about our new order tribute

About Ceremony - A New Order Tribute

CEREMONY - A New Order Tribute
benefits the Salford Foundation Trust's Tony Wilson Awards

Florida independent record label, 24 Hour Service Station, has assembled a Double CD Tribute Album honoring the music of New Order entitled CEREMONY - A New Order Tribute. The Album as well as two additional Digital Only Collections are scheduled for release on February 20, 2010.

Participants include Rabbit In The Moon, DETACHMENTS, Pocket, SUNBEARS!, Kites With Lights, John Ralston, GD Luxxe, The Beauvilles, Kingsbury, XOXO, The Dark Romantics and many more!

Artists have donated their version of a favorite New Order track, and many have also contributed their take on “Ceremony”.

A portion of the proceeds from record sales will benefit the Salford Foundation Trust’s Tony Wilson Awards, established in memory of Tony Wilson, the founding father of landmark independent record label Factory Records, who died of cancer in 2007. The trust will benefit children and young people who can demonstrate a special talent or ambition in the arts or creative skills.

The idea for this tribute came about in 2007, when Tony Wilson passed away from cancer. Marshall Dickson, founder of 24 Hour Service Station, was stirred to put together a fitting tribute to his hero. Upon discovery that a charity had been established in Wilson’s name to aide children with creative & musical skills, the pieces came together. By late 2008, the project became an international endeavor when Ceremony was helmed by partner Sonshine Ward, who seeked out contributing artists from around the globe that were equally inspired by Wilson and moved by his passing.

As our gift to Tony Wilson, Ceremony is released February 20th 2010, for what would have been his 60th Birthday.

Read Artists Dedications To Tony Wilson

Ceremony Sampler by 24 Hour Service Station

Dedication To
Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

Anthony Howard Wilson, commonly known as Tony Wilson (20 February 1950 – 10 August 2007), was an English record label owner, radio presenter, TV show host, journalist for Granada Television, and the founder and manager of The Haçienda nightclub. He was one of the five co-founders of Factory Records. Factory Records was a Manchester based British independent record label which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Joy Division & New Order.

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Tony Wilson Awards

The Tony Wilson Awards will see a number of children and young people who can demonstrate a special talent or ambition in the arts or creative skills, receive extra assistance in the form of grants to help them develop their talents.

This financial year The Salford Foundation Trust as a whole has supported 63 young people. Averaging around £350 per grant. Under the Tony Wilson Awards they have supported 28 young people. This included the music tuition for anything from piano, violin, saxophone, purchasing instruments, drama and singing lessons.