FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Evening Star Music Group, the Orange County, California-based record label, has announced the signing of a long term distribution deal with City Hall Records.  City Hall, founded in 1973, is regarded as one of the top three independent record distributors in north America.

The Evening Star Music Group continues the legacy of the late Nik Venet, a record producer and music business executive who inspired and mentored countless songwriters and recording artists. Venet is credited with signing a roster which included The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt and Jim Croce during his tenure at Capitol Records.  "Nik left some great art behind," says Evening Star Music Group president, Jeffrey Casey.  "It is our goal to continue his heritage of promoting remarkable songwriting."

Harriet Schock, a gold/platinum songwriter and recording artist, will deliver the label's first release, Rosebud, on April 3 1999.  "Every artist who comes to us goes through a rigorous screening process," stresses Casey.  Harriet Schock exemplifies the intelligence in lyrical content that all of our releases will represent."

Evening Star has also secured a book deal for Ms. Schock.  BECOMING REMARKABLE, for Songwriters and Those Who Love Songs will be released on April 22 by Blue Dolphin Press.

The Evening Star Music Group plans to release six albums in its first year.  Simultaneously, the label will launch a separate division to focus exclusively on the exploding Christian music market with a planned September release. Contact
Jeffrey Casey (714) 502-0688
Dan Kimpel (323) 344-0599

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