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A&E discs its ‘Biography’

To add logo to series of albums

NEW YORK — A&E’s nightly “Biography” series, which has profiled singers including Dean Martin, Judy Garland and Nat King Cole, will add its logo to a series of record albums as the result of a deal with EMI-Capitol Entertainment Properties.

Cole, Martin and Garland, all of whom recorded for Capitol Records, are three of the performers who’ll be part of the album series, with the first release scheduled for May. Other “Biography” albums will feature Mel Torme and Lena Horne.

Jonathan Paisner, manager of consumer-product development for A&E, said his goal is to expand the reach of “Biography” beyond cable and into record stores. Bruce Kirkland, president of EMI-Capitol Properties, said the albums could get new life with the “Biography” label and induce a new group of consumers to visit record stores.

A&E and EMI said the albums also will be available in bookstores, as are “Biography” homevideos. A&E will promote the albums on its “Biography” Web site and in the monthly Biography magazine, which reaches 270,000 subscribers.

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