Cord International Media Group has been passionately researching, archiving, preserving, restoring, and releasing these lost or previously out of print classic recordings for decades now, collecting amazing stories and rare photographs to share with you along the way. So with each disc you also get an education in the history of the music with extensive historical liner notes. The goal is to make REAL Hawaiian music from these legendary artists and their stories available so that people from all walks of life, all around the globe can enjoy & appreciate the spirit & sound of aloha.
Over the years, both the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts (Hawaii’s Grammy Awards) and the Hawaii Music Awards (Hawaii’s American Music Awards) has recognized the work with many prestigious awards and nominations in many categories.
Cord International & Hana Ola Records extensive Catalog of Hawaiian music is often licensed for film, television, commercials, and documentary soundtracks. Numerous songs have appeared in all of the above genres including the blockbuster feature films, Pearl Harbor, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Descendants, & Aloha.
Since the inception of the Sandwich Islands Network, Cord International- Michael and Maryann Cord have help create a musical library of vintage and hard to get classic and contemporary island music.
Michael Cord transitioned recently and his wife Maryann continues the work they started to preserve and maintain the music of the islands.
We are eternally grateful for the love and support of Cord International.