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RAY CHARLES TO BE HONORED WITH HIS OWN US POSTAGE STAMP ALONG WITH NEW CD/DVD COMPILATION

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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The United States Postal Service will honor Ray Charles with his own postage stamp later this month as part of its Music Icons Forever series. The limited-edition stamp will be available starting on September 23, which would have been the late music legend’s 83rd birthday.

In conjunction with the stamp’s debut, a retrospective CD/DVD set titled Ray Charles Forever will be released on September 24. The CD will feature 12 tracks, including covers of such memorable tunes as “A Song for You,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Imagine” and “America the Beautiful.” The DVD will offer 20 minutes’ worth of footage, including rare concert performances of “Imagine,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” and “A Song for You,” as well as vintage interviews with Ray. (more…)

IT’S IN THE MAIL: RAY CHARLES ON A ‘FOREVER’ STAMP

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY 10:28 a.m. EDT September 3, 2013
Signed, sealed and delivered: Ray Charles will be “Forever” remembered in a postage stamp starting Sept. 23.
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In an infamous Elvis Presley diss, Public Enemy fumed on 1989′s Fight the Power, “Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps.”

Chuck D would probably agree that a retraction is in order.

Ray Charles, the late giant of R&B, blues, gospel and pop, will be commemorated on a U.S. Postal Service “Music Icons Forever” stamp starting Sept. 23, which would have been his 83rd birthday.

Concord Records will toast the occasion with the release of Ray Charles Forever, a CD/DVD collection due Sept. 24. The 20-minute DVD holds rare live performances of Imagine, They Can’t Take That Away From Me and A Song For You, plus interviews from the BBC’s Live In London and Norman Seeff’s The Session Project. (more…)

DIET PEPSI LAUNCHES RAY CHARLES “YOU GOT THE RIGHT ONE BABY, UH-HUH!” RETRO T-SHIRT COLLECTION

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 7, 2011- Pepsi, a consistent frontrunner in creating instant commercial classics and iconic pop culture campaigns, brings back the memorable Diet Pepsi and Ray Charles’ ads for “You Got the Right One Baby, Uh-Huh!” with a line of retro t-shirts. The recent collaboration was brokered through The Joester Loria Group, Pepsi’s exclusive licensing agency for North America and Act III Licensing in conjunction with the Ray Charles marketing group, the licensing agency for The Ray Charles Foundation. The collection, designed by licensee Ripple Junction features imagery of the late music legend, Ray Charles and is representative of the award winning advertising campaign. Launched in the early 1990’s, the “You Got The Right One Baby” campaign, featuring 11 commercials over 3 years, put Pepsi on the leading edge of pop culture. (more…)

ACT III LICENSING TEAMS UP WITH AG ADRIANO GOLDSCHMIED TO HOST EXCLUSIVE RAY CHARLES FIRST LISTEN AND SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – October 21, 2010 – To commemorate Ray Charles’ 80th birthday and the highly anticipated release of Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters, Act III Licensing and AG Adriano Goldschmied have partnered to host a celebration dedicated to the iconic American artist and the discovery of this remarkable, previously unreleased collection featuring a never-before-heard Ray Charles / Johnny Cash duet. Act III Licensing brokered the retail collaboration with clients Concord Music Group and The Ray Charles Foundation along with tee-shirt licensee Friend or Foe. (more…)

LEGENDARY RAY CHARLES ADDS NEW LICENSEES

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Licensing Program to Kick-off 80th Anniversary Celebration

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – April 27, 2010 – Act III Licensing announced today the addition of new licensees for iconic musician Ray Charles on behalf of its client the Ray Charles Marketing Group. To help celebrate the kick-off of his 80th Anniversary, Friend or Foe is designing Men’s fashion tee-shirts that will debut (more…)

RAY CHARLES 80th ANNIVERSARY

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The ringing in of 2010 marks the launch of “The Ray Charles 80th Birthday Celebration” with a series of events and projects planned to celebrate what would have been the music icon’s 80th birthday on September 23, 2010. (more…)

THE LEGEND OF RAY CHARLES LIVES ON

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Licensing Program to Celebrate 80th Anniversary

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – May 6, 2009 – Act III Licensing announced today it is working in conjunction with the Ray Charles Marketing Group as the exclusive merchandise licensing agency for the Ray Charles Foundation. “Ray Charles is a legendary figure whose appeal is timeless,” said Elliot Steinberg, partner at Act III Licensing.

During a career that spanned fifty-eight years, Ray Charles won 17 Grammy Awards and is the only artist to record a Grammy Award winning song in all five Grammy era decades.Chart Hits such as “Georgia On My Mind” (US#1), “Hit the Road Jack” (US#1), “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (US#1), “What’d I Say” (US#6) and “Unchain My Heart” (US#9) helped him transition to pop success. Ray Charles’ last recorded album, “Genius Loves Company” earned an unprecedented 8 Grammy Awards in 2005 including Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Record of the Year. (more…)