GiG Productions Signs Lengendary Recording Artist, and Actor, Cuba Gooding Sr. to Management Deal

Jeff “Sincere’ Arcio CEO and Sr. Talent Manager, along GiG Productions announced today that the firm has signed international R&B/Soul recording artist and actor Cuba Good Sr. to its roster of clients.

Los Angeles, CA, October 29, 2008 --( GiG Productions, an international entertainment agency, has signed the legendary Soul and R&B singer Cuba Gooding Sr.

“We are ecstatic about this signing to our already outstanding roster of clients, Cuba will be a phenomenal addition to our team” says Jeff Arcio CEO and executive producer of GiG Productions.

As an award winning singer and songwriter, Cuba Gooding Sr. just released his latest album “Begin With The Family” featuring the timely single “Politics”, produce by some of the music industry's top producers.

His highly anticipated album marks strong influence from his early work, but also includes some fresh new sounds that highlights Cuba’s emotion, passion and concern for family, friends and his fellow man.

Cuba Gooding Sr. along with Tony Sylvester, Luther Simmons Jr., and Donald McPherson was part of the group The Main Ingredient, thus commencing a successful performing career.

The Main Ingredient scored with the songs 'Everybody Plays The Fool' and the remake of the Ronnie Dyson melody 'I Just Don't Want To Be Lonely', in 1974, which were major hits in the U.S.A.

In 1978, Cuba left the group for a solo career. His first solo album was entitled 'The First Cuba Gooding Album' for Motown Records.

The 'First Cuba Gooding Album' contained his version of 'We're In Love', which was later made popular by Patti Austin.

Two of his sons are actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., who won an Academy Award in 1997 for his role in the film 'Jerry Maguire', Omar Gooding (Hanging with Mr. Cooper and Baby Boy)

Cuba is currently touring nationally, performing and speaking at various venues.

His latest release ”Begin With The Family” is now on sale, featuring the timely single “Politics”.

Founded in 2002, GiG Productions already provides Music for film, TV and their own roster of talent which includes actor, singer Joseph Julian Soria (Hamlet 2, Crank 2 and Tru Love), and the hot single “Must Be Love”, actor,rapper Max “Max Soul” Arciniega (Breaking Bad, The Unit and ER) and European Neo-Soul sensation Stephan.

In addition to management services covering an impressive artist roster, they provide individual consulting, brand sponsorship, marketing, event planning and music production.

GiG Productions was established by industry professionals and musicians. The primary focus is to create top line services for professional music artists, producers, models and actors. GiG Productions’ comprehensive services include worldwide representation, performance and appearance engagements in all areas of the entertainment business, record contract negotiation, management, publicity and marketing & promotion.

Jeff Arcio, CEO of GiG Productions says, "I believe there's a lot of great talents who aren't reaching their full potential simply because their representatives don't realize the full potential. We intend to change that. We'll select a pool of established and new artists to management under our umbrella."

Founder Tess Escoto and CEO Jeff Arcio have produced, written for a who’s who of artists which include Michael Jackson, N’Sync , Andrae Crouch, Interlude and many other major talents.

Other initiatives include partnering with consumer brands and media to communicate to targeted audiences.

Artist Management Services include the following:
• Worldwide career representation with a broad reach with new media & technology inclusion
• Strategic development of artistic branding and implementation of specific growth strategies
• Professional career development and concert touring support
• Multi-faceted projects which may include brand sponsorship, digital media publishing, international collaborations and co-branding with other top artists
• Contract Negotiations and advanced assistance with intellectual property rights and new media platforms, image strategy, media and press coordination with focus on long-term value in the target market
• First class logistics, security & financial management services with direct reporting and artist insight

For more information on GiG Production's management opportunities, please contact Jeff Arcio or Teresa “Tess” Escoto

Office: 626-703-0355

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LA-based GiG Productions Music Productions, Indie label & Management Co. Signs R&B & Soul Legend Cuba Gooding Sr.

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