Nashville, TN (December 7, 2007) – Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman, Luke Lewis and Royce Risser, Senior VP of Promotion, announce the following appointments and promotions effective immediately:

Damon Moberly– is promoted to Vice President of Promotion for Mercury Records Nashville (formerly Senior Director of Regional Promotion Southeast for Mercury Records Nashville). Moberly reports directly to Royce Risser, Senior Vice President of Promotion, UMG Nashville.

Bruce Shindler – is appointed to Vice President of Promotion for MCA Nashville (formerly VP of National Promotion for Mercury Nashville). Shindler reports directly to Royce Risser, Senior Vice President of Promotion, UMG Nashville.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 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 Label 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, Universal Records South 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.