Universal Music Group And Frank Sinatra Enterprises Announce Global Licensing Initiative For The Legendary Entertainer's Reprise

Universal Music Group And Frank Sinatra Enterprises Announce Global Licensing
          Initiative For The Legendary Entertainer's Reprise Catalog

Sinatra's Capitol Records and Reprise Records Repertoire United For The First
Time With New "Signature Sinatra" Imprint

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group (UMG), the
world's leading music company, has licensed global audio catalog rights to
Frank Sinatra's timeless Reprise recordings from Frank Sinatra Enterprises
(FSE). The multi-year agreement unites Sinatra's classic Capitol albums from
the 1950's with his signature Reprise albums from the 1960's for the first
time, creating unprecedented opportunities for new releases. The deal further
expands the existing relationship between FSE and UMG, which first licensed
the international rights to the Reprise catalog in 2009.

The agreement enables the release of a broad range of Sinatra titles under a
new "Signature Sinatra" imprint, which will be backed by marketing initiatives
building toward the hundredth anniversary of Sinatra's birth in 2015.UMG,
which is already home to Sinatra's critically acclaimed concept albums from
his Capitol years (including "In The Wee Small Hours," "Swing Easy!" and "Come
Fly With Me"), will now represent Sinatra's recordings on Reprise Records, a
catalog that includes such popular-culture milestones as "Strangers In The
Night," "That's Life," "Theme From New York, New York," "It Was A Very Good
Year" and "My Way."

"Frank Sinatra's music is iconic and enduring, and we are honored to be
selected to build on our success working with FSE and the Sinatra family with
exciting and innovative products marking the centennial celebration under a
new 'Signature Sinatra' imprint worthy of his rich legacy," said Lucian
Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG.

"The Sinatra sound appeals to the broadest range of music lovers in every
corner of the world, spanning generations," said Max Hole, Chairman and CEO of
UMG International. "By combining the Reprise and Capitol collections for the
first time ever, this expanded relationship not only offers opportunities to
create a whole new slate of offerings but also will keep the 'Chairman of the
Board's' great legacy shining bright."

"We today approach the Sinatra Centennial with an opportunity to showcase our
father's prodigious body of work to a world of new and loyal fans," stated
Nancy, Frank, and Tina Sinatra.

"This new arrangement will allow FSE to present Sinatra's music in a
coordinated and consistent manner, and enable more cohesive catalog
initiatives, at a time when access to music is ubiquitous and more
instantaneous than ever before," added Robert Finkelstein, Co-Chairman of
Frank SinatraEnterprises.

One of the most important pop culture figures of the 20th century, Frank
Sinatra's career spanned many disciplines. As a recording artist, actor,
cabaret and concert star, radio, film and television personality, and
occasional producer, director and conductor, Frank Sinatra's achievements
earned him three Oscars, two Golden Globes, 10 personal Grammys (and a total
of 21 including those for his albums), an Emmy, a Cecil B. DeMille Award, and
a Peabody. One of the most prestigious awards Sinatra received was the Jean
Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Motion Picture Society of America. This
award, presented only a few times in the Academy's history, is given to an
"individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have
brought credit to the industry." Sinatra's charitable legacy is legendary. His
pioneering fight against prejudice is one of the important facets that shaped
his life from childhood on the streets of Hoboken, New Jersey. His short film,
"The House I Live In" received a special Oscar in 1945.

Throughout his 60-year career, "Ol' Blue Eyes" demonstrated a remarkable
ability to thrive in changing times, moving deftly from the swing era to the
rock-and-roll era. He performed on more than 1,400 recordings, was awarded 31
gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by
the Recording Industry Association of America. He also appeared in 58 films,
and produced eight motion pictures. Frank Sinatra was awarded Lifetime
Achievement Awards from the Grammys, The Screen Actors Guild, The Kennedy
Center and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP), as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional
Gold Medal, and remains a legend and inspiration to thousands for his
contributions to culture and the arts.

Frank Sinatra began the golden age in which American popular music became a
universal language and this extraordinary creative genius is its most
articulate spokesman worldwide. Sinatra's contribution to our life and times
extends far beyond his music, to embrace an exuberance, a zest for life, a
sense of style and a glorious self-confidence that define, for all time, what
it meant to be young at heart and have the world on a string.His spirit and
vision continue to be defined by the wisdom and insight from the legacy of
work he left behind.

A special "Signature Sinatra" promotional video can be accessed through this
link: http://umusic.ly/SignatureSinatra.

About Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE)

Frank Sinatra Enterprises is a joint venture between the Sinatra family and
Warner Music Group. FSE owns Sinatra's recordings from the Reprise era as well
as a treasure trove of films, television specials and unreleased footage,
photos and audio recordings, which collectively represent one of the foremost
bodies of artistic work of the modern era. FSE also owns and manages
Sinatra's name and likeness rights and represents the artist's rights to the
Columbia and Capitol catalogues. FSE pursues innovative new product and
venture opportunities with respect to the legendary entertainer's name and
likeness, as well as Sinatra's audio and visual recordings. (www.sinatra.com)

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.

SOURCE Universal Music Group

Contact: UME, Sujata Murthy, 310 865 7812, sujata.murthy@umusic.com, or Megan
McLean, 310 865 9804, megan.mclean@umusic.com; or Frank Sinatra Enterprises,
Lellie Capwell, LPC Media, 818 384-1180, lellie@lpc-media.com
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