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Las Vegas Disc Jockey John Dote' Opens Arms For Creed "NIGHTBEAT IN LAS VEGAS" TVSHOW
BREAKING OUT WITH THE HITS From the desk top of Martin Varella / Staff Writer / Media
Las Vegas Disc Jockey John Dote' Opens Arms For Creed
No doubt, music has changed with every season. History repeats itself over and over again. Music seems to borrow itself from the past. It's all been done. There is nothing new under the sun. Yet, some groups are willing to take a chance that they are original. And its upto in this case for the record promoter to introduce the public to the next phaze of sounds to hit the airwaves. Not only is the record promoter bearing the weight of the act, but of the record label as well. It is quite a task and very expensive to say the least. Especially when your an Independant label like Wind-Up Records.
Kim Burke, who is head of the label's video division felt she had something new. A group by the name of Creed. She contacted Las Vegas Disc Jockey and Promotions Giant John Dote' who was the host of the hit television series "Night Beat In Las Vegas" as seen on The UPN- SCREEN GEMS NETWORK. Dote' was handling new releases in that market for Warner Bros., MCA, Dreamworks, A&M, Geffin, Capitol and many other major labels. He was actually creating new hit records from his show that included "Oops I Did It Again" by Britney Spears, "Smooth" by Santana and "Then The Morning Comes" by Smash Mouth. Kim Burke of Wind-Up Records, an Independant label handed over the entire Creed catalogue to Dote' and the rest is history. Creed recieved extensive airplay from coast to coast.
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John Dote' Scores With Leann Rimes "I Need You"
The motive was to make people ask questions about this man Jesus, a man that we recognize as starting the dateline. By Toby M., de Talk
In the year 2000, John Dote' found himself at the center of the promotional arena for Capitol Records. As the host and head of A&R for the TV series "NightBeat In Las Vegas", history was in the making for both Dote' and Capitol. The label had just released music from and inspired by "Jesus", the epic mini series. The first major network broadcast event of the year 2000 is "Jesus", the four-hour CBS televison mini-series airing in the United States during May sweeps. The mini-series, produced by the award-winning Five Mile River Films, Ltd. production company, boasts an all-star international cast headed by Jeremy Sisto as Jesus Of Nazareth, Gary Oldman as Pontius Pilate, Armin Mueller-Stall as Joesph, Jacqueline Bisset as Mary, mother of Jesus, Debra Messing as Mary Magdalene, David O'Hara as John the Baptist and Jeroen Krabbe as a "modern" Satan.
If the coming of "Jesus" is one of the most eagerly-awaited broadcast events of the young millennium, then the release of Music From (And Inspired By) "Jesus", the original multi-format soundtrack album on Sparrow/Capitol Records, is the kind of recording event for which people have been known to wait a lifetime. The honors were bestowed upon John Dote' from Capitol Records who promoted the music extensively and religously on "NightBeat". The first single from the collection, which featured newly recorded material from pop, rock country, R&B, classical and Contemporary Christian superstars, was Lee Ann Rimes' "I Need You", which was being worked at mainstream Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Country formats.
Her video from the single aired on "NightBeat" and Dote' knew he had a hit on his hands. It would be hard to say who broke the record first, NightBeat with John Dote', MTV or VH1. But one can only assume that with as large of a stockpile of new releases as MTV and VH1 have to assort through, Dote' may have found Rimes first. Her record "I Need You" climbed to the top of Dote's top 5 list, top of Billboard Magazine and turned multi-platinum.
Platinum artist Edwin McCain's original contribution to the collection crossed the pop artist over to a new audience. McCain's "Jesus, He Loves Me," inspired by the old children's chorus "Jesus Loves Me", was the album's first single at Contemporary Christian radio. "The notion is that no matter what, Jesus does love you and no matter what type of person you are, you can always seek forgiveness," says McCain.
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John Dote' and N Sync
In 2000, Las Vegas Disc Jockey John Dote' leashed out with a string of hits from video tape on his television show Night Beat In Las Vegas and featuring the biggest artists found on the market today. One of those acts included N Sync, who unseated The Backstreet Boys as the number 1 boy group. The smash "Bye Bye Bye" proved to be the one hit record that would unseat The Boys of the Backstreet.
The group was formed in 1995. The band's name reportedly comes from a comment that Justin Timberlake's mother made after the boys first met and harmonized together; she was impressed by how "in sync" their voices were. The name is also commonly reported to have come from the last letter of each member's name: JustiN, ChriS, JoeY, JasoN (referring to Jason Watkins, the original bass singer), and JC. When Lance Bass replaced Watkins, the N supposedly referred to "Lansten" or "Lanceton", a nickname for Bass.
Their self-titled debut album did well in Europe and the U.S., as did the seasonal Home For Christmas, which was released on November 10, 1998. In 1999, after their American breakthrough, *NSYNC fought a court battle against former manager Lou Pearlman's management company, TransCon, citing illicit business practices on Pearlman's part. After the lawsuit, *NSYNC found a new manager, Johnny Wright of Wright Entertainment Group, broke their record contract, and signed to Jive Records, home of rival boy band Backstreet Boys (ironically, another Pearlman creation).
The highly anticipated No Strings Attached, released on March 21, 2000, sold 2.4 million copies in its first week of release—the highest first week album sales in music history (1.1 million of which was attributed to the first day of release).
But during that same trend, promotions giant John Dote' was also introduced to the Backstreet Boys video catalogue courtesy of Jive Records. Dote' was hosting the hit television series Night Beat In Las Vegas which was airing on the UPN-Screen Gems Network in Las Vegas. Dote' was literally sitting in the "high chair" that would pick tomorrow's hits. He edited the show from his Celebrity Studio in Las Vegas.