Element 9 Partners With SMC Recordings and Fontana Distribution to Announce DIAL-A-DEAL Talent Search

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Element 9 Muzik LLC, has partnered with web technology company, Saynow, to unveil a new and innovative approach to collecting demo submissions from aspiring artists. Dial-A-Deal allows users to display their talent live over a dedicated phone line accessible by all label personnel. The Dial-A-Deal concept was developed by Element 9 Founder, Stu "Xplosive" Pflaum, a 26-year-old who has quickly proven the value of youthful leadership in the industry by publishing the Grammy-nominated "Crank That" by recording artist Soulja Boy.

Element 9 Muzik LLC, a newly-founded urban record label, has unveiled an innovative approach to collecting demo submissions from aspiring artists.

Partnering with web Technology Company, Saynow, the label has developed Dial-A-Deal, which allows artists to display their talent live over a dedicated phone line. The innovative approach allows Element 9's talent scouts to hear a live stream from artists in any location.

Element 9 Muzik headed by industry veteran, Tony "X" Franklin, has agreed in principle to a deal with San Francisco based SMC Recordings to distribute a selection of releases which will be managed by Fontana Distribution/Universal Music Group.

The Dial-A-Deal concept was developed by Element 9 Founder, Stu "Xplosive" Pflaum, a 26-year-old who has quickly proven the value of youthful leadership in the industry. Pflaum started out as an intern working with Franklin's street team and lifestyle marketing division at Asylum Records. He left to form the Element 9 Recordings Publishing Company and scored a quick success by publishing the recent Grammy-nominated hit "Crank That" by recording artist Soulja Boy.

Pflaum's Element 9.0 Online Media Company will power the promotions and publicity for the contest, which is expected to draw a great deal of interest from artists. The company has previously managed online campaigns for a number of high-profile urban acts and is credited with running the online promotions that attracted major label attention to Soulja Boy while he was an unsigned artist.

Element 9 has announced the contest will run through September. However, many artists will see perks along the way. SMC Recordings plans to offer select entrants a chance to appear as featured artists on their upcoming releases. Additionally, Element 9.0 will provide free online marketing services to aid potential Element 9 artists. The exact terms of a potential record deal are not being disclosed at this time to assure more flexibility for all parties. According to Pflaum, "the open-ended nature of the opportunity serves the best interest of the artists by not putting a public price tag on display, and at the same time assures the stakes will rise for the artists based on how fierce the competition gets."

To see the Dial-A-Deal contest live in action visit http://element9.ning.com or http://www.myspace.com/e9hh. To make a submission call 646-789-4419 anytime.

For more information on Dial-A-Deal, please contact Stu Pflaum at the Element 9.0 LLC: (646) 924-3420 or email xplosive@element9hiphop.com.

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