Universal Music Group and Stingray Digital Sign Comprehensive Content
MONTREAL and NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013
MONTREAL and NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Universal Music Group
and Stingray Digital, a worldwide leading provider of multiplatform music
services, have signed a content agreement that will give Stingray Digital
access to Universal Music Group's (UMG) library of music and concert videos.
This content will appear across the range of Stingray's products on a
worldwide basis, on Digital Cable, IPTV, mobile, web and TV-Everywhere
"We are very pleased to have concluded this agreement with Universal Music
Group," stated Eric Boyko, President and CEO of Stingray Digital. "Content of
this caliber and from such important artists as those represented by UMG are
critical to our various music services. This deal also reflects the importance
of our distribution and broadcast channels to UMG's artists," Boyko concluded.
"It's very important to UMG to provide various platforms through which
consumers are exposed to music," said Bill Campbell, Senior Vice President,
Global Digital Business, UMG. "Stingray's properties are proven avenues of
discovery and we're thrilled to partner with a company that has such a wide
The Universal Music Group's library includes thousands of music videos and
concerts from top artists such as Lady Gaga, U2, Robin Thicke, The Black Eyed
Peas, Kanye West, Bon Jovi and Jay-Z. Stingray will also be able to offer
local content from artists in specific countries across Europe and elsewhere
where their services are available. Universal Music Group represents the
largest share of the global music market, with label subsidiaries including
Island, Decca, Virgin EMI, Capitol, Interscope, and Island Def Jam.
This content will be offered to the 40 million existing and future customers
of the Galaxie Music Videos on Demand service and ConcertTV on video on demand
in the US, in Canada, and throughout Europe. The agreement includes rights for
multiple territories, and is for all platforms including TV and VOD.
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 labels include A&M/Octone, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue
Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records
Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa,
Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope
Records, Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury
Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records,
Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI 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.
About Stingray Digital Group
Stingray Digital is the leading multi-platform music service provider in the
world, with more than 75 million subscribers in 71 different countries. Our
oGalaxie, the leading digital music service on TV in Canada and in the US
oThe KARAOKE Channel, the world's largest licensed karaoke library and
karaoke service on TV and Internet (www.thekaraokechannel.com);
oMusic Choice Europe, the leading digital music service on TV in Europe and
oConcert TV, a video-on-demand service distributed to 45 million homes in
the US, in Canada and in Europe (www.concerttv.com);
oStingray360, a leader in sensorial marketing solutions for business
oStingray Music, music licensing for film, television, advertising and
Stingray Digital is majority-owned by Telesystem, Novacap and Boyko Investment
Corporation. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the company has 200 employees
in offices across Canada and additional offices in Los Angeles and London,
England. For more information, visit www.stingraydigital.com.
For more information, contact:
Gary Pelletier, Vice-president, Marketing Sophie Roy
Stingray Digital Cohn & Wolfe
SOURCE Stingray Digital
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