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Mar 24, 2015, 09:00 ET

Universal Music Enterprises/Motown Celebrates the Artistry Of Marvin Gaye with Multi-Format Reissues

One of the most iconic singers of his generation, Marvin Gaye, "The Prince of Motown," would have been 76 years old on April 2 of this year....

Mar 24, 2015, 09:00 ET

Respect The Classics Celebrates The 20Th Anniversary Of The Film 'Friday' With The Vinyl Release Of Friday - 'Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'

 This year marks the 20th anniversary of the classic comedy Friday and on April 14, 2015, Respect The Classics celebrates the occasion with the...

Mar 23, 2015, 09:00 ET

UME To Reissue Selected Works Of Thin Lizzy On 180-Gram Vinyl

 Thin Lizzy is one of the most iconic and recognizable names in hard rock. The fiery Dublin band, led by the incomparable Phil Lynott, exploded...

Mar 17, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Universal Music Enterprises To Release Vinyl Box Set Of The Complete American Recordings Of Johnny Cash

 Considered to be one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Johnny Cash, the multi-platinum-selling country music legend,...

Mar 13, 2015, 09:00 ET

Tupac Shakur's Landmark Release 'Me Against The World' Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

 Me Against The World is considered one of the most influential rap albums of all-time and serves as an artistic milestone in Tupac Shakur's...

Feb 10, 2014, 09:02 ET
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY U.S. TOUR FEBRUARY 27-JULY 20.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)

George Thorogood & The Destroyers To Kick-Off 40th Anniversary National U.S. & Canadian Tour On February 27

 George Thorogood & The Destroyers will be kicking off their 40th Anniversary with a 2014 national U.S. and Canadian tour starting...

Jul 19, 2013, 07:03 ET

Universal Music Enterprises And Milyoni Announce Free Interactive Concert Of The Smashing Pumpkins' Iconic "The Aeroplane Flies High" On July 20

 Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and Milyoni, the leader in #SocialVideo, today announced a virtual concert-going experience featuring The...

Jul 03, 2012, 11:23 ET

Monster Invasion - Biggest Band In America -- KISS -- Announce New Album Monster In Stores October 15, Internationally, October 16 In North America

 Rock legends KISS return with Monster, the 20th studio album in their historic career, set for release on October 15 (October 16 in...

Jan 26, 2012, 11:30 ET

Blues Traveler Celebrates 25-Year Milestone With a 2-CD Retrospective Featuring All Their Hits Plus New Recording and Unreleased Rarities

Over the course of their illustrious 25-year career, Blues Traveler have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000...

Jan 17, 2012, 10:00 ET
Universal Music Enterprises New Iron Maiden Release EN VIVO! Tuesday, March 27, 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)

Universal Music Enterprises New Iron Maiden Release EN VIVO!

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is proud to announce the release of "EN VIVO!," a new live IRON MAIDEN Blu-ray™, 2-DVDSet and double...

Jan 10, 2012, 09:00 ET

UMe Celebrates the New Year with a Fresh Batch from the Highly Successfull ICON Series

 On January 10, 2012,  Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) celebrates the New Year with the latest set of releases in their highly...

Dec 06, 2011, 17:39 ET

Carl Thomas Returns With Highly Anticipated New Album "Conquer" in Stores Today

 The reviews are in and four years later Carl Thomas' new album shows critics he can still "Conquer" the music world. Grammy®...

Dec 05, 2011, 18:18 ET

HIP-O Records/UMe Proudly Announce the Release of Ringo Starr - Ringo 2012 on January 31, 2012

Ringo Starr's 17th solo studio record, and his second on HIP-O/UMe will be released on January 31, 2012 in the United States...

Nov 28, 2011, 07:00 ET

From The Sky Down - To be Released on Blu-ray and DVD

 Universal Music Enterprises -- From The Sky Down, a documentary film about the making of U2's Achtung Baby, will be released worldwide on...

Nov 14, 2011, 21:00 ET

Sting & @radical.media Launch the STING 25 App for iPad

Sting, in partnership with global transmedia company @radical.media, has launched STING 25. The expansive, dynamic app for iPad explores the life,...

Oct 31, 2011, 19:45 ET

Celebrate Black Friday With Limited Edition 10" Vinyl Releases From Soundgarden, Nirvana and Pete Townshend

Instead of dealing with the madness of holiday shopping crowds, UMe is offering music fans an alternative. On "Black Friday," November 25, 2011,...

Oct 25, 2011, 09:27 ET
Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!! Limited Edition Box Set Released December 6.  (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)

Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!! Limited Edition Box Set Released December 6

On December 6, 2011, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release the 3-disc (CD, DVD, 10" vinyl EP) live box set, Elvis Costello & the...

Oct 19, 2011, 15:40 ET

The Soggy Bottom Boys Reunite as O Brother, Where Art Thou? Turns 10

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the landmark film and soundtrack that sparked a cultural phenomenon. To this...

Oct 19, 2011, 09:00 ET

Legendary Etta James Retires With the Release of Her Final Studio Album The Dreamer on October 25

For over half a century, Etta James has all but defined the role of the quintessential rhythm & blues vocalist. She transcends all musical...

Oct 18, 2011, 16:25 ET

Rush to Release "Sectors" Three Box Sets Spanning Entire Mercury Records Era on November 21, 2011

With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart – are not...