LFNT'S MASTERMIND RAN NIR SIGNS WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING DEAL WITH IMAGEM / STEAM MUSIC PUBLISHING
June 7, 2015
LFNT's mastermind Ran Nir signs worldwide publishing deal with IMAGEM / STEAM MUSIC PUBLISHING
Jens Markus Wegener, MD of IMAGEM MUSIC GERMANY and Andrew Campbell, MD of STEAM MUSIC PUBLISHING are happy to announce the latest signing of LFNT’s mastermind Ran Nir into a worldwide publishing deal withIMAGEM MUSIC/STEAM MUSIC PUBLISHING.
Ran Nir was born in Jerusalem, is a singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist & producer. Before starting LFNT, Ran was a founding member & the bass player for Asaf Avidan & The Mojos. After more than five years of tremendous success, with hundreds of performances on big stages around the world, three best-selling albums (In Europe & Israel) & a #1hit in 12 countries (“Reckoning Song” \ “One-Day” Remix by Wankelmut) the Mojosdecided to stop its activities and Ran went on his independent way.
In 2012 Ran formed LFNT (Live Free Not Troubled ) with an ensemble of musicians he gathered along the way and released the band’s first album “Tales Of a Drunken Man”. The album got many good reviews in Israel and was considered one of the best rock albums to be released in Israel that year!
The LFNT sound is a mixture of Rock&Roll History. One can hear Rock&Roll move through the years in every song, from 30s blues to 70s groove , 90s grunge and modern day sound. While LFNT's music is Influenced by a verity of artists, Ran's Lyrics are Influenced by artist such as Bob Dylan, John Lennon & Beck describing Struggles of Love & Life.
In the three years since the band was created LFNT released their debut album “Tales Of A Drunken Man” played more than 100 shows, including a support for “The Afghan Whigs”, a successful show-case on Reeperbahn Festival & an invitation to play the TV show "Ray's Reeperbahn Review".
LFNT's Live set is a truly great live performance, with edgy guitars and Keyboard sound, pumping bass & drums and melodic & versatile vocals by Ran & the band members. The band finished working on their 2nd album “Time To Bleed”, recorded in Israel & Germany by Ran Nir & Fabien Leseure (Sound engineer of “The Brian Johnstown Massacre”) mixed by Johannes Saal at Funkhaus Berlin & Mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Beck and more...). The album was just released in Israel on May 2015 and will be released later in Europe this year.
Andrew Campbell, MD of STEAM MUSIC PUBLISHING: “I am very happy that Ran and I collaborate now also on this end. Too me Ran is one of the most impressing and promising song writers out of the Israeli music scene our days with a huge potential for the international music market!”
Jens-Markus Wegener, MD of IMAGEM Music Germany, adds: “It was not Ran´s big success in the past which made us interested to sign him for a worldwide publishing deal – it is the beauty of his compositions and the eclectic passion in his songs which took our immediate attention. Ran is a fantastic songwriter and we are happy that he decided to go with us!”