UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP (UMG) NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 ONLINE MUSIC DESTINATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
Leads the Music Industry in Unique Monthly Visitors, According to comScore
New York, New York, May 15, 2009 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, continues to lead its competition as one of the country’s Top 10 online music destinations, according to new data just released by comScore, a recognized leader in measuring the digital world.
For April 2009, UMG ranked #8 in comScore’s Entertainment Music category, according to data from the comScore Media Metrix service. UMG’s online music properties include cutting-edge and dynamic artist-related web sites that feature premium audio and video product, compelling editorial content and news, and online shopping. Recently, UMG announced that it was working with YouTube, a Google subsidiary, to launch VEVO, a music and video entertainment service that will be a premium online music video hub for consumers, advertisers and content owners that blends UMG’s broad catalog of top artists and content with YouTube’s leading edge video technology and user community.
comScore’s Top 10 Entertainment Music category destinations for April also include such sites as AOL, MySpace Music, Yahoo, MTV Networks, ARTISTdirect, MSN Music, Jango, Imeem and Playlist.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry’s leading global music publishing operation.
Universal Music Group’s record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino, 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 includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalog 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, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division; and Helter Skelter, its live music agency.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.