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THE WORLD CELEBRATES 'THE BIG O' THIS FRIDAY:
ROY ORBISON'S 74th BIRTHDAY
This April 23, 2010 in celebration of Roy Orbison’s 74th birthday, the Hard Rock Café Nashville will host a benefit bash for the wonderful charity Musicians On Call. Barbara Orbison will be joined by family, friends, fans and many famous musicians. Funds raised through the event will create a dedicated "Roy Orbison" program at the Bordeaux Long Term Care Facility.
Paralelly, the Hard Rock Cafes of Texas will honor their native son with a limited edition giveaway of Roy's trademark dark sunglasses and limited edition sunglass-pins, while the Hard Rock Cafes around the world will be playing Roy's music and videos in all their locations.
April 23 2010 will also see the release of ROY ORBISON: LIVE IN LAS VEGAS ’83 ALBUM RELEASE, comprised of select cuts from live shows performed in the Congo Room at the world-famous Sahara Hotel. Live In Las Vegas is available for digital pre-order in the iTunes Music Store, and the physical CD is available for pre-order at the Official Roy Orbison Store here:
The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has also declared that their April 22 game vs. the Oklahoma RedHawks at historic Greer Stadium in Nashville would be dedicated to Roy Orbison. Fans are encouraged to wear their best Roy memorabilia and the first 1,000 fans will receive a pair of Roy Orbison sunglasses.
Launching the week of April 23, Gibson Epiphone will also initiate a photo campaign of iconic images wearing Roy’s trademark glasses, which will climax on Roy’s birthday with a classic photo of the Big O himself on the Jumbotron in Times Square.
The acclaimed Texan was a pioneer of rock and roll and is one of the very few artists to have been accepted by the world in all forms of popular music. Roy is also one of the exceptional artists to have won Grammys in pop, rock and roll and country categories. His Hits, including Ooby Dooby, Oh Pretty Woman, Only The Lonely, Blue Bayou, Crying, It’s Over, are woven into the fabric of our global psyche, forever living in our hearts and our minds and capturing the imagination of new fans daily.
walking on sunshine - 25th anniversary
When the songwriter Kimberly Rew wrote a song “Walking on Sunshine” for the band Katrina and the Waves more than a quarter of century before, who could have imagined that it would become one of the most popular songs in the world that will keep on being played over and over far into the future.
It’s a song that defines “feel-good” and has featured on the soundtrack to countless films, including Look Who's Talking, High Fidelity, American Psycho and Moon. It's been shimmied to on US show Dancing With The Stars, auditioned with on America's Got Talent and most recently sung on the global phenomenon that is US series Glee, as well as being covered by major artists such as Dolly Parton.
For the 25th anniversary of the release of the worldwide smash- hit a new African-flavoured version of the ‘drive time’ radio favourite has been recorded by the ever-inspiring Soweto Gospel Choir aided by some of the original band mates. Not surprisingly the BBC is set to feature it in its 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage – perfect for that back-of-the-net, dodging team-mates, ridiculous dance celebratory vibe!
perrineau expands media impact in a busy season
Harold Perrineau, actor, musician and songwriter, renowned for his many significant and versatile roles both in film and television, is set to release his debut full-length album this winter. The first single of the album will hit the stores this summer and is entitled MOVIN ON.
No stranger to music – a former student at the prestigious Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia – Perrineau teamed up and has been working for the past three years in active collaboration with music producer Tomo J. in der Muhlen, to come up with material for the album that mirrors the level of quality Perrineau has always sought in acting. The first single off the album, “Movin’ On” will be released by the end of June, and the video shoot is slated to begin in Los Angeles in mid-April.
To kick off the promotional activities related to the album, Perrineau will play live on Friday, April 16th at the landmark L.A. club “The Mint”. In this sneak preview of his tour, Perrineau will showcase some of his album material for the first time in front of live audience.
During an extraordinarily busy season, to the delight of millions of fans around the world, Perrineau returns as Michael Dawson for the second half of the sixth and final season of the cult television series “Lost”, in an episode airing on April 13th on ABC. Perrineau then shifts networks to guest star in an episode of “CSI: NY” airing on April 14th on CBS.
Perrineau is currently wrapping Roger Donaldson’s latest feature “The Hungry Rabbit Jumps” alongside Nicolas Cage, January Jones and Guy Pearce, set to hit the theaters in summer of 2010.
Watch and listen out for Harold Perrineau in the months to come.
dino merlin song big hit in turkey
One of the most famous Turkish pop singers Mustafa Sandal, also known as Musti, has achieved tremendous success in Turkey's with the adaptation of a hit song “Da Sutis” originally composed by IDM’s Dino Merlin.
After marrying a famous Serbian singer of Bosnian origin, Emina Jahovic, Musti became interested in Dino's work as Dino and Emina had collaborated on her last album for which they recorded a duet hit song "Honey." Musti was so enthralled by Dino's song "Da Sutis” at first hearing that he decided without any hesitation to adapt the song to Turkish and to include it in his new album.
It is also important to note that in Turkey the adaptation of foreign hits from neighboring countries is considered as an expression great respect for the original author and performer of the song so that this cover has propelled Dino to the very top of the Turkish pop scene.
Musti emerged on the Turkish music scene in the early nineties and has released 10 albums to date with total sales of 13 million copies.
Both versions of the songs can be heard on YouTube by clicking on the following links:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwcZE0cPlME (Dino Merlin)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZEEt1JCXwE (Mustafa Sandal)
half century with a cherry on top
One of the leading independent music publishing companies in the world, Cherry Lane, proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of successful existence in musical industry. The company that started in 1960, by legendary arranger and record producer Milt Okun, now represents many globally famous artists such as The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson, the legendary John Denver and Elvis Presley and many more. Milt Okun opened an office in his apartment above the Cherry Lane Theater in New York’s Greenwich Village, with the goal to improve the position of the songwriters, who were often being taken advantage of by publishers.
Besides working with leading music performers, the company also cooperated with many film, television and brand partners including DreamWorks Pictures and Animation, E! Entertainment, Lionsgate, The Weinstein Company, Marvel Entertainment, Sanrio (Hello Kitty) etc.
The big celebration of the anniversary will take place on May 19th at the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and it will include performances by some of the biggest names of the company’s current roster, including the Cherry Lane’s first-signed writer, folk legend Tom Paxton.
IDM Music team happily congratulates our business partner, with a cherry on top! :)