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[August 21, 2014]

Benztown Named 8th Fastest-Growing Private Company in U.S. Media Sector as Second-Time Honoree on Inc. 5000

BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming and jingles, announced today that Inc. magazine has named the company one of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the second consecutive year. Benztown increased sales 796% since the start of 2010, placing it at number 596 on this year's list of 5,000 companies. Benztown is ranked as 8th Fastest-Growing Private Company in America out of the 60 Inc. 5000 companies in the Media sector. Last year, the company debuted on the Inc. 5000 as number 983.

The Inc. 5000 is an exclusive annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, ranked according to percentage revenue growth rate over a three-year period. Companies must have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2010 and at least $2 million in 2013 to qualify for the listing. They must also be U.S. based, privately held, independent and for-profit. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Under Armour, Timberland, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle (News - Alert) and many other well-known companies gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

Andreas Sannemann, Benztown Chief Executive Officer, said: "I am super excited we made the list two times in a row and improved our rank compared to last year. This is a pure team success and a milestone for the company. I am proud to work amongst and with the most talented people in the business."

Dave "Chchi" Denes, Benztown President, said: "Twofer, back to back, double the pleasure… no matter how you say it, the Benztown team gave 200% to make this prestigious list for the second time in a row, and I'm incredibly grateful to them and to our clients across broadcast radio and digital. They're twice the man I'll ever be, and we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for their hard work, dedication and belief in Benztown!"


Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

For more information about Benztown and its products and services, visit www.benztown.com, or call Masa Patterson at (818) 842-4600.

About Benztown

Benztown is an international radio imaging, production library, programming, and voiceover services company with over 1,900 affiliations on six different continents. In August, 2013, Benztown was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America's Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies, ranked at No. 983 on the exclusive Inc. 5000. With offices and studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality imaging workparts for 20 libraries across 13 formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports and JACK. Benztown's industry-leading technology and proprietary web-based imaging solution, "Benztown Branding," is used daily by nearly 1,200 broadcast radio stations and digital services worldwide. Benztown also provides custom voice-over and imaging services across all formats, including commercial voice-over and copywriting services. Benztown Radio Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Radio Networks, is an international media syndication company providing unique, first-rate programming and features to radio stations and media companies around the world, including Your Weekend with Jim Brickman, The Todd N Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Slow Jams with R Dub!, The Dr. Bruce Hensel Show, The Storm Report, The Old Farmers Almanac Report, Round Trip with Dave-O, and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com.


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