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  1. Horus Music welcomes PPL and PRS for Music move

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    PRS and PPL Leicester move

    Earlier this week it was announced that Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and PRS for Music will be moving their national headquarters from London to Leicester city centre.

    Their new joint venture will begin around July 2017 and will be based in Mercury Place.

    Here at Horus Music we are very excited about this move to join us in Leicester. This has been our home for almost 10 years now and amongst the vibrant music that is played here we enjoy the Midland Mainline service meaning it takes us less than an hour to get into London city centre; less time than many those that are based around London itself.

    We have been partners with both PRS for Music and PPL for many years, and we have seen the benefits that their service provides to our many independent artists and record label clients, which includes the licensing of musical composition and lyrics on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers as well as the licensing of recorded music for record companies and performers which is played in public or in digital media.

    CEO and Managing Director of Horus Music, Nick Dunn, adds: We’re very happy to see that more and more companies are realising that there are opportunities for business, especially in the music industry, that are available outside of London and have the additional benefit of being both financially and environmentally friendly. We welcome PPL and PRS for Music to such a diverse and growing city.”

    Everyone at Horus Music looks forward to many more years of a successful partnership with both of these companies and hope that our relationship with grow even further as we work together in the city of Leicester to help the musicians, songwriters and record labels of Leicestershire and beyond.

  2. 10 Best-Selling Paperback Books in 2006

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    horus music turns 10As we continue to look at the many delights that came out of 2006, we look at some of the best-sellers of the year, including the 10 Best-Selling Paperback Books.

     1. Nora Roberts – Morrigan’s Cross

    In the last days of high summer, with lightning striking blue in a black sky, the sorcerer stood on a high cliff overlooking the raging sea… Belting out his grief into the storm, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith rails against the evil that has torn his twin brother from their family’s embrace. Her name is Lilith. Existing for thousands of years, she has lured countless men to an immortal doom with her soul-stealing kiss. But now, this woman known as vampire will stop at nothing until she rules this world—and those beyond it…

    2. Nora Roberts – Dance Of The Gods

    With one vampire determined to rule the earth, the Circle of Six prepares to battle for their lives—and their hearts… Blair Murphy has always worked alone. Destined to be a demon hunter in a world that doesn’t believe in such things, she lives for the kill. But now, she finds herself the warrior in a circle of six, chosen by the goddess Morrigan to defeat the vampire Lilith and her minions.

    3. Nora Roberts – Valley of Silence

    The battleground has been chosen for the final showdown between those selected by the gods and the minions of the vampire Lilith. But there is one vampire who dares stand against her. And his love for the scholarly queen of Geall will complete the circle of six – and change the face of eternity.

    4. Nora Roberts – Blue Smoke

    Reena Hale at 12 is almost raped, her family restaurant burned to the ground. In university, her boyfriend burns in his apartment. She becomes an arson investigator, haunted by obscene phone calls and horrific crimes. On the good side is Bo Goodnight, who sought Reena for years, and will not let her go.

    5. James Patterson – 4th of July

    Police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer takes leave from the force after being sued for wrongful death after a recent shootout. She stays at her sister’s house in Half Moon Bay, and reads about murders that resemble one that haunted her for 10 years. She joins with the local police to solve the murders, while dreading her awaiting trial.

    6. James Patterson – Mary, Mary

    FBI Agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family in Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid details. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again.

    7. Patricia Cornwell – Predator

    “PREDATOR” is an acronym for the Prefrontal Determinants of Aggressive-Type Overt Responsivity, a secret neuropsychological project to determine whether dangerous murderers have different brain patterns or functions from “ordinary” people.

    8. Janet Evanovich – Eleven On Top

    Stephanie Plum is thinking her career as a fugitive apprehension agent has run its course. She’s been shot at, spat at, cussed at, fire-bombed, mooned, and attacked by dogs. Stephanie thinks it’s time for a change. So she quits. She wants something safe and normal. But the kind of trouble she had at the bail bonds office can’t compare to the kind of trouble she finds herself facing now…

    Angels And Demons9. Dan Brown – Angels And Demons

    The novel introduces the character Robert Langdon, who is also the protagonist Brown’s subsequent novels, The Da Vinci Code; The Lost Symbol; and Inferno. When Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyse a mysterious symbol he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati … the most powerful underground organisation ever to walk the earth.

    10. Stephen King – Cell 

    Cell is an apocalyptic horror novel which follows a New England artist struggling to reunite with his young son after a mysterious signal broadcast over the global cell phone network turns the majority of his fellow humans into mindless vicious animals.


  3. Rob’s Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Songs

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    horus music turns 10Continuing with our theme of Guilty Pleasure songs, Client Manager Rob gives us his Top 10 list and explains why he chose them.

    Listen along with us on Spotify.

    1. Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas

    Guilty pleasure because it is used in every cheesy martial arts film or TV show.

    2. Rollin – Limp Bizkit

    Love it because it is the definition of cheesy 2000′s nu-metal.

    3. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

    Guilty pleasure because rick rolling killed this song forever, and the awkward dancing in the video is hilarious.

    4. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

    Guilty pleasure  because it is so cheesy, and because of Titanic.

    5. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler

    Love it because of the over the top power ballad drums.

    6. Hero – Enrique Iglesias

    Guilty pleasure because Enrique Iglesias, that is all you need to know.

    7. Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne

    Guilty pleasure because Avril Lavigne was good when I was 10.

    8. Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake

    Guilty because it is just so damn catchy.

    9. Take My Breath Away – Berlin

    Guilty pleasure because it is in Top Gun.

    10. I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen

    Guilty pleasure because I like the video with Tom Hanks.