TransMedia Group Retained to Stop the Vote for Florida State Song Search
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Newly Formed Committee Seeks to Include Florida's Official Welcome Song, 'Florida' as Official State Song MIAMI, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly formed committee, 'Hold the Florida StateSong Vote', has retained TransMedia Group to publicize their campaign to stop the vote seeking to replace The Swanee River with a new state song and name Florida, Florida's current Welcome Song, as the official state song. Florida, written by Lawrence Hurwit and Israel Abrams, was named the official state welcome song in 1985. "Florida is a catchy song that evokes light-heartedness and fun -- all things associated with the Sunshine State. Florida was written after Governor of Florida Bob Graham requested that Hurwit create an official song and the Florida House of Representatives voted in the song. It only makes sense to name the official state song as one already deemed important by our government," said Tom Madden, Founder and CEO of TransMedia Group. With Hurwit's successful background in composing and orchestrating music, Governor Graham asked Hurwit to use Florida as an inspiration for a song. "Being a tourist turned long-time resident of Florida, I tapped into my experiences to write this ballad. After all, Florida welcomes people around the world to come and bask in sun with us," said Lawrence Hurwit. The voting for the song ends on January 10th and Florida is not among the finalists chosen. The committee to 'Hold the Florida StateSong Vote' urges Florida residents to visit www.floridawelcomesong.com. Committee member Susan Cutaia says, "We already have an official song and it's been ignored in this competition. All we want is for everyone to hear Florida and then decide for themselves if it's worthy to be considered a finalist." The winner will be decided by popular vote at www.justsingflorida.org. Media Contact: Kelli Bloechinger 561-750-9800 X 226 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE TransMedia Group Kelli Bloechinger of TransMedia Group, +1-561-750-9800 X 226, email@example.com
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