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Severo Lombardoni died
He was a pioneer of dance made in Italy
Milan- Severo Lombardoni died suddenly, one of the most characters' most famous and' discussed the Italian independent music. Owner of the production and distribution Discomagic, Lombardoni had distinguished himself by the massive use of radio and TV ads in support of the compilation of his company. Always been opposed by multinational record for his "passion" for covers of songs of the moment, he discovered the likes of Black Box, arrived at the top of the charts around the world. A long journey punctuated by notable international success began in 1981, when I start 'the adventure of the Italo-dance.
After graduating from twenty years at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, Lombardoni decided to use his passion for music, opening a record store near Bergamo. Those were the golden years of Italian disco music, with the productions of Goody Music, Banana Records and Full-Time hegemonic on dance charts and large market share of European and world when you leave the intrepid Lombardoni 'tickle idea to follow the same coordinates, drawn by his predecessors, founded in 81, the disc-Magic. The moment proved 'quite favorable, favoring the easy assembly of a team of talented artists and producers: huge international success, while, behind the names of little-known collaborators like Paul Pelandri, Roberto Zanetti, Domenico Ri'cchini, Manuel Curry, Luis Garcia Perez and Fabio Roscioli artists were hidden by the mark or the Anglophone nickname, such as P. Lion ("Happy Children"). Savage ("Do not Cry Tonight and Only You"), Joe Yellow ("I'm Your Lover"), Den Harrow ("At laste of Love '" and "To Meet Me"), Gary Low ("You Are a Danger "), but especially Ryan Paris that," Dolce Vita ", represented the highest point 'in economic terms for the top label with an international consensus that port' to the remarkable figure of over three million singles sold. Within four years, dal1981 to 1984, the logo of the Hard-Magic, represented by a little wizard, became synonymous with high quality products', by directors like Pierluigi Giombini, Micieni brothers, Roberto and Miki Turatti Chieregto.
Lombardoni played a key role in the Italian launch of the very profitable compilations of fashion, managing to impose, even on Italian soil, a format very popular both in the States than in the rest of Europe. Since 1988, the Disco Magic accentuated 'ever declared vocation distribution, contributing to the success of the Alps Black Box, that with "Dreamland", apart from the numerous causes for sampling unwise or unauthorized alterations, had the honor of the charts half of the world, even the austere British charts. The Magic Disco soon became an expanding empire, so that, in the early nineties, the record company was transformed 'a sort of "holding", complete with a subsidiary, as the German (Lombardoni Muzic), marking the start of a thriving business with prestigious markets shortly, but from the very high potential, such as Eastern Europe, South America and the Far Eastern country. In those days the group arrival 'to charge up to twenty billion dollars a year, with an allocation of stock estimated at ten billion lire. But I start something 'not to go the right way. After a final handful of successes, "Hymn" by Cabellero ', "Fai'ling" of D.Twins and "Deep Red" Flexterr of a severe liquidity crisis' swept the Brescian entrepreneur, pushing him against his will to give all rights to its catalog to Bernhard Mikulski, the owner of ZYX, for a figure of eight billion pounds. In recent years followed the Hitland small record label, managed by his son Andrew, and attended to disc collection of reprints of Italo-dance in the '80s.
At the center of the major attacks of the disc, for the construction of covers of songs of the moment, in September 1997 he was arrested in Florida: the authorities' international dell'antipirateria and the federal government had promised. Lombardoni, who was in Miami to attend the fair-market MIDEM Latin American Music Conference, had been approached by plainclothes police department of the city 'American, having pretended to be interested in purchasing a plot of so-called "bootleg", he was arrested on charges of violating the law of the state of Florida on illegal recordings. Detained in prison, was released after payment of a deposit worth $ 75,000. For better, for worse, a man who has left a footprint in international discography, as evidenced by the dozens of messages of condolence that artists, friends, fans and former employees are leaving at this time on the Facebook page Lombardoni.
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