Nashville, TN (September 15, 2006) — Universal Music Group Nashville along with Co-Chairmen, Luke Lewis and James Stroud are pleased to announce the following promotions effective immediately:

Michael Deputato – is promoted to Vice President of New Media (formerly Director of New Media). Deputato reports directly to Ben Kline, Senior VP, Sales and Marketing.

Amber Williams – is promoted to Senior Director of Media and Artist Relations (formerly Director of Media and Artist Relations). Williams reports directly to Jason Owen, Sr. VP, Media, Artist Relations and Creative Services.

Jeff Stoltz – promoted to Senior Director of Sales Analysis (formerly Director of Sales). Stoltz reports directly to Ben Kline, Senior VP, Sales and Marketing.

EJ Bernas– promoted to Director of Regional Promotion Southwest for MCA Nashville (formerly Manager of Promotion Southwest). Bernas reports to Royce Risser, Vice President of National Promotion for MCA Nashville.

About Universal Music Group:

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.