MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 25, 2003) – Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR), a leading distributor and publisher of a broad range of home entertainment and multimedia software products, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Los Angeles based, Royalty Review Council.
Founded in 1999, Royalty Review Council is an independent music royalty administration organization. Royalty Review Council will manage the royalty administration and reporting requirements of Navarre Entertainment Media and its distributed labels. Under the terms of the arrangement, record labels distributed by Navarre will have the option to request that their royalty statements be prepared by Royalty Review Council directly from their Navarre sales reports.
Keith Bernstein, CEO, Royalty Review Council stated, “We look forward to working with Navarre and their labels. This arrangement provides each label with a complete, cost-effective and professional alternative to the traditional in-house music royalty department. Navarre’s labels will also save time and money when compared to the overhead costs and complexities to support a part-time or fully-functional in-house royalty department.”
Steve Pritchitt, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Navarre Entertainment Media, stated, “In today’s environment, royalty accounting practices and fairness are regularly questioned by artists, publishers, and other royalty participants. Partnering with Royalty Review Council can equitably serve the needs of our labels and their royalty recipients to deliver accurate and timely statements. This move represents another value added service complementing the sales, product development, marketing and operational services that we already provide.”
About Navarre Corporation
Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR) provides distribution and related services to leading developers and retailers of home entertainment content, including PC software, audio and video titles, and interactive games. Encore, Navarre’s majority-owned subsidiary, is a leading interactive publisher in the videogame and PC CD-ROM markets. Navarre’s client-specific delivery systems allow its product lines to be seamlessly distributed to over 18,000 retail locations throughout North America. The Company provides such value-added services as inventory management, Web-based ordering, fulfillment and marketing and EDI customer and vendor interface. Since its founding in 1983, Navarre has built a base of distribution partnerships with a broad base of leading retailers across the mass merchant, music, computer and office specialty, wholesale club and military PX channels, as well as software content developers from all categories of the industry and independent record labels encompassing all musical genres.
About Royalty Review Council
Royalty Review Council is the leading independent music royalty administration organization that provides a complete outsource music and video game royalty department solution as a professional alternative to the traditional in-house royalty department. With an in-depth understanding of music royalties and copyrights, sophisticated royalty systems, and staff with extensive experience, Royalty Review Council is uniquely positioned to provide the music royalty services that they offer.
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