Press release from Gio:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WIDEAWAKE/DEATH ROW TO GIVE AWAY FREE MUSIC
CD SAMPLER ON RECORD STORE DAY, APRIL 18, 2009
SAMPLER CELEBRATES RETURN OF
CLASSIC DEATH ROW CATALOG
April 14, 2009 – WIDEawake/Death Row Entertainment LLC announces a hot offer to all rap, urban and hip-hop music lovers. The company has issued a free Death Row “Record Store Day” CD sampler to be given away exclusively at over 750 participating retailers in the U.S. on Record Store Day, April 18, 2009. This special free CD offer is redeemable exclusively on Record Store Day 2009 and at participating Record Store Day retailers only. All three songs are never before heard Death Row music from the Death Row Vault. Fans can then log on to TRYSOMETHINGNEW.TV to download a free ringtone of another unreleased, new song.
The Death Row sampler celebrates the return of one of the most influential music catalogs at retail and features tracks by classic Death Row artists Petey Pablo “Pay for the Pu**y,” Crooked I “Hoodstar” and Danny Boy “Do What You Do.” The CD artwork will include a special link for fans to download an additional free exclusive bonus ringtone and sign up for more info on the new and highly artist and fan friendly Death Row Records.
WIDEawake Entertainment Group acquired the Death Row catalog in early 2009. Only 10% of the music, videos, and artwork of this extraordinary catalog has ever come to market. The company is now free to open these vaults and plans to release the best of the best in North America via its exclusive distribution deal with E1 Entertainment Distribution throughout North America. Forthcoming titles will be officially announced by the label in the near future.
About WIDEawake Entertainment Group
WIDEawake was formed in January 2006 to pursue opportunities in film, music, production and technology. WIDEawake is an ownership model. WIDEawake develops film properties, artists, proprietary technology/marketing models, and multimedia projects. www.WIDEawakehc.com, www.wideawakehc.com/cmw, www.Trysomethingnew.tv, www.seanjonesmusic.net.
About Record Store Day
The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the second Saturday every April.
About E1 Entertainment
E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries. The company currently operates in Canada, the U.S., the UK, Holland and Belgium through its four primary businesses units: E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 Distribution. These businesses collectively represent E1’s extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production/distribution, Kids content, Licensing and Distribution. E1’s content library includes more than 3,700 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 15,000 music tracks.
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