GRAHAM RUSSELL and RUSSELL HITCHCOCK of AIR SUPPLY

GRAHAM RUSSELL and RUSSELL HITCHCOCK of AIR SUPPLY

Graham Russell, vocalist of pop-rock duo Air Supply, was recently honored with a prestigious BMI Million-Air Certificate recognizing the more than 3 million performances of the hit song “All Out of Love.”

It was explained to Graham and Russell by BMI that with 1 million plays of a song, it would be as if the song played continual for 5.7 years and so with the presentation of the 3 million to Graham for “All Out Of Love,” it would be equivalent to 17 years of continuous playtime –nearly 150,000 hours!  Russell has stacked up a total of seven awards from BMI for other hits he’s written including “Sweet Dreams,” “Lost In Love,” and “The One That You Love.”

Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles presented the award at BMI’s L.A. offices. Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock of the iconic duo, are celebrating the band’s 35th anniversary this year with an international tour and a new album, Mumbo Jumbo, set to be released on May 4, 2010 on Odd On Records.

Barbara Cane (BMI Vice President/General Manager, Los Angeles); AIR SUPPLY’s GRAHAM RUSSELL and RUSSELL HITCHCOCK; Ted Joseph (President, Odds On Records).

Barbara Cane (BMI Vice President/General Manager, Los Angeles); AIR SUPPLY’s GRAHAM RUSSELL and RUSSELL HITCHCOCK; Ted Joseph (President, Odds On Records).

Mumbo Jumbo’s lead single, the infectious pop rocker Dance With Me,” is set to hit Adult Contemporary radio in March, building momentum a month before the release of Air Supply’s first studio album of all original material since 2002’s Across The Concrete Sky. Another key track, “Hold On,” features Australian heartthrob rocker Michael Johns, a season seven finalist on American Idol.

Recorded at Graham Russell’s home studio near Park City, Utah and at Odds On’s state of the art facilities in Vegas with top session musicians and an orchestra, Mumbo Jumbo was produced by Russell and mixed by Odds On’s Sean O’Dwyer, whose credits include Pink Floyd, Randy Newman and Blink 182.

Alison Smith (BMI Senior Vice President of Performing Rights); GRAHAM RUSSELL; Barbara Cane (BMI Vice President/General Manager Los Angeles); RUSSELL HITCHCOCK; Doreen Ringer Ross (BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations).

Alison Smith (BMI Senior Vice President of Performing Rights); GRAHAM RUSSELL; Barbara Cane (BMI Vice President/General Manager Los Angeles); RUSSELL HITCHCOCK; Doreen Ringer Ross (BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations).