Born in England in 1940, Terence Yallop moved to the United States in 1975 and Yallop became a member of the faculty of the fledgling California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and for several years there and in the Bay Area he gave classes in t’ai chi and Taoist philosophy. Yallop was aware that the time was ripe for a new kind of music to emerge and began to make connections with the talented musicians he perceived were creating the best of it. Out of a desire to share this exciting new music with as many people as possible, he began promoting concerts for now internationally prominent artists that included Kitaro, Yanni and Andreas Vollenweider, who heralded the new genre.
In 1980, he formed a record distribution company called Real to Reel and shortly thereafter began signing artists and releasing albums on his Real Music label. Today, Real Music represents many US and international artists and offers in excess of 100 album titles and distributes through both mainstream and alternative channels in the U.S. and more than 40 countries throughout the world. Its artists regularly chart in Billboard magazine.
For more on Yallop’s background and career, including non-profit work on behalf of the environment visit his Wisdom Holder page, or visit our Video Library to browse and view Celedra’s recent conversation with this esteemed musician on topics including “The Heart Centered Manifestation of Music”, “The Gifts of Music” and more.