** Despite the fact that more then 50,000 times our songs appeared on the ITunes music charts and our 'Lacrimosa" was certified by IAIRA as an International 'Top 40', many of you never heard about Origen and our other artists. The reason is very simple: we have no big promotion. All our attempts to get plays on commercial radio stations failed. Big labels control these stations and they don't love the competition from unknown indie artists.
***Therefore we created this web site. And so if you are looking for boosted "Big Labels Stars" then that is not the best place for you. But if you are looking for something really new and good, then we are we are happy to welcome you.
Our songs appeared on the iTunes charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US.
The highest position: #1 in France, #1 in Spain, #1 in Italy, #3 in Belgium, #3 in Finland, #4 in USA, #5 in Germany, #7 in UK
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The International Association of Independent Recording Artists, IAIRA, recognizes and honors artistic achievement, technical proficiency, and overall excellence in sound recording by monitoring chart activity as published in various reporting charts from around the world. According to IAIRA reasearch on 09/16/2010 the Origen's release Lacrimosa had attained The Number 26 Position on the charts monitored and verified by IAIRA. On the basis of that research, IAIRA has qualified the aforementioned release as eligible for Certification as an International 'Top 40'.
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The British Rock Invasion
In the fifties of the last century the traditional jazz movement brought visiting blues music artists to Britain. in 1955 Lonnie Donegan's hit "Rock Island Line" had greatimpact, and helped to develop the skiffle music groups throughout the country, including John Lennon's The Quarrymen.
"Move It" by Cliff Richard was the first British rock 'n' roll hit with. At the beginning of the 1960s, Cliff Richard's backing group The Shadows was one of the groups having big success with instrumental music. While rock 'n' roll was fading into lightweight pop and ballads, British rock groups, influenced by blues-rock pioneers like Alexis Korner, were starting to play with an intensity and drive seldom found in white American acts.
By the end of 1962, the British rock scene had started with beat groups like the Beatles drawing on a wide range of American influences including soul music, rhythm and blues and surf music. Initially, they reinterpreted standard American tunes, playing for dancers doing the twist, for example. These groups eventually infused their original rock compositions with increasingly complex musical ideas and a distinctive sound. In mid-1962 The Rolling Stones started as one of a number of groups increasingly showing blues influence, along with The Animals and The Yardbirds.
British rock broke in the United States in January 1964 with the success of the Beatles. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was the band's first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, starting the British Invasion of the American music charts. The song entered the chart on January 18 1964 at number 45 before it became the number one single for 7 weeks and went onto last a total of 15 weeks in the chart. It also held the top spot in the United Kingdom charts. A million copies of the single had already been ordered on its release. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" became The Beatles' best-selling single worldwide. Their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show February 9 is considered a milestone in American pop culture. The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers, at the time a record for an American television program. The Beatles went on to become the biggest selling rock band of all time.and they were followed by numerous British bands.
In late 1964, The Kinks, The Who and The Pretty Things represented the new Mod style. The Rolling Stones broke in late 1964 as well. Their first international number-1 hit was "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", recorded in May 1965 during the band's third North American tour. Released as a US single in June 1965, it spent four weeks at the top of the charts there, and established the Stones as a worldwide premier act. Towards the end of the decade, British rock groups began to explore psychedelic musical styles that made reference to the drug subculture and hallucinogenic experiences
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