17th February 2017
Ricky Valance sings "Welcome Home" to the RAF
Ricky Valance was the First Welsh National to have a UK Number One chart hit. He dedicates his last recording before retirement to The Royal Air Force where he started his working life in service of his country.
Ricky’s performance of ‘Welcome Home’ is dedicated to the men & women of all nations who have served and are serving with the RAF. Often forgotten in recent times, the RAF operates ‘sorties’ day and night in defence of the UK and its allies.
Watch the video here https://youtu.be/nN-JRclmQcM
Donations can be made directly to the charity via Ricky's My Donate page www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rickyvalance1 - Two RAF charities are to benefit, the RAF Association, which provides welfare support to the RAF family, from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran and The Royal Air Force Museum in North West London, which will be celebrating 100 Years of the RAF in 2018.
Ricky Valance was born on the 10th April 1936. He is best known for the Number One single ‘Tell Laura I love Her’, which sold over a million copies in 1960. He started his musical career after leaving the Royal Air Force. Further singles included ‘Movin' Away’, ‘Jimmy's Girl’ and ‘Six Boys’. ‘Jimmy’s Girl’ sold over 100,000 records and ‘Moving Away’ made it to number one in Australia and Scandinavia. ‘Tell Laura’ is the tragic story of a boy called Tommy and his love for a girl called Laura. It’s a sad rock ballad which has immortalised Ricky in the music history books.
Ricky will be supporting his campaign with radio, press and TV interviews, sharing the story of his active service overseas for the RAF in the 1950's and his 55 years in the music industry together with details of his new record and video which was filmed at RAF Hendon.
Listen to Welcome Home Here http://fave.co/2leeiNP
One Media is pleased to announce that it has registered Men & Motors as a limited company owned 100% by the Group. Until now Men & Motors has been a division of One Media iP Ltd. The creation of the subsidiary is in anticipation of escalating the Men & Motors brand. It will remain a dormant company within the Group until the Group announces trading activity. Commenting, Michael Infante Chairman and CEO said, "We have invested a further £25,000 recently in creating and revamping the brand to create a new TV format and film trailer and are actively seeking broadcast and merchandising partners for this classic brand. We have circa 70,000 subscribers to the Men & Motors 'YouTube' site and are receiving approximately 500,000 views weekly. Men & Motors will not go head to head with Top Gear or The Grand Tour, it is an entirely new format targeted at younger drivers but maintaining that edge that you would expect from the iconic Men & Motors brand".
About Men & Motors
Launched in 1996 as a joint venture between Granada and ITV, Men & Motors grew to be one of the UK's most popular and celebrated channels. Broadcasting motoring content on satellite and cable television for 14 years, gaining a daily audience exceeding 350,000, peaking at over 700,000. The channel helped launch the careers of Richard Hammond, John Inverdale, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kelly Brook and Katie Price to name just a few and featured shows such as 'Two Wheels Extra', 'The Motor Show', 'Model Motors', 'Classic Motors', 'Car File', 'Four Wheels', 'Trucks', 'Kits'n'Cruisin', 'Concept Cars', 'The 100 Most Popular Cars Ever', 'Dream Deals' and 'Motor Week'. Shane Lynch even appeared on the channel, presenting his own show 'Shane's World'. After 14 Years on screen ITV's focus changed to their own brand and in 2010 Men & Motors gave way to a ITV HD channel. In 2012 Men & Motors was bought by One Media iP and in 2013 the brand launched on YouTube. The channel now boasts over 6,500 motoring videos achieving 50,000,000 all time views, and 500,000 weekly views with 70,000 subscribers. The Men & Motors video library forms one of the most comprehensive automotive archives from this period and has been painstakingly digitised to ensure fans can continue to enjoy it in this digital age. A new TV format has now been devised targeting 18 to 34 year olds presented by a whole new team including lead hosts, Shane Lynch and Torrie Campbell. See www.menandmotors.com for more information.
One Media iP Group Plc is pleased to announce that it has renewed the exclusive rights to the MD Production music catalogue. The MD catalogue comprises over 1,000 original recordings from the 1960s to the 1980s. With performances from artists such as Don Fardon, The Cockerel Chorus, Dando Shaft, Gill Scott-Heron, Greyhound, Roy Harper, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Kenny and Python Lee Jackson to name just a few. The tracks have been marketed exclusively by One Media since 2007 on a royalty-sharing basis. MD Productions has been a long-term music provider and has received three advances and on-going royalties from One Media throughout the term. One Media is pleased to report that it has always fully recouped its advances throughout the relationship.
MD Productions is headed by Miki Dallon a well-known songwriter and record producer from the 60s and 70s who also had his own performing career from the late 50s to the mid 60s. As a songwriter and producer he scored with The Sorrows 'Take a Heart' and Neil Christian 'That's Nice', the songs were also major hits by a variety of artists in most European territories. Miki undertook further independent production work for many Major labels throughout the 70s and 80s, having previously run the Strike and Young Blood labels as outlets for his productions through the 60s and 70s. Back in 1958 Miki began his music career as a rock'n'roll pianist with Vince Taylor and Marty Wilde. He followed up with his own group the Medallions appearing on TV shows like 6.5 Special, before teaming up with Mickie Most as a group The Minute Men in 1964.
Commenting on the deal, Michael Infante Chairman and CEO said "We have represented the exclusive digital rights for over 10 years and we very much look forward to continuing with this great catalogue of rights. Miki's insight and passion for business is the same now as it was 50 years ago, he is a legend."
Point Classic, our classical music library of over 4000 classical recordings is much more than just a record collection, it is also a very proactive sales tool for which we will shortly be launching a new dedicated website. The library is used daily by music supervisors, who take advantage of our intuitive search tools and competitive pricing schedules. âOur music is registered with the Library of Congress in the USA and clearance for synchronization usage is usually immediate. Success for the Point Classics content has been increasing and our music has been used in many acclaimed tv shows and films worldwide.
Recent placements include great shows such as:
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Right now we are working on bringing a host of new classics to the library. Maybe it's also time for the Point Classics Orchestra to be formed and take it on the road! More on this in 2017.
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Our bestest friend Dave Cash died a week ago, aged 74. Dave was the voice behind all of One Media's corporate videos. He spent hundreds of hours with us making the Dave Cash Collection, a selection of music (the largest choice ever by a British DJ) for digital distribution. Dave became a great mate to us and when he married Sara we knew he had found real happiness. Our heart felt sympathies go to Sara and Mr Beesley. Dave needs no introduction or farewell from us and in his immortal words "he will be back after this short break", "Groovy Baby". We will really miss him, but his voice will live on... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piyTVBiS1KM
One Media iP with its newly formatted Men and Motors show, will be attending MipCom in Cannes, France 16th October to the 20th October.
MIPCOM is the year’s most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms.
Every October, the industry’s major players converge in Cannes to turn every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals, from blockbuster programming to groundbreaking partnerships.
The Sales Pitch for the New M&M Show
Men & Motors, the seminal TV show will be celebrating its 21st birthday next year. The show that launched the career of Richard Hammond is back with a brand new TV show and format. 2017 will see this iconic brand launch a youth orientated entertainment show with cars, games, gadgets and music targeted at an audience aged 18 to 34.
From the Director of “Big Brother”, “Love Island” and “I’m a Celeb…” the presenting team, fronted by Shane Lynch (Boyzone) and Torie Campbell (One Second in F1) will play outrageous car games, demystify the latest tech, create romance and heartache in a car dating game, whilst taking no prisoners out on the road as they test what’s 'in’ or ‘out’. If you cross “Top Gear”, “Robot Wars”, “The Gadget Show” and “Take Me Out”, you still will not have scratched the surface. Our own in-house Physicist makes Vorderman look like a dumb-ass and our version of “Four Poofs and a Piano”, ‘Bloxed Beats’ serve up the cool urban musical intros. Stunt driver Mauro Calo delivers the on and off road action, as well as pizza. With a heritage of over 3000 shows of archive content spanning the first twenty years as broadcast on Granada/ITV, this is a new entertainment show centred around its brand, cars, carnage, technology and even love, all delivered from our mobile studio rig, that will be located wherever the action is.
One Media iP Group Plc is pleased to announce it has completed the filming of a video pilot for a new Men & Motors series to be pitched to all major broadcasters both in the UK and on the international broadcast market.
The 22-minute pilot is being edited at Pinewood Studio. Filming for the pilot has taken place over the summer at well-known British locations with an exciting climax filmed at Brand Hatch. The show is hosted by Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and Mercedes’s corporate and CNBS’s FI presenter Torie Campbell. The format of the new show is targeted at ‘late teens to thirty cools’.
The new format, which will be a first for a motoring show, features music, in-car technology, car tests, a dating game, a destruction game, teen sport challenges, virtual car reality and high-octane fun. The supporting presenters feature Bloxed Beats, a ‘beat box’ singing combo, a well-known film stunt driver and our very own Phd physicist for the technical analysis on in car development and virtual gaming challenges.
The show will not go head-to-head with current motoring shows but will create a new motoring entertainment genre. Directed by Danny Tate (Big Brother) and hosted on the Monster Energy drinks mobile rig the new Men & Motors show will be in a class all of its own. Pitching to broadcasters will start in September 2016 and the format will be further pitched at MipCom in Cannes, France in October 2016 for international licensing opportunities.
Michael Infante CEO & Chairman and said:-
“We have tested the brand on YouTube and have been delighted at the level of interest in seeing the brand being re-launched. We intend to pitch to broadcast partners and will confirm a production company to deliver the show once a new broadcast platform has been established. Having been involved in the making of the pilot I am excited at the enthusiasm and energy that the newly formatted show will demonstrate. Shane & Torie and their co-hosts, have a TV broadcast chemistry and professionalism that really makes this a whole new motoring TV format. It’s a blast. We have thrown away the rulebook and rewritten the way that our intended target audience will reconnect with cars, trains, planes, boats and high-tech ‘stuff’. A boy’s toys special that girls will love. We have a horde of games and the latest in-car and gaming technology
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