Los Angeles, January 19, 2012 — Independent music publishing company pigFACTORY Music, whose roster includes recordings and songs by artists such as Def Leppard, Jordin Sparks, Fatboy Slim, and Iggy Pop, is proud to announce that it has signed artist/writer/producer Bleu to an exclusive worldwide publishing administration deal. The announcement was made today by Keatly Haldeman, CEO, pigFACTORY Music.
Said Haldeman, “We are truly excited to welcome such a talent into the pigFACTORY family. Bleu is a triple threat – songwriter, producer and artist – on a level with the superstars in today’s pop music landscape. It’s going to be fun to work with him.”
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Bleu is a songwriter-producer, singer and performer currently living in Los Angeles. He started out his career as an artist, making his debut with Columbia Records in 2001 and touring internationally with acts such as John Mayer, Train, Switchfoot, and Hanson. Early successes included a featured track on the platinum selling Spider-man soundtrack as well as being included in NPR’s Top Ten Records of the Year. In 2004 Bleu began to focus on his songwriting and producing for other artists which has lead to over 20 cuts with artists like Demi Lovato, Meat Loaf, Hanson, Kate Voegele and includes gold and platinum records with artists such as the Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Boys Like Girls, and more.
He continues to tour and release his own records (including a few critically admired side-project bands L.E.O. and The Major Labels), and was recently named Kickstarter’s “Best Music Project 2010” for his acclaimed fan fundraising campaign for his latest CD release – “FOUR” which has been critically admired by the LA Weekly, Buzz Bands LA, The Boston Globe, Sunday Times UK, The Huffington Post and American Songwriter.
Bleu has a catalog of 300 songs he’s co-written and produced that are available for sync from indie to major label artists, including such acts as: Alpha Rev, Armor For Sleep, Ben Romans, Brad Kavanagh, Chris Mann, Creed Bratton, Dan Wilson, Daniel Powter, Drake Bell, Ed Roland, Gin Wigmore, Green River Ordinance, Jasmine Ash, Jess Furman, Jill Sobule, Julian Velard, Lindsey Ray, Madi Diaz, Megan & Liz, Megan Joy, Meghan Kabir, Mike Doughty, Mike Viola,
MoZella, Nakia, Nik & Sam, Red Riders, Robert Schwartzman, Shane Harper, Sherwood, Slow Down Honey, Steel Drum Corps, Sofi Bond, Tristan Prettyman, TV/TV, VASSY, Wicker, Will Dailey & more.” http://www.bleutopia.com/
Bleu’s “Four” has received numerous articles and mentions in the press. These include: Best Music Project 2010 – Kickstarter Awards 4 Stars – Sunday Times UK; Favorite local album of the year – Buzz Bands LA Recent features, reviews, awards in: Q Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Hypebot, All Music Guide, American Songwriter, Berklee News, Boston Music Awards, Boston Herald, City’s Best LA, Huffington Post, LA Weekly, BlogCritics, Magnet Magazine, and many others.
Bleu’s songs have been recorded by Demi Lovato, Boys Like Girls, Kate Voegele, Hanson & more: www.bleutopia.com/bleusongwriterdiscography.html
To view the Music Video: “How Blue” featuring Justin Kirk from Weeds
– Jan. 27th – Bleu show at Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
– March 13th – “Fall From Grace” penned by Bleu comes out in the US on Meat Loaf’s new CD “Hell In A Handbasket”
– March 15th – SXSW – Bleu speaks on the panel: Age of the Benefactor: The 21st Century Fan Club moderated by Scott Perry
ABOUT PIGFACTORY MUSIC PUBLISHING:
pigFACTORY Music Publishing specializes in the international placement of music in film, television, film trailers, advertising, and videogames, and in the collection of publishing royalties, worldwide. To that end, the company leverages an advanced digital publishing system to proactively exploit its clients’ music catalogues and track music publishing royalties on a global scale. The company represents top songwriters, artists, record producers, labels, and publishers, with a roster of over 250,000 songs, including an extensive selection of classic hits.
pigFACTORY is one of the few independent publishers in the international marketplace to affiliate directly with a large number of royalty societies throughout the world. Via its direct memberships and partnerships, and by using state-of-the-art royalty software, pigFACTORY quickly and accurately registers its clients’ song catalogues with the publishing rights societies, and collects ‘at source’ in most major international territories.
The U.S. headquarters of pigFACTORY is 8075 W. Third Street, Suite # 540, Los Angeles, CA, 90048. The phone is 323/653-1200, and the website is www.pigfactory.com