Royal wedding recording to be online within hours


LONDON – The official recording of the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29 will be available to download within hours of the service finishing. Decca Records, part of the Universal Music label which also released the recordings of Prince Charles’s wedding in 1981 and Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, will have a recording of the royal nuptials for sale on the net within hours and then release the official album of the marriage ceremony on May 5. The physical album will include a booklet containing the order of service, readings, vows, hymns and blessings, as well as all the music. The format of release will be digital download, CD, vinyl and cassette to cater for all consumers.
The ceremony will be released digitally by Decca on the world’s leading download and streaming platforms immediately following the service in London’s Westminster Abbey. “Thanks to digital technology we will be able to deliver it worldwide almost instantly — it will be the fastest we have ever released an album of this stature,” said David Joseph, chairman and CEO of Universal Music UK.