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(April 30, 2015 -- Port Washington, NY) Entertainment One (eOne) has completed a new deal with premiere blues label Ruf Records to distribute the company’s future U.S. and Canadian releases. Based in Germany and owned by Thomas Ruf. Ruf Records is known for pushing boundaries in the blues genre with various sounds like rock, jazz and funk and giving their artists room to expand their creativity. Rob McDonald, SVP of Sales & Marketing for eOne Distribution, states, “eOne is proud to have the privilege of representing Ruf Records in North America. With more than 20+ years of extraordinary recordings and many more to come we truly look forward to this new partnership for many years to come.” Ira Leslie, General Manager of Ruf Records, adds, “Thomas and I are very excited about the new distribution strategy for the label’s U.S. and Canadian releases. We are looking forward to a great working relationship with eOne.” Ruf Records recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a double CD collection of its acclaimed past and present roster. The label has released over 120 titles, and has received several Grammy nominations and Blues Music Awards. Ruf Records will soon release the following titles under this new deal: “Don’t Look Back,” the new album by Royal Southern Brotherhood (feat. the legendary Cyril Neville), produced by Tom Hambridge, on June 9; young guitarist Samantha Fish’s Luther Dickinson-produced “Wild Heart,” on July 7; and the newest installment in the label’s acclaimed live CD/DVD series Songs From The Road, a live album by the Spin Doctors on June 23. Other current artists on the roster are Mike Zito, Devon Allman, Dana Fuchs, Coco Montoya, Albert Castiglia and Savoy Brown, among others. For more information, please contact Giovanna Melchiorre at 212-353-8800x5279 / gmelchiorre@entonegroup.com or Jill Kettles for Ruf Records at Miss Jill PR: 404-213-8542 / Jill@missjillpr.com About Entertainment One Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all
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