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ONLINE YAHOO CHARITY AUCTION FEATURES AUTOGRAPHED, RARE SHEET MUSIC BY TOP ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS & COMPOSERS

Songs of Hope - An Online Celebrity Sheet Music Auction To Benefit City of Hope



Los Angeles, California, November 1, 2001
-- SONGS OF HOPE - A ten-day celebrity sheet music online auction launched on Yahoo today featuring items up for bid autographed by some of the world’s most famous artists, songwriters and composers including: Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, Lenny Kravitz, Mary J. Blige, Barbra Streisand, Jewel, George Strait, Faith Hill, Maria Carey, Jimmy Buffet, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barry Manilow, Brian McKnight, The Carpenters, Ani DiFranco, Destiny’s Child, Backstreet Boys, and many more.

SONGS OF HOPE ONLINE AUCTION IS LOCATED at: http://auctions.yahoo.com/booth/cityofhopecharity

Proceeds from the auction will benefit City of Hope, the venerable Southern California medical institution committed to battling cancer and a host of other life-threatening diseases.

Songs of Hope is a great way to contribute to an important cause -- AND -- buy special items for the upcoming holiday gift season!

The Songs of Hope fundraising event spearheaded by Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) and City of Hope publishing event chair, David Renzer, Worldwide President of UMPG, has drawn support by the world’s leading music publishers, performing societies, record executives, artists and top songwriters.

Universal Music Group is the world's leading music company with wholly-owned record operations or licensees in 63 countries around the world. 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 Record Company, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, MCA Nashville, MCA Records, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Philips, Polydor, Universal Records, 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 UM3 (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, its division dedicated to strategy, business development, and management of new businesses in the online and advanced technology space.

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

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