SANTA MONICA, CA- September 6, 2005 – For the third consecutive year for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), Universal Music Special Markets has created the Songs For Life free-with-purchase CD for the Albertsons Family of Stores. With the program in its sixth overall year, Songs For Life – Vol. VI – Together We Will Find A Cure, featuring popular songs from major superstars such as Elton John, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Bryan Adams, Vanessa Williams, Natalie Cole and Mariah Carey, will be available from September 25 – October 31, 2005, or until supplies last.

Said Kathy Hale, Sr. VP, Universal Music Special Markets: “We applaud the Albertsons Family of Stores for its efforts in the cause of fighting breast cancer and we particularly enjoy being able to work with Albertsons on a continuing basis. We also would like to thank our artists who have contributed their work. As the CD’s title says–together we will find a cure.”

Supporting partners and their participating brands include Kimberly-Clark (Huggies, Scott Towels, Kleenex, Kotex), Pfizer (Listerine, Lubriderm, Benadryl, Sudafed, Visine), Clorox, and Newman’s Own Salad Dressing. Albertsons will also once again make a $100,000 donation to breast cancer research, bringing its total donation to the program to date to $500,000.

Consumers receive their free Songs For Life CD by purchasing three participating brand products from any Albertsons, Sav-on, Jewel-Osco, Osco Drug, Shaws or ACME Market and then mailing the register receipt with a completed Songs For Life Free Music CD request form available at the Songs For Life display in any of the Albertsons Family of Stores nationwide. For more information or to get an official request form, go to

The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) program is dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer issues, especially the importance of early detection of breast cancer through screening mammography, clinical breast examination, and, for women 20 years of age and older, breast self-examination.

Universal Music Special Markets

Universal Music Special Markets, a division of Universal Music Enterprises, is responsible for maximizing catalog repertoire opportunities through non-traditional, alternative and ancillary channels as well as audio licensing, premium/custom sales and budget releases.

UMe represents the largest catalog in the U.S. of recorded music with recordings from the world’s greatest artists. Among the legendary artists are ABBA, Aerosmith, Louis Armstrong, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Carpenters, Eric Clapton, Patsy Cline, John Coltrane, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Four Tops, Judy Garland, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly, Jackson 5, The Mamas & The Papas, Bob Marley, Bill Monroe, Van Morrison, Nirvana, The Police, Smokey Robinson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart, The Supremes, The Temptations, Conway Twitty, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, and The Who.

UMe is a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 71 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 Record Company, Deutsche Grammophon, DreamWorks Records, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor, 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.

Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.