Fender Records is a joint venture that Spencer created between
Fender Musical Instruments (the world's leading musical instrument
manufacturer) and Rhino Records (a division of AOL Time Warner)
in which Morling is also a partner. Fender Records is a groundbreaking
venture in that Fender's marketing machine – including more than 1,500
dealers, 1 million readers of its monthly magazines and more than 800,000
unique visitors to its website – will join forces with Rhino's vast merchandising
expertise to market a series of CDs featuring the music of celebrated
guitar and bass players using Fender products.
Fender Records' first
CD, scheduled for release in June 2003, is titled Players.
The album is a compilation of guitar-driven tracks by such celebrated
artists as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Alanis Morissette
and Green Day.
Next on Fender Records'
release schedule is Op's Emerging Artists, which consists
of tracks by unsigned artists whose music reflects the surf and skate
lifestyle that the Ocean Pacific (Op) apparel brand is associated
HOPE YOU DANCE
Morling has partnered with The Wolper Organization (Roots, L.A.
Confidential) and Jaffe/Braunstein Films to produce a television
film based on Lee Ann Womack's huge hit record "I Hope You Dance."
The song has won numerous awards, including a Grammy for Best Country
are in active development on RockZone, an anthology series
in which we take classic rock songs and dramatize them in true Hitchcockian
fashion. Screenplays are being completed for Bob Dylan's "Knockin'
on Heaven's Door," the Grateful Dead's "Truckin' With a Friend
of the Devil" and Melissa Etheridge's "Come to My Window." Spencer
serves as an Executive Producer on the project.