SOURCE: SMC Recordings Inc.

December 09, 2009 16:44 ET

SMC Recordings Expands European Distribution Network

New Network Strengthens SMC's Presence Across Europe

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - SMC Recordings (PINKSHEETS: SMCE), the successful independent record label that recently released platinum-recording artist Rakim's long-awaited album, "The Seventh Seal," announced it has expanded its network by partnering with several key distribution companies in Europe. The newly expanded network looks to sell and support the SMC family of releases, both in physical and digital formats throughout Europe's diverse markets. This latest extension strengthens SMC's presence in Europe and positions them as global competitors.

"This network expansion takes SMC to a whole new level," says co-founder and CEO Ralph Tashjian. "We are extremely excited to continue expanding globally through strategic partnerships with some of the best distribution companies in Europe, giving us the flexibility and reach to be a serious worldwide contender."

The first European distribution project to pipe through the new network is "The G Files," the latest album by multi-platinum recording rap artist Warren G. Warren G has already experienced much success with six full length albums and 10 million copies sold worldwide, and "The G Files" is set to continue on that success.

Effective immediately, SMC products will be handled by Avispa in Spain and Andorra; Border Music Group in Scandanavia, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Sweden; Socadisc in France; RSK in the United Kingdom; Pias in Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg; Soulfood in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia; and Edel in Italy.

"During the past two years, SMC has grown from a regional to a national label," says co-founder Will Bronson. "With the addition of both European and Asian distribution, SMC can now fulfill its growth targets and exploit the value of the international market."


About SMC Recordings:

Established in March of 2005, SMC Recordings is home to independent music and artists. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company's prized accomplishment is its unique philosophy of artist development, where artists are encouraged to participate with the label from inception through maintenance of their careers. This innovative structure has garnered industry veterans to join the company and aid in its growth. SMC is distributed by Fontana, the indie distribution subsidiary of Universal. It is SMC's humble regional beginnings and loyalty to their artists and their careers that will guarantee the company to always be on the precipice of creativity and expansion in the music game.

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