Posts Tagged ‘CD’

Neil Sedaka Is Back, On QVC, To Sell His New CD ‘The Music Of My Life’

January 4, 2010

Singer Neil Sedaka will be performing songs from his new CD, “The Music of My Life,” during a live concert on QVC this week.

Sedaka will be on QVC Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Here is how QVC is billing the gig:

“For over four decades, Neil Sedaka has been changing the face of popular music with his timeless standards. Now, celebrating his fiftieth year in the music business, Neil gives QVC customers the opportunity to purchase his latest album, ‘The Definitive Collection,’ featuring 22 Sedaka classics, before its official April 24th release during this special Q Sessions Live performance. Plus, receive an eight-song bonus CD created especially for QVC.”

Here’s a brief video clip of Sedaka talking about his upcoming QVC concert.

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Singer Jewel To Peform Live On HSN At Crack Of Dawn Monday

November 29, 2009

If you’re a fan of the singer Jewel, set your alarm for 6:30 a.m. Monday. That’s when she will be performing live, acoustic guitar, on HSN.

Why HSN has scheduled Jewel’s first performance at dawn, we have no idea. But the singer will also be on at a more reasonable hour, 1 p.m. Monday.

We believe she will be performing songs from her CD “Lullaby,” which HSN is selling for $18.

As part of its effort to draw in non-home shopping viewers, both HSN and QVC have been offering live concert performances of artists such as Natalie Cole and Jose Feliciano.

Live And Onstage Right Now: Singer Natalie Cole On HSN

October 18, 2009

It’s Saturday night, and we’re watching and listening to a live concert by singer Natalie Cole — on HSN.

Welcome to the ramping up of one of the newest trends on home shopping networks, namely having artists perform live and then selling their latest CDs. In Cole’s case, she has done an exclusive two CD-Holiday Gift Set for HSN, “Still Unforgettable” and “Merry Christmas Darling.”

HSN has a live audience down in its Florida studios for Cole, who is wearing a sparkly silver top and white pants. HSN has the room set up like a nightclub, with lots of  tables and Cole on a stage. The set did look a little cheesey, we admit, but we give HSN “A” for effort. And Cole was a class act all the way.

“All I want to do is get my music out,” said Cole, who was also interviewed by host Callie Northagen. 

The singer, who underwent a kidney transplant six months ago, also answered questions from the studio audience.

“What you bought from HSN lately?” one woman asked.

Cole ‘fessed up and said she had ordered some items before she went on the air, including some of Jennifer Stallone’s skincare products and Joy Mangano’s steamer. You go girl!

“It’s addictive,” Cole said.

The price on Cole’s CD set is $19.90, and HSN brought in 15,000 of them.

Most recently, QVC had Jose Feliciano on the air performing and hawking his line of guitars. Hall and Oates were also just on QVC, also doing their musical thing live and selling CDs.

What’s up with all this? Home shopping networks are programming themselves like traditional TV channels, offering entetainment and talent that will bring viewers who normally wouldn’t be caught dead watching HSN and QVC.

Northagen was gushing with praise for Cole, so much so that the singer was a little embarrassed and joked about it, saying she would pay Northagen after the show.

Cole, who is now on tour, also offered some memories of her dad, legend Nat King Cole, like her peeking from the side of the stage when he performed.

She said the favorite song she enjoyed hearing her dad sing was “Haji Baba,” which was in the movie “Alibaba and the 40 Thieves.”