Universal Music Group is a leader in the music industry in global sales. Its global operations encompass the development, marketing, sales and distribution of recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees in nearly 80 countries, representing approximately 98 percent of the music market. UMG s business also includes music publishing. Universal Music Group International is the division that manages the company s businesses in countries outside of North America. UMG s diverse family of record labels include Interscope, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Mercury Records, Universal Motown Records Group, Universal Music Classics Group, Universal Records South and Verve Music Group. Its array of music artists include Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi, Eminem, Melissa Etheridge, The Killers, Diana Krall, Ludacris, Reba McEntire, Pussycat Dolls, Lionel Richie, Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Stevie Wonder and Sting. Owning or administering more than 1 million copyrights, its Universal Music Publishing Group division is one of the largest music publishing businesses in the world with more than 50 offices in 40 countries. Universal Music Group maintains a location in New York.