Don Reedman came to England in 1969 from Australia on a working holiday for 12 months with a dream of making a career in the music business. His first break was getting a job at ATV Music as a song plugger. The first record that he was involved with was "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies, which went on to spend 8 weeks at No. 1.

After a year, he left to join Carlin Music as a professional manager and found songs for Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard and many more. He co-wrote with Jeff Jarratt and John Cameron the hit for Mickie Most's band CCS "The Band Played The Boogie".

In the 1970s Don joined K-Tel and created compilation albums - selling over 40 million copies worldwide.

Whilst at K-Tel, he created and produced with Jeff Jarratt the "Classic Rock" series with The London Symphony Orchestra, and "Hooked On Classics" with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which received a Grammy nomination and sold over 15 million albums.

In 1984 he joined Sony Music as Director of Concept Marketing, and had great success with concept albums such as the first "Hits" series (volumes 1 - 6), which sold over 4 million units in the UK, and the "Songs For Lovers", "The Heat Is On", and "Nightflight" series. He also worked with single artistes' TV concepts as diverse as Art Garfunkel and Shakin' Stevens.

In the late 80s Don joined Telstar and was instrumental in the creation of the "100%" series (Dance, Rap, Reggae), the "MegaBass" series and "Unchained Melodies" series. Don signed the Jive Bunny project to Telstar after hearing the single "Swing the Mood" on the radio. The album went on to sell over a million copies in the UK.

In the 90s he had huge success with "The Best Dance Album of the Year 95" and "Dance Nation 95". Other highly successful concept albums were "Back To The Sixties", "The Heart And Soul Of Rock 'n' Roll", "A Night At The Opera", and "The Classical Masters".

Don signed Michael Crawford to Telstar, just as he was finishing the lead role in "The Phantom Of The Opera" in London's West End, and co-produced 4 platinum selling albums for him: "Songs From Stage And Screen", "With Love", "Performs Andrew Lloyd Webber" and "A Touch Of Music In The Night". Don also co-produced the duet with Michael Crawford and Barbra Streisand "The Music Of The Night", which was nominated for a Grammy Award.

In 1996 Don formed Focus Music International - a company that specialises in creative concepts, which works independently of and directly with the major record companies.

Don signed Jane McDonald who had been in a very successful TV documentary series called "The Cruise". Jane was turned down by every major recording company in the UK but after meeting her, Don decided instinctively to sign her to Focus Music, and was the executive producer of her first album, "Jane McDonald", which reached No. 1 and remained in the charts for six months.

In the late 90s Don noticed a resurgence in the popularity of Tom Jones and, drawing on the inspiration of the Frank Sinatra "Duets" album, believed that Tom Jones could sell records again if he linked him with contemporary artists. He had seen Tom on the Brits Awards show duetting with Robbie Williams, and heard Robbie talking about it later on the Michael Parkinson Show. He then heard Zoe Ball enthusing about the performance on Radio 1, and he knew he had a big HIT idea.

A meeting was arranged with Tom Jones' manager Mark Woodward, and Don's then partner at Focus, Guy Holmes, to present him with the duets concept. This resulted in the "Reload" album, which remains Tom Jones' biggest selling album to date.

Don went on to create successful compilation albums for Sony Music, including the "All Time Greatest" series, "What A Feeling", the "Perfect Day" series, the "Music To Watch Girls By" series, and "The Classic Chillout Album" series.

With Universal Music, Don worked with artists such as Status Quo, Hank Marvin, David Essex. He signed and co-produced the 18 year old singer Peter Grant, whose debut album "New Vintage" achieved Top 10 and gold status.

In 2015 after 6 years of consistent effort and many international flights to convince the Elvis Presley estate and Sony Music New York, Don finally realised his dream of creating a new album for Elvis Presley by taking Elvis's vocals and keeping his original backing tracks with Elvis's original musician's but adding new additional musicians with the power and beauty of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to create a totally unique and fresh album titled... IF I CAN DREAM co produced with Nick Patrick with the personal endorsement of Priscilla Presley who was an executive producer on the project.

The album was released in November of 2015 and immediately entered the album charts at Number 1 in the UK and Australia to become the best selling international artist of the year selling over 1.5 million albums and achieved Platinum success around the world.

Following this success a international arena tour took place across the USA, Australia Europe and Great Britain and played to sold out audiences. It featured Elvis on the screen with the RPO and Priscilla Presley compared the shows. It was such a success that the tour was repeated after the release of the follow up album THE WONDER OF YOU which was released in 2016 and became Elvis's 13th number 1 album making him the most successful artist to achieve more number 1 albums than any other artist in pop history.

In 2017 the next artist to receive this very special treatment was ROY ORBISON with the album A LOVE SO BEAUTIFUL which toped the charts along with a new Christmas album by Elvis with the RPO titled ELVIS ... CHRISTMAS along with the 2 legends and true music icons Don and Nick have given the same magic to ARETHA FRANKLIN ... A BRAND NEW ME ... THE BEACH BOYS with the RPO and UNCHAINED MELODIES ... the follow up gold album for Roy Orbison in 2018.

2020 saw a stunning album by JOHNNY CASH with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with special guests Bob Dylan, June Carter Cash and guitar legend Duane Eddy released in November. The album entered the charts at number 10 this week.

Watch out for more releases including the new CLASSIC ROCK album with the London Symphony Orchestra and Michael Crawford with the RPO and the LSO.