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UNIVERSAL MUSIC NASHVILLE PROMOTES RETTA HARVEY TO VICE PRESIDENT OF VIDEO PRODUCTION

Nashville, Tennessee, May 9, 2005 – Universal Music Nashville, the country music division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s largest music company, has promoted Retta Harvey to Vice President of Video Production for its Lost Highway, Mercury, MCA Nashville and DreamWorks Nashville labels. The announcement was made today by Luke Lewis and James Stroud, Co-Chairmen of Universal Music Nashville.

In her new role, Harvey will continue to commission videos for the division’s labels. She will solicit video concepts, approve budgets, supervise video production and oversee the editing process. Additionally, she will be responsible for promoting the finished product to major networks. During her career, she has worked with such award-winning artists as Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Terri Clark and Willie Nelson, among many others.

“Retta’s extensive knowledge and experience has been instrumental in the success of our video department,” stated Lewis. “We are very pleased to acknowledge her dedication and hard work with this well-deserved promotion.”

Most recently, Harvey was Senior Director of Video Production for Universal Music Nashville. She began the division’s video department twelve years ago and has been with the label group ever since. Her video career began at Atlantic Records in New York City.

Universal Music Nashville, comprised of Mercury, MCA Nashville, DreamWorks Nashville and Lost Highway Records, is a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. UMG’s businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s largest global music publishing operations.

Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca Record Company, Deutsche Grammophon, DreamWorks Nashville, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the US) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the US). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division.

Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.

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