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Patricia Hammond Film Option Extension

The Directors of Imperial Music & Media Plc, the ISDX quoted music talent investment Company, are pleased to announce that Patricia Hammond has signed an extension to her film option with DJ Films.

DJ Films was founded by Damian Jones, who is a BAFTA winning English producer. Mr Jones’ credits include Adulthood, The History Boys, Welcome to Sarajevo, Gridlock’d, Millions and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. DJ Films’ most recent film is ‘The Iron Lady’, which is a portrayal of Margaret Thatcher (played by Meryl Streep).

The new agreement will run for 18 months, with an option to extend for a further 36 months. Patricia is cooperating with DJ films to make a feature film about her life story, in which she discovers the healing power of song whilst nursing her dying father. Patricia is spearheading a revival of songs from the early 1900s.

Her recently released CD, ‘Our Lovely Day’ was described by Sir Michael Parkinson as “a music box of vintage treasures beautifully performed by a remarkable woman”.

Exclusive License Agreement with Sunday Best for Skinny Lister Recordings

The Directors of Imperial Music & Media Plc, the PLUS quoted music talent investment company are pleased to announce that the company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Imperial Music Talent Ltd., has signed an exclusive licence agreement with Sunday Best Recordings Ltd. for a joint venture on the recording rights for Skinny Lister.

Sunday Best is the British music company founded and run by BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank. Its primary business is as a record label but it also stages regular club nights and is the flagship organisation behind the UK music festival Bestival, which takes place on the Isle of Wight each September.

Skinny Lister are an up and coming band who topped the PRS’s recent poll for number of festivals played in 2011, gracing the stages of no less than 30 festivals, including Sunday Best’s Bestival. Confirming the signing, Sunday Best chief Rob Da Bank said “Skinny Lister are a hot new band with a growing fan base. I’m really excited about them becoming part of the Sunday Best family. They are destined for big things”.

Skinny Lister’s manager Paul Carey added: “Skinny Lister were rightly heralded as ‘the hardest working band in Britain’ by the London Evening Standard and crowned the busiest band of 2011 earning the PRS for Music’s Most Festival Appearances accolade. With Sunday Best’s backing and the release of their debut album in the summer, this is going to be the year of Skinny Lister”.

Nathan Graves, CEO of Imperial said “The relationship (recordings only) with Sunday Best will give maximum publicity to Skinny Lister ahead of their USA visit to perform as invitees to the coveted ‘South by South West (SxSW) Music Festival’ at Austin, Texas in March”.

Statement re Skinny Lister signs contract with Imperial Music

The Directors of Imperial Music & Media Plc, the PLUS quoted music talent investment company are pleased to announce that the band, Skinny Lister has signed a 360 degree deal (multiple rights deal including recording, publishing, live and merchandise) with the Company for one album with an option to licence a second album.

Skinny Lister intend to release their first single Rollin’ Over in early September 2011. Skinny Lister have performed at various festivals including Glastonbury, and Bestival and will play at approximately 50 festivals this summer.The single is taken from their forthcoming as yet untitled debut album, recorded in Snowdonia with producer David Wrench (Bat for Lashes, James Yorkston). Jack Wills, the UK fashion brand, used a preview of Rollin’ Over for their summer campaign in the UK and US online and in-store commercial / promotion.

Skinny Lister’s infectious melodies and good time songs such as Plough & Orion, Colours and Kite Song have already pricked the most discernible of ears including, 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson’s ‘BBC Introducing’, who championed the band’s fledgling single release, December.

The Independent summed up the Skinny Lister sound with “It’s really quite lovely music – tunes to soundtrack a day spent relaxing’, whilst NME Radio hailed it ‘Bruisingly pleasant stuff’’, and respected online music site Drowned in Sound described the band as ‘Heartfeltedly glorious, somewhere between the Arcade Fire and Los Campesinos.’

Nathan Graves, Chief Executive of Imperial Music & Media Plc commented ‘We are delighted to have signed Skinny Lister, a band that I have been following for over a year. We will start immediately on their debut album release and PR campaign.’

The Directors of the Company accept responsibility for this announcement.