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Brian Island - Melodic AOR Podcast


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If you are not familiar with Brian Island he is a fantastic AOR musician that got lost in the shuffle in 1989. He was a member of the band Prototype who had a handful of hit songs in the early 1980's. He also worked with QWest, White Wolf and early Boulevard, and Sting. I did a profile of his 1989 release on my podcast with a lot of people tuning in. It is a really interesting story. Self Produced, financed and promoted not a single label picked up the album. He sold the album directly to a record chain (Like HMV) called A&A records. The album was a huge success for an independent artist with the song "when you lose your love" staying on the charts for 5 solid months. When A&A went bankrupt a few months later, he couldn't get back on the radio with no sales. His amazing production and song writing skills have finally come to fruition with an official label release tentative in 2021. Finding the original CD is almost impossible. Stay tuned! Really cool story. Enjoy. 

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