-genre limited-edition vinyl LP curated by indie label (BHi Music Group/BHiMG) and distributed by Caroline/Universal drops today. It spotlights 22 emerging indie artists from NY, and features 10 artists from the BHP catalog (highlighted in list below). Offering 22 singles, plus two bonus tracks when the full LP is downloaded, fans can get 24 tracks of the sounds rising from “the rabbit hole” – NY’s emerging music scene!
These bands, producer/beatmakers and soloists, discovered more than a year ago by BHiMG, have now begun making waves! AM Aesthetic and Jon Moodie of Jon and the Jones just nailed sync placements! Check them out on “From The Rabbit Hole” and on their various bandpages and social media.
Double-vinyl LP available today: $22.98
– at John Varvatos / CBGB’s NYC store and your local indie retailer
– order online www.explorethehole.com/getthemusic
– available in US and Canada
“From The Rabbit Hole” is a product of BHiMG, a new independent record label based in New York. Curated over the time it spent looking for its first acts to sign, A&R Shane Galvin felt the Rabbit Hole acts on the compilation deserved increased listenership, even if the start-up label could not sign them all. Label president Dick Wingate and managing partners Christian Cedras and Krista Retto agreed, and the compilation was born! The label intends to create a “From The Rabbit Hole” compilation every year or so, featuring different cities’ underground acts that might be below the general industry radar, but whose music and maneuvers in their local scene prove they are the rising leader in their genre.
“From The Rabbit Hole” features singles:
1 “A Girl Named Jake” by Skyes
2 “Even In The Dark” by Nasimiyu
3 “We Made It” by Dead Heart Bloom
4 “Up And Down (Epiphany Remix)” by Raveena
5 “Ghetto Millionaire” by Heavy Duty Super Ego
6 “Into The Dark ness” by Radial
8 “Like What They Like” by Goodman
9 “Hidden” by Sin of Saints featuring Lyla
12 “Disco Pink” by Something Silent
13 “I Want You Back” by Anthony Flammia
16 “Zegema Beach” by The Nuclears
17 “Looking Into Rabbit Holes” by Balancer
19 “Prospectors” by Eldest Son