(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Don Kirshner, legendary music publisher, producer and television host, has plans to return to the entertainment business with the launch of a new Internet TV channel to deliver high quality radio and audio/video content globally.
"The Internet can be the biggest entertainment distribution network in the world," said Kirshner. "This time, I'm going global."
"There's a big demand for nostalgic music among Boomers and there's also a new generation of singers, songwriters and bands who are looking for an opportunity to showcase their work," said Gregory Paige, president of Kirshner International, Inc. "Tuning into what the public wants has always been the key to his success. The Internet's technology is now capable of delivering the high quality audio/video we've been waiting for."
Kirshner has always capitalized on trends and technologies. His "firsts" include the first simulcast, first VH1/MTV-style music video, The Monkees, The Archies and The Harlem Globetrotters TV programs, which successfully used the shows to sell the music, and his long running Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, which aired on ABC-TV, Sunday nights 1973-81.
As a music publisher, among his hits are: You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling, Sugar-Sugar, Up on the Roof, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, I'm a Believer, Dream Lover, On Broadway and hundreds more.
"After a year of quietly developing our business plan and creative ideas, we're getting ready to roll out Don's newest thinking and implement the delivery of quality entertainment online," said Paige. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner