To Showcase Artists, Songwriters and Catalog

Los Angeles, CA (July 23, 2002) – Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), the world’s leading music publishing company, has unveiled a new website – www.universalmusicpublishing.com – geared to showcase highlights of the company’s rich song catalog and international talent roster of leading recording artists and songwriters. A new tool for the entertainment industry, the website features hundreds of spotlight pages, which offer biographies, audio and video clips, links to labels and artists sites, as well as licensing information.

“We are excited to offer this promotional site as a creative and informative resource tool for our clients, partners, and for music professionals who license music. It is part of UMPG’s ongoing commitment to aggressively market our writers and catalog in new and innovative ways, ” said David Renzer, Worldwide President, Universal Music Publishing Group.

From Dizzie Gillespie to Steppenwolf to Elton John, the website’s fast, interactive Catalog History Flash Timeline is a first of its kind among major publishers and highlights the works created or recorded by some of the most famous artists and songwriters of the 20th Century. Zooming through a colorful montage of artist images, the user can trigger audio clips and pop-up spotlights, which offer song lists, the history of the UMPG catalog, and writer biographies.

With a visually compelling design and simple functionality, www.UniversalMusicPublishing.com also provides easy access to news, information on the company’s global services (including global administration, sub-publishing, creative, marketing, and licensing), and sheet music/folio sales, plus it serves as a portal to UMPG’s 50+ offices worldwide.

Mr. Renzer also announced the website will soon be complemented by UMPG’s forthcoming online licensing/search engine – SynchExpress.com – which is currently in development for launch this winter.