Seven Arts Entertainment Inc. declared that it has signed a distribution agreement for its ally, Seven Arts Music Inc., with Fontana Distribution (“Fontana”), a cutting-edge independent record distributor, for the United States and Canada. Fontana was recently accrued by INgrooves, a privately held digital distribution company that is in part owned by the Universal Music Group, banding best-in-class digital and physical distribution to accredit the independent music society. For more on Fontana, see www.fontanadistribution.com.
Seven Arts Music has agreed to a multi-year recording agreement with the multi-platinum recording artist Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (“BTH”). BTH’s first single and album for Seven Arts Music will be allocated by Fontana, and is anticipated to be released in September, 2012. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American hip hop group from the Glenville area of Cleveland, Ohio. They are best known for their fast-paced, compelling rapping style and harmonizing vocals. BTH has been for the most part produced by Los Angeles producer, DJ U-Neek. In 1997, BTH was awarded the Grammy for Best Rap Performance with their song “Tha Crossroads” from their E 1999 Eternal album. Since its birth in 1993, BTH has been recognized with an abundance of other awards. BTH also teamed up with the late greats Eazy-E, 2Pac, Big Pun, and The Notorious B.I.G.
Seven Arts Entertainment CEO, Peter Hoffman said: “We are very excited about moving forward with Fontana as our distributor for Seven Arts Music, including the new album and single of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Fontana and its parent INgrooves are the leading independent distributors of sound recordings in the United States, and our artists will be in exceptionally good hands.”
Seven Arts Music CEO David Michery stated: “Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is one of the great original hip hop artists. BTH has six multi-platinum albums with more than 13 million album sales in the United States and Canada. RIAA certified sales of more than 1 million copies of BTH’s last album, ‘Strength and Loyalty,’ in 2007 in the United States and Canada. BTH will be recorded with producer DJ U-Neek, its original producer, and we expect magic from this great group of artists.”