Universal Music Enterprises
|Headquarters||Santa Monica, California, United States|
|Parent||Universal Music Group|
Universal Music Enterprises (UME, stylized as UMe) is the catalogue division of Universal Music Group. It includes Hip-O Records, Universal Chronicles, and UM3 or UMC (which is the international division of the company). Under various divisions, it reissues many classic albums from the UMG back catalogue, and also various compilation albums, including series such as the 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection and Icon budget lines and the 2-disc Gold compilations. It also released Billy Ray Cyrus's album Wanna Be Your Joe and re-released John Cougar Mellencamp's American Fool and Tom Petty's Greatest Hits. In 2012, UMe took over distribution of Frank Zappa's recorded music catalogue.
In 2017, Styx signed with UMe for its latest album, The Mission. Later that same year, Universal announced the formation of Urban Legends, a new catalogue division, which focuses on reissues of said urban music releases.
- Morris, Chris (11 June 2012). "UMG sets Frank Zappa re-releases". Variety.com. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
- "Universal Music Enterprises Launches Urban Legends Imprint To Represent Top Tier Urban Catalog Music". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
- "UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES LAUNCHES URBAN LEGENDS IMPRINT TO REPRESENT TOP TIER URBAN CATALOG MUSIC - UMG". Universalmusic.com. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2018.