Evolve Music Group Announces Company Formation

                Evolve Music Group Announces Company Formation

SIGNS WORLDWIDE AGREEMENT WITH CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitol Music Group (CMG) has
signed a multi-year, worldwide agreement with the newly-formed Evolve Music
Group (EMG) that establishes a partnership between the companies to create,
market and promote a slate of releases overseen by EMG Chairman and CEO Rodney
Jerkins and his executive team. The multi-Grammy Award-winning producer,
songwriter and music executive will base Evolve's operations at CMG's iconic
Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. The announcement was made today by Jerkins
and CMG Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett.

Barnett commented, "Rodney is a highly-respected and multi-faceted talent;
he's a great producer and songwriter, of course, but he also possesses a keen
eye for talent and a great vision for what he wants to accomplish with
Evolve. Everyone within CMG is excited about Rodney and his team joining our
family, and we're all going to accomplish great things together."

According to Jerkins, "I'm excited for this partnership, and am confident that
Evolve Music Group will play a major role in the future of our industry. Steve
Barnett is a great visionary and has incredible instincts for our business and
culture. I'm looking forward to evolving musically and creatively here at
Capitol."

Initial Evolve artists include soul chanteuse Keta, R&B/Pop artist Evan Ross
and YouTube sensation Sara Forsberg. The company will also sign and develop
artists in the spiritual music genres through its Evolve Inspirational imprint
that will be distributed through CMG's Nashville-based Capitol Christian Music
Group. The first artists signed to Evolve Inspirational include Joy Enriquez
and Tim Bowman, Jr.

About Capitol Music Group

Capitol Music Group (CMG) is comprised of Capitol Records, Virgin Records,
Blue Note Records, Astralwerks, Harvest Records, Capital Christian Music
Group, Priority Records, Atom Factory, Electromagnetic Recordings and Evolve
Music Group, as well as Capitol Studios and the company's independent label
services and distribution division, Caroline. Capitol Music Group is based in
Hollywood, California in the iconic Capitol Records Tower.

Artists that record for CMG labels include:Katy Perry, The Beatles, Jennifer
Lopez, Sam Smith, Norah Jones, Elton John,Beck, Aaron Neville, Capital
Cities, Alice in Chains, Rod Stewart, Robert Glasper, Ryan Adams,tobyMac,
Amos Lee, The Decemberists, Joe Lovano,Sky Ferreira, Rosanne Cash, Chris
Tomlin,Anita Baker,Naughty Boy, Van Morrison,Don Henley, Bob Seger and The
Beach Boys, among many others, and, for the U.S.:Emeli Sande', Bastille and
Deadmau5. 

Capitol Music Group is a division of Universal Music Group, which is a fully
owned subsidiary of Vivendi.





SOURCE Universal Music Group

Website: http://www.universalmusic.com
Contact: Larry Jenkins, LJ Entertainment, Jenkins@ljentertainment.com,
310-820-1199; or Maria Ho-Burge, Maria.Ho-Burge@umusic.com, 212 331 2569
 
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