SOURCE: Eagle Rock Entertainment

June 22, 2005 08:07 ET

Eagle Rock Entertainment to Represent Death Row Records Outside North America and Canada

"Tupac Shakur: Live at the House of Blues" to Be Released Worldwide in September on DVD, CD and UMD

LONDON and NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2005 -- Eagle Rock Entertainment is pleased to announce an agreement with Death Row Records to represent its audio catalogue for the world outside North America and Canada from April 1, 2006, onwards. In a separate deal, Eagle Rock also announces that it has acquired worldwide rights from Death Row for "Tupac Shakur: Live at the House of Blues," which is now scheduled for September 2005 release in North America, Europe and other territories on DVD, CD and UMD. (The UMD format plays on the Sony PlayStation Portable game device.)

Death Row Records was founded by Suge Knight in 1991 and fast became the biggest and most influential hip-hop label of the '90s with releases such as Dr. Dre's solo album "The Chronic," Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Doggystyle" and Tupac Shakur's "All Eyez On Me."

The first fruits of the relationship with Death Row Records will be the simultaneous DVD/CD/UMD release of the never-before-seen, uncensored "Tupac Shakur: Live at the House of Blues," scheduled for a September 2005 worldwide release on Eagle Vision. The show, which took place in Los Angeles on July 4, 1996, also features guest appearances by artists including Snoop Dogg and the Outlawz. The video of the performance is believed to be the last available of Shakur before his death from gunshot wounds later that year. The DVD will also include several of Shakur's music videos as well as an exclusive interview with Knight.

"The quality of the Death Row catalogue is without question. It is a phenomenal collection of seminal hip hop and rap," says Terry Shand, Executive Chairman of Eagle Rock Entertainment worldwide. "We're excited about making these recordings more accessible to a greater audience on CD and through other channels and plan to release them with special packaging and bonus material when the catalogue is re-launched in April."

Said Eagle Rock Entertainment Executive Vice President and President of North American Operations, Mike Carden, "'Live at the House of Blues' captures Tupac at the peak of his career. It will be a must-have for fans of his music, and we're looking forward to bringing this performance to rap and hip hop fans around the world, not only on DVD but on CD and UMD as well."

Eagle Rock Entertainment operates in the music and entertainment business worldwide. Eagle Vision is a wholly owned division of Eagle Rock Group, LTD. The company's corporate headquarters are in London, with offices in New York, Paris and Hamburg.

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