New York, NY, June 02, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Sunset Classics & Jazz (SC&J) Entertainment Company is thrilled to announce a wide-ranging long-term recording and multimedia agreement with the internationally renowned classical music artist Michalis Terzis.
Michalis Terzis's first album on Sunset Classics will feature a brand new recording by the acclaimed composer from his hometown country of Greece. The upcoming CD set to hit stores worldwide on August 3rd and will be available in stores where CD’s are sold at retail, and the CD will also be made available to classical music fans as downloads, ringtones and streams in every format wherever they are sold.
This deal expands Sunset's existing classical music company with this new relationship by adding such an acclaimed composer as Michalis Terzis. The classical music artist can now serve as a new worldwide brand emissary to a global audience with his label deal and in addition to releasing a brand new album this summer, Sunset hopes to work with Michalis Terzis on many ancillary projects showcasing his accessible and innovative sounds, and the label plans on exploring opportunities for maybe a boxed set release considering the artists (Michalis Terzis) extensive repertoire and discography.
"The sky is the limit (so to speak) with this artist," says Don Lichterman, the head of the Sunset Classics & Jazz (SC&J) company at Sunset’s record label. "You can not only hear how accessible his music is right away when you hear every song, he is one of the top international artists in the world today.” Lichterman also says that it “seems like he shares my vision because he will no doubt have his music show up soon in film, TV, commercials, he is also poised to do film scores for movies and those types of productions,” and “I am so excited about this final recording, let alone to see what Michalis (Terzis) music will being to media, technology and most of all, I cannot wait to see how the world takes to his incredible compositions."
Don Lichterman, Chairman, CEO, President and Founder, Sunset, says that "Michalis (Terzis) is one of the most wide ranging and most gifted classical music artists in the world today,” and he “welcomes his vast musical talent and his vast international appeal not only at Sunset Classics, but also at the all of the Sunset Entertainment companies.” “We are looking forward to working with Michalis (Terzis) for decades and honestly, my plan is to make sure his music is made available to people for centuries and even perpetually,“ says (Don) Lichterman and he continues to say that the label (SC&J) will “create an innovative experience for Michalis (Terzis) with some unique ways to allow fans to experience his (Michalis Terzis) musical genius and I have the vision to utilize his technical savvy with a lot of multimedia surrounding his life performances."
Michalis Terzis bio
Mikis Theodorakis first introduced the classical music world to the works of Michalis Terzis whom is has now evolved to be one of the most important and prolific composers in the world. Michalis Terzis composes all songs from all albums in his extensive discography. His music blends accessibility with wonderful blends of traditional bouzoukis and bag lamas with great violin work to accompany the traditional instruments on every CD. Michalis Terzis was born in Axioupolis-Greece and studied piano and music theory at the Macedonikon Odeion of as well as in Athens with the Teachers A. Ainian and K.Chronopoylos. He started his musical career at 1973 by playing piano at the “Boites” (small music theatres) in Plaka: Apanemia, Hesperides, etc. below the Acropolis of Athens in the historical part of the City. He is an international award winning composer with an extensive discography before the latest CD entitled, the Τhe Rion-Antirron Bridge.
For more information on Michalis Terzis the artiost web site at Sunset Classics.
About Sunset Classics & Jazz (SC&J) / Sunset Recordings, Inc.
Sunset is a privately owned Don Lichterman Company. Sunset is one of the leading independent record labels and entertainment companies in the world. The Sunset Group of Entertainment Companies, and its global operation, acquire, develop, and distribute major music recording artists, home visual entertainment products, online-digital entertainment technologies and music and filmed entertainment worldwide. Sunset's four major divisions are the Sunset Distributed Label Group, the Sunset Strategic Marketing and Licensing Division, the Radio Sunset Network and the Sunset Filmed Entertainment Division.
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