Friday, April 20, 2007

DMGI Announces New Music Acquisitions

"DMGI continues to build its catalog with high quality content from legendary artists, including unreleased, rare, and never-before-heard tracks," said Mitchell Koulouris, Chief Executive Officer of DMGI. "Today's announcement of previously unreleased work by these artists underscores our commitment to acquiring and making available great music to fans and music enthusiasts around the world."

Todd Rundgren/Utopia: The Todd Rundgren and Utopia archive features approximately 2,000 never-before-released live recordings, demos, out-takes, and alternate versions from 1977 to 2000. It also includes a significant array of never-before seen video footage as well. Rundgren, both an accomplished songwriter and producer whose hits "I Saw the Light," "Can We Still Be Friends," "Hello, It's Me," and "Bang the Drum" vaulted him from a cult following to stardom, formed Utopia in the mid-1970s. The archive includes never before seen or heard rare audio and video performances from both Rundgren as a solo artist and Utopia. The first of these previously unreleased audio and video performances will be released in the summer of 2007.

Press Release

Todd to Rock


Rundgren's next venture ... He'll make a CD that is a tribute to 1970s arena-rock, a time he believes was a good one for rock-'n'-roll. "It was the overlap between progressive rock and the stuff AC/DC or Yes might do," he said. "The Mahavishnu Orchestra was selling out arenas in those days. Mostly, it is a case of when I see something not being done, I feel I am more useful if I am filling that gap no one is covering."