Ринго Старр возвращается на Capitol/EMI с эксклюзивным глобальным контрактом
Ringo Starr Returns to Capitol/EMI With Exclusive Global Signing Agreement
Starr's EMI Catalog To Make Global Digital Release Debut; New Career-Spanning Collection To Be Released August 28
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ringo Starr has signed an
exclusive global recording contract with Capitol/EMI, returning to the
world's largest independent music company to release and market his new
solo recordings, as well as his EMI-managed catalog titles and new catalog
EMI Music will also make Starr's EMI works available in digital format
for the first time on a global basis. On August 28, Starr's EMI catalog,
including the albums Sentimental Journey (1970), Beaucoups Of Blues (1970),
the platinum-certified Ringo (1973) and gold-certified Goodnight Vienna
(1974), will make their digital debuts. Fans will be able to purchase
Starr's EMI catalog works from all of EMI's digital distribution partners,
and the titles will also be part of EMI's premium download offering (free
of digital rights management and in a higher-quality bit rate) from
participating retailers. Six Ringo Starr ringtones will also debut on
On the same date, Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing will release the
first-ever career and label-spanning collection of Starr's best solo
recordings, PHOTOGRAPH: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr. To be released
physically in CD and Collector's Edition CD/DVD packages and digitally, the
new collection presents 20 standout Starr tracks, including seven Top 10
Pop hits, released between 1970 and 2005 by Capitol, Atlantic, Mercury,
Boardwalk, Private Music and Koch. The Collector's Edition adds seven never
before released film and video clips on DVD, including original promotional
films for "It Don't Come Easy," "Sentimental Journey" and "Back Off
Boogaloo," among others, and the music video for "Act Naturally" (with Buck
Since beginning his career in the 1960s with The Beatles, Ringo Starr
has been one of the world's brightest musical luminaries. The Grammy
Award-winning drummer, singer and songwriter's top solo recordings to date,
including his string of seven consecutive Top 10 hits, "Photograph,"
"You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine)," "It Don't Come Easy,"
"Back Off Boogaloo," "Oh My My," "Only You (And You Alone)" and "The No-No
Song," were all released under his first solo recording contract with
Capitol/EMI, which spanned 1970 to 1975.
"It's good to be back," said Ringo Starr. "It feels like home, just
like Liverpool 8."
"We're thrilled Ringo's returning to Capitol/EMI -- the place where he
started his solo career -- and delighted he will again be part of EMI's
current roster around the globe," said Ronn Werre, President of EMI Music
Marketing. "EMI is excited and privileged to work with Ringo to bring fans
both his new recordings and his catalog, and we look forward to debuting
his works in the digital format for the first time as well."
Although he was first known around the world as The Beatles' drummer,
throughout more than 45 years as a global entertainment icon, Ringo Starr
has enjoyed a successful and dynamic solo career as a singer, songwriter
and drummer, an active musical collaborator, and as an actor. Drawing
inspiration from classic blues, soul, country and rock 'n' roll, Starr
continues to play an important role in modern music with his solo recording
"Ultimately, what's most impressive about Ringo Starr isn't what he's
been, but rather who he is," says Rolling Stone magazine Contributing
Editor David Wild. "The man's great heart and soul, his wit and wisdom."
Starr's next solo album, titled Liverpool 8, is scheduled for global
release by EMI Music in January 2008, via Capitol/EMI in North America and
Parlophone in the U.K.
For more information, visit Ringo Starr's official Website:http://www.ringostarr.com
EMI Music North America is a part of EMI Group. Its U.S. units include
The Blue Note Label Group, which includes the Angel, Blue Note, EMI
Classics, Manhattan and Narada imprints; The Capitol Music Group, which
includes the Capitol and Virgin imprints; Capitol Nashville; Caroline
Distribution, which includes the Astralwerks, Caroline and Internationally
Known imprints; EMI Christian Music Group; EMI Televisa Music; and Mute.
Its EMI Music Marketing unit comprises catalog marketing, strategic
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