LOS ANGELES, CA, March 10, 2010 – Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, continues its expansion in urban music through an exclusive distribution deal with Zoo Life Entertainment. The announcement of the agreement was made today by Ron Spaulding, President of Fontana, and 40 Glocc, Chief Executive Officer, Zoo Life Entertainment.
"Everyone at Fontana is looking forward to working with someone so incredibly focused on his music and winning as 40 Glocc," stated Spaulding. "He is not only one of the most acclaimed west coast hip hop artists, but he's also a true innovator whose label has come far in a relatively short period of time. Through our new collaboration, we will work with 40 Glocc to expand the playing field for Zoo Life across all mediums and platforms even further."
"I'm happy to be in business with Fontana and staff and glad my business Hand and Grind was respected enough to bring my Zoo Life label and brand amongst the world and cater to the fans independently," commented 40 Glocc. "Fontana is the way to go for me and the vision I have for my company and with minds like Ron, Chris Ayears (Director of Marketing) and John Ahn (Manager of Business Development), and my #1 publicist Ecko, I'm sure the outcome will be successful. I'm anticipating my first release "N.W.A.(New World Agenda)" to be successful as well! And a great first impression for Zoo Life and Fontana."
40 Glocc is the classic rags to riches story. Homeless throughout his teenage years, 40 Glocc was forced to raise himself by finding a home within the street community. This upbringing formed a man filled with musical passion and many stories to tell. Today as CEO of Zoo Life Entertainment, 40 Glocc is making it his mission to unveil the strong armed life and times of himself and his Zoo Life Family, including Gail Gotti, Village Boo, TipToe, Locie Locc and Lil Boo.
Upcoming releases for Zoo Life are 2 hot new singles "Damn" featuring Reality King, Ray J, and "Welcome to California" with remixes from major west coast artists like E-40, Xzibit, Beeda Weeda, Messy Marv, Yucmouth, Gail Gotti, LBC Crew, Chop Black, Brotha Lynch, Mistah F.A.B., Roscoe, Raskass, Lil Boo, Village Boo, Too Short, MC Eiht, Turf Talk, Kurupt, Jayo Felony,Nipsey HusselL, Kam, Hot Dollar, Taje, Crooked I and more.
Fontana Distribution, the independent arm of UMGD, provides unparalleled sales and marketing support, as well as back office services, for a diverse roster of labels and their artists. Fontana distributes more than 80 labels including Eagle Rock, Downtown, Vagrant Records, American Gramophone, Kedar Entertainment, Last Gang, Savoy Label Group, ESL, Music World, Delicious Vinyl, Ipecac, Six Degrees, SMC, Upstairs Records, VP Records, and many others. In addition, Fontana distributes select projects from UMG labels worldwide.