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Universal Music Group Pacts With SendMe Mobile
Jan 08, 2008 (10:01 AM EST)
NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, and SendMe, Inc., the premier mobile media company, today announced a licensing agreement whereby UMG's extensive catalog of chart-topping hit songs would be made available to members of SendMeMobile.com. For the first time, SendMe members would have access to music from such superstars as 50 Cent, Daddy Yankee, Fallout Boy, Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Kanye West, Rihanna and U2, among thousands of others.
"We're thrilled to be working with SendMe," stated Rio Caraeff, Executive Vice President of eLabs, Universal Music Group. "The company has created a unique mobile media platform that provides fans an exciting way to discover and enjoy music wherever and whenever they want."
"Breaking unprecedented ground in the digital arena and supporting some of the newest and hottest labels around the world, SendMe is giving fans another reason to jump aboard," added Russell Klein, co-founder and CEO of SendMe. "The quality of content offered by Universal builds on our goal of offering our members the finest and widest selection of ringtones, wallpapers, games, and other mobile-ready content that they can take with them anytime, anywhere."
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the world's leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's largest global music publishing operation.
Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca, Deutsche Gramophone, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group, Universal South Records and Verve Music Group, 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 catalog of music in the industry, which 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 eLabs, a new media and technologies division, and Global Digital Initiatives.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.
SendMe, Inc. turns any mobile phone into a portable playground. As the premier mobile media company, SendMe's family of destination sites lets you take the fun from the Web to your mobile phone with the broadest and best content, entertainment and community out there. SendMe's three properties -- SendMeMobile.com, SoLow.com and mbuzzy.com -- deliver content from today's pop culture sensations, niche independent creations, stuff from our own community, and one-of-a-kind mobile games that will keep you coming back for more. So whether you're looking for new ways to show your personal style, eager for some mobile gaming excitement, or trying to stay connected to the people and things you love most, SendMe brings it all to you -- how you want it, when you want it. Founded in 2006 by three veteran online and mobile entrepreneurs, SendMe is funded by Spark Capital and True Ventures.
Contact: Maria Ho Meg O'Leary Universal Music Group InkHouse (for SendMe) 212-331-2569 781-916-9090 ext. 802 Maria.Ho-Burge@umusic.com
CONTACT: Maria Ho of Universal Music Group, +1-212-331-2569, Maria.Ho-Burge@umusic.com; or Meg O'Leary of InkHouse, +1-781-916-9090,ext. 802, , for SendMe