SOURCE: Lyric Jeans, Inc.

January 17, 2008 12:19 ET

Lyric Culture Debuts Lyrix Line for Girls With "American Idol" Collection

Collection Debuts Online January 17th

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 17, 2008) - Lyric Jeans, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LYJN), the parent company behind the Lyric Culture brand, today announced that its LYRIX brand for girls will debut online at

Lyric Culture, a premium adult contemporary apparel line, is launching LYRIX, its first brand extension based on the songs and style made famous by the hit television phenomenon "American Idol," which premieres its seventh season on January 15th and 16th. The initial LYRIX-"American Idol" collection focuses on the tween market, with plans to further expand into kidswear and accessories.

LYRIX, a rock n' roll apparel line designed for girls ages 7-16 and driven by popular song lyrics, will debut the "American Idol" collection, which includes tees, denim skirts, jackets and vests, velour hoodies and sweat pants retailing between $US24.00 and $58.00. LYRIX t-shirts will draw inspiration from classic pop and R&B hits performed on "American Idol," such as "A Moment Like This," "RESPECT," "You Had a Bad Day" and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."

"'American Idol,' which garners 60 million viewers each week, is the most powerful and iconic music brand in popular culture today. Synonymous with great music and great fashion, it's the perfect tie-in for our creative concept," said Hanna Rochelle Schmieder, President of Lyric Culture. "Now, girls worldwide can dress like an Idol and express themselves through their favorite songs with the LYRIX line."

"Lyric Culture has taken a unique approach in personalizing musical expression through fashion," added Nora Wong, senior manager of consumer licensing for FremantleMedia Enterprises' North American licensing team. "Lending the 'American Idol' name to this apparel line is a fantastic extension for both brands and gets to the heart of what our brand is all about."

LYRIX is an extension of the Lyric Culture brand, a premium adult contemporary apparel and accessories line driven by the music of such legendary artists as The Beatles, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, Janis Joplin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bee Gees, Steppenwolf and many more.

About Lyric Culture

Lyric Culture is a music-driven apparel company involving lyrical content on jeans, denim wear and accessories. Each item reflects the song through its design. As the innovator and manufacturer of groundbreaking fashion, Lyric Culture employs a cutting edge design strategy which allows the wearer to express themselves through the words of their favorite song -- a modern twist to wearing your heart on your sleeve (and pant leg)! Lyric Culture has deals in place with the largest music publishing companies in the world including Warner Chappell, EMI, Universal, Sony/ATV and BMG to name a few and has secured the rights to utilize lyrics made famous by The Beatles, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, The Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Steppenwolf and many more.

The company currently produces Lyric Culture, a premium rock n' roll apparel and accessories line available at over three hundred specialty boutiques nationwide.

About FremantleMedia Enterprises & FremantleMedia

FremantleMedia Enterprises is the content exploitation arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment. It is a division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world with leading prime time drama, serial drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming in over 40 countries worldwide. FremantleMedia is a subsidiary of RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is 90% owned by Bertelsmann AG, an integrated media and entertainment company that commands leading positions in the world's media markets. For further information, visit

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative television programs for network, cable and syndicated platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon "American Idol" (FOX), "The Next Great American Band" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "American Inventor" (ABC), "Thank God You're Here" (NBC), "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" (Oxygen), "Property Ladder" (TLC), "Family Feud" (syndicated), "Temptation" (syndicated), "Million Dollar Password" (CBS), and the longest-running game show in television history, "The Price Is Right" (CBS).

About "American Idol"

AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment, Ltd.; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

About 19 Entertainment

19 Entertainment, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CKX, Inc., was founded by Simon Fuller 21 years ago and acquired by CKX in March 2005. The company is recognized as a leading creator, provider and promoter of globally successful, music-based entertainment, or "Entertainment Brands."

Simon Fuller, who serves as Chief Executive Officer of 19 Entertainment, is the creator of AMERICAN IDOL in the United States, "Pop Idol" in the UK, as well as versions of the IDOL format in more than 30 countries around the world. Fuller is also the co-creator of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, which aired in the U.S. on FOX during summer 2005 and was the top-rated television show in its time slot.

Fuller has made music history in the UK and the U.S.A., producing a stream of No. 1 hits and managing multi-platinum-selling acts. Fuller recently became the world's most successful manager -- breaking a record set by the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein in the 1960s -- when three of his artists occupied the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 positions on the U.S. single chart as well as the No. 1 position on the album chart.

19 Entertainment has been involved in the creation of 109 No. 1 singles and 87 No. 1 albums in the UK alone, with an impressive tally of 296 Top-40 albums and 465 Top-40 singles.

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