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Sara Connally Appointed V.P. at Island Def Jam

June 3, 2013

YellowBrix

Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam & Republic Records Label Group today announced the appointment of Sara Connally to Vice President, Film & Television. Connally will work across the entire East Coast Labels Group to serve recording artists by strategically developing new opportunities in film and television. Her primary focus will be working directly with Ad Agencies and Trailer houses to procure music placements for the label group's artists. Based in Los Angeles, Connally will report to Cynthia Sexton, Executive Vice President, Brand Partnerships & Licensing Group, Island Def Jam & Republic Records Label Group.

"Sara possesses a talent for identifying the right music for the right situation as well as the tenacity to take it across the finish line to get it placed," said Sexton. "With her broad experience, our operations will be streamlined and well connected, enabling us to generate even more significant opportunities for our artists."

"I'm excited to be working with such a talented group of artists and with such a wide variety of music," commented Connally. "Identifying clients synch needs and the collaborative effort with artist and label executives to get just the right fit is an energizing and rewarding process. I'm thrilled to be working with someone of Cynthia's caliber in growing the department."

Connally has worked in the Film & TV Music business for over seven years on both the record label and publishing side. Prior to her newly appointed role at Island Def Jam and Republic Records Label Groups, she worked at EMI Music Group, Universal Music Enterprises, Bug Music, and, most recently, BMG/Chrysalis with the responsibility of procuring synch placements for various artists and songwriters.

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 operations worldwide.

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 Universal Music Group

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