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Spotlight Music Series at Target Stores

March 7, 2007
Starshine Magazine

Target has long been known as an innovative company whose primary goal is to meet the ongoing needs of their valued “guests.” To that end, Target has formed a strategic alliance with 180 Music to create an exclusive line of adult contemporary music called The Spotlight Music Series. Fifteen exclusive albums in this new series will be hitting store shelves in all 1,449 Target stores nationwide beginning February 25th. The one-of-a-kind albums can be found in “Spotlight End-caps” for .99 each and on target.com

“Part of 180 Music’s mission is to help bring back a sense of discovery to music,” commented 180 Music founder and CEO Jim Brandmeier. “We’re striving to ‘think different’ and create music with a personal touch versus compilations with a corporate stamp. It’s our intent to ‘do a 180’ and get back to music. We are honored to work with Target to present this unique program of ‘Great Artists and Unexpected Music’ through The Spotlight Music Series.”

The Spotlight Music Series from 180 Music will offer Target guests what promises to be some of the best music releases in 2007. Three separate lines were introduced in February under The Spotlight Music Series banner: Features, Influences, and Red Mix.

The series will feature songs by Elton John, David Cassidy, Kenny Loggins, Kenny Chesney, Cyndi Lauper, Sarah McLachlan, James Blunt & many more.

The “Spotlight is on” a variety of legendary and special artists in this series developed by 180 Music exclusively for Target. Several brand new CD releases will become available at Target in late February including:

New Music from an Old Friend Singer Songwriter Legends
Produced by the illustrious Phil Ramone, this album features some of the most prolific singer songwriters of our time including Carole King, Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Richard Marx, and many others. Each artist has recorded two new tracks; a remake of one of their signature songs, plus a brand new song reflecting their artistry today. The songs are fresh and new under the creative genius of Phil Ramone and poignantly reflect the beauty of their artistry – making New Music from an Old Friend a timeless treasure.

Music has the power to inspire, influence and impress. Now, the Influences series gives Target guests the chance to listen to songs that have done just that for some of their favorite artists. This collection of albums has been compiled by some of today’s most popular performers, highlighting the songs and artists that had a significant impact on their own singing/songwriting career. Sarah McLachlan, Dave Matthews Band, Wynonna, Avril Lavigne, Joss Stone, Jamie Cullum and Jason Mraz have each handpicked an albums worth of songs that they have a strong connection to. Each CD contains liner notes written by the artist about why they chose their particular selections and gives personal insights into the song’s impact on their development as a musician.

With the Red Mix series, 180 Music has put together five fantastic compilation CD’s including: Singer Songwriters, Nashville Now, Women of Song, and Contemporary Crooners. These releases feature albums made up entirely of hit tracks from major established artists such as: Elton John, Kenny Chesney, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Ryan Adams, James Blunt, Elvis Costello, Anna Nalick, Rufus Wainwright, and many others. Classic Bob Marley and the Wailers is being released around the 30th Anniversary of Marley’s classic album Exodus. It features rare recordings from Marley’s estate that have not been widely circulated.

For more information on The Spotlight Music Series go to http://www.180music.com/ or visit your local Target store http://www.target.com/