CD releases

Compilation CD series
Los Nº1 de 40 Principales (40 Principales Number Ones)
 
Since 2002, 40 Principales has been releasing an annual compilation CD under the 40 Principales brand label.
 
This product brings together the most memorable songs and biggest performers of the year on a double CD and sometimes, as in 2004 and 2006, comes complete with bonus DVD material such as music videos.
 
The compilation CD is released every December in time for Christmas and is consistently one of the year’s best sellers.
It’s a huge hit with the public, bringing together, as it does, in one boxed set, all the year’s greatest hits. It’s also a crucial weapon in the fight against pirate downloads thanks to the added features such as audiovisual material and because greatest-hit style releases are most popular among consumers who are less inclined to buy music.
 
The compilation CDs are not only best sellers but they also contribute to brand awareness.
 
  • They provide valuable content feedback.
  • They boost brand awareness in other consumer environments and listening platforms.
  • They provide a highly visible market presence, since they sell hundreds of thousands of copies. Indeed, since launching in 2002, they’ve consistently gone platinum.
  • They provide an annual public event.
 
Performers and bands featured on the compilation CDs over the years have included big names from the national and international music scene, including: Las Niñas, Fran Perea, David DeMaría, Bebe, Hombres G, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Shakira, Antonio Orozco, Fangoria, Estopa, Keane and Eros Ramazotti.
 
40 Principales has partnered with record labels MUXXIC, BMG and Universal for the successful release and distribution of this product.
 
The definitive history of Spanish pop.
 
An example of a successful joint venture between a content provider and the optimum distribution channel, this collection of CDs highlighted the advantages of coordinating a project across a number of companies within the Group.
 
Prisa Radio supplied the necessary content for a series of collectible CDs and books. Newspaper El País was responsible for selling the product along with the paper, ensuring the huge success of the joint venture.
 
Th initiative was launched to coincide with the 40th anniversary of 40 Principales, the idea being to offer a high-quality product with exclusive material aimed at all types of music lovers. The product profile coincided with that of the newspaper’s readership.
 
Work on the project involved:
 
  • Documenting the material: sourcing images and texts published throughout the group’s print media from the 1960s onwards. Sources included the publications El Gran Musical, Revista 40, El País…
  • Rights management: contacting record labels and rights managers for the audiovisual material, as well as securing rights to publish images and photographs.
  • Design: development of a fresh design that would integrate images and text.
 
The result was 25 volumes in book-format, each with 60 pages of commentary, images and detailed background information on each seminal musical moment, and a CD with performers and bands from the different decades, such as El Canto del Loco, Los Brincos and Miguel Bosé.
 
 
DVD of he 40th Anniversary “40 Principales Number Ones” Concert
 
More than 40 performers and bands and 50,000 people came together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Spain’s leading music broadcaster. Music fans followed almost eight hours of the best music live on 40TV, 40Latino, 40 Principales, Cadena SER and 4040.es and los40.com.
 
Among the big names at the spectacular concert were: Alejandro Sanz, Álex Ubago, Amaral, Ana Torroja, Antonio Carmona, Antonio Orozco, Antonio Vega, Ariel Rot, Celtas Cortos, Cómplices, Coti, Danza Invisible, David Bisbal, David DeMaría, El Canto del Loco, El Sueño de Morfeo, Estopa, Fangoria, Hombres G, Iván Ferreiro, Jaime Urrutia, Jarabe de Palo, Joaquín Sabina, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, La Oreja de Van Gogh, La Unión, Loquillo, Los Ronaldos, Los Secretos, Luis y Santiago Auserón, Luz, Malú, Manolo García, Marta Sánchez, M-Clan, Melendi, Miguel Bosé, Miguel Ríos, Mikel Erentxun, Pereza, Revólver, Rosario, Seguridad Social, Shakira and Tam Tam Go!
 
Dozens of cameras captured all the action from every angle as stars from yesterday and today took us on a whirlwind musical tour through the decades.
 
Máxima FM Compilation CD Volume 10
 
This is the most important Dance music compilation CD of the year. Máxima FM Compilation CD Volume 10 is a double CD with 40 of the best Dance hits brought to you courtesy of Spain’s Number One Dance music radio station. It comes with a DVD containing 20 music videos which will enliven any party.
 
Every year since first going on air, Máxima FM has released the most wildly anticipated and best-selling Dance music compilation, and the successful CD is now in its tenth year. A surefire hit, this high-quality CD has set the standard for the record market.
 
M80 One Hit Wonders
 
“Video killed the radio star” by The Buggles, “How bizarre” by OMC, “Flashdance” by Irene Cara and “The Final Countdown” by Europe. They’ve just one thing in common: the dubious honor of being One Hit Wonders.
M80 brings them all together for a second chance on the double CD set: One Hit Wonders.
 
 
Cadena Dial (Spain’s best of 2009)
 
Spanish stars Luz, Amaral, Bebe, Alex Ubago, Antonio Orozco, El Arrebatoare were among the 20 performers brought together on one album showcasing the big releases of the year.
 
Cadena Dial, Lo mejor de nuestra música (The best of our music) is the album title. A Universal release, it’s Cadena Dial’s way of saying thanks to our millions of listeners.
 
The CD includes 20 songs from Spain’s current music scene and provides a great sampler of what’s hot on Cadena Dial. All the songs are in Spanish, have made it to No. 1, and are currently being played by the radio station.