Don Reedman came to England in 1969 and began work for ATV Music as a song plugger.
The first record that he was involved with was Sugar Sugar by the Archies,
which spent eight weeks at number one.
After a year, he left to join Carlin Music as a professional manager and found songs for Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard and many more.
In the 1970s Don joined K-Tel and created compilation albums selling over 40 million copies world-wide.
Whilst at K-Tel, he also created and produced the Classic Rock series, with the London Symphony Orchestra, and Hooked On Classics, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which received a Grammy nomination and sold over 15 million albums.
In 1984 he joined Sony Music as Director of Concept Marketing, creating the first Hits series, which sold over four million units in the UK and also worked with single artists TV concepts as diverse as Art Garfunkel and Shakin Stevens.
In the later 80s Don joined Telstar and was instrumental in the creation of the 100%, MegaBass and Unchained Melodies series. He also worked with single artists such as Jive Bunny,
which sold over one million units in the UK and in the 90s also had success with The Best Dance Album of the Year 95 and Dance Nation 95.
Don signed Michael Crawford as he was finishing in The Phantom Of The Opera and
co-produced four platinum albums for him as follows:
Songs From The Stage And Screen
Performs Andrew Lloyd Webber
A Touch Of Music In The Night
He also co-produced the hit duet with Barbra Streisand of The Music Of The Night which was nominated for a Grammy award.
In 1996 Don formed Focus Music International, a company that specialises in creative concepts and works independently of and directly with the major record companies. This is their fifth year and they have achieved success with projects such as:-
The All Time Greatest Love Songs - platinum ~ Sony
The All Time Greatest Love Songs II - platinum ~ Sony
The All Time Greatest Love Songs III - platinum ~ Sony
The All Time Greatest Movie Songs - gold ~ Sony
The All Time Greatest Country Songs - silver ~ Sony
The All Time Greatest Rock Songs - gold ~ Sony
The All Time Greatest Rock Songs II - gold ~ Sony
What A Feeling! - gold ~ Sony
Perfect Day - silver ~ Sony
Another Perfect Day - silver ~ Sony
The New Soul Album - silver ~ Sony
Music To Watch Girls By - platinum ~ Sony
The All Time Greatest Pop Album - silver ~ Sony
Hank Marvin - Hank Plays Holly - gold ~ PolyGram
David Essex - A Night At The Movies - silver ~ PolyGram
Kenny Rogers - Love Songs - gold ~ Virgin
Jane McDonald - Jane McDonald - platinum ~ Focus