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10/13/2005

 
Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz to Release Limited Edition TV Desktop Player in Celebration of Crunk Juice and Remix CDs

With the Launch of the Lil Jon TV Desktop Fans are Offered Exclusive Content and Giveaways Surrounding the Recently Released Crunk Juice, 'Chopped & Screwed' Remix Album!

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the great successes of both Crunk Juice and the "Chopped and Screwed" remix album, Lil Jon will release a limited edition customized TV Desktop player, created by The iFirm, Inc. The Lil Jon TV Desktop will offer fans access to never before seen interviews, videos, and Lil Jon music. The custom branded player will allow fans to stream the entire "chopped and Screwed CD and also automatically enter them to win a subscription to Transworld Skateboarding magazine, a pair of DVS shoes, and a pair of Oakley "Thump" MP3 player sunglasses.

With a simple and free download of the player, users will also have access to the latest action sports trailers, skate footage, music and old school games like Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pac Man. They can rate model's photos, buy merchandise, create audio and video playlists, search content, and even send favorites to friends.

"Lil Jon/ TVT, being the creative people they are, wanted to reach out in a cool new way, and offer fans something they have never had before. TV Desktop more than provided that opportunity," says Jimmy Pargas, Vice President Action Sports and Music Marketing for A.D.D. Marketing & Advertising.

Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz were looking for a unique and effective way to entertain and build awareness of their latest CD and remix CD. The iFirm partnered with A.D.D. Marketing to create this Lil Jon TV Desktop audio/ video computer software program. "We are thrilled to partner with A.D.D. Marketing, Lil Jon and TVT Records. They certainly see the power of TVd and how to maximize their connection with fans", says Rob Williams, The iFirm's founder and president.

The Lil Jon TV Desktop Player is a free download, PC and Mac compatible, and available at www.tvdesktop.com/liljon/

For more information contact:
Meredith Sloane - Melon Media
310-482-3462
Meredith@melonmedia.com

About the iFirm, Inc.

The iFirm, Inc. is an Internet Agency that delivers design, marketing, and programming services to the entertainment industry and major lifestyle brands.

Website: http://www.tvdesktop.com/

About A.D.D. Marketing & Advertising

A.D.D. Marketing and Advertising is a Los Angeles based hybrid advertising/marketing agency. The company specializes in developing communication solutions that seamlessly span from traditional to non- traditional. A.D.D.'s client base includes: Sony Playstation, Nestle, Paramount Studios, Honda, Maverick Records, Fox, Proctor and Gamble, Shark Energy Drink, Activision, Mazda, KMS Hair care and Panda Express.

Website: http://www.addmarketing.com/

About TVT Records

Headquartered in New York City, TVT Records is Billboard's #1 independent record company of 2005. TVT's other notable urban releases: Atlanta hip-hop duo Ying Yang Twins platinum fourth album, U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta), 'Kings of Crunk' Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz double-platinum album Crunk Juice and the gold-certified M.I.A.M.I. from Cuban-American emcee Pitbull.

Website: http://www.tvtrecords.com/

Source: The iFirm, Inc.

CONTACT: Meredith Sloane of Melon Media, +1-310-482-3462,
Meredith@melonmedia.com, for The iFirm, Inc.

Web site: http://www.tvtrecords.com/

Web site: http://www.tvdesktop.com/liljon

Web site: http://www.addmarketing.com/

Web site: http://www.theifirm.com/


 
New TV One Series 'Sharp Talk With Al Sharpton' Premieres Oct. 28

- Issue-oriented Talk Show Takes Place in Haven of African American Culture, the Barbershop -

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Rev. Al Sharpton takes the time-honored tradition of talking issues, politics and culture in African American barbershops a step further when TV One debuts "Sharp Talk with Al Sharpton" on Friday, October 28 at 8:30 PM (ET). The new half-hour talk show hosted by Rev. Sharpton takes place in Levels barbershop in Brooklyn, where policymakers, journalists, authors, sports figures, celebrities, policy experts and others, including barbershop patrons, join Rev. Sharpton in tackling a wide range of cultural, political and economic topics.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051013/DCTH034 )

Each week, TV One viewers will be a fly on the wall as Rev. Sharpton and his guests discuss what's really on the minds of African Americans, including such topics as the relevancy of the church, hip-hop artists and athletes as role models, the impact of gentrification on traditionally African American neighborhoods, police brutality and racial profiling, African Americans and the Republican party, and how the higher earning power of women has affected traditional gender roles.

The October 28 premiere episode will focus on the topic of the role of African American fathers in raising their children, and Rev. Sharpton's guests will include Peter Holoman, director of the Male Development and Empowerment Center at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York; WCBS-TV news anchor Shon Gables and hip-hop artist and activist Doug E. Fresh. Episodes will repeat at 12:30 AM, as well as on Sunday evenings at 6:30 PM.

"Sharp Talk with Al Sharpton" is sponsored in part by Southwest Airlines and produced for TV One by The House, Inc. Executive producer is Diane Houslin and TV One executive in charge of production is Sitarah Pendelton.

Launched in January 2004, TV One (http://www.tvoneonline.com/) serves nearly 23 million households, offering a broad range of lifestyle and entertainment-oriented original programming, classic series, movies, fashion and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers. TV One's investors include Radio One (Nasdaq: ROIA; ROIAK) (http://www.radio-one.com(/, the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA; CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com/), the leading cable television company in the country; The DirecTV Group; Constellation Ventures; Syndicated Communications; Pacesetter Capital Group; and Opportunity Capital Partners.

Website: http://www.tvoneonline.com
Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051013/DCTH034
AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
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PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com

Source: TV One

CONTACT: Lynn McReynolds, +1-410-703-0250, or lynn@mcreynoldselek.com,
for TV One


 
U.S. Starcom Launches Mobile Digital Entertainment Targeted To Latino Market

Lake Harmony, Pa. -- 10/13/05 -- - U.S. Starcom, Inc, (Pink Sheets: USTA) a leading provider of valued added prepaid services and solutions to the urban market, has teamed with Zamia Group, LLC, a mobile digital entertainment provider specializing in niche markets, to distribute Latino ringtones and other mobile digital entertainment through its extensive urban distribution network in the US and Mexico.

The digital content, distributed under Zamia's Sabormobil™ brand, will be marketed via print advertisements on phone cards, flyers, posters, web sites and other media and sold via premium SMS messaging.

To purchase a ringtone, wallpaper image or mobile game, consumers need only to send a text message from their mobile phone that correlates with the digital content they wish to purchase. The content is delivered to their phone within minutes and they are billed by their carrier for the service.
"Having a mobile digital entertainment partner that is geared to the Latino market is exciting for us because it enables us to deliver an important, fast emerging value-added service to the urban base we serve," notes John DiDomenico, U.S. Starcom president and CEO. "We see mobile digital content as a natural extension to the numerous communication products we offer."

While U.S. Starcom will initially deliver the Latino digital content via a carrier billing platform that enables consumers to instantly access the digital content of their choice, the company also plans to offer the mobile digital content on a prepaid basis once consumer awareness has been established.

Ingrid Ricks, Zamia Group Principal and Co-Founder, says her company is excited about the alliance with U.S. Starcom, which enables Zamia to quickly introduce the Sabormobil™ brand into the urban marketplace.
"We view this alliance as a win-win that leverages each company's strengths and enables us to quickly deliver a great service to the Latino market, and we look forward to working with U.S. Starcom."

About Zamia Group
Zamia Group, LLC (www.zamiagroup.com) specializes in the development of high-tech solutions for niche markets in both the retail and promotional sectors. The company has offices in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, WA.

About US Starcom
A leader in providing value added prepaid services and solutions to enhance communications and entertainment. With a sales distribution network extending to thousands of urban locations, and with no long term debt, US Starcom will continue its rapid expansion into the distribution of alternative communication products and services, including international long distance, prepaid phone cards, wireless dial around applications, stored value services and internet service enhancements. US Starcom is committed to providing affordable access to the latest entertainment offerings from the recording industry through strategic alliances and joint distribution campaigns. Safe Harbor Statement: This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. This release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements appear in a number of places in this release and include all statements that are not statements of historical fact regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company, its directors or its officers with respect to, among other things: (i) the Company's financing plans; (ii) trends affecting the Company's financial condition or results of operations; (iii) the Company's growth strategy and operating strategy; and (iv) the declaration and payment of dividends. The words "may," "would," "will," "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "promise," "seeking to," "negotiating to" and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control, and that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.

Source: US Starcom, Inc.
www.usstarcom.com
Jack Lennon
800-644-8584


 
Author of Hip-Hop / Rap Book '2Pac Lives' Releases Bio

After ThugLifeArmy.com's exclusive interview with Drah Cenedive, lead author of 2Pac Lives The Death of Makaveli / The Resurrection of Tupac Amaru (Volume 1); people have asked: who is the man writing behind the moniker Drah Cenedive?

ThugLifeArmy.com Press Release -- (ArriveNet - Oct 13, 2005) --After ThugLifeArmy.coms exclusive interview with Drah Cenedive, lead author of 2Pac Lives The Death of Makaveli / The Resurrection of Tupac Amaru (Volume 1); many people have asked: who is the man writing behind the moniker Drah Cenedive?

The controversial book on hip-hop rap icon Tupac Shakur has many people talking about what is contained in the book, and what the author has to say.

Alive theorist of the late great hip-hop rap icon Tupac Shakur have been adding numbers to get their 7s and have been dissecting every word ever recorded by rapper Tupac Shakur ever since his death in 1996. There are many who feel the late hip-hop rap icon is still with us; in the physical form.

By most accounts, Tupac Shakur was assassinated in Las Vegas in 1996 while riding in a vehicle with Death Row Records CEO and his friend; Marion Suge Knight.

Many theories and thoughts have been published about that night and the events surrounding the assassination of the legendary gangsta rap icon, Tupac Shakur. This book is not the ordinary theory book on the death of the legendary rapper. It brings up areas that are cloudy and tries to explain a different angle or view of them.

Many have read this book with an open mind and have walked away with their own doubts on if the west coast legend is truly dead or not.

A re-release of 2Pac Lives The Death of Makaveli / The Resurrection of Tupac Amaru (Volume 1) is set for October 15th.

The Vol 2 will be out next year.

On the www.ThugLifeArmy.com web site you can find a section named Hard Evidence Newz Room. In that section is updates and related info for the book and the Hard Evidence Research Group. There you can find a link for the Hard Evidence Research Group Cluez Room. This is a link for those with tips, Tupac news and / or book ordering information, and they do answer their mail and look into all tips.

Now who's Drah Cenedive? Here is an exclusive insight of the phantom author:

Read the Bio of Drah Cenedive at www.ThugLifeArmy.com


 
Black Rob Set To Release 'The Black Rob Report' on October 18

'Have You Seen Black Rob?' and 'Bet on BLACK' Sweepstakes to Precede Black Rob's October 18 Return

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum-selling Bad Boy recording artist Black Rob will release his long-awaited sophomore set, The Black Rob Report (Bad Boy/Atlantic Records) on October 18. The first single, "Ready," another hard-hitting street classic from the Harlem MC, is already heating up at radio in the northeast region and spreading across the country like wildfire.

After a five-year hiatus, Black Rob is back with his signature slick word play and story telling style. The project finds Rob witty, funny and clever as ever, while also detailing some of the Harlem hustler's battles, trials and tribulations. Produced by Buckwild, Tony Dofat and Bad Boy production front men Harve Pierre and Deric "D. Dot" Angelettie, The Black Rob Report proves to be some of Rob's best work ever.

The Black Rob Report follows the 1999 release of Rob's now classic debut CD Life Story, released on the heels of his unstoppable cross-over anthem, "Whoa!" The Buckwild-produced single, was a hip hop phenomenon which propelled Life Story to platinum certification and went on to be the biggest record of the year 2000.

Unfortunately, the reality behind Rob's five year absence wasn't the usual story of the successful artist resting on his laurels. Black Rob, Born Robert Ross, has had some very public legal run-ins and has also fought a long battle with a rare kidney disorder. Now back in good health and working through his legal set backs, Rob has focused his energy on The Black Rob Report.

Highlights on the project include, "Star in the Hood," which is vintage Robbie-O club-land style, celebrating ghetto celebrities everywhere with heavy bass and synths, and "Watch Your Movements," featuring Akon, on which Rob speaks the truth about his life then and now. Other stand outs are the hard-hitting and brutally honest, "She's a Pro," the witty "B.L.A.C.K.," and the soon-to-be club hit "Fire in the Hole," featuring Nessand produced by Tony Dofat.

The streets have missed Black Rob. His gruff gutter griot style has never been duplicated. Bad Boy Records' marketing team is leading Black Rob's highly anticipated return with the "Bet on Black" sweepstakes and marketing campaign. Fans will dial into 1-888-Rob-1018 for a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas, NV to "Bet on Black." Look for "Have You Seen Black Rob?" national advertisements and promotional items announcing the "Bet on Black" sweepstakes and call-in number.

For interviews and more information about Black Rob, please contact:
Donna Torrence
Mediasavvy PR, Inc.
201.854.7082
donnatorrence@aol.com

Source: Bad Boy Records

CONTACT: Donna Torrence of Mediasavvy PR, Inc. for Bad Boy Records,
+1-201-854-7082, donnatorrence@aol.com

Web site: http://www.badboyonline.com/


 
Apple Introduces the New iMac G5

Features Built-in iSight Video Camera & Breakthrough "Front Row" Media Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today unveiled the new iMac(R) G5 which features a built-in iSight(TM) video camera for out-of-the-box video conferencing and the debut of Apple's breakthrough Front Row media experience. Front Row gives users a simple, intuitive and powerful way to play their music, enjoy their photo slideshows, and watch their DVDs and iMovies, as well as popular movie trailers from apple.com and music videos and television shows purchased from the iTunes(R) Music Store, on their iMac from up to 30 feet away using the new bundled Apple Remote. The new iMac G5 comes in a sleek, new design that is even thinner than its predecessor, and starts at just $1,299.

"The new iMac G5 debuts our amazing Front Row media experience, and we think users are going to love it," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Plus, the built-in iSight video camera delivers out-of-the-box video conferencing with friends and family, as well as hours of fun with our new Photo Booth application."

Apple's breakthrough Front Row media experience uses the bundled Apple Remote to let users enjoy the content they have on their iMac -- including songs from their iTunes music library, slideshows of their photo albums in iPhoto(R), videos including Podcasts, iMovies and DVDs, and popular movie trailers streamed from apple.com -- all from up to 30 feet away. And with iTunes 6, users can now purchase and download music videos, Pixar short films and hit TV shows such as "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" from the iTunes Music Store and watch them on their iMac using Front Row. Front Row is easily controlled using the Apple Remote, which has only six buttons, compared to remote controls for Microsoft's Media Center which typically have over 40 buttons.

With its built-in iSight video camera, the new iMac G5 provides video conferencing right out of the box using Apple's award-winning iChat AV software. The new iMac G5 also includes Photo Booth, Apple's fun-to-use new application that lets users take quick snapshots with the built-in iSight video camera, add entertaining visual effects with the touch of a button, and share them via Mail, save them in iPhoto(R), or use them as icons in iChat or Address Book.

The refined design of the new iMac G5 is now up to 1/2-inch thinner and 15 percent lighter than the previous generation. Delivering even greater value, the new iMac G5 line includes a 17-inch model with a 1.9GHz PowerPC G5 processor for just $1,299 and a 20-inch model with a 2.1 GHz PowerPC G5 processor for just $1,699. Both models now come standard with a SuperDrive(TM) with double-layer support for burning professional-quality DVDs, 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory expandable to 2.5GB, hard drive storage capacity up to 500GB, and ATI Radeon X600 PCI Express-based graphics with 128MB of dedicated video memory for outstanding graphics performance and realistic game play. System memory is easily upgraded via a convenient access door along the bottom edge.

Offering the latest high-performance I/O, the new iMac G5s include built- in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed networking, built-in AirPort(R) Extreme for fast 54 Mbps wireless networking*, built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, a total of five USB ports (three USB 2.0) and two FireWire(R) 400 ports. The new iMac G5 includes Apple's Mighty Mouse, featuring up to four programmable buttons and an ingenious Scroll Ball that lets users scroll in any direction -- vertically, horizontally and even diagonally.

Every new iMac G5 also includes iLife(R) '05, Apple's award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications; Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger," the world's most advanced operating system; and a collection of productivity and entertainment titles including AppleWorks, Quicken 2006 for Mac, 2006 World Book, Photo Booth, Nanosaur 2 and Marble Blast Gold.

Pricing & Availability

The new iMac G5 line will be available next week through the Apple Store(R) (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

The new 17-inch 1.9 GHz iMac G5, for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US), includes:

-- 17-inch widescreen LCD display;
-- 1.9 GHz PowerPC G5 processor;
-- 512MB of 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 2.5GB;
-- 8x SuperDrive(TM) with double-layer support (DVD+R DL / DVD+/-RW /
CD-RW);
-- ATI Radeon X600 Pro with 128MB DDR memory;
-- built-in iSight video camera;
-- built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
-- 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
-- built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
-- ships with infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.

The new 20-inch 2.1 GHz iMac G5, for a suggested retail price of $1,699 (US), includes:

-- 20-inch widescreen LCD display;
-- 2.1 GHz PowerPC G5 processor;
-- 512MB of 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 2.5GB;
-- 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL / DVD+/-RW / CD-RW);
-- ATI Radeon X600 XT with 128MB DDR memory;
-- built-in iSight video camera;
-- built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
-- 250GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
-- built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
-- ships with infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.

Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 2.5GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB and 500GB Serial ATA hard drives, AirPort Express(TM) and AirPort Extreme Base Station, Apple Wireless Keyboard, Apple Wireless Mouse, Apple USB Modem and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

The new iMac G5 line is also available to education customers in the US and Canada through the Apple Store for Education at www.apple.com/education/store or by calling an Apple education sales representative at 800-800-APPL.

* Actual speed will vary based on range from the base station, environmental conditions and other factors.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award- winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

(C) 2005 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, Power Mac, iMac, iSight, iTunes, iPhoto, SuperDrive, AirPort, FireWire, iLife, Apple Store and AirPort Express are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Source: Apple

CONTACT: Teresa Weaver, +1-408-974-6851 or tweaver@apple.com, or Janette
Barrios, +1-408-974-7608 or jbarrios@apple.com, both of Apple

Web site: http://www.apple.com/

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple's PR website (www.apple.com/pr/), or call Apple's Media Helpline at (408) 974-2042.


 
7x7 Magazine Names West Coast Rap Author Adisa Banjoko One of the Prestigious Hot 20 Under 40

"The Bishop of Hip Hop" Receives High Honors As He
Readies His Latest Book and new Documentary

San Jose, CA- YinSumi Press, the
worlds first publishing house dedicated to
documenting the social and political trends in the Hip
Hop, is proud to announce that West Coast Rap author
Adisa Banjoko was named one of San Franciscos 7x7
Magazine highly coveted Hot 20 Under 40 in the
October 2005 issue.

7x7 Magazine is produced by a nationally recognized
team of publishers, editors and artists who seized the
opportunity to produce a smart, stylish magazine for a
young, affluent audience. 7x7 Magazine reflects the
lifestyles of, as well as the attitudes and image of
the new San Francisco.

The magazine acknowledges The Bishop as The Bay
Areas foremost Hip Hop Journalist and Motivational
Speaker. He was also applauded for his approach in
taking Hip Hops educational value to juvenile hall
centers and the halls of Harvard University.

This years Hot 20 Under 40 list included Alex Smith
from the 49ers, spoken word poetess Elz Cuya, drummer
Brian Brain Mantia from Primus and Guns N Roses,
Philanthropist Hillary Newsom Callan and yoga
instructor Jason Crandell .

This was an absolute surprise to me on every level
says Banjoko. The most interesting thing for me was
learning about how many different, smart, talented,
beautiful and compassionate people work hard to make
the Bay Area all that it is.

The magazine came out days after Adisa returned from
completing a lecture at Brown University. He addressed
the Islamic Council of New Englands 20th Annual
Conference, lecturing on Islam, The West and the
Question of Reform as well as Hip Hop and Islam: A
Unique Journey.

This November he will keynote at the 3rd annual H2Ed
Summit. His discussion will revolve around how Hip Hop
can be utilized to authentically enrich the failing
American school system. This event will be held at the
Bronx Museum of the Arts Nov. 5th 2005.

His latest release Lyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside
Rebellion is due to drop November 30th 2005. It
covers the social, political and spiritual trends
within the Hip Hop subculture. It also investigates
Hip Hops fascination with martial arts icon Bruce Lee
and dedicates and entire chapter to the sublime
relationship between Hip Hop and chess. This
extraordinary relationship is also the subject of a
new documentary Adisa is working on with Mike Relm,
64 Squares in the Cipher. It is currently in
production and scheduled for release in 2006.

Lyrical Swords Vol.2: Westside Rebellion features
interviews with some of rap worlds hardest hitting
icons, such as RZA, Nas, Slick Rick, Frontline,
G-Units Spider Loc, Dilated Peoples and Godfather of
Hip Hop Afrika Bambaataa.

"I'm thankful to 7x7 Magazine and all the universities
and organizations that continue to invite me to speak.
My focus is, and always will be on trying to use Hip
Hop to educate and empower at risk youth and oppressed
people of all backgrounds. This is what I believe Hip
Hop was created for."

For more information contact Mieko at
flyingsnow@lyricalswords.com or (408) 551-8064.

Visit www.lyricalswords.com or
www.netweed.com/lyricalswords today!!


 
Kool DJ Red Alert and Uncle Ralph McDaniels Got Love for the Women As Host and Judge of She's My DJ! Female Hip-Hop DJ Battle

New York City, NY, October 12, 2005: On Tuesday, November 8th, the masses will be voting on more than just political figures. At SOBs, some of the hottest, up and coming, female turntablists will be holding their own campaigns at the She's My Dj! Female Hip-hop DJ Battle Competition sponsored by Gemini DJ Sound Equipment and presented by Femmixx.com the premiere site for female music producers, djs & emcees and Mocha Works, Marketing.

Shining light on the lost art of turntablism and deejaying, these djs give this competition a twist by showing the softer sex, rocking hard for top prizes and the prestige of being the best mix and scratch DJ in the North East. But dont think just because the producers of Shes My Dj! are women that theyve turned a cold shoulder on the men in the game. Kool DJ Red Alert and Ralph Uncle Ralph McDaniels have come aboard to show love to the women, respectively as host and guest judge. As icons of hip-hop music and video, it was an honor when Red Alert said he would get involved and Ralph confirmed he could be a part of the competition as well. states, Dannielle Danny Brantley, Founder, Mocha Works, Marketing.

The event has garnered support of online & print media (nationally and internationally) and local radio stations including XXL Magazine, Shejay.net, femalehiphop.net, b-gyrl.com, Daveyd.com, and WLIU-BK 88.1 FM. The vision for Shes My DJ! is to encourage turntablism by female djs and to provide a positive Hip-hop event for people to enjoy. This is one event where the audience has a chance to win great prizes too, from companies like Sam Ash Music and Akademiks Jeans so its a win situation for everyone.

This is the perfect opportunity to show the music industry dually that two women can work together successfully and pull off a groundbreaking event which highlights women and hip hop in a positive light with hip hop pioneers, Kool Dj Red Alert and Ralph McDaniels supporting, Tachelle Wilkes, Founder, Femmixx.com adamantly expresses.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at http://www.mochaworksdesign.com.

###
Pertinent Info
http://www.femmixx.com
http://www.sobs.com

Contact: Tachelle Wilkes
Phone: 347-613-6332
Fax: (877) 651-5315
Tachelle@femmixx.com

Contact: Dannielle Brantley
Phone: 917-767-0795
Fax: (718) 527-4318
dbrantley@mochaworksdesign.com


 
Capcom licenses Deviants of Reality's Power of Words for use in their upcoming video game release, Final Fight Streetwise.

Deviants of Reality are a Hip Hop group based out of Red Bank, N.J. Their CD "The Art of Mind Travel" is one of CD Baby's Best Selling Hip Hop CDs (in the vein of Kanye West, Black Eye Peas, Mos Def). They also were featured on i-tunes mix tape Vol.2 along side De La Soul and Jean Grae. The group is comprised of two MC's: DJ Alex J , and Udig The Mental.

The group has performed all over the north east opening for such Major label acts like The Roots, G-Love and the Special Sauce, and Slum Village. Their Debut album "The Art of Mind Travel" was released and distributed by ZYX Music in Europe during the Spring of 2004 and has sold over 8,000 copies to date. The Deviants are currently in the studio recording a new album entitled "Luv, Sex, and Situations".


 
Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson and David 'Young Buck' Brown From The G-Unity Foundation, Inc. Announce Grants

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Recording artists Curtis Jackson and David Brown announced today two new grants that will be distributed from The G-Unity Foundation, Inc.

On behalf of Young Buck the Nashville Alliance for Public Education will receive $25,000. This grant will support "AVID" (Advance Via Individual Determination), a national program proved to increase learning and performance for students who have the ability to attend college. Through hard work, determination and support of teachers this program gives underrepresented, minority, and at risk students an opportunity to overcome adversity and break the cycle of poverty by preparing for a college education. As a native of Nashville, Young Buck felt it important to work with an organization that would serve the community from which he came by giving these kids the best education they deserve.

"The Nashville Alliance for Public Education is proud to accept this gift from The G-Unity Foundation to benefit a program which brings out the best in students and helps close the achievement gap for low income and disadvantaged youth," states Kay Simmons, Co-Executive Director of the Nashville Alliance for Public Education. "This gift represents a statement from G-Unit and Young Buck of the importance of education."

Teach For America-Houston is the recipient of a $100,000 grant to support their Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. Houston Independent School District has accepted thousands of displaced students over the past month. This grant has allowed a unique partnership between KIPP NOW (New Orleans West) and Teach For America-Houston to flourish, thus aiding New Orleans evacuee children. The charter school will be staffed entirely by displaced Teach For America-Greater New Orleans corps members.

"We are extremely grateful for the substantial gift from The G-Unity Foundation, Inc.," said Ann Best, Teach For America-Houston Executive Director. "This gift affords us the opportunity to do what we are compelled to do, respond in crisis. Our displaced New Orleans corps members are thrilled to have the opportunity to teach students who have evacuated from New Orleans. We know that the partnership between KIPP and Teach For America will provide New Orleans students with an excellent education in Houston, which they deserve."

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools, and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Their mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting some of our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.

The mission of the Nashville Alliance for Public Education is to raise private support for public education to assist the Metropolitan Nashville Public School system in becoming a top performing school system in the nation, and to help our public schools improve and our public school students be successful.

The G-Unity Foundation is a public foundation that provides grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on improving the quality of life for low-income and underserved communities. The major goals of The G-Unity Foundation include: emphasizing the critical importance of supporting academic institutions; assisting students in their efforts to obtain a first-rate education; and supporting after school activities. Previous grants include The Boys Choir of Harlem Academy, the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music, Queensborough Community College, and the Compton Unified School District.

Source: Interscope Records

CONTACT: Yvette Gayle, +1-310-865-6278, or Nina Biggar, +1-617-547-4596,
both for Interscope Records


 
Apple Announces iTunes 6 With 2,000 Music Videos, Pixar Short Films & Hit TV Shows

ABC's 'Desperate Housewives' & 'Lost' Episodes Available for Just $1.99

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today announced iTunes(R) 6, the next generation of the world's most popular music jukebox and online music store. iTunes 6 lets fans purchase and download over 2,000 music videos and six short films from Academy-Award winning Pixar Animation Studios for just $1.99 each. Also, in a landmark deal with Disney, iTunes is now offering current and past episodes from two of the most popular shows on television, "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost," as well as the new drama series "Night Stalker" and the two most popular shows from Disney Channel, "That's So Raven" and "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," for just $1.99 per episode. Customers can now purchase and download their favorite television shows from iTunes the day after they air on TV, watch them on their Mac(R) or PC, and Auto-Sync them onto the new iPod(R) for viewing anywhere.

"We're doing for video what we've done for music -- we're making it easy and affordable to purchase and download, play on your computer, and take with you on your iPod," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Right out of the gate we're offering 2,000 music videos, Pixar's short films and hit primetime TV shows like 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Lost'."

"For the first time ever, hit primetime shows can be purchased online the day after they air on TV," said Robert Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company. "We're delighted to be working with Apple to offer fans a new and innovative way to experience our wildly popular shows like 'Desperate Housewives' 'Lost' and 'That's So Raven'."

"Apple is giving music fans a great way to own their favorite music videos," said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M. "The people at Apple fully understand the interaction between musicians and their audience."

Featured exclusive music videos are available from artists such as Beastie Boys and U2 along with more than two dozen classic music videos from Madonna. Music videos are available from hundreds of artists, including classic hits by Michael Jackson and Sting and current hits from Coldplay and Kanye West. The first ever video iTunes Originals is being released with an exclusive performance and interview from Death Cab for Cutie as well as an exclusive video album from Brazilian Girls. Music fans can also purchase the Complete Stevie Wonder digital box set, which contains over 500 songs, a full color digital booklet and three bonus videos, available only on the iTunes Music Store. Movie shorts available from Pixar include "Boundin'," "For the Birds," "Geri's Game," "Luxo Jr.," "Red's Dream," and "Tin Toy."

New features in iTunes 6 include expanded online gift options which now allow customers to give specific songs, albums, music videos or their own iTunes playlists to anyone with an email address, a public beta of new "Just for You" personalized music recommendations and the debut of online customer reviews. Now more than 10 million iTunes music fans can read other customers' reviews, post their own and rate their usefulness.

With Apple's legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated Podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online. The iTunes Music Store features more than two million songs from the major music companies and over 1,000 independent record labels, 10,000 audiobooks, gift certificates and exclusive music not found anywhere else online.

Pricing & Availability

iTunes 6 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Music Store and is available as a free download immediately from www.apple.com/itunes. Purchase and download of songs from the iTunes Music Store for Mac or Windows requires a valid credit card with a billing address in the country of purchase. Television shows are available in the US only, and video availability varies by country. Music videos and short films are $1.99 (US) each, and television shows are $1.99 (US) per episode.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, Power Mac, iTunes and iPod are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Source: Apple

CONTACT: Amy Gardner, +1-408-974-2292, or agardner@apple.com, or
Tom Neumayr, +1-408-974-1972, or tneumayr@apple.com, both of Apple

Web site: http://www.apple.com/

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple's PR website ( www.apple.com/pr/ ), or call Apple's Media Helpline at 408-974-2042.


 
Apple Unveils the New iPod; Fifth Generation iPod Now Plays Music, Photos & Video

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple today introduced the new iPod(R), featuring a gorgeous 2.5-inch color screen which can display album artwork and photos, and play stunning video including music videos, video Podcasts, home movies and television shows. The new iPod holds up to 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos or over 150 hours of video and is available in a 30GB model for $299 and a 60GB model for $399, with both models available in stunning white or black designs.

"The new iPod is the best music player ever -- it's 30 percent thinner and has 50 percent more storage than its predecessor -- yet it sells for the same price and plays stunning video on its 2.5-inch color screen," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Because millions of people around the world will buy this new iPod to play music, it will quickly become the most popular portable video player in history."

The new iPod plays music, audiobooks, audio Podcasts, video Podcasts, home movies, music videos and popular television shows like "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives." The unrivaled combination of iPod and iTunes(R) 6 now provides customers with a seamless experience for buying, managing and playing video as well as audio content, including over 2,000 music videos, six short films from the Academy-Award winning Pixar Animation Studios, and five television shows from ABC and Disney Channel, including the immensely popular "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives."

The new iPod combines all of the ground breaking features that have made the iPod the best music player in the world with revolutionary new features such as the ability to view video content on a larger stunning color display.

The new iPod features Apple's innovative Click Wheel for precise, one- handed navigation and the portable design is ideal for putting music, Podcasts, photos, audiobooks, home movies, music videos and popular television shows in a pocket for on-the-go viewing. iPod users can also watch their video content and slideshows of their photos on a television via optional Apple accessories.

Featuring seamless integration with the iTunes Music Store and the iTunes digital music jukebox, iPod features Apple's patent pending Auto-Sync technology that automatically downloads digital music, Podcasts, photos, audiobooks, home movies, music videos and popular television shows onto the iPod and keeps them up-to-date whenever the iPod is plugged into a Mac(R) or Windows computer using USB 2.0. The 30GB model features up to 14 hours of battery life for music playback and the 60GB model features up to 20 hours of battery life for music playback.*

Pricing & Availability

The new iPods will begin shipping next week for a suggested retail price of $299 (US) for the 30GB model and $399 (US) for the 60GB model through the Apple Store(R) (www.apple.com ), Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. All iPod models include earbud headphones, USB 2.0 cable, case, dock insert and a CD with iTunes for Mac and Windows computers.

Optional accessories designed for the new iPod include: Universal Dock for $39 (US), giving users easy access to a USB port for syncing, IR support to work with the Apple Remote and a variable line out and S-video connections for integration within the living room; Apple Remote for $29 (US), providing wireless integration to the Universal Dock and quick and easy access to controls from across the room; Apple iPod AV cable for $19 (US), enabling television viewing of video content in full-screen; the iPod Camera Connector for $29 (US); and Apple Socks for $29 (US) providing six vibrant color socks to dress up and protect your iPod.

iPod requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 and Mac OS(R) X version 10.3.9 or later and iTunes 6; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows 2000, XP Home or Professional (SP2) and iTunes 6.

* Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information. Music capacity is based on four minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; video capacity is based on H.264 750-Kbps combined with 128-Kbps audio; and photo capacity is based on iPod- viewable photos transferred from iTunes.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award- winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, Power Mac, iPod, iTunes and Apple Store are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Source: Apple

CONTACT: Jaime Schopflin, +1-408-974-3314, or jaimes@apple.com , or Tom
Neumayr, +1-408-974-1972, or tneumayr@apple.com , both of Apple

Web site: http://www.apple.com/

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple's PR website, www.apple.com/pr/ , or call Apple's Media Helpline at +1-408-974-2042.


10/12/2005

 
Sean 'Diddy' Combs Joins Forces with Atari and Marc Ecko on 'Getting Up'

Exclusive Re-Mixes and Original Tracks Highlight Play List

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continuing the company's pledge to deliver one of the most innovative, unique and compelling video games of the year, Atari, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATAR) and Marc Ecko today announced a musical collaboration with Sean 'Diddy' Combs for in-game music tracks for Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, which will also be available on a soundtrack included in the Limited Edition of the product.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051012/NYW018 )

The Limited Edition and the soundtrack for Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure feature four tracks executively co-produced by Sean 'Diddy' Combs, including an exclusive version of Notorious B.I.G.'s "Who Shot Ya," remixed by Serj from the band System of a Down. Other Diddy-produced tracks include "Clik, Clak, and Spray" from Pack FM, "Book of Judges" from Pharoahe Monch and "Getting Up Anthem: Part 1," performed by Talib Kweli, the voice of the game's lead character, Trane, and legendary Hip-Hop artist Rakim.

Commenting on the lineup, Marc Ecko, executive creative director for Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, stated, "For a game so deeply rooted in the history and culture of graffiti, we knew that the soundtrack would be integral to the story's development. I couldn't think of a better partner than Diddy to assist in bringing the music to life, offering his insight and enthusiasm to the development process while navigating the complexities of the music industry to assemble this remarkable collection of talent."

"When Marc first presented this opportunity to me last year, I was blown away by the passion and depth of his script and knew that we could do something groundbreaking with the music. While the use of original tracks as narrative tools are quite common in film, this project has raised the bar for the future of in-game music," added Sean "Diddy" Combs.

"Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is a collaboration where no effort was spared in working with the top talent on every dimension," said Marc Metis, Senior Vice President Marketing, Atari. "Through the creative input of such innovators as Marc Ecko and Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure stands to be one of the most unique and original games introduced this year."

In addition to the Combs-produced tracks, the Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure soundtrack features an eclectic array of original and licensed music. RJD2, who recently won the PLUG "DJ Album of the Year" award, has composed the in-game music. The RZA, the critically acclaimed leader of Wu-Tang Clan, is composing an exclusive remix for one of the game's cinematic videos. DJ Nature, a notable club DJ, has contributed several original tracks for the game. Other licensed music on the soundtrack includes:

* Fort Minor -- "There They Go"
* Mobb Deep -- "Shook Ones Part 1" and "Survival of the Fittest"
* Big Mama Thorton -- "I Smell a Rat"
* Jane's Addiction -- "Mountain Song"
* Roots Manuva -- "Too Cold" and "Chin High"
* Sixtoo -- "Boxcutter Emporium"
* DJ Vadim -- "Aural Prostitution"
* Liquid Liquid -- "Cavern"
* Bohannon -- "Save Their Souls"
* Glen Brown and King Tubby -- "Version 78 Style"
* Eddie Kendricks -- "My People Hold On"
* Grand Wizard Theodore -- "Subway Theme"
* Bloc Party -- "Helicopter"
* Polyrhythm Addicts -- "Motion 2000"
* Del The Funky Homosapien -- "Catch a Bad One"
* Eric B and Rakim -- "Follow the Leader"
* Nina Simone -- "Sinner Man"
* Rhymefest -- "Wanted"
* Thomas Rusiak -- "Throne of Redemption"
* Kasabian -- "Club Foot"

A broad-based action-adventure game inspired by graffiti's historically rich and diverse culture, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is the culmination of seven years of story and character development by Marc Ecko, the visionary behind several of today's most respected youth lifestyle brands.

Developed by The Collective, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is slated to release this November for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows. A mobile version is currently available through Glu Mobile. For additional information on the game, please visit the Web site http://www.gettingup.com/.

About Marc Ecko Enterprises

The youngest member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America's board of directors, Marc Ecko is founder of *ecko unltd., the world famous rhino brand. Since its creation in 1993, the group of companies that comprise Marc Ecko Enterprises has grown to include: *ecko unltd.(R) men's and Eckored(R) women's apparel, as well as outerwear, footwear, watches, eyewear, underwear, belts, bags, hats, small leather goods, formalwear and more.

Marc Ecko Enterprises also includes Marc Ecko "Cut & Sew" (a contemporary menswear line launched Fall 2004); G-Unit(R) clothing and accessories (a joint venture with multi-platinum musician, 50 Cent); Zoo York(R) (a line of action sports-inspired clothing and accessories); and Avirex(R) Sportswear Collection (a licensed mid-tier brand launched Spring 2005). The Company also publishes Complex(R) magazine, a men's consumer magazine with a rate base of 325,000, and is developing Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure(TM), the first truly authentic video game based on urban culture and graffiti art debuting in the second half of 2005. *ecko unltd. products are available in over 5,000 stores domestically and in over 45 countries internationally, as well as through 34 of its own retail stores across the country. For additional information, please visit http://www.marceckoenterprises.com/.

About The Collective

Part of Foundation 9 Entertainment (http://www.f9e.com/), the largest independent game developer in North America, The Collective is a leading developer of console video games, and known for groundbreaking third-person action adventure games, including the critically acclaimed Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb(TM), Buffy the Vampire Slayer(TM) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith(TM). The Collective is based in Newport Beach, CA and can be found on the web at: http://www.collectivestudios.com/.

The Collective, along with Backbone, Pipeworks, ImaginEngine, and Digital Eclipse make up Foundation 9 Entertainment. The company's studios have developed more than 250 titles, including more than 50 in 2004 alone. Foundation 9 Entertainment employs more than 325 employees, and has offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Emeryville, Vancouver, Boston, Eugene, and Honolulu. For more information on Foundation 9 Entertainment, please visit: http://www.f9e.com/.

About Atari

New York-based Atari, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining franchises such as DRIVER(TM), The Matrix(TM), Stuntman(TM) and Test Drive(R); and mass-market and children's franchises such as Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM) and Dora the Explorer(TM), and Dragon Ball Z(R). Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext -- ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com/.

Safe Harbor Statement

With the exception of the historical information contained in this release, the matters described herein contain certain "forward-looking statements" that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this release are not promises or guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. We caution you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein. Some of the factors which could cause our results to differ materially include the following: the loss of key customers, such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, GameStop and EB Games; delays in product development and related product release schedules; inability to secure capital; loss of our credit facility; adapting to the rapidly changing industry technology, including new console technology; maintaining relationships with leading independent video game software developers; maintaining or acquiring licenses to intellectual property; fluctuations in the Company's quarterly net revenues and results of operations based on the seasonality of our industry; the termination or modification of our agreements with hardware manufacturers; and other factors described in our SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2005 and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.

ATARI, the ATARI logo, and classic Atari game titles and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atari Interactive, Inc. or its affiliates.

"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Source: Atari, Inc.

CONTACT: Andrea Schneider of Atari, Inc., +1-212-726-4259,
Andrea.schneider@atari.com; or Clint Cantwell of Marc Ecko Enterprises,
+1-917-262-1110, clintc@ecko.com

Web site: http://www.atari.com/
http://www.gettingup.com/
http://www.marceckoenterprises.com/
http://www.f9e.com/
http://www.collectivestudios.com/


 
Atari and Marc Ecko Announce Limited Edition 'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure'

Original Poster Created by Street Artist OBEY: Shepard Fairey

Available at Select Retailers Now

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atari, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATAR) and Marc Ecko today announced the special limited edition version of the upcoming, action-adventure game, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Being developed for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows, the Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Limited Edition is available for pre- orders at participating retail stores nationwide as well as at http://www.gettingup.com/.

Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Limited Edition is packed into a collectible Getting Up tin case and includes:

* Marc Ecko's Blackbook, offering an exclusive look inside the game's development process;

* Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure video game;

* A disc featuring a collection of short films, level rundowns, game tips, and "making of" footage;

* A silver pen with the Getting Up "X" logo

The Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Limited Edition also features a soundtrack with four tracks executively co-produced by Sean 'Diddy' Combs, including an exclusive version of Notorious B.I.G.'s "Who Shot Ya," remixed by Serj from the band System of a Down. Other Combs' tracks include "Clik, Clak, and Spray" from Pack FM, "Book of Judges" from Pharoahe Monch and "Getting Up Anthem, Part 1," performed by Talib Kweli, the voice of the game's lead character, Trane, and legendary Hip-Hop artist Rakim. These songs, plus Rhymefest's "Wanted" and various scoring pieces from RJD2, are only available on the Limited Edition's soundtrack.

"The Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Limited Edition offers consumers an extremely cool collectible with lots of rich elements they will want to own," said Marc Metis, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Atari.

Set in the city of New Radius, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure features a world where freedom of expression is suppressed and graffiti has been outlawed by a tyrannical city government. In the game, players assume the role of Trane as they learn and master various graf skills as they journey from toy (beginner) to legend. During their quest, players find themselves with an even greater burden - to use their high-wire graffiti talents to expose the oppressive mayor and rid the city of his stranglehold.

Developed by The Collective, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is slated for release in November for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft, and Windows. A mobile version is currently available through Glu Mobile. More information about the game is available at http://www.gettingup.com/.

About Marc Ecko Enterprises

The youngest member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America's board of directors, Marc Ecko is founder of *ecko unltd., the world famous rhino brand. In eleven years since its creation in 1993, the group of companies that comprise Marc Ecko Enterprises has grown to include: *ecko unltd.(R) men's and Eckored(R) women's apparel, as well as outerwear, footwear, watches, eyewear, underwear, belts, bags, hats, small leather goods, formalwear and more.

Marc Ecko Enterprises also includes Marc Ecko "Cut & Sew" (a contemporary menswear line launched Fall 2004); G-Unit(R) clothing and accessories (a joint venture with multi-platinum musician, 50 Cent); Zoo York(R) (a line of action sports-inspired clothing and accessories); and Avirex(R) Sportswear Collection (a licensed mid-tier brand debuting Spring 2005). The Company also publishes Complex(R) magazine, a men's consumer magazine with a rate base of 325,000, and is developing Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure(TM), the first truly authentic video game based on urban culture and graffiti art debuting in the second half of 2005. *ecko unltd. products are available in over 5,000 stores domestically and in over 45 countries internationally, as well as through 34 of its own retail stores across the country. For additional information, please visit http://www.marceckoenterprises.com/.

About The Collective

Part of Foundation 9 Entertainment (http://www.f9e.com/), the largest independent game developer in North America, The Collective is a leading developer of console video games, and known for groundbreaking third-person action adventure games, including the critically acclaimed Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb(TM), Buffy the Vampire Slayer(TM) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith(TM). The Collective is based in Newport Beach, CA and can be found on the web at: http://www.collectivestudios.com/.

The Collective, along with Backbone, Pipeworks, ImaginEngine, and Digital Eclipse make up Foundation 9 Entertainment. The company's studios have developed more than 250 titles, including more than 50 in 2004 alone. Foundation 9 Entertainment employs more than 325 employees, and has offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Emeryville, Vancouver, Boston, Eugene, and Honolulu. For more information on Foundation 9 Entertainment, please visit: http://www.f9e.com/.

About Atari

New York-based Atari, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard- core, genre-defining franchises such as DRIVER(TM), The Matrix(TM), Stuntman(TM) and Test Drive(R); and mass-market and children's franchises such as Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM) and Dora the Explorer(TM), and Dragon Ball Z(R). Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com/.

Safe Harbor Statement

With the exception of the historical information contained in this release, the matters described herein contain certain "forward-looking statements" that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this release are not promises or guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. We caution you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein. Some of the factors which could cause our results to differ materially include the following: the loss of key customers, such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, GameStop and EB Games; delays in product development and related product release schedules; inability to secure capital; loss of our credit facility; adapting to the rapidly changing industry technology, including new console technology; maintaining relationships with leading independent video game software developers; maintaining or acquiring licenses to intellectual property; fluctuations in the Company's quarterly net revenues and results of operations based on the seasonality of our industry; the termination or modification of our agreements with hardware manufacturers; and other factors described in our SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2005 and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.

(C) 2005, Atari, Inc. All rights reserved. ATARI, the ATARI logo, and classic Atari game titles and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atari Interactive, Inc. or its affiliates.

"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Source: Atari, Inc.

CONTACT: Andrea Schneider of Atari, +1-212-726-6500, or
andrea.schneider@atari.com; or Clint Cantwell of Marc Ecko Enterprises,
+1-917-262-1110, or clintc@ecko.com

Web site: http://www.atari.com/
http://www.gettingup.com/
http://www.marceckoenterprises.com/
http://www.collectivestudios.com/
http://www.f9e.com/


 
Black Child - Rapper, Actor, Businessman Back In Circulation

Black Child has had his ups and downs in the past, but things are now looking up for the man born Ramel Gill. His entertainment company, In Da Streetz Entertainment, new group Hoodstock, and successful ventures into the acting world, undoubtedly sees Black Child back in circulation.

(PRWEB) October 12, 2005 -- The troubles currently plaguing his label The Inc Records have done nothing to slow this Hollis Queens native down. He is steadily forging a flourishing acting career for himself, appearing in the NBC series Kojak, and the movie Animal starring Terrance Howard and Ving Rhames.

As well as spending a considerable amount of time in L.A. chasing these movies down, Black Child also co-owns the company In Da Streetzs Entertainment and can be found in the studio steadily nurturing his group Hoodstock who also hail from Hollis Queens, New York. When asked about his reasons behind starting this group he says, I started Hoodstock when I had my buzz and everything was going crazy. I said, alright now its time to get more people together and bring them in. We were waiting for my project to come out before we really put any music out. But when my project didnt come out, we started the Hoodstock project and now we have www.hoodstockexchange.com and three mixtapes currently available on the site.

In 2006 Black Child will be dropping the Hoodstock album and his much anticipated solo debut Ghetto Gospels. Collaborations with Trina, Tony Sunshine, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Caddilac Tah and Lloyd will also be featured on the album.

Official website: www.hoodstockexchange.com

To read Black Childs exclusive interview visit: www.writeonpoint.co.uk

Write On Point is an informative and dynamic online publication, dedicated to giving its visitors up to date news and information, from within the world of black entertainment on both sides of the Atlantic. It also aims to give maximum exposure to up-coming home grown UK talent, and information on showcases / events taking place throughout the year.

Contact
Janice Spence
Website: www.writeonpoint.co.uk

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WRITE ON POINT!
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07958440823


 
B-MOORE.NET: Hip Hop's Most Powerful Voice

B-MOORE.NET is a new website that features interviews with some of the underground and mainstream hip hops most interesting mcs and personalities. B-MOORE.NET also features free mixtape downloads of the Monster Music, the websites new music sampler.

The most recent interviews were the invigorating Sway and Tech of the World Famous Wake Up Show, Crooked I, and Dan Johns. The site also features interviews from hip hop luminaries such as Tragedy Khadafi and The Boot Camp Click. B-MOORE.NET will also have an interview with Detroits Golden Children, Slum Village coming up next week.

B-MOORE.NET boasts the most authentic review section found on the web and in print. B-MOORE.NET prides itself in the fact that the opinions represented on the website are that of the writers and is not influenced by corporate interest. The latest reviews are: Lil Kim: The Naked Truth, Cesar Comanche Squirrel and The Aces, Kev Brown I Do What I Do and Smif N Wessun Tek and Steele Reloaded.

Monster Music is a music sampler series that B-MOORE.NET puts together to expose new artists and bring new music from already established artists. Monster Music Volume 3 is now available for download in the download section. IT features new music from Sheek Louch, Little Brother, Dan Johns, and Busta Rhymes.

Contact: Bertram B-MOORE Moore, III 843.991.2306 bmoore@b-moore.net


 
There's No Free Lunch ... Box!; 100+ Celebrity-Designed Lunchboxes Go on the Auction Block to Benefit Hunger-Relief Organizations

Food Bank For New York City & The Lunchbox Fund

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- One-hundred-plus celebrities from the entertainment, fashion, art, music, literary and culinary worlds, remind us that food matters, by creating personalized lunchbox art to be offered for online auction to benefit children served by two hunger-relief organizations -- The Food Bank For New York City and The Lunchbox Fund. The online auction on eBay/hosted by AuctionCause, will launch on Friday, October 14th, 2005, beginning at 9:00 p.m. EDT, @ http://www.thelunchboxauction.org/.

Among the 100+ contributing artists who hope to take a bite out of hunger, are: Bono, Jamie Foxx, EDGE/U-2, Mike Myers, Cameron Crowe, Charlize Theron, President Bill Clinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt, Spike Lee, Angelina Jolie, Jon Stewart, Casey Affleck, Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Brittany Murphy, Joaquin Phoenix, Liv Tyler, Frances Fisher, Emeril Lagasse, Patti Smith, David Bowie & Iman, Alan Cumming, Mary Louise Parker & Justin Theroux, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Rudd, Sarah Jones, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, Francesco Clemente, James Frey, John Leguizamo, Jimmy Fallon, Amber Tamblyn, Dermot Mulroney, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Zach Braff, John Waters, Kenny Chesney, Mario Batali, James Earl Jones, Wolfgang Puck, Lisa Marie Presley, Joy Behar, Al Franken, Tavis Smiley, Mike D/Beastie Boys, Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes, and Rogan, Edun, Cynthia Rowley, Kate Spade, Libertine, Heatherette, Stephane Sednaui, Some Odd Rubies, Devi Kroell, Buckler, Phyllis Lebowitz, Lucy Barnes, and The Queer Eye Guys.

Each lunchbox is reflective of the artists' personal expression and no two lunchboxes are alike. Whether you are an art lover who is looking for a wonderful new collectible, or simply a dedicated fan of the artist -- you'll find this to be a diverse and extraordinary collection. Two-time Academy-Award winner Hilary Swank has produced another winner -- a stunning lunchbox adorned with semi-precious jewels and beads; Cameron Crowe tells a short story of lunchbox memories; Mike Myers has created an original fridge magnet poem; John Waters' tribute to his Tony-Award winning 'Hairspray" will astound and amaze; while David Bowie and Iman painted their lunchbox with an assist from their five-year-old daughter, Alexi; Some Odd Rubies reworked vintage clothing to create a vintage lunchbox; and designers Kate Spade, Cynthia Rowley, and Rogan each used their creative talents to create unique, stylish versions of a child's lunchbox.

Lunchboxes will be offered for auction in lots of ten at a time. There will be no minimum bid. Each group of ten lunchboxes will be available for auction for a period of ten days, at which time the highest bidder will be announced. The auction is expected to run through December so check back often to find your favorite. Each lunchbox is signed and numbered by the artists. President Bill Clinton will personally sign his lunchbox to the highest bidder.

LOG ON AND BID. End hunger! October 14th, 2005, at 9:00 p.m. EST, LOG ON AND BID @ http://www.thelunchboxauction.org/.

At least two million New York City residents are at risk of going hungry. The majority of them are women with children, the elderly, the disabled and the working poor. Food Bank For New York City, the city's primary supplier of food for the hungry, helps provide the food for over 240,000 free meals served each day by more than 1,200 nonprofit community food programs in the five boroughs. Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than 67 million pounds of food and was recognized as Food Bank of the Year by America's Second Harvest, The Nation's Food Bank Network. For more information, visit our website at http://www.foodbanknyc.org/.

The Lunchbox Fund, founded in 2004, is a non-profit organization that provides lunch to school children throughout South Africa who would otherwise go without sustenance for indefinite periods of time. Often, it is their only meal of the day. Many of these children are AIDS orphans who are running child-headed households, and who cannot afford to pay their basic school fees of $15 per year, Through The Lunchbox Fund, these children are provided with the food they need to sustain themselves, while hopefully moving forward to achieve their goals. It takes just twenty-five cents to fill a child's lunchbox for a day. For more information, visit our website at http://www.thelunchboxfund.org/.

For additional information, contact Carol Schneider at (212) 566-7855.

Source: Food Bank For New York City

CONTACT: Carol Schneider, +1-212-566-7855, Food Bank For New York City

Web site: http://www.foodbanknyc.org/
http://www.thelunchboxauction.org/
http://www.thelunchboxfund.org/


 
Groove Mobile Scores Another Mobile Music First: The Only Service Included in the Official UK Charts

Artists Now Benefit From Purchases on the Groove Mobile Network With Improved Chart Positions

ANDOVER, Mass., and LONDON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Groove Mobile, the world's leading mobile music service, today announced that over-the-air downloads direct to mobile phones on the Groove Mobile network are the first and only mobile data contributing to the UK's "Combined Official Singles Chart" compiled by The Official Charts Company.

"The mobile music business is a growth area for music sales," said Paul Want, Operations Director for the Official UK Charts Company. "It is important that the Official Charts accurately reflect the music purchased each week, and including the purchases of mobile music lovers using the Groove Mobile platform is a welcome addition to the charts."

Downloads on the Groove Mobile network, which powers Orange's Music Player, are now included on the "Combined Official Singles Chart." Groove Mobile, which currently supplies its data to the "Digital Download Chart," is now the only mobile download service in the UK whose sales have a direct impact on artists' ranking on the "Combined Chart" released each Sunday.

"A top chart position in the UK can literally make an artist's career," said Adam Sexton, Groove Mobile Vice President, Marketing and Product Management. "Since every song purchased on Groove Mobile's platform now counts in the 'Combined Official Singles Charts,' Groove Mobile will quickly become a core part of marketing the hottest new songs and increasing their sales. We look forward to adding other labels to our service, so their artists can also enjoy improved chart positions when fans purchase their songs."

ABOUT GROOVE MOBILE

Groove Mobile is the world's leading mobile music download service. Groove Mobile's Complete Music Gateway includes Full Track Mobile Downloads, Peer-to-Peer Sharing and Personalized Music Recommendations, in addition to providing Personalized and Programmed Streaming Radio, Music Subscriptions, and more. Groove Mobile powers the #1 rated mobile music service in the UK, Orange's Music Player. Groove Mobile launched the world's first secure peer-to-peer distribution in the mobile space, with its pioneering TELL-A-FRIEND feature. Groove Mobile's direct download service is available in the UK, EU and Asia and provides access to music from EMI, Warner Music International, V2, and Beggars Group libraries. On the Internet, Groove Mobile is located at www.groovemobile.net.

CONTACT:
Bennet Ratcliff, Group SJR
310.806.6200
bratcliff@groupsjr.com

Source: Groove Mobile

CONTACT: Bennet Ratcliff of Group SJR, +1-310-806-
-6200,
bratcliff@groupsjr.com, for Groove Mobile

Web site: http://www.groovemobile.net/


 
Verizon Turns up the DSL Volume With Special Yahoo! Music Unlimited Offer

Customers Who Sign Up For Verizon Yahoo! for DSL Before Oct. 31 Get Three Free Months of Yahoo! Music Unlimited Service

NEW YORK and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Subscribers to Verizon Online DSL service can now enjoy Yahoo!(R) Music Unlimited -- a premier online music subscription service -- at no charge for three months if they sign up for Verizon Yahoo! for DSL before Oct. 31. It's the latest way Verizon and Yahoo! are creating the best value and richest experience in broadband today.

Yahoo! Music Unlimited allows customers to play tunes from a catalog of more than one million songs, transfer tracks to compatible portable devices and enjoy the unique ability to browse and listen to friends' collections of subscription music and playlists via Yahoo! Messenger. The service also enables subscribers to build personalized music libraries, purchase discounted permanent downloads, and access the service from any Internet-connected computer.

"Today's music scene is an online world," said Brian Price, director, consumer DSL marketing for Verizon. "Yahoo! Music Unlimited is a rich, exciting subscription service that gives customers a way to legitimately access, enjoy and share a vast variety of online music. Verizon Online DSL's fast downstream and upstream speeds give our members a real edge in making the most of this innovative service."

"We are excited to give new Verizon Yahoo! DSL members the ability to listen to all the types of music they enjoy online or on the go," said Dave Goldberg, vice president and general manager, Yahoo! Music. "Yahoo! Music Unlimited gives music lovers the ability to listen to as much music as they want, while utilizing superior innovations in playlist generation and community features to enrich and expand their music experience."

A subscription to Yahoo! Music Unlimited, available for an annual fee of $59.88 or monthly subscription of $6.99, includes:

* Yahoo Music Engine: a free music management application that lets
consumers rip, mix and burn CDs, import and manage music, and transfer
music to portable devices.

* Large Music Library: a continuously growing online catalog of music
with more than one million songs, encoded in the highest audio quality
(192 Kbs) from major and independent record labels.

* Yahoo!(R) Messenger Integration: the unique ability for subscribers to
browse and listen to friends' subscription music collections and
playlists, making it easy to discover music among an online community
of friends.

* Music Portability: subscription tracks can be transferred to any
portable device that supports the WMA format and Windows Media Digital
Rights Management 10 (WM DRM 10).

* Access From Any PC: access to personalized subscription content from
any Internet-connected computer.

* Download Purchases: access to a music download store, allowing users to
purchase and permanently own songs for 79 cents per track. Purchased
downloads can be burned onto CDs, transferred to compatible portable
devices, and used on a total of five PCs.

Verizon and Yahoo! offer a fully integrated DSL service -- Verizon Yahoo! for DSL -- to all new and existing Verizon Online members. The service is offered with a range of broadband speeds at affordable prices, including a maximum connection speed of up to 768 kilobits per second downstream (Kbps) and 128 Kbps upstream for just $14.95 a month with an annual service plan or a maximum connection speed of 3.0 megabits per second downstream and 768 Kbps upstream for $19.95 a month for the first three months and $29.95 a month thereafter with an annual service plan. Customers who order online at http://www.verizon.net/verizonyahoo will get their first month's DSL service free. Additional terms and conditions for the Yahoo! Music Unlimited promotion are also available at this site.

Verizon Yahoo! for DSL also includes a wide variety of premium Yahoo! features at no additional charge, such as extensive online protection, premium e-mail, commercial free LAUNCHcast Plus radio, exclusive on-demand news and entertainment video content and more.

About Verizon

With more than $71 billion in annual revenues, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services.

Verizon has a diverse work force of more than 214,000 in four business units: Domestic Telecom provides customers based in 28 states with wireline and other telecommunications services, including broadband. Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers across the United States. Information Services operates directory publishing businesses and provides electronic commerce services. International includes wireline and wireless operations and investments, primarily in the Americas and Europe. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com/.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive online products and services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination worldwide. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo!'s global network includes 25 world properties and is available in 13 languages.

VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at http://www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

Yahoo! is a registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc.

Source: Verizon

CONTACT: Bobbi Henson of Verizon, +1-972-718-2225,
bobbi.henson@verizon.com; or Nicole Leverich of Yahoo!, +1-408-349-5583,
nicolewl@yahoo-inc.com

Web site: http://www.verizon.com/
http://www.verizon.net/verizonyahoo

Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/618232.html


10/11/2005

 
Warren G Makes Triumphant Return; 'IN THE MID-NITE HOUR' Drops in Stores Today!

Kevin Hunter Video 'Get U Down Part 2' Dedicated to Hurricane Katrina Victims With Special Guests Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- At the stroke of 12:00 a.m., early IN THE MID-NITE HOUR on October 11, 2005, the latest incarnation of the G Funk era will be marked by the legendary hip-hop artist/producer Warren G as he releases his fifth studio CD -- and first in four years -- on Hawaino Records, LLC. Leading off the set is the poignant first single, "Get U Down," featuring G with Cypress Hill's B Real and Watts-based soul singers Side Effect, which offers a message of support for victims of hard times everywhere. The track is already at radio, blowing up first at hometown LA's Power 106 and The Beat, with airplay now moving East to such centers as Chicago and Miami, where the provocative beat teases what's to come on the rest of IN THE MID-NITE HOUR's platter.

"A lot of things go on in the midnight hour," Warren expresses, "but I stayed up in the midnight hour making this record. I touch on everything and it's bundled in one big ball of funk." Sporting a 2 K 5 update to his trademark smoothed-out sound, the G child stays on the course that led him to gold and platinum CD success, those classic hits "Regulate," "This DJ" and "I Want It All," and made him one of the most influential artists of his time. As he spouts to the insomniacs that have slept on his past achievements and his future hit-making potential on IN THE MID-NITE HOUR's minimalist beat/rhyme, head whacker "Make It Do What It Do:"

I helped start this thang, these suckas wanna act like they forgot my name
But without the G, you can't spell the game
So it's impossible not to have me in it
It's not gangsta unless it has the G in it

Along with Warren IN THE MID-NITE HOUR are other guest collaborators including Raphael Saadiq, as well as young rising stars Aftermath's Bishop Lamont, G Funk Productions' Frank Lee White (the latter two intro-ed to Warren by half-brother Dr. Dre), G Funk Productions' Chuck Taylor, and Chevy Jones. Chop and screw rap expert Mike Jones rides with Warren and watches his back on "In Case Some Sh$# Go Down," the album's second single.

The still-rising first single, "Get U Down," tackles a myriad of issues, from black-on-brown violence in Los Angeles to our military entanglements in the Middle East, and a special version, "Get U Down Part 2" featuring a special dedication to Hurricane Katrina victims as well as guest spots by Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube. Details are currently being worked out so that proceeds from various downloads of "Part 2" will go to the Red Cross to help Katrina aid relief efforts.

"A lot of people aren't really touching on what's going on and they gotta wake up," he says. "Even though we go through hard times you still have to smile, know that God is gonna work it out. That's for the victims of Katrina and everybody around the world that's going through stressful times."

Kevin Hunter directed the "Get U Down Part 2" video in different Cali locales with Warren, B Real, Snoop and Cube. Paul Hunter will shoot "In Case Some Sh$# Go Down" in the near future.

For Media Inquiries and track listing please contact "it" girl public relations at 310.577.1122

Source: Hawaino Records, LLC

CONTACT: Juliette Harris of "it" Girl Public Relations, +1-310-577-1122,
for Hawaino Records, LLC


 
Bring on da Creativity With Hip Hop 6, the Newest eJay Virtual Music Studio

Includes 5,000 All-New Royalty-Free Sound Clips with Integrated CD Burner

GORMLEY, Ontario, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Wanna be the next Kanye West but need the tools to get started? Get into the groove with Hip Hop eJay 6, a drag-and-drop music creation studio that makes it possible to lay down star- quality tracks on your PC even if you don't know an echo from a reverb. This latest installment of the eJay series delivers 5,000 brand new royalty-free professional sound clips, an integrated CD burner for burning your masterpieces directly onto CD, and more. Just grab your mouse and choose your weapons (uh, clips, drum loops, scratch, whatever).

In addition to the huge library of all-new clips, loops and beats from hip hop and rap to scratch, Hip Hop 6 provides five virtual instruments with more music-making power than ever, an assortment of effects, and the ability to record your own rhymes and add additional sounds, effects and instruments from any source. Assemble it all on a completely redesigned interface that lets you build, arrange and edit your tunes quickly and easily.

Hip Hop 6 also includes:

-- A new DJ deck that can quickly create scratches from supplied or custom sounds
-- A new multi-track drum machine that lets you create your own beats and loops
-- A new bass synthesizer for producing kick-butt bass melodies
-- A new polyphonic synthesizer for allowing cord pattern creation
-- More audio effects, including echo, chorus, reverb, compressor,
distortion, etc.
-- A new sample loop player that lets you import sounds directly from CD
or any device connected to a soundcard without closing the program
-- Non-destructive audio editing that keeps your files safe from changes
-- Volume and pan curves for each track
-- Unlimited import and export of WAV files
-- An equalizer for fine-tuning your sound

Hip Hop eJay 6 is available at Circuit City, GameStop and other retailers as well as http://www.digitalleisure.com/ for an estimated street price of $49.95.

Hip Hop eJay 6 was developed by Checkmate Solutions for Empire Interactive, a UK-based publisher of interactive entertainment software, and is distributed in North America by Digital Leisure, a publisher and distributor of interactive DVD and CD games. For more information, visit http://www.ejay.com/ .

Source: Digital Leisure

CONTACT: Belinda Banks of S&S Public Relations, +1-212-946-2823,
Belinda@sspr.com

Web site: http://www.ejay.com/
http://www.digitalleisure.com/


 
Music's Top Voices Come Together On One Million Strong Volume 2

Stellar CD offers passionate expressions in support of Millions More Movement

October 7, 2005

(New York, NY).To commemorate the meaning behind the Millions More Movement and to both celebrate life and provide a commentary on todays social landscape, Isonic Media Group and Bungalo Records will release One Million Strong Volume 2, which serves as the official soundtrack to the Millions More Movement, on October 11th. The Millions More Movement, which takes place on Saturday, October 15th in Washington, DC, comes to life on the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March, the landmark event which mobilized African-American men, women and children across America toward the cause of unity. The Millions More Movement has been orchestrated by a broad coalition of national organizations who aspire to empower all American citizens, with disregard toward race, color, creed, religion or economic status.

Some of the biggest names on todays music scene have participated in the One Million Strong Volume 2 CD as a show of their support and passion for the movement, with their musical contributions to the soundtrack album. The CD contains new, original compositions by Prince (We March), Mos Def, Kanye West featuring Common and Mase (Jesus Walks remix), Ludacris featuring Trick Daddy (Hopeless), Goodie Mob (Black History), New Edition featuring Too Short (One Love), Mike City and Chino XL. The enhanced CD also features video clips, hidden tracks, downloads, live chats with the artists, event and celebrity photo galleries, merchandising and more.

The struggle in the USA has always gone hand-in-hand with music; each era has had its anthems and power songs; this collection will paint a canvas for every conscious mind in support of the Millions More Movement, which symbolizes the unification of family, religion and all mankind, focusing on topics such as spiritual values, education, economic development and self-determination.

Those unable to join the estimated two million people who will gather in our nations capital city on October 15th can still share the significant experience of examining todays most pressing issues with their enjoyment of the One Million Strong Volume 2 CD.


 
Voice over actors needed for feature film.

Tim Greene Films.com is looking for one very funny, Hip and Upbeat actor or
comedian to do the main voice over for a completed G-rated kid's comedy film for
release in 2006. Must be very, very funny!! Submission deadline is October
27th 2005. There is pay. E-mail this to all of your friends!!

Looking for male or female ages 10 to 29.

Also looking for one Chris Rock sound alike any age
for large voice over part.

To see the style and pace of the voice over that we
are looking for watch "Every Body Hates Chris" on
the UPN Network this Thursday (Check local listings
for air times).
Send audition CD's only to:

Mrs. Amy Wiseman
Tim Greene Films.com
Box 20554
Phila,Pa 19138

Score Casting for Movie.

We are also looking for a great Musician to do the score for the hot film.
We are looking to mix classical music with a Hip Hop twist(strings and all).
We are not looking for just music beats going into the next scene, you
must know how to score and set the mood of the scene like any big budget
movie. send CD only demo to address above "Attention Music Score".
Absolutely no e-mails or Phone calls to Los Angeles, Charlotte or Philadelphia
production offices.
This is writer, producer and director Tim Greene's 4th feature
film. for more information on Tim Greene Check out:

WWW.TIMGREENEFILMS.COM


 
The Blackboard Jungle: Custom Made Set To Release Sixth Official Mixtape

The LA-based hip hop collective Custom Made is slated to release their sixth mixtape, The Blackboard Jungle, this winter. For now, the group is offering free downloadable copies of their Street Cinema: Live From Los Angeles and Street Cinema 2: Sin City mixtapes.

(PRWEB) October 11, 2005 --You may have heard of Custom Made a while ago, when one of their emcees, Aneek, released a diss to Compton's The Game. Well these Los Angeles natives didn't let that be their only focus in this hip-hop game. They went about their business and kept on releasing material. Custom Made is currently preparing for the release of their sixth official mixtape, The Blackboard Jungle, this winter. With this release, Custom Made will offer fans another dose of reality-based authentic hip-hop music.

Custom Made doesn't have your typical bouncy West Coast sound, rather they spit over many laid back and dark overtone tracks. As opposed to doing the same thing as everyone else, the crew spits over a majority of original production. To date Custom Made has independently moved 80,000 copies of their mixtape series worldwide.

Custom Made hails from all over the Los Angeles area, but over the years has extended to include members from Seattle, Cleveland, New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Chicago, North Carolina, Boston, DC and Virginia Beach. The national reach made available to Custom Made has allowed them to promote their own product via their own street team. Custom Made prides itself with the ability to reach local and regional markets, which ultimately have lead to more exposure and sales. They target crucial markets and create avenues for breaking and launching their product.

For a limited time, Custom Made is offering free downloadable copies of their previous two mixtapes:

Street Cinema: Live From Los Angeles by Custom Made Custom Made Recordings Available For Download at: www.custommadehiphop.com/streetcinema.zip

Tracklisting
1. If You Let Them Tell It Bluf and Element
2. Element Interlude
3. Street Biz Bluf, Skandalous Scoobs and Aneek
4. At Last He Got Killed Bluf
5. Thunder & Wind Bluf, Scoobs and Sinister Sicks
6. LA Freestyle Bluf and Element
7. Knuckles 2 Ya Bluf
8. My Block Lexus Featuring Scoobs and Bluf
9. Scoobs Interlude
10. The Real PT. II Aneek
11. How The West Was Won Element Featuring Bluf
12. Simply Evil Custom Made
13. Nothing Can Stop Me Aneek
14. Okay, Okay Lexus Featuring Bluf

Street Cinema 2: Sin City by Custom Made Custom Made Recordings Available For Download at: www.custommadehiphop.com/streetcinema2.zip

Tracklisting

1. Coming Home- Bluf and Element
2. Wrong Turn Aneek and Bluf
3. Here 2 Take It (Interlude)
4. Death Threats Element and Skandalous Scoobs
5. Underground Takeover Bluf and Sinister Sicks
6. The Best Product Scoobs, Bluf and Aneek
7. Livin This Life Scoobs and Sicks
8. Where You At? Element, Bluf and Paradox
9. Talkin Sicks Featuring Element
10. The Most Propa Style Bluf and Scoobs
11. Paradox Drill
12. Shook Ones (Interlude)
13. Element Drill
14. Never Before Scoobs and Paradox
15. Advice To The Homeless Bluf and Scoobs
16. Aneek Drill
17. Tired Of Talkin Scoobs and Bluf

The Blackboard Jungle, slated to drop this winter, will be the next release from Custom Made's critically acclaimed mixtape series. The Blackboard Jungle will showcase more of the unique Custom Made sound as well as an interesting and surprising group of guest features.

For more information on Custom Made, visit their official website, www.custommadehiphop.com

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Aaron Umanoff
http://www.custommadehiphop.com/
310.266.1612


10/10/2005

 
Eminem Putting Finishing Touches on Just Announced Best of/Greatest Hits Collection; Curtain Call Scheduled for December 6th Release

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eminem has announced plans to release Curtain Call, a best of/greatest hits album, set to be in stores on December 6th. The Aftermath/Interscope recording artist is putting some last minute work in on the project and hopes to have final song selection completed in the next few days.

People can expect the both the blockbuster hits and fan favorites that have made Eminem a household name and one of the leading mc's in the rap game. "My Name Is," "The Way I Am," "Lose Yourself," and "Stan" will be featured on the collection, along with at least two all-new, previously-unavailable, so-fresh-from-the-studio-we-aren't-even-giving-you-the-song-title songs.

Eminem is in the process of putting the final touches on the album, which he has been working on since early summer.

"I have some songs that a lot of people like," commented Eminem. "I have some songs that only I like. This album is obviously for the 'lot' of people."

Eminem has sold over 65 million albums worldwide to date.

Source: Interscope

CONTACT: Dennis Dennehy, +1-310-865-7934, or Lauren Burns,
+1-310-865-4563, lauren.burns@umusic.com, both for Interscope


 
Cash Money's Lil Wayne Scores Big With #1 Most Added New Single 'Fireman'

It Tops the Urban and Rhythm Crossover Radio Formats

tha CARTER II

In Stores Soon

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cash Money superstar rapper Lil Wayne's new single "Fireman," (featuring Cash Money co-founder/signature artist Baby) has literally caught fire at urban radio, scoring the coveted #1 position at both the Urban and Rhythm Crossover formats, with a combined total of nearly 100 radio stations adding the hip hop anthem to their play lists at first asking. The new single is the debut effort from Lil Wayne's much-anticipated fifth album, tha Carter II, follow up to his acclaimed 2004 platinum-plus release, tha Carter.

For Lil Wayne, who has been busy with relief efforts in his native New Orleans (he hails from the now-devastated 17th ward) getting back to business is a bit of a respite from his ongoing work to help alleviate the suffering experienced by friends and loved ones victimized by Hurricane Katrina. He purposely shot his new video for "Fireman" in both New Orleans and Houston, where many of the displaced survivors of Katrina have relocated. "It's been a very tough month," says Lil Wayne. "I put everything I had into this song, and now the video, hopefully as an inspiration to everyone who wants to see New Orleans come back bigger and badder than ever."

It was an eventful year for Lil Wayne even before the calamitous Gulf Coast disaster, re-signing with longtime mentors/Cash Money founders Ronald 'Slim' Williams and Bryan 'Baby' Williams in February, and being appointed President of Cash Money in the process. The busy rapper also guested on a host of hit projects including Destiny Child's comeback album and single, "Soldier," Bobby Valentino's "Tell Me," Baby's hit song "Get Your Shine On," among other songs.

Recruited in the streets of N.O. by the Williams Brothers when he was only 11 years old, tha Carter marked his fourth solo effort, (a worthy follow-up to the 2002 gold-plus 500 Degreez) and his first release under the Young Money entertainment Banner. Lil Wayne is currently preparing to tour the U.S., embarking on a multi-city tour that kicks off in November, and also features hip hop artists Young Jeezy and T.I.

Source: Cash Money Records

CONTACT: Sindy Gilbert, +1-323-467-7274, sindy.gilbert@sbcglobal.net; or
Vickie Charles, +1-212-373-0783, vickie.charles@umusic.com; or Kia Selby,
+1-770-786-6658, kiaselby@aol.com

Web site: http://www.universalrecords.com/


 
mtvU Launches 'mtvU Uber' Becoming MTV Networks' First Channel Distributed in its Entirety Via Broadband

Streaming 24/7 and On-Demand, 'Uber' Delivers mtvU Programming Plus Exclusive New Music, Original Shows & Student-Produced Features to College Students and Music Fans Everywhere

mtvU & Cisco to Fund Ten 'Digital Incubators,' Empowering College Students to Create the Next Generation of Broadband Content

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, today unveiled MTV Networks' first channel distributed in its entirety over broadband, "mtvU Uber" (http://www.mtvu.com/). Driven by overwhelming student demand, "mtvU Uber" is available everywhere, through both non-stop streaming and a unique on-demand capability, enabling viewers to customize their experience. In addition to making mtvU's on-air programming, which is currently seen on over 730 campuses, available to everyone, "mtvU Uber" will also showcase a powerful line-up of original programming driven by new music, short-form series, and the best student-produced short films, music videos, animation, webisodes and more.

"With today's announcement, we are handing over an entire channel online to college students and everyone who wants new music," said Stephen Friedman, GM, mtvU. "mtvU Uber gives them the power to create and program their own channel, and will remain in perpetual beta mode as they experiment and pioneer the digital future."

As part of today's launch, mtvU also announced a partnership with Cisco Systems, Inc, the worldwide leader in networking for the internet, to award ten grants of $25,000 to the next generation of digital innovators - empowering students to pioneer the future of this new medium. The partnership will create ten "broadband incubators," funding students or student groups to create games, movie shorts, music videos and more for the broadband environment - each project to be released exclusively on "mtvU Uber."

With new music at its core, "mtvU Uber" will feature exclusive music premieres, new shows, and student-produced series and specials, including:

* "Rough Cut" - Student bands and artists upload their own music videos and leave it up to the college audience online to decide if they make "The Cut" -- the multi-platform mtvU franchise that helped launch the careers of artists such as Joss Stone and Coheed & Cambria.

* "Unveil" - "Unveil" gives college music fans an exclusive live performance of a highly anticipated album before it hits stores. Artists perform their new albums just for "mtvU Uber" with one new song debuting every day leading up to the album's release.

* "Breaking the Video" - Students compete to produce and direct music videos for their favorite artists, starting with college favorite O.A.R. Bands choose their favorite student pitches, head to campus for the shoot, then their videos premiere on "mtvU Uber."

* "Uber Live" - mtvU is teaming up with University of Pennsylvania's student radio station WXPN and World Cafe to present exclusive performances that can only be seen on "Uber." "Uber Live" will debut with a powerful performance from Nickel Creek.

* "Uber House Band" - The artists resonating most on the college scene achieve "artist in residence" status as "mtvU Uber's" official "House Bands," featuring exclusive performance footage, video premieres, backstage pass interviews and much more. "House Bands" include Franz Ferdinand, Mike Jones, Death Cab For Cutie, Bright Eyes, Fiona Apple, Coheed & Cambria, Motion City Soundtrack and more.

* "Student Shorts" - A national platform for the next generation of great filmmakers, "mtvU Uber" will feature the best student films from around the country, starting with award-winning student shorts from the venerable UCLA and USC film schools.

* "Soundtrack" - Students, celebrities and artists present the soundtracks of their lives, connecting the music and videos they live their lives to, to the moments of their days and nights. First up, artists Death Cab For Cutie and K-OS, and renowned director Mark Romanek.

For more information and to experience "mtvU Uber" visit http://www.mtvu.com/.

About mtvU and mtvU Uber

Broadcasting to over 730 colleges across the country, with a combined enrollment of over 6.8 million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S. For more information about mtvU, and for a complete programming schedule, visit http://www.mtvu.com/.

mtvU Uber makes mtvU the first MTV Networks channel distributed in its entirety via broadband, streaming 24/7 and on demand, featuring all of mtvU plus exclusive new music, original shows and student-produced programming for college students and music fans everywhere.

mtvU and mtvU Uber are part of the Viacom International Inc. family which also owns the MTV Networks programming services MTV, MTV2, VH1, Nickelodeon / Nick at Nite, TV Land, Spike TV, CMT and others.

Source: mtvU

CONTACT: David French of MTV-MTV2-mtvU, +1-212-846-6698, or
david.french@mtvstaff.com

Web site: http://www.mtvu.com/


 
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Named to Brandweek Magazine's List of 2005 Marketers of the Year

"SIRIUS Has Become a Company to Watch" says Brandweek

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brandweek magazine, the Newsweekly of Marketing, named SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) as one of the top marketers of the year. SIRIUS was named in Brandweek's 14th annual Marketers of the Year Awards which recognizes marketers who have best used creativity and instinct to break through with national brands.

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Occupying the technology and consumer electronics category awarded last year to Apple's iPod, SIRIUS received the award at Brandweek's Marketer of the Year Awards dinner and presentation Oct. 6th at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, AZ.

SIRIUS is featured in this week's Brandweek magazine, with a story reporting that in only one year SIRIUS tripled its brand awareness among consumers. The magazine profiles the work of Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President, Entertainment and Sports, and his team, as they worked to shape the SIRIUS brand as the most compelling place in all of radio.

SIRIUS, Brandweek noted, has become an established brand name that is "more closely aligned with satellite radio in the minds of consumers than its larger rival," Brandweek reports. Noting that SIRIUS has signed major talent for its channels and programs, such as Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, and Eminem, Brandweek says, "SIRIUS Satellite Radio is beaming brightly."

"SIRIUS is honored to be recognized by Brandweek magazine as a recipient of this prestigious award," said Greenstein. "As satellite radio continues to experience explosive growth, we strive to create an image of our company and the programming we offer that differentiates us from the rest of radio. Our continued success in this area is an important element of our future, and we are very pleased that Brandweek has given us this distinct recognition."

Greenstein credited his team's creativity and dedication for this success. "We are very fortunate at SIRIUS to have a winning combination of creative and exceptionally talented people who come to work everyday determined to produce the very best radio service available to the public," he added.

Launched in 2002, SIRIUS has grown quickly and now has over 2.17 million paid subscribers with 3 million expected by the end of this year. SIRIUS' programming lineup is a diverse array of hosts, performers, and celebrities, including Lance Armstrong, Senator Bill Bradley, Eminem, with Martha Stewart beginning this fall, and Howard Stern starting in January 2006.

SIRIUS Satellite Radios can be purchased at mobile electronics retailers across the country, and are included in vehicles from major car manufacturers such as DaimlerChrysler, Ford, BMW, Audi, Nissan, Volkswagen, Toyota, Lexus, and Mitsubishi. The company is also introducing a number of competitively priced new products at retail this fall that will make it easier than ever to subscribe to SIRIUS.

Brandweek's Marketer of the Year awards go to outstanding marketers from a list of candidates developed in-house by a panel of reporters and editors. All candidates are scored by merit and marketplace efforts that not only speak for themselves in terms of brand performance and sales, but can be traced back to individual efforts. Strategic insight, media usage and creativity are also factored into each final score. The list is then narrowed to the top 10, from which a Grand Marketer of the Year is selected.

Brandweek Magazine is part of the VNU Media Group, which also publishes AdWeek and MediaWeek Magazines.

About SIRIUS

SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most extensive sports programming to listeners across the country in digital quality sound. SIRIUS offers 65 channels of 100% commercial-free music, and features over 55 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95. SIRIUS also broadcasts live play-by- play games of the NFL, NHL and NBA and is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL and NHL.

SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are distributed by Alpine, Audiovox, Brix Group, Clarion, Delphi, Directed Electronics, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Magnadyne, Monster Cable, Pioneer, Russound, Tivoli and XACT Communications. Available in more than 25,000 retail locations, SIRIUS radios can be purchased at major retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and RadioShack. SIRIUS is also available at heavy truck dealers, truck stops and travel centers nationwide.

SIRIUS radios are currently offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS at major locations around the country.

Click on www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to find a SIRIUS retailer or car dealer in your area.

Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance with respect to SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and, accordingly, such statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the key factors that have a direct bearing on our operational results are: our dependence upon third parties, including manufacturers of SIRIUS radios, retailers, automakers and programming partners, our competitive position and any events which affect the useful life of our satellites.

G-SIRI

Contacts for SIRIUS:
Patrick Reilly
Media
212.901.6646
preilly@siriusradio.com

Michelle McKinnon
Analysts
212-584-5285
mmckinnon@siriusradio.com

Jaymie VanValkenburgh
Investors
212-584-5158
jvanvalkenburgh@siriusradio.com

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Source: SIRIUS

CONTACT: Patrick Reilly, Media, +1-212-901-6646,
preilly@siriusradio.com, or Michelle McKinnon, Analysts, +1-212-584-5285,
mmckinnon@siriusradio.com, or Jaymie VanValkenburgh, Investors,
+1-212-584-5158, jvanvalkenburgh@siriusradio.com, all of SIRIUS

Web site: http://www.sirius.com/


 
Band Weblogs New Podcast Show

(PRWEB) October 10, 2005 -- Band Weblogs has it's own podcast show! Starring Jenny May and Dave Tommo, the founders of BandWeblogs.com and The Babylon Cowboys, they play independent music and unsigned bands. The show also features chat about music, bands, sport talk as well as guests, live music and more. Listen in because you never know what they'll be talking about next..or who might be visiting them on the show!

Band Weblogs is a directory of blog links that gives musicians and creative music writers an opportunity to share opinions, views, daily lives, reviews (and anything else they may write in their blogs) and most importantly, their music, with the world of blog readers!

The music and band blogs are added randomly (somewhat) which allows each blog it's own unique presence. Now, you can also find podcasts, band press, the latest podcast news and entertainment & music headlines! Another way to add your voice to Band Weblogs is by being a Guest Blogger on Bar Blog.

For those who would like to submit band information (music blogs, podcasts, or band press), this is a free service. Why? Because we believe in helping musicians like ourselves and understand how difficult it can be getting your music 'out there'.

Tune in and subscribe to the Band Weblogs Podcast Show to learn even more about Jenny and Dave, the founders of the site!

http://www.bandweblogs.com/podcastshow.html

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Jenny May
Band Weblogs
http://www.bandweblogs.com/
+44 1865 421948


 
No.1 Band Online Community is Revolutionizing the Music Industry

Now bands and musicians can promote themselves online, better than ever before. No.1 Band has created an online community that is revolutionizing the music industry. No.1 Band allows bands to register for free, promote their band, upload pictures, audio and video, list upcoming events, create band member biographies, interact with fans and sell products such as CDs, t-shirts, band equipment and much more.

New Jersey (PRWEB) October 10, 2005 -- Now bands and musicians can promote themselves online, better than ever before. No.1 Band has created an online community that is revolutionizing the music industry. No.1 Band allows bands to register for free, promote their band, upload pictures, audio and video, list upcoming events, create band member biographies, interact with fans and sell products such as CDs, t-shirts, band equipment and much more.

A portfolio on No.1 Band is not any ordinary portfolio. No.1 Band gives their members a multi-page website that allows bands and venues to promote themselves anyway they choose. When a member registers they choose a username; with this username their website can be viewed simply by going to www.number1band.com/username.

The most important feature of No.1 Band, which separates them from their competition, is the store front that the band and venue receive when they register as a member of the No.1 Band community. The band and venue can add products directly to their No.1 Band website, allowing them to sell and manage an online store of their own. Any money made by selling these products is paid back to the member, minus a small transaction fee.

No. 1 Band is also raising the bar in one other major way. They are putting their members against one another in a grueling battle for ultimate website supremacy. No.1 Band is holding monthly Battle of the Band contests directly on their website. If a band can outlast and outshine the rest, then they will have earned the right to be known as No.1 Band's Arena Grand Champion and will have their music played directly on the homepage of the No.1 Band website for one month.

The first winner of The Arena writes, “Thanks so much for choosing our songs. The site looks and sounds great! Keep it up!” – Ditch (Broken Heart Auto League)

Account Features Include:
- Multi page personal website
- Storage to upload 20 MB of data (photos, audio and video files)
- Ability to upload music files (for example: .mp3, .mpg)
- Ability to upload video/movie files (for example: .mov, .avi)
- Personal events calendar
- Online store to sell products such as CDs, t-shirts, band equipment and much more
- Personal fan posting page
- Ability to customize your personal website
- Personal website link for quick access and marketing purposes: www.number1band.com/username

Account Benefits Include:
- Industry exposure (searchable by venues and the general public)
- Community membership
- Ability to message other members
- Free inclusion in Featured Band rotation
- The Arena Battle of the Band contests
- Potential to earn extra money selling your music and other products
- Ability to interact with fans, venues and other band members in one online community

About No.1 Band
www.number1band.com was launched on September 23rd, 2005. The website and back-end administrative system is powered by Hudson Horizons DMS Technology www.hudsonhorizons.com

Matt Mayernik, the Chief Operating Officer of No.1 Band states, “The goal at No. 1 Band is to provide bands, of all types and styles, with a means to be discovered; as well as fans, venues, industry professionals and the public a means to discover new bands.”

Above all else, the most important service No.1 Band provides their members is the opportunity to be discovered. For free registration visit www.number1band.com and find out what you've been missing.

Contact
Daryl H. Bryant
Chief Executive Officer
1-877-495-7551
Visit us online at www.number1band.com

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Daryl H. Bryant
No.1 Band
http://www.number1band.com/
1-877-495-7551


10/09/2005

 
Scarface Of The Geto Boys Records Reality Show Track Slated To Appear On Upcoming Debut Album From Houston's Seville

Scarface of the Geto Boys has recorded a reality show track with the soon-to-explode Houston-based vocal group, Seville. Face may often drift when he drives, but not when it involves this Seville. Any self-respecting music connoisseur who has the discriminating taste that Scarface has, will want to grab the keys, and come along on the group's upcoming debut album, 713 Seville Test Drive, to check out their flow, and take in Sevilles smooth-as-silk brand of hiphop and soul-influenced R&B flavor that has made a name for the group, even before the release of their debut album. Like Nate Dogg, whose uniquely identifiable voice became known before the release of his own debut album, Sevilles velvet-throated voices have already graced popular hiphop tracks, including two bangers on Lil Flips platinum-selling Undaground Legend album, notably I Shoulda Listened and Tonight. Now these four talented, grown and sexy, Houston-based vocalists, Stef (Stephen Samuels), C-Moe (Christopher Moore), Geno (Eugene Earls) and Ced B (Cedric Douglas James Bishop III) will soon be pulling up in the Seville, along with Mr. Scarface, himself, who rides shotgun on part of the journey, with seventeen chocolate, melt-in-your-brain tracks, as they take you on the 713 Seville Test Drive.

Scarface, who has a long list of platinum and gold albums to his name, both with the Geto Boys, and alone as a solo artist, became an icon known for hiphop mega-classics like the hiphop classic Mind Playing Tricks, and his duo with the late Tupac Shakur, Smile. For the first time ever in his long and critically acclaimed career, Face has laid down a track with a vocal group, and Seville is honored that it was them with whom he decided to do it. Says Scarface, Its the first time that Ive ever rapped on a song with a group that sung. I thought it was pretty cool. You have to adjust to the situation. Im thrilled to death that they even had me on their song, honestly! Their landmark track together is called The Love Is Gone, and its got a twist to it that could make for an explosive episode on the Montel Williams Show. The song is almost like a sliver of a celebrity reality show, but its on a CD, instead of on television. Sevilles C-Moe explains, The conversation at the beginning of the song is real. That was not a skit. Turns out that in the studio, Scarface was having a conversation on the phone with a girl, and they were having some relationship problems. The tape was rolling, and it ended up in the song. Says Face, Then, I broke up with her. This is as real as it gets, and it gives a fly-on-the-wall view into Scarfaces emotional life. This is real, reports Scarface. Its a great song. When asked what he thinks will happen when his ex hears the song, Face nods his head and says, Shes going to recall the conversation. Both Scarface and the members of Seville feel that anyone who has ever had issues in a relationship will relate to this song.

Scarface is a legend down South, proclaims Gene. Stef adds, The song is jammin. Its definitely going to make people listen. Ced B explains, Theres a man in a situation with a female, and the relationship is all but gone. Geno adds, This is definitely a highlight in my life to be able to record with Scarface. The song was produced by the platinum-selling producer, Joe Traxx.

A music video has just been filmed in support of the track, which also features Scarface.

Sevilles album, 713 Test Drive will be released in early 2006 on Lethal Entertainment, headed by Greedy Greg Jessie and Tommy Bruno.

Media Contact: Phyllis Pollack
Def Press Public Relations
18907 Vincennes St.
Northridge, CA 91324
818-349-2282
Route66@socal.rr.com


 
PSP Users to 'Get Rich' Wirelessly

Paramount Pictures Designs First Film Site for PSP Geared to Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson's 'Get Rich or Die Tryin''

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Pictures Interactive Marketing has built the first movie web site specifically for PlayStation Portable (PSP), it was announced today by Amy Powell, vice president of Interactive Marketing for Paramount Pictures. PSP users who have downloaded the PSP 2.0 operating system will be able to surf wirelessly to www.50psp.com and access the PSP-exclusive site for "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," starring Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and directed by six-time Academy Award(R) nominee Jim Sheridan.

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Built specifically to take advantage of PSP's aspect ratio and surfing capabilities, the site will contain trailers, wallpapers, webisodes, and photos that PSP users can download directly to their PSP devices.

Commenting on the announcement, Powell said, "We're thrilled to have built the first movie-related PSP-specific site -- it's just one example of how we're always looking for new ways to reach online moviegoers. As we move into a mobile world, it's important to be aware of the ways advances in technology affect information access. In addition, 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'' is a perfect match for the first PSP-exclusive movie site; the PSP is huge in the hip-hop community and 50's fans are avid PSP users."

Prior to the "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" PSP site, PSP users who wanted to play movie trailers would first download the trailer to their desktops, then transfer the file to the handheld device. With the release of PSP's OS 2.0, users can now browse the internet with the device, downloading information directly to the PSP. With the introduction of www.50psp.com, Paramount Pictures introduces the first film site designed specifically for the device.

Sony has sold upwards of six million PSP units worldwide with an expected total unit sales of 12 million by the end of 2005, a rate which has already far outpaced the introduction of the iPod. A recent report from Sony also indicated that an anticipated $250 million of UMD movies will be sold by year- end, making the PSP the fastest growing multi-media platform ever, beating the first year numbers during the launch of both the iPod and the DVD player combined.

The main site for the film is www.GetRichOrDieTryinMovie.com. The film opens in theaters on November 9.

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, one of the biggest and most popular stars in hip-hop, is the charismatic driving force behind "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," a hard-hitting drama directed by six-time Oscar(R) nominee Jim Sheridan about an orphaned street kid who makes his mark in the drug trade but finally dares to leave the violence behind and become the rap artist he was meant to be.

Paramount Pictures presents an Interscope/Shady/Aftermath and MTV Films production of a Jim Sheridan film starring Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. Directed by Jim Sheridan from a screenplay written by Terence Winter, the film is produced by Jimmy Iovine, Paul Rosenberg, Chris Lighty, and Jim Sheridan. The executive producers are Gene Kirkwood, Stuart Parr, Van Toffler, David Gale, Arthur Lappin and Daniel Lupi.

Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom, Inc., one of the world's largest entertainment and media companies and a leader in the production, promotion and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and music.

Contact: Nancy Kirkpatrick
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Publicity
Paramount Pictures
(323) 956-5872

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PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com

Source: Paramount Pictures Interactive Marketing

CONTACT: Nancy Kirkpatrick, Executive Vice President, Worldwide
Publicity of Paramount Pictures, +1-323-956-5872

Web site: http://www.getrichordietryinmovie.com/
http://www.50psp.com/


 
Relief Records NYC, Serial Sounds and Relief Records EU Presents 'Paris to Brooklyn,' a Trans-Atlantic Hip-Hop/R&B Compilation

Relief RecordsNYC/EU & Serial Sound of Paris announced the official European release of "Paris to Brooklyn" with a promo tour in Europe that took them from Paris to Milan to Bologna featuring some of their finest emcees from Europe and the US.

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 9, 2005 -- Relief Records NYC went to Europe to join their partners Relief Records EU and Serial Sounds of Paris to present the Trans-Atlantic hip-hop/R&B compilation Paris to Brooklyn with M-1 of Dead Prez, Umi of P.O.W and Raze from the Lower East Side Manhattan, Zoxea, TH Lonaz Dobaz, Oxmo Puccino and Alibi Montana to name a few of our French associates, and Italys own Inoki.

They opened their tour with exclusive interviews with RAP US magazine, Source Magazine France, Soul & R&B Magazine, and Groove France. Then Cut Killers show on SkyRock Radio Paris featured live performances of M-1, Raze, Umi, and Narhed with a full presentation of the compilation album followed by another live interview/ performance on Generation 88.2 Paris for more of the same. In the meantime they were filming everything to be edited down for an exclusive program to be run five days a week for two months on ZIK TVs (in conjunction with Elite Records Music) Hip-Hop showcase My Life hosted by Scot Lion (DJ and host of the Hip-Hop radio showcase Phat Mix on Generation 88.2 and Clashes of the Hexagon). My Life will be aired to 14 million viewers across Europe, which includes live footage of M-1 (with Umi of P.O.W.), Raze, TH Lonaz Dobaz, and Alibi Montana performing at the Batofar in Paris.

Next they took the crew to Milan Italy on September 29th for a performance at the renowned underground venue La Conchetta for another presentation of the compilation ( with M-1, Raze, Tek, and Inoki performing) which was also filmed and recorded for a video and more footage for My Life.

On October 1st they ended the run at the illustrious Bolognese Hip-Hop venue LINK, ASSOCIATED with performances by M-1, Raze, Tek and Inoki, Oxmo Puccino, and Zoxea which was covered by Groove Italy, SupaFly, Rumore Magazine, and The Bomb, followed by a full length performance by Talib Kweli.

Paris to Brooklyn is a compilation of twenty seven tracks featuring over thirty artists both from New York City and the European capital of hip-hop Paris, and Italy. The aim of this project is to bring together these two major melting pots of race and nationality, breaking the boundaries between the grounded New York style and that of European hip-hop. The result is a very serious compilation rich in content due to the diversity of the talent involved and the quality of the production. This compilation features an eclectic blend of some of the top recording artists in hip-hop from Paris (Oxmo Puccino, Zoxea, Jeff Le Nerf) and New York (M-1 of Dead Prez, Raze, Sean Price, Cole Williams, Miss Knockout, Dionna, and Thulani) with a large percentage of very talented female M.C. s and a strong base of up and coming underground artists.

The backbone of the music for this project was produced by musician/ producer/ engineer Francky Mweley Moulet of Paris who has worked with and/ or produced such greats as Tony Allen, Manu Dibango, Papa Wemba, Fine Young Cannibals, Mad Professor, Jimmy Cliff, MC Solaar, Oxmo Puccino, and Zoxea to name a few. Executive producers are Patrick Bikou of Paris and Dehran Duckworth of Brooklyn.

Distribution includes agreements with Self distribution (in collaboration with "Vibra Records") and Kiosk, which both have access to a vast portion of the European market. You can peep at two more of the crew, Michelle Bracey aka "Miss Knockout" and Cole Williams in the latest Lil Kim video entitled "Whoa".

The Grand Finale will be the US release November 2005 in New York City! Stay Tuned for upcoming coverage of EU Tour footage on Al Gore's new reality series "Current, the video on Trace TV (Europe), M-6 (Europe) and MTV (Europe) !

Photo and Press by request only.

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Dehran Duckworth
RELIEF RECORDS NYC
http://www.reliefrecordsnyc.com/flash.html
917 592 4870


 
Beats, Rhymes and Life: Hip Hop After the Hurricane Explores Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Hip Hop

Real Talk with David Banner, Common and More on Sunday, October 9 at 12 p.m. ET/PT

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In over three decades of existence, Hip Hop has been many things, from a voice of protest to a symbol of material excess. But in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated America's disempowered on whose behalf Hip Hop has always spoke, the art form has regained its heart. BET News explores the truth of this idea with BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE: HIP HOP AFTER THE HURRICANE, a look at the impact of this natural disaster on the Hip Hop Community. The special, hosted by BET News reporter Andre Showell, televises on Sunday, October 9 at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT.

BET News travels with David Banner to Mississippi on a mission of mercy, gets real talk with New Orleans hip hop champion Baby, and Chicago wordsmith Common gives an exclusive roof top performance. Join us as we continue BET's journey into Hurricane Katrina and its unfolding aftermath.

PROGRAM: BEATS, Rhymes and Life: Hip Hop after the Hurricane
NETWORK: BET
SCHEDULE: Sunday, October 9 @ 12 - 1 p.m. ET/PT

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc. (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:and) (NYSE:VIA.B) , is the nation's leading television network providing quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience. The BET Network reaches more than 80 million households according to Nielsen media research, and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. BET is a dominant consumer brand in the urban marketplace with a diverse group of branded businesses: BET.com, the Number 1 Internet portal for African Americans; BET Digital Networks -- BET Jazz, BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Event Productions, specializing in a full range of event production services, including event management, venue selection, talent recruitment, sound, lighting and stage production; and BET Books, the nation's leading publisher of African-American themed romance novels under the Arabesque imprint which also publishes compelling fiction under the Sepia imprint and inspirational fiction and nonfiction under the New Spirit imprint.

For additional information, log on to http://www.bet.com/

Source: BET (Black Entertainment Television)

CONTACT: Anne Williams of BET, +1-202-608-2063, or
anne.williams@bet.net

Web site: http://www.bet.com/


 
SEARCHING FOR THE WORLD'S #1 HIP HOP MUSIC STAR.....ON TO NEW JERSEY

October 9, 2005
New Jersey City, New Jersey___The Joe Jackson Hip Hop Boot Camp established it's first international Hip Hop Music competition last weekend in New York City. Some of the most promising young talent auditioned, with the hope that their talent will be showcased and promoted before worldwide audiences, the media and the music industry. We are now looking to add some New Jersey Talent.

In addition to money and prizes, concert engagements and recording opportunities, The Joe Jackson Hip Hop Boot Camp also nurtures the artistic and musical development of the competitors, and provides the participants with valuable experience on how they can improve their performance and what their next step should be.

Competitions are open to unsigned artists ages 18 and over. Solo or Group acts from all countries are eligible to participate.

COMPETITION SITES:

WHERE:Jordan's Lounge 247 Newark Avenue (Conveniently located in Downtown Jersey City. 5 Blocks from the Path Train Station Grove Street Stop-Between Monmouth Street and Coles Street) (212) 929 3927

WHEN: October 11, 2005 7PM- Group 1____ October 18, 2005 7PM-Group 2___ October 25, 2005 7PM___Group 3

(Bring your Hip Hop Music CD that you plan to use at your audition)

October 26, 2005 7PM- Regional Finals (Finalists from Group 1, 2, and 3)

For more information or to sign up as a Competitor or a Competition site, Please visit http://www.hiphopbootcamp.com/default.asp.

Media may contact Angel Howansky or Angel's Asst. Gail Felix at 209 839 8310 or Gacflxg@aol.com


 
3 Announce Music Video Deal with EMI Music UK

3, the UK's first video mobile network, today announces a partnership with EMI Music UK, one of the country's largest recorded music groups, to supply full-length music videos directly to more than 3 million customers on the 3 network.

(PRWEB) October 8, 2005 -- This is an important mobile music video agreement for EMI Music UK who will facilitate access for 3s customers to all the artists it has mobile rights for including music videos from Kylie Minogue, Coldplay, Jamelia, Joss Stone, Norah Jones and Gorillaz.

3 has set the industry direction for music video on mobile. It was the first mobile network to launch full-length music videos over mobile over a year ago and has since led the way with ground-breaking content such as the world premiere of Robbie Williams single Misunderstood on the 3 network ahead of TV and radio.

This announcement builds on 3s existing music offering which includes audio tracks from EMI Music UK, full-length video and audio from Sony BMG and music videos from independent label artists through VidZone.

The agreement will enable customers to enjoy new releases on EMI Music UKs labels which include EMI Records, Parlophone, Relentless, Virgin as well as back catalogue material.

Graeme Oxby, Marketing Director 3 UK, says: 3s mobile music service is growing every day. Music is one of our most popular services and with this deal our customers can enjoy the latest music videos from top artists like Kylie, Robbie and Coldplay. 3s expertise in 3G means major record labels like EMI Music UK recognise the strength of a partnership with the UKs leading video mobile company.

Dave Gould, Commercial Manager, Digital Media for EMI Music UK, says: Were delighted to bring videos from EMI Music UKs labels to 3. 3 is a leading network in bringing mobile music to its customers and were really excited about working with them to allow fans to catch up with their favourite artists anywhere and at anytime."

Peter Jamieson, chairman of UK record companies trade association the BPI, said: The UK recording industry is committed to making music available wherever and whenever the music fan wants it. We welcome the increasing range of repertoire now available on 3.

About 3
Hutchison 3G UK Limited deliver third-generation mobile multimedia and communications services under the 3 brand in the UK, offering a convergence of media, information and telephony to enable live video calls, multimedia content and entertainment while on the move.

3 services are available from sister companies in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy and Sweden. 3 also holds a UMTS licence in Norway.

For more information on 3s products and services, please visit www.three.co.uk or call the 3 Media Office on 0207 350 5696.

Three facts about 3:
*3 is the UK's first video mobile network.
*3 is the UK's fastest growing mobile network. Over 3.2 million customers in the UK now have access to 3's range of 3G services, from video messaging and video calling to watching full-length music videos and goals from Barclays Premiership football.
*3's network offers national coverage for calls and texts, and over 85% coverage for video services.

About EMI Music UK
EMI Music UK is one of the country's leading record companies, comprising four front line label groups Angel Music, EMI Records, Parlophone and Virgin - one catalogue division and numerous imprints and associated labels. These include the world famous EMI Classics, Blue Note jazz label, Heavenly Records, Innocent, Relentless and dance label Positiva. Each label maintains an individual musical and creative strategy and ensures that EMI represents many of the best-known recording artists in the world.

For further information, please contact:
Anna Vickerstaff
immediate future Ltd.
http://www.immediatefuture.co.uk/
0845 408 2031


 
Great grandson of Ida B. Wells to present special honor at NABJ awards gala

Also presenting NPR's Ed Gordon, NPR's Michele Norris, WJZ-TV Baltimore Anchor Vic Carter, Nightline's Michel Martin and past NABJ President Herbert Lowe

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The great-grandson of Ida B. Wells -- the historic black journalist and 19th century anti-lynching crusader -- will co-present an award in her name to the 2005 winner at the NABJ's Salute to Excellence Gala on Oct. 15 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Dan Duster, executive director of the Chicago-based Ida B. Wells Leadership Institute, will give the Wells award to Reginald Stuart, corporate recruiter for Knight Ridder. The Wells award recognizes media executives who have made outstanding efforts to ensure newsrooms more accurately reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.

"Journalism continues to be one of the most important jobs in America," Duster said. "I'm honored to be presenting."

Herbert Lowe, NABJ immediate past president and the judging committee chair, will be the other Wells award presenter. First bestowed in 1983, the award is named in honor of Wells who crusaded against lynching through her newspaper, The Free Speech and Headlight, in Memphis, Tenn. Today, a massive public housing complex in Chicago is named in her memory. Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism administers the award.

"The Ida B. Wells Award jurors have long been impressed with Reggie's tireless efforts to increase the number of journalists of color in our industry," said Lowe, Newsday court reporter. "He is well deserving and a true example of the crusading spirit of the icon for whom the award is named."

Along with Stuart, CBS' Ed Bradley will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award; Andy Alford, of the Austin American-Statesman, will receive the Journalist of the Year Award; Krissah Williams, of The Washington Post, will be awarded the Emerging Journalist Award; and the late Derek Ali will be honored with the 2005 Community Service Award.

The other award presenters include Ed Gordon and Michele Norris, both of NPR, Vic Carter of WJZ-TV (Baltimore) and Michel Martin of ABC's "Nightline." NABJ founder and WJLA-TV (Washington) anchor Maureen Bunyan will emcee. R&B/jazz vocalist Angela Bofill will perform following the awards ceremony. Hip-hop instrumental duo Black Violin will also perform.

"We are counting down the days to the big night," said NABJ Executive Director Tangie Newborn. "We will have a lot of great people under one roof. The gala is becoming one of Washington's premiere events."

More details about the event and how to purchase tickets:

Date:* October 15, 2005
* Where:* Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/wasdt?WT_Ref=mi_left
2660 Woodley Road, N.W. Washington, D.C.
* Time:* 6 p.m. reception followed by dinner and program
* Attire:* Black Tie Optional
* Tickets:* $100 for full and associate members; $75 for student members
and $125 for non-members.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the NABJ national office at (301) 445-7100, Order ticket(s) online https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=nabj&formId=9116

Source: National Association of Black Journalists

CONTACT: Lisa Goodnight of National Association of Black Journalists,
+1-301-445-7100 ext. 107, lisa@nabj.org