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RHINO AND CASTLE COMMUNICATIONS PLC BUY SUGAR HILL CATALOG MASTERS



LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major addition to both labels' catalogs of influential urban music, Rhino Records and U.K.- based Castle Communications PLC (owned by Alliance Entertainment Corp.) have entered into an agreement to acquire the Sugar Hill catalog masters from owners Joseph and Sylvia Robinson.

The agreement was announced today by Robert Emmer, Rhino's executive vice president, Terry Shand, Castle Communications' chief executive officer; and Joseph Robinson Jr., president of Lalique Records and son of Joseph and Sylvia Robinson.

The Robinsons will retain music publishing The contractual relationship between a songwriter or music composer and a music publisher, whereby the writer assigns part or all of his or her music copyrights to the publisher in exchange for the publisher's commercial exploitation of the music.  rights as well as ownership of current album inventory as part of the agreement.

Rhino will control the Sugar Hill catalog throughout North America, South America, Japan and the Caribbean islands, and Castle Communications will control the rest of the world.

The acquisition encompasses recordings made for Sugar Hill and other seminal rap labels such as All Platinum, Sweet Mountain, Stang, Vibration, Jersey Connection, Willow, Turbo, Victory, Platinum and Astroscope.

Among the R&B and rap acts included in the deal are Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, Kool Moe Dee Mohandas Dewese (born 8 August 1962), better known as Kool Moe Dee, was an American old-school rapper prominent in the late 1980s and early '90s. He was born in Manhattan, New York City.

In high school in the late 1970s, he met Special K and DJ Easy Lee.
, The Furious Five, Spoonie Gee, The Sequence, The Moments, Positive Force, Funky Four, Wayne & Charlie, West Street Mob, Brother To Brother, The Mean Machine, Crash Crew, Candi Staton, Farrari, Trouble Funk, Super-Wolf, Sylvia, Sekou Bunch, Treacherous Three, Philippe Wynne, Busy Bee, Melle Mel & Duke Bootee, Shirley & Company, Retta Young, Dynamic Seven, New Guys On The Block, Jocko, Kevie Kev, The Chilly Kid, The Word, Rock-A-Funk-A-Billy, Sylvia & Kevin Keys, Vitamin "A," Mr. "B," Shonte, Lisa Danielle, Craig Derry, Jack McDuff, Just Friends, Chuck Jackson, Joey Travolta, Brook Benton, Wood, Brass & Steel, Linda Jones, Donnie Elbert, Multiphonic Tribe, Dick Griffin, Harry Ray, Fine Quality Featuring Cuz, Family Plann, Reggie Griffin, Positive Express, Rimshots, George Kerr and more.
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/CONTACT: Stephen K. Peeples of Rhino, 310-474-4778 ext. 6630/

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