Santa Monica, California, August 22, 2003 — Rondor Music International, has recently signed the red-hot production team Trak Starz, it was announced by Lance Freed, President Rondor.

Trak Starz recently produced and co-wrote the Chingy album “Jackpot” featuring the hit single “Right Thurr.” The single held the No. 1 position on the R&R CHR/Rhythmic chart six out of the last seven weeks and currently sits at No. 2. It is also No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album holds the No. 7 spot on the Billboard 200 and is No. 3 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The video has had extensive airplay on MTV and BET and was voted No. 1 video on MTV2.

“The bar has been set pretty high here and these guys are right up there with the best of them,” commented Kevin Hall, newly appointed Head of Urban Music, Rondor. “Between working on Ludacris’ new album and some film offerings in the wings, this is only the beginning for Trak Starz.”

The signing of Trak Starz builds on Rondor’s legacy as a home for leading R&B/Urban artists including such legendary figures as Isaac Hayes, Al Green, and Shep Crawford. Rondor is now poised for further success in the Urban field with Chingy’s new single “Holidae Inn” featuring Ludacris and Snoop Dogg; and Shady/Aftermath artist, Obie Trice, featuring tracks produced by Eminem, Dr. Dre and Timbaland.

Rondor Music International is part of the Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company with wholly-owned record operations or licensees in 71 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 Record Company, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M 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 U.S.) and Strategic Marketing and Commercial Affairs (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technology division.

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