Izzy Gold Records President and co-founder, Izzy Gold aka Chris Young will visit Azerbaijan on the 25th of August till the 4th of September to introduce his style of music production there. Among other he'll meet the people responsible for choosing the Azerbaijani contestant for the 2010 edition of Europe's favourite TV-show. As last year the song was written by Arash, who has lived in Sweden for most of his life, then this might be a first sign which way Azerbaijan is going in 2010. However, nothing has yet been revealed by their broadcaster iTV.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for me to be involved with many unique and exciting musical collaborations. I feel that the success that I've had in America can easily be transferred to this rapidly expanding market. I've worked with many well-known American recording artists and the chance to work with Azerbaijani artists is very exciting," remarked Izzy Gold in a press release when asked about the importance of his upcoming trip.
Veteran in music business
Chris Young, who is a 16 year veteran of the music industry, contributed to the careers of such acts as George Clinton (Parliament Funkadelic), Ashlee Simpson, Trixy Reiss (Crystal Method), American Idol’s William Hung, Inspectah Deck (Wu-Tang Clan) and the independent sensation The Ravonettes.
Izzy Gold Records is a music production, artist development, management, branding, and publishing company based in New York City.
Azerbaijan has been very successful at the Eurovision Song Contest, becoming eight in the Final in 2008 and third this year in Moscow. Their representatives have been Elnur & Samir with Day After Day and Aysel & Arash with Always, respectively in 2008 and 2009. iTV will also host the 2010 Eurovision Dance Contest in Baku.