Tuesday, July 20, 2010

NEW RECORDING : Gigatone Signs Rock Icon Todd Rundgren

New Album and myRecordFantasy Event Planned from Legendary Artist

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigatone Entertainment, a next generation entertainment company based in Sacramento and Hollywood announced the signing of famed artist, producer, composer, and digital pioneer Todd Rundgren to its label. Rundgren will be recording a new 15-track album and will invite fans into the studio to participate in the project via Gigatone's myRecordFantasy three-day fantasy camp.

A Wizard, A True Star, the title of Todd Rundgren's 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist, Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music, and has along the way created a body of work that is among the most i ntriguing and impressive in Rock and Roll history.

In addition to writing and recording myriad evergreen hit songs and being universally acknowledged as the godfather of the marriage of music and multimedia, his more than 100 production projects include multi-platinum albums by Cheap Trick, Grand Funk Railroad, Patti Smith, Hall & Oates, XTC, and of course Meat Loaf's seminal game-changer "Bat Out Of Hell."

"Signing such an accomplished superstar as Todd not only thrills us but shows that our new approach towards music creation and its acceptance by artists and fans is changing the market," said Mitchell Koulouris, CEO of Gigatone Entertainment. "Todd is renowned throughout the industry for skills and artistry that put him at a level of the Rock and Roll elite."

Rundgren's new album project will be the subject of a new myRecordFantasy event where he will be in the studio along with fans participating in the studio. Held at The Track Shack Studios in Sacramento, Rundgren will lead a once-in-a-lifetime event for his most devoted fans to see and live the experience of a rock star making a new album. These fans will be the lucky few that not only live it, but also have the opportunity to perform on the album.

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