Danny Wright Acquires Best-Selling Piano Music Catalog from Moulon D’Or, Announces Intensive Album Release Schedule and Celebratory Concerts

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Solo pianist Danny Wright announces the immediate re-release of his most popular albums in both physical and digital format, with more to come in 2013. The new offerings, from his WH Sound Studios, are re-mastered and re-packaged with retrospective liner notes and carefully-selected bonus tracks. The artist plans to celebrate his 25th year as a composer and recording artist with public performances in many cities, and a variety of compilations and promotions.

Top 10, Best-Selling PIano Music by Danny Wright

Black & White: The 25th Anniversary Edition by Danny Wright

I’ve been striving to purchase the Moulon D’Or catalog for over 10 years, not just as a professional musician, but as an artist who truly wants to give his loving fans what they want.

Top solo pianist Danny Wright's music has never sounded sweeter. While one hears many tales of woe from musicians who can’t sell their music because the master recordings are unavailable, that is no longer the case for Wright and his thousands of loyal fans. Today, Wright -- a best-selling piano musician -- officially announces the immediate re-release of some of his most popular albums, in both physical and digital format, with the remainder to be made available in 2013. The albums, including his Christmas titles, are being re-designed, re-mastered and re-packaged in stylish digi-paks with retrospective liner notes and carefully-selected bonus tracks; a creative line of themed digital compilations is also underway. CPI Inc. and BFM Digital play key roles in the rollout, with CPI distributing physical CDs to brick-and-mortar and BFM servicing worldwide digital outlets.

Wright, who is a Steinway Piano artist, offers some insight on the new development, saying “I’ve been striving to purchase the Moulon D’Or catalog for over 10 years, not just as a professional musician, but as an artist who truly wants to give his loving fans what they want. For years, people have asked where they can get a new copy of this cassette tape or that CD they’d lost or, literally, worn out! I’m so pleased to now be able to say, here it is on CD, on iTunes or anywhere else you’d like it. And I’m immensely grateful to the people who helped to make this dream finally come true.”

Beginning in October, Wright will roll out several new albums per month for physical distribution, and many of the catalog titles are currently available in digital format online. Wright is also refreshing the catalog by releasing new digital compilations he curates alongside A&R music veteran Rod Linnum of BFM. The initial one, Danny Wright – The Essential Collection, includes 15 tracks and is scheduled for October 9th, to be followed by the tentatively-titled Home For Christmas in November, and three titles in December -- a 20-track Broadway album named Wright On Broadway, a 20-track collection of all Academy Award®-winning or nominated songs, and an as-yet- untitled 20-track all-Classical collection -- all leading up to a special Valentine’s Day offering to be released in January. Wright says "many of the compilations will include one previously-unreleased track per title, just to add that 'little extra something' to each compilation."

The first three of Wright’s ten most popular piano albums scheduled for October availability in retail book and music stores as newly-packaged CDs are Black & White: The 25th Anniversary Edition, Phantasys, and Just Wright for Christmas, to be followed by Autumn Dreams, Black & White 2, and Christmas by Candlelight in November, and in early December: Merry Christmas, Curtain Call, Shadows, and Remembering Christmas. A release schedule for the remaining balance of Moulon D’Or titles will be announced in late 2012.

Digital album releases currently available online include Remembering Christmas, Merry Christmas, Christmas By Candlelight, Just Wright For Christmas, Black & White, Black & White II, Phantasys, Autumn Dreams, Black & White: The Classics, and Heart 2 Heart, which is Wright’s most recent all-original album of 33 tracks inspired by the true life and love stories of his fans, including the viral favorite “Victoria’s Hope,” a song he was commissioned to write for breast cancer awareness.

Coinciding with this monumental catalog acquisition achievement is Wright’s 25th year as a composer and recording artist, which he’ll celebrate with concerts in many cities under the moniker Beyond Black & White: Danny Wright Celebrates 25 Years of Piano. With concerts in Las Vegas, NV and Ft. Worth, TX already complete, the next date is at Cape May, NJ’s Convention Hall on October 5, 2012. Wright is in the process of booking additional concerts and promotions for 2013, which can be followed on his Facebook fan page.

Over the years, Wright’s repertoire has encompassed Classical, Broadway, New Age Instrumental, Solo Piano, Easy Listening, Christian, Adult Contemporary, and solo piano music. His Black & White albums are a fixture Amazon’s list of the Top 50 Pop/Adult Contemporary bestsellers. In the New Age genre, Wright has twice been named by Billboard Magazine as a Top 10 artist in his genre, with three of his albums ranking in Billboard's Top 10 New Age Albums for three consecutive years.

As a Steinway and PianoDisc artist, Wright embraces solo piano, often appealing to fans of fellow contemporaries Tom Barabas, George Winston, Dave Grusin, David Lanz, Richard Clayderman, Jim Brickman and Barbra Streisand. In fact, Wright says he is a lifelong fan of Streisand’s music and offers a medley of her hits on his first album in the famous Black & White series.

Danny Wright’s music is available for purchase via iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and at fine music stores everywhere beginning in October 2012. CPI Inc. handles physical distribution to mainstream retails and Amazon, while BFM Digital markets digital versions to online music stores and co-creates new digital compilations. TSI, of Valencia, CA handles physical manufacturing and duplication. Physical and digital review copies available by request to publicist Beth Hilton at The B Company.

Links:
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/danny-wright/id27293593
Official Artist Website: http://www.dannywright.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DannyWrightFanPage

About Danny Wright:
Danny Wright is an international concert pianist who has sold over 6 million albums since his debut in 1986. Wright’s talent stems from musical training from age 4, studying with some of the best piano instructors in the world. He has been named twice by Billboard Magazine as a Top 10 artist in his genre, with three of his albums in Billboard's Top 10 New Age Albums for three consecutive years. He currently resides with his family in Las Vegas, NV.

About BFM Digital, Inc.:
BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. Representing a diverse catalog of indie labels, artists and publishers, BFM distributes to all of the major music services including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube, Google Music, Beatport, Rhapsody, Zune, eMusic, and many more. With an unparalleled commitment to personalized service, BFM works closely with their content providers from around the world to ensure maximum exposure of their catalog by customizing marketing efforts and building strong relationships with BFM's digital store partners. For more information, please visit: http://www.bfmdigital.com

About CPI:
Clay Pasternack Inc. (CPI) is a music industry consulting firm based in Cleveland, Ohio along with its subsidiary entity CPI Distribution. CPI consults independent labels and artists, represents distribution companies for national account sales, and is also involved with manufacturing, fulfillment, & CD reissues. The company founder, Clay Pasternack, is a veteran of over 40 years in the independent music industry, and has held various positions in independent distribution and record labels. Those entities include Best & Gold Dist. (1966-1973), Action Music (1973-1994), and MS Distributing Co. (1994-1999). CPI was created in 2000 to maximize the various business opportunities available working with independent artists, record labels, distributors, on-line entities and CD replicators. (cpidistribution.com)

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