MI2N
Music Industry News Network
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Band News (more headlines) 06-14-2014

Epic Rights Named Global Licensing Agent For Jefferson Airplane

Bookmark and Share

Growing its roster of top music artists and brands, Epic Rights, a full-service global branding, licensing, and rights management company, has been named global licensing agent for Jefferson Airplane, the band whose unique San Francisco sound defined psychedelic rock and encouraged a generation to "feed your head." The announcement was made today by Dell Furano, CEO of Epic Rights and Bill Thompson, Manager of Jefferson Airplane.

"Jefferson Airplane's music set the tone for the social revolution that occurred throughout the 1960s," said Furano. "Their lyrics were provocative, challenging, political and the music they delivered was hypnotic. Grace Slick, the band's lead singer, defined the new role of women in rock as equal in talent and intellect. The band's album coversˆSurrealistic Pillow, After Bathing At Baxter's, Crown of Creationˆwere amazing works of art that continue to inspire artists, musicians and designers today, and we plan to capture the essence of the band to deliver a unique licensing program reminiscent of that era yet relevant for today's consumers."

"Jefferson Airplane's music continues to reach, impact and influence different generations of fans as the band approaches its 50th Anniversary celebration in 2015," comments Thompson. "We are very excited to embark on a top quality merchandising program with Dell and his team at Epic Rights, and we know we will reach new highs in this next venture."

In representing the Jefferson Airplane brand, Epic Rights will expand on the colorful look and feel of the tie-dye, psychedelic 60s rock brand, incorporating both the band's album art and its rich photographic imagery into a broad range of consumer products and services to be released in conjunction with the bands 50th Anniversary celebration in 2015. The imagery and fantastical array of colors tap into apparel, accessories, home decor, stationery/paper goods, collectibles, gifts and novelty and publishing.

Formed in 1965 by Marty Balin (vocals), Paul Kantner (vocals/rhythm guitar), and Jorma Kaukonen (lead guitar), Jefferson Airplane was the first band to appear in concert at Bill Graham's legendary Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco in February of 1966 and released its first album, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, later that same year. Jack Casady (bass) and Spencer Dryden (drummer) joined in June of 1966, and Grace Slick joined as vocalist in October of 1966. Slick wrote what would become the band's anthem "White Rabbit" for its 1967 album, Surrealistic Pillow, which also featured the hit single, "Somebody to Love." The Surrealistic Pillow album is regarded as one of the key recordings from the era known as the Summer of Love, and both "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit" are listed in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

As pioneers of counter-culture psychedelic rock and the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success, Jefferson Airplane is the only band to hold the distinction of performing at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s--Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969); they also headlined at the inaugural Isle of Wight Festival (1968).

Among its many achievements, Jefferson Airplane were featured on the cover of Life magazine in 1968 and co-headlined with The Doors for a European tour in the summer of 1968. Among the many legendary bands that opened for Jefferson Airplane were Grateful Dead, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, Janis Joplin, Steve Miller, and many others. Jefferson Airplane was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Back To The Roots EP 12"LP

Independent Artist Holds Top 10 Billboard Position At #8

Trump Helps Artist Finish Album

Summer In The City Gets A Little Hotter With Uptempo Pop Romp 'L.A. Nights' From Indie Singer/Songwriter/Producer Ayhan Sahin

MusicDish*China Acts Menage And Ooberfuse To Perform China's MTA Festival

Indie Orlando Artist Craymo Releases Pulse Benefit CD

Vancouver Artist Jordan Waller Announces Debut Single "This Feeling"



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Authors Against Music Piracy: Regional Court Munich Sentences Online Service Uploaded To Pay Damages
» Transform Your MIDI File Into An Acoustic Piano Track
» Seattle Digital Label CIN SEA Music Group Signs Distribution Deal With Affluent Records
» CMRRA Announces YouTube Licensing Agreement For Canada
» TuneIn Announces Partnership With Red Bull Music Academy
» BMG US Names Alex Flores Senior Vice President, Marketing, Commercials, Film & Television
» Bandtango Technology Empowers Broadcasters And Artists To Prevent Exploitation By Performance Rights Organizations
» Canadian Rock Band Menage "Lost In China" Tour
» Jade Alger Brings Mischief, Mystique And The Muse
» CES 2017 Music Contest: Open Call For All Musicians And Artists


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» First Tennessee Hires Andrew Kintz To Lead New Music Industry Banking Group
» Carsick Cars, Chui Wan, Alpine Decline Headline October Tour Of North America
» WANG WEN: Experimental Post-Rock Unit To Release Ninth Studio Album
» TMA Signs CCM Artist John Clark Blackwell To Management
» UK Festival Market Driven By "Super Fans"
» CES 2017 Music Contest: Open Call For All Musicians And Artists
» Victory Records Releases Statement On A Day To Remember Court Case
» Digital Domain Jointly Produces Chris Lee's First VR Music Video With Whaley VR And VS MEDIA
» Andy Ma Named As Warner Music Group's Chief Commercial Officer For Greater China
» Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine's Day) Playlist
» MusicDish*China Acts Menage And Ooberfuse To Perform China's MTA Festival
» 7th Annual Future Music Forum & Sync Summit: Finding The Next Music Industry

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.