THE ORCHARD SIGNS LEGENDARY DIONNE WARWICK TO RELEASE “NOW” ON NOVEMBER 6th, 2012
Dionne is Joined by Phil Ramone, Burt Bacharach and Friends to Celebrate 50 Years of Making Music
New York, NY — October 24, 2012 — The Orchard, pioneers of global music distribution, will release Dionne Warwick’s latest album NOW through Blue Horizon, the legendary blues label founded by Richard Gottehrer and Seymour Stein and managed directly by The Orchard. Few artists can claim the monumental legacy that Dionne Warwick has built, and on November 6th, her chart-topping and Grammy-winning music will be commemorated and celebrated with NOW.
“The Orchard offers artists like Dionne a unique value proposition with its service-oriented, global approach. For an artist to be able to retain master rights and plug into a team, platform and service structure that can release their music around the world in a coordinated and transparent fashion is something the industry has lacked on a multi-territory scale,” says The Orchard’s COO, Colleen Theis. “We're honored and excited to work with an iconic artist of Dionne's caliber to celebrate her 50 years of success in the music business.”
NOW is produced by Phil Ramone and features material written by Warwick’s longtime friend and fellow music icon, Burt Bacharach. Bacharach is no stranger to joining Warwick creatively. The pair have joined forces on such hits as “That's What Friends Are For” and “Walk On By” since Bacharach and Hal David discovered Warwick in 1961. This new record pays tribute to the classic sounds of Warwick's vast career with songs such as “Are You There (With Another Girl)” and “I Say A Little Prayer,” the latter of which was re-recorded as a duet with her son David Elliott. The collection also features four new original Bacharach and David songs never before recorded by Warwick, including “Love Is Still the Answer” and “99 Miles to LA.”
The album is now out in the UK and Ireland and will be released to the rest of the world on November 6th, 2012. Watch as Warwick is honored as a living legend at BET’s Black Girls Rock! awards show on November 4. NOW is available for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon.
About The Orchard®
The Orchard, a pioneering independent music and video distribution company operating in more than 20 global markets, provides an innovative and comprehensive sales and marketing platform for content owners. With industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard’s creative, tailored approach streamlines its clients’ business complexity while amplifying reach and revenue across hundreds of digital and mobile outlets around the world, as well as physical retailers in North America and Europe. The Orchard was founded in 1997 to foster independence and creativity in the music industry. For further information, please visit www.theorchard.com.
About Blue Horizon
Blue Horizon is a record label that was re-launched in 2010 by Richard Gottehrer and Seymour Stein, the founders of SIRE Records. Founded in the late 1960’s, the legendary Blues label was best known for discovering acts like Chickenshack and Fleetwood Mac. Today, it is a joint venture between Warner Music Group and The Orchard that aims to introduce global music fans to emerging artists and honor legendary artists across a wide spectrum of genres.