November 11, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EMI MUSIC MARKETING IS NAMED EXCLUSIVE OFFICIAL MUSIC PARTNER
FOR 2005 LAS VEGAS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
- EMI Music Marketing To Launch New Official Commemorative Record Label,
LAS VEGAS CENTENNIAL RECORDS -
- Las Vegas Centennial Records / EMI To Present Classic Las Vegas Concert CDs, Including The CD Debuts Of Signature Vegas Performances From
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, And Other Top Music Luminaries -
Hollywood, CA - EMI Music Marketing (EMM) is proud to announce its exclusive partnership with the City of Las Vegas as the official music company for 2005's Las Vegas Centennial Celebration. To launch the partnership, EMM has created a new record label imprint, Las Vegas Centennial Records, the official Las Vegas 100th Anniversary label. Beginning April 26, 2005, Las Vegas Centennial Records will present a new series of CDs culling top performances from the city's fabled nightspots, including the CD debut of classic concert albums from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Louis Prima and Keely Smith, plus multiple artist collections boasting previously unreleased Vegas performances by many of music's top luminaries.
Las Vegas Centennial Records will launch on April 26 with the release of eight official Vegas Centennial titles, including the CD debut of two classic concerts: Frank Sinatra: Live From The Golden Nugget and Dean Martin: Live From The Sands. Other April 26 releases include High Rollers!, a new all-star collection of classic Vegas showstoppers by the artists who made them famous, including previously unavailable tracks from Peggy Lee, Nelson Riddle and Sammy Davis, Jr.; Live From Las Vegas (Las Vegas Centennial Celebration), with previously unreleased tracks from Keely Smith, Judy Garland, and Louis Prima; Wayne Newton: Mr. Las Vegas!, including two performances never before released on CD; and Bobby Darin: Live At The Flamingo. Plans for additional Las Vegas Centennial Records releases will soon be announced.
As the exclusive music partner for the Las Vegas Centennial, EMI Music Marketing will actively promote Las Vegas Centennial Records titles in conjunction with several high-profile Centennial Celebration events scheduled to take place throughout 2005. Scheduled events include a Centennial launch party on New Year's Eve, with a fireworks display over the Las Vegas Strip to ring in the city's 100th year, Las Vegas' official 100th Birthday celebration on May 15, featuring the world's largest birthday cake, and a host of concerts and festivities planned for the week of July 4th. Hundreds of other signature events are scheduled throughout the Centennial year, including the rebirth of Las Vegas' historical Helldorado Days rodeo and parades, a 100 weddings extravaganza event, as well as the creation of a Centennial Time Capsule, which will feature signature artists from Las Vegas Centennial Records.
"EMI Music Marketing is proud to join Las Vegas in celebrating the city's 100th year," said Phil Quartararo, President of EMI Music Marketing and Executive Vice President of EMI Music, North America. "We share a rich legacy of music, and with Las Vegas Centennial Records, we look forward to presenting the best Vegas performances from many of the artists who have become synonymous with the city's exciting nightlife."
Said Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, "No great party is complete without the right music, and EMI, home to so many of the timeless artists and performances that have helped to shape and define our city's culture, is a perfect match for the Las Vegas Centennial Celebration. The City of Las Vegas is proud to partner with EMI Music Marketing and Las Vegas Centennial Records as we celebrate 100 years of Vegas magic."
For more information regarding the Las Vegas Centennial celebration, visit www.lasvegas2005.org or call (702) 229-2005.
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