SOURCE: Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc.

February 14, 2007 07:00 ET

Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc. Announces Qbanito's Montreal Festival Invitation

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GMSC) is pleased to announce that Qbanito was invited to perform during Montreal's 8th Edition of the Hydro-Québec Celebration of Light.

The festival's entertainment lineup was announced last Wednesday morning. Qbanito is set to headline two shows on February 23rd on the festival's main stage at the Old Port of Montreal. The Hydro-Québec Celebration of Light (Festival Montréal En Lumière) is a two weekend long outdoor celebration featuring non-stop entertainment and festivities. Despite the frigid Canadian winter weather, thousands of people come out to enjoy the activities. The Old Port of Montreal, which is also the home of the Spring Montreal Music Festival, is literally lit up for this winter gala. Aside from the live band performances, the weekend programs also include light shows, fireworks, and DJ performances. For more information on the festival, you may view the festival's website at

"The Celebration of Light is something that Canadians look forward to every year," stated President, Fred Berlin. "We spend a good part of the winter locked up indoors trying to stay warm. This festival is an excuse for everyone to get out of the house and celebrate our culture. It is noteworthy that Qbanito was invited to headline shows on the outdoor stage. This invitation proves that Qbanito has been accepted as a part of Montreal's music and culture. The festival will be great exposure for him. He will be up on the main stage, performing for thousands of fans and new listeners, and the timing couldn't be better. He's just got his first French album out in Europe, we are expecting a spring release date for his follow up French album, and we are continuing to further concentrate on marketing avenues in the U.S. 2007 is shaping up to be a great year for this young, Latin artist."

Based in Montreal, Canada and incorporated in November 1998, the Company is an independent music entity that produces, promotes, markets and controls the copyrights on music recordings in multiple formats. Additionally, The Company's multi-million dollar studio, Cherry Studios, has produced voice-overs and sound tracks for commercials and film. In addition, Cherry Studios has also produced thousands of recordings and has to its credit a total of 23 gold and platinum albums. GEM has recently found success in the reggaeton market with its signature artist, Qbanito. Qbanito's debut album has already generated a #1 hit in Canada and is currently being marketed by Universal Music in Europe. Grand Entertainment also controls exclusive rights to vast catalogues of previously unreleased recordings from Cuban music archives. In November 2006, Grand Entertainment acquired half of Lost City Records, adding a half dozen award-winning artists, including rising rap star Big Lou, and a 500+ song catalogue to Grand's existing assets. In addition, the company will continue to focus on growth through acquisitions over the next twelve months in an effort to reach its mission of becoming a premier production, recording, publishing, and internet distribution company.

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