Edgard & Daniel VAN PASSEL, twin brothers, born June 15th 1957: Authors, Composers, Producers, Music Publishers - "We trade in Intellectual Property" !
Partners of the Belgian right society SABAM since 1978. Residing in Holland at the start of their musical career, the twins were soon presented at the Midem in Cannes as one of the leading songwriters and producers there. That's how their music ended up in the USA. Through their New York office they signed a worldwide contract with EMI Music Publishing in 1990.
But, … the VanPasselBrothers soon founded their own independent Music Publishing company
Worldwide collaborations with: Sony ATV Music/ BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing/ Warner Chappell Music/ Universal Music/ MCA Music/ Peermusic ... .
Songs published "in all continents of the world" and cover versions in more than 25 different languages. The 1st cover of one of their songs was recorded in Stockholm/ Sweden in the Abba Studios (Polar Music), soon followed by a 2nd cover on RCA-Victor label in Japan, a 3rd in America on BMG US-Latin label, ... !!
VanPasselBrothers Music copyrights participated in various International Music Festivals: The 1981 'Nordring Jazz Festival' in Scandinavia (entry for Belgium) - Winner of the 1988 'Çesme Music Festival' in Turkey (entry for Holland) - 5th place (1998) in 'The Eurovision Song Contest' (entry for Croatia) and included in the official CD & DVD release (2005) celebrating the '50th Anniversary Of The Eurovision Song Contest'.
In 1993 the Van Passels had an absolute "NR. 1 Smash Hit" in Australia, S.E. ASIA and the rest of the Pacific Region, with their song "DYING INSIDE TO HOLD YOU", originally performed by famous USA artist 'Timmy THOMAS' ("Why can't we live together"/ Drake "Hotline bling") and later covered by various other successful artists, such as ALAN TAM, The Wynners, Chlara, Norman Cheung, Darren Espanto (winner of many prestigious awards: Awit Awards 2018-Double Platinum Award in 2019-MYX Music Awards 2019), Top 50 in Spotify's 'Worldwide' Chart, etc ... .
VanPasselBrothers Music copyrights have more than '400-MILLION' streams, downloads on Spotify, iTunes, Napster, Deezer, Amazon, YouTube, ... and the various other digital platforms (with already more than '60 MILLION' streams, on Spotify only!!) Their songs are used in Commercials & Advertisements, as Tv Tunes & Original Soundtracks in movies and are among the top copyrights of the Belgian music industry in the world!
Even today, Timmy Thomas' original version still appears 'worldwide' in the charts of iTunes and the other online-providers (in the USA, New Zealand, Canada, Norway, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, ...). The various cover versions and other songs also remain very successful and are in the charts in Japan, Mexico, Costa-Rica, South-Africa, Denmark, Israel, Kuwait, Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan, Slovenia, among others!
Much more, ... as the story continues: Google: Edgard (Eddy) & Daniel (Danny) Van Passel/ VanPasselBrothers in the worldwide news & social media !!!
June 22th 2021: Darren Espanto's version of "Dying Inside" crossing the '50 MILLION' streams on Spotify !!
June 12th 2021: watch "Dying Inside" on popular ABS-CBN TV show in the Philippines and abroad !!
March 28th 2021: Timmy Thomas & VanPasselBrothers Music @ the Top of the charts in Greece !
January 25th 2021:
VanPasselBrothers Music and Universal Music Publishing Group are proud to announce that they have signed an advertising deal with UNILAB (the leading quality medicine company in the Philippines and beyond.
January 1st 2021: VanPasselBrothers Music signed a Worldwide Sub-Publishing & Administration deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.
September 30th 2020 - VanPasselBrothers Nr 1 in Sri Lanka with 'Stars On 45' project (as producers, co-authors/ composers of the '89 Remix)!
See links below.
Stars On 45 '89 Remix was also released as track 12 on the Hit Album "The Return of World Hits" & many other successful compilation albums !
August 2020 - Nr 1 in New Zealand - Timmy Thomas & The VanPasselBrothers again @ Nr 1 Spot Down Under.
Timmy Thomas + Darren Espanto = More than 61 MILLION streams on Spotify Only !!
Play their versions, click on the links below.
May 29th 2020: Proud to announce a new single version of "Dying Inside to hold you", today worldwide released on all digital platforms, performed by 'Chlara' - accompanied with a music video. From the 2018 'Evo Sessions' Album 🎶🎶🎶
FlasbackNr 1 Çesme Music Festival 1988 in Turkey
"Lovers Until The End" Performed by Lisa Boray - winning 4 awards !
The Festival was broadcasted live via satellite in 13 countries.
Play the song on the link below (written & produced by VanPasselBrothers)
Below, 3 links with 3 other versions of our winning Song:
a Spanish version by Lisa Boray + a Symphonic version - Also a cover-version recorded by Angelina VanDijk. There are various other cover-recordings: in South-Africa, ... .
Thank you Mayor Isko Moreno of Manila, for your personal message. Yes we love your 'dance moves' on our song ‘Dying Inside’. We are very proud and very honored!!
Just 5 of the thousands video's on YouTube ...
more than "112 MILLION" views !!
The Mayor of Manila, Mr Isko Moreno, dancing to the tune of his favourite song 'Dying Inside To Hold You' by the VanPasselBrothers
Live performance November 22 2019 - 1MX MANILA 2019
Darren Espanto takes on "The Last Five" challenges - Nov 15th 2019 TV Entertainment ABS-CBN: Tonight with Boy Abunda - @ 0.55" - "Last song you can't get out of your head" ... And I was ... . !!!
October 24 2019 @Nr7 in the United Arab Emirates
September 5th 2019: China, here we come. "Dying Inside" @Nr 5 in iTunes Charts Macau !!
June 9 2019: Celebrating Darren Espanto's 18th B-day on TV, with "Dying Inside To Hold you" as opening song & as reprise of the Medley !
Mainland China, here we are !! After a successful performance in Florida USA, Darren flew back to Manila to undertake a flight to mainland China to perform as a guest at the country's largest music festival this april 12th 2019 💚💚💚👏👏👏!
Watch final part of Darren Espanto's Unstoppable Concert in Manila 'Kia Theatre' May 26 2018. "Dying Inside To Hold You" is the 'Encore Song' and starts at 6'21"!
A Hit in Sweden: Top 20 in iTunes Soundtrack Chart !!
Watch out for the launch of: "It's Not The Same Anymore" (written by: Daniel Van Passel & Edgard Van Passel) performed by '4Th IMPACT'. The Official Soundtrack of the motion-picture "Ang Dalawang Mrs Reyes" starring Judy Ann Santos and Angelica Panganiban. Release date January 17th 2018.
DYING INSIDE TO HOLD YOU- Official Soundtrack of the motion-picture "ALL OF YOU"
OST performed by "DARREN ESPANTO"
Lead Actors: Jennylyn Mercado & Derek Ramsay. Filmed in Taiwan/ Jiufen.
Official Entry to the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival. The film opens on Christmas Day, December 25 2017.
Residing in Holland, at the beginning of their musical career and recording at Soundpush Studios (Blaricum) and Bullet Sound Studios (Nederhorst den Berg), the VanPasselbrothers soon belonged to "The Pick Of Dutch Creative Artists", according to Conamus/John de Mol Sr. (Promoter Of The Dutch Professional Music Industry at the International Music Fairs, as MIDEM in Cannes France, among others).
Already in the early ‘80's/ ‘90’s : Authors, Composers, Producers and Music Publishers for 'The Top Local (‘Stars On 45’, ‘Dolly Dots’, ‘Star Sisters’) and International Artists (‘George McCrae’ (USA), ‘Be-2’ (Japan), ‘Jazzy Mel’ (Argentina) ... .
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