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Universal Music TV
UMTV.png
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 1998
Genre Various
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location London
Official Website www.umtv.co.uk

Universal Music TV (often abbreviated as UMTV) is a London-based record label that was formed in 1998. Owned by Universal Music Group, UMTV specialises in producing compilation albums and occasional single releases. It was founded when Seagram acquired PolyGram and merged the company's record labels under the same umbrella, replacing the PolyGram TV label.[1]

UMTV is currently one of the leading compilations companies with every release receiving extensive TV advertising. Joint venture compilations include Clubland, The Kiss Presents Series, Kerrang!, MTV Unplugged, Floorfillers, Steve Wright Sunday Love Songs, Virgin Radio, Capital Gold and many more. UMTV has also had success with catalogue campaigns including The Shadows, Status Quo, Tony Christie, Barry White, Sam Cooke and Engelbert Humperdinck.

A small number of individual artists were signed or transferred to this label in the early 2000s. These included Malachi Cush, Alistair Griffin and Sam and Mark. None of these currently retains their contract. Recent signings include Italian singer Patrizio Buanne, Gareth Gates and Peter Grant, a 17 year old singer from Leeds, whose debut album of easy listening covers New Vintage was released in August 2006.

In 2007, UMTV launched the imprint "The Universal Music Record Label" (UMRL). UMTV is also associated with sister labels Globe Records, Family Recordings and Manifesto Records.

See also

References

  1. ^ "About UMTV". Universal Music TV. http://www.umtv.co.uk/about.php. Retrieved 2008-12-06.  

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