AMS-I, Al Bell Team For New Website, Streaming
December 11, 2008 at 10:47 AM (PT)
Former STAX RECORDS owner and MOTOWN president AL BELL is launching a new company, AL BELL PRESENTS, LLC, with the new firm’s initial projects being a website, ALBELLPRESENTS.COM, and the first of several Internet music channels, "AL BELL PRESENTS AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC," both of which were built by AMERICAN MEDIA SERVICES-INTERACTIVE. The new stream features musical selections hand-picked and programmed by BELL, including over two thousand classic tracks from STAX, MOTOWN, PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL, and other labels.
"It is my desire to provide a music experience that has not been enjoyed before," said BELL. "It is my desire through this diverse mixture of music to provide a connection to the past and a life line into the future. I ask all who will listen to help me. Please give me your comments and recommend the music we should be playing. Make this your – our – radio station. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org."
"Mr. BELL came to our offices in CHARLESTON to sit down with me and learn what our capabilities were," said AMS’ ED SEEGER. "I showed him what we had done thus far with THERADIO.COM and our "STAX TRAX' channel, which featured the artists he worked with and the label he ran in MEMPHIS. He then shared with me his vision of the future for music, programming, and sales, and it was a perfect fit with mine, so we came to the conclusion to make it work together. AMSI is proud to work with Mr. AL BELL, an icon of the music industry, and to take this concept into the digital realm. The site is outstanding with its streaming 24 hour music format and the plans for more and more features will make this a must-visit site for anyone who appreciates Soul music. There is a profound change coming -- no, it's already here and quickly growing from analog to digital. The venture between AMERICAN MEDIA SERVICES-INTERACTIVE and Mr. AL BELL will be a front-runner in this new music era."