Avoiding the Dreaded Writer’s Block

Writers Block

It happens to all of us, you’re in the middle of writing your best song yet and boom the dreaded writer’s block strikes. You can’t figure out the right chord to end the chorus or the next line of the lyrics. Despite trying every combination, nothing seems to work and you can’t get back into … Read more

Ed Geater Live from Anara Publishing HQ

Ed Geater

This coming week, we will be hosting our artist Ed Geater live from our headquarters in Leicester. He will be doing a special, fully live, 20 minute acoustic set. We will be broadcasting this through Facebook Live for fans across the world to watch. Having joined the Anara Publishing roster in March 2017, the singer and … Read more

Pop and Dance Soundtracks in German Cinema

Cinema

Much like France, Germany made wonderful and unique artistic contributions to cinema between the end of WWI and the start of WWII. Germany arguably pre-dated French directors The Lumière Brothers’ 50 second short film display in 1895 with a 15 minute selection of short films in November of the same year. German cinema became famous … Read more

The Ins and Outs of Library Music

Production Music

This is a guest blog from John Meredith, owner of our library music partner Arms Production Music. Ever noticed the music on Masterchef whilst they’re finishing off their mouth-watering posh beans on toast? Or on documentaries about clock building? And who can’t fail to be moved by that ‘reveal’ music when Kevin McCloud shows us … Read more

French Cinema Continues to Lead Soundtracks

France

In 1895, The Lumière Brothers created a short snippet of film called ‘The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station’. This was then shortly followed by Georges Méliès, who created ‘A Trip to the Moon’ (1902) which has been featured in more contemporary French/British films like ‘Hugo’ (2011). The Lumière Brothers are arguably the … Read more

Anara Publishing On the Road – LA Sync Mission 2017

Los Angeles

Following on from the hectic week at Midem, it was a quick turnaround for me to head off to Los Angeles two days later for the annual Sync Mission. Now in its 13th year, the LA Sync Mission is hosted jointly by the BPI, Music Publishers Association and Department for International Trade (DIT) and they … Read more

An Interview With… Boutique Label Pragnya

Sunset

In this latest edition of “An Interview With…” we sit down with Anurag Shanker, whose father Promod Shanker spearheaded the Pragnya movement. 1. Tell us about how you started your label. The label was started by V Chandrashekhar who was enthused by the idea of documenting India’s cultural and spiritual treasures through their music. Hence … Read more

An Interview With… Country Duo Reed Maxfield

Reed Maxfield

Philippa Reed and Chris Maxfield joined forces to create country duo Reed Maxfield. Here, they talk to us about their songwriting journey over the last 14 years. 1. Tell us about how you started making music as a country duo. We started songwriting together 14 years ago, following a chance meeting in a London bar … Read more