Siri Music Enters Worldwide Distribution and Licensing Deal with Universal Motown Republic Group Subsidiary

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Stefani Vara's Storybook Diaries Will Be First Release Under New Deal

Federal/Universal Republic is a great operation and I'm certain that everyone there will work hard to ensure the success of our future releases.

Siri Music , the creative venture from producer/songwriter Chauncy Jackson has entered a worldwide distribution and licensing deal with Avery Lipman and Monte Lipman's brainchild, Federal Distribution via Universal Motown Republic Group.

"This deal will help us in our continuing effort to find talented artists in search of a label that will nurture their creativity," Jackson said. "I'm excited that Siri Music has found a new home and am privileged to be working with Avery and Monte."

Jackson also said that pop princess Stefani Vara's highly-anticipated debut, Storybook Diaries, will be the first album released under the multi-year deal. The disc will hit store shelves this May. "The team has been working extensively to come to the table with some of the most distinct and original ideas for exposure," he adds, "The disc contains a number of hit songs and we expect to support the set throughout 2008."

In the coming months, Siri Music plans to release music from Lillian Roberts, Okera, Sasha Nutgent, as well as the sophomore release from Siri Music's first artist Jeremiah. "The success of our promotional and marketing campaigns opened many doors for the label," Jackson added. "Federal/Universal Republic is a great operation and I'm certain that everyone there will work hard to ensure the success of our future releases."

"Siri Music has many surprises in store for the new year, including new signees," Jackson said. "I hear great music from unsigned bands and veteran artists daily, and I am looking forward to helping those deserving artists grow their fan bases."

About Siri Music:

Siri Music (http://www.sirimusic.com) is the latest venture from producer/songwriter Chauncy Jackson. Jackson is also behind the success of Groovevolt.com, Vain Magazine and Pronounc'd Creative. His production and songwriting (along with co-writer Kim "KC" Croft) credits include Tamia, Katherine McPhee and Jessica Simpson. The label is backed by a talented, experienced staff which has worked with many of the biggest names in the music industry (including Chris Brown, Rihanna, Cory Rooney, Heather Headley and Christina Aguilera). In addition, most of the upper-level management consists of musicians. This direct connection to the music creation process enables Siri Music to attract talented artists searching for a label that will nurture them creatively. The label's first release was Jeremiah's virtuoso debut, Chasing Forever, and, in the coming months, the label Music will release music from Stefani Vara, soprano Lillian Roberts, Okera, Sasha Nutgent, as well as a special benefit album.

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, 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, 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 Universal Music Mobile.

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