Nashville, Tennessee, February 8, 2007 – Universal Music Nashville has promoted Karen Naff to Vice President of Creative Services for its Lost Highway, Mercury, and MCA Nashville labels. The announcement was made today by Jason Owen, Senior Vice President of Artist, Media Relations and Creative Services.

In her new role, Naff will oversee the creative department which includes album packaging, artist photo shoots and advertising layouts. During her career, she has worked on creative design with artists such as Shania Twain, Lucinda Williams, Trisha Yearwood, Julie Roberts, and Sugarland, among many others.

“Karen’s creativity and organized management has been an instrumental asset to our creative department,” stated Owen. “We are very pleased to acknowledge her dedication and hard work with this well-deserved promotion.”

Most recently, Naff served as Senior Director of Creative Services for Universal Music Nashville. She has been with UMG Nashville for the past 9 years. Prior to UMG Nashville, Naff was employed with Capricorn Records.

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.