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Note: This is a NATIONWIDE SHOWCASE & search for America's top Hip Hop & R&B talent ...

IMMEDIATE RELEASE - LOS ANGELES- Planet Shark, the exclusive LA-Area producer of the SONY URBAN/GigAmerica Hip Hop R&B Nationwide Showcase (July 2004 - LA/Hollywood), is currently accepting additional showcase sponsorships, artists, and goodie bag products.

Who: Sony Urban, home to many of the world’s most popular hip-hop and R&B performers including Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, Bow Wow, Kelly Rowland, Ginuwine, Jagged Edge, L’il Flip, Xzibit, Nas and Amerie, has launched a nationwide search for America’s hottest undiscovered rap, hip-hop and R&B talent. The label (and partner GigAmerica) is sponsoring a 25-city showcase series in various U.S. markets – including this event in Los Angeles – with all showcases hosting up to 30 acts per night.

What: Sony Urban/GigAmerica Hip Hop R&B Showcase (Los Angeles) - The showcases will be co-produced by local hip-hop promoters in each market with Planet Shark holding the exclusive rights to LA/Hollywood. Additional nationwide showcase dates and locations can be found on the Sony and GigAmerica Web sites (and at www.planetsharkproductions.com). The entire Showcase Series is expected to run for 8-12 months providing a terrific array of ongoing sponsorship opportunities on both local and national levels .

o A portion of the Los Angeles sponsorship proceeds will be donated to a minority non-profit organization (TBA).

o All Los Angeles sponsorship opportunities include a concentrated promotional initiative before, during, and after the event (12 month minimum - contact us for specifics).

o Invited Guests: Celebrities, Media, A&R Execs, Recording Artists, Showbiz Professionals, Models, and Fashionistas

o LA Sponsors to date include but are not limited to: Virgin Music, SonicBids, Moet & Chandon, Sapphire Magazine, Nestea, Liquid Ice, and Digital Guest List (for an updated listing of sponsors, please contact Planet Shark Productions).

o MEDIA ADVISORY/Invitation to cover TBA soon.

When: July 2004 (Specific Date TBA)

Where: Hollywood, CA (Contact Planet Shark for venue details)

Sponsorship Opportunities: Increase your brand awareness and target a vast demographic of well-heeled Showbiz Professionals, Celebrities, A&R Execs, Recording Artists, Models, and Fashionistas, (ages 21-50, 60% female/40% male, average income: $70,000 per/yr.) by sponsoring this exclusive star-studded A&R event. Los Angeles sponsorship opp's are available via Planet Shark (see below) and all sponsorship opportunities include a concentrated promotional/PR initiative before, during, and after the event.

The advantages of sponsorship include but are not limited to:

1. Sponsorships deliver direct communication to your target customer for a smaller investment with larger returns than almost any other medium.

2. Measurable customer interaction with product/services in ways no other medium allows.

3. Associative value with a property that draws a loyal, targeted, impassioned audience.

4. Category exclusivity that lets you deliver the message free from the competition’s clutter.

5. Targeted Media Coverage (radio, print, tv, and/or internet - depending on package selected)

ABOUT PLANET SHARK PRODUCTIONS: Los Angeles film and video production company specializing in short format media projects and music videos. Planet Shark also produces, markets, and promotes film, record, and DVD release parties & other industry events. Shark's popular global showbiz website has 1000's of industry links and an "Industry Insider Forum" that's packed with industry jobs, music gigs, showbiz events, resumes, loglines & more. Over 1.5 MILLION industry visitors have orbited Planet Shark since our February 2003 relaunch For more info., visit: www.planetsharkproductions.com

ABOUT GIGAMERICA: GigAmerica is one of the premier Independent Artist Services, Development and Discovery resources available on or off the web. The company has hosted showcase events all over the USA, including 4 Showcases at the prestigious South By Southwest Music Conference. GigAmerica's community, comprised of both artists and an army of willing "tastemakers", also lends itself to music marketing opportunities and the company has executed marketing programs, both online and offline, for a host of record labels as well as individual artists.

ABOUT SONY URBAN: Sony Urban is home to many of the world’s most popular hip-hop and R&B performers including Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, Bow Wow, Kelly Rowland, Ginuwine, Jagged Edge, L’il Flip, Xzibit, Nas and Amerie.


Nationwide Artist Submission Inquiries to Sony/Gig America via www.gigamerica.com/sony/la.asp or via www.planetsharkproductions.com

LA/National Sponsorship Inquiries, contact Planet Shark via : www.planetsharkproductions.com ... See "Contact Us" and note **Note "Sony Urban Sponsorship" in subject of email.

MEDIA ADVISORY/Invitation to cover TBA soon. Media Inquiries, contact Planet Shark via : http://www.planetsharkproductions.com ... See "Contact Us" and note "Sony Urban Media Inquiry" in subject of email.

Event Updates: http://www.planetsharkproductions.com




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