Orlando (record label)

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Orlando is a French record label, owned by Bruno Gigliotti also known as Orlando. He is the brother of French singer Dalida, for whom he used to be the manager. In the late 1960s, he founded the Orlando label as a vehicle to release and to control Dalida's musical output.

History[edit]

Like many other French artists, Dalida used to be under contract at Barclay Records, owned by producer/composer Eddie Barclay. Bruno Gigliotti worked as an art director at the label.

Orlando's own record label carried several names, such as International Show and Orlando International Show (sometimes the plural of 'show' was used). The label was distributed by Sonopresse in France, and by other companies in the rest of Europe (such as Omega International/Dureco in the Benelux and RCA Victor in Italy).

From 1970, the Orlando International Show(s) produced recordings from Dalida. After her death in 1987, Orlando continued to control her record releases, mostly re-issues, greatest hits anthologies and live recordings.

In the late 1990s, the Orlando label was renamed BG Productions.[citation needed] It also released works by other French artists, such as Hélène Ségara since 1996,[citation needed] Indra since 1990 and Cerena since 2003.[citation needed]

In 2011, Bruno received the Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres from French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand.

Main artists[edit]

  • Dalida (1970–1987, although Orlando produced several anthologies thereafter)
  • Hélène Ségara (since 1996)
  • Indra (since 1990)
  • Les Vagabonds (1990–1995)
  • Melody (1989–1992)
  • Frédéric Chateau (in his band Koeurs (1983–1986), as a solo artist (1988–1993))
  • Cerena (since 2003)

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