Bronson Arroyo Productions and Gaylord Sports Management Announced the Upcoming Album Covering the Bases

06/29/05

WEA To Distribute Album

New York June 29, 2005 - Bronson Arroyo Productions announced today the upcoming album Covering The Bases from Boston Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo will be distributed by WEA Corp., Warner Music Group's U.S. sales and retail marketing company.

Covering The Bases presents Arroyo performing versions of 90's songs from his favorite artists. The album, to be released July 12, 2005 features an All-Star line up of renowned musicians including Mike Inez of Alice In Chains. The album also features special guests Kenny Aronoff, Tim Pierce, Leland Sklar and Mike Landau; Arroyo's Red Sox World Series co-champs Johnny Damon, Kevin Youkilis and Lenny DiNardo; and Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein on guitar.

"Everybody knows what an enormous talent Bronson is on the field, but he is equally talented and passionate about music and performing," said John Esposito, President and CEO of WEA. "With his dedicated fan base and unique marketing and promotional opportunities, we're looking forward to working with Bronson as he ventures into recorded music."

"This project has been a dream come true; I'm privileged to have worked with such high caliber artists," said Arroyo. "The support I have received has been tremendous and I think it's an amazing record."

Additionally, to coincide with Major League Baseball's All Star Game, Bronson Arroyo Productions plans to film a music DVD documenting the release of the new album at a special event at the Avalon Ballroom in Boston on July 13. WEA Corp. will distribute the music DVD later this year.

About WEA Corp.

WEA Corp. was the first major music distribution company in the U.S. and has continued to set the standard for sales and marketing in the music industry for more than thirty years. In addition to the Warner Bros., Elektra and Atlantic labels, WEA distributes audio and video releases from Rhino Entertainment, Asylum Records, East West Records, Word Entertainment, Time-Life Music, Warner Music Latina, and Curb Records, as well as several other labels. Headquartered in New York, WEA Corp. has regional offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and Minneapolis. WEA Corp. is a Warner Music Group company.