The Importance of Music in Video Games

When you think of music in video games, you think of the iconic soundtracks of Super Mario Bros, Tetris and Street Fighter II just to name a few. These games have tracks that are often regarded as the greatest in video games’ short but impressive history. However with the rapid advancements in technology accompanying video … Read more

A Beginners Guide to Music Copyright, Part Three

Copyright

Welcome to the third and final instalment of our Beginners Guide to Music Copyright. These tips were originally shared in a Q&A with Jataneel Banerjee on our Facebook page, who is an independent label owner as well as being an Asian territory specialist for PRS for Music. Before we begin, make sure you take a read … Read more

A Beginners Guide to Music Copyright, Part Two

Copyright

If you missed the Q&A over on our Facebook page with music copyright expert Jataneel Banerjee, don’t worry. We have put together a series of handy blogs with Jataneel’s top tips regarding copyright. Before delving into part two below, recap part one. Is copyright different in lyrics and melody? Technically yes. Copyright can be classified broadly … Read more

An Interview With… Los Importantes de la Noche

Guitar

We sat down with Gustavo Jacob, Zulu González and Ricardo Jacob who together make Los Importantes de la Noche. They signed with Anara Publishing at the beginning of 2018, bringing a Latin feel to our roster. They go through their collaborative songwriting approach as well as giving advice to all aspiring songwriters out there. Tell us about … Read more

A Beginners Guide to Music Copyright, Part One

Guide

A few months ago, we hosted a Q&A over on our Facebook page with music copyright expert Jataneel Banerjee. Along with being a specialist on the Asian territory for PRS for Music, Jataneel runs an independent label, Music Mandi, and is an artist and performer. For those of you who missed it, or would like a … Read more

An Interview With… Shadow and Light

Shadow and Light

Pavithra Chari and Anindo Bose together form Shadow and Light, blending together Hindustani classical, pop, jazz, and electronic. We sat down with the duo from New Delhi to speak about their approach to songwriting and their thoughts on the music publishing industry. Tell us about how you started making music as Shadow and Light. We started writing … Read more

Anara Publishing on the Road – WOMEX 2017

WOMEX

WOMEX (the World Music Expo) is one of the most diverse conferences in the music industry. It brings together world music of every kind, from folk, jazz, roots, ethnic, traditional music and everything in-between! Having begun in 1994, it is a staple on the calendar each year for over 2,000 delegates. Each year it travels … Read more

Anara Publishing On the Road – EGX 2017

EGX

We’re always looking for new events to attend to make new contacts and spread the word of our talented roster. As well as focussing on licensing our catalogue within film and television, we are also building up our network of video games developers. The global video game industry is valued at over $100 billion so … Read more

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