Underdog Entertainment Newsletter

(Volume 1)

07.1.04:




The Camp

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In The News



Underdog Music Publishing

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The Underdogs recently signed a joint venture deal with Rondor Music Publishing to form Underdog Music Publishing.  This will give The Underdogs the ability to sign their own writers.
Just another strategic move to expand their business and brand.  Pictured are HM, Lance Freed (Rondor), DT, and Kevin Hall (Rondor)


Eric Dawkins Inks Co-Publishing Deal w/ Underdog Music Publishing

E Double is the first writer signed by the Underdogs


DT Signs new Publishing Agreement

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DT signed a deal that should set he and EMI up very nicely for the future.
The terms of the deal are undisclosed however both parties are excited.

Damon in Dub

Not only do the Underdogs make noise in the music industry, but their rides are turning heads too.
DT’s (Ferrari 360 Spyder Convertible, Mercedes CL 600, GMC Yukon Denali, Range Rover) will be featured in an upcoming issue of Dub Magazine.

Underdogs Take Home ASCAP Award 6/28/04

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The Underdogs were given an award for their smash "How You Gonna Act Like That" at
ASCAP's Rhythm and Soul music awards. The awards were given for the top songs in R&B/Hip Hop 2003.

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Writers: Harvey Mason jr., Damon Thomas, Tyrese, and Eric Dawkins
Publishers: BMG Songs, Inc. Demis Hot Songs, E Two Music, EMI Music publishing,
First Avenue Music Ltd. (PRS), Zovektion Music


HM Recovering Quickly

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HM went through major reconstructive knee surgery in January to repair torn ligaments in his left knee. He injured the knee during a heated basketball game in the NBAE League. He was leading his team in scoring, rebounding and dunks and had his team in 1st place before he suffered the season ending injury. It’s safe to say…his team didn’t fare as well without him.


Tank Working Day and Night

Recording artist and producer/songwriter Tank has joined the Underdog camp as a songwriter and producer.
He has made a habit of spending many days and late nights here. A solid addition!
Tank is also working with The Underdogs on a new record to follow-up his hits "Maybe I Deserve", Slowly", One Man", and "Let Me Live".




Artists

Luke & Q

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Luke & Q have already finished 10 hot tracks and are getting close to a release date. Get ready!  We will be previewing songs from their record on the Underdogs' site soon.

Double Platinum Ruben Drops New Single

Big congrats to American Idol winner Ruben Studdard for achieving double-platinum (certified two million copies sold) status with his “Soulful” album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. The album features Underdogs-produced Top Ten singles "Flying Without Wings" and “Sorry 2004”.
Ruben’s trying to go 3 for 3 with his new Underdogs-produced midtempo single, “What If,” heating up radio airwaves now.



JoJo Drops Album

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13-year old JoJo’s self-titled debut album, with 2 joints from the Underdogs, ("Baby It's You" and "Never Want To Say Goodbye"), was released June 22 on Blackground Records, home of Toni Braxton, Tank, and the late Aaliyah. After finishing her Cingular national mall tour, she’s heading overseas to open for Usher on his tour of Europe this summer!
For tour dates and more information, head over to Jojo’s official website:
http://www.jojoonline.com


Joe’s New Single

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Jive has recently release Joe’s next single, “Priceless” written and produced by The Underdogs.


Industry



July 2, 2004

Legal downloading of music has everyone excited in the industry. The number of songs downloaded from Apple's iTunes is nearing 100 million.
Also music fans in the UK, France, and Germany purchased and downloaded more than 800,000 songs from iTunes since it's launch in Europe in just over a week.

It's all good news for the creative songwriters and producers who are finally being compensated for electronic downloading



The Creative Process


What if you found a girl that meant so much to you that you would do anything in the world to keep her?
How would you show her how you felt? Diamonds? Shopping sprees? Vacations? What if this girl was so important to you that everything you had didn't mean anything.
"Priceless" was a song written just about that--the real value of that perfect girl.


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In The Underlab



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The Underdogs are currently in the studio working with the following artists:

Luke & Q (Underdog Entertainment/J Records)
Tyrese (J Records)
Mario (J Records)
Backstreet Boys (Jive Records)
Marcus Houston (Electra)
Tank (Blackground Records/Universal)
Toni Braxton (Blackground/Universal)
Craig David (Atlantic/Wildstar Records)
Babyface (Arista Records)
Omarion of B2K (Epic)
Eric Benet (Warner Brothers)
S5 (J Records)
Joonie (Capitol)
N2U (Virgin)


Tech Biz

All Underdog songs combine the latest digital recording software of Logic Pro 6.4 and Digidesign ProTools.
All musical sequencing is done within Logic and all vocals and live instrumentation are recorded into ProTools.
When it’s time to mix, all elements from Logic and Pro Tools are mixed on the new SSL C200 Digital board by our own Dave "Natural Love" Russell.


Submissions

Underdog Entertainment is looking for the next wave of superstar artists. If you think you’ve got the goods, send your demos (CDs and DVDs only) and press kits to:

Attention: Q
Underdog Entertainment
1635 North Cahuenga Boulevard, 3rd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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