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UNIVERSAL MUSIC NASHVILLE PROMOTES TOM LORD TO VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING AND EMMIE ANDERSON TO SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Nashville, TN, June 3, 2005 – Universal Music Nashville, the country music division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s largest music company, has promoted Tom Lord to Vice President of Marketing and Emmie Anderson to Senior Director of Marketing for its Mercury, MCA Nashville and DreamWorks Nashville labels. The announcements were made today by Luke Lewis and James Stroud, Co-Chairmen of Universal Music Nashville.

Most recently, Lord was Senior Director of Marketing for Universal Music Nashville. Prior to that he worked under Universal’s Rising Tide label in Creative Services, Warner Brothers/Reprise Nashville’s Video and Artist Development and then joined Mercury Records’ Marketing Department in 2000. In his new role, Lord will continue to handle standout artists such as Toby Keith, Shania Twain and George Strait, to name a few.

Anderson holds nearly a decade-long career in the music industry, dating back to her start with MCA and Decca Records in early 1997. Since then she has moved through the ranks with Mercury Nashville and Lost Highway Records. Her previous title was Director of Marketing for Universal Music Nashville. Anderson will continue to handle day to day marketing responsibilities for Reba McEntire, Julie Roberts, Sugarland, Gary Allan, Lee Ann Womack and several others.

“Tom and Emmie’s passion for what they do is a rare find, as is their dedication to creativity for the projects they work on,” stated Ben Kline, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Universal Music Nashville. “We are thankful to have them. They have both been extremely instrumental in our success during the past few years.”

Both Lord and Anderson report directly to Kline.

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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