BMG收購了Buena Vista Social Club的唱片公司World Circuit

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  • BMG收購了Buena Vista Social Club的唱片公司World Circuit

    ◎BMG收購了獨立世界音樂廠牌World Circuit,這是Buena Vista Social Club、Ali Farka Touré和Orchestra Baobab的唱片公司,該公司的Nick Gold將加入BMG負責開發新計畫。許多新發行和重新發行的計劃已經在進行中。

    ◎曾獲得葛萊美獎的Buena Vista Social Club擁有史上最成功的世界音樂專輯,銷量達數百萬張。而World Circuit這家總部位於英國的唱片公司則是專門經營來自古巴和西非的音樂。該公司的目錄還包括Ali Farka Touré and Ry Cooder獲得1994年葛萊美獎的專輯《Talking Timbuktu》、Orchestra Baobab和Oumou Sangare的首張國際發行專輯、以及Buena Vista Social Club成員的個人專輯,包括Ibrahim Ferrer、Ruben Gonzalez和Omara Portuondo。World Circuit最近簽下並開發了馬利的音樂人Fatoumata Diawara和剛果的樂團Mbongwana Star。


    BMG has acquired independent world music label, World Circuit, home to Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Touré and Orchestra Baobab. The label's Nick Gold will join BMG to develop new projects.

    Grammy winning Buena Vista Social Club has the most successful world music album of all time with sales in the multi-millions. The UK-based record company specializes in music from Cuba and West Africa.

    The catalog also includes Ali Farka Touré and Ry Cooder's Grammy winning Talking Timbuktu (1994), the international debuts by Orchestra Baobab and Oumou Sangare and solo albums from BVSC members including Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzalez and Omara Portuondo. World Circuit recently signed and developed Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara and Congolese band Mbongwana Star.

    Plans are already well underway for a number of new releases and reissues.

    BMG EVP Global Catalogue Recordings Peter Stack said, "World Circuit has been a pioneer in recording and marketing outstanding artists and collaborations from around the world. We are absolutely delighted to welcome World Circuit to BMG and excited to be working with Nick Gold, one of the most inspirational figures in world music. We look forward to continuing and developing the work of this amazing label."

    Nick Gold said, "BMG's respect for Artists and Writers, their vision of the future and the opportunities that lay ahead make it a natural and exciting home for World Circuit. Having been lucky enough to have worked with such amazing musicians and being a part of such timeless recordings, I'm now looking forward to the next chapter in the World Circuit story".