SOURCE: SMC Recordings Inc.

August 17, 2010 16:01 ET

SMC Recordings Renews Contract With Fontana

Proven Success Leads to Greater Support From Fontana to Expand Roster Internationally

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) -  SMC Recordings Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMCE) have renewed their long-term contract with Fontana, the independent marketing, sales and distribution subsidiary of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company.

After five years of increasing sales and a slew of notable releases under Fontana, SMC looks to continue down this path as one of the most successful indie Hip Hop labels under their umbrella. Thanks in large part to Fontana's unwavering support and expertise, SMC will continue to build its brand, targeting established artists to add to its roster, as well as further developing emerging artists. SMC is also delighted to announce that in partnership with Fontana, they will work with Universal Music Group International for all physical and digital releases outside of North America.

'This re-vamping of our existing agreement is extremely significant as we have proven to be a fruitful partner to Fontana. Their increased support has given us the ability to move forward with the economic stability required in pursuit of big name talent. We have enjoyed great success recently and this positions us to continue on that road," shared SMC CEO Ralph Tashjian.

"Ralph and his team at SMC are true entrepreneurs in every sense of the word," added Ron Spaulding, President of Fontana. "They are real music lovers who have built a thriving business and dynamic roster. They are exactly the kind of partners we celebrate here at Fontana."

SMC's current roster is a diverse mixture of seasoned Hip Hop artists as well as new talent. With some of the most successful releases to date being hip hop legend Rakim, and Southern mainstays Killer Mike and Pastor Troy. They have also taken local acts such as Bay Area rapper The Jacka who was selling modest numbers locally and catapulting him into the National market; with his last release Tear Gas landing him #4 on the Billboard Rap chart.

SMC plans to aggressively expand their roster with impressive acquisitions, as well as continue to break new artists; building on an already stellar roster. With the backing of Fontana Distribution who values what SMC brings to the table and with the new Universal Worldwide Distribution; they will continue their rapid growth.

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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