Freddy Cannon The Nashville Show on United DJ Radio
Creative and Dreams calls Sir Freddy Cannon their “music man,” and the name suits him well. His first love is music and DJ’ing the music he loves! Freddy believes music is the universal language.
For more than forty years, he has worked in various roles in the music industry as a musician, music producer, radio DJ, dance club DJ, songwriter, lecturer, marketing and promotion consultant, A&R, music publisher, music lobbyist, music business historian, artist development mentor and government relations professional.
In 1973, he held a senior management positions with EMI Records in Rome Italy during the day where he worked with such superstars as Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Elton John, Deep Purple, Suzi Quatro and Michael Jackson. When the label closed its doors for the day, he was off DJ’ing at Radio UBC during the evening hours, the only English speaking station in Italy. It was always great music for six hours with the Wild Freddy Show. Then he was off to Club DJ’ing until the wee hours of the morning five nights a week.
In 1976, as the managing director of the Voice of the Daily American Show, Radio Sabbia, in Rimin Italy the Wild Freddy Show was broadcasting to the beach community over loud speakers up and down the beach to two million people in two languages Italian and English.
From 1979 to 1988, he worked as managing director and CEO of Carrere Records in the UK, signing such international acts Saxon, Phyllis Nelson, The Buggles and Rose Tattoo, and assisting with the production of many hit records. From 1988 to 1992, he was international director of PWL which charted more than 100 top 40 hits and 16 number ones working with artist Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley and Donna Summer.
Sir Fred Cannon served as supervising producer of the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo from 1989 to 2001. He was member of the British Institute of Marketing from 1977 to 1988, and was named a fellow of the British Institute of Directors in 1985.
He joined BMI as a consultant in 1994, serving as event coordinator of the CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) 39th World Congress in Washington, DC. Later that year he was named legislative liaison. He was then promoted to vice president of government relations in 1996.
In 1997, he was appointed Honorary State Representative of the State of Louisiana and served on the “America Goes Back to School” task force for the Department of Education.
He sat on the board of directors from the State Government Affairs council from 1998 to 2002, where he also served as a member of the Council’s Public Relations/Communications Committee. He was also a member of the Public Affairs Council.
From 2002 to 2012, he served as BMI’s senior vice president of government relations, where he also served as a member of the Council’s Public Relations/Communications Committee. He was also a member of the Public Affairs Council.
From 2006 to 2008, Freddy Cannon served as president of the Recording Academy’s Washington, DC Chapter. He also served as a board member of the Copyright Alliance and the Songwriters Guild of America Foundation, co-vice president of the Songwriters Association of Washington, board member of the Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month, a member of the Country Music Association, a member of the Washington Area Music Association, and was a steering committee member for the Henley Business School MBA program in the UK. He also served on the advisory boards of Musicians On Call, the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, the George Washington University Creative and Innovative Economy Center, and the Starshine Academy International Schools. He currently serves on the board of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, together with the Amazon Aid Foundation, and is the Ambassador for ‘A Diverse World’ Foundation, Peru.
In 2009, he was knighted by Cardinal Foley, the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
Currently, Sir Freddy Cannon serves as a consultant to several companies and as CEO of Creative and Dreams Music Network and produces his weekly radio show for United DJ’s, The Freddy Cannon Nashville Show.
Music Industry Credits
While an executive with EMI Records, he worked with artists including John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Jim Capaldi, Elton John, Lionel Richie, The Sex Pistols, Romina Power and Al Bano Carrissi, Suzi Quatro, Deep Purple and Michael Jackson.
As managing director of Carrere Records Italy and UK, he worked with Robert “Mutt” Lange, Trevor Horn, Hans Zimmer, Clout, Dollar, Saxon, Rage, Vibrators, Ottawan, Demon, The Church, Phyllis Nelson, The Monks, Ryan Paris, Stingray, Debbie Bonham and Eros Ramazzotti.
As supervising producer of the World Music Awards, he worked with The Bee Gees, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, Prince, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Tina Turner, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Ricky Martin, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Michael Jackson.
Songwriting Credits: “Don’t Say Goodbye,” co-written in 1974 with Italian mega-star Bobby Solo. The song received the Outstanding Song Award at the Yamaha Japanese Song Festival in 1975.
Artist Signing Credits
Saxon, The Church, Rose Tattoo, Ragem Dollar, Ottawan, Clout, Demon, Phyllis Nelson, Gloria Loren and Carl Anderson, Pino Daniele, The Buggles and Eros Ramazott.
“Move Closer,”#1 single record in the UK by artist Phyllis Nelson in 1986. “Sanctuary,” by Debbie Bonham, which was named Record of the Week on BBC Radio One’s Simon Bates Show. “For You and the Moon,” by Debbie Bonham, which was voted Record of the Year in 1985 by the readers of Germany’s Music Mart.
“One Step Out Of Time,” the 1992 winner of BBC Television’s “Song for Europe,” sung by Michael Ball.
Recent production credits:
Executive producer and co-producer
Chastity Brown’s international critically acclaimed Back-Road Highways and Long Way with over 100 five star reviews
Lisa Reagan Love’s release Realm of Dreams
DeAnna J Cartea’s current CD release Second Chance
Lonely Road and Seven Year Itch (2018) by the amazing duo Pretty Gritty which is receiving great reviews internationally
Cindy Alter is one of the great voices of our time from South Africa and a great performance on her recently released “Reunion” Ep
The most current production release by EDM artist JDXL “Rather Be With” getting lots of airplay internationally.