TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Mood Media Corporation (ISIN:
CA61534J1057) (TSX:MM / LSE AIM:MM), a global leader in designing
in-store consumer experiences, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the
world's leading music company, have entered into a multi-year agreement
that will enable the companies to develop new music offerings across
the range of Mood's music services and for Mood Media to provide UMG's
artists with marketing and promotional support on Mood's
industry-leading entertainment platforms.
"This new partnership with UMG is a landmark agreement in the in-store
consumer experience space and represents an entirely new level of
alliance for our two companies now and into the future," said Lorne
Abony, Chairman and CEO of Mood Media. "It represents a new level of
collaboration where we will work closely with UMG's talented team and
their unparalleled catalog of artists and labels to create distinctive
events, promotions and new music services that captivate consumers at
retail and at the point of sale. This is a demonstration of our ongoing
commitment to deliver innovative new solutions in partnership with the
world's leading brands."
Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group said, "We're
pleased to be working with Lorne and his team and look forward to
giving our artists increased exposure on Mood's platform."
Bruce Resnikoff, President and CEO of Universal Music Enterprises said,
"Our agreement with Mood enables us to partner with a global leader in
providing in-store consumer experiences and furthers our mission of
exploring new ways for our artists to reach the widest possible
audience. We look forward to working with Mood in creating unique
music experiences that fans will enjoy."
The agreement will enable Mood Media to offer its clients music from
UMG's industry leading labels including 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. The agreement also supports the creation of
new music solutions across the full portfolio of Mood services such as
integrated in-store events and new music channels.
About Mood Media Corporation
Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM), is one of the world's
largest designers of in-store consumer experiences, including audio,
visual, interactive, scent, voice and advertising solutions. Mood
Media's solutions reach over 150 million consumers each day through
570,000 subscriber locations in over 40 countries throughout North
America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Mood Media Corporation's client base includes more than 850 U.S. and
international brands in diverse market sectors that include: retail,
from fashion to financial services; hospitality, from hotels to health
spas; and food retail, including restaurants, bars, quick-serve and
fast casual dining. Our marketing platforms include 77% of the top 100
retailers in the United States and 100% of the top 50 quick-serve and
fast-casual restaurant companies.
For further information about Mood Media, please visit www.moodmedia.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
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: Mood Media Corporation
For further information:
Mood Media Corporation
Tel: +1 (416) 565 9295
Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited
+44 020 7886 2500
North America Media Inquiries
Mood Media Corporation
Director of Communications
Tel: +1 (803) 242 9147
Universal Music Group
Tel: (212) 331 2569