|Story Joins Growing List of Artists to Join DMI, Citing Greater Creative Control, Optimized Distribution and Promotion, and Increased Royalties|
Digital Musicworks International, Inc. (DMI) announced today the signing of solo pianist Liz Story. The three-time Grammy nominee will deliver her first album for the world's first all-digital, full-service music label in the spring of 2005.
"We're privileged to be working with Liz Story," said Mitchell Koulouris, CEO of DMI. "She is an exceptional musician and songwriter who is respected and admired by artists and fans around the world. Her upcoming DMI release is sure to break new ground and we look forward to her taking advantage of the greater creative control afforded by DMI's business model."
Story Joins Growing List of DMI Artists
Liz Story joins DMI after recording a number of best-selling, critically acclaimed albums for Windham Hill and RCA Records. Those releases highlighted her classical piano background, fused with a wide range of styles embracing jazz, folk, pop and impressionistic music. She joins an exciting and growing list of artists who have already signed with DMI, including rock/pop icon Dwight Twilley, Seattle-based rock band redlightmusic (fronted by former guitarist/songwriter of the multi-platinum selling band Candlebox) and instrumental jazz guitarist extraordinaire Lino. In addition, DMI's roster also includes Swedish electronica artist Bassic (who is one of the most downloaded artists on the Internet), songwriter/vocalist Michael Ware, singer/songwriter Larisa Bryski, and electronica artists Diego Massanti, Silverkinetic, Mike Andrews, Digitalism and FIN.
"I feel genuinely excited about working with the people at DMI," said Liz Story. "They have an intelligence, enthusiasm and energy that have been missing from the music business for some time. I am also looking forward to working with the digital download format to deliver more music when I want to, and how I want to."
Strong Radio and Music Industry Support Expected
DMI expects strong support from radio programmers who have championed Liz Story's music in recent years. This support, coupled with the full-service promotion and marketing efforts DMI will place behind Story, provides the foundation for a strong partnership.
"In the glut of solo pianists that followed in the wake of George Winston, Liz Story has remained both emotionally complex and harmonically austere," says John Diliberto, producer/host of the nationally syndicated radio program, "Echoes."
Founded in 2004, Digital Musicworks International, Inc. (DMI) is a next-generation music label focused on delivering significantly more value to the artist community by building upon and embracing the digital download format.