William Orbit
William Orbit

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Name: William Orbit
Occupation: Producer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: December 15, 1956
Age: 66
Country: England
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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William Orbit

William Orbit was born on December 15, 1956 in England (66 years old). William Orbit is a Producer, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Find out William Orbitnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

He won three Grammys as a result of his collaborations with Madonna.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

Undisclosed

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He left school at age fifteen and did not receive a formal education thereafter.

Biography Timeline

1980

In 1980 Orbit teamed up with electronic musician Laurie Mayer and Grant Gilbert to form the electronic/synth group Torch Song. They initially self-released recordings in an audio cassette series, generated from their home-built studio in a disused school in Notting Hill Gate, in London, alongside the Grand Union Canal. Richard Law, who was the A&R for IRS Records, was a follower of their music and aesthetic, and took it to industry mogul Miles Copeland, who had discovered and managed the Police and the Bangles in 1981. When Copeland signed them to the label the deal enabled them to build their ideal studio. There they recorded two albums and four singles, the most successful being the dance chart hit "Prepare to Energize", which was featured in the film Bachelor Party. Orbit and Mayer also composed the soundtrack to the ice hockey movie Youngblood, starring Rob Lowe and Keanu Reeves, and recorded "White Night", written by colleague Rico Conning, which was used in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

1990

Bassomatic's biggest hit single was "Fascinating Rhythm" in 1990, which reached No. 9 in the UK Singles Chart, and performed well on the UK Dance Chart.

1995

Inspired and encouraged by Rob Dickins, his first commercial release in this genre was Pieces in a Modern Style. It was originally released in May 1995 on Orbit’s N-Gram Recordings label, and then again in 2000 by Warner Music in the UK and Europe, and on Maverick in the U.S. The album reached No 2 in the UK album charts. The first single release from the album was "Barber’s Adagio for Strings", and a dance remix of the track by Dutch DJ Ferry Corsten was hugely successful. The single reached number 4 in the national singles chart. In 2010 he teamed with Rico Conning and Laurie Mayer to make a follow up album, '′Pieces in a Modern Style 2′', which was released as a two-disc set on the Decca label. The album featured German countertenor Andreas Scholl on an interpretation of Henry Purcell’s "Dido’s Lament".

1997

Bassomatic's first album was 1990's Set the Controls for the Heart of the Bass, the title track derived from Pink Floyd's "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun". This album was re-released in 1997. A subsequent album, Science and Melody, was released in 1991.

1998

Orbit had created remixes for Madonna previously such as "Justify My Love" and "Erotica" but he didn't meet her personally until 1997. That summer and autumn they worked together and produced her multi-Grammy/award-winning seventh album Ray of Light. The album took four months to record and it was the longest she ever spent recording an album. It was released on 22 February 1998.

2000

In 2000, Orbit continued working for Madonna on her album Music, recorded at The Hit Factory in New York .

2001

In 2001 he took part in the Stockhausen Electronic Festival at the Barbican Theatre.

2007

In 2007 he took part in Alex Poots’ Manchester International Festival, and composed a symphonic work in nine movements, "Orchestral Suite" which was performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, augmented by additional harps, pianos and percussion, and with The Manchester Chorale, conducted by Alexander Shelley at Bridgewater Hall.

2011

In 2011 he worked with a team of writers including Jean-Baptiste Kouame, Julie Frost, Klas Ahlund, and Laurie Mayer, and brought their compositions and his production work to contribute to the twelfth studio album by Madonna, MDNA, released on March 23, 2012, by Interscope Records. He co-produced 6 tracks on the album, including "Masterpiece" which won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in the Miramax movie W.E., at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.

2013

In 2013 he took part in the London Electronic Arts Festival.

In 2013 William worked with Britney Spears and Will.i.am on her album Britney Jean, with fellow songwriters Ana Diaz and Dan Traynor with whom he wrote and produced the track "Alien". He was one of the writers and one of the producers on the Chris Brown song "Don't Wake Me Up" which was recorded at Record Plant in LA and for which he received an ASCAP award in 2013. The song has had 180 Million views on YouTube. This was followed by a production of the Queen track "There Must Be More to Life Than This", which featured archive vocals by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. Orbit went on to produce another Queen song, "Let Me in Your Heart Again". In 2015 his composition "The Name of the Wave" was used in the Oscar winning documentary Amy directed by Asif Kapadia.

2015

He performed in 2015 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and at a gala at Banqueting House in London's Whitehall for the charity Together For Short Lives, a group that sponsors and supports children with terminal illness and their families.

2017

At this time he also co-wrote and performed with her, the song "Beautiful Stranger". William's contribution and portion of the track had been influenced by "She Comes in Colors" by Arthur Lee. In 2017 the publishing splits were adjusted, and Lee's name was finally added to the track as a co-writer.

2018

In 2018 he worked on "After All", a song by English-Canadian girl group All Saints from their fifth studio album, Testament (2018). Written by group member Shaznay Lewis along with Peter Hutchings and William Orbit, whilst produced by the latter, it was released as the album's second single on 26 July 2018, by AS Recordings.

Family Life

Both of his parents worked as schoolteachers.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, William Orbit is 65 years, 11 months and 17 days old. William Orbit will celebrate 66th birthday on a Thursday 15th of December 2022. Below we countdown to William Orbit upcoming birthday.

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