MAPLECORE LTD., NAMED WINNER AT THE 2011 ONTARIO BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

September 29th, 2011

FIRST MUSIC SERVICE COMPANY TO BE NOMINATED

Toronto –On September 26th, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce’s Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA), MapleCore Ltd. was named one of the winners for the RBC Royal Bank Award for Small Business.

The RBC Royal Bank Award for Small Business is rewarded to a company with fewer than 250 employees who are successful in Ontario’s economy – leading product innovation, creating a great place to work, cutting edge skills development and training, being a leader in their community, escalating sales and export growth and possessing a contagious entrepreneurial spirit among other things.

“We are honoured to have won this very prestigious award that recognizes innovation, determination and excellence,” says Grant Dexter, President and CEO of MapleCore Ltd. “I am very proud of our team and all our efforts, as we are the first and only music services company to be considered for this award.”

In their 29th year, the Ontario Business Achievement Awards was hosted by Entertainment Tonight Canada’s Rick Campanelli and Kim D’Eon, and featured Donald Trump Jr., Executive Vice-President of the Trump Organization, as the keynote speaker. Past OBAA winners include Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, Direct Energy, Zellers Inc., and fellow 2011 RBC Royal Bank Award nominee and winner, Hunter Amenities International Ltd.

About MapleCore LTD.

MapleCore’s founders saw the potential the internet held for artists and quickly set out to launch MapleMusic.com, an ecommerce site that now provides online stores for more than 800 artists. The company then created two record labels and in 2004, a distribution arm was created. Powered by the infrastructure of partner Universal Music Canada, and its own passionate, dedicated staff selling to retail buyers, MapleCore has become Canada’s leading independent distribution company. MapleCore has since strategically added further services – most recently a music publishing division and a ticketing company- allowing it to grow beyond the music industry and into a complete entertainment services provider.

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