SOURCE: Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc.

September 20, 2006 08:00 ET

Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc. Announces Award Nomination for Hit Artist Qbanito

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2006 -- Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GMSC) announces that Qbanito has officially received a L'ADISQ nomination.

Qbanito's debut album, "Partir," has been nominated for a L'ADISQ award for Album of the Year in the world music category. The L'ADISQ awards recognize the music industry's brightest and most talented, and are Canada's (Quebec's) francophone equivalent to the Grammys (U.S.) and the BRITS (U.K.). The awards have been held annually in Quebec since 1979, and this year's winners will be announced on October 23rd, 2006 at 8:00PM in a Gala event at the famed Metropolis. For more information, please visit the L'ADISQ website directly at

Fred Berlin, President, stated, "We are absolutely thrilled with this announcement. Although our studio has been involved in the production of several gold and platinum albums, this is our first L'ADISQ nomination. All of us here at GEM could not be more proud of Qbanito .This is a tremendous achievement that he has worked extremely hard to obtain. I think this is just the beginning of what could be a long and distinguished career for a talent of his caliber." Berlin went on to say, "I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Qbanito for his tireless work and everyone who has been involved with the Qbanito project and has stuck by us through thick and thin. We believe that this nomination will help with next month's U.S. album launch and we look forward to sharing future updates on his continued success."

About Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc.

Based in Montreal, PQ, and incorporated in November 1998, the Company is an independent music company that produces, promotes, markets and controls the copyrights on music recordings in multiple formats. Additionally, the Company's multi-million dollar studios produce voice-overs and sound tracks for commercials and film, which are used on the radio, television and in theatres. Cherry Studios has produced thousands of records in its studios and has to its credit a total of 23 gold and platinum records. GEM, a pioneer in the Internet distribution and digital download field, currently owns and controls all its content and distribution rights. Having both content and distribution rights will enable the company to fulfill its mission of becoming a leading consolidator of quality music catalogues as well as a premier production, recording, publishing and Internet distribution company in the music industry.

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