Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) Celebrates Independent Music Stores With Exclusive 'Record Store Day' Releases

Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) Celebrates Independent Music Stores
                  With Exclusive 'Record Store Day' Releases

Bon Jovi, Imagine Dragons, The Rolling Stones, The Roots, and Swedish House
Mafia among the Special Offerings

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2013

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Universal Music Group Distribution
(UMGD), the award-winning sales, marketing and distribution arm of Universal
Music Group (UMG), will release exclusive titles from a wide array of artists
in celebration of 'Record Store Day.' The annual event, which takes place this
year on Saturday, April 20th, celebrates the importance and vitality of the
independent music store.

UMGD will be offering commercial pieces from dozens of top artists such as Bon
Jovi, Imagine Dragons, The Rolling Stones, and Swedish House Mafia. Other
exclusives include titles from The Animals, Ben Harper, Garbage, The Hold
Steady, New Found Glory, Placebo, Ringo Starr, Rob Zombie, The Roots, Sarah
Jarosz, Sigur Ros, Small Faces, Soundgarden, ZZ Ward, and many others.

Many independent retails favorites will be participating directly in Record
Store Day by performing at store locations, including All Time Low at Eides in
Pittsburgh, Talib Kweli at Zia in Las Vegas, Matt Costa at Earshot in Winston
NC, The Mowgli's at Silver Platters in Seattle, and many more throughout the
country.

'Record Store Day' began in 2007 as a celebration of the unique culture
surrounding independently owned records stores in the US, and hundreds of
similar stores internationally. On this day, independently-owned records
stores come together with artists and labels to celebrate music with special
releases and promotional products and events. Over 1000 stores are expected to
participate in the program in the US this year, with another 500 more
participating worldwide. Visithttp://www.recordstoreday.comfor further
details.

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

Contact: Grant Pavolka, Grant.Pavolka@umusic.com, 212-331-2562
 
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