LOCAL composer and singer/songwriter Andy Michaels has signed an exclusive music licensing deal with Music of the Sea Inc, one of the biggest music licensing and placement companies in the world.
Under the terms of the agreement, Music of the Sea has exclusive rights to all of Michaels’ compositions for an initial five years.
Music of the Sea controls the master rights of artists including Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Dionne Farris and Kool and the Gang.
With an extensive music catalogue, they are at the forefront of music placements in film and television including CBS, advertisements and video games in the US, UK, Europe and Japan .
Michaels is best known in Mandurah for his live performances at Anzac Day ceremonies of his song Soldier which has also received national radio airplay and is endorsed by the Australian War Graves Commission and National RSL.
He also appeared on national TV with his song Lucretia’s Eylandt, a haunting depiction of the horrific events following the wreck of the Batavia off WA in 1629.
Michaels has written and recorded more than 50 songs over 25 years and said it was amazing to see his songs get international attention at this stage of his life.
“Its great that contemporary songs still have artistic merit and appeal and can hold their own in such a tough and competitive music world,’’ he said.
“I’m hoping I can pave the way for other talented Aussie songwriters to have their music licensed on the international stage.’’ LIGHT and fluffy pancakes will be piled up high when residents at Mercy Place Mandurah celebrate Pancake Day.
Elderly residents will help prepare their own feast, kicking off with a group pancake mixture-making extravaganza on Tuesday, February 28.
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is the day preceding Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent and is celebrated by eating pancakes.
Mercy Place service manager Christina Venables said residents were looking forward to cooking up a storm with their pancake feast and testing their pancake flipping skills.
“While making pancakes might seem like a simple activity, for our residents it’s a chance to show off their culinary skills and become engaged and involved with cooking food for both themselves and their fellow residents,” she said.
Chef Melanie Anderson and resident Peta Warren can’t wait to start flipping up some pancakes on Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday.