Toronto, ON, July 21, 2006– Tyson Parker has been promoted to Vice President, Media & Artist Relations & Corporate Communications, it was announced today by Randy Lennox, President & CEO, Universal Music Canada.

Most recently, Mr. Parker served as Director, Media & Artist Relations for Universal Music Canada. He joined the company in September 2002 as Manager, Media & Artist Relations. He reports directly to Mr. Lennox.

In making this announcement, Randy Lennox, President & CEO of Universal Music Canada commented, “Tyson and his team have proven next to none in setting up press and handling artist relations in this country. A look at the magnificent Nelly Furtado press set up is a clear indicator of a fabulous team in action. I’m thrilled to see Tyson elevated to Vice President, Media & Artist Relations as he simply deserves it!”

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Universal Music Group is the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 75 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 Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, 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 Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division, and Universal Music Mobile.

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