Massive Number Indicates Emmy-Winning Series Plays Pivotal Role in Music Industry

Universal City, CA, Dec 2, 2014 — Signifying its importance on the global music stage, The Voice, in conjunction with Republic Records, reached a milestone of 20 million iTunes music downloads Monday night, dating back to its first season (
In reaching this remarkable achievement of 20 million downloads, fans of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series have clearly embraced the series as a vital showcase for outstanding talent. The show’s eclectic performances ranges from original material to staples of country, pop and rock, among other musical genres.
“All of us at Republic Records are thrilled to be part of this major milestone on The Voice. An achievement like this is only possible through the hard work, commitment and collaboration from everyone including NBC, iTunes, Mark Burnett and Republic Records. We are so happy to be a part of The Voice,” said Tom Mackay, General Manager West Coast / EVP, Republic Records.
The Voice, currently in its seventh season, launched on NBC in April 2011 and is both a ratings force and cultural phenomenon in mining undiscovered talent. Artists work closely with both key advisers and their superstar coaches.
The show’s innovative format features five stages of competition: the first begins with Blind Auditions, then Battle Rounds, Knockouts, Live Playoffs and finally, Live Performance Shows.
Through the season’s opening eight weeks, The Voice ranks as television’s #1 reality series in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics, with its Monday and Tuesday editions combining to average a 4.2 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49 and 13.9 million viewers overall in “most current” figures from Nielsen Media Research.  The Monday edition is the #5 entertainment series on the Big 4 networks so far this season with a 4.5 average in 18-49, leading NBC’s Monday schedule to the #1 ranking among Big 4 entertainment lineups so far this season.
The Voice is a presentation of United Artists Media Group (an MGM company), Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Marc Jansen and Lee Metzger.
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A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Milky Chance, Nickelback, Of Monsters and Men, Owl City, Seth MacFarlane, Weezer, among many others.  It is also comprised of innovative business ventures including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson, G. Love), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), John Varvatos Records, Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Tïesto, Martin Garrix), NBC’s The Voice (Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery), XO (The Weeknd), Photo Finish Records (MisterWives), School Boy Records (PSY, Sheppard), among others. In addition, Republic maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Label Group which is comprised of Big Machine Records (Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw), Dot Records (Maddie + Tae), and Republic Nashville (The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band).