Suzanne Doucet

Suzanne Doucet

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Instrumental Relaxation Music for Massage, Reiki, Yoga and Meditation with ambient, nature, ethereal vocalise and world elements produced, composed and performed by Suzanne Doucet also in collaboration with other artists on the label.

Biography

Steven Halpern says in his foreword to the New Age Music Guide by P.J.Birosik, published by MacMillan "...explorers, who helped lay the groundwork for what we now term New Age Music include Kitaro, Andreas Vollenweider, Vangelis, C.H.Deuter, Klaus Schulze, Paul Horn, Suzanne Doucet, Brian Eno and Paul Winter."

Suzanne’s 22 years in the world of New Age music have provided her with incomparable knowledge, experience and contacts. Suzanne is an international recording and performing artist whose background encompasses being a prime time TV "Pop Show" hostess (guests included the BeeGees, Grateful Dead, Keith Emerson, Donovan), a songwriter & composer, script writer, sound designer, producer, A&R record label executive, publisher, label owner & manager, marketing consultant, and retailer. Together with her husband James Bell, Suzanne owned and operated the world-famous specialized audio gallery “Only New Age Music” in Los Angeles.

They own and operate now newagemusic.com - the #1 online source for new age music and represent a catalog of 100+ CDs and digital rights (streaming, downloads and webcasting) to major internet players. Seven of her titles were in the top ten environmental charts at Amazon.com, including being #1 and #2 for over 2 years. Shirley Maclaine used Suzanne’s music on her best-selling video and audiocassette titled “Inner Workout”. She also produced and directed the award winning video “Starflight” with Chris Toussaint.

Suzanne has been a consultant to hundreds of artists, producers, record labels, radio programmers, distributors and retailers. She is an expert on “alternative marketing campaigns”, such as reaching bookstores, nature stores and other gift shops and has developed and supervised many mainstream and alternative marketing campaigns for independent labels and artists. She has been marketing and promoting her own product line Beyond (Capitol Records) and other Indie labels worldwide.

Suzanne founded the International New Age Music Network in 1987. She produced and directed three International Conferences and the first New Age/World Music Festival at the Wiltern Theater (featuring artists such as Paul Horn, Steven Halpern, Dik Darnell a.o.).

The mainstream Life Magazine began their report on New Age Music with a quote from Suzanne Doucet, while specialized Keyboard Magazine acknowledged Suzanne for having "the most authoritative view on New Age Music," and the LA Times devoted a full page article to Suzanne in their Sunday Calendar section. Magazines and TV production companies have interviewed her for their publications in Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Greece, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.

Suzanne is the longest serving member of the annual Screening Committee of the New Age Category for NARAS, helping to define the guidelines for New Age Music since 1987. Suzanne was part of the Presidential/Key Executive MBA Program at Pepperdine University, where she studied business administration. In Munich, Suzanne studied Psychology, as well as, Composition at the Munich State Conservatory.

Discography

33 german hit pop singles and 3 LPS between 1964-1970
As "Zweistein" the Triple LP "Trip/Flip Out/Meditation" through Phillips 1971
3 singles / LP "In Essig & Oel" PROM/TELDEC 1974
2 singles with EMI 1977/78
1 LP "Reisefieber" ISIS MUSIC 1980
2 cassettes with Guided Meditation Music for Thorwald Dethlefsen "Die Wiese/Der Baum" and "Koerper und Chakren Meditation" 1981
Instrumental album cassette "Transformation" with Christian Buehner 1982, Isis Music
"Transmission" with Christian Buehner 1983 Isis Music
"Reflecting Light Vol.1" 1983 Isis Music Intl.
"Reflecting Light Vol.2" 1984 Isis Music
"The Voyage Beyond" (Compilation) 1986 Beyond