MONTREAL, Sept. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Unidisc Music, Quebec's foremost
independent music company and DEP Distribution Exclusive Ltée (DEP) are
delighted to announce that they have entered into a fully integrated
strategic partnership along with Universal Music Canada (UMC), the
country's leading music company. The new partnership sees Unidisc
acquire significant equity in DEP. The announcement was made today by
George Cucuzzella, President of Unidisc Music Inc., Maurice Courtois,
President and Founder of DEP Distribution Exclusive Ltée and Randy
Lennox, President & CEO, Universal Music Canada.
"George Cucuzzella has built Unidisc into a forward thinking and
successful music company and we are thrilled to be working alongside his
entire team," commented Lennox. "This partnership between our companies
will continue to strengthen Universal's commitment to the Quebec
marketplace and will allow Unidisc and DEP to fully benefit from this
Unidisc is best know for its vast master and publishing catalogues
and distribution facilities. Unidisc Music is one of Canada's largest
independent record labels and is based out of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, a
suburb of Montreal.
Said Cucuzzella: "We are extremely proud to be associated with
Universal Music Canada, in our plan to provide renewed energy and an
opportunity of continued growth of DEP. Through this new partnership,
we intend to strengthen DEP's position as a market leader by adding to
their standards of quality and instilling increased levels of
DEP, one of the leading CD and DVD distributors in Quebec, has been
established in Montreal since 1996. With sales of close to $400 million
since its founding, the company has positioned itself strongly in the
market by signing major agreements with high-profile partners. It has
also won three Félix awards as Distributor of the Year.
Added Courtois: "George Cucuzzella has been a long-time leading force
in our industry and I'm thrilled that DEP, along with Universal Music
Canada has partnered with Unidisc. With George's expertise and vision
combined with the leadership of Randy Lennox and the Universal team, DEP
will continue to thrive for many years to come by offering artists a
unique environment from which to succeed both domestically and
About Unidisc Music Inc.
Unidisc Music founded in the 70's, is a diversified music company with
interests in music publishing, copyright and distribution. Their head
office is located in Pointe Claire Quebec.
DEP Distribution Exclusive Ltée was founded in 1996 and is a Montreal
based distribution and marketing company of entertainment products.
Their head office is in Montreal.
About Universal Music Canada
Universal Music Canada, a unit of Universal Music Group, is Canada's
leading music organization. For further information on Universal Music
Canada, please visit cr="true" href="http://www.getmusic.ca">www.getmusic.ca
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