SOURCE: SMC Recordings Inc.

December 24, 2009 13:00 ET

SMC Recordings Inc. Announces New Partnership With Blak Hollywood Entertainment to Release First of Several Projects Worldwide

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 24, 2009) - SMC Recordings (PINKSHEETS: SMCE) announces an exclusive strategic partnership with Blak Hollywood Entertainment designed to mutually benefit both companies by releasing several projects in tandem through SMC's expansive distribution network worldwide. The new agreement consists of co-branding Blak Hollywood Entertainment physical and digital releases through a variety of marketing and promotional opportunities available to SMC Recordings.

SMC Recordings, an independent record label out of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Blak Hollywood Entertainment, which just opened offices in Atlanta, GA, will kick things off with the release of internet rap sensation J-Real and his debut album "My Audition," scheduled for release in early 2010.

The decision to partner with Blak Hollywood was not a difficult one. "Blak Hollywood is a new and exciting entertainment company with an impressive roster of young talent," says co-founder and CEO Ralph Tashjian. "Our proven success in the Atlanta and southern region with Pastor Troy and Killer Mike gives us the credentials to work with a company like Blak Hollywood and the confidence to succeed." Miguel Savannah, Head of Operations, agrees with Ralph, stating, "I've been in the music industry for a number of years and met Ralph Tashjian through an urban radio promoter and we stayed in contact over time. After Marcus Hammond and Orlando Ferrer started the label, they approached me about getting involved and I felt that SMC was a great catalyst for a label with incredible artists."

"SMC's infrastructure is perfect for an indie label like Blak Hollywood that has their own financial backing," says Blak Hollywood Senior Partner Marcus Hammond. "... and they are true to form when it comes to achieving maximum exposure for our artists without getting caught up in the major label red tape."

Blak Hollywood Entertainment is looking forward to many aspects of their new partnership with SMC Recordings, including, "Longevity and growth and to become a dominant force in the indie label market. With artists like J-Real, Issa X-TAC, and Mozart, we feel these are artists that will benefit greatly though our joint venture with SMC," says Orlando Ferrer, Blak Hollywood Senior Partner.

About SMC Recordings:

Established in March of 2005, SMC Recordings is home to independent music and artists. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company's prized accomplishment is its unique philosophy of artist development, where artists are encouraged to participate with the label from inception through maintenance of their careers. This innovative structure has garnered industry veterans to join the company and aid in its growth. SMC is distributed by Fontana, the indie distribution subsidiary of Universal. It is SMC's humble regional beginnings and loyalty to their artists and their careers that will guarantee the company to always be on the precipice of creativity and expansion in the music game.

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