(Los Angeles, CA) – Scott James, Senior Vice President of Music for Motion Pictures, Television and New Technologies World-wide, Universal Music Publishing Group, today announced the promotion of Tom Eaton to Vice President of Music for Advertising. Eaton was previously Senior Director of Music for Advertising, Motion Picture and Television.

Reporting to James and based in New York, Tom Eaton works to create new opportunities for the company’s current roster of writers, to exploit catalogue and to serve as a liaison between the writers, advertising agencies and the publishing group in order to place songs and writers on upcoming advertising campaigns.

“Tom has proven to be a hard working team player, and talented executive,” said Scott James. “His abilities have gained the trust and respect of the creative community. He is a key player in maintaining our goal of making Universal Music Publishing Group the first phone call when looking for the perfect song for any project.”

During his eight years with Universal Music Publishing Group, Eaton has placed songs in commercials for Cingular, KFC, Nissan, Target, and many more well-known global brands. With a catalog over a million songs strong, Eaton works with advertising agencies and supervisors all over the country to find songs that are a perfect fit for their projects, or to provide inspiration for future ideas. Eaton has been instrumental in developing new programs and utilizing UMPG’s promotional channels to maximize exposure and opportunities for UMPG artists, writers and producers such as the Current & Upcoming Singles bi-monthly CD samplers, Trendsetters e-sampler compilations spotlighting UMPG artists playing at upcoming festivals and industry events, Keyword sampler compilations serving as easy reference tools for advertising music searches, UMPG’s podcast, the one-stop searchable music database SYNCHExpress.com web site where music supervisors can search, listen and license songs, and the Universal Music Production Library (www.UMPLMusic.com) which features production music by some of the hottest names in contemporary music responsible for the biggest releases today.

Eaton has ten years experience in music publishing.

About Universal Music Publishing Group

With 47 offices in 41 countries worldwide, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is part of the Universal Music Group and one of the industry’s largest global music publishing operations. Owning or administering more than 1 million copyrights, UMPG’s writers and catalogs include: U2, Elton John/Bernie Taupin, Mariah Carey, Ciara, Nicole Scherzinger, Carole Bayer Sager, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Dave Grohl, Prince, Godsmack, Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, The Corrs, Eve, Musiq, Jill Scott, Brian McKnight, Blink-182, 3 Doors Down, Beastie Boys, Anastacia, Fatboy Slim, DMX, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Paul Simon, the catalog of Henry Mancini, among many others. For more information, visit: www.umusicpub.com.