Friday, December 19, 2008
We would also like to thank Roland Turner, CEO of GMG, for taking the time out of his schedule to speak with us on the phone a few weeks ago. We called the office to get some news for ya'll and Roland kindly gave us the scoop and some inside information. K.D.F. briefed ya'll on everything we can mention in his last update.
Lookout for some interviews comin up, possibly with Mark Morrison, Turk Talk, Suga Free, and Cliff Wise of GMGC, Also big ups to all the Deathrow fans/GMG fans who have added me on MSN messenger recently... Bone99, Obscure, Shaf, JonnyBlaze, Outlawfatal and more.
Mark Morrison was the most successful British R&B singer in the mid 90's, selling over 2 million records in the US alone. However a slew of run-ins with the law, and false accusations held him from a superstar moniker. His breakthrough single ‘Return Of The Mack' was a #1 hit across Europe in 1996, and achieved platinum status the following year in the US, reaching #2 and spending an impressive 25 weeks on the Billboard charts.
After a 10 year break in which Morrison has matured and reflected, he's back, and with a statement to be made!
One of 2008's hotly anticipated new singles, "Innocent Man" is Morrison's first US release in 10 years, which sees him join forces with hip-hop heavyweight DMX, whose also been plagued with negative press recently. DMX is one of the most recognized faces in today’s music industry, having sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, and starred in blockbuster movies such as Romeo Must Die, and Cradle 2 the Grave.
Released today at all digital retailers, including iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Napster, Emusic and all Mobile Carriers. The "Innocent Man" single is bundled as a remix package, with 6 bonus remixes. Featuring remixes by DC Joseph, Dancehall legend Tippa Irie, and Moto Blanco, the dance music production duo who have enjoyed success on the back of productions and remixes for Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Bob Sinclar.
"Innocent Man" featuring DMX, is the first single taken from Mark Morrison's second studio album scheduled for release early 2009.
http://nightlifeblog.quickdfw.com/archives/2008/12/early-pearl-gets-the-deal.html posted that Early Pearl have now signed with GMG. Here is their article;
Just got an e-mail annoucing that Dallas rock band Early Pearl has signed a multi-album deal with Global Music Group, the same company that bought out Death Row's holdings. But the most interesting thing about the deal? Early Pearl is now a label mate of the dude who sang "Return of the Mack." Pretty awesome.
Press release after the jump.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(November 29, 2008 - NASHVILLE, TN) Texas rock band Early Pearl, are the latest addition to the impressive Global Music Group roster.
The label today released a statement on their website saying; “GLOBAL MUSIC GROUP is proud to announce that we have signed the Texas rock band EARLY PEARL to a 3 year multi-album deal.”Early Pearl was formed in Dallas, Texas in 2003, and have since captured a world-wide following, having played with legends such as Ed King from Lynyrd Skynyrd and have opened for Rock Legend Alice Cooper.
“We at GMG are happy to have EARLY PEARL join our family and look forward to a long relationship. This band is going to rock your socks off” said Global Music Group CEO Roland Turner.