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rpme Labels and Artists to Participate in Clear Channel’s Broadcast Revenues



  rpme Labels and Artists to Participate in Clear Channel’s Broadcast Revenues

Agreement Will Align Companies’ Business Interests and Spark Additional Growth
                              for Internet Radio

Business Wire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. & NEW YORK -- December 11, 2012

rpm entertainment – a new country music label, management, and publishing
company – and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, which has the largest
reach of any radio or television outlet in America, today announced an
agreement that will help drive growth and innovation in Internet radio. Under
the agreement, rpm entertainment will share in Clear Channel’s broadcast
revenues, aligning the business interests of both companies and helping to
build a sustainable market in Internet radio.

rpm entertainment, which includes rpme records, rpme music group and rpme
management, was launched in May 2012 by Scott Siman, a leading country music
entertainment executive based in Nashville, TN. rpme music group owns the
rights to such hit songs as “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” (Alan Jackson), “I’m
Movin’ On” (Rascal Flatts) and “Leave the Pieces” (The Wreckers), among
others. rpme management currently represents Maggie Rose, Yarn, Humming House,
Carolina Story and a rising country group, The Command Sisters.

Siman previously served as senior vice president of Sony Music-Nashville,
where he signed the Dixie Chicks to their initial deal. Prior to Sony, Siman
was an entertainment attorney whose clients included Alan Jackson, Brooks &
Dunn, and Charlie Daniels.

This market-based partnership follows similar agreements between Clear Channel
and Big Machine Label Group, Glassnote Entertainment Group, Naxos and DashGo.
By paving the way for the development of a vibrant digital music industry,
these agreements benefit all constituencies – artists, music labels, radio,
and American consumers who love music.

“Country music has always been a part of my life – it runs in my veins,” said
Siman. “While I am immensely proud of my accomplishments so far, the future is
what motivates me. This agreement represents where music is going, and I’m
excited that rpm entertainment will be pioneering with Clear Channel.”

“Scott Siman knows country music inside and out,” said Bob Pittman, Chief
Executive Officer of Clear Channel. “His years of experience and his
reputation in the industry make him and his company an ideal choice for this
partnership. His focus on emerging country artists makes this business model,
which allows new acts to reach bigger, more diverse audiences, even more
relevant.”

About rpmentertainment
rpmentertainment is comprised of rpme records, rpme publishing and rpme
management.

Maggie Rose is rpme’s debut artist signed to both the label, management and
publishing rosters. In addition to Rose, management clients include Americana
bands Yarn, Humming House and Carolina Story, as well as Canadian duo The
Command Sisters. Current writers include Matt Ramsey in association with Sonic
Ark and Maggie Rose. rpme publishing is home to the current Chris Cagle single
"Let There Be Cowgirls" and Rose's "I Ain't Your Mama" as well as such catalog
hits as "What Kinda Gone," (Chris Cagle) "One in Every Crowd," (Montgomery
Gentry) and "The Power" (Amy Grant/Cher). rpme publishing also has current
activity with Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, the Band Perry, Luke Bryan, and Darius
Rucker.

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

With 239 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and
Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in
America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850
owned radio stations. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on
AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the
Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on
the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via
navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others.

The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile
services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research
services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and
Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a
leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the
company can be found at clearchannel.com, clearchanneloutdoor.com and
ccmediaholdings.com.

Contact:

rpme
LOUDMOUTH Entertainment
Karen Tallier, 615-244-9015
Info@loudmouth.com
or
Clear Channel
Wendy Goldberg, 212-549-0965
WendyGoldberg@clearchannel.com
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