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    Press Release: Freddie Mercury Scholarship at ACM Announced
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    Freddie Mercury’s 70th Birthday Party 2016 Update: Party Theme

    13/05/2016

    "Get your party gown, Get your pigtail down..."

    "The nymph in yellow - can we see the master-stroke" (The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke)

    Preparations for September’s party in Montreux are steaming ahead and it is now time to reveal this year's theme and dress code… Last year we went with black and white, as a nod to Freddie’s famous 39th birthday in Munich, this year we are brightening things up a little by adopting his favourite colour: YELLOW!

    For Freddie it was THE colour. He loved yellow flowers, in particular freesias, his dining room at Garden Lodge was yellow and his wardrobe was always full of items in the colour.

    For the party you can dress in anything you like - be as creative as you wish with the colour!

    Freddie’s classic Wembley Jacket from 1986 is an option or who can forget his use of bananas and the mention of “one thousand and one yellow daffodils" in the 'I’m Going Slightly Mad' video? Or you can simply grab one of our Official 70th Birthday T-shirts which are available here.  

    We are looking forward to being dazzled with an explosion of yellow on September 4th!

    Tickets for Freddie Mercury’s 70th Birthday Party are available now @ www.queenonlinestore.com/Mercury-Phoenix-Trust/Tickets/

    www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

    Press Release: Freddie Mercury Scholarship at ACM Announced

    10/05/2016

    Metropolis Studios and Queen endorsed award in Freddie's 70th year.

    The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) and Metropolis Studios, today announced the inauguration of a Freddie Mercury Scholarship, endorsed by Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May. The award comes in the year which will see the celebration of the singer’s 70th birthday, on September 5. 

    The first ever scholarship in the iconic artist’s name will be awarded to one student studying on the 2 Year Creative Artist route of the BA (Hons) Music Industry Practice programme, the 3 Year BA (Hons) Commercial Songwriting programme or the 3 Year BA (Hons) Professional Music Performance degree programme at ACM, as delivered from the academy’s London campuses.  The ACM@Metropolis academy is based at the legendary Metropolis Studios in Chiswick and ACM London (a brand new campus for September 2016) is based in Clapham.  The prestigious scholarship will fully fund a student’s entire study path and is worth up to £27,000.

    The degree programme includes songwriting, performance, production and business modules and is delivered in accordance with ACM’s “learning by doing” ethos. This is an entirely practical and vocational approach whereby students develop the skills and knowledge they will need for a sustainable career in the music industry through applied, relevant experience with the real-world practical industry connections necessary to find and refine their own direction in contemporary music. The relationship between ACM and Metropolis Studios (one of Freddie’s favourite recording studios and where Queen recorded much of their Innuendo album, their last in Freddie’s lifetime) gives unprecedented access to ACM students. They study parts of their courses at the studio complex, integrating them into the facility’s in-house label, publishing and productions teams, and enabling them to make use of the world-class facilities, giving them genuine, real time experience of the music industry as it exists today.    

    Queen band member Roger Taylor, who is also a patron of ACM and has a drum studio named after him at the academy's Guildford campus, said, “Freddie’s name endures in so many ways so it’s therefore great to have this scholarship celebrating his musical genius!” 

    Guitarist Brian May said: “This scholarship will be a lasting tribute to Freddie and the path he blazed.  He would be happy to see young talent being helped to blossom.  Of course Metropolis holds a very special place in Queen history, and it’s a pleasure to continue that link.”

    Bruce Dickinson, Director at ACM said: "The Freddie Mercury Scholarship offers a fantastic opportunity for one talented student. We always seek out musicians with the most potential and commitment to study, regardless of background and qualifications, and this award will allow us to fully support one student’s journey into the music industry. With original music at the core and the combination of songwriting, performance, production and business on the course, it is very fitting that this scholarship is being awarded in Freddie’s name.  As one of the greatest examples of original talent across writing, performing and creating a brand out of both, he is such an inspiration to our students."

    Metropolis Studios CEO, Ian Brenchley, is looking forward to welcoming the successful scholar to the studio, the world’s largest independent recording facility, where over 50% of the UK’s Top 40 is serviced, “We are hugely excited to be entering into this partnership and to be able to offer the scholarship to one lucky student. Freddie’s spirit is alive and well at Metropolis, where he wrote and recorded so much of his material and his legacy lives on every time his Fazioli grand piano is played in our flagship studio. Aside from our work with chart-topping artists like Adele, Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith, a lot of what we do is supporting emerging talent, whether through us delivering workshops and master classes to the ACM students who study at the studio, attend our events and take advantage of internship placement opportunities, or the external emerging talent discovered by our A&R teams for development deals on our in-house label, signing them to our publishing company and providing them with a platform at our regular industry showcase nights. So to be able to offer even greater access via the scholarship, will allow us to honour Freddie’s legacy in the most appropriate way possible - supporting the next generation of talent.” 

    Applications for the ACM’s study programmes beginning September 2016 are now open.  All applicants to the 2 Year Creative Artist route of the BA (Hons) Music Industry Practice programme, the 3 Year BA (Hons) Commercial Songwriting programme and the 3 Year BA (Hons) Professional Music Performance degree programme will be considered for the Freddie Mercury Scholarship.

    Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our admissions team who is here to answer any queries you have about studying at ACM on 01483 500 841 or via enquiries@acm.ac.uk

    70/70: Raise '70' for Freddie's 70th Birthday!

    03/05/2016

    70/70: Raise '70' for Freddie's 70th Birthday!

    In 2016 we are celebrating Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday!  

    The official birthday party takes place in Montreux and we will be celebrating as only he would! As part of these year long celebrations The Mercury Phoenix Trust has come up with another way to raise funds!

    Can you raise 70 pounds, dollars, euros or yen in the lead up to Freddie’s birthday on the 5th September?

    Can you, as an individual or as a group, raise ’70’ of your local currency for Freddie in his 70th year? You can do anything you like to raise funds, just do it in the spirit of Freddie and have some fun! PLUS you don’t have to do it all in one go - you can spread out your fundraising across the year from now until the end of 2016!

    All we ask is when you have hit your target – let us know – send us a photo or video and tell us how you did it and we'll share your story! 

    For ideas on how to get going please either check out the video here.

    Or visit our Get Involved section here on the Mercury Phoenix Trust website.

    Good luck everybody!

    #7070

    Peter Freestone Presents: Freddie Mercury's Royal Recipes

    25/04/2016

    Day to Day Food Served To The King Of Rock

    Peter Freestone Presents: Freddie Mercury's Royal Recipes - Day to Day Food Served To The King Of Rock -

    Freddie’s international fame means to this day his fans all over the world still seek out every scrap of unpublished information about him. Freddie Mercury’s Royal Recipes is the only complete book to date written on this theme. It will delight not only Freddie fans but lovers of gastronomy as well. It is a work filled with food that Freddie loved to eat and entertain his friends with. Freddie enjoyed the choicest of international cuisine, but when at home he loved ‘home cooked food like mother used to make’.

    Money from every copy goes to the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

    The book is currently only available in The Czech Republic. More information on the availability of the English version follows soon.

    More information @ fenixfilm.cz

    www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

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