A full royal ceremony will be made available globally on streaming services for the first time.
It promises to be one of the most watched global TV events a year, so the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be one of the year's greatest classic music releases?
As unlikely as it sounds the announcement that the universe's classic label Decca Records is recording the 19th May wedding ceremony live and releasing it directly to streaming services the world over the same day really increases the opportunity.
"This will go down in history as the first time a royal wedding can be revived within a few hours through world-flowing platforms, every word and all notes of music," said Dickon Stainer, President and CEO, Global Classics and Jazz, as announces the album, which will be released digitally shortly after the wedding finishes. CD and vinyl versions containing a special collector's booklet will be released in stores on May 25th.
Musicians confirmed to perform at the ceremony ̵
An orchestra performed by Christopher Warren-Green and composed of musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia,
The TV audience in America will be expected to be particularly strong thanks to the favorable viewing time (Saturday Tomorrow), Meghan Markle's biracial American heritage and her high-profile role in the US Network's legal drama "Suits."
In 2011, Prince Williams's wedding to Kate Middleton 23 million viewers took us 11 US television networks, according to the television rating agency Nielsen. In the UK, 24 million were reported to watch the event, while an estimated 2 billion in more than 180 counties were reported to have seen some coverage of television reports, newspapers, and digital and social media.
"Capturing words and music of this royal wedding is a major responsibility, and knows how much a permanent record of the event will mean to so many people around the world," says multi-Grammy nominated classic producer Anna Barry, who will supervise Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding Records. She promised a "state of the art recording that captures shades of this very happy day".
Although this will be the first Royal Wedding album distributed directly to streaming services, it's not Decca Records first prediction in the genre genre. The British label, celebrating its 90th anniversary next year, previously played in and released the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, made available for download on the same day, such as the Prince and Princess's Wedding Wales 1981. It also covered the Princess's Diana funeral 1997.
"Decca is hugely proud of its historical links with The Royal Family and looks very much forward to record and do it within a few hours this special event," commented Decca Records President Rebecca Allen on his latest addition to the directory .
For each copy of the album being sold, Decca says that it will make a donation to support the charity work of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince. Harry