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Rave Music Selected by 4Kids Entertainment to Produce Music for YU-GI-OH!

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Rave Music (OTCBB:PDSE):

New Assignment Follows On The Heels Of Rave's Music Production for

4Kids' Highly Popular Pokemon Franchise

Rave Music, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradise Music & Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB: PDSE) (, has been selected by 4Kids Entertainment (NYSE: KDE) to produce the musical score for 4Kids' highly anticipated animated series YU-GI-OH!.

The 4Kids-Rave association began when the award-winning music production company provided the music for the hugely successful 4Kids rollout of Pokemon. In addition to producing all music for the Pokemon animated series, Rave also handled the music for the popular franchise's three Warner Brothers-released films, a touring, live theater show, two Koch released albums based on the songs from the popular TV show, and 2 soundtrack albums based on the film scores. Its most successful album "2.B.A. Master" sold approximately three million copies worldwide.

"We are proud to once again work with this excellent group of entertainment companies. We have enjoyed a close working relationship with them and appreciate their continued endorsement of our work by awarding us this contract. All of us at Rave look forward to working again with Norman Grossfeld, Executive Producer of YU-GI-OH!," said John Loeffler, President of Rave Music.

A major success in Japan, YU-GI-OH! generated over $2 billion in revenues. YU-GI-OH! is a top-rated animated series on TV Tokyo, while the Konami-produced card-based games have sold over 7-million units for PlayStation and Gameboy platforms. In addition, YU-GI-OH! sold a staggering 3.5 billion in collector cards, and more than 23 million copies of the comic book.

In the U.S., 4Kids Entertainment has teamed with Kids WB to serve as the broadcast home for YU-GI-OH!, to premiere the series this fall.

About YU-GI-OH!

Based on the comic book series, YU-GI-OH! follows the adventures of Yugi, a smaller-than-average high school student -- and an easy target for bullies. When his grandfather, a local game shop manager, gives him an ancient Egyptian riddle called the "Millennium Puzzle," and Yugi pieces it together, he unexpectedly becomes the powerful "Game King," an alter ego. When Yugi gets into sticky situations, the "Game King" takes over and protects Yugi and his friends. The game is on as Yugi plays games to defeat his monster rivals.

About 4Kids Entertainment

Headquartered in New York City with international offices in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing. 4Kids, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides domestic and international merchandise licensing and product development, television, film, music and home video production and distribution, media buying and planning and website development. For further information, please visit the company's Web site at or

Paradise Music & Entertainment, Inc. "PDSE" ( is an entertainment company comprised of three complementary units: PDSE Film and TV Group (Picture Vision and Rave Music); PDSE Music Group (PDSE Records Inc. and All Access Entertainment); and PDSE Commercial Production Group (Straw Dogs and Shelter Films).

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve uncertainties and risks that could cause actual performance and results of operations to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include issues related to the ability to obtain sufficient funding to continue operations, the ability to maintain adequate cash flow, the ability to profitably exploit new production, license and artist agreements, and the unpredictable nature of consumer entertainment preferences, as well as other factors set forth in Paradise's most recently filed Form 10-K and Form 10-Q reports. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the Company's judgment as of the date of this release, and the Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on such statements. Paradise assumes no obligation to update the statements contained in this release.
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Date:Jul 10, 2001
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