Somerset Entertainment Income Fund

Somerset Entertainment Income Fund

July 06, 2007 12:32 ET

Somerset Entertainment to Launch Exclusive Rolling Stone Compilation Line at Major Music Retailer

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 6, 2007) -


Somerset Entertainment Income Fund (TSX:SOM.UN) has announced that its Compass division will launch an exclusive line of Rolling Stone-branded compilation music at a major U.S. music retailer. The new, exclusive program will partner two of the biggest names in music.

Scheduled to ship in August 2007, the product line will be featured on end caps at most locations of the music retailer and will utilize Somerset Entertainment's unique interactive displays, which allow consumers to hear samples of all of tracks on a CD. The initial product launch will feature 12 titles.

"This is an exciting program for Compass," said Somerset Entertainment CEO, Andy Burgess. "Using our interactive and product development expertise for exclusive programs like this one is a core strategy for growth. We're optimistic about the prospects," said Burgess. "Partnering with the world's leading music publication will allow us to reach music-savvy consumers who trust the Rolling Stone brand."

About Somerset Entertainment

Somerset Entertainment is the leading North American producer and distributor of specialty music sold internationally through non-traditional retailers using interactive displays. The company's extensive distribution network includes mass merchants, specialty chains and independent stores in more than 20 countries, including the United States and Canada. Based in Toronto, Canada, the company employs over 150 people at offices in Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Buffalo Grove, Illinois, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, (U.S.A.); and Essex, England (UK).

Additional information relating to the Somerset Entertainment Income Fund, including unaudited financial statements as of March 31, 2007, is available at and

About Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone has been the leading voice of music and popular culture since its inception 40 years ago. The magazine features the latest in music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary and award-winning investigative journalism. Rolling Stone provides all the news that fits to 14 million readers every two weeks.

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