Former Danity Kane and Diddy’s Dirty Money singer/songwriter, Dawn Richard, announced today that she inked a deal with Altavoz Distribution. Home to a diverse family of artists and special entertainment projects – this year, Altavoz manufactured and distributed a charity album featuring renowned artists such as Alanis Morissette, Arrested Development and Maroon 5 – Dawn joins the roster to release Goldenheart, the first of her three part musical trilogy. As part of the deal, Altavoz Distribution will aid in the physical distribution of the record slated to drop January 15, 2013.
Already receiving praise for her #1 EP, Armor On – released previously this year – Dawn has become a leading voice in New Age R&B. Two records released from Goldenheart, “Pretty Wicked Things” and the 80’s inspired lead single, “’86” have critics and fans alike patiently waiting for Richard’s debut LP. Interview Magazine described the lead single as a “full-package proclamation to which [Dawn] demands the walls be broken down before the battle commences.”
“It’s a movement we are starting here,” says Richard. “After all our hard work, we finally are expanding our art into stores. We wanted to make Goldenheart available to all [hearts] not just digitally. The project is too amazing to be limited to one portal of access. It’s time to get excited. This is a big deal for us!”
”We believe Dawn is the future of music. Her heart, style and artistry make her a force to be reckoned with and a dream partner,” says Nelson Jacobsen, President of Altavoz Distribution. “We are thrilled to have Dawn as part of our family and help make her journey a successful one.”
In addition to Goldenheart being available via major retail chains including Best Buy and Target, Dawn Richard is introducing her first mobile app available on iOS and Android compatible devices. The app will allow for fans to stay atop all Dawn Richard related news, view videos, directly purchase music and more. Currently, Richard’s single, “’86” is available for purchase on iTunes.
For album review or interview requests, please contact Andrew Scott at [email protected] For more Goldenheart information please visit: www.dawnrichard.tumblr.com, www.dawnrichardblog.com or follow Dawn Richard on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/dawnrichard.
ABOUT DAWN RICHARD
Singer/Songwriter Dawn Richard is a founding member of the Bad Boy Records multi-platinum selling group Danity Kane. Born and raised in New Orleans, Richard grew up with music constantly surrounding her. Her father, a musician and choir director was one of the members of RCA Records’ R&B group, Chocolate Milk. Attending the University of New Orleans on full scholarship, Richard’s first claim to fame was as a opening act for Anthony Hamilton. Five years later, the songstress auditioned for Making The Band, season 3. After making the group, Richard wrote several records for Danity Kane’s second platinum album Welcome to the Dollhouse and eventually wrote for other Bad Boy recording acts including Day26 and Diddy himself. In 2010, Richard joined Diddy to form the critically acclaimed group, Dirty Money. Richard wrote on five records for the Last Train To Paris album that has sold over 500,000 copies since it’s 2011 debut. On March 27, 2012, Richard released her Armor On EP which debuted at the #1 spot on iTunes R&B/Soul Charts. The EP landed on the Billboard charts at the #4 spot on the Heatseeker Charts, #15 on the Independent Charts and #28 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts. For more information please visit: the Dawn Richard Website www.dawnrichard.tumblr.com or follow Dawn Richard on Twitter at @DawnRichard.
ABOUT ALTAVOZ DISTRIBUTION
Altavoz is an independent, direct entertainment distributor offering physical and digital distribution and marketing solutions. With a lazar focus and global reach, Altavoz ensures artists and producers have access to a unique array of traditional and out-of-the-box distribution channels and are creatively promoted so they can build their presence, make their mark, and earn a living. We don’t make a move without thinking about how our actions affect our suppliers and partners — and how we can make a positive impact. When you do business with Altavoz, you are supporting good works in communities around the world. We really do believe that collectively little things can make a big difference. And most of all, we believe that people with passion can help change the world. Visit www.altavoz.com to find out more about the great products Altavoz distributes and its collective mission to make the world a better place.
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