Nashville, Tennessee, January 12, 2007 – Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted Brian Wright to Vice President of A&R, it was announced today by Luke Lewis, Chairman of Universal Music Group Nashville, to whom he will report.

Wright has been with the company for over six years, most recently in the position of Senior Director, A&R. During this time, he has worked with many of the company’s critically acclaimed, breakthrough artists including the multi-platinum selling band Sugarland, Gary Allan, Billy Currington, Julie Roberts and Lee Ann Womack. Wright performed A&R duties on Womack’s “There’s More Where That Came From,” recognized by the industry as her most distinguished album to date which garnered her the coveted CMA Album of the Year Award in 2005.

“Brian has been one of the forces behind the scenes here for quite some time.” said Lewis. “His love and knowledge of country music are evident in everything he does and we look forward to hearing more great music coming from his direction.”

Universal Music Group Nashville, comprised of Mercury, MCA Nashville and Lost Highway Records, is a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest leading music company with wholly-owned record operations or licensees in 75 countries around the world. 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.