Warner Music Group Urges Voters To Make Their Voices Heard

09/29/04

WMG Labels & Artists Launch Non-Partisan Campaign Encouraging Music Fans To Vote on Nov. 2nd

Warner Music Group announced today a new, multi-faceted voter-awareness campaign designed to encourage music consumers to participate in the electoral process and vote this November.

The non-partisan initiative includes an array of elements designed to encourage voter turnout during this critical period just before the general election. For example, from now until Election Day, Nov. 2, 2004, the company will affix a special sticker to millions of new Warner Music Group CDs and DVDs urging consumers to make their voices heard in the upcoming election. Noted on the sticker is a special web site-http://vote.wmg.com-with links to a variety of political and voter-information web sites.

Other elements of the campaign include:

-WMG's wholly owned and affiliate U.S. label web sites will feature buttons linking visitors to the vote.wmg.com site. In addition, many of WMG's artists will feature links to vote.wmg.com on their sites.

-WMG's wholly owned and affiliate U.S. label web sites will feature buttons linking visitors to the vote.wmg.com site. In addition, many of WMG's artists will feature links to vote.wmg.com on their sites.

-Inclusion of "Vote" message in outbound promotional emails

-"Vote" message added to television and radio advertising

-"Vote" message used in street team and grass-roots marketing and promotional materials

In making the announcement, Lyor Cohen, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Recorded Music for Warner Music Group said, "As a new voter myself who regrettably hasn't been diligent about exercising my own right to vote, I've come to appreciate the importance of actively participating in the political process. This non-partisan initiative is an outgrowth not only of my new appreciation, but also of the passion that many of our artists and employees share about encouraging people to vote. As the only American-owned major music company, Warner Music Group is proud that our labels and artists will be leveraging their visibility in the coming weeks to music fans, encouraging them to make their voices heard on Nov. 2, regardless of political affiliation or candidate preference."

About Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group, with its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, is the world's largest privately held independent music company. The company is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Atlantic, Elektra, Lava, Maverick, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word. Warner Music International, a leading company in national and international repertoire operates through 37 affiliates and numerous licensees in more than 50 countries. Warner Music Group also includes Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide. For more information about Warner Music Group, visit our corporate web site at www.wmg.com.