Will Tanous Named Executive Vice President & Head of Global Communications for Universal Music Group

Will Tanous Named Executive Vice President & Head of Global Communications for
                            Universal Music Group

PR Newswire

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 1, 2013

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Universal Music Group
(UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today the appointment of
Will Tanous as executive vice president and head of global communications,
effective April 15, 2013. In this newly created position, Tanous will be
responsible for managing the company's worldwide internal and external
communications and social responsibility. He will also supervise the
interaction and coordination of the communications functions of UMG's
operating companies in more than 60 countries, and play an integral role in
shaping and communicating the company's business strategy. Tanous will report
to UMG Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Lucian Grainge and will be based at
the company's headquarters in Santa Monica, California.

In making the announcement, Grainge said, "Will is widely recognized for
having been a trusted strategic advisor to many CEOs in the media industry.
He has a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges related to
the intersection of entertainment and technology, and as such, joins UMG at an
important time in the evolution of our company. I'm looking forward to
working closely with Will as we continue to lead the industry's transformation
and strengthen UMG's standing as the most dynamic and innovative home for the
world's greatest recording artists and songwriters."

"I'd also like to thank Peter LoFrumento for his years of dedicated service to
UMG," said Grainge.

The company wishes him all the best as he moves on to another opportunity.

Tanous joins UMG from Warner Music Group where he most recently served as
Executive Vice President of Communications & Marketing. Since joining WMG in
1993, Tanous has served in a variety of positions responsible for that
company's communications, investor relations, corporate marketing and
branding, social responsibility and event efforts. He holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations
in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing
Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide.
Universal Music Group's record labels include A&M/Octone, Angel, Astralwerks,
Blue Note, Capitol Records, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon,
Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Interscope Records, I.R.S., Island
Records, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville,
Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic
Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group and Virgin Records, 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 catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100
years of the world's most popular artists and their recordings. UMG's
catalogue 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 Global Digital Business, its new
media and technologies division and Bravado, its merchandising company.

Universal Music Group is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi.

SOURCE Universal Music Group

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