EMI Production Music has teamed up with Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy to create an album of new music in support of the specialist charity.
The album Light Lifestyle brings together 19 compositions composed by a one-off combination of EMI PM composers and music therapists working for the Nordoff Robbins charity itself.
EMI Production Music, a division of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, creates music for use in media, including film, TV and radio. A significant portion of royalties from the upcoming album, which will be released on the company’s flagship label KPM, will go to Nordoff Robbins.
EMI Production Music global director Alex Black said: “We wanted to support the excellent work Nordoff Robbins does and the idea to create an album with their music therapists just seemed like the most logical way to get involved.”
Nordoff Robbins regional manager, south London and the South East, Lindsay McHale, who suggested the idea of involving some of the charity’s own music therapists, said: “I suggested it could be a nice platform to demonstrate that music therapists are very skilled musicians, despite the sometimes misguided notion that we just play tambourines or play people whale music, and we could try getting a few therapists together to see if we could write and perform some tracks for the album.”
The album, which is available now, was recorded at Livingstone Studios in North London and produced by David Fuller, a consultant senior producer at EMI Production Music.