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19/Interscope Records Announces The American Idol ‘ZinePak In Stores April 30th!

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On April 30th, AMERICAN IDOL fans will have a chance to snag their Idols Singing Idols ‘ZinePaks exclusively in Walmart stores nationwide or at Walmart.com.  This limited edition package showcases a one-of-a-kind compilation of America’s Top 10 covering iconic hits originally sung by music industry veterans and legends, packaged together with a 64-page fan magazine and exclusive AMERICAN IDOL stickers, making it the ultimate Season 12 fan guide. Tracks on the 10-song CD include “Yesterday,” “Amazed,” “A Moment Like This,” and “The Long and Winding Road,” among others.

The 64-page magazine includes exclusive interviews with each of the Top 10 contestants, candid behind-the-scenes photos, childhood snapshots, fun facts, and even an IDOL quiz. It also includes a “Critic’s Notebook” space for fans to record their own notes on their favorite IDOL performances, and special results stickers to be placed on each contestant’s page to keep track of the competition as the May 16 finale approaches. The entire package retails for only $13.88 and is being released by 19 Recordings/Interscope Records.

AMERICAN IDOL and ‘ZinePak have enjoyed a great working relationship over the years – past IDOL ‘ZinePak releases have included Scotty McCreery, Season 10 winner, and Phillip Phillips, last year’s winner. Idols Singing Idols is, however, the first compilation the two entities are releasing.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering again with our friends at 19 and Interscope to showcase the incredible IDOL talent,” said ‘ZinePak co-founders Kim Kaupe and Brittany Hodak. “IDOL is an amazing franchise that continues to produce superstars year after year. We think Season 12’s Finalists represent some of the best singers ever to appear on the show, and we can’t wait for IDOL fans to get their hands on this special ‘ZinePak.”

Fans can pre-order the Idols Singing Idols ‘ZinePak now at www.walmart.com/ip/23993589. It will be available in Walmart music departments nationwide beginning April 30, just in time for IDOL viewers to start prepping for the May 16 finale show.

ABOUT ‘ZINEPAK:

‘ZinePak (pronounced ZEEN-pack) is an entertainment company dedicated to enhancing the fan experience.  Its release configuration combines a small-format magazine with one or more CDs and exclusive merchandise items together into one engaging, exclusive package. ‘ZinePak goes behind the scenes to get exclusive interviews, backstage photos and personal anecdotes which are paired with customized add-ins, such as guitar picks, one-of-a-kind posters, nail decals, jewelry or magnets. In short, a ‘ZinePak is the ultimate fan package. Those fans agree: ‘ZinePak has sold more than 1.5 million packages in the U.S. and 17 other countries in the past two years. ‘ZinePak was recently honored on Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40 List. For more information, visit ZinePak.com.

ABOUT 19 Entertainment/CORE Media Group:

19 Entertainment is a division of CORE Media Group Inc. CORE Media is a platform-agnostic producer and owner of content, with a portfolio of world-class brands and properties that reaches across virtually every aspect of the entertainment industry. CORE Media is a prolific producer of popular programs for a wide variety of broadcast cable and digital channels. The company owns the gold standard of music competition programs, American Idol, as well as the Idols format worldwide and the enduring broadcast franchise So You Think You Can Dance. With an extraordinary base of existing assets, it has an infrastructure that makes it uniquely suited to exploit its intellectual property across all revenue streams. CORE Media Group was acquired by Apollo Global Management, LLC in 2011. The company is also home to legendary icons Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali. Under 19 Entertainment, their recording and management groups have relationships with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Scotty McCreery,  and Jordin Sparks. For more information about CORE Media Group, Inc. and 19 Entertainment visit www.coremediagroup.com

ABOUT INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M:

Combining the legacies of three of the most influential record labels in modern music history, Interscope Geffen A&M embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its unification on January 1, 1999.  Headed by Chairman and CEO Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force in global music, developing chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop and alternative. Interscope Geffen A&M is part of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company. www.interscope.com