MCY today announced the signing of legendary rocker Dave Mason to MCY’s subsidiary, Pyramid Music.
Pyramid will create a digital production from a June 2001 Dave Mason Band North American tour performance, which will be released on CD and DVD, as well as distributed through television and secure digital distribution channels.
MCY CEO Bernhard Fritsch said, “We’re proud to help Dave bring his compelling, timeless rock into the digital era. He revolutionized rock-n-roll with Traffic and has been a powerful influence ever since.” Pyramid President Alan Jacobi concurred, adding, “Dave always pushes the limits to give fans an extraordinary experience. This will be one of his most exciting projects to date, delivering a half-decade of new music through all digital audio and video channels.”
Mr. Mason added, “Pyramid’s approach gives artists more creative control, better revenue participation, and access to secure digital distribution. I know Alan and MCY will bring my work to the broadest possible audience.”
Mr. Mason has been an integral part of two of the most influential bands in the history of rock: Traffic and Fleetwood Mac. At age 18, the Worcester, England native co-founded Traffic and soon penned the song “Feelin’ Alright,” a rock-and-roll anthem that has been recorded by well over 300 artists. After leaving Traffic, Mr. Mason pursued a solo career, during which all four albums he released achieved gold status. The singer has also performed on a number of albums including The Rolling Stones’ “Beggar’s Banquet,” George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass,” Paul McCartney’s “Listen To What The Man Said” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland.” In October of 1993, Dave Mason formally joined the legendary group Fleetwood Mac and spent two years touring with them worldwide. Mr. Mason’s lead vocals on classic songs from this period include “Blow By Blow” and “I Wonder Why.”
Dave Mason has been touring with his own band, which has included former Three Dog Night bassist Rich Campbell and Traffic bandmate Jim Capaldi, since 1996. In 2001, The Dave Mason Band, featuring Bobby Scumaci on keyboard and Greg Babcock on drums, will be touring throughout North America.