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NATE ALBERT APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT OF A&R FOR UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS

New York, NY, July 15, 2008 - Nate Albert has been appointed Vice President of A&R for Universal Republic Records, announced Tom Mackay, Senior Vice President of A&R for Universal Republic Records.

“Nate brings a world of depth and experience to Universal Republic as a multi-platinum artist, manager, and as a widely respected purveyor of talent,” stated Mr. Mackay. “To be able to mine his accomplishments and insight in an everyday capacity will not only strengthen our roster, but help us bridge the artistic and strategic missions of artists who will benefit greatly from his own hands-on experience. Nate has already been instrumental in helping sign and develop artists’ Anberlin and Erin McCarley. I know I speak for everyone in the Universal Republic family in welcoming Nate to the label.”

In his new role, Mr. Albert will report to Mr. Mackay.

“Monte Lipman, Avery Lipman and Tom Mackay have forged one of the deepest creative rosters in our business,” stated Mr. Albert. “I’m thrilled to be afforded the opportunity to contribute to an environment where artists really do come first. I look forward to a great working relationship with the entire Universal Republic team.”

Mr. Albert was a founding member, guitarist and one of the principal songwriters of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Formed in 1985, the group is largely credited as being instrumental in the formation of the ska-core genre. After leaving the band in 2000, Mr. Albert pursued a degree, graduating from Brown University with Honors in Political Theory in 2001.

Mr. Albert has also garnered recognition as a noted producer (The Street Dogs, The Explosion), artist manager, and A&R consultant, having previously served in a consulting capacity for Universal Republic Records.

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