Thompkins Marketing LLC signs North American distribution deal with MCS Publishing for Jade and Novox

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Thompkins Marketing LLC broadens it's musical death with distribution deal with MCS Publishing (Asia) with the release of two European imports "Jade" and "Novox"

We are pleased have this distribution deal in place so shortly after having signed the publishing and master rights of the two bands. We are looking forward to working closely with Thompkins whose industry expertise will be invaluable in developing Jade and Novox as bands and introducing their unique sounds in North America.

Thompkins Marketing LLC is delighted to announce that it has signed a North American distribution agreement with Hong Kong based MCS Asia in respect of the forthcoming releases of two French bands "Jade" and "Novox". MCS has licensed the rights to distribute the master sound recordings in form of physical product and online digital distribution.

MCS recently signed global (ex-France) administration deals with France-based Z Productions and P.A. Gaultier Editions S.A.R.L. to represent both the publishing rights and master sound recording rights for Jade and Novox.

Thompkins is a former CBS Records and Epic music executive whose 35 year music career includes marketing and band development of such artists as the Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Luther Van dross, Culture Club, and Sade. Thompkins believes the North American audience will connect with Jade's trip-hop inspired genre and Novox funky jazz. The bands are expected to officially launch in the 4th Quarter in the US and it is anticipated that Thompkins will be involved in both bands touring in the US some time in 2009.

Thompkins VP of media Michele Thompkins will be in charge of the artist development on these projects and will be releases under her newly formed label Thompkins Media Group.

Tony Hotung, Managing Director of MCS Asia, commented "We are pleased have this distribution deal in place so shortly after having signed the publishing and master rights of the two bands. We are looking forward to working closely with Thompkins whose industry expertise will be invaluable in developing Jade and Novox as bands and introducing their unique sounds in North America."
For further information:

Music Copyright Solutions
Tony HoTung, Managing Director, MCS Asia
+ 852 2167 8994 / tony@mcsmusic.com

Notes for Editors:

About MCS

MCS is a leading independent music publisher, and home to many of the world's finest composers and songwriters. Through its subsidiary Diamond Time, which is based in New York and Santa Monica, MCS is also a major music copyright clearing agent in the United States. MCS Asia based in Hong Kong, was recently established to acquire, manage and administer ownership of music in China and throughout the continent. MCS's owned or part-owned catalogues contain work recorded by artists across the musical spectrum, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Bananarama, Metallica, Fat Boy Slim as well as the Classical Master Series and the Frank Catanzaro television and sports entertainment catalogue. Royalty administration is undertaken for over 1,500 clients including Arts & Entertainment, National Geographic, Endemol UK and many individual composers.

http://www.mcsmusic.com
http://www.diamondtime.net

Thompkins Marketing LLC
TC Thompkins, CEO
713-609-9607 / ceo@thompkinsmarketing.com

About Thompkins Marketing LLC

Thompkins Marketing is an entertainment consulting company offering distribution, marketing and promotions for independent music, video and movies for the North American continent. Thompkins Marketing currently consultants & distributes more than 20 independent labels, artist and musicians.

http://www.thompkinsmarketing.com

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