Sanguine sign to AMF

Sanguine, a four piece female fronted alternative metal/rock band from Exeter, have joined the AMF Publishing roster.

First formed back in 2004 Sanguine started as a prog-rock band…Tarin explains “we knew we loved heavier music, it just took a while for us to discover who we were, we just kept getting heavier, when I first started out I didn’t even scream!”

A few years later Sanguine formed the sound it is today, hard hitting driving metal and rock riffs, mixtures of melodies, vocal ranges which include screams and singing both from front-woman Tarin Kerrey and guitarist Nick Magee. Sanguine have created a new unique sound, jumping between styles their eclectic song writing keep you guessing what the next track will sound like. Nick explains “we know who we sound like, each song is like it’s own world. The various styles we write in do not detract from the fact that overall our songs sound like Sanguine, no one else…we are Sanguine.”

The new album BLACK SHEEP was releasd in 2016 and features tracks co-written with Jesper Strömblad (In Flames) and produced by Daniel Flores. Already receiving rave reviews from the press the album is pushing Sanguine forward into new frontiers.

You can catch the band live in three weeks time when they hit the road with Mushroomhead and American Head Charge:

Mar 18  Club Academy   Manchester, United Kingdom

Mar 19  Corporation        Sheffield, United Kingdom

Mar 20  Rescue Rooms  Nottingham, United Kingdom

Mar 22  The Classic Grand             Glasgow, United Kingdom

Mar 23  Northumbria University                Newcastle, United Kingdom

Mar 24  O2 Academy 2 Birmingham          Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mar 25  The Live Rooms                Chester, United Kingdom

Mar 26  The Marble Factory         Bristol, United Kingdom

Mar 27  The Hub               Plymouth, United Kingdom

Mar 29  The Globe           Cardiff, United Kingdom

Mar 30  Electric Ballroom               London, United Kingdom

Mar 31  Concorde 2         Brighton, United Kingdom

Apr 01   Southampton Engine Rooms      Southampton, United Kingdom

Apr 02   Waterfront         Norwich, United Kingdom

Apr 03   Sub89    Reading, United Kingdom



Klone join AMF


French rockers KLONE join the AMF Publishing roster.

In 2010, Klone released their fourth album, “Black Days”, dark and powerful. 5 years later, “Here Comes The Sun”, the seventh production by the combo from Poitiers, shows a radiant band whose music has soared as much as it has grown. When you look closely at their discography, it’s a logical evolution: each Klone’ album is unique, each one less predictable than its predecessor. Their metal roots may have given way to an ethereal rock but the intensity of their songs, led by the voice of Yann Ligner, stays the same.
From gigs to tours throughout Europe, Klone have opened for bands such as Gojira, King’s X and Orphaned Land and have stood on the main-stage of the Hellfest. After releasing the sublime “The Dreamer’s Hideaway” in 2012, with more progressive outlines, the six musicians today offer a new journey, more captivating and meditative than ever. In “Here Comes the Sun”, Klone give each melody time to unfold. The music, the lyrics and the artwork echo each other and lead the listener to a peculiar universe where the sun is the central theme. “Here Comes The Sun” gives a whole new dimension to what Klone have offered before. It’s an album tinged with the lingering shadows of Steven Wilson, Anathema or Pink Floyd.


Kobalt Acquires AMRA to create first global digital music collection society

Kobalt, the leading independent music publisher and AMF Publishing’s administrator, announced the creation of the first global, direct, digital mechanical and performing rights society following on from Kobalt’s purchase of AMRA (American Music Rights Association) last year. Re-designed to maximize value for music rights owners and creators in the growing digital marketplace, the new society will be based on a global, direct collection structure and advanced technology, setting new industry standards for efficiency and transparency for clients in the process.

Kobalt purchased AMRA in order to further enhance its services to rights owners. AMRA’s innovative approach to music rights administration will leverage Kobalt’s advanced royalty processing platform, KORE (on license to AMRA), to provide fast, efficient royalty distribution with total transparency. Through continued partnerships with major digital service providers (DSPs) around the world, AMRA will broaden the direct-collection capabilities across the globe for all AMRA members.

The music industry as a whole is undergoing a seismic shift in order to support the evolving landscape that comes with digital music consumption. Kobalt saw these changes coming when it was formed in 2001, and has spent the past decade working to solve these issues and structural inefficiencies — first with publishing, and then label services, neighboring rights and digital distribution with AWAL. AMRA is the latest, most exciting step in Kobalt’s industry leading quest for transparency, speed and accuracy.

Willard Ahdritz, founder and CEO of Kobalt said, “With AMRA, we are now able to fully execute our original Kobalt vision of trust and technology for creators and rights owners on a global scale. AMRA allows us to offer service unlike anything ever seen before in royalty collections. The industry can no longer afford to spend $5 collecting $1 – the efficiency and transparency of AMRA is the future.”

James Fitzherbert-Brockholes, COO of Kobalt said, “AMRA’s unique strategy to license directly to the global multi-territorial DSPs [e.g. Apple, Spotify, YouTube, etc.] is the most efficient way to handle the ‘high volume/low transactional value’ of music repertoire in a streaming world. The traditional model of individual licenses across

100 local territories for one major DSP does not promote transparency, efficiency or economies of scale in today’s digital business.”

For more information on the new AMRA please visit

Sylosis and Decapitated UK tour

March will see Sylosis and Decapitated head out on tour to showcase their heavy riffs to fans across the UK.





Mar 02                  The Marble Factory Bristol, United Kingdom

Mar 03                  O2 Academy 2   Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mar 04                  Garage Glasgow, United Kingdom

Mar 05                  Manchester Academy 3  Manchester, United Kingdom

Mar 07                  Electric Ballroom London, United Kingdom

Mar 08                  Arts Centre Colchester, United Kingdom

Mar 09                  The Hub Plymouth, United Kingdom

Mar 10                  Rescue Rooms  Nottingham, United Kingdom

Mar 11                  Brighton Concorde 2       Brighton, United Kingdom

Mar 12                  Waterfront Norwich, United Kingdom

Tickets available from bandsintown and limited VIP packages available here.

Definitely one not to be missed!