FORTHCOMING ALBUM, “ON WITH THE SHOW,” FEATURES 11 RECENT TRACKS, 8 CO-WRITTEN BY LAMBERT
The much-discussed new single, “Want” by Adam Lambert will be available on iTunes beginning June 23rd, 2009. The song comes from a full album entitled On With The Show, which will be released by Hi Fi Recordings/Wilshire Records this summer. The vast majority of songs on the album were co-written by Lambert, in fact; eight tracks of the forthcoming eleven song album were co-written by the artist. “Want” was produced by Malcolm Welsford with additional production by Mark Endert (Maroon 5, The Fray, Fiona Apple).
On With The Show is drenched in Lambert’s signature sound and style. It is part of the more than two albums’ worth of material he recorded with production and publishing company Wilshire Records over the course of their three year relationship. Before any other major entity, producer Malcolm Welsford and his independent label, Wilshire, recognized Lambert’s musical gift and nurtured and supported his development. Both in the studio and as a writer, Adam honed his craft with the help of the producers, who also wholeheartedly encouraged Lambert to pursue his Idol opportunity.
Adam’s success on the show allowed America to see what Wilshire Records always believed – his meteoric rise to prominence was no fluke, it came from years of hard work and talent.
Partner label, Hi Fi Recordings, also an independent label and home to Idol alumn Melinda Doolittle, Smashmouth, Todd Rundgren. Dionne Warwick, and Donny & Marie (Osmond), is known for their unconventional and artist-friendly partnerships and profit splits. On With The Show is the first release in an overall deal between Wilshire and Hi Fi to develop other Wilshire artists and collaborate on new releases.
The decision to release On With The Show was made after the Hi Fi team heard and was blown away by the quality of the material.
Hi Fi Recordings CEO John Hecker, who in addition to artists listed above previously signed Avril Lavigne, Spacehog and Marvelous 3, states, “As fans of Adam’s work ourselves, it is a top priority to us that Adam shares in the success of this music. Hands down, “Want” is one of the biggest radio smashes I have heard in a long time and the album will contain more of the same. We’re thrilled to see that fans on message boards across the internet overwhelmingly agree that the song is a hit with them. As a prelude to Adam’s Fall album, we’re thrilled to be able to share the music of “ON WITH THE SHOW,” which Wilshire Records put so much time into developing with the artist.”
Hi Fi President and music publishing veteran, John Titta will also be heavily involved in all aspects of the album, from all creative decisions concerning the repertoire to the licensing of the masters and copyrights.
“Want” can be heard at www.hifirecordings.com
ABOUT HI FI RECORDINGS – Hi Fi Recordings and Fi Hi Music Publishing were established in 1995 as joint ventures with major record labels and publishing companies. The recording joint ventures have been with Elektra Records, Arista Records, and Virgin Records. Hi Fi Recordings has enjoyed hit singles and albums with several artists including Spacehog, Marvelous 3, Isyss and Avril Lavigne (who thus far has had combined sales of over 32,000,000 units on her first 3 albums).Today, Hi Fi Recordings operates as the record label affiliated with MPCA. Hi Fi Recordings has released new albums by a roster of artists including Melinda Doolittle, Smashmouth, Todd Rundgren, Donny & Marie (Osmond) and as well as one-off projects by collaborating artists and compilation projects commissioned by retailers and distributors. Hi Fi is actively signing artists with whom the label will work moving forward.
ABOUT WILSHIRE RECORDS – Wilshire Records is a Los Angeles based production company whose roster consists of world class songwriters, producers, musicians and industry professionals. The company excels at recognizing and developing new talent, as evidenced by their partnership with Adam Lambert, who recently rose to prominence via the exposure of one of America’s most watched television franchises. Wilshire specializes in pairing complimentary artists, writers and producers with one another to create viable new music.