SOURCE: Primco Management Inc.

July 10, 2013 13:19 ET

Primco Management/ESMG Announces the Signing of Rising Music Superstar Tion Phipps

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2013) -  Primco Management Inc. (OTCQB: PMCM), a fully integrated multi-media entertainment company, is proud to announce today that, in conjunction with its new relationship with Phoenix 51, its ESMG Music Label has signed a great young talent, Tion Phipps. With nearly 12,000,000 viewings on YouTube, Tion Phipps is a league ahead of the typical teen with his sights set on superstardom. At 18, he's a seasoned performer, determined to grab hold of the entertainment industry with a fresh sound that blends pop music with the musical maturity of R&B. With a killer smile, a diverse cultural background, and All American good boy looks, this singer, dancer and songwriter is turning heads. To Tion, music is second nature: "I do what the beat tells me." Music recorded by Tion Phipps will be released through the new ESMG/Top Sail Productions output deal with WEA/Warner Music Group.

Tion has been following the beat since his days as a small town boy living in Madisonville, Kentucky. Raised by a single mother, Tion's musical ear developed by belting out notes to unexpected influences like Ray Charles, The Righteous Brothers, and country icons like Garth Brooks. Tion's addiction for singing started when he sang along to the classic pop tune "Rockin' Robin" by the Jackson 5. "That's when I first got a voice," remembers Tion. "My mom said, 'Is that you singing or is that Michael?' I said, 'That's me singing!' From there, I wanted to be a singer." Tion was only nine years old at the time.

While Tion is inspired by old school legends, don't let his musical maturity deceive you. He's young at heart, obsessed with skateboarding and hanging out with friends while jamming out to R&B favorites like Omarion and newer artists like Drake. Tion is not your average teen dream. A natural talent, and unlike many stars of today, he wasn't plucked from a reality show. Similar to Justin Timberlake and Usher, this Southern boy has been paying his dues on stage for years. He is a down-home, country kid with aspirations that are morphing into reality. "Anytime I pray, my ultimate goal is to be a legend among the legends. I want to make a great show," says Tion. "I want to make them remember it!" After one look, one listen, one performance, Tion is absolutely unforgettable.

"We are thrilled to have a refreshing new talent as Tion Phipps and to be able to work in collaboration with Joe Isgro and David Esterson's Phoenix 51 with their marketing and promotion expertise. We believe that we are uniquely positioned to catapult this new artist into stardom with his outstanding voice and inherent appeal," said David Michery, President and CEO Primco Management Inc. "We are confident that the Tion Phipps debut record, to be released this summer, will be a major seller and will be the first of several highly successful albums from this artist."

David Esterson, President of Phoenix 51, Inc., said, "We are excited to join with ESMG to release teen internet sensation Tion Phipps, an artist whose impact transcends his millions of online views. Witnessing both the fanatic reaction at his live shows, and the sale of his branded merchandise, made partnering with Tion an obvious choice. We are lucky to be a part of this emerging talent and to work with the experienced distribution team at ESMG."

About Primco Management Inc.:

Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, ESMG Inc., the Company operates as an integrated entertainment company with divisions in music and film production and distribution, and is launching additional divisions in television, radio and online sports. Primco also operates in aspects of the real estate industry. Through its highly skilled and industry experienced management team, the Company provides leading edge/dynamic services and digital content to worldwide audiences. ESMG Inc. leverages its highly motivated and industry experienced management strengths and capabilities with focused operating divisions to reach and satisfy the marketplace of targeted consumers searching for a breakthrough in new and exciting talent and content. (For additional information, visit

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Alan Bailey
    Primco Management/ESMG, Inc. & Top Sail Productions.
    (310) 407-5452 Office