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IMPERATIVA RECORDS PRESENTS: “TRAILER MUSIC LIVEâ€? – THE US PREMIERE of an EPIC MULTIMEDIA EVENT

Trailer Music Live June 27th in Santa Monica, CA

Direct From London’s Wembley Grand Hall to Santa Monica’s The Broad Theatre… IMPERATIVA RECORDS PRESENTS:

“TRAILER MUSIC LIVEâ€? – THE US PREMIERE of an EPIC MULTIMEDIA EVENT June 27th in Santa Monica

 Experience Music and Visuals Featured in More Than 2,500 Motion Picture Theatrical Trailers and Television Franchises Including “Lord of the Rings,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Harry Potter,” “Spider-Man,” and more…http://www.trailermusiclive.com/
Santa Monica, CA (May 19, 2009) — We all know the best part of going to the movies is watching the trailers… and the best part of the movie trailers is the music. Imperativa Records presents a first-of-its-kind, multimedia event. Trailer Music Live, will feature music that has been composed, produced and featured in more than 2,500 theatrical trailers including such blockbuster motion picture franchises as ”Lord of the Rings,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,â€? “Harry Potter,â€? “Spider-Man,â€? and many others. This truly unique live concert experience will incorporate video of trailer footage from major motion pictures throughout the evening and simultaneously marry these images with performances from an astonishing array of live musicians on stage. The event will feature more than 100 performers; including singers from the Angeles Chorale, recording artists Immediate, and rock band Globus. For over 15 years, Immediate has been Hollywood’s preeminent producer of original music for major motion picture trailers. Immediate pioneered the broad distribution of “trailer musicâ€? with their recent debut commercial album “Trailerhead.â€? The internationally acclaimed rock music ensemble Globus’s  current hit single, “Orchard of Mines,â€? is currently enjoying over nine consecutive weeks on Billboard Magazine’s “Hot Singles” chart. 

Yoav Goren, Imperativa Records founder and a composer/musician with both Immediate and Globus says, “This event was received with such enthusiasm in London that we felt compelled to bring it to the states. Trailer Music Live is an epic concert event featuring a large orchestra, choir and rock band performing familiar movie music which has never before been heard in a live setting. This event will appeal to movie fans of all ages by bringing our epic trailer music directly from the movie screen to the live stage.”

Tickets are on sale NOW at http://www.trailermusiclive.tix.com/ 

  For more information about the June 27th event, please see: www.imperativarecords.com/concertor visithttp://www.trailermusiclive.com/
 
#   #   # More on the participants:The rock group Globus will be performing several trailer inspired tracks from its acclaimed album “Epiconâ€? during the June 27th event. Previously, Globus performed a major concert last summer at London’s Wembley Grand Hall. Globus’ current hit single, “Orchard of Mines,â€? is currently enjoying over nine weeks on Billboard’s Hot Singles charts and is currently listed as #8 on NMW’s Top 40 Radio Airplay List .  The recording artist Immediate’s recently debuted release “Trailerhead” contains 15 epic tracks, each of which presents a highly emotional experience. The tracks mix orchestra with hard hitting electronics and formidable grooves, along with massive, sweeping and memorable choral melodies. Performed by a 100 piece orchestra and 70 member choir, “Trailerheadâ€? features some of the most rousing, powerful, and talked about trailer music which has been heard in movie theaters all over the world. The Angeles Chorale is a world-class, large choral ensemble based in Los Angeles, and has presented the choral masterworks for more than a third of a century. The chorale has appeared as guest artist with the area’s leading orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony, the Pasadena Pops, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the California Philharmonic and the Glendale Symphony Orchestra, and has also made numerous appearances with the American Youth Symphony.
Angeles Chorale voices are also often heard in movie theaters around the world, having recorded large numbers of choral backgrounds and effects used in feature film trailers and television advertisements. 

3 Doors Down, Staind, Plain White T’s and Black Tide Producer Johnny K Thrilled By Producer of the Year Grammy Nomination

“JOHNNY K.” NOMINATED FOR COVETED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR GRAMMY

For His Recent Work With 3 Doors Down, Staind, Plain White T’s and Black Tide

Producer Thrilled by Accolades

Los Angeles, CA (December 22, 2008) – Producer of hit musical groups including 3 Doors Down, Staind, Plain White T’s, Disturbed, Finger Eleven and Black Tide, Johnny K. has been nominated as Producer of the Year at the upcoming 51st Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony to be held in Los Angeles.

Chicago’s own Johnny K., (his actual name is Johnny Karkazis) is nominated in Grammy Category 93 for Producer Of  The Year, Non-Classical, which is A Producer’s Award for recordings released during the Eligibility Year October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008. Johnny K’.s body of work for the award includes: Johnny Karkazis (Johnny K – Producer) (Artists names appear in parentheses.) - Big Bad World (Plain White T’s – Hollywood Records) (A); The Illusion Of Progress (Staind – Atlantic) (A); Light From Above (Black Tide – Interscope) (A) and 3 Doors Down (3 Doors Down – Universal) (A).Regarding the nomination, Johnny K. noted, “I am so excited to be nominated by my peers for the most prestigious award a record producer can receive. I’m honored to be in such great company with my fellow nominees.â€?

BK Entertainment Group founder and President Bennett Kaufman added, “Johnny K. is one of the most gifted and passionate producers I have the pleasure to have worked with. His genuine care for the Artist’s and their individuality, shines through in each record he makes. His track record of producing multiple records for Artist’s speaks volumes.â€?Best known for his production with Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Finger Eleven, and Plain White T’s, Johnny has also worked with many other great bands such as , Simple Plan, Avenged Sevenfold, Drowning Pool and Kill Hannah. Records produced by Johnny K have sold in excess of ten million copies in the US alone which includes 7 Gold and 4 Platinum awards. Johnny also owns Groovemaster Studios in Chicago where he has produced many of his hit records. Groovemaster offers world class studios featuring SSL and Vintage Neve consoles. The studio boasts state-of-the-art recording spaces an extensive microphone collection, instruments, amps, and outstanding outboard gear (http://www.myspace.com/groovemasterstudios ).

Johnny K. is represented by the LA based entertainment concern, The BK Entertainment Group. Headed by music industry veteran Bennett Kaufman, BKEG specializes in managing the careers of Record Producers, Mixers, Songwriters, and Recording Engineers. BKEG also operates a Music Licensing Division for the TV, Film, and Advertising communities and consults various entertainment based companies.

GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 17 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm Deloitte by Jan. 14, 2009, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the telecast. The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 8, 2009, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Please visit http://www.bkentertainmentgroup.com/ for additional information.

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Media Contact: Craig Melone | 310-341-3201 or Handsonpr@aol.com

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