SOURCE: Signature Devices, Inc.

Signature Devices, Inc.

January 07, 2010 20:20 ET

Signature Devices, Inc. Subsidiary 7th Level Entertainment Group Announces Their Rock Sensation Emiko Is #1 on Pop Charts in Japan With New Hit Song

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - 7th Level Entertainment Group -- a wholly owned subsidiary of Signature Devices, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SDVI) in Redwood City, Calif. -- announced today that its Talent Management client Emiko's hit song "Any Favors" is #1 on the You Music Pop Charts in Japan. Emiko is one of 7th Level's trailblazing music artists, just completing the Japan and UK legs of her 2009/2010 world tour where she received an amazing reception. Nov. 9-15 she was a featured panelist and performer at Japan Music Week to rave reviews. While there, Emiko also performed a private label showcase for Sony Japan, which was followed up with meetings at Sony Japan's corporate offices with senior management. If that were not enough to fill anyone's plate, Emiko then traveled to the UK where she took meetings with the heads of Sony UK's publishing division, met with World Domination Music and had talks with RAK Studios regarding an upcoming recording project with Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel's drummer).

Emiko and her talent management agency, the 7th Level Entertainment Group, aren't resting on their laurels... they have a lot of exciting projects on the books as she returns to the United States:

--  Emiko performs at NAMM showcase, sponsored by, on Jan 14th.
--  February 17th, Emiko is scheduled to headline a benefit concert for the Center
    for the Arts in Idaho.
--  Immediately after, Emiko is headlining "Aprés Ski" at Sun Valley, Idaho Feb
--  Then she heads into the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy
    Faragher (the Bee Gee's, Taylor Dayne, and music producer of Fox hit show "Glee").
--  Emiko is a featured panelist and performer at "Canadian Music Week" March

R.J. Bucaria, Chief Executive Officer of 7th Level Entertainment Group, LLC, is quoted as saying: "It has been a busy few months for the team. In addition to the singles chart success in Japan, Emiko's World Tour is almost done. After the dates in Japan and England, we only have a few more dates back in the US before heading to Canada to finish up the tour in March with Canadian Music Week. Then we get to refocus on completing the new album with Tommy, which is something we are all looking forward to."

Some of the tour's highlight performances thus far have occurred at the 2009 Special Olympic Winter Games in Boise, Idaho; The Pavilion at Sun Valley with Keb Mo'; and the Steelbridge Song Festival with the legendary Jackson Browne.

Kenneth Hurley, Chief Executive Officer of Signature Devices, Inc., parent company of both 7th Level and its sister division, Graffiti Entertainment, further stated: "7th Level is working with Emiko and other artists -- managing their careers, promoting and producing events, tours and other various syndication deals. That works very well with 7th Level's sister company, Graffiti Entertainment, Inc. There are also the video gaming franchise opportunities as part of 7th Level's over-all talent management business."

He further elaborated on this announcement: "We are creating a whole new level of entertainment-oriented services and products. Our enterprise is a very structured and highly integrated entertainment group of companies with 'A' talent performers and production professionals that intertwine and reinforce each other to offer expanded services to our clients." Mr. Hurley further stated: "Signature Devices, as well as the 7th Level and Graffiti companies, are thrilled to be a part of Emiko's success. We are looking forward to many years of our continued working relationship, blazing new frontiers with Emiko."

More About Emiko

As a 3-time featured performer of the "Songwriters Hall of Fame New Writers Showcases," Emiko has graced the pages of Billboard Magazine, FM Sound, Music Connection, and other mainstream music publications. As a songwriter, Emiko has writing and production credits for SONY/ATV, V2, and song placements both nationally and internationally on MTV, VH1, CBS, E!, HGTV, A&E... and more! All this has made Emiko a truly global brand.

Emiko's awards (including the 2005 and 2009 Overplay Song Competition) and nominations (2004 BRIT Award), coupled with her incredible success in the UK (one for a record-setting 17 weeks on the Overplay Pop/Rock charts) and Japan (3 and 7 on the YouMusic Pop Charts) has led to her fast fanbase growth.

After the critical success of her debut album, "Here Lies Tinkerbell," 2009 saw Emiko return to the studio to begin work on her 2nd Album release with 12-time platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated producer Tommy Faragher (the Bee Gees, Taylor Dayne) and Patrick Shaw (Alicia Keys, Shakira, Mandy Moore).

7th Level Entertainment Group, LLC

The 7th Level Entertainment Group ( is an International Event Production and Talent Management company that provides clients with a wide range of production and management related services across the full spectrum of the entertainment industry. The 7th Level Entertainment Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Signature Devices Inc. / Graffiti Entertainment.

About Signature Devices, Inc. and Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.:

Based in Redwood City, Calif., Signature Devices, Inc. creates, develops and manufactures advanced information technology, including computer systems, software and electronics products. One of the Company's premier technologies includes a blend of hardware and software for image generation technology used in video games and simulations. Signature Devices also owns Graffiti Entertainment, Inc. (, a publisher of interactive entertainment software for advanced entertainment consoles.

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