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C.E.D Entertainment signs Eight76 Records for Distribution

C.E.D. Entertainment Distribution, Inc. Signs New Label.

Winter Park, FL, April 28, 2006 --(PR.com)-- C.E.D Entertainment Distribution, an independent distributor of Music, Video, Movies and DVD, announced today that it has signed an exclusive distribution deal Eight 76 Records.

With a growing catalog that includes the latest sounds, Eight-7-6 is quickly becoming the hottest calling card in the Caribbean. The official “brand name” of All Arc Enterprises was founded in 2002 as an outlet for the performing, production, and writing talents at All Arc Productions. Kenroy “YahBreeze” Archibald wanted a name that reflected the content of the music without limiting the brand to one form of reggae. Says Breeze, “We want everybody to know where the music is coming from spiritually, historically, and actually. Just like when you see the 876 area code you know the call is coming from Jamaica. Whether we are doing dancehall, soul, ska, or traditional reggae our roots, our foundation is always Jamaica.”

Born and raised in Manchester Jamaica, YahBreeze started out as a recording artist and has written and performed a list of hits like “Red Eye”, “Jezebel”, “No Night”, and “Rasta-For-I” for a variety of producers in Jamaica. He recorded the bulk of those records for the legendary Tuff Gong label in Kingston where he met his wife and partner, Myshjua Archibald who was Tuff Gong’s A & R Manager. Realizing that they shared a common love and vision for the music of Jamaica, the two founded All Arc Enterprises in 1996. “Our mission is to develop talent and create projects rooted in a mutual respect and love for the music of our childhood- reggae, soul, and hip-hop,” says Myshjua. “There is a wealth of talent in Jamaica that deserves to be nourished and brought to the international forefront of POP culture.”

2004 was a phenomenal debut year for Eight76 Records. Their first three albums were well received by both critics and fans. The label achieved its first Top 20 hit on New York’s Reggae Singles Chart (Pam Hall’s Brokenhearted Melody which peaked at #2) and first Top 10 cd on South Florida’s Reggae Albums Chart (the various artists’ compilation RETRORESPECK). The success of the Skasmatic rhythm helped to launch the career of FYAH BLAZE, a hot young deejay signed to the label. Truths & Rights, the title track from his debut album, entered the South Florida Reggae Top Twenty just as Eight76 Records was ringing in 2005 at its first annual holiday party, The Sorrel Ball.

The keyword for 2005 was EXPANSION as the hot young newcomers sought to build on their early success. Debut releases from in-house rising stars, Fyah Blaze , Evette, and Chrisinti spawned the hit singles “Can’t Live Without You”, “Baby Mama”, and “Oh Sheila” (#2/ South Florida Reggae Charts, #3/ New York Reggae Charts, #5/ Jamaica’s Weekly Top 30). Evette’s dancehall rendition of “Baby Mama” was voted #4 on New Mexico’s Top Dancehall Singles of 2005 and the young singer was chosen as that state’s Top Female Reggae Artist for 2005. The Eight76 All Stars also hit the road with their stellar live shows from Jamaica to Florida to Lansing, Michigan. 2006 will bring more of the same with stops already planned for Texas and California; and compilations featuring new music from Spanna, Nadine Sutherland, Natty Remo, and more. From dancehall to lover's rock we offer something for every kind of reggae lover. Eight-7-6 is definitely on the RISE!

March 2006/ www.eight76records.com; www.cedentertainment.com

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