August 20, 2008

Paltalk and Island Def Jam Music Group/Mercury Records Announce Partnership to Showcase Artists on Paltalk’s Popular Socialcasting Platform

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Paltalk, the leading real-time, video- based community with over four million active members, today announced that hip hop trio One Block Radius will be the featured guest on the upcoming episode of MusicScene, at 6:15 PM ET on Wednesday, August 20th.

One Block Radius, which is comprised of music veterans Marty James, DJ MDA, and MC Z-Man, will be performing live during the episode, and participating in a live Q&A session with host Juliette Powell as well as the online audience viewing simultaneously on Paltalk. The band is rising through the musical landscape with a unique mixture of pop, R&B, and hip-hop themed music, and recently signed a record deal with Island Def Jam Music Group. Their new album, "You Got Me," will be released in stores on September 16th.

Hosted by television personality and former Miss Canada Juliette Powell, MusicScene is a popular Paltalk show that connects the Paltalk community with their favorite musicians via voice and video chat, while also giving artists the opportunity to perform live in real-time in front of an online audience.

"Paltalk's socialcasting platform enables up-and-coming groups to gain exposure throughout the world and build their fan bases in a completely interactive, face-to-face way," said Joel Smernoff, President and COO of Paltalk. "Our MusicScene show has proven to be an effective promotional platform for both well-established artists and blossoming stars, and we are eager to continue this momentum with One Block Radius' upcoming appearance."

This announcement will be the first in what expects to be a string of future appearances by artists from Island Def Jam and Mercury Records. Since its launch last year, MusicScene has featured popular music icons such as Slash and JoJo, as well as rising artists such as Missy Higgins.

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About Paltalk

Paltalk is the premier real-time, video-based community bringing together traditional broadcasting media, social networking, user-generated content and video chat. With more than 4 million active users, Paltalk hosts the world's largest interactive video community, PaltalkScene, offering thousands of users the ability to watch and interact with online video programming, including serialized shows, live events, and user-generated content, as well as interact with each other through real-time voice, text and video chat.

Paltalk's diverse programming includes Paltalk original shows featuring celebrities, radio personalities and newsmakers such as the radio jocks Opie and Anthony and Diana Falzone. The company also broadcasts live interactive video chat events, such as musical performances and comedy variety shows. Paltalkers can interact with the featured hosts and performers in real-time as well as other members in the room. Recently, Paltalk hosted live broadcasts with famed musician Slash and world-renowned author Stephen King. Paltalk also offers its users the ability to create and share their own user-generated video content with each other and to the broader community.


CONTACT: Matt Rizzetta, [email protected], or Todd Barrish, both of DukasPublic Relations, +1-212-704-7385, ext 3632, for Paltalk

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