First Release To Be Highly Anticipated Keelay & Zaire Album
(November 7, 2008 – Brooklyn, NY) Brand new Bay Area based urban/hip-hop label, MYX Music Label, is proud to announce a retail and digital distribution deal with the Rob Nonies Label Group (R.N.L.G.). KOCH Entertainment distributes R.N.L.G. throughout North America. The deal encompasses all music and DVD releases from the MYX Music Label catalog and the entertainment content of the MYX television network.
MYX is a 24-hour music and lifestyle channel, carried on major cable and satellite networks across North America. MYX is part of the ABS-CBN family, a Philippine multi-media conglomerate, and the largest integrated media and entertainment company in the Philippines. MYX showcases the hottest major label and independent music videos and tons of original programming, such as the hip-hop show Built from Skratch, the animated comedy series The Nutshack, and the urban fashion lifestyle program Str8 Laced. The MYX Music Label (MML) is the dynamic brainchild of ABS-CBN Global COO Rafael Lopez and Label Manager, Karim Panni. Label Manager Karim Panni explains, "The MYX Music Label is our MYX network affiliated record label, which we started to expose the best in independent Urban and Hip-Hop music. With the backing of MYX, we’ll be able to utilize all the resources of a television network, as well as release some of the great MYX-created original programs on DVD. The deal with R.N.L.G./KOCH means we will have access to one of the major distribution networks and will be able reach a larger audience with our music and entertainment content, in markets all across the country. We’re extremely excited!"
The MML music release schedule is packed with a groundbreaking lineup of hip-hop. The first release being the hip-hop production duo of Keelay & Zaire and their debut full length album Ridin High. The album showcases the musical abilities of the San Francisco/Virginia based beat smiths, as they invite indie hip-hop and soul’s finest to rap and sing on their melodic soundscapes – names like Little Brother, Planet Asia, Supastition, Tha Alkaholiks, Rasco, Blu, Fortilive, Tiffany Paige, Inverse, Nino Moschella, and more.
Other MML music and DVD releases for 2009 include the Built from Skratch Vol. 1 DVD, The Nutshack Season 1 DVD, the Fortilive debut hip-hop CD (the trio of super producer Illmind, Slo-Mo and Mushmouf), the 20 C Energizers CD (hip-hop CD produced solely by Asian MC’s, Producers, DJ’s and Singers), and the Slanted Comedy Vol. 1 DVD. Be on the lookout for the launch of www.myxmusiclabel.com and the first single and video from Keelay & Zaire "The Times" dropping early November 2008, featuring Blu, Fortilive and Nino Moschella.
Bryan Robinson, Director of Business Affairs for R.N.L.G., commented, "R.N.L.G. is excited about the opportunity to work with the MYX family of companies. The MYX Music Label has the unusual leverage and resources of a music channel to promote and expose their music and entertainment content. The ambitious release schedule by MYX Music is indicative of the dynamic and creative leadership as well as their commitment to exposing the best independent music to the world. The combination of an innovative media provider like MYX with the major distribution network offered by R.N.L.G./KOCH could potentially reshape the landscape of the independent music scene."
About R.N.L.G. DISTRIBUTION
KOCH ENTERTAINMENT, the number one ranked independent distributor in North America, distributes R.N.L.G. DISTRIBUTION exclusively throughout its territory. R.N.L.G. was launched to extend national distribution opportunities to independent labels that are financially capable of pressing their own product and sustaining their own marketing and promotion campaigns. The company’s primary function will be to provide access to leading independent distribution channel in North America and to support to its label’s releases with the expertise and staff needed for each project. R.N.L.G. seeks the best labels, with the best staff and with the best music. R.N.L.G. Distribution is enjoying conspicuous growth and is actively looking for labels and partners to continue their aggressive distribution schedule for the remainder of 2009 and beyond.