SMC Entertainment Inc., a record label, operates as a recorded music company. It focuses on releasing content by its artists in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world. The company serves a variety of music connoisseurs from hip-hop/rap to Pop to Gospel. SMC Entertainment Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in San Francisco, California. The company has regional offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.

At SMC we take a different business approach with our artists. We give our artists the freedom and support to not only to create their art, but to build their own labels and brands. This is the new order in music. In the vast landscape that is the music industry, we position ourselves at the intersection of Art and Technology, providing the tools, guidance, and expertise required in creating successful careers.


 SMCE We’re a one stop shop for artists in need of a distribution solution!

Ralph Tashjian – CEO & Chairman


Our mission is to deliver digital content to music consumers through our proprietary digital distribution and marketing platform. More than 50% of all music is distributed digitally. SMC will leverage it’s relationships with the top digital carriers like iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and Google, to provide maximum exposure to the artist’s content. SMC will use strategies developed over years of real time success, our dynamic team of seasoned music professionals and up and coming young professionals place SMC in a unique situation, which allows us to draw from years of experience and pair that with cutting-edge technology. We at SMC are “music professionals working for music professionals.” We will focus our efforts in Latin America and India, as they are very large markets (cumulatively, in excess of 1 billion potential customers), and largely untapped in the digital realm.

We offer everything an up and coming artist needs to launch a successful career in music, as well as everything a hit artists needs to further their career at a fraction of the costs that are typical in the industry. We are a one stop shop for artists around the world in all stages of their careers. Unlike the other digital and physical distribution companies, SMC delivers the capability to not only deliver an artist’s content and message across all digital platforms, but delivered to Internet, satellite radio, subscription services, online and physical press, music supervisors, social network sites, booking agencies, touring sites and many more. SMC will also offer access to publishers, merchandise, branding services, sound mastering services, and almost anything an artist needs to release a high quality, professional record.

Our team offers decades of experience across all genres and countries. Our team is composed of regional experts, and genre-specific professionals, to ensure that everything SMC does is to the highest standards. We know exactly what it takes to make it in the music industry today. We offer the best alternatives to music industry professionals, as well as an unparalleled opportunity for investors.



The Jacka
Beach Boys
Ron Artest
James Cleveland
The Pack
Deodato and Al Jarreau
Erk Tha Jerk
Albertina Walker
Killer Mike
Josh Tatum
Shirley Caesar
Philthy Rich
5 blind boys of Alabama
Staple singers


Co-founder of Death Row Records, Lydia Harris, joins forces with SMC Entertainment with INgrooves and Universal Music

Co-founder of Death Row Records and Lydia Harris Entertainment, Lydia Harris, joins forces with SMC Entertainment, a full service Company with distribution through INgrooves and Universal Music. This global music and film distribution company serves as a full suite of marketing, rights, management and technology services for independent labels and content owners. Read more


After years on hiatus, SMC Entertainment and Psycho Realm team up for a May album featuring Sean Price, Chace Infinite and others.

SMC Entertainment has announced the long-awaited next release from Los Angeles, California veteran Rap group Psycho Realm. Psycho Realm Presents Sick Jacken and Cynic: Terror Tapes 2 will release May 15 and features the likes of Murs, Joell Ortiz, Sean Price and Self Scientific’s Chace Infinite. The first single, “Show You A Rock,” released earlier this week.

The onetime Ruffhouse/Columbia Records late ’90s sensations are back, led now by founding member Sick Jacken along with Cynic, following Big Duke’s paralyzing injury following a shooting years ago.

The Soul Assassins affiliates will tour Mexico later this month, and early April.





SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire -03/27/12)- SMC Entertainment Inc. (Pinksheets: SMCE.PK – News) — Last year was a milestone year for SMC Entertainment. The company experienced what we would like to refer to as a new entertainment facelift. Here is a summary of highlights that transpired in 2011 as well as SMC’s plans moving forward now in 2012.


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    We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.



    Ralph Tashjian

    Ralph Tashjian

    CEO & Chairman View Details
    Kurt Heidolph

    Kurt Heidolph

    Vice President, Operations View Details
    Christopher Whitcomb

    Christopher Whitcomb

    CPA -Vice President of Finance View Details


    Vice President, Business Development View Details
    Ralph Tashjian

    Ralph Tashjian

    CEO & Chairman

    Mr. Tashjian is the co-founder of SMC Recordings, Inc. and serves as the CEO & Chairman. Mr. Tashjian brings a wealth of knowledge and over forty years of experience in the music industry. He began his career with MCA/Universal as a local promotion representative. From there, Mr. Tashjian became a VP of Promotions for 20th Century Records, then Motown Records and finally Island Records. After his tenure in the Corporate world, Mr. Tashjian founded Modern Music Market and Riot Records. Mr. Tashjian has worked with iconic artists such as Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Dr. Dre and Snoop to name a few. Mr. Tashjian fuels this venture with the same passion and tenacity that helped many of those artists reach the top.

    Kurt Heidolph

    Kurt Heidolph

    Vice President, Operations

    Mr. Heidolph is responsible for the Company’s day to day operations by directing and maintaining the Company’s goals, objectives, and policies; all while implementing improved processes and management methods to generate higher ROI and workflow optimization.

    With a diverse background ranging from production and performance to finance and technology, Mr. Heidolph brings a unique perspective and innovative approach to his work. During his time with SMC Entertainment, he successfully overhauled a number of preexisting processes while establishing many new ones. As a result of his efforts, Mr. Heidolph revamped the Company’s production and delivery process ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of one of the Company’s key assets, Record Releases. Additionally, Mr. Heidolph led the Company’s release, rerelease, and rebranding of their online initiative and website. Coinciding with the rollout of these and other policies and objectives, Mr. Heidolph coordinated the processes for the Company’s public shell, managed facilities, and developed new financial models to consolidate and accurately report the Company’s position.

    Prior to working with SMC, Mr. Heidolph managed business analysis and reporting for Fontana Distribution, Universal Music Group Distribution’s independent label division, from 2008-2011. During this time he automated nearly every reporting process and increased the division’s financial efficiency by 100%-150%. Additionally, he created forecasting models that could accurately predict physical and digital sales which had not been possible before. Mr. Heidolph has served as the Chief Engineer for Grammy-nominated pianist Judy Carmichael’s NPR radio show Jazz Inspired since 2005. Mr. Heidolph assisted with archiving, recording, and business development for the New York Philharmonic from 2005-2006. In one year he created and implemented the process for preserving the Philharmonic’s audio archive system. His professional passions include systems and information technology management. Mr. Heidolph holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Indiana University: Audio Engineering and Music Performance and a Certificate in Computer Informatics.

    Christopher Whitcomb

    Christopher Whitcomb

    CPA -Vice President of Finance

    Mr. Whitcomb serves as the VP of Finance for SMC Recordings, Inc. Mr. Whitcomb began his career in Public Accounting. From there, he transitioned in to private industry, holding positions of CFO of Citadel Exploration, Inc., a publicly traded company, CFO of Ionex Mining, Inc., and CEO of Texas Precious Mineral Investments, LLC. Currently, Mr. Whitcomb is co-founder and CFO of MCW Entertainment Group, a production company. Mr. Whitcomb was critical to the formation of a number of small market cap companies over the last 10 years. Mr. Whitcomb possesses three Bachelor of Science Degrees; Accounting, Business Administration – focus on Corporate Finance, and Real Estate. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.



    Vice President, Business Development

    Flossy serves as the VP of Business Development for SMC Recordings, Inc. Flossy brings over eighteen years of industry experience. He was the CEO/Owner of Streetlight Music LLC which was responsible for releasing many top hits. Flossy is currently the President of Hoo Bangin Records and recently launched his own music video website, www.askflossy.com. His industry experience ranges from developing artists, securing recording deals with major labels, placing songs in TV/Film/video games, securing radio spins, internet marketing, touring, writing and producing hits to signing artist to his label. Mr. Flossy has worked with such notable talent such as Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Mack 10, Ray J, DMX, and many others.

    Miguel Palmero

    Miguel Palmero

    Director of Creative and Production View Details

    Vice President of Urban A&R View Details
    Miguel Palmero

    Miguel Palmero

    Director of Creative and Production

    Mr. Palmero serves as the Director of Website Development for SMC Recordings. Mr. Palmero is a Grammy nominated recording engineer, producer and editor. His impressive work includes sound editor, sound design, mixing, tracking, recording, composing, video editing, graphic and web design for major movies and platinum artists. Mr. Palmero has worked with prestigious companies such as ESPN, Disney, and DirecTV to name a few. Mr. Palmero possesses dual Degrees in Advertising and Recording Arts From Berkeley College of Music and Full Sail University

    Vice President of Urban A&R

    Mike Molsey is one of the greatest Bay Area Hip Hop & R&B producers. Known as the co founder of the Bay Area Mobb sound, Mike has helped launched the careers of superstarts like , E-40, TQ, Rick Rock and even Tupac and many more. With over 300 records produced and Co publishing deals,and his name stamped on over 22 million records sold,Mike Mosley is one of the industries go to producers for record labels,publishing companies,and artist.Currently Mike Mosley has entered into a deal with asylum entertainment to do the music for “gangsters america most evil”the series amongst other tv shows

    Specialties: Music Production,Artist and Producer Development,Digital Distribution,Video Production

    • One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

      Bob Marley
    • We’re no longer in the music business — it doesn’t exist anymore. We’re in the multimedia business. 

      Scooter Braun
    • I see this generation loving to be rich and famous with no work. You’ve got to work. 

      Quincy Jones
    • I’m still old-fashioned. Streaming services aren’t suited to me. I still want to own something, even if it’s just a download in the cloud.

      Martin Bandier, chairman/CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing


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    SMC Entertainment distributes content Worldwide through the INgrooves-Fontana and Universal Music Group Distribution International system. We actively market and distribute content in the following territories:  Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux, Scandinavia, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, China, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Poland and many more. Through this distribution network, SMC Entertainment is not only able to distribute content but also works with our International partners in discovering new artists and partners to further develop and exploit content on a global scale.



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