West Los Angeles, CA (November 29, 2005)–Noted music personality and long-time KCRW favorite Chris Douridas has enlisted Stephen Marsh, Threshold Sound’s director of mastering, to complete a string of digital album titles for Apple’s iTunes Music Store, dubbed “iTunes Originals.” Featuring a range of artists from The Black Eyed Peas to Death Cab For Cutie, the iTunes Originals concept allows each artist to tell their story through not only through music and song, but words and memories.
Marsh elaborated, “Each title consists of an artist interview, album selections and live-in-studio performances by the artists, often acoustically. Once all the material is recorded, Chris edits the interview for placement, I master and assemble all the pieces and then they go up to the iTunes Store as Digital Album Downloads.”
Response to the “Originals” series has been outstanding across the board, according to Threshold, including a Billboard chart placement for the recently released Melissa Etheridge “Originals” digital album. Marsh added, “The special artist performances have an obvious appeal, but the interview is really what allows these sets to stand apart as something unique, Chris has a remarkable talent for getting great interviews.”