UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP DISTRIBUTION CELEBRATES INDEPENDENT MUSIC STORES WITH EXCLUSIVE ‘RECORD STORE DAY’ RELEASES
Katy Perry, Nirvana, Public Enemy, Sam Cooke, Soundgarden and Tame Impala
among the Special Offerings
SANTA MONICA, April 16, 2014 – Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), the sales, marketing and distribution arm of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, will release exclusive vinyl titles from a wide array of artists in celebration of Record Store Day. The annual event, which takes place this year on Saturday, April 19th, celebrates the importance and vitality of the independent music store.
UMGD will be offering releases from dozens of top artists, including Childish Gambino, Five Finger Death Punch, Jake Bugg, Katy Perry, Sky Ferreira and Tame Impala, as well as exclusive titles from such legendary artists as Nirvana, Public Enemy, Soundgarden and Sam Cooke.
Moreover, a number of artists will be participating directly in Record Store Day with in-store appearances, including G. Love at Record Breakers in Chicago, Ghost BC at Reckless Records in Chicago, Little Dragon at Amoeba in Los Angeles, Phillip Phillips at Rasputin in Berkeley, Taking Back Sunday and The Used at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and many more throughout the country.
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. On this day, independently-owned records stores come together with artists and labels to celebrate music with special releases and promotional products and events. For further details, visit http://www.recordstoreday.com for a full list of Record Store Day releases and participating stores.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s premier music publishing operations worldwide.
Universal Music Group’s labels include A&M Records, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, 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 catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalogue 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 Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division and Bravado, its merchandising company.
Universal Music Group is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi.