Acclaimed Musician, Linzi Stoppard, Named Face of C Music TV

Linzi Stoppard and band mate Ben Lee front C Music satellite television channel...

Online PR News – 13-January-2010 – – linzi stoppard & Ben Lee are the electric rock violin duo fuse and have been announced as the face of C Music TV, the new international classical, film and chillout music-video channel that has its official launch at the Cannes Television Festival.

Linzi Stoppard is one the most acclaimed international string artists around today. Linzi started off as a solo artist and established a high demand for her new and stylish approach to the classical instrument. Linzi soon realised that her ambient / rock arrangements were the way to go so looked to team up with a like minded musician - Ben Lee was the obvious choice…their album is out in April 2010: the repertoire, the progressive sound and the direction never explored before it will surely reposition the instrument as a versatile modern day equivalent to the more popular guitar.

C Music TV, brainchild of the former boss of the UK’s Classic FM TV, takes a refreshingly modern approach to classical, film and chillout music by showing non stop music-videos 24 hours a day and free from advertising breaks. The channel which launched on 4 satellites across Europe and Asia, has already secured paid carriage in India and across 12 European countries including France, Germany, Portugal, most of Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.

C Music TV which has the support of all of the major record labels including Universal, EMI, Warner and Sony/BMG combines contemporary classical music-videos with blissful chillout melodies, popular film themes and short interviews with artists and composers.

C MUSIC TV’s play list ranges from Katherine Jenkins and Il Divo to film soundtracks from The Piano and Gladiator and chillout tracks from Zero 7, Portishead and Sigur Ros. The decision to represent these previously marginalized, yet equally compelling genres is helping C Music TV to fill a large gap in the current global music-channel marketplace.

Commenting on the launch, the Founder and CEO of C Music TV, Julian Rigamonti said, ‘We are delighted to be working together with FUSE to help break down the barriers that restrict access to classical music. The international response to C Music TV has been overwhelming and we are now on track to create a global television platform promoting classical music to new and younger audiences worldwide.’

FUSE recently launched the 'Share a Stage' competition in support of the children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent, giving young musicians the chance to play with them at the UK's Glastonbury Festival this year.

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