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UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP LAUNCHES STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDIO FACILITY IN NEW YORK CITY

Universal Mastering Studios-East to Feature the Doug Morris Studio



New York, New York, December 7, 2005 -- Universal Mastering Studios, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, today announced the launch of their New York City studios, “Universal Mastering Studios-East,” located in Midtown Manhattan.

The facilities feature five state-of-the art studios that offer clients a full array of complete services including mastering, stereo and surround sound mixing, mobile services editing, watermarking, worldwide electronic delivery systems, and high-speed duplication. In addition, it includes the Doug Morris Studio, the largest of the five mixing and mastering studios, that was recently dedicated to UMG Chairman & CEO, Doug Morris.

“We are excited to open the doors of Universal Mastering Studios-East,” said Paul West, Vice President, Studio and Vault Operations, Universal Mastering Studios. “We can now offer our clients the latest in mastering studios technology, administered by a team of seasoned and innovative engineers and industry professionals.”

Universal Mastering Studios-East is a full-service facility located at 1755 Broadway in Manhattan. Appointments and general inquiries can be made at UMSEast@umusic.com or 212/331-2920.

Universal Mastering Studios is part of Universal Music Logistics, a division of Universal Music Group. UMG is the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its 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 Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, 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 U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). 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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