Friday, January 18, 2008

The Rolling Stones & Universal Music Link for 'Shine A Light' Soundtrack

18 Jan 2008 04:02 Africa/Lagos

The Rolling Stones & Universal Music Link for 'Shine A Light' Soundtrack

London, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ --

The Rolling Stones and Universal Music Group (UMG) are delighted to announce they have signed an exclusive worldwide recording agreement for the group's next album due for release in March 2008.

The one album deal is for the soundtrack CD from director Martin Scorsese's film 'Shine A Light'. The movie, set for cinema release in April 2008, was shot at The Rolling Stones' acclaimed performance at New York's Beacon Theatre in the autumn of 2006. With special guests Buddy Guy, White Stripes' Jack White and Christine Aguilera joining the Stones onstage, the Oscar-winning director captures an extraordinary performance from the band. The film also integrates rarely seen archival footage of the Stones in a unique cinema experience.

A spokesman for The Rolling Stones said, "The band are looking forward to working with Universal Music and are excited about this new venture."

This new deal for the Rolling Stones comes on the back of their record breaking A Bigger Bang World Tour which ended in triumph at London's O2 Arena in August 2007.

The 'Shine A Light' soundtrack will receive a physical and digital release across Universal Music's labels around the world. It will be released in the US by Interscope Records.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world's largest 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 Grammophon, Emarcy, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Republic 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.

Source: Universal Music Group

CONTACT: Dennis Dennehy, +1-310-865-7934, for Interscope Records; or
Fran Curtis of Rogers & Cowan, +1-212-445-8423, for The Rolling Stones

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