Universal Music TV
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|Universal Music TV|
|Parent company||Universal Music Group|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
Universal Music TV (UMTV) is a London-based record label formed in 1998, and 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.
Every UMTV release receives extensive TV advertising. Joint venture compilations include Clubland, the Kiss Presents series, Kerrang!, MTV Unplugged, Floorfillers, Steve Wright Sunday Love Songs, Virgin Radio, Dreamboats & Petticoats, Capital Gold and the Motown albums.
A small number of individual artists were signed or transferred to this label in the early 2000s, including Malachi Cush, Alistair Griffin and Sam and Mark. None of these currently retain their contract.
In 2016, UMTV relaunched as "Universal Music On Demand".
- "About UMTV". Universal Music TV. Retrieved 6 December 2008.
- "Universal's UMTV division becomes UMOD as part of major re-launch". www.musicweek.com.