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LTE Distribution

LTE Distribution
is a Music media distribution firm managed by service provider, Lee Thorp Entertainment. 
The evolution of the German distribution activities under the management of Patrick Lee-Thorp, means that Lee Thorp Entertainment (LTE), is still producing (live concerts and studio recordings), marketing, distributing and publishing music.

The lapse of restraints of the trade arrangements, allowed Patrick to move part of his digital catalogue to The Orchard in 1997. To begin with it was only the Mountain and Sea Records labels as they charted new waters with Scott Cohen and his colleagues. Physical distribution was with New Music Distribution from their start in 1996.

By 2006 LTE was running a distribution business offering services to selected Indie labels from France, Benelux, Germany the UK as well as taking care of the six in-house labels of Songwrights Publishers. It was also exporting finished product to these same countries, which continues.

Today LTE Distribution still re…

Lesley Rae Dowling - Spaniard remixed.

Great news.

Producer, Terence McCullagh, who produced most of Lesley Rae Dowling's hits has been working on the old master tapes of her recordings.  A re-issue album featuring the singer's classic songs is planned for later this year.

Lesley is something of an enigma in the South African (SA) entertainment scene. Critics hailed the release of her debut recordings in 1981, as a ground breaking moment in SA pop music history. She had a meteoric rise in media profile and then disappeared from the business after four albums. More of that story later.

Some of the multitrack tapes from the original recording sessions have deteriorated beyond rescue but fortunately this is not the case with all of them. It is still possible to restore parts of the missing or damaged sequences, with the aid of digital technology employed in current music production.


The first re-issue will be Lesley's classic song, The Spaniard, which Terence re-arranged and pepped up sound wise, and added new in…

Jazz Funk Merchants or Boy Band?

Wow.
When I was given a pre-release copy of the music at a jazz expo last year, I was not quite sure that the work of four good looking French boys was going to be my bag. Funny how we have programmed ourselves to expect certain images for serious jazz artists. The photo accompanying the music was not what I thought a jazz quartet would look like.


Well how wrong could I be? Four young French jazz musicians who can really play, compose and look good. It's funk, jazz and fusion, sometimes with a retro feel, but these guys rock!

Their debut release, titled Mental Distortion, is out tomorrow on all digital platforms. There are 6 tracks on the digital package. All original. I have a feeling we are going to hear more from these guys.

Some links for your entertainment -

https://music.apple.com/es/album/mental-distortion-ep/1489141653?l=en

https://www.facebook.com/CriticalQuartetExperience/

The band is called, Critical Quartet Experience and the digital release will be marketed on the Hamb…