Two months after his latest hit single “Scene in San Francisco” entered the Billboard Top 30, the second from his last solo album Ballad On Third Avenue, Dying Van Gogh Records announced that Ed Hale has signed a licensing and publishing agreement with Fieldhouse Music, a division of BMG. The deal comes fifteen years and eight albums into the multi-talented New York based singer-songwriter and recording artist’s career, who has amassed a catalog of thousands of songs and had numerous placements in films, television shows and commercials over the years. John Loeffler, President of Fieldhouse Music/BMG, commented, “Fieldhouse Music/BMG is very excited about the signing of Ed Hale. He has an extensive catalog of great material and is a true talent.” Fieldhouse Music/BMG is a company that offers a new breed of music production which specializes in discovering and promoting new talent for film, commercial and TV soundtracks. Hale, who has been riding a wave of landmark successes over the course of the last two years both as a solo artist and with the rock band Ed Hale and The Transcendence, commented “The universe has been very good to us lately. I felt like I knew these guys at BMG from the first minute I walked in the door. In fact, the security guard at their office didn’t even bother to check me out or make me sign in or anything. She just looked at me and said “BMG?” and I said “Yep” and just walked right in. It was wild. Felt very comfortable. I’m psyched to see what we accomplish together.”
THE GIBSON GUITAR ENDORSED SINGER-SONGWRITER CONTINUES TO RIDE THE SUCCESS OF HIS BILLBOARD CHARTING SMASH HITS “SCENE IN SAN FRANCISCO” AND “NEW ORLEANS DREAMS”
NEW YORK, NY, May 08, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Ed Hale’s been a critically acclaimed force in modern rock for years as front man for the eclectic band, Ed Hale and the Transcendence. Since becoming an accidental Adult Contemporary star via his latest solo hit, the acoustic-driven “Scene in San Francisco,” the New York-based singer-songwriter’s career has been in overdrive.
Hale just signed a lucrative publishing deal with Fieldhouse Music/BMG, a company offering a new breed of music production which specializes in discovering and promoting new talent for film and TV soundtracks.
John Loeffler, President of Fieldhouse Music/BMG, commented, “Fieldhouse Music/BMG is very excited about the signing of Ed Hale. He has an extensive catalog of great material and is a true talent.”
In addition, the entire catalog of Ed Hale and his band The Transcendence — eight albums in all — have been picked up by TouchTunes Interactive Networks, which introduced the first digital jukebox 14 years ago and is now the leading in-venue entertainment network, streaming music through jukeboxes and piped-in digital feeds. TouchTunes reaches consumers in over 52,000 bars, restaurants and retail locations in North America.
“Scene in San Francisco,” which is Hale’s second single to break into both Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Top 30 Chart and the Top 15 on FMQB’s AC40 Chart — putting Hale in the company of pop superstars like Maroon 5, Adele, Kelly Clarkson and OneRepublic — has also been picked up by the Landmark Theatres chain for their In Theatre Music Program where the song will be played in more than 500 movie theaters around the U.S. in May.
Hale says he’s been “walking on clouds,” and enjoying the many perks of his most recent rise in popularity, including endorsement deals with Kurzweil Music Systems, Nord, Ultrasone, Gibson Guitars and Dean Markley Guitar Strings. “All these companies have been super cool, and the new gear will really help us with recording the new albums,” Hale stated. He is set to release at least two new albums in 2012.
Ed Hale‘s latest Top 20 single “Scene in San Francisco” will be one of the featured songs during the pre-movie music soundtrack in all 256 uber-cool Landmark Theatres around the United States in the month of May. Other artists featured in May include Keane, Rufus Wainwright and Kris Allen. In 21 metropolitan cities and reaching an estimated 29.4 million arthouse Theatre diehards, if you happen to live in one of the following cities you just might have a chance to hear the song for yourself, at the movies. Cities include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington D.C.