Pretty Things

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Written by

Phil Sellick

25 February

Jazz Piano

Written by

Phil Sellick

25 February

Fully Funded - Jazz pianist Bruno Heinen, re-arranges 10 classic Bowie songs & invites you to invest in them.


This album will be the first in our series of 'Re-arranged by' releases we’re inviting fans to invest in. The theme - A not so well known artist covers past and notable songs from a hugely famous artist. The album, to be entitled ‘Pretty Things’ features Bruno Heinen’s reinterpretation of his favourite David Bowie songs, played in Heinen's cool and sophisticated instrumental jazz piano style. Upon release, the 10 Bowie songs recorded by Heinen will be promoted by Absolute Label Services into leading piano based playlists on Spotify (piano based playlists are currently seeing huge streaming numbers). All songs will also be promoted by our music supervisor partners in the UK & USA for placement into tv commercials, film and tv. Of which can command high fees for the usage of such songs. See deal terms at the bottom of this page for more info.



‘Erudition, eclectic studies and a jazz sensibility make Heinen the kind of newcomer who repositions the goalposts’ ★★★★ John Fordham, The Guardian

 A London based contemporary pianist, Heinen has released six albums under his own name on the Babel Label: Mr. Vertigo, Common Spaces, Changing of the Seasons, Postcard to Bill Evans, Tierkries and Twinkle Twinkle. Heinen, a frequent host of the Ronnie Scott's Late Late show, and has performed in venues and festivals including the South Bank Centre, the Shanghai World Music Festival, the London Jazz Festival, Cadogan Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall. He has had his music played on BBC radio 3, Jazz LineUp, Late Junction and BBC6 music. 

He recently held the piano chair for two performances of Bernstein's Wonderful Town at the Barbican Centre with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

The Album

The ten Bowie songs will be played in a solo piano, no vocal, jazz style by Heinen - piano instrumentals. For Bowie fans this is a great way to own a piece of the man himself. Especially for those who also appreciate the soft, spacious and sometimes abstract jazz style Heinen brings - All investments of over £50 will also receive a limited edition vinyl copy featuring their name on the back cover artwork. 

Hit play on the playlist and take a listen to the Bowie songs Heinen will cover:

Recording Studio

Heinen is to record and master the album in the world famous Livingston 1 Recording Studio in London and recorded on the Steinway B 1955 New York Grand Piano, ideal for the soft and spacious sound Heinen is after for this release. Alex Killpartrick is on production and mastering duties, who has worked with Heinen previously. The studio has a history spanning many decades that have welcomed artists such as The Clash, Buena Vista Social Club, Bjork, Depeche Mode, REM and Kanye West. Recently, Livingston 1 has recorded or mixed artists such as Sam Smith, Ben Howard, Gaslight Anthem, The 1975, Hozier, Jamie Cullum and Wolf Alice.


As well as working with a number of Music Supervisors in the UK and USA to place these tracks into TV, Film and Commercials. We will also be working with our partner Absolute Label Services on playlist promo & sync for this album release. All promotional content from the album will be pushed to invested fans 'My Songbook' (your portfolio of copyrights) where you can access album news, updates & stats to promote across your socials, be a player in the industry, and help build Heinen's audience.


Bruno Heinen | twitter | Bandcamp | facebook

The Deal.
You are investing in 10 cover songs by David Bowie. Recomposed & reinterpreted by pianist, Bruno Heinen.

GENRE: Solo Jazz Piano (no vocals)
PROJECT: Pretty Things, 10 track Album
RECORDING STUDIO: Livingston Studios
ENGINEER: Alex Killpartrick
RELEASE DATE: January 2019

PROMOTION: Absolute Label Services
RAISE: £4,250

OFFER: 20% Recording Rights
TERM: 10 Years

How will the songs earn money?
Exactly the same way a record label makes money from the songs it releases.
Digital sales: Income received every time a song is downloaded or streamed. All songs will be distributed onto 150+ streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Amazon Music & Tidal.
Synchronisation (sync): Income received (a one off payment) for the placement of a song in TV, film, advertising, games, apps, online and any other form or audio visual media.
Neighbouring Rights: Income received every time the song is performed. Whether live in a venue, broadcast on television, radio, online, in a public space, hotels, shops and restaurants.

How does the investment work?
Songbook is offering a total of 20% of the Recording Rights revenue for a ten year period, in return for the funding of the albums £4,250 recording & promotional costs. Minimum investment £10, maximum, £1,000. All investors, investing over £50 receive a limited edition vinyl copy featuring your name on the back cover artwork. A return on your investment would be realised when the songs recording rights generate £21,250 net.

What happens after I invest?
Songbook will email you when the campaign has ended. If successfully, the campaign artwork thumb will move into your 'My Songbook' (your portfolio of copyrights) showing you how much you invested, artist stats and updates. Songbook will pay out any royalty revenue to fans every 6 months. If the campaign is unsuccessful, Songbook will let you know via email and 100% of the money you invested will be returned to you within 30 days.

If you have any questions, hit 'Ask Question' at the top of this page.

Songbook Social Limited is an appointed representative of Thornbridge Investment Management LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).