|Music Link Productions
Having a Huge Year
Music Link’s amazing site with hundreds of streaming video clips of their video productions: www.musiclink.tv
Mike Drumm and his company, Music Link Productions has been on fire lately. Now they are equipped to shoot, direct and edit in HD. Last year Music Link got set up with an HD Online Editing Suite, and have been actively shooting in high def, and partnering on several occasions with ‘content hungry’ HD networks and dvd distributors to create exciting new concert (and comedy) video titles.
Here is a brief summary of their most recent activity:
In the past month they shot Emmy Nominated Bill Maher from "Real Time with Bill Maher" for a HBO special, and a Image Entertainment DVD. Political views mixed with wit and scruples, makes for a very entertaining show.
The 2003 Telluride Blue Grass Festival DVD in coming in June through Rounder/UMG. Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, The String Cheese Incident and many more can be enjoyes in the most beautiful festival setting in the world. This long running festival in Telluride has people coming in from all over America to enjoy, dance and jam. Music Link also designed and authored the DVD.
The String Cheese Incident were recently documented while they recorded their latest studio album, “One Step Closer”. The result will be a feature length film entitled, The Big Compromise that will be released this fall. The narrative is how the band worked, and surrendered themselves to the guidance of producer Malcolm Burn to create their best album to date. A sample of the Doc will be released on DVD with the new album in June. Music Link also designed and authored the DVD.
In April, Music Link went to New Orleans to shoot The Jazz and Heritage Festival for a In Demand HD special for AEG-TV.
Comedy Link. In January, Bill Engvall became the third comedian shot in 3 months! (Yes. HD.) Engvall, better known from his collaboration on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour Movie, joins fellow Blue Collar comedians Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White, worked with us to tape their own DVD/ TV Specials. These dvd releases include: Larry the Cable Guy "Git-R-Done"; Ron White "They Call Me Tater Salad"; and Bill Engvall "Here’s Your Sign", tentatively slated for August 10th, 2005.
The Larry the Cable Guy DVD (available through Image Entertainment), directed by Michael Drumm has past the million sold mark.
The 4th annual Jammy awards - Michael Drumm was engaged to direct the 4th Annual Jammy’s , a co-production of Music Link and Peter Shapiro, founder and organizer of the Jammy’s. The show at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City was shot on HD for 5-hour long shows for an HD outlet. The performers included Soul Live, Dickie Betts, Edie Brickell, Disco Biscuits, Slick Rick, Toots, Dr. John, George Porter, Derek Trucks Band, Soloman Burke, Victor Wooten, Jo Jo Herman, James Carter, Robert Randolph, String Cheese Incident, Perry Ferrell, Gov’t Mule, Chris Robinson and Stevie Winwood.
Billy Bob’s Series - Merle Haggard was shot and directed by Michael Drumm for Live at Billy Bobs series. Legendary Country Music Artist Merle Haggard was captured on High Definition – a six camera shoot. Merle Haggard and the Strangers performed for a sold out crowd at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk.
MUSIC CHOICE AND DIRECT TV SPECIALS
Over the past four months Music Link Productions have been aired on both Music Choice and Direct TV. We shot and directed Liz Phair for Music Choice, Rodney Crowell for both Music Choice and Direct TV, and had our Big Bad VooDoo Daddy and Allman Brothers shows air on Direct TV.
Henry Rollins spoken word tour, directed by Michael Drumm from the Moore Theatre in Seattle, Washington, was a seven HD camera shoot chronicled Rollins as he barreled through 3 hours of his poignantly titled "Shock and Awe My Ass" Tour. A 90 minute version will be aired on national cable, and the 3 hour DVD will be released this summer.
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