SOURCE: The Royal Factory

The Royal Factory

November 17, 2009 16:00 ET

The Royal Factory Formed

The Royal Factory Announces Its Formation and Signs Inaugural Artist Austin Brown

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - Entering into the exciting world of independent music production, The Royal Factory is pleased today to announce its formation and the signing of its inaugural artist, Austin Brown.

Austin Brown is an accomplished multi-instrument musician, singer, songwriter, and performer and is the son of successful recording artist Rebbie Brown (nee Jackson) and the nephew of music legends Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.

"Not only is Austin a musical prodigy from an incredible musical family, he also has a perfectionist work ethic," said Chester Aldridge, CEO of The Royal Factory. "We are honored to have Austin join us to create an entertainment franchise and launch The Royal Factory as a publishing force." Mr. Aldridge has several years of publishing, licensing and distribution experience in the entertainment business and is a sought-after venture capitalist known for his ability to source and finance promising start-up companies.

"Austin is the ideal artist to build a label around and he will now have the proper management and financing in place to work with the top people in the industry," stated Kenny Cheung, Chairman of The Royal Factory. "Austin is positioned to become one of the leading artists of his generation." Mr. Cheung is a successful businessman whose lucrative career has been built upon his ability to identify and finance successful management teams.

"Working with Chester, Kenny and Tony Shapiro [partner] at The Royal Factory for the past two years has been incredible," said Austin Brown. "They have facilitated so much personal, business and artistic development that has taken me to a whole new level."

Austin's highly anticipated debut album for The Royal Factory will be rhythmic electro-pop (a combination of R&B, electronic and pop fusion), a sound that he has been perfecting for the past several years.

About The Royal Factory

The Royal Factory is an independent music label featuring Austin Brown, the son of successful recording artist Rebbie Brown and the nephew of music legends Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, as its inaugural artist.

The Royal Factory was founded and incubated by the management team of US Trust Corp. For more information, visit www.ustrustcorp.com.

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