Big Machine Records Adds Bob Harris OBE To Roster

Big Machine Records has signed broadcaster Bob Harris OBE to its roster, for the special release of “#StandByMe (2020)”.

The new charity single raises funds for Help Musicians, which offers aid to music creators. The song releases Oct. 27, marking 60 years after Ben E. King‘s release of the signature song. “#StandByMe (2020)” features several artists who came together to perform the song remotely under the banner “Whispering Bob’s All-Stars”: Mark Knopfler, Paul Rodgers, Duane Eddy, Rosanne Cash, PP Arnold, Peter Frampton, Rick Wakeman, Richard Thompson, Beth Nielsen Chapman, John Oates, Keb Mo, The Shires, Ward Thomas, Darius Rucker and more.

Big Machine Records will distribute the song in the US, Canada and Mexico while Under The Apple Tree Records in partnership with Absolute Label Services will distribute the song elsewhere. All funds are being raised via the #StandByMe GoFundMe page.

“COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the UK music scene,” said Bob Harris OBE. “The artists who rely on live performances for their income have been particularly hard hit. For the past six years Under The Apple Tree has been a fantastic platform for emerging artists and now, in this time of difficulty, we want to raise funds to help the diverse and dedicated grass roots music community that we love so much.”

“Bob Harris OBE is a living legend and a connector from the glorious past of British Pop & Rock’n Roll to all modern day music,” said BMLG President, CEO and Founder Scott Borchetta. “His passion for music is endless and comes shining through in this incredible salute to his favorite song recorded with some of the greatest musicians in the world. And all for a brilliant cause.”   


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